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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 17 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 9.14% 8.55% 9.27%
As % of the Vendors category 19.89% 26.13% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 7
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £425 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 2
Average hourly rate £16.83 £11.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.95% -18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
176 111 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 45.95% 32.74% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 45 34
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £243 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 7
Average hourly rate £15.66 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.01% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.08 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.16 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +3 21 £373 -6.87% 10
Corby - 2 - -
Daventry - 1 - -
Wellingborough - 1 - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 40 (52.63%) MS Office
2 36 (47.37%) Windows
3 35 (46.05%) MS Excel
4 21 (27.63%) ITIL
5 20 (26.32%) Security Cleared
6 19 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 18 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (21.05%) Service Management
8 16 (21.05%) Active Directory
9 14 (18.42%) ITSM
10 13 (17.11%) Windows 7
11 11 (14.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 11 (14.47%) Management Information System
11 11 (14.47%) SQL
12 10 (13.16%) C
12 10 (13.16%) LAN
12 10 (13.16%) Finance
12 10 (13.16%) VMware
13 9 (11.84%) Change Management
13 9 (11.84%) MS Exchange
14 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (9.21%) Migration
15 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
15 7 (9.21%) .NET
15 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
15 7 (9.21%) MS PowerPoint
15 7 (9.21%) Problem Management
15 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (7.89%) Office 365
16 6 (7.89%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (11.84%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.58%) Lync
4 4 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.95%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.63%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (2.63%) MS Project Server
6 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.32%) CMS
7 1 (1.32%) IIS
7 1 (1.32%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 40 (52.63%) MS Office
2 35 (46.05%) MS Excel
3 7 (9.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.26%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.95%) MS Project
6 1 (1.32%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.32%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) Office 365
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.16%) LAN
2 4 (5.26%) WAN
3 3 (3.95%) Intranet
3 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.95%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.63%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.63%) BIG-IP
4 2 (2.63%) DNS
4 2 (2.63%) SAN
4 2 (2.63%) VPN
4 2 (2.63%) DHCP
4 2 (2.63%) Wireless
5 1 (1.32%) 2G
5 1 (1.32%) Firewall
5 1 (1.32%) 3G
5 1 (1.32%) MPLS
5 1 (1.32%) Internet
5 1 (1.32%) GPRS
5 1 (1.32%) SMTP
5 1 (1.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) MySQL
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.63%) MS Access
4 1 (1.32%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.32%) DTS
4 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) Xcelsius
4 1 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.32%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Advertising
3 2 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Law
4 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (38.16%) Analyst
2 18 (23.68%) Service Desk Analyst
2 18 (23.68%) Service Analyst
3 13 (17.11%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (11.84%) Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.58%) Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.95%) SAP Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) SAP Data Migration Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Data Migration Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) SAP Data Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Data Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Data Centre Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Senior Architect
8 2 (2.63%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) .NET
2 5 (6.58%) HTML
2 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.26%) jQuery
3 4 (5.26%) CSS
4 2 (2.63%) SOAP
4 2 (2.63%) Web Services
4 2 (2.63%) Middleware
5 1 (1.32%) J2EE
5 1 (1.32%) XML
5 1 (1.32%) JSP
5 1 (1.32%) REST
5 1 (1.32%) LESS
5 1 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.32%) HTML5
5 1 (1.32%) JSF
5 1 (1.32%) WCF
5 1 (1.32%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (14.47%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.26%) NHS
4 3 (3.95%) NPfIT
5 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.32%) Clustering
6 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.32%) Kindle
6 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (47.37%) Windows
2 13 (17.11%) Windows 7
3 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.58%) Linux
5 5 (6.58%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.95%) UNIX
7 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.63%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) ITIL
2 16 (21.05%) Service Management
3 14 (18.42%) ITSM
4 9 (11.84%) Change Management
5 7 (9.21%) Migration
5 7 (9.21%) Problem Management
6 6 (7.89%) Project Management
7 5 (6.58%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (5.26%) Change Control
8 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.26%) ETL
8 4 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.95%) Validation
9 3 (3.95%) Capacity Management
9 3 (3.95%) Data Migration
9 3 (3.95%) Data Mapping
10 2 (2.63%) Unit Testing
10 2 (2.63%) Time Management
10 2 (2.63%) Performance Management
10 2 (2.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.47%) SQL
2 10 (13.16%) C
3 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.26%) C#
5 3 (3.95%) C++
5 3 (3.95%) VBA
5 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.63%) Java
6 2 (2.63%) VBScript
7 1 (1.32%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 19 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (6.58%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.95%) MCP
6 2 (2.63%) Degree
6 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.32%) CIMA
7 1 (1.32%) ACCA
7 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) SLA
2 2 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.58%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) OVSD
2 2 (2.63%) SCCM
2 2 (2.63%) SCOM
2 2 (2.63%) Control-M
2 2 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) VMware
2 6 (7.89%) Cisco
2 6 (7.89%) Citrix
3 5 (6.58%) SAP
4 3 (3.95%) Remedy
4 3 (3.95%) McAfee
4 3 (3.95%) NetApp
4 3 (3.95%) Lotus
4 3 (3.95%) HP
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle
5 2 (2.63%) Altiris
5 2 (2.63%) F5
5 2 (2.63%) Dell
5 2 (2.63%) Adobe
5 2 (2.63%) BMC
6 1 (1.32%) Amdocs
6 1 (1.32%) Symantec
6 1 (1.32%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.32%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.32%) Ericsson
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