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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 15 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 38 38 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 10.16% 8.30% 9.55%
As % of the Vendors category 24.52% 17.59% 30.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 6
Average daily rate £325 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £675 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 11
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.75 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
155 216 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 41.44% 47.16% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 125 39
Average daily rate £400 £425 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £574
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 20
Average hourly rate £32.50 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -10.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 23 £325 -12.16% 15
Kettering +1 2 £319 - 2
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 32 (41.56%) SQL
2 28 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 27 (35.06%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (23.38%) Windows
7 17 (22.08%) .NET
8 16 (20.78%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (20.78%) ETL
8 16 (20.78%) VMware
8 16 (20.78%) Kimball Methodology
9 15 (19.48%) C#
10 14 (18.18%) VB.NET
10 14 (18.18%) MS Office
11 13 (16.88%) SharePoint
11 13 (16.88%) Active Directory
11 13 (16.88%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (15.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 11 (14.29%) ITIL
13 11 (14.29%) Windows Server
14 10 (12.99%) OLAP Cube
14 10 (12.99%) VBA
14 10 (12.99%) VB
14 10 (12.99%) OLAP
14 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (12.99%) PowerShell
14 10 (12.99%) Dimensional Modelling

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 13 (16.88%) SharePoint
2 9 (11.69%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (9.09%) MS Exchange
4 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (7.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (6.49%) JBoss
5 5 (6.49%) WebLogic
6 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.60%) IIS
8 1 (1.30%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (18.18%) MS Office
2 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.90%) MS Project
4 1 (1.30%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Office 365
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) SAN
2 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.79%) DHCP
3 6 (7.79%) DNS
4 4 (5.19%) LAN
5 3 (3.90%) Firewall
6 2 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.30%) Internet
7 1 (1.30%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.30%) NAS
7 1 (1.30%) VoIP
7 1 (1.30%) WAN
7 1 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 22 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (20.78%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (16.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (15.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (12.99%) OLAP
7 10 (12.99%) OLAP Cube
8 6 (7.79%) Relational Database
9 5 (6.49%) Oracle Database
9 5 (6.49%) Power BI
9 5 (6.49%) RDBMS
10 3 (3.90%) MS Access
10 3 (3.90%) QlikView
11 1 (1.30%) DTS
11 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (1.30%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Cobertura
1 5 (6.49%) JBehave
1 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
1 5 (6.49%) JUnit
2 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.30%) ERwin
3 1 (1.30%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (1.30%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (6.49%) Advertising
1 5 (6.49%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.90%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (45.45%) Developer
2 12 (15.58%) Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 9 (11.69%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 9 (11.69%) SharePoint Developer
5 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Coordinator
6 5 (6.49%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.49%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (5.19%) SQL BI Developer
7 4 (5.19%) SSIS Developer
7 4 (5.19%) SSRS Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) OLAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.08%) .NET
2 9 (11.69%) Classic ASP
3 5 (6.49%) .NET Framework
3 5 (6.49%) Hibernate
3 5 (6.49%) Java EE
3 5 (6.49%) JDBC
3 5 (6.49%) JPA
3 5 (6.49%) JSON
3 5 (6.49%) SOAP
3 5 (6.49%) Spring
4 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.60%) MDX
5 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.30%) Flash
5 1 (1.30%) HTML
5 1 (1.30%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (1.30%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (1.30%) WCF
5 1 (1.30%) Web Services
5 1 (1.30%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Data Integration
2 4 (5.19%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.90%) e-Learning
3 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.90%) NHS
3 3 (3.90%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.60%) EMC VNX
4 2 (2.60%) iPad
5 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.38%) Windows
2 11 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.49%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.19%) Android
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.19%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.60%) Linux
7 1 (1.30%) CentOS
7 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.06%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (20.78%) ETL
2 16 (20.78%) Kimball Methodology
3 13 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (14.29%) ITIL
6 10 (12.99%) Dimensional Modelling
7 7 (9.09%) Data Modelling
8 5 (6.49%) BDD
8 5 (6.49%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (6.49%) Project Management
8 5 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.49%) Unit Testing
9 4 (5.19%) Configuration Management
9 4 (5.19%) Data Management
9 4 (5.19%) ETL Development
9 4 (5.19%) Inmon Methodology
9 4 (5.19%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.19%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.56%) SQL
2 15 (19.48%) C#
3 14 (18.18%) VB.NET
4 10 (12.99%) PowerShell
4 10 (12.99%) VB
4 10 (12.99%) VBA
5 9 (11.69%) VB6
6 6 (7.79%) Java
7 2 (2.60%) C++
7 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.30%) F#
8 1 (1.30%) Haskell
8 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (5.19%) CCNA
2 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.19%) MCSE
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.90%) MCSA
3 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) HND
5 1 (1.30%) APMP
5 1 (1.30%) CCNP
5 1 (1.30%) Degree
5 1 (1.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (16.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.60%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.30%) NFS
4 1 (1.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) BladeLogic
2 3 (3.90%) SCOM
3 1 (1.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (20.78%) VMware
2 8 (10.39%) SAP
3 7 (9.09%) Cisco
4 6 (7.79%) Oracle
5 4 (5.19%) Citrix
5 4 (5.19%) Dell
6 3 (3.90%) HP
6 3 (3.90%) Remedy
7 2 (2.60%) Cognos
7 2 (2.60%) EMC
7 2 (2.60%) NetApp
7 2 (2.60%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.60%) Tableau
8 1 (1.30%) Brocade
8 1 (1.30%) DataFlux
8 1 (1.30%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.30%) Pega
8 1 (1.30%) Siebel
8 1 (1.30%) Talend
8 1 (1.30%) Twitter