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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 20 10
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 32 23 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.65% 7.90% 9.95%
As % of the Vendors category 27.12% 23.96% 30.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £295 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £445 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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
118 96 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 31.89% 32.99% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 48 57
Average daily rate £400 £375 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £240 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £498 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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 +10 23 £413 +65.00% 4
Towcester - - - -
Brackley - - - - 1
Daventry - - - -
Kettering - - - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 28 (45.16%) MS Excel
2 19 (30.65%) MS Office
3 18 (29.03%) Windows
3 18 (29.03%) SharePoint
4 12 (19.35%) Finance
5 10 (16.13%) .NET
5 10 (16.13%) SQL Server
5 10 (16.13%) C#
6 9 (14.52%) Data Analysis
6 9 (14.52%) Windows 7
7 8 (12.90%) SQL
7 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
8 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
9 6 (9.68%) Banking
9 6 (9.68%) Workflow
9 6 (9.68%) MS Visio
10 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
10 5 (8.06%) Project Management
10 5 (8.06%) Six Sigma
10 5 (8.06%) CISSP
10 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (8.06%) Risk Management
10 5 (8.06%) CISA
10 5 (8.06%) CISM
10 5 (8.06%) Lean Six Sigma
10 5 (8.06%) CRISC
11 4 (6.45%) Test Strategy
11 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 18 (29.03%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.45%) SAS
4 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.61%) IIS
5 1 (1.61%) Apache
5 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.61%) Lync
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (45.16%) MS Excel
2 19 (30.65%) MS Office
3 6 (9.68%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (3.23%) MS Project
6 1 (1.61%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) WAN
2 2 (3.23%) LAN
3 1 (1.61%) Intranet
3 1 (1.61%) Internet
3 1 (1.61%) HTTP
3 1 (1.61%) Wireless
3 1 (1.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) MS Access
3 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.61%) MySQL
4 1 (1.61%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.61%) DTS
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.61%) MSI
1 1 (1.61%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.61%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Legal
3 2 (3.23%) Advertising
4 1 (1.61%) Publishing
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Back Office
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Analyst
2 9 (14.52%) Developer
3 7 (11.29%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Desktop Support
5 5 (8.06%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Risk Manager
5 5 (8.06%) Information Manager
5 5 (8.06%) Information Risk Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.84%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Functional Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.84%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) .NET
2 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.23%) WF
3 2 (3.23%) OLE
3 2 (3.23%) HTML
4 1 (1.61%) CSS
4 1 (1.61%) SOAP
4 1 (1.61%) Web Services
4 1 (1.61%) Ajax
4 1 (1.61%) WCF
4 1 (1.61%) REST
4 1 (1.61%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.61%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.03%) Windows
2 9 (14.52%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.45%) UNIX
4 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.52%) Data Analysis
2 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (9.68%) Workflow
4 5 (8.06%) Project Management
4 5 (8.06%) Six Sigma
4 5 (8.06%) Risk Management
4 5 (8.06%) Lean Six Sigma
5 4 (6.45%) Test Strategy
5 4 (6.45%) Migration
5 4 (6.45%) Business Continuity
6 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.23%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.23%) Business Analysis
7 2 (3.23%) Information Management
7 2 (3.23%) Change Management
7 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.23%) Service Management
7 2 (3.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) C#
2 8 (12.90%) SQL
3 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.61%) Java
4 1 (1.61%) C++
4 1 (1.61%) Perl
4 1 (1.61%) PHP
4 1 (1.61%) VBScript
4 1 (1.61%) VB
4 1 (1.61%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.06%) CISSP
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.06%) CISA
2 5 (8.06%) CISM
2 5 (8.06%) CRISC
3 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) Degree
4 2 (3.23%) QiCA
5 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.84%) RACF
3 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.61%) XenApp
4 1 (1.61%) XenServer
4 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) SCCM
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (1.61%) SCOM
3 1 (1.61%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.61%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 4 (6.45%) VMware
1 4 (6.45%) Citrix
1 4 (6.45%) Remedy
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle
2 3 (4.84%) Cisco
2 3 (4.84%) BMC
3 1 (1.61%) NetApp
3 1 (1.61%) Perforce
3 1 (1.61%) AppSense
3 1 (1.61%) Teradata
3 1 (1.61%) Tableau
3 1 (1.61%) RedPrairie
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