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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 38 39 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 13.24% 9.49% 13.21%
As % of the Vendors category 34.55% 25.49% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 14
Average daily rate £400 £325 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £116 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £16.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
110 153 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 38.33% 37.23% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 74 28
Average daily rate £381 £365 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.45% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 12
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +9 23 £400 +28.00% 16
Kettering - 4 - - 1
Brackley - 1 £325 -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (41.77%) SQL
2 25 (31.65%) SQL Server
3 24 (30.38%) MS Office
4 22 (27.85%) MS Excel
4 22 (27.85%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (26.58%) .NET
5 21 (26.58%) ITIL
5 21 (26.58%) Windows
6 18 (22.78%) C#
6 18 (22.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (18.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (18.99%) Service Management
8 13 (16.46%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (16.46%) VMware
9 12 (15.19%) ETL
10 11 (13.92%) SharePoint
10 11 (13.92%) VB.NET
10 11 (13.92%) ITSM
10 11 (13.92%) Remedy
10 11 (13.92%) Windows Server
11 10 (12.66%) VBA
11 10 (12.66%) Active Directory
11 10 (12.66%) .NET Framework
11 10 (12.66%) PowerShell
12 9 (11.39%) VB6
12 9 (11.39%) SharePoint Server
12 9 (11.39%) VB
12 9 (11.39%) Classic ASP
12 9 (11.39%) Kimball Methodology

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (13.92%) SharePoint
2 9 (11.39%) SharePoint Server
3 8 (10.13%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.27%) IIS
6 1 (1.27%) Lync
Applications
1 24 (30.38%) MS Office
2 22 (27.85%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.33%) MS Project
4 3 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (7.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.27%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Office 365
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) SAN
2 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.80%) DHCP
3 3 (3.80%) Firewall
3 3 (3.80%) LAN
4 2 (2.53%) DNS
5 1 (1.27%) Internet
5 1 (1.27%) NAS
5 1 (1.27%) Skype
5 1 (1.27%) SMTP
5 1 (1.27%) SSL
5 1 (1.27%) VoIP
5 1 (1.27%) WAN
5 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (31.65%) SQL Server
2 18 (22.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (18.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (16.46%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (3.80%) MS Access
7 3 (3.80%) OLAP
7 3 (3.80%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (3.80%) Power BI
8 2 (2.53%) QlikView
9 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.53%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.53%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.53%) JIRA
2 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.27%) ERwin
3 1 (1.27%) MSI
3 1 (1.27%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.27%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (7.59%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Legal
2 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.80%) Advertising
4 2 (2.53%) Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.53%) Front Office
4 2 (2.53%) Retail
5 1 (1.27%) Back Office
5 1 (1.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.27%) Publishing
5 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (32.91%) Developer
2 20 (25.32%) Analyst
3 9 (11.39%) Support Analyst
4 8 (10.13%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 8 (10.13%) SharePoint Developer
5 7 (8.86%) Applications Support
6 6 (7.59%) Applications Support Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) CRM Developer
7 5 (6.33%) SQL Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (5.06%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Coordinator
8 4 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 4 (5.06%) SQL Support Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.80%) Consultant
9 3 (3.80%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.80%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.58%) .NET
2 10 (12.66%) .NET Framework
3 9 (11.39%) Classic ASP
4 4 (5.06%) Web Services
5 3 (3.80%) RESTful
5 3 (3.80%) XML
6 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.53%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.53%) LINQ
6 2 (2.53%) SOAP
6 2 (2.53%) WCF
6 2 (2.53%) WinForms
7 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.27%) CSS
7 1 (1.27%) CSS3
7 1 (1.27%) HTML
7 1 (1.27%) HTML5
7 1 (1.27%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.59%) Data Integration
3 5 (6.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.80%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.80%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.53%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.53%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.53%) NHS
5 2 (2.53%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.53%) User Experience
6 1 (1.27%) AS400
6 1 (1.27%) Celerra
6 1 (1.27%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.27%) iPad
6 1 (1.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.58%) Windows
2 11 (13.92%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.59%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.06%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.80%) Android
6 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.53%) Linux
7 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.27%) AIX
8 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.27%) Unix
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.85%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (26.58%) ITIL
3 15 (18.99%) Service Management
4 13 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (15.19%) ETL
6 11 (13.92%) ITSM
7 9 (11.39%) Kimball Methodology
8 8 (10.13%) ITIL V3
8 8 (10.13%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (8.86%) CRM
9 7 (8.86%) Project Management
9 7 (8.86%) SDLC
10 6 (7.59%) Data Modelling
10 6 (7.59%) PRINCE2
10 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (6.33%) Mentoring
11 5 (6.33%) Release Management
12 4 (5.06%) ETL Development
12 4 (5.06%) Inmon Methodology
12 4 (5.06%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (41.77%) SQL
2 18 (22.78%) C#
3 11 (13.92%) VB.NET
4 10 (12.66%) PowerShell
4 10 (12.66%) VBA
5 9 (11.39%) VB
5 9 (11.39%) VB6
6 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.33%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (5.06%) CCNA
2 4 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.06%) MCSE
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (3.80%) MCSA
4 2 (2.53%) CCNP
4 2 (2.53%) HND
4 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.27%) Degree
5 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) ISEB
5 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.27%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.27%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (12.66%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.53%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) SCCM
2 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.27%) Control-M
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.27%) SCDPM
2 1 (1.27%) SCOM
2 1 (1.27%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (16.46%) VMware
2 11 (13.92%) Remedy
3 8 (10.13%) BMC
3 8 (10.13%) SAP
4 5 (6.33%) Cisco
5 4 (5.06%) Citrix
6 3 (3.80%) Dell
6 3 (3.80%) Tableau
7 2 (2.53%) Avaya
7 2 (2.53%) Brocade
7 2 (2.53%) Cognos
7 2 (2.53%) HP
7 2 (2.53%) Informatica
7 2 (2.53%) NetApp
8 1 (1.27%) CommVault
8 1 (1.27%) DataFlux
8 1 (1.27%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.27%) Pega
8 1 (1.27%) Teradata
8 1 (1.27%) Veeam
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