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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 9 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 9.58% 9.21% 7.09%
As % of the Vendors category 29.10% 28.10% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 12
Average daily rate
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£310 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £438 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
Average hourly rate £18.52 £13.80 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.20% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
134 121 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 32.92% 32.79% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 73 47
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £480 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 2
Average hourly rate £18.52 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.48% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.56 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £16.60 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 -4 25 £213 -46.87% 8
Kettering - 2 £460 - 2
Wellingborough +3 1 £275 +120.00%
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 42 (59.15%) MS Office
2 33 (46.48%) Windows
3 31 (43.66%) MS Excel
4 29 (40.85%) ITIL
5 24 (33.80%) Service Management
6 23 (32.39%) Security Cleared
7 22 (30.99%) SC Cleared
8 21 (29.58%) ITSM
9 16 (22.54%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
11 14 (19.72%) SQL
12 13 (18.31%) VMware
13 11 (15.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 11 (15.49%) .NET
14 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
14 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (14.08%) DV Cleared
15 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (11.27%) Change Control
16 8 (11.27%) OVSD
16 8 (11.27%) NetApp
16 8 (11.27%) Project Management
16 8 (11.27%) Cisco
16 8 (11.27%) Citrix
16 8 (11.27%) PRINCE2
17 7 (9.86%) HP
17 7 (9.86%) Linux
17 7 (9.86%) Finance
17 7 (9.86%) Capacity Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.23%) IIS
2 3 (4.23%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.41%) Lync
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.41%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 42 (59.15%) MS Office
2 31 (43.66%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.04%) MS Project
4 4 (5.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
6 2 (2.82%) InDesign
6 2 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.41%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) BIG-IP
1 6 (8.45%) iSCSI
2 4 (5.63%) SAN
3 3 (4.23%) LAN
4 2 (2.82%) DNS
4 2 (2.82%) WAN
4 2 (2.82%) DHCP
4 2 (2.82%) Wireless
4 2 (2.82%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.41%) 2G
5 1 (1.41%) Intranet
5 1 (1.41%) 3G
5 1 (1.41%) HSPA
5 1 (1.41%) 4G
5 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.41%) VPN
5 1 (1.41%) GPRS
5 1 (1.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.82%) MS Access
3 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.41%) DTS
4 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.41%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.41%) ProC
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Marketing
3 2 (2.82%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.82%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Publishing
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Front Office
4 1 (1.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (29.58%) Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Service Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (15.49%) 1st Line Support
3 11 (15.49%) Developer
4 7 (9.86%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.04%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 4 (5.63%) Designer
7 4 (5.63%) Applications Support
7 4 (5.63%) Virtualisation Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Consultant
9 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 2 (2.82%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Junior
9 2 (2.82%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.82%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.49%) .NET
2 5 (7.04%) HTML
3 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.63%) Web Services
4 3 (4.23%) CSS
4 3 (4.23%) RESTful
5 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.82%) HTML5
5 2 (2.82%) jQuery
5 2 (2.82%) XML
6 1 (1.41%) XSD
6 1 (1.41%) XSL
6 1 (1.41%) JSF
6 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.41%) WCF
6 1 (1.41%) JSP
6 1 (1.41%) SOAP
6 1 (1.41%) J2EE
6 1 (1.41%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.41%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.41%) GIS
5 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.41%) NHS
5 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.41%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.41%) FMCG
5 1 (1.41%) User Experience
5 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 33 (46.48%) Windows
2 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (9.86%) Linux
5 6 (8.45%) CentOS
5 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.45%) Ubuntu
6 4 (5.63%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.82%) UNIX
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (40.85%) ITIL
2 24 (33.80%) Service Management
3 21 (29.58%) ITSM
4 8 (11.27%) PRINCE2
4 8 (11.27%) Project Management
4 8 (11.27%) Change Control
5 7 (9.86%) Capacity Management
6 6 (8.45%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (8.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (8.45%) ITIL V3
6 6 (8.45%) SDLC
7 3 (4.23%) MVC
7 3 (4.23%) Migration
7 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.82%) Workflow
8 2 (2.82%) CRM
8 2 (2.82%) ERP
8 2 (2.82%) TOGAF
8 2 (2.82%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) SQL
2 5 (7.04%) C#
2 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.63%) VBA
4 3 (4.23%) C
4 3 (4.23%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.41%) C++
6 1 (1.41%) Java
6 1 (1.41%) Progress 4GL
6 1 (1.41%) X++
6 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (32.39%) Security Cleared
2 22 (30.99%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 10 (14.08%) DV Cleared
5 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.82%) Degree
6 2 (2.82%) MCP
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (1.41%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.86%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) OVSD
2 1 (1.41%) SCOM
2 1 (1.41%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.41%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) VMware
2 8 (11.27%) Cisco
2 8 (11.27%) Citrix
2 8 (11.27%) NetApp
3 7 (9.86%) HP
4 6 (8.45%) Remedy
4 6 (8.45%) Adobe
4 6 (8.45%) F5
5 5 (7.04%) BMC
6 3 (4.23%) McAfee
6 3 (4.23%) Lotus
7 2 (2.82%) Dell
7 2 (2.82%) Altiris
8 1 (1.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (1.41%) hybris
8 1 (1.41%) Amdocs
8 1 (1.41%) Teradata
8 1 (1.41%) Tableau
8 1 (1.41%) Lumension
8 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow
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