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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.13% 9.63% 12.06%
As % of the Vendors category 19.23% 32.98% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 10
Average daily rate
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£370 £313 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.40% -1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £144 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £550 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 3
Average hourly rate £13.75 £12.24 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.38% -9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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
208 94 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 42.28% 29.19% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 34 24
Average daily rate £400 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £170 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -5 24 £333 -21.76% 16
Kettering - 1 - - 1
Corby - - - -
Towcester - - - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 42 (44.68%) MS Excel
2 37 (39.36%) MS Office
3 30 (31.91%) Windows
4 22 (23.40%) Security Cleared
5 21 (22.34%) SC Cleared
6 20 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (20.21%) .NET
8 18 (19.15%) ITIL
9 17 (18.09%) C#
10 15 (15.96%) SQL Server
11 14 (14.89%) ASP.NET
11 14 (14.89%) CSS
11 14 (14.89%) Service Management
11 14 (14.89%) ITSM
12 13 (13.83%) Management Information System
12 13 (13.83%) HTML
12 13 (13.83%) JavaScript
12 13 (13.83%) MS Exchange
12 13 (13.83%) jQuery
13 12 (12.77%) C
13 12 (12.77%) Finance
13 12 (12.77%) Migration
13 12 (12.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 11 (11.70%) Active Directory
15 10 (10.64%) SharePoint
15 10 (10.64%) MS PowerPoint
15 10 (10.64%) Windows 7
15 10 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
16 9 (9.57%) HTML5
16 9 (9.57%) Google

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (13.83%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.64%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.32%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (4.26%) Lync
4 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.26%) IIS
5 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (2.13%) MS Project Server
6 2 (2.13%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.06%) CMS
7 1 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.06%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 42 (44.68%) MS Excel
2 37 (39.36%) MS Office
3 10 (10.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (5.32%) MS Project
5 3 (3.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.38%) Office 365
3 5 (5.32%) Google Apps
4 3 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.45%) LAN
2 3 (3.19%) Intranet
3 2 (2.13%) Firewall
3 2 (2.13%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.13%) WAN
3 2 (2.13%) DHCP
3 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.13%) DNS
4 1 (1.06%) SSL
4 1 (1.06%) SAN
4 1 (1.06%) VPN
4 1 (1.06%) SMTP
4 1 (1.06%) VoIP
4 1 (1.06%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.06%) VLAN
4 1 (1.06%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.06%) HSRP
4 1 (1.06%) Internet
4 1 (1.06%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.19%) MySQL
3 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.06%) Xcelsius
4 1 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.06%) MS Access
4 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.06%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (8.51%) Visual Studio
1 8 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (12.77%) Finance
2 5 (5.32%) Advertising
3 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.06%) Law
Job Titles
1 37 (39.36%) Analyst
2 23 (24.47%) Service Analyst
2 23 (24.47%) Service Desk Analyst
3 18 (19.15%) Developer
4 17 (18.09%) 1st Line Support
5 10 (10.64%) C# Developer
6 5 (5.32%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.26%) Coordinator
7 4 (4.26%) Architect
7 4 (4.26%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (4.26%) Change Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.19%) SAP Data Migration Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) SAP Data Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) SAP Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) Data Migration Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (3.19%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) Programme Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.21%) .NET
2 14 (14.89%) ASP.NET
2 14 (14.89%) CSS
3 13 (13.83%) jQuery
3 13 (13.83%) HTML
4 9 (9.57%) HTML5
5 8 (8.51%) CSS3
6 7 (7.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (4.26%) Silverlight
8 3 (3.19%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.19%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.13%) SignalR
9 2 (2.13%) LINQ
9 2 (2.13%) Web Services
9 2 (2.13%) Middleware
10 1 (1.06%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 1 (1.06%) ISPF
10 1 (1.06%) XML
10 1 (1.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (13.83%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.19%) NHS
3 3 (3.19%) NPfIT
4 1 (1.06%) Clustering
4 1 (1.06%) Kindle
4 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (31.91%) Windows
2 10 (10.64%) Windows 7
3 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.26%) Linux
5 4 (4.26%) Windows XP
5 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.19%) UNIX
7 2 (2.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.06%) CentOS
8 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.15%) ITIL
2 14 (14.89%) Service Management
2 14 (14.89%) ITSM
3 12 (12.77%) Migration
4 8 (8.51%) Change Management
5 6 (6.38%) Web Development
6 5 (5.32%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2
6 5 (5.32%) Project Management
7 4 (4.26%) E-Commerce
7 4 (4.26%) ETL
7 4 (4.26%) Workflow
7 4 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.19%) Data Migration
8 3 (3.19%) Data Mapping
8 3 (3.19%) Validation
8 3 (3.19%) MVC
9 2 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.13%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.09%) C#
2 13 (13.83%) JavaScript
3 12 (12.77%) C
4 9 (9.57%) SQL
5 3 (3.19%) C++
5 3 (3.19%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.13%) VBScript
7 1 (1.06%) VBA
7 1 (1.06%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.06%) Java
7 1 (1.06%) PHP
7 1 (1.06%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (23.40%) Security Cleared
2 21 (22.34%) SC Cleared
3 12 (12.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (4.26%) ACCA
4 4 (4.26%) CIMA
5 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.13%) MCP
7 1 (1.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (1.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (11.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.32%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.06%) XenServer
4 1 (1.06%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) SCCM
1 3 (3.19%) SCOM
2 2 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (2.13%) Control-M
3 1 (1.06%) OVSD
3 1 (1.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (9.57%) Google
2 8 (8.51%) SAP
3 7 (7.45%) VMware
4 5 (5.32%) Cisco
5 3 (3.19%) Oracle
6 2 (2.13%) Citrix
6 2 (2.13%) HP
6 2 (2.13%) BMC
6 2 (2.13%) NetApp
6 2 (2.13%) Lotus
6 2 (2.13%) Remedy
7 1 (1.06%) Websense
7 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.06%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.06%) Nokia
7 1 (1.06%) Akamai
7 1 (1.06%) F5
7 1 (1.06%) Facebook
7 1 (1.06%) Twitter
7 1 (1.06%) Xamarin
Northamptonshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.50 - £19.50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 24 days ago