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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 8 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 9.97% 9.96% 9.09%
As % of the Vendors category 32.73% 35.94% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 17
Average daily rate £375 £355 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +47.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £260 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £371 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £13.50 £16.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
110 64 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 30.47% 27.71% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 74
Average daily rate £375 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £16.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Northampton -4 19 £425 +33.85% 6
Brackley - - - -
Corby - - - -
Daventry - - - -
Kettering - - - - 2
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 33 (38.82%) MS Office
2 27 (31.76%) MS Excel
3 21 (24.71%) Windows
3 21 (24.71%) SharePoint
4 17 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 16 (18.82%) C#
6 13 (15.29%) .NET
7 10 (11.76%) Degree
8 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
8 9 (10.59%) Active Directory
8 9 (10.59%) Citrix
9 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (9.41%) ASP.NET
9 8 (9.41%) Finance
10 7 (8.24%) Windows 7
10 7 (8.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (8.24%) Workflow
10 7 (8.24%) C++
10 7 (8.24%) LAN
10 7 (8.24%) WAN
11 6 (7.06%) SQL
11 6 (7.06%) VB
11 6 (7.06%) Visual Studio
11 6 (7.06%) MS Project
11 6 (7.06%) SEO
11 6 (7.06%) Migration
11 6 (7.06%) CMS
11 6 (7.06%) Banking
11 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (24.71%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.24%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (7.06%) CMS
4 5 (5.88%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.53%) IIS
5 3 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.35%) Lync
6 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.18%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (38.82%) MS Office
2 27 (31.76%) MS Excel
3 6 (7.06%) MS Project
4 4 (4.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.18%) InDesign
6 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (2.35%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.24%) LAN
1 7 (8.24%) WAN
2 5 (5.88%) Intranet
3 3 (3.53%) Wireless
3 3 (3.53%) Internet
4 1 (1.18%) Network Security
4 1 (1.18%) DHCP
4 1 (1.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.18%) MS Access
4 1 (1.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.18%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (9.41%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Legal
4 4 (4.71%) Retail
4 4 (4.71%) Local Government
5 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.35%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Marketing
6 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.18%) Back Office
6 1 (1.18%) Advertising
6 1 (1.18%) Publishing
6 1 (1.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (23.53%) Developer
2 16 (18.82%) Analyst
3 8 (9.41%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (9.41%) SharePoint Developer
4 7 (8.24%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.06%) Web Editor
5 6 (7.06%) Web Content Editor
5 6 (7.06%) Content Editor
6 4 (4.71%) Desktop Support
6 4 (4.71%) C# Developer
6 4 (4.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Copywriter
7 3 (3.53%) BizTalk Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Consultant
7 3 (3.53%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) .NET
2 8 (9.41%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.71%) CSS
4 3 (3.53%) HTML
5 2 (2.35%) WF
5 2 (2.35%) jQuery
5 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 2 (2.35%) Ajax
6 1 (1.18%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.18%) WCF
6 1 (1.18%) HTML5
6 1 (1.18%) WinForms
6 1 (1.18%) Web Services
6 1 (1.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) Thin Client
1 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
1 4 (4.71%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.35%) PMI
3 1 (1.18%) iPad
3 1 (1.18%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.18%) Statistics
3 1 (1.18%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.18%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.71%) Windows
2 7 (8.24%) Windows 7
3 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.71%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (8.24%) Workflow
2 6 (7.06%) SEO
2 6 (7.06%) Migration
3 5 (5.88%) Scrum
4 4 (4.71%) EAI
4 4 (4.71%) Project Management
5 3 (3.53%) Data Analysis
5 3 (3.53%) Service Management
5 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2
5 3 (3.53%) ITIL
5 3 (3.53%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.35%) PRINCE
6 2 (2.35%) Six Sigma
6 2 (2.35%) CRM
6 2 (2.35%) ETL
6 2 (2.35%) ERP
6 2 (2.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.35%) Change Management
6 2 (2.35%) Test Automation
6 2 (2.35%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.82%) C#
2 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
3 7 (8.24%) C++
4 6 (7.06%) SQL
4 6 (7.06%) VB
5 3 (3.53%) VBScript
6 1 (1.18%) C
6 1 (1.18%) Java
6 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (11.76%) Degree
2 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) MCP
5 2 (2.35%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.35%) ISEB
6 1 (1.18%) MCTS
6 1 (1.18%) MCITP
6 1 (1.18%) CIPD
6 1 (1.18%) MCPD
6 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) MCSE
6 1 (1.18%) MCSD
6 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (10.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.18%) XenServer
3 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) SCCM
1 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.18%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 9 (10.59%) Citrix
2 5 (5.88%) VMware
3 3 (3.53%) LANDesk
3 3 (3.53%) Cisco
4 2 (2.35%) Remedy
4 2 (2.35%) BMC
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle
5 1 (1.18%) Teradata
5 1 (1.18%) SAP
5 1 (1.18%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.18%) IBM
5 1 (1.18%) Adobe
5 1 (1.18%) Apple
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