The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 8.71% 8.21% 8.70%
As % of the Vendors category 23.08% 27.87% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
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£373 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.58 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.18% +0.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Microsoft
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Vendors Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
91 61 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 37.76% 29.47% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 21 13
Average daily rate £425 £356 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.29% +13.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £489 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% -5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Northampton region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Northampton region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 27 (58.70%) MS Office
2 23 (50.00%) Windows
3 18 (39.13%) MS Excel
4 17 (36.96%) Security Cleared
5 16 (34.78%) SC Cleared
6 15 (32.61%) ITIL
7 12 (26.09%) Service Management
8 10 (21.74%) ITSM
8 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (17.39%) Management Information System
9 8 (17.39%) C
9 8 (17.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (15.22%) Problem Management
10 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
10 7 (15.22%) SQL
10 7 (15.22%) LAN
10 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
10 7 (15.22%) VMware
11 6 (13.04%) Change Management
11 6 (13.04%) Finance
11 6 (13.04%) Cisco
11 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
12 5 (10.87%) Linux
12 5 (10.87%) Citrix
12 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (10.87%) DV Cleared
12 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (8.70%) Change Control
13 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
13 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) Lync
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.35%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.17%) CMS
4 1 (2.17%) IIS
4 1 (2.17%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (58.70%) MS Office
2 18 (39.13%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (6.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.17%) MS Project
4 1 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.17%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) LAN
2 3 (6.52%) IP Telephony
3 2 (4.35%) iSCSI
3 2 (4.35%) WAN
3 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.35%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.17%) VLAN
4 1 (2.17%) Firewall
4 1 (2.17%) VPN
4 1 (2.17%) DNS
4 1 (2.17%) SSL
4 1 (2.17%) SMTP
4 1 (2.17%) DHCP
4 1 (2.17%) VoIP
4 1 (2.17%) SAN
4 1 (2.17%) Intranet
4 1 (2.17%) Internet
4 1 (2.17%) MPLS
4 1 (2.17%) HSRP
4 1 (2.17%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) MySQL
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.17%) MS Access
4 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.17%) SAP BI
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) Xcelsius
4 1 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.17%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Analyst
2 13 (28.26%) Service Analyst
2 13 (28.26%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (19.57%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (13.04%) Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.52%) Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Virtualisation Architect
6 2 (4.35%) MySQL DBA
6 2 (4.35%) DBA
6 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Software Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Data Centre Manager
7 1 (2.17%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) .NET
1 4 (8.70%) HTML
2 3 (6.52%) jQuery
2 3 (6.52%) CSS
3 2 (4.35%) SOAP
3 2 (4.35%) Web Services
3 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.17%) ISPF
4 1 (2.17%) JSF
4 1 (2.17%) WCF
4 1 (2.17%) J2EE
4 1 (2.17%) XML
4 1 (2.17%) JSP
4 1 (2.17%) Middleware
4 1 (2.17%) LESS
4 1 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.17%) REST
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Clustering
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
3 5 (10.87%) Linux
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.52%) UNIX
5 2 (4.35%) CentOS
5 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.35%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) ITIL
2 12 (26.09%) Service Management
3 10 (21.74%) ITSM
4 7 (15.22%) Problem Management
5 6 (13.04%) Change Management
6 4 (8.70%) Change Control
6 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.70%) Project Management
7 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.35%) Time Management
8 2 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.35%) Capacity Management
9 1 (2.17%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (2.17%) Unit Testing
9 1 (2.17%) Asset Management
9 1 (2.17%) Information Management
9 1 (2.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (2.17%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) C
2 7 (15.22%) SQL
3 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.35%) VBA
4 2 (4.35%) Java
5 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.17%) C#
5 1 (2.17%) C++
5 1 (2.17%) PHP
5 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (36.96%) Security Cleared
2 16 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 8 (17.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (10.87%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.52%) MCP
6 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.17%) Degree
7 1 (2.17%) CIMA
7 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.17%) ACCA
7 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) OVSD
2 1 (2.17%) SCOM
2 1 (2.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) VMware
2 6 (13.04%) Cisco
3 5 (10.87%) Citrix
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle
4 3 (6.52%) HP
4 3 (6.52%) NetApp
5 2 (4.35%) F5
5 2 (4.35%) SAP
6 1 (2.17%) Google
6 1 (2.17%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.17%) Adobe
6 1 (2.17%) BMC
6 1 (2.17%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.17%) Remedy
6 1 (2.17%) Lumension
6 1 (2.17%) Facebook
6 1 (2.17%) Twitter
6 1 (2.17%) Xamarin
6 1 (2.17%) Akamai
6 1 (2.17%) hybris
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