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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 19 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 10.99% 6.79% 9.54%
As % of the Vendors category 29.79% 23.17% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 12
Average daily rate
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£331 £200 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.62% -12.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £195 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £270 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £16.76 £20.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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
141 82 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 36.91% 29.29% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 38 47
Average daily rate £375 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £193 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £18.90 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 +7 32 £313 +56.25% 12
Brackley - - - -
Daventry - - - -
Kettering - - - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 23 (32.39%) MS Office
2 22 (30.99%) MS Excel
3 21 (29.58%) Windows
4 17 (23.94%) SharePoint
5 12 (16.90%) Finance
6 11 (15.49%) Windows 7
6 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
8 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
8 9 (12.68%) Risk Management
8 9 (12.68%) MS Access
9 7 (9.86%) PRINCE2
9 7 (9.86%) MS Visio
9 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (9.86%) Banking
9 7 (9.86%) Data Analysis
9 7 (9.86%) Google
10 6 (8.45%) Degree
10 6 (8.45%) Migration
10 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
10 6 (8.45%) C#
10 6 (8.45%) .NET
10 6 (8.45%) MS Project
10 6 (8.45%) Active Directory
10 6 (8.45%) Windows XP
11 5 (7.04%) Six Sigma
11 5 (7.04%) E-Commerce
11 5 (7.04%) SLA
11 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (7.04%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 17 (23.94%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.04%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.23%) SAS
3 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.23%) IIS
4 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (32.39%) MS Office
2 22 (30.99%) MS Excel
3 7 (9.86%) MS Visio
4 6 (8.45%) MS Project
5 5 (7.04%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (1.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.41%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) Intranet
2 3 (4.23%) LAN
3 2 (2.82%) WAN
3 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.82%) Broadband
4 1 (1.41%) Wireless
4 1 (1.41%) DHCP
4 1 (1.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) MS Access
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) DTS
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.41%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.41%) MSI
2 1 (1.41%) InstallShield
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Banking
3 5 (7.04%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.23%) Advertising
5 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.41%) Legal
6 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (39.44%) Analyst
2 9 (12.68%) Service Analyst
2 9 (12.68%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (8.45%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (7.04%) Project Coordinator
4 5 (7.04%) Consultant
4 5 (7.04%) Support Analyst
4 5 (7.04%) Coordinator
4 5 (7.04%) Business Analyst
4 5 (7.04%) Risk Manager
4 5 (7.04%) Information Manager
4 5 (7.04%) Programme Coordinator
4 5 (7.04%) Information Risk Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Desktop Support
5 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Administrator
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Functional Consultant
6 3 (4.23%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) .NET
2 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.23%) CSS
2 3 (4.23%) jQuery
2 3 (4.23%) HTML
3 2 (2.82%) LINQ
3 2 (2.82%) SignalR
3 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.82%) OLE
4 1 (1.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.41%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.41%) HTML5
4 1 (1.41%) CSS3
4 1 (1.41%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.23%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.82%) iPhone
3 2 (2.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.58%) Windows
2 11 (15.49%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.45%) Windows XP
4 4 (5.63%) UNIX
5 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.82%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.68%) Risk Management
2 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (9.86%) PRINCE2
2 7 (9.86%) Data Analysis
3 6 (8.45%) Migration
4 5 (7.04%) Lean Six Sigma
4 5 (7.04%) E-Commerce
4 5 (7.04%) Six Sigma
5 4 (5.63%) Project Management
5 4 (5.63%) Service Management
5 4 (5.63%) Business Continuity
5 4 (5.63%) ITIL
5 4 (5.63%) Test Strategy
6 3 (4.23%) Financial Analysis
6 3 (4.23%) Business Analysis
7 2 (2.82%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (2.82%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.82%) Information Management
7 2 (2.82%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.82%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) C#
2 4 (5.63%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.23%) SQL
3 3 (4.23%) C
4 1 (1.41%) R
4 1 (1.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.45%) Degree
4 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (7.04%) CRISC
4 5 (7.04%) CISSP
4 5 (7.04%) CISA
4 5 (7.04%) CISM
5 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.82%) MCP
6 2 (2.82%) QiCA
7 1 (1.41%) CIMA
7 1 (1.41%) ISEB
7 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.41%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.23%) RACF
3 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.41%) XenApp
4 1 (1.41%) XenServer
4 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) SCCM
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (1.41%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.41%) SCOM
3 1 (1.41%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (9.86%) Google
2 5 (7.04%) Citrix
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle
3 3 (4.23%) Business Objects
3 3 (4.23%) Cisco
3 3 (4.23%) VMware
4 2 (2.82%) Remedy
5 1 (1.41%) AppSense
5 1 (1.41%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.41%) RedPrairie
5 1 (1.41%) Tableau
5 1 (1.41%) HP
5 1 (1.41%) Dell
5 1 (1.41%) SAP
5 1 (1.41%) Avaya
5 1 (1.41%) BMC
5 1 (1.41%) NetApp
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