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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 15 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 7.32% 11.49% 13.04%
As % of the Vendors category 19.35% 40.82% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 3
Average daily rate
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£333 £425 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.76% +33.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £243 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £550 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 3
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.47 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -0.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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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
124 49 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 37.80% 28.16% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 18 7
Average daily rate £420 £369 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.89% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £204 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.24 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 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 27 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 28 (49.12%) MS Office
2 24 (42.11%) MS Excel
3 20 (35.09%) Windows
4 19 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 18 (31.58%) SC Cleared
6 13 (22.81%) ITIL
7 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (15.79%) Service Management
8 9 (15.79%) ITSM
8 9 (15.79%) Management Information System
8 9 (15.79%) C
9 8 (14.04%) Finance
9 8 (14.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (12.28%) Google
10 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
10 7 (12.28%) LAN
11 6 (10.53%) MS Exchange
11 6 (10.53%) .NET
11 6 (10.53%) SQL
11 6 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
12 5 (8.77%) Migration
12 5 (8.77%) Change Management
12 5 (8.77%) SAP
12 5 (8.77%) CSS
12 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
12 5 (8.77%) Problem Management
12 5 (8.77%) Windows 7
13 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (7.02%) jQuery
13 4 (7.02%) IntelliMatch

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 6 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.51%) MS Project Server
3 2 (3.51%) Lync
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.51%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.75%) CMS
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 28 (49.12%) MS Office
2 24 (42.11%) MS Excel
3 6 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Google Apps
2 3 (5.26%) Office 365
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) LAN
2 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.51%) WAN
2 2 (3.51%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.75%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.75%) VLAN
3 1 (1.75%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) SMTP
3 1 (1.75%) DHCP
3 1 (1.75%) VPN
3 1 (1.75%) DNS
3 1 (1.75%) SSL
3 1 (1.75%) VoIP
3 1 (1.75%) SAN
3 1 (1.75%) Intranet
3 1 (1.75%) Internet
3 1 (1.75%) MPLS
3 1 (1.75%) HSRP
3 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) MySQL
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.75%) MS Access
4 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.75%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.75%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (43.86%) Analyst
2 18 (31.58%) Service Analyst
2 18 (31.58%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (12.28%) Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Desktop Support
6 4 (7.02%) Change Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.51%) MySQL DBA
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Change Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Coordinator
8 2 (3.51%) Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) DBA
8 2 (3.51%) Programme Coordinator
8 2 (3.51%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Project Coordinator
9 1 (1.75%) Data Centre Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) .NET
2 5 (8.77%) CSS
3 4 (7.02%) jQuery
3 4 (7.02%) HTML
4 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.26%) HTML5
5 2 (3.51%) CSS3
5 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.51%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.51%) Web Services
6 1 (1.75%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (1.75%) ISPF
6 1 (1.75%) XML
6 1 (1.75%) XSLT
6 1 (1.75%) SOAP
6 1 (1.75%) Middleware
6 1 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Clustering
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.09%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.26%) Linux
3 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.51%) UNIX
5 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) ITIL
2 9 (15.79%) Service Management
2 9 (15.79%) ITSM
3 5 (8.77%) Migration
3 5 (8.77%) Change Management
3 5 (8.77%) Problem Management
4 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.26%) Project Management
5 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.51%) Time Management
6 2 (3.51%) Email Migration
6 2 (3.51%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.51%) Web Development
6 2 (3.51%) Web Design
7 1 (1.75%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.75%) Information Management
7 1 (1.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (1.75%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) C
2 6 (10.53%) SQL
3 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.02%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.75%) Java
5 1 (1.75%) C++
5 1 (1.75%) PHP
5 1 (1.75%) VBScript
5 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 18 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (7.02%) ACCA
4 4 (7.02%) CIMA
5 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.51%) MCP
6 1 (1.75%) Degree
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) OVSD
1 1 (1.75%) Control-M
1 1 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Google
2 5 (8.77%) SAP
3 4 (7.02%) Cisco
3 4 (7.02%) VMware
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle
5 2 (3.51%) Lotus
5 2 (3.51%) Citrix
6 1 (1.75%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.75%) HP
6 1 (1.75%) BMC
6 1 (1.75%) NetApp
6 1 (1.75%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.75%) Remedy
6 1 (1.75%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.75%) F5
6 1 (1.75%) Facebook
6 1 (1.75%) Twitter
6 1 (1.75%) Akamai