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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 10 5 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 46 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 10.34% 13.81% 9.65%
As % of the Vendors category 29.41% 33.82% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 22
Median daily rate £325 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £200 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 9
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £16.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 - £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

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
136 136 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 35.14% 40.84% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 101 86
Median daily rate £400 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £205 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £16.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 - £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 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 -7 25 £325 -18.75% 6
Daventry - 1 £195 -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 47 (41.23%) MS Excel
2 40 (35.09%) Windows
3 38 (33.33%) ITIL
4 32 (28.07%) SQL Server
5 29 (25.44%) SQL
6 26 (22.81%) MS Office
7 24 (21.05%) Active Directory
7 24 (21.05%) Finance
8 23 (20.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (15.79%) VMware
11 17 (14.91%) Power BI
12 16 (14.04%) Project Management
13 15 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (13.16%) SCCM
14 14 (12.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (12.28%) Windows 7
14 14 (12.28%) .NET
14 14 (12.28%) Windows 10
15 13 (11.40%) SharePoint
16 12 (10.53%) PRINCE2
16 12 (10.53%) Dell
16 12 (10.53%) Mentoring
16 12 (10.53%) Coaching
16 12 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (9.65%) Degree
17 11 (9.65%) Asset Management

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 13 (11.40%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.75%) K2 blackpearl
3 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 47 (41.23%) MS Excel
2 26 (22.81%) MS Office
3 10 (8.77%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (6.14%) MS Project
5 6 (5.26%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.88%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.02%) Boomi
2 7 (6.14%) OneDrive
3 4 (3.51%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (2.63%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.02%) SAN
2 6 (5.26%) NAS
3 2 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.88%) 3G
4 1 (0.88%) DHCP
4 1 (0.88%) DNS
4 1 (0.88%) Internet
4 1 (0.88%) Intranet
4 1 (0.88%) LAN
4 1 (0.88%) PABX
4 1 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (28.07%) SQL Server
2 23 (20.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (14.91%) Power BI
4 14 (12.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Power View
7 8 (7.02%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (5.26%) PowerPivot
10 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.88%) MS Access
12 1 (0.88%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 8 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 24 (21.05%) Finance
2 7 (6.14%) Advertising
3 6 (5.26%) Banking
4 5 (4.39%) Legal
5 3 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (21.05%) Analyst
2 13 (11.40%) Consultant
3 10 (8.77%) Developer
4 9 (7.89%) Administrator
4 9 (7.89%) Architect
4 9 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 8 (7.02%) Designer
5 8 (7.02%) Integration Consultant
6 7 (6.14%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 7 (6.14%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.26%) Service Analyst
7 6 (5.26%) Service Desk Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.26%) Technical Leader
8 5 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.39%) Applications Support
8 5 (4.39%) IT Administrator
8 5 (4.39%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.28%) .NET
2 9 (7.89%) D3.js
3 2 (1.75%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.75%) Classic ASP
3 2 (1.75%) Web Services
4 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.88%) CSS
4 1 (0.88%) HTML
4 1 (0.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (5.26%) Data Centre
1 6 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.63%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.63%) Credit Risk
3 2 (1.75%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 40 (35.09%) Windows
2 14 (12.28%) Windows 10
2 14 (12.28%) Windows 7
3 11 (9.65%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.02%) Linux
4 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.14%) Windows XP
6 6 (5.26%) Unix
6 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.75%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (33.33%) ITIL
2 21 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (14.04%) Project Management
4 15 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (10.53%) Coaching
5 12 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 12 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 12 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (9.65%) Asset Management
7 9 (7.89%) Application Packaging
7 9 (7.89%) Data Visualisation
7 9 (7.89%) Functional Testing
7 9 (7.89%) Visualisation
8 8 (7.02%) Business Analysis
8 8 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (7.02%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (6.14%) Analytics
9 7 (6.14%) Logistics
9 7 (6.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.44%) SQL
2 10 (8.77%) C#
3 7 (6.14%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.51%) VB
4 4 (3.51%) VBA
5 3 (2.63%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.63%) VB6
6 1 (0.88%) C
6 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (9.65%) Degree
1 11 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.77%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (8.77%) MCSE
3 9 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.89%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.26%) APMP
4 6 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (4.39%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.63%) CCNA
7 2 (1.75%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.14%) BitLocker
4 4 (3.51%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.75%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.75%) vSphere
5 2 (1.75%) XenApp
5 2 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (13.16%) SCCM
2 1 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 18 (15.79%) VMware
2 12 (10.53%) Dell
3 10 (8.77%) Cisco
4 8 (7.02%) Citrix
4 8 (7.02%) NetApp
5 7 (6.14%) Intel Security
6 6 (5.26%) SAP
6 6 (5.26%) Webroot
7 4 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.63%) EMC
9 1 (0.88%) HP
9 1 (0.88%) IBM
9 1 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle
9 1 (0.88%) Samsung
9 1 (0.88%) Symantec
9 1 (0.88%) Tableau