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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 7 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 64 39 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 13.06% 13.27% 12.12%
As % of the Vendors category 32.49% 33.62% 33.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 30
Median daily rate £363 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £203 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 9
Median hourly rate £13.25 - £16.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 - £14.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 - £18.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%

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
197 116 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 40.20% 39.46% 36.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 74 76
Median daily rate £400 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £200 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £510 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 11
Median hourly rate £14.25 - £16.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 - £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.63 - £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 20 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +2 51 £356 +1.78% 8
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 57 (47.90%) MS Excel
2 39 (32.77%) ITIL
2 39 (32.77%) SQL Server
3 37 (31.09%) SQL
4 36 (30.25%) Windows
5 32 (26.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (25.21%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (23.53%) Active Directory
8 27 (22.69%) MS Office
8 27 (22.69%) Power BI
9 25 (21.01%) VMware
10 22 (18.49%) Finance
10 22 (18.49%) Dell
11 20 (16.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (15.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (15.97%) SharePoint
13 18 (15.13%) .NET
13 18 (15.13%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (15.13%) Boomi
14 17 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (13.45%) Project Management
15 16 (13.45%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (13.45%) Continuous Deployment
16 15 (12.61%) SCCM
16 15 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (11.76%) Mentoring
17 14 (11.76%) Coaching
17 14 (11.76%) Windows 7

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 19 (15.97%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.68%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 57 (47.90%) MS Excel
2 27 (22.69%) MS Office
3 10 (8.40%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (5.88%) MS Project
5 6 (5.04%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.84%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.13%) Boomi
2 9 (7.56%) SuccessFactors
3 7 (5.88%) OneDrive
4 3 (2.52%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.04%) NAS
1 6 (5.04%) SAN
2 2 (1.68%) DHCP
2 2 (1.68%) DNS
2 2 (1.68%) LAN
2 2 (1.68%) WAN
2 2 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.84%) 3G
3 1 (0.84%) Intranet
3 1 (0.84%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.84%) Network Security
3 1 (0.84%) PABX
3 1 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.84%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (32.77%) SQL Server
2 32 (26.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (22.69%) Power BI
4 20 (16.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (15.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (10.92%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Power View
9 6 (5.04%) PowerPivot
10 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.84%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 18 (15.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (18.49%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Banking
3 6 (5.04%) Advertising
4 5 (4.20%) Legal
5 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (16.81%) Analyst
2 18 (15.13%) Consultant
3 17 (14.29%) Architect
4 12 (10.08%) Developer
4 12 (10.08%) Integration Consultant
5 11 (9.24%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 10 (8.40%) Designer
7 9 (7.56%) Administrator
8 7 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.88%) SSIS Consultant
8 7 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Business Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Project Manager
9 6 (5.04%) Service Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Service Desk Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Support Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Technical Leader
10 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (4.20%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (4.20%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.13%) .NET
2 9 (7.56%) D3.js
3 3 (2.52%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.52%) Classic ASP
4 2 (1.68%) Web Services
5 1 (0.84%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.84%) CSS
5 1 (0.84%) HTML
5 1 (0.84%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (0.84%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) Visualisation
2 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.04%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.04%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.20%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.52%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.52%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.68%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.68%) NHS
6 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.84%) BYOD
6 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 36 (30.25%) Windows
2 14 (11.76%) Windows 10
2 14 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 8 (6.72%) Windows XP
4 7 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.04%) Linux
5 6 (5.04%) Unix
5 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.84%) Android
7 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.84%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (32.77%) ITIL
2 30 (25.21%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (13.45%) Continuous Deployment
4 16 (13.45%) Project Management
4 16 (13.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (11.76%) Coaching
6 14 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 12 (10.08%) Functional Testing
7 12 (10.08%) PRINCE2
7 12 (10.08%) System Integration Testing
8 11 (9.24%) Asset Management
8 11 (9.24%) Regression Testing
9 10 (8.40%) SDLC
10 9 (7.56%) Application Packaging
10 9 (7.56%) Data Visualisation
11 7 (5.88%) Analytics
11 7 (5.88%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (31.09%) SQL
2 12 (10.08%) C#
3 7 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.04%) T-SQL
4 6 (5.04%) VB
5 5 (4.20%) VB.NET
6 4 (3.36%) VB6
6 4 (3.36%) VBA
7 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.84%) C
8 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.84%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (9.24%) Degree
2 9 (7.56%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.56%) SC Cleared
2 9 (7.56%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.72%) MCSE
4 7 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.04%) APMP
5 6 (5.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (4.20%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.68%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.84%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.84%) CCNA
8 1 (0.84%) HND
8 1 (0.84%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.36%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.68%) QA
4 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.88%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.84%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (12.61%) SCCM
2 1 (0.84%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (21.01%) VMware
2 22 (18.49%) Dell
3 13 (10.92%) SAP
4 10 (8.40%) Cisco
5 7 (5.88%) Intel Security
5 7 (5.88%) NetApp
6 6 (5.04%) Webroot
7 5 (4.20%) Citrix
8 4 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.52%) EMC
10 1 (0.84%) Apple
10 1 (0.84%) HP
10 1 (0.84%) IBM
10 1 (0.84%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.84%) Oracle
10 1 (0.84%) Samsung
10 1 (0.84%) Tableau
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