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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 47 31 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 12.57% 8.52% 7.87%
As % of the Vendors category 30.32% 24.22% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 17 16
Median daily rate £425 £277 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.42% -26.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £120 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £329
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £11.50 £16.83 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.64% -29.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
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
155 128 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 41.44% 35.16% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 81 68
Median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Median hourly rate £11.50 £16.83 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.64% +52.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +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 24 July 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 July 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 +6 36 £425 +53.42% 2
Kettering - 2 £145 - 2
Wellingborough -3 1 - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 31 (36.47%) SharePoint
3 30 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (34.12%) SQL Server
5 27 (31.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 26 (30.59%) .NET
7 25 (29.41%) C#
7 25 (29.41%) Windows
7 25 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (23.53%) PowerShell
8 20 (23.53%) VB.NET
9 19 (22.35%) ITIL
10 18 (21.18%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (20.00%) MS Excel
12 16 (18.82%) Active Directory
12 16 (18.82%) SAP
12 16 (18.82%) .NET Framework
12 16 (18.82%) VMware
13 15 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (17.65%) VBA
13 15 (17.65%) VB
14 14 (16.47%) Classic ASP
14 14 (16.47%) VB6
15 13 (15.29%) MS Office
15 13 (15.29%) ETL
16 12 (14.12%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (14.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (12.94%) JSON
17 11 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (12.94%) Relational Database

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 31 (36.47%) SharePoint
2 27 (31.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (9.41%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (7.06%) JBoss
4 6 (7.06%) WebLogic
5 5 (5.88%) MS Exchange
6 4 (4.71%) CMS
7 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.53%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (2.35%) IIS
9 1 (1.18%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (15.29%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) MS Project
3 1 (1.18%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) 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 8 (9.41%) Office 365
2 5 (5.88%) Boomi
3 4 (4.71%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.06%) DNS
2 5 (5.88%) DHCP
2 5 (5.88%) DMZ
2 5 (5.88%) Extranet
2 5 (5.88%) Intranet
2 5 (5.88%) SAN
2 5 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.71%) Firewall
3 4 (4.71%) LAN
4 3 (3.53%) NAS
4 3 (3.53%) WAN
4 3 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.35%) Internet
6 1 (1.18%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.18%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.18%) Skype
6 1 (1.18%) VoIP
6 1 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 29 (34.12%) SQL Server
3 25 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (14.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (12.94%) Relational Database
6 10 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (10.59%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (9.41%) OLAP
8 8 (9.41%) OLAP Cube
9 7 (8.24%) Power BI
10 6 (7.06%) Oracle Database
10 6 (7.06%) RDBMS
11 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (1.18%) DTS
12 1 (1.18%) Looker
12 1 (1.18%) QlikView
12 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (1.18%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.06%) Cobertura
2 6 (7.06%) JBehave
2 6 (7.06%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.06%) JUnit
General
1 8 (9.41%) Finance
2 7 (8.24%) Advertising
3 2 (2.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Back Office
4 1 (1.18%) Front Office
4 1 (1.18%) Law
4 1 (1.18%) Legal
4 1 (1.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 45 (52.94%) Developer
2 23 (27.06%) SharePoint Developer
3 10 (11.76%) Analyst
3 10 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 6 (7.06%) Java Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Architect
5 5 (5.88%) Consultant
5 5 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.71%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 4 (4.71%) Business Intelligence Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (4.71%) SharePoint Specialist
6 4 (4.71%) SQL BI Developer
6 4 (4.71%) SSRS Developer
6 4 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (3.53%) SSIS Developer
7 3 (3.53%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (30.59%) .NET
2 16 (18.82%) .NET Framework
3 14 (16.47%) Classic ASP
4 11 (12.94%) JSON
5 7 (8.24%) ASP.NET
5 7 (8.24%) Web Services
6 6 (7.06%) Hibernate
6 6 (7.06%) Java EE
6 6 (7.06%) JDBC
6 6 (7.06%) JPA
6 6 (7.06%) SOAP
6 6 (7.06%) Spring
6 6 (7.06%) WCF
7 5 (5.88%) Entity Framework
7 5 (5.88%) HTML
7 5 (5.88%) LINQ
7 5 (5.88%) REST
7 5 (5.88%) XML
8 4 (4.71%) HTML5
8 4 (4.71%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) Data Integration
2 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.53%) User Experience
3 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.35%) EMC VNX
3 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.35%) iPad
3 2 (2.35%) NHS
4 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.18%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.18%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.41%) Windows
2 9 (10.59%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.41%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.53%) Linux
5 3 (3.53%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.53%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.35%) Unix
6 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.18%) Android
7 1 (1.18%) CentOS
7 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.35%) ITIL
2 18 (21.18%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (15.29%) ETL
5 11 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.59%) BDD
6 9 (10.59%) Unit Testing
7 8 (9.41%) Dimensional Modelling
7 8 (9.41%) Kimball Methodology
8 6 (7.06%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (7.06%) SDLC
8 6 (7.06%) SOA
9 4 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.71%) OO
9 4 (4.71%) Service Management
9 4 (4.71%) SOLID
10 3 (3.53%) CRM
10 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.53%) Project Management
10 3 (3.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 36 (42.35%) SQL
2 25 (29.41%) C#
3 20 (23.53%) PowerShell
3 20 (23.53%) VB.NET
4 15 (17.65%) VB
4 15 (17.65%) VBA
5 14 (16.47%) VB6
6 8 (9.41%) Java
7 6 (7.06%) JavaScript
7 6 (7.06%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.88%) VBScript
9 2 (2.35%) C++
10 1 (1.18%) F#
10 1 (1.18%) Haskell
10 1 (1.18%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (14.12%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (8.24%) HND
2 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.71%) Degree
4 4 (4.71%) MCSE
5 3 (3.53%) CCNA
5 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.35%) MCSA
7 1 (1.18%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.18%) APMP
7 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.18%) ISEB
7 1 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.35%) SLA
3 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (18.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.18%) NFS
4 1 (1.18%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) BladeLogic
2 5 (5.88%) SCCM
3 4 (4.71%) SCOM
4 1 (1.18%) OVSD
Vendors
1 16 (18.82%) SAP
1 16 (18.82%) VMware
2 9 (10.59%) Oracle
3 8 (9.41%) Cisco
3 8 (9.41%) Dell
4 5 (5.88%) HP
5 4 (4.71%) Twitter
6 2 (2.35%) Citrix
6 2 (2.35%) EMC
6 2 (2.35%) IBM
6 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.18%) BMC
7 1 (1.18%) Brocade
7 1 (1.18%) Endeca
7 1 (1.18%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.18%) NetApp
7 1 (1.18%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.18%) Remedy
7 1 (1.18%) Webroot
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