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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 49 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 12.76% 8.73% 9.19%
As % of the Vendors category 32.03% 20.39% 34.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 15
Median daily rate £375 £289 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.98% -23.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £119 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Median hourly rate £11.50 £16.83 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.64% +52.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
153 152 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 39.84% 42.82% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 94 49
Median daily rate £420 £407 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.19% +14.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 9
Median hourly rate £11.50 £16.83 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.64% +52.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

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 June 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 June 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 34 £400 +33.33% 7
Kettering - 2 £319 - 3
Wellingborough -3 1 - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (42.39%) SQL
2 33 (35.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (34.78%) SQL Server
4 31 (33.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (32.61%) .NET
6 29 (31.52%) SharePoint
7 28 (30.43%) C#
8 27 (29.35%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 23 (25.00%) VB.NET
9 23 (25.00%) Windows
9 23 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 19 (20.65%) ITIL
11 18 (19.57%) VBA
11 18 (19.57%) VB
11 18 (19.57%) .NET Framework
12 17 (18.48%) VB6
12 17 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (18.48%) Classic ASP
13 15 (16.30%) VMware
13 15 (16.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (15.22%) ETL
14 14 (15.22%) Kimball Methodology
15 13 (14.13%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (14.13%) Active Directory
15 13 (14.13%) SAP
15 13 (14.13%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (14.13%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (14.13%) SharePoint Server

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 29 (31.52%) SharePoint
2 23 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 13 (14.13%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (6.52%) JBoss
4 6 (6.52%) MS Exchange
4 6 (6.52%) WebLogic
5 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.35%) CMS
7 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.26%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (2.17%) IIS
9 1 (1.09%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (13.04%) MS Excel
1 12 (13.04%) MS Office
2 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.09%) MS Project
2 1 (1.09%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) SAN
2 6 (6.52%) DHCP
2 6 (6.52%) DNS
2 6 (6.52%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.43%) DMZ
3 5 (5.43%) Extranet
3 5 (5.43%) Intranet
4 4 (4.35%) Firewall
4 4 (4.35%) LAN
5 3 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.17%) Internet
6 2 (2.17%) NAS
7 1 (1.09%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.09%) Skype
7 1 (1.09%) VoIP
7 1 (1.09%) WAN
7 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (35.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 32 (34.78%) SQL Server
3 31 (33.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (16.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (14.13%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (14.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (11.96%) OLAP
6 11 (11.96%) OLAP Cube
6 11 (11.96%) Relational Database
7 6 (6.52%) Oracle Database
7 6 (6.52%) RDBMS
8 5 (5.43%) Power BI
9 3 (3.26%) QlikView
10 2 (2.17%) Looker
11 1 (1.09%) DTS
11 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (1.09%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Cobertura
1 6 (6.52%) JBehave
1 6 (6.52%) Jenkins
1 6 (6.52%) JUnit
2 5 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (9.78%) Advertising
1 9 (9.78%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Legal
3 2 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) Back Office
4 1 (1.09%) Front Office
4 1 (1.09%) Law
4 1 (1.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 54 (58.70%) Developer
2 25 (27.17%) SharePoint Developer
3 13 (14.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 11 (11.96%) Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 6 (6.52%) Consultant
6 6 (6.52%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.43%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) SharePoint Specialist
8 4 (4.35%) SQL BI Developer
8 4 (4.35%) SSRS Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Business Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Support
9 3 (3.26%) OLAP Developer
9 3 (3.26%) SSIS Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (32.61%) .NET
2 18 (19.57%) .NET Framework
3 17 (18.48%) Classic ASP
4 11 (11.96%) JSON
5 7 (7.61%) ASP.NET
5 7 (7.61%) Web Services
6 6 (6.52%) Hibernate
6 6 (6.52%) Java EE
6 6 (6.52%) JDBC
6 6 (6.52%) JPA
6 6 (6.52%) SOAP
6 6 (6.52%) Spring
6 6 (6.52%) WCF
7 5 (5.43%) Entity Framework
7 5 (5.43%) HTML
7 5 (5.43%) LINQ
7 5 (5.43%) REST
7 5 (5.43%) XML
8 4 (4.35%) Backbone.js
8 4 (4.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.35%) Data Integration
2 3 (3.26%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.26%) e-Learning
2 3 (3.26%) Reference Data
2 3 (3.26%) Smartphone
2 3 (3.26%) User Experience
3 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.17%) EMC VNX
3 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.17%) iPad
3 2 (2.17%) NHS
4 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.00%) Windows
2 10 (10.87%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.43%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.26%) Android
5 3 (3.26%) Linux
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.26%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.17%) Unix
7 1 (1.09%) CentOS
7 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.09%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.35%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (20.65%) ITIL
3 17 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (15.22%) ETL
4 14 (15.22%) Kimball Methodology
5 13 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (11.96%) Dimensional Modelling
7 9 (9.78%) BDD
7 9 (9.78%) Unit Testing
8 7 (7.61%) SDLC
9 6 (6.52%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (5.43%) Service Management
10 5 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (4.35%) OO
11 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2
11 4 (4.35%) Project Management
11 4 (4.35%) SOLID
12 3 (3.26%) ETL Development
12 3 (3.26%) Inmon Methodology
12 3 (3.26%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (42.39%) SQL
2 28 (30.43%) C#
3 23 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 23 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 18 (19.57%) VB
4 18 (19.57%) VBA
5 17 (18.48%) VB6
6 8 (8.70%) Java
7 6 (6.52%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.52%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.43%) VBScript
9 2 (2.17%) C++
10 1 (1.09%) F#
10 1 (1.09%) Haskell
10 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (7.61%) HND
2 7 (7.61%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.35%) Degree
4 4 (4.35%) MCSE
4 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.26%) CCNA
5 3 (3.26%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.17%) MCSA
7 1 (1.09%) APMP
7 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.09%) ISEB
7 1 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (14.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.09%) NFS
4 1 (1.09%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) BladeLogic
2 4 (4.35%) SCOM
3 3 (3.26%) SCCM
4 1 (1.09%) OVSD
Vendors
1 15 (16.30%) VMware
2 13 (14.13%) SAP
3 8 (8.70%) Cisco
3 8 (8.70%) Oracle
4 5 (5.43%) HP
5 4 (4.35%) Citrix
5 4 (4.35%) Twitter
6 3 (3.26%) Dell
6 3 (3.26%) NetApp
7 2 (2.17%) Cognos
7 2 (2.17%) EMC
7 2 (2.17%) IBM
7 2 (2.17%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.17%) Tableau
8 1 (1.09%) BMC
8 1 (1.09%) Brocade
8 1 (1.09%) Endeca
8 1 (1.09%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.09%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.09%) Remedy
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