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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 14 7 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 8.36% 13.43% 9.00%
As % of the Vendors category 27.71% 33.33% 26.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 13
Median daily rate £313 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £200 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £16.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 - £13.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 - £17.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.90 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +9.65%

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
83 81 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 30.18% 40.30% 33.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 60 47
Median daily rate £405 £375 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -11.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £205 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £16.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 - £13.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 - £17.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017, 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 36 (45.57%) MS Excel
2 30 (37.97%) ITIL
3 29 (36.71%) Windows
4 23 (29.11%) MS Office
5 22 (27.85%) SQL Server
5 22 (27.85%) SQL
5 22 (27.85%) Active Directory
6 20 (25.32%) Finance
7 17 (21.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (18.99%) VMware
8 15 (18.99%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (16.46%) SCCM
9 13 (16.46%) Power BI
10 11 (13.92%) Windows 7
10 11 (13.92%) Windows 10
10 11 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (12.66%) Degree
11 10 (12.66%) Asset Management
11 10 (12.66%) Project Management
11 10 (12.66%) Dell
11 10 (12.66%) SharePoint
11 10 (12.66%) PRINCE2
11 10 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (12.66%) Spreadsheet
12 9 (11.39%) Mentoring
12 9 (11.39%) Coaching
12 9 (11.39%) Windows Server
12 9 (11.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management

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 10 (12.66%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.86%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.53%) K2 blackpearl
3 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 36 (45.57%) MS Excel
2 23 (29.11%) MS Office
3 10 (12.66%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (7.59%) MS Visio
5 5 (6.33%) MS Project
6 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.27%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.59%) Boomi
1 6 (7.59%) OneDrive
2 3 (3.80%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) SAN
2 6 (7.59%) NAS
3 2 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.27%) 3G
4 1 (1.27%) DHCP
4 1 (1.27%) DNS
4 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.85%) SQL Server
2 17 (21.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (16.46%) Power BI
4 9 (11.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Power View
5 7 (8.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (5.06%) PowerPivot
8 1 (1.27%) MS Access
8 1 (1.27%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (25.32%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Banking
3 4 (5.06%) Legal
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Analyst
2 8 (10.13%) Administrator
3 6 (7.59%) Applications Support
3 6 (7.59%) Business Analyst
3 6 (7.59%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 6 (7.59%) Consultant
3 6 (7.59%) Designer
3 6 (7.59%) Developer
3 6 (7.59%) Integration Consultant
3 6 (7.59%) Service Desk Engineer
3 6 (7.59%) Support Analyst
3 6 (7.59%) Technical Leader
3 6 (7.59%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (6.33%) IT Administrator
4 5 (6.33%) Service Analyst
4 5 (6.33%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (5.06%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.06%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.13%) .NET
2 7 (8.86%) D3.js
3 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.53%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.27%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.27%) CSS
4 1 (1.27%) HTML
4 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Data Centre
1 6 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.80%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 29 (36.71%) Windows
2 11 (13.92%) Windows 10
2 11 (13.92%) Windows 7
3 9 (11.39%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.13%) Linux
5 7 (8.86%) Windows XP
6 6 (7.59%) Unix
6 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.53%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.97%) ITIL
2 15 (18.99%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (12.66%) Asset Management
5 10 (12.66%) PRINCE2
5 10 (12.66%) Project Management
6 9 (11.39%) Coaching
6 9 (11.39%) Mentoring
6 9 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.86%) Application Packaging
7 7 (8.86%) Business Analysis
7 7 (8.86%) Data Visualisation
7 7 (8.86%) Functional Testing
7 7 (8.86%) SDLC
7 7 (8.86%) Visualisation
8 6 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (7.59%) Regression Testing
8 6 (7.59%) Release Management
8 6 (7.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.85%) SQL
2 6 (7.59%) C#
3 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.06%) VB
3 4 (5.06%) VBA
4 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.80%) VB6
5 2 (2.53%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.27%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) Degree
2 8 (10.13%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (8.86%) MCSE
4 6 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.06%) APMP
5 4 (5.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.53%) DBS Check
7 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.27%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.27%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 22 (27.85%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.59%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (16.46%) SCCM
2 1 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 15 (18.99%) VMware
2 10 (12.66%) Dell
3 8 (10.13%) NetApp
4 6 (7.59%) Cisco
4 6 (7.59%) Citrix
4 6 (7.59%) Intel Security
4 6 (7.59%) Webroot
5 2 (2.53%) SAP
6 1 (1.27%) IBM
6 1 (1.27%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle
6 1 (1.27%) Symantec
6 1 (1.27%) Tableau