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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 16 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 9.09% 13.33% 21.05%
As % of the Vendors category 27.45% 45.83% 70.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 6
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£300 £313 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -1.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £197 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £550 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £16.75 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.51% +7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -5.00%
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
102 48 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 33.12% 29.09% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 16 9
Average daily rate £423 £369 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.57% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £553 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 3 March 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 3 March 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 22 (34.38%) MS Excel
3 18 (28.13%) Windows
4 15 (23.44%) SC Cleared
4 15 (23.44%) Security Cleared
5 13 (20.31%) ITIL
6 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (14.06%) C
7 9 (14.06%) Google
7 9 (14.06%) Finance
8 8 (12.50%) LAN
9 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
9 7 (10.94%) SharePoint
9 7 (10.94%) Management Information System
9 7 (10.94%) Service Management
9 7 (10.94%) MS PowerPoint
10 6 (9.38%) Windows 7
10 6 (9.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (9.38%) ITSM
10 6 (9.38%) Risk Management
10 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
10 6 (9.38%) .NET
10 6 (9.38%) SAP
10 6 (9.38%) SQL
10 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
11 5 (7.81%) Intranet
11 5 (7.81%) ACCA
11 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
11 5 (7.81%) Migration
11 5 (7.81%) CIMA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 7 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.13%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.13%) MS Project Server
3 2 (3.13%) Lync
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.56%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (1.56%) IIS
4 1 (1.56%) CMS
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (42.19%) MS Office
2 22 (34.38%) MS Excel
3 7 (10.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (6.25%) MS Project
4 4 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Google Apps
2 3 (4.69%) Office 365
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) LAN
2 5 (7.81%) Intranet
3 2 (3.13%) WAN
3 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.56%) VPN
4 1 (1.56%) DNS
4 1 (1.56%) SSL
4 1 (1.56%) SAN
4 1 (1.56%) SMTP
4 1 (1.56%) DHCP
4 1 (1.56%) VoIP
4 1 (1.56%) Internet
4 1 (1.56%) MPLS
4 1 (1.56%) Firewall
4 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.56%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.56%) VLAN
4 1 (1.56%) HSRP
4 1 (1.56%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) MS Access
3 3 (4.69%) MySQL
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.56%) Xcelsius
5 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.56%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (14.06%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Banking
2 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (43.75%) Analyst
2 16 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 16 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (12.50%) 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%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Coordinator
6 4 (6.25%) Programme Coordinator
7 3 (4.69%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Change Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Junior Business Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Junior
8 2 (3.13%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Administrator
8 2 (3.13%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) .NET
2 4 (6.25%) CSS
3 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.69%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.69%) HTML
3 3 (4.69%) jQuery
3 3 (4.69%) HTML5
4 2 (3.13%) Silverlight
4 2 (3.13%) Web Services
4 2 (3.13%) CSS3
4 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.56%) LESS
5 1 (1.56%) XML
5 1 (1.56%) XSLT
5 1 (1.56%) Middleware
5 1 (1.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 1 (1.56%) ISPF
5 1 (1.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.56%) Clustering
3 1 (1.56%) iPhone
3 1 (1.56%) iPad
3 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.13%) Windows
2 6 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.69%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.13%) Linux
4 2 (3.13%) UNIX
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.31%) ITIL
2 7 (10.94%) Service Management
3 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
3 6 (9.38%) ITSM
3 6 (9.38%) Risk Management
4 5 (7.81%) Migration
4 5 (7.81%) Change Management
4 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
4 5 (7.81%) Problem Management
5 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.69%) Project Management
7 2 (3.13%) Email Migration
7 2 (3.13%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.13%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (3.13%) Web Development
7 2 (3.13%) Web Design
8 1 (1.56%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.56%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.06%) C
2 6 (9.38%) SQL
3 4 (6.25%) C#
4 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.56%) PHP
6 1 (1.56%) VBScript
6 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.56%) C++
6 1 (1.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (23.44%) SC Cleared
1 15 (23.44%) 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%) MCP
5 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.69%) Degree
6 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.13%) VCP4
7 1 (1.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Control-M
1 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) Google
2 6 (9.38%) SAP
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle
4 2 (3.13%) Lotus
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco
4 2 (3.13%) Citrix
4 2 (3.13%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.56%) Akamai
5 1 (1.56%) Facebook
5 1 (1.56%) Twitter
5 1 (1.56%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.56%) BMC
5 1 (1.56%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.56%) Remedy
5 1 (1.56%) Business Objects
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