Period
to 8 August 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 3 20
Rank change year-on-year -2 +17 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 99 64
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 17.12% 20.29% 7.80%
As % of the Vendors category 34.25% 52.38% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 78 56
Median daily rate £257 £353 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.09% -7.54% +27.08%
10th Percentile £168 £200 £250
90th Percentile £429 £525 £538
East Midlands median daily rate £264 £366 £350
% change year-on-year -27.77% +4.43% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Median hourly rate £16.44 £12.50 £13.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.52% -4.76% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.45 £10.54
90th Percentile £52.26 £14.94 £37.60
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.24 £13.69 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.63% -11.68% +14.41%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Northamptonshire.

All Vendors
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 73 189 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 50.00% 38.73% 34.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 132 179
Median daily rate £314 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £165 £213 £283
90th Percentile £475 £500 £563
East Midlands median daily rate £393 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -1.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
Median hourly rate £32.30 £14.00 £13.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.68% +6.67% +22.09%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.65 £10.54
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.64 £37.60
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.26 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.46% -8.00% +9.15%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Northamptonshire.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Northamptonshire.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 8 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -3 19 £250 -33.33% 21
Kettering -1 4 £298 -33.89% 8
Wellingborough +5 1 £325 - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) .NET
2 8 (32.00%) C#
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (28.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (28.00%) Unit Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Office 365
4 6 (24.00%) SCCM
4 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (24.00%) HP
5 5 (20.00%) ITIL
5 5 (20.00%) Azure
5 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (16.00%) Ansible
6 4 (16.00%) Couchbase
6 4 (16.00%) Microservices
6 4 (16.00%) API Integration
6 4 (16.00%) Swagger
6 4 (16.00%) RESTful
6 4 (16.00%) Mercurial
6 4 (16.00%) MSTest
6 4 (16.00%) TeamCity
6 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
6 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (16.00%) MbUnit
6 4 (16.00%) MongoDB

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.00%) HealthRoster
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Office 365
2 5 (20.00%) Azure
3 1 (4.00%) AWS
3 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (4.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) DHCP
1 3 (12.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) Internet
2 2 (8.00%) LAN
2 2 (8.00%) WAN
3 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (4.00%) PABX
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) VoIP
3 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) Couchbase
2 4 (16.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (12.00%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (16.00%) Bitbucket
2 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.00%) MbUnit
2 4 (16.00%) Mercurial
2 4 (16.00%) MSTest
2 4 (16.00%) NUnit
2 4 (16.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.00%) SpecFlow
2 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (16.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (8.00%) Public Sector
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Project Assistant
6 1 (4.00%) Project Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Project Officer
6 1 (4.00%) Project Support Officer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) .NET
2 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (16.00%) Gherkin
3 4 (16.00%) RESTful
3 4 (16.00%) Swagger
3 4 (16.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (12.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) NHS
4 1 (4.00%) CCTV
4 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.00%) VMS
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) API Integration
3 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (16.00%) Microservices
3 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (12.00%) Decision-Making
4 3 (12.00%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (12.00%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Service Design
4 3 (12.00%) System Testing
4 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.00%) CRM
6 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) C#
2 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (12.00%) VBScript
3 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) SCCM
2 4 (16.00%) Ansible
3 3 (12.00%) HP SIM
3 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (12.00%) SCOM
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (4.00%) OVSD
4 1 (4.00%) TeMIP
4 1 (4.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) HP
2 4 (16.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Brocade
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco
3 3 (12.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.00%) NetApp
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) Dell
4 2 (8.00%) Fujitsu
4 2 (8.00%) IBM
4 2 (8.00%) Twitter
5 1 (4.00%) Apple
5 1 (4.00%) Avaya
5 1 (4.00%) Concur
5 1 (4.00%) Dell KACE
5 1 (4.00%) Google
5 1 (4.00%) Ivanti
5 1 (4.00%) Nortel
5 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.00%) Verint