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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 37 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 10.07% 20.67% 16.96%
As % of the Vendors category 31.46% 56.06% 65.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 6
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£325 £235 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.29% -18.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £175 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 £13.47 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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
89 66 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 32.01% 36.87% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 18 9
Average daily rate £325 £306 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.75 £15.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.83% -56.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 (42.19%) MS Office
2 19 (29.69%) MS Excel
3 17 (26.56%) Windows
3 17 (26.56%) SC Cleared
3 17 (26.56%) Security Cleared
4 15 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (18.75%) ITIL
6 9 (14.06%) C
6 9 (14.06%) Service Management
6 9 (14.06%) Google
6 9 (14.06%) Windows 7
7 8 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 7 (10.94%) Finance
9 6 (9.38%) Risk Management
9 6 (9.38%) ITSM
9 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
9 6 (9.38%) MS Access
9 6 (9.38%) .NET
9 6 (9.38%) SAP
9 6 (9.38%) LAN
9 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
9 6 (9.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (7.81%) IntelliMatch
10 5 (7.81%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (7.81%) Intranet
10 5 (7.81%) ACCA
10 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
10 5 (7.81%) C#
10 5 (7.81%) Windows XP
10 5 (7.81%) CIMA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.13%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.56%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (1.56%) Lync
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.56%) IIS
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.56%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (42.19%) MS Office
2 19 (29.69%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (6.25%) MS Project
5 2 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Google Apps
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) LAN
2 5 (7.81%) Intranet
3 1 (1.56%) SAN
3 1 (1.56%) Broadband
3 1 (1.56%) WAN
3 1 (1.56%) SMTP
3 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) MS Access
2 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.56%) Xcelsius
3 1 (1.56%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (48.44%) Analyst
2 16 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 16 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (15.63%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (9.38%) Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.81%) Change Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
6 4 (6.25%) Programme Coordinator
6 4 (6.25%) Coordinator
6 4 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Change Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Administrator
8 2 (3.13%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Junior Business Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Knowledge Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) .NET
2 4 (6.25%) CSS
3 3 (4.69%) HTML5
3 3 (4.69%) jQuery
3 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.69%) HTML
3 3 (4.69%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.13%) Silverlight
4 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (3.13%) CSS3
4 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.56%) LESS
5 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.56%) Web Services
5 1 (1.56%) XML
5 1 (1.56%) XSLT
5 1 (1.56%) WCF
5 1 (1.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.56%) iPad
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.56%) Windows
2 9 (14.06%) Windows 7
3 5 (7.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.75%) ITIL
2 9 (14.06%) Service Management
3 6 (9.38%) Risk Management
3 6 (9.38%) ITSM
4 5 (7.81%) Migration
5 4 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.69%) Change Management
7 2 (3.13%) Web Design
7 2 (3.13%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (3.13%) Web Development
7 2 (3.13%) Email Migration
7 2 (3.13%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.13%) Financial Analysis
8 1 (1.56%) Analytics
8 1 (1.56%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.06%) C
2 5 (7.81%) C#
3 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.69%) SQL
5 2 (3.13%) C++
6 1 (1.56%) Java
6 1 (1.56%) PHP
6 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 17 (26.56%) SC Cleared
1 17 (26.56%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (7.81%) ACCA
3 5 (7.81%) CIMA
4 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.13%) Degree
6 2 (3.13%) MCP
6 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (1.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) Google
2 6 (9.38%) SAP
3 3 (4.69%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.13%) Lotus
5 1 (1.56%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.56%) Facebook
5 1 (1.56%) Twitter
5 1 (1.56%) Tableau
5 1 (1.56%) Remedy
5 1 (1.56%) Citrix
5 1 (1.56%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.56%) VMware
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