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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 15 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.69% 10.00% 8.10%
As % of the Vendors category 18.06% 30.91% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £148 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £425 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
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
216 110 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 48.11% 32.35% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 39 29
Average daily rate £420 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £211 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £539 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.20 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.16 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 21 £373 -12.35% 10
Wellingborough - 1 - -
Corby - 1 - -
Daventry - 1 - -
Kettering - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 40 (48.19%) MS Excel
2 36 (43.37%) MS Office
3 32 (38.55%) Windows
4 19 (22.89%) Security Cleared
4 19 (22.89%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (21.69%) SC Cleared
5 18 (21.69%) ITIL
6 16 (19.28%) .NET
7 15 (18.07%) Active Directory
8 14 (16.87%) Service Management
9 13 (15.66%) ITSM
9 13 (15.66%) C#
10 12 (14.46%) HTML
10 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
10 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
10 12 (14.46%) ASP.NET
10 12 (14.46%) CSS
10 12 (14.46%) Management Information System
10 12 (14.46%) Windows 7
10 12 (14.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 11 (13.25%) jQuery
11 11 (13.25%) Finance
11 11 (13.25%) C
12 10 (12.05%) SQL
12 10 (12.05%) MS Exchange
12 10 (12.05%) VMware
13 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (10.84%) Change Management
14 8 (9.64%) Migration
14 8 (9.64%) LAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 10 (12.05%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.82%) Lync
3 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.61%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.41%) MS Project Server
5 2 (2.41%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.20%) Facebook Platform
6 1 (1.20%) IIS
6 1 (1.20%) CMS
6 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 40 (48.19%) MS Excel
2 36 (43.37%) MS Office
3 8 (9.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.82%) MS Project
4 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.41%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.23%) Office 365
3 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.64%) LAN
2 3 (3.61%) IP Telephony
2 3 (3.61%) SAN
2 3 (3.61%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.61%) Intranet
3 2 (2.41%) Firewall
3 2 (2.41%) VPN
3 2 (2.41%) DNS
3 2 (2.41%) WAN
3 2 (2.41%) DHCP
4 1 (1.20%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (1.20%) HSRP
4 1 (1.20%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.20%) VLAN
4 1 (1.20%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.20%) SMTP
4 1 (1.20%) VoIP
4 1 (1.20%) WLAN
4 1 (1.20%) SSL
4 1 (1.20%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) MySQL
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.20%) Xcelsius
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.20%) DTS
4 1 (1.20%) MS Access
4 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.20%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.20%) Dreamweaver
General
1 11 (13.25%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Advertising
3 2 (2.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Law
4 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (37.35%) Analyst
2 19 (22.89%) Service Analyst
2 19 (22.89%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (20.48%) Developer
4 14 (16.87%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (8.43%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.82%) Architect
8 3 (3.61%) SAP Data Migration Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) SAP Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) SAP Data Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.61%) Data Migration Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.41%) Coordinator
9 2 (2.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 2 (2.41%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.28%) .NET
2 12 (14.46%) HTML
2 12 (14.46%) ASP.NET
2 12 (14.46%) CSS
3 11 (13.25%) jQuery
4 8 (9.64%) HTML5
5 7 (8.43%) CSS3
6 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.61%) Silverlight
8 2 (2.41%) Middleware
8 2 (2.41%) SOAP
8 2 (2.41%) Web Services
8 2 (2.41%) XML
8 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.41%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.20%) LESS
9 1 (1.20%) REST
9 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.46%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.61%) NPfIT
3 3 (3.61%) NHS
4 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.20%) Kindle
4 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.20%) Clustering
4 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 32 (38.55%) Windows
2 12 (14.46%) Windows 7
3 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.82%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.61%) Linux
6 2 (2.41%) UNIX
6 2 (2.41%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.20%) CentOS
7 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.69%) ITIL
2 14 (16.87%) Service Management
3 13 (15.66%) ITSM
4 9 (10.84%) Change Management
5 8 (9.64%) Migration
6 6 (7.23%) Project Management
7 5 (6.02%) Web Development
7 5 (6.02%) Problem Management
7 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.82%) ETL
8 4 (4.82%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.61%) Data Migration
9 3 (3.61%) Data Mapping
9 3 (3.61%) Validation
10 2 (2.41%) Workflow
10 2 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.41%) GAP Analysis
10 2 (2.41%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.66%) C#
2 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
3 11 (13.25%) C
4 10 (12.05%) SQL
5 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.61%) C++
6 2 (2.41%) Java
6 2 (2.41%) VBScript
6 2 (2.41%) VBA
7 1 (1.20%) PHP
7 1 (1.20%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 19 (22.89%) Security Cleared
2 18 (21.69%) SC Cleared
3 12 (14.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (3.61%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) MCP
5 2 (2.41%) ACCA
5 2 (2.41%) CIMA
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.20%) Degree
6 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (18.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) SCCM
1 3 (3.61%) SCOM
2 2 (2.41%) Control-M
2 2 (2.41%) OVSD
2 2 (2.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (12.05%) VMware
2 6 (7.23%) SAP
2 6 (7.23%) Cisco
3 5 (6.02%) Citrix
4 3 (3.61%) Google
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle
4 3 (3.61%) Remedy
4 3 (3.61%) Lotus
5 2 (2.41%) McAfee
5 2 (2.41%) Adobe
5 2 (2.41%) BMC
5 2 (2.41%) NetApp
6 1 (1.20%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.20%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.20%) Facebook
6 1 (1.20%) Twitter
6 1 (1.20%) F5
6 1 (1.20%) Akamai
6 1 (1.20%) hybris
6 1 (1.20%) Altiris
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