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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 17.28% 8.74% 11.85%
As % of the Vendors category 47.19% 29.07% 29.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 14 13
Median daily rate £425 £256 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.85% -35.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £116 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £420 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £11.50 £18.52 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.90% +68.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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 86 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 36.63% 30.07% 39.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 59 53
Median daily rate £425 £407 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.42% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £165 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £11.50 £18.52 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.90% +23.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £18.52 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £22.50 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northampton region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 2016.

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 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northampton region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 30 (48.39%) SQL
2 27 (43.55%) SharePoint
3 26 (41.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (40.32%) SharePoint 2013
4 25 (40.32%) SQL Server
5 24 (38.71%) .NET
6 20 (32.26%) C#
6 20 (32.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (30.65%) MS Excel
8 18 (29.03%) PowerShell
9 17 (27.42%) Windows
10 16 (25.81%) ITIL
10 16 (25.81%) VB.NET
11 15 (24.19%) SAP
11 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (24.19%) .NET Framework
12 14 (22.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (22.58%) VMware
13 13 (20.97%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (20.97%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (19.35%) VB
15 11 (17.74%) VBA
15 11 (17.74%) Classic ASP
15 11 (17.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (17.74%) VB6
16 10 (16.13%) Boomi
16 10 (16.13%) MS Office
16 10 (16.13%) Active Directory
16 10 (16.13%) Dell
16 10 (16.13%) Power BI

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (43.55%) SharePoint
2 25 (40.32%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (11.29%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (6.45%) CMS
4 4 (6.45%) JBoss
4 4 (6.45%) K2 blackpearl
4 4 (6.45%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.84%) MS Exchange
6 2 (3.23%) IIS
7 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (30.65%) MS Excel
2 10 (16.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.13%) Boomi
2 6 (9.68%) Office 365
3 5 (8.06%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) DMZ
1 4 (6.45%) Extranet
1 4 (6.45%) Intranet
1 4 (6.45%) LAN
2 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.84%) WAN
3 2 (3.23%) IP Telephony
3 2 (3.23%) SAN
4 1 (1.61%) DHCP
4 1 (1.61%) DNS
4 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.61%) NAS
4 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (41.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 25 (40.32%) SQL Server
3 20 (32.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (20.97%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (17.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (16.13%) Power BI
7 7 (11.29%) Relational Database
8 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
9 4 (6.45%) RDBMS
10 3 (4.84%) OLAP
10 3 (4.84%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (1.61%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 14 (22.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.45%) Cobertura
2 4 (6.45%) JBehave
2 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.45%) JUnit
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Advertising
4 1 (1.61%) Law
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (45.16%) Developer
2 20 (32.26%) SharePoint Developer
3 8 (12.90%) Architect
3 8 (12.90%) Consultant
4 6 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (8.06%) Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 5 (8.06%) Business Intelligence Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Integration Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Data Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) SharePoint Specialist
7 3 (4.84%) SSIS Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Exchange Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Power BI Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (38.71%) .NET
2 15 (24.19%) .NET Framework
3 11 (17.74%) Classic ASP
4 8 (12.90%) JSON
5 5 (8.06%) WCF
5 5 (8.06%) Web Services
6 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET
6 4 (6.45%) Entity Framework
6 4 (6.45%) Hibernate
6 4 (6.45%) Java EE
6 4 (6.45%) JDBC
6 4 (6.45%) JPA
6 4 (6.45%) LINQ
6 4 (6.45%) REST
6 4 (6.45%) SAP Smart Forms
6 4 (6.45%) SOAP
6 4 (6.45%) Spring
6 4 (6.45%) XML
7 3 (4.84%) CSS
7 3 (4.84%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Data Integration
2 3 (4.84%) User Experience
3 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.23%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) BYOD
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.42%) Windows
2 6 (9.68%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.23%) Android
5 2 (3.23%) Linux
5 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.61%) CentOS
6 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.61%) Unix
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) ITIL
2 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (20.97%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (16.13%) Continuous Deployment
5 9 (14.52%) ETL
6 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (11.29%) BDD
7 7 (11.29%) SDLC
7 7 (11.29%) SOA
7 7 (11.29%) Unit Testing
8 4 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (6.45%) Functional Testing
8 4 (6.45%) OO
8 4 (6.45%) Regression Testing
8 4 (6.45%) Service Management
8 4 (6.45%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.84%) MVC
9 3 (4.84%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (4.84%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (48.39%) SQL
2 20 (32.26%) C#
3 18 (29.03%) PowerShell
4 16 (25.81%) VB.NET
5 12 (19.35%) VB
6 11 (17.74%) VB6
6 11 (17.74%) VBA
7 5 (8.06%) Java
8 4 (6.45%) T-SQL
8 4 (6.45%) VBScript
9 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.61%) C++
10 1 (1.61%) F#
10 1 (1.61%) Haskell
10 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (9.68%) HND
3 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) Degree
5 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.61%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) SCCM
2 4 (6.45%) BladeLogic
3 3 (4.84%) SCOM
4 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.61%) OVSD
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) SAP
2 14 (22.58%) VMware
3 10 (16.13%) Dell
4 5 (8.06%) Oracle
5 3 (4.84%) Citrix
5 3 (4.84%) Twitter
6 2 (3.23%) Cisco
6 2 (3.23%) HP
6 2 (3.23%) NetApp
6 2 (3.23%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.61%) Apple
7 1 (1.61%) BMC
7 1 (1.61%) IBM
7 1 (1.61%) Remedy
7 1 (1.61%) Webroot