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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 April 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 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 19 16
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 11.00% 7.29% 8.87%
As % of the Vendors category 26.74% 17.50% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 3
Average daily rate £325 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% -12.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 9
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.75 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.15% +43.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
86 120 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 41.15% 41.67% 28.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 67 17
Average daily rate £375 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £258 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 10
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +31.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 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 April 2016, 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 22 (46.81%) SQL
2 18 (38.30%) SQL Server
2 18 (38.30%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (31.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (25.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (25.53%) .NET
4 12 (25.53%) Kimball Methodology
5 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (23.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (21.28%) VB.NET
6 10 (21.28%) C#
6 10 (21.28%) OLAP
6 10 (21.28%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (21.28%) ETL
6 10 (21.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (21.28%) Dimensional Modelling
6 10 (21.28%) OLAP Cube
7 9 (19.15%) Windows
7 9 (19.15%) VMware
8 8 (17.02%) SharePoint
8 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
9 7 (14.89%) Data Modelling
9 7 (14.89%) SAN
9 7 (14.89%) ITIL
9 7 (14.89%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (14.89%) Data Quality
9 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
10 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
10 6 (12.77%) Classic ASP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (17.02%) SharePoint
2 7 (14.89%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
4 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (8.51%) JBoss
4 4 (8.51%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.26%) IIS
5 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.13%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
1 5 (10.64%) MS Office
2 2 (4.26%) MS Project
3 1 (2.13%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) SAN
2 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.51%) LAN
4 2 (4.26%) DHCP
4 2 (4.26%) DNS
5 1 (2.13%) Firewall
5 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.13%) NAS
5 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (38.30%) SQL Server
2 15 (31.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (25.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (23.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (21.28%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (21.28%) OLAP
5 10 (21.28%) OLAP Cube
5 10 (21.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
6 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
6 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
7 3 (6.38%) Power BI
8 1 (2.13%) QlikView
8 1 (2.13%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Cobertura
1 4 (8.51%) JBehave
1 4 (8.51%) Jenkins
1 4 (8.51%) JUnit
2 1 (2.13%) ERwin
2 1 (2.13%) PowerDesigner
2 1 (2.13%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Developer
2 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) SharePoint Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 5 (10.64%) SQL Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.51%) SQL BI Developer
5 4 (8.51%) SSIS Developer
5 4 (8.51%) SSRS Developer
6 3 (6.38%) ETL Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Hardware Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) OLAP Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) .NET
2 6 (12.77%) Classic ASP
3 4 (8.51%) .NET Framework
3 4 (8.51%) Hibernate
3 4 (8.51%) Java EE
3 4 (8.51%) JDBC
3 4 (8.51%) JPA
3 4 (8.51%) JSON
3 4 (8.51%) SOAP
3 4 (8.51%) Spring
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.13%) Flash
4 1 (2.13%) SAP Smart Forms
4 1 (2.13%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (2.13%) WCF
4 1 (2.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.38%) NHS
3 2 (4.26%) e-Learning
3 2 (4.26%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.13%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.51%) Android
4 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.13%) CentOS
5 1 (2.13%) Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (25.53%) Kimball Methodology
3 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (21.28%) Dimensional Modelling
4 10 (21.28%) ETL
5 7 (14.89%) Data Modelling
5 7 (14.89%) ITIL
6 4 (8.51%) BDD
6 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.51%) Project Management
6 4 (8.51%) Service Desk Management
6 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Data Management
8 2 (4.26%) Change Management
8 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.13%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) SQL
2 10 (21.28%) C#
2 10 (21.28%) VB.NET
3 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
4 6 (12.77%) VB
4 6 (12.77%) VB6
4 6 (12.77%) VBA
5 5 (10.64%) Java
6 2 (4.26%) C++
7 1 (2.13%) F#
7 1 (2.13%) Haskell
7 1 (2.13%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (4.26%) CCNA
2 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) MCSA
2 2 (4.26%) MCSE
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) APMP
3 1 (2.13%) CCNP
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) NFS
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) BladeLogic
2 3 (6.38%) SCOM
3 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) VMware
2 4 (8.51%) Citrix
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) SAP
3 3 (6.38%) Cisco
4 2 (4.26%) NetApp
4 2 (4.26%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.13%) Cognos
5 1 (2.13%) DataFlux
5 1 (2.13%) Dell
5 1 (2.13%) EMC
5 1 (2.13%) HP
5 1 (2.13%) IBM
5 1 (2.13%) Informatica
5 1 (2.13%) Tableau
5 1 (2.13%) Talend