The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 38 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 17.12% 7.98% 9.05%
As % of the Vendors category 52.78% 28.77% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 12
Median daily rate £425 £277 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.42% -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £118 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £425 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £11.50 £20.51 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.92% -13.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
Microsoft
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Vendors Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
72 73 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 32.43% 27.76% 34.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 55 51
Median daily rate £425 £407 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.42% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £207 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £478 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £11.50 £20.51 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.92% +7.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northampton region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Northampton region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Northampton region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northampton region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 31 (50.82%) SQL
2 27 (44.26%) SharePoint
3 24 (39.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (39.34%) SharePoint 2013
4 23 (37.70%) .NET
5 22 (36.07%) SQL Server
6 21 (34.43%) C#
7 20 (32.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (31.15%) PowerShell
9 18 (29.51%) VB.NET
10 16 (26.23%) Windows
10 16 (26.23%) .NET Framework
11 14 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (22.95%) ITIL
11 14 (22.95%) SAP
12 13 (21.31%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (19.67%) Classic ASP
13 12 (19.67%) VBA
13 12 (19.67%) VB
13 12 (19.67%) VB6
14 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
14 11 (18.03%) ETL
15 10 (16.39%) VMware
16 9 (14.75%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (14.75%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (14.75%) Active Directory
16 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (14.75%) JSON
16 9 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
17 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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 27 (44.26%) SharePoint
2 24 (39.34%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (13.11%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (8.20%) JBoss
4 5 (8.20%) WebLogic
5 4 (6.56%) CMS
5 4 (6.56%) K2 blackpearl
5 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
6 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.28%) IIS
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.11%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS Project
3 1 (1.64%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Boomi
1 5 (8.20%) Office 365
2 4 (6.56%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) DMZ
1 4 (6.56%) Extranet
1 4 (6.56%) Intranet
2 3 (4.92%) LAN
2 3 (4.92%) SAN
2 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.28%) DHCP
3 2 (3.28%) DNS
3 2 (3.28%) NAS
3 2 (3.28%) WAN
4 1 (1.64%) Firewall
4 1 (1.64%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.64%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (39.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 22 (36.07%) SQL Server
3 20 (32.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (14.75%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
5 8 (13.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (11.48%) OLAP
6 7 (11.48%) OLAP Cube
6 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (9.84%) Power BI
8 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database
8 5 (8.20%) RDBMS
9 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (1.64%) Looker
10 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (1.64%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.20%) Cobertura
2 5 (8.20%) JBehave
2 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.20%) JUnit
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Advertising
3 1 (1.64%) Law
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (55.74%) Developer
2 21 (34.43%) SharePoint Developer
3 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Architect
4 5 (8.20%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (8.20%) SQL Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) SQL BI Developer
5 4 (6.56%) SSRS Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) SharePoint Specialist
6 3 (4.92%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Administrator
7 2 (3.28%) Data Architect
7 2 (3.28%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (37.70%) .NET
2 16 (26.23%) .NET Framework
3 12 (19.67%) Classic ASP
4 9 (14.75%) JSON
5 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET
5 5 (8.20%) Hibernate
5 5 (8.20%) Java EE
5 5 (8.20%) JDBC
5 5 (8.20%) JPA
5 5 (8.20%) SOAP
5 5 (8.20%) Spring
5 5 (8.20%) WCF
5 5 (8.20%) Web Services
6 4 (6.56%) Entity Framework
6 4 (6.56%) LINQ
6 4 (6.56%) REST
6 4 (6.56%) SAP Smart Forms
6 4 (6.56%) XML
7 3 (4.92%) HTML5
7 3 (4.92%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Data Integration
2 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.92%) User Experience
3 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.28%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.64%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.64%) iPad
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.23%) Windows
2 5 (8.20%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.56%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.28%) Linux
5 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.64%) Android
6 1 (1.64%) CentOS
6 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.64%) Unix
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
1 14 (22.95%) ITIL
2 13 (21.31%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (18.03%) ETL
4 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.11%) BDD
5 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
6 7 (11.48%) Dimensional Modelling
6 7 (11.48%) Kimball Methodology
7 6 (9.84%) SOA
8 5 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (6.56%) OO
9 4 (6.56%) SDLC
10 3 (4.92%) Domain-Driven Design
10 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2
10 3 (4.92%) Project Management
10 3 (4.92%) Service Management
10 3 (4.92%) SOLID
10 3 (4.92%) TDD
11 2 (3.28%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.82%) SQL
2 21 (34.43%) C#
3 19 (31.15%) PowerShell
4 18 (29.51%) VB.NET
5 12 (19.67%) VB
5 12 (19.67%) VB6
5 12 (19.67%) VBA
6 6 (9.84%) Java
7 4 (6.56%) T-SQL
7 4 (6.56%) VBScript
8 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.28%) C++
10 1 (1.64%) F#
10 1 (1.64%) Haskell
10 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (9.84%) HND
2 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.28%) Degree
5 2 (3.28%) MCSE
6 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.64%) APMP
6 1 (1.64%) CCNA
6 1 (1.64%) ISEB
6 1 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.64%) MCSA
6 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (14.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.64%) NFS
4 1 (1.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) BladeLogic
2 4 (6.56%) SCCM
3 3 (4.92%) SCOM
4 1 (1.64%) OVSD
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) SAP
2 10 (16.39%) VMware
3 6 (9.84%) Dell
3 6 (9.84%) Oracle
4 4 (6.56%) Cisco
5 3 (4.92%) HP
5 3 (4.92%) Twitter
6 2 (3.28%) Citrix
6 2 (3.28%) IBM
6 2 (3.28%) NetApp
6 2 (3.28%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.64%) BMC
7 1 (1.64%) EMC
7 1 (1.64%) Remedy
7 1 (1.64%) Webroot
Northampton, Northamptonshire
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