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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 32 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 9.64% 8.49% 8.70%
As % of the Vendors category 24.65% 18.39% 27.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 8
Median daily rate £350 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £445 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 9
Median hourly rate £11.00 £16.83 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.62% +52.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.03 £15.13 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +4.31%
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
142 174 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 39.12% 46.15% 31.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 95 46
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £549 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 15
Median hourly rate £32.50 £15.66 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.50% +8.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +1 19 £338 -8.78% 12
Kettering - 2 £319 - 2
Wellingborough -1 1 - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 34 (41.98%) SQL Server
2 29 (35.80%) SQL
2 29 (35.80%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (27.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (27.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (25.93%) Windows
5 20 (24.69%) .NET
6 18 (22.22%) C#
7 17 (20.99%) SharePoint
8 16 (19.75%) ETL
8 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (19.75%) Kimball Methodology
9 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (18.52%) VMware
10 14 (17.28%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (17.28%) MS Office
10 14 (17.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (14.81%) PowerShell
12 12 (14.81%) VB.NET
12 12 (14.81%) Active Directory
12 12 (14.81%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (13.58%) Relational Database
13 11 (13.58%) OLAP Cube
13 11 (13.58%) Windows Server
13 11 (13.58%) MS Excel
13 11 (13.58%) OLAP
13 11 (13.58%) Dimensional Modelling
13 11 (13.58%) SharePoint Server
13 11 (13.58%) JSON

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 17 (20.99%) SharePoint
2 12 (14.81%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (13.58%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
5 6 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (7.41%) JBoss
5 6 (7.41%) WebLogic
6 4 (4.94%) CMS
6 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.47%) IIS
8 1 (1.23%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.23%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (17.28%) MS Office
2 11 (13.58%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.47%) MS Project
4 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.64%) Office 365
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.88%) SAN
2 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.41%) DHCP
3 6 (7.41%) DNS
4 5 (6.17%) DMZ
4 5 (6.17%) Extranet
4 5 (6.17%) Intranet
5 4 (4.94%) LAN
6 3 (3.70%) Firewall
7 2 (2.47%) Internet
7 2 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.23%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.23%) NAS
8 1 (1.23%) VoIP
8 1 (1.23%) WAN
8 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (41.98%) SQL Server
2 22 (27.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 22 (27.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 14 (17.28%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (17.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (13.58%) OLAP
5 11 (13.58%) OLAP Cube
5 11 (13.58%) Relational Database
6 6 (7.41%) Oracle Database
6 6 (7.41%) RDBMS
7 5 (6.17%) Power BI
8 3 (3.70%) MS Access
8 3 (3.70%) QlikView
9 1 (1.23%) DTS
9 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.23%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Cobertura
1 6 (7.41%) JBehave
1 6 (7.41%) Jenkins
1 6 (7.41%) JUnit
2 5 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (7.41%) Advertising
2 5 (6.17%) Finance
3 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.70%) Legal
5 1 (1.23%) Front Office
5 1 (1.23%) Law
5 1 (1.23%) Local Government
5 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (53.09%) Developer
2 13 (16.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 13 (16.05%) SharePoint Developer
3 9 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 8 (9.88%) Analyst
5 6 (7.41%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Coordinator
6 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) SQL Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) SharePoint Specialist
7 4 (4.94%) SQL BI Developer
7 4 (4.94%) SSIS Developer
7 4 (4.94%) SSRS Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (3.70%) OLAP Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.69%) .NET
2 11 (13.58%) JSON
3 10 (12.35%) .NET Framework
4 8 (9.88%) Classic ASP
5 7 (8.64%) ASP.NET
5 7 (8.64%) Web Services
6 6 (7.41%) Hibernate
6 6 (7.41%) Java EE
6 6 (7.41%) JDBC
6 6 (7.41%) JPA
6 6 (7.41%) SOAP
6 6 (7.41%) Spring
6 6 (7.41%) WCF
7 5 (6.17%) Entity Framework
7 5 (6.17%) HTML
7 5 (6.17%) LINQ
7 5 (6.17%) REST
7 5 (6.17%) XML
8 4 (4.94%) CSS
8 4 (4.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Data Integration
2 4 (4.94%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.94%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.70%) e-Learning
3 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.70%) Reference Data
3 3 (3.70%) User Experience
4 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.47%) EMC VNX
4 2 (2.47%) iPad
4 2 (2.47%) NHS
5 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.23%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.93%) Windows
2 11 (13.58%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.17%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.94%) Android
5 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.94%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.47%) Linux
7 1 (1.23%) CentOS
7 1 (1.23%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.80%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (19.75%) ETL
2 16 (19.75%) Kimball Methodology
3 13 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (13.58%) Dimensional Modelling
5 10 (12.35%) ITIL
6 9 (11.11%) BDD
6 9 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 6 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (7.41%) SDLC
8 4 (4.94%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.94%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.94%) ETL Development
8 4 (4.94%) Inmon Methodology
8 4 (4.94%) OO
8 4 (4.94%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (4.94%) Service Desk Management
8 4 (4.94%) SOLID
8 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (35.80%) SQL
2 18 (22.22%) C#
3 12 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 12 (14.81%) VB.NET
4 9 (11.11%) VB
4 9 (11.11%) VBA
5 8 (9.88%) Java
5 8 (9.88%) VB6
6 6 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.41%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.17%) VBScript
8 2 (2.47%) C++
9 1 (1.23%) F#
9 1 (1.23%) Haskell
9 1 (1.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.70%) CCNA
4 3 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.70%) Degree
4 3 (3.70%) MCSE
4 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.47%) HND
5 2 (2.47%) MCSA
6 1 (1.23%) APMP
6 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.47%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.23%) NFS
4 1 (1.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) BladeLogic
2 3 (3.70%) SCOM
3 1 (1.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (18.52%) VMware
2 8 (9.88%) Oracle
3 6 (7.41%) Cisco
3 6 (7.41%) SAP
4 4 (4.94%) Citrix
4 4 (4.94%) Dell
4 4 (4.94%) Twitter
5 3 (3.70%) HP
5 3 (3.70%) Remedy
6 2 (2.47%) Cognos
6 2 (2.47%) EMC
6 2 (2.47%) NetApp
6 2 (2.47%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.47%) Tableau
7 1 (1.23%) Brocade
7 1 (1.23%) Endeca
7 1 (1.23%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.23%) IBM
7 1 (1.23%) Palo Alto
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