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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 16 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 7.89% 8.19% 9.62%
As % of the Vendors category 22.96% 25.89% 28.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 11
Average daily rate
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£276 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.77% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £143 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £433 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.52 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
135 112 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 34.35% 31.64% 34.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 74 44
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
Average hourly rate £16.83 £10.28 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.70% -70.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +2 21 £264 -35.13% 11
Wellingborough +2 1 £275 +120.00%
Corby - 1 - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 40 (56.34%) MS Office
2 35 (49.30%) Windows
3 26 (36.62%) MS Excel
4 23 (32.39%) ITIL
5 20 (28.17%) Security Cleared
6 19 (26.76%) SC Cleared
7 18 (25.35%) Service Management
8 17 (23.94%) Active Directory
9 16 (22.54%) VMware
10 15 (21.13%) ITSM
10 15 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (14.08%) DV Cleared
13 10 (14.08%) Cisco
14 9 (12.68%) Citrix
14 9 (12.68%) Linux
14 9 (12.68%) SQL
14 9 (12.68%) .NET
14 9 (12.68%) Finance
14 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (12.68%) Hyper-V
14 9 (12.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (11.27%) Change Control
15 8 (11.27%) Windows 7
15 8 (11.27%) OVSD
15 8 (11.27%) Project Management
15 8 (11.27%) SharePoint
15 8 (11.27%) NetApp
16 7 (9.86%) HP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (11.27%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.63%) Lync
4 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (4.23%) IIS
4 3 (4.23%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.82%) MS Project Server
5 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.82%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 40 (56.34%) MS Office
2 26 (36.62%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.04%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.63%) MS Project
4 4 (5.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (2.82%) InDesign
7 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) Office 365
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) iSCSI
1 6 (8.45%) BIG-IP
2 5 (7.04%) LAN
3 4 (5.63%) SAN
4 3 (4.23%) IP Telephony
4 3 (4.23%) DNS
4 3 (4.23%) WAN
4 3 (4.23%) DHCP
5 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.82%) VPN
5 2 (2.82%) Wireless
5 2 (2.82%) Intranet
6 1 (1.41%) Internet
6 1 (1.41%) 3G
6 1 (1.41%) MPLS
6 1 (1.41%) Firewall
6 1 (1.41%) 2G
6 1 (1.41%) GPRS
6 1 (1.41%) SSL
6 1 (1.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) MySQL
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.82%) MS Access
4 1 (1.41%) DTS
4 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.41%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.41%) ProC
General
1 9 (12.68%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Advertising
2 4 (5.63%) Marketing
3 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Service Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (12.68%) 1st Line Support
3 9 (12.68%) Architect
4 8 (11.27%) Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 4 (5.63%) Virtualisation Architect
6 4 (5.63%) Designer
6 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) MySQL DBA
8 2 (2.82%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.82%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (2.82%) DBA
8 2 (2.82%) Applications Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.68%) .NET
2 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.63%) HTML
4 3 (4.23%) jQuery
4 3 (4.23%) CSS
5 2 (2.82%) SOAP
5 2 (2.82%) Web Services
5 2 (2.82%) Middleware
6 1 (1.41%) JSF
6 1 (1.41%) ISPF
6 1 (1.41%) XML
6 1 (1.41%) JSP
6 1 (1.41%) J2EE
6 1 (1.41%) RESTful
6 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.41%) GIS
5 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.41%) NHS
5 1 (1.41%) Clustering
5 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.41%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.41%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 35 (49.30%) Windows
2 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (12.68%) Linux
5 8 (11.27%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.45%) CentOS
6 6 (8.45%) Ubuntu
7 5 (7.04%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.23%) UNIX
10 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.39%) ITIL
2 18 (25.35%) Service Management
3 15 (21.13%) ITSM
4 8 (11.27%) Project Management
4 8 (11.27%) Change Control
5 7 (9.86%) Capacity Management
5 7 (9.86%) PRINCE2
6 6 (8.45%) Change Management
6 6 (8.45%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (7.04%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (5.63%) ITIL V3
8 4 (5.63%) Migration
9 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.23%) Problem Management
10 2 (2.82%) Requirements Engineering
10 2 (2.82%) SDLC
10 2 (2.82%) TOGAF
10 2 (2.82%) Logistics
10 2 (2.82%) Unit Testing
10 2 (2.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.68%) SQL
2 4 (5.63%) C
2 4 (5.63%) C#
2 4 (5.63%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.23%) VBA
4 2 (2.82%) VBScript
4 2 (2.82%) C++
5 1 (1.41%) Java
5 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.41%) X++
Qualifications
1 20 (28.17%) Security Cleared
2 19 (26.76%) SC Cleared
3 10 (14.08%) DV Cleared
4 9 (12.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (4.23%) MCP
6 2 (2.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (23.94%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (12.68%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) OVSD
2 2 (2.82%) SCCM
2 2 (2.82%) Control-M
2 2 (2.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (22.54%) VMware
2 10 (14.08%) Cisco
3 9 (12.68%) Citrix
4 8 (11.27%) NetApp
5 7 (9.86%) HP
6 6 (8.45%) Adobe
6 6 (8.45%) F5
7 4 (5.63%) Oracle
8 3 (4.23%) Lotus
8 3 (4.23%) Remedy
8 3 (4.23%) McAfee
9 2 (2.82%) BMC
9 2 (2.82%) Altiris
9 2 (2.82%) Dell
10 1 (1.41%) Mapinfo
10 1 (1.41%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.41%) Symantec
10 1 (1.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 1 (1.41%) hybris
10 1 (1.41%) Akamai
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