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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 48 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 13.67% 17.58% 12.39%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 48.98% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 10 13
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£325 £218 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.42% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £184 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £330 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 3
Average hourly rate £15.88 £15.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.79% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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
171 98 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 41.01% 35.90% 33.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 23 31
Average daily rate £325 £235 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.29% -21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 10
Average hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £14.50 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £18.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -3 36 £313 +56.25% 7
Towcester - - - - 1
Wellingborough - - - -
Brackley - - - -
Daventry - - - -
Kettering - - - - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 33 (36.67%) MS Excel
2 32 (35.56%) MS Office
3 26 (28.89%) Windows
4 20 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 19 (21.11%) SC Cleared
6 18 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (16.67%) .NET
8 14 (15.56%) C#
8 14 (15.56%) ITIL
8 14 (15.56%) Windows 7
9 12 (13.33%) SQL Server
10 11 (12.22%) JavaScript
10 11 (12.22%) CSS
10 11 (12.22%) MS Exchange
10 11 (12.22%) Service Management
10 11 (12.22%) Google
11 10 (11.11%) jQuery
11 10 (11.11%) ASP.NET
11 10 (11.11%) C
11 10 (11.11%) HTML
11 10 (11.11%) SharePoint
12 9 (10.00%) Active Directory
12 9 (10.00%) Migration
13 8 (8.89%) Finance
13 8 (8.89%) ITSM
13 8 (8.89%) Management Information System
13 8 (8.89%) Visual Studio
13 8 (8.89%) SAP
13 8 (8.89%) HTML5
13 8 (8.89%) CSS3

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (12.22%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.44%) IIS
4 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.22%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 33 (36.67%) MS Excel
2 32 (35.56%) MS Office
3 7 (7.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (6.67%) MS Project
5 3 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
7 1 (1.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.56%) Google Apps
3 3 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) Intranet
2 2 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.22%) Broadband
2 2 (2.22%) LAN
3 1 (1.11%) WAN
3 1 (1.11%) SMTP
3 1 (1.11%) DHCP
3 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.11%) DNS
3 1 (1.11%) SAN
3 1 (1.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.78%) MS Access
3 1 (1.11%) DTS
3 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.11%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.11%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 8 (8.89%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (8.89%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.44%) Banking
4 3 (3.33%) Advertising
5 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (46.67%) Analyst
2 20 (22.22%) Service Analyst
2 20 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (14.44%) 1st Line Support
3 13 (14.44%) Developer
4 9 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 7 (7.78%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) Coordinator
6 6 (6.67%) Project Coordinator
6 6 (6.67%) Programme Coordinator
7 4 (4.44%) Change Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Consultant
8 3 (3.33%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Administrator
8 3 (3.33%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Data Migration Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Deployment Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) SAP Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Pricing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.67%) .NET
2 11 (12.22%) CSS
3 10 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 10 (11.11%) HTML
3 10 (11.11%) jQuery
4 8 (8.89%) HTML5
4 8 (8.89%) CSS3
5 7 (7.78%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (4.44%) Silverlight
7 3 (3.33%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.33%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.22%) SignalR
8 2 (2.22%) LINQ
8 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.11%) XML
9 1 (1.11%) XSLT
9 1 (1.11%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.33%) NHS
3 3 (3.33%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.33%) NPfIT
4 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.22%) iPhone
4 2 (2.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.89%) Windows
2 14 (15.56%) Windows 7
3 7 (7.78%) Windows XP
4 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.22%) UNIX
6 2 (2.22%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.56%) ITIL
2 11 (12.22%) Service Management
3 9 (10.00%) Migration
4 8 (8.89%) ITSM
5 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 6 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 6 (6.67%) Web Development
6 5 (5.56%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.33%) ETL
7 3 (3.33%) Data Migration
7 3 (3.33%) Data Mapping
7 3 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.33%) Validation
7 3 (3.33%) Financial Analysis
8 2 (2.22%) Email Migration
8 2 (2.22%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (2.22%) CRM
8 2 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.22%) Web Design
8 2 (2.22%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.56%) C#
2 11 (12.22%) JavaScript
3 10 (11.11%) C
4 6 (6.67%) SQL
5 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.11%) R
5 1 (1.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 19 (21.11%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.44%) ACCA
5 4 (4.44%) CIMA
6 2 (2.22%) Degree
6 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.22%) MCP
7 1 (1.11%) ISEB
7 1 (1.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.22%) XenServer
3 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) SCCM
2 3 (3.33%) SCOM
3 1 (1.11%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.11%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (12.22%) Google
2 8 (8.89%) SAP
3 5 (5.56%) VMware
4 4 (4.44%) Business Objects
4 4 (4.44%) Cisco
5 3 (3.33%) Citrix
6 2 (2.22%) NetApp
6 2 (2.22%) Lotus
6 2 (2.22%) Remedy
7 1 (1.11%) Websense
7 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.11%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.11%) Tableau
7 1 (1.11%) Nokia
7 1 (1.11%) Avaya
7 1 (1.11%) BMC
7 1 (1.11%) HP
7 1 (1.11%) Dell
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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Posted: 18 days ago