The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Northampton region.

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.

Location
3 months to
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 15 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 7.58% 8.39% 6.64%
As % of the Vendors category 26.67% 24.53% 26.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 11
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£413 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £23.75 - £8.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
60 53 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 28.44% 34.19% 25.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 16 39
Average daily rate £400 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £486 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.13 - £8.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
Microsoft
Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 July 2014.

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 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 19 (51.35%) MS Excel
2 12 (32.43%) MS Office
2 12 (32.43%) Finance
3 11 (29.73%) SharePoint
4 8 (21.62%) Data Analysis
5 7 (18.92%) Banking
5 7 (18.92%) SQL
6 6 (16.22%) MS Visio
6 6 (16.22%) Windows
6 6 (16.22%) Six Sigma
6 6 (16.22%) Lean Six Sigma
7 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
7 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
7 5 (13.51%) CISA
7 5 (13.51%) CISM
7 5 (13.51%) CISSP
7 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (13.51%) C#
7 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
7 5 (13.51%) CRISC
8 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
8 4 (10.81%) Oracle
8 4 (10.81%) MS Project
8 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
8 4 (10.81%) SAS
8 4 (10.81%) Project Management
8 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.81%) Business Continuity
8 4 (10.81%) Degree
9 3 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (29.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.81%) SAS
3 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) IIS
5 1 (2.70%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (51.35%) MS Excel
2 12 (32.43%) MS Office
3 6 (16.22%) MS Visio
4 4 (10.81%) MS Project
5 3 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) MS Access
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.41%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) DTS
4 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) MSI
2 1 (2.70%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Publishing
4 1 (2.70%) Back Office
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Developer
2 5 (13.51%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Risk Manager
2 5 (13.51%) Information Manager
2 5 (13.51%) Information Risk Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Senior Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Administrator
4 2 (5.41%) Data Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.70%) SQL DBA
5 1 (2.70%) IT Administrator
5 1 (2.70%) PHP Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) HTML
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) OLE
2 1 (2.70%) Ajax
2 1 (2.70%) WCF
2 1 (2.70%) HTML5
2 1 (2.70%) REST
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) SOAP
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Data Extraction
2 1 (2.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) UNIX
2 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Data Analysis
2 6 (16.22%) Lean Six Sigma
2 6 (16.22%) Six Sigma
3 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
4 4 (10.81%) Project Management
4 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.81%) Business Continuity
4 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
5 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.11%) Migration
6 2 (5.41%) ETL
6 2 (5.41%) Workflow
6 2 (5.41%) Change Management
6 2 (5.41%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.41%) Information Management
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.70%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) C#
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) Perl
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (2.70%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) CISSP
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (13.51%) CISA
1 5 (13.51%) CISM
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
1 5 (13.51%) CRISC
2 4 (10.81%) Degree
3 2 (5.41%) QiCA
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.11%) RACF
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.70%) XenApp
2 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (5.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) Citrix
3 1 (2.70%) BMC
3 1 (2.70%) Remedy
3 1 (2.70%) Perforce
3 1 (2.70%) VMware
3 1 (2.70%) AppSense
3 1 (2.70%) Teradata
3 1 (2.70%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday