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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 77 33 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 14.53% 10.03% 12.84%
As % of the Vendors category 32.22% 27.73% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 23 29
Median daily rate £350 £326 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £229 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 7
Median hourly rate £11.75 £9.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.55% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £9.00 £17.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +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
239 119 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 45.09% 36.17% 42.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 78 94
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £548 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 11
Median hourly rate £13.50 £9.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £11.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 7 December 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
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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 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 +4 59 £350 +7.27% 13
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 57 (45.97%) MS Excel
2 46 (37.10%) ITIL
3 42 (33.87%) SQL
4 39 (31.45%) Windows
4 39 (31.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (28.23%) Active Directory
6 33 (26.61%) SQL Server
7 31 (25.00%) MS Office
8 29 (23.39%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (23.39%) VMware
9 27 (21.77%) SharePoint
9 27 (21.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (21.77%) Power BI
10 22 (17.74%) Dell
11 20 (16.13%) .NET
12 19 (15.32%) Finance
12 19 (15.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (15.32%) Windows 7
13 18 (14.52%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (14.52%) SCCM
13 18 (14.52%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (14.52%) Boomi
14 17 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (13.71%) SharePoint 2013
15 16 (12.90%) Continuous Deployment
16 15 (12.10%) Windows 10
16 15 (12.10%) Mentoring
16 15 (12.10%) PowerShell
16 15 (12.10%) User Acceptance Testing

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 27 (21.77%) SharePoint
2 17 (13.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (7.26%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.61%) K2 blackpearl
4 2 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 57 (45.97%) MS Excel
2 31 (25.00%) MS Office
3 10 (8.06%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (5.65%) MS Project
5 6 (4.84%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.52%) Boomi
2 7 (5.65%) OneDrive
3 5 (4.03%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (2.42%) IBM Blueworks
4 3 (2.42%) Office 365
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.45%) NAS
1 8 (6.45%) SAN
2 5 (4.03%) LAN
3 4 (3.23%) WAN
4 3 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.61%) DHCP
5 2 (1.61%) DNS
5 2 (1.61%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.81%) 3G
6 1 (0.81%) Firewall
6 1 (0.81%) Intranet
6 1 (0.81%) Network Security
6 1 (0.81%) PABX
6 1 (0.81%) Skype
6 1 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (31.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 33 (26.61%) SQL Server
3 27 (21.77%) Power BI
3 27 (21.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (15.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 18 (14.52%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (10.48%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (7.26%) Microsoft Power View
8 6 (4.84%) PowerPivot
9 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (14.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (15.32%) Finance
2 9 (7.26%) Banking
3 7 (5.65%) Advertising
4 4 (3.23%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (16.13%) Analyst
2 18 (14.52%) Developer
3 15 (12.10%) Consultant
4 14 (11.29%) Architect
5 13 (10.48%) SharePoint Developer
6 12 (9.68%) Integration Consultant
7 11 (8.87%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 10 (8.06%) Designer
9 9 (7.26%) Administrator
10 8 (6.45%) Service Analyst
10 8 (6.45%) Support Engineer
11 7 (5.65%) Project Manager
11 7 (5.65%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (5.65%) Service Desk Engineer
11 7 (5.65%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (5.65%) SSIS Consultant
11 7 (5.65%) Windows Engineer
12 6 (4.84%) Business Analyst
12 6 (4.84%) Technical Leader
13 5 (4.03%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.13%) .NET
2 10 (8.06%) .NET Framework
2 10 (8.06%) Classic ASP
3 9 (7.26%) D3.js
4 2 (1.61%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (0.81%) Web Services
5 1 (0.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.26%) Visualisation
2 8 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.65%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.03%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.42%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.42%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.61%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.61%) NHS
8 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.81%) BYOD
8 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.45%) Windows
2 19 (15.32%) Windows 7
3 15 (12.10%) Windows 10
4 9 (7.26%) Windows Server
4 9 (7.26%) Windows XP
5 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.65%) Linux
6 7 (5.65%) Unix
6 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.81%) Android
9 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (37.10%) ITIL
2 29 (23.39%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (12.90%) Continuous Deployment
5 15 (12.10%) Mentoring
5 15 (12.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (11.29%) Coaching
6 14 (11.29%) PRINCE2
6 14 (11.29%) Project Management
7 12 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (9.68%) System Integration Testing
8 11 (8.87%) Asset Management
8 11 (8.87%) Functional Testing
8 11 (8.87%) Regression Testing
8 11 (8.87%) SDLC
9 9 (7.26%) Data Visualisation
10 8 (6.45%) Application Packaging
10 8 (6.45%) ITIL V3
11 7 (5.65%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 42 (33.87%) SQL
2 15 (12.10%) C#
2 15 (12.10%) PowerShell
3 13 (10.48%) VB.NET
4 12 (9.68%) VB
5 10 (8.06%) VB6
5 10 (8.06%) VBA
6 6 (4.84%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (10.48%) ITIL Certification
2 12 (9.68%) Degree
3 11 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (7.26%) MCSE
5 8 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 8 (6.45%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.84%) APMP
6 6 (4.84%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (4.03%) HND
8 2 (1.61%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.61%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.81%) CCNA
9 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.81%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) Data Quality
1 5 (4.03%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.42%) SLA
3 2 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 35 (28.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.65%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (14.52%) SCCM
2 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.81%) OVSD
2 1 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (23.39%) VMware
2 22 (17.74%) Dell
3 13 (10.48%) SAP
4 11 (8.87%) Cisco
5 8 (6.45%) NetApp
6 7 (5.65%) Intel Security
6 7 (5.65%) Webroot
7 4 (3.23%) Citrix
8 3 (2.42%) EMC
9 2 (1.61%) HP
10 1 (0.81%) Apple
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle
10 1 (0.81%) Samsung
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