The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 44 40 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 10.55% 9.88% 8.42%
As % of the Vendors category 28.21% 30.53% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 12
Median daily rate £425 £338 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £216 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £548 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Median hourly rate £15.75 £18.52 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.95% +34.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Microsoft
East Midlands

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

Vendors Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
156 131 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 37.41% 32.35% 35.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 80 77
Median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 6
Median hourly rate £15.75 £18.52 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.95% +15.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.31 £17.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend 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 3 months to 24 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -2 31 £463 +48.00% 10
Kettering 0 4 £160 -65.21% 1
Corby - 1 £390 - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 39 (41.94%) SQL
2 38 (40.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (37.63%) SQL Server
4 32 (34.41%) MS Excel
5 31 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (32.26%) SharePoint
7 29 (31.18%) .NET
8 28 (30.11%) ITIL
8 28 (30.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 25 (26.88%) Windows
10 24 (25.81%) C#
11 23 (24.73%) VMware
12 22 (23.66%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (22.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (22.58%) PowerShell
14 19 (20.43%) VB.NET
15 18 (19.35%) MS Office
15 18 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (18.28%) .NET Framework
16 17 (18.28%) SAP
16 17 (18.28%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (17.20%) Dell
17 16 (17.20%) Power BI
18 15 (16.13%) Boomi
18 15 (16.13%) Active Directory
18 15 (16.13%) VB
19 14 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
19 14 (15.05%) Continuous Deployment
20 13 (13.98%) VB6

Microsoft
Top Related 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 30 (32.26%) SharePoint
2 28 (30.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (7.53%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (5.38%) JBoss
4 5 (5.38%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.30%) CMS
5 4 (4.30%) K2 blackpearl
6 3 (3.23%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.08%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.08%) IIS
7 1 (1.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (34.41%) MS Excel
2 18 (19.35%) MS Office
3 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.15%) MS Project
4 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.13%) Boomi
2 8 (8.60%) Office 365
3 5 (5.38%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.45%) Intranet
1 6 (6.45%) LAN
2 5 (5.38%) DMZ
2 5 (5.38%) Extranet
3 4 (4.30%) WAN
4 3 (3.23%) SAN
4 3 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.15%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.15%) NAS
5 2 (2.15%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.08%) DHCP
6 1 (1.08%) DNS
6 1 (1.08%) Firewall
6 1 (1.08%) Internet
6 1 (1.08%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.08%) Network Security
6 1 (1.08%) PABX
6 1 (1.08%) Skype
6 1 (1.08%) VPN
6 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (40.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 35 (37.63%) SQL Server
3 31 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (22.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 17 (18.28%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (17.20%) Power BI
7 10 (10.75%) Relational Database
7 10 (10.75%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database
8 5 (5.38%) RDBMS
8 5 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (5.38%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (4.30%) OLAP
9 4 (4.30%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (1.08%) DTS
10 1 (1.08%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.38%) Cobertura
2 5 (5.38%) JBehave
2 5 (5.38%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.38%) JUnit
General
1 11 (11.83%) Finance
2 7 (7.53%) Advertising
3 4 (4.30%) Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.08%) Back Office
5 1 (1.08%) Front Office
5 1 (1.08%) Law
5 1 (1.08%) Local Government
5 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (41.94%) Developer
2 23 (24.73%) SharePoint Developer
3 15 (16.13%) Consultant
4 11 (11.83%) Architect
5 9 (9.68%) Integration Consultant
6 8 (8.60%) Analyst
6 8 (8.60%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 7 (7.53%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 5 (5.38%) Business Intelligence Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.38%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.38%) SSIS Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) SharePoint Specialist
10 4 (4.30%) Windows Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) .NET Architect
11 3 (3.23%) .NET Developer
11 3 (3.23%) Designer
11 3 (3.23%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (31.18%) .NET
2 17 (18.28%) .NET Framework
3 13 (13.98%) Classic ASP
4 10 (10.75%) JSON
5 7 (7.53%) Web Services
6 6 (6.45%) ASP.NET
7 5 (5.38%) Entity Framework
7 5 (5.38%) Hibernate
7 5 (5.38%) Java EE
7 5 (5.38%) JDBC
7 5 (5.38%) JPA
7 5 (5.38%) LINQ
7 5 (5.38%) REST
7 5 (5.38%) SOAP
7 5 (5.38%) Spring
7 5 (5.38%) WCF
7 5 (5.38%) XML
8 4 (4.30%) AngularJS
8 4 (4.30%) Backbone.js
8 4 (4.30%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.38%) Data Integration
2 3 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.23%) User Experience
3 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.15%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.15%) NHS
3 2 (2.15%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.08%) BYOD
4 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.08%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.88%) Windows
2 9 (9.68%) Windows 7
3 6 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.30%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.23%) Linux
5 3 (3.23%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.23%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.15%) Android
6 2 (2.15%) Unix
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.08%) CentOS
7 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.11%) ITIL
2 22 (23.66%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (15.05%) Continuous Deployment
5 11 (11.83%) ETL
5 11 (11.83%) SDLC
6 9 (9.68%) System Integration Testing
6 9 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (8.60%) BDD
7 8 (8.60%) Functional Testing
7 8 (8.60%) Regression Testing
7 8 (8.60%) Unit Testing
8 7 (7.53%) SOA
9 6 (6.45%) Mentoring
9 6 (6.45%) MVC
10 5 (5.38%) Coaching
10 5 (5.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2
10 5 (5.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (41.94%) SQL
2 24 (25.81%) C#
3 21 (22.58%) PowerShell
4 19 (20.43%) VB.NET
5 15 (16.13%) VB
6 13 (13.98%) VB6
6 13 (13.98%) VBA
7 6 (6.45%) Java
8 5 (5.38%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.38%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.38%) VBScript
9 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (11.83%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (7.53%) HND
2 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.30%) Degree
4 4 (4.30%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.23%) MCSE
6 2 (2.15%) APMP
6 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.08%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.08%) CCNA
7 1 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.60%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.08%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 15 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.08%) NFS
4 1 (1.08%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) SCCM
2 5 (5.38%) BladeLogic
3 3 (3.23%) SCOM
4 1 (1.08%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.08%) OVSD
Vendors
1 23 (24.73%) VMware
2 17 (18.28%) SAP
3 16 (17.20%) Dell
4 7 (7.53%) Oracle
5 6 (6.45%) Cisco
6 3 (3.23%) HP
6 3 (3.23%) NetApp
6 3 (3.23%) Twitter
7 2 (2.15%) Citrix
8 1 (1.08%) Apple
8 1 (1.08%) BMC
8 1 (1.08%) EMC
8 1 (1.08%) Endeca
8 1 (1.08%) IBM
8 1 (1.08%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.08%) Remedy
8 1 (1.08%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.08%) Webroot
Northampton
University of Northampton
Rate: £37,768 - £46,414 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago