The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Northamptonshire region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 14 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 7.92% 9.59% 7.32%
As % of the Vendors category 26.13% 27.08% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £333 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% +20.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £445 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
Average hourly rate £23.75 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
111 96 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 30.33% 35.42% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 48 63
Average daily rate £388 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £250 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 10
Average hourly rate £11.00 £35.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.57% +218.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £20.20 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.05 £35.00 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Microsoft
East Midlands

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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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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 +4 19 £406 +62.50% 5
Towcester - - - -
Daventry - - - - 1
Kettering - - - - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 29 (44.62%) MS Excel
2 21 (32.31%) MS Office
3 18 (27.69%) SharePoint
4 15 (23.08%) Windows
5 13 (20.00%) Finance
6 9 (13.85%) .NET
6 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
6 9 (13.85%) C#
6 9 (13.85%) Data Analysis
7 8 (12.31%) Windows 7
7 8 (12.31%) SQL
7 8 (12.31%) Active Directory
8 7 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (10.77%) Banking
9 6 (9.23%) Lean Six Sigma
9 6 (9.23%) Workflow
9 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (9.23%) Six Sigma
9 6 (9.23%) MS Visio
10 5 (7.69%) MS Exchange
10 5 (7.69%) MS Project
10 5 (7.69%) Project Management
10 5 (7.69%) CISSP
10 5 (7.69%) CISA
10 5 (7.69%) CISM
10 5 (7.69%) Risk Management
10 5 (7.69%) Migration
10 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
10 5 (7.69%) CRISC
11 4 (6.15%) Test Strategy

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 18 (27.69%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.15%) SAS
4 3 (4.62%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.54%) Apache
5 1 (1.54%) IIS
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.54%) Lync
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (44.62%) MS Excel
2 21 (32.31%) MS Office
3 6 (9.23%) MS Visio
4 5 (7.69%) MS Project
5 4 (6.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.08%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) WAN
2 2 (3.08%) LAN
3 1 (1.54%) HTTP
3 1 (1.54%) Intranet
3 1 (1.54%) Internet
3 1 (1.54%) Wireless
3 1 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) MS Access
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.54%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) DTS
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.54%) MSI
1 1 (1.54%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.54%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 13 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Legal
4 2 (3.08%) Advertising
5 1 (1.54%) Publishing
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.54%) Back Office
5 1 (1.54%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Analyst
2 10 (15.38%) Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Risk Manager
4 5 (7.69%) Information Manager
4 5 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 5 (7.69%) Consultant
4 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Information Risk Manager
5 4 (6.15%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Functional Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (4.62%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Senior Manager
6 3 (4.62%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (4.62%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.08%) CRM Technical Consultant
7 2 (3.08%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) .NET
2 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.08%) WF
3 2 (3.08%) OLE
3 2 (3.08%) HTML
4 1 (1.54%) CSS
4 1 (1.54%) SOAP
4 1 (1.54%) Web Services
4 1 (1.54%) Ajax
4 1 (1.54%) WCF
4 1 (1.54%) REST
4 1 (1.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.54%) PMI
2 1 (1.54%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.54%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.54%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.08%) Windows
2 8 (12.31%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.15%) UNIX
4 3 (4.62%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.08%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.85%) Data Analysis
2 7 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (9.23%) Lean Six Sigma
3 6 (9.23%) Workflow
3 6 (9.23%) Six Sigma
4 5 (7.69%) Project Management
4 5 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 5 (7.69%) Migration
5 4 (6.15%) Test Strategy
5 4 (6.15%) Business Continuity
5 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.62%) EAI
6 3 (4.62%) Scrum
7 2 (3.08%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.08%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.08%) Project Planning
7 2 (3.08%) Business Analysis
7 2 (3.08%) Information Management
7 2 (3.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.85%) C#
2 8 (12.31%) SQL
3 4 (6.15%) VB
4 3 (4.62%) VBScript
5 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.54%) Perl
6 1 (1.54%) PHP
6 1 (1.54%) Java
6 1 (1.54%) VBA
6 1 (1.54%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.69%) CISSP
2 5 (7.69%) CISA
2 5 (7.69%) CISM
2 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) CRISC
3 4 (6.15%) Degree
4 2 (3.08%) QiCA
5 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
1 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (12.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.62%) RACF
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.54%) XenApp
3 1 (1.54%) XenServer
3 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) SCCM
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.54%) SCOM
2 1 (1.54%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.54%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 4 (6.15%) Citrix
1 4 (6.15%) Oracle
2 3 (4.62%) BMC
2 3 (4.62%) Remedy
2 3 (4.62%) VMware
3 2 (3.08%) Cisco
4 1 (1.54%) Teradata
4 1 (1.54%) AppSense
4 1 (1.54%) Perforce
4 1 (1.54%) RedPrairie
Northamptonshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £325.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 24 days ago