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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 50 39 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 12.85% 9.29% 8.99%
As % of the Vendors category 30.49% 26.53% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 22 16
Median daily rate £400 £318 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.98% -20.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £129 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £504 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Median hourly rate £11.50 £18.52 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.90% +68.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
164 147 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 42.16% 35.00% 32.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 96 71
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £212 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £526 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Median hourly rate £11.50 £18.52 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.90% +68.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 August 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 August 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 +8 43 £425 +65.85% 5
Kettering -2 3 £160 -65.21% 5
Corby - 1 £390 - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 36 (42.35%) SQL
2 34 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (37.65%) SQL Server
3 32 (37.65%) SharePoint
4 30 (35.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 29 (34.12%) .NET
6 27 (31.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (29.41%) C#
7 25 (29.41%) MS Excel
8 24 (28.24%) Windows
9 22 (25.88%) PowerShell
10 20 (23.53%) ITIL
10 20 (23.53%) VB.NET
11 18 (21.18%) SAP
11 18 (21.18%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (21.18%) VMware
12 17 (20.00%) .NET Framework
13 16 (18.82%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (18.82%) VB
14 15 (17.65%) MS Office
14 15 (17.65%) Active Directory
14 15 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (16.47%) VB6
15 14 (16.47%) Classic ASP
15 14 (16.47%) VBA
16 13 (15.29%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (12.94%) ETL
17 11 (12.94%) Dell
17 11 (12.94%) Power BI

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 32 (37.65%) SharePoint
2 30 (35.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (9.41%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (5.88%) JBoss
4 5 (5.88%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.71%) CMS
5 4 (4.71%) K2 blackpearl
6 3 (3.53%) MS Exchange
7 2 (2.35%) IIS
8 1 (1.18%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 15 (17.65%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.76%) Boomi
2 8 (9.41%) Office 365
3 5 (5.88%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) DMZ
1 5 (5.88%) Extranet
1 5 (5.88%) Intranet
1 5 (5.88%) LAN
2 3 (3.53%) SAN
2 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.53%) WAN
3 2 (2.35%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.35%) NAS
4 1 (1.18%) DHCP
4 1 (1.18%) DNS
4 1 (1.18%) Firewall
4 1 (1.18%) Internet
4 1 (1.18%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.18%) Network Security
4 1 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.18%) Skype
4 1 (1.18%) VPN
4 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 32 (37.65%) SQL Server
3 27 (31.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (15.29%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (12.94%) Power BI
7 10 (11.76%) Relational Database
8 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database
9 5 (5.88%) RDBMS
9 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (4.71%) OLAP
10 4 (4.71%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (1.18%) DTS
11 1 (1.18%) QlikView
11 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (1.18%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 15 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.88%) Cobertura
2 5 (5.88%) JBehave
2 5 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.88%) JUnit
General
1 8 (9.41%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Advertising
3 3 (3.53%) Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Back Office
5 1 (1.18%) Front Office
5 1 (1.18%) Law
5 1 (1.18%) Legal
5 1 (1.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 40 (47.06%) Developer
2 24 (28.24%) SharePoint Developer
3 11 (12.94%) Consultant
4 8 (9.41%) Analyst
4 8 (9.41%) Architect
5 6 (7.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 6 (7.06%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 5 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.88%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.71%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 4 (4.71%) Integration Consultant
7 4 (4.71%) SharePoint Specialist
7 4 (4.71%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Data Architect
8 3 (3.53%) Designer
8 3 (3.53%) Exchange Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (34.12%) .NET
2 17 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 14 (16.47%) Classic ASP
4 10 (11.76%) JSON
5 7 (8.24%) Web Services
6 6 (7.06%) ASP.NET
6 6 (7.06%) WCF
7 5 (5.88%) Entity Framework
7 5 (5.88%) Hibernate
7 5 (5.88%) HTML
7 5 (5.88%) Java EE
7 5 (5.88%) JDBC
7 5 (5.88%) JPA
7 5 (5.88%) LINQ
7 5 (5.88%) REST
7 5 (5.88%) SOAP
7 5 (5.88%) Spring
7 5 (5.88%) XML
8 4 (4.71%) CSS
8 4 (4.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Data Integration
2 3 (3.53%) User Experience
3 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.35%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.35%) NHS
3 2 (2.35%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.18%) BYOD
4 1 (1.18%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.18%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (28.24%) Windows
2 9 (10.59%) Windows 7
3 7 (8.24%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.71%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.53%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.53%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.35%) Android
6 2 (2.35%) Linux
6 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.18%) CentOS
7 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.18%) Unix
7 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.53%) ITIL
2 18 (21.18%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (18.82%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (12.94%) ETL
5 10 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (11.76%) Continuous Deployment
6 9 (10.59%) SDLC
7 8 (9.41%) BDD
7 8 (9.41%) Unit Testing
8 7 (8.24%) SOA
9 5 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (4.71%) Functional Testing
10 4 (4.71%) Kimball Methodology
10 4 (4.71%) OO
10 4 (4.71%) Regression Testing
10 4 (4.71%) Service Management
10 4 (4.71%) SOLID
10 4 (4.71%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (42.35%) SQL
2 25 (29.41%) C#
3 22 (25.88%) PowerShell
4 20 (23.53%) VB.NET
5 16 (18.82%) VB
6 14 (16.47%) VB6
6 14 (16.47%) VBA
7 7 (8.24%) Java
8 6 (7.06%) T-SQL
9 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.88%) VBScript
10 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.18%) C++
11 1 (1.18%) F#
11 1 (1.18%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 10 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (8.24%) HND
3 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.71%) Degree
5 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.18%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.53%) SLA
3 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.18%) NFS
4 1 (1.18%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) SCCM
2 5 (5.88%) BladeLogic
3 4 (4.71%) SCOM
4 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.18%) OVSD
Vendors
1 18 (21.18%) SAP
1 18 (21.18%) VMware
2 11 (12.94%) Dell
3 8 (9.41%) Oracle
4 3 (3.53%) Cisco
4 3 (3.53%) Citrix
4 3 (3.53%) HP
4 3 (3.53%) Twitter
5 2 (2.35%) NetApp
5 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.18%) Apple
6 1 (1.18%) BMC
6 1 (1.18%) Endeca
6 1 (1.18%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.18%) IBM
6 1 (1.18%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.18%) Remedy
6 1 (1.18%) Webroot
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