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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 8 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 8.71% 11.90% 8.09%
As % of the Vendors category 29.07% 30.12% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.93% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £261 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £445 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.52 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.36% -4.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
86 83 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 29.97% 39.52% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 53 23
Average daily rate £407 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £280 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £486 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.52 £15.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.46% +30.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 (63.64%) MS Office
2 21 (47.73%) ITIL
2 21 (47.73%) Windows
3 20 (45.45%) Service Management
4 18 (40.91%) Security Cleared
5 17 (38.64%) SC Cleared
5 17 (38.64%) ITSM
5 17 (38.64%) MS Excel
6 12 (27.27%) VMware
7 10 (22.73%) SQL
8 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (20.45%) DV Cleared
8 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (18.18%) Change Control
9 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (18.18%) Cisco
9 8 (18.18%) Active Directory
9 8 (18.18%) NetApp
9 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 8 (18.18%) OVSD
10 7 (15.91%) Linux
10 7 (15.91%) HP
10 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
11 6 (13.64%) CentOS
11 6 (13.64%) BIG-IP
11 6 (13.64%) iSCSI
11 6 (13.64%) F5
11 6 (13.64%) Capacity Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (4.55%) IIS
1 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) OpenEdge
2 1 (2.27%) Lync
Applications
1 28 (63.64%) MS Office
2 17 (38.64%) MS Excel
3 4 (9.09%) MS Project
3 4 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
5 2 (4.55%) InDesign
6 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (2.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) BIG-IP
1 6 (13.64%) iSCSI
2 3 (6.82%) SAN
3 2 (4.55%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.27%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (2.27%) ProC
1 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (11.36%) Marketing
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Publishing
3 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.27%) Front Office
3 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Service Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (13.64%) Support Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Architect
5 5 (11.36%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 4 (9.09%) Virtualisation Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Designer
6 4 (9.09%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Junior
8 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Applications Architect
9 1 (2.27%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) .NET
2 5 (11.36%) HTML
3 3 (6.82%) CSS
4 2 (4.55%) XML
4 2 (4.55%) HTML5
4 2 (4.55%) jQuery
5 1 (2.27%) RESTful
5 1 (2.27%) J2EE
5 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.27%) CSS3
5 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.27%) XSD
5 1 (2.27%) XSL
5 1 (2.27%) JSF
5 1 (2.27%) JSP
5 1 (2.27%) SOAP
5 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) FMCG
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
4 1 (2.27%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.27%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 21 (47.73%) Windows
2 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (15.91%) Linux
5 6 (13.64%) Ubuntu
5 6 (13.64%) CentOS
6 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.55%) UNIX
8 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) ITIL
2 20 (45.45%) Service Management
3 17 (38.64%) ITSM
4 8 (18.18%) Change Control
5 6 (13.64%) SDLC
5 6 (13.64%) Capacity Management
5 6 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (13.64%) PRINCE2
6 5 (11.36%) Project Management
6 5 (11.36%) ITIL V3
6 5 (11.36%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.55%) CRM
8 2 (4.55%) Logistics
8 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.55%) Time Management
9 1 (2.27%) Data Protection
9 1 (2.27%) Release Management
9 1 (2.27%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.82%) C
4 2 (4.55%) VBA
5 1 (2.27%) Progress 4GL
5 1 (2.27%) X++
5 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.27%) C#
5 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 17 (38.64%) SC Cleared
3 9 (20.45%) DV Cleared
4 8 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (4.55%) MCP
7 1 (2.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (2.27%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
3 6 (13.64%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) OVSD
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) VMware
2 8 (18.18%) NetApp
2 8 (18.18%) Cisco
3 7 (15.91%) HP
4 6 (13.64%) Citrix
4 6 (13.64%) F5
5 5 (11.36%) Adobe
6 4 (9.09%) BMC
6 4 (9.09%) Remedy
7 1 (2.27%) hybris
7 1 (2.27%) Lumension
7 1 (2.27%) Informatica
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle
7 1 (2.27%) Progress