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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 38 41 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 14.29% 25.15% 9.56%
As % of the Vendors category 34.86% 57.75% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 5
Average daily rate
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£313 £200 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -34.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £183 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £248 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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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
109 71 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 40.98% 43.56% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 16 11
Average daily rate £350 £208 £224
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.67% -7.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.12 £13.25 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £18.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014, 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 26 (41.27%) MS Office
2 19 (30.16%) Windows
2 19 (30.16%) MS Excel
3 17 (26.98%) Security Cleared
4 16 (25.40%) SC Cleared
5 13 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (17.46%) Windows 7
6 11 (17.46%) ITIL
7 8 (12.70%) Service Management
7 8 (12.70%) Google
7 8 (12.70%) SharePoint
7 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
8 7 (11.11%) C
8 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
8 7 (11.11%) Finance
9 6 (9.52%) MS Access
10 5 (7.94%) Windows XP
10 5 (7.94%) .NET
10 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
10 5 (7.94%) SAP
10 5 (7.94%) Intranet
10 5 (7.94%) Risk Management
10 5 (7.94%) Migration
10 5 (7.94%) ITSM
10 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
10 5 (7.94%) Banking
10 5 (7.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (6.35%) Google Apps
11 4 (6.35%) IntelliMatch
11 4 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 8 (12.70%) SharePoint
1 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.17%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.59%) IIS
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (41.27%) MS Office
2 19 (30.16%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (6.35%) MS Project
4 2 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.59%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Google Apps
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) Intranet
2 1 (1.59%) Broadband
2 1 (1.59%) LAN
2 1 (1.59%) SMTP
2 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.59%) SAN
2 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) MS Access
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) DTS
3 1 (1.59%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.59%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (52.38%) Analyst
2 17 (26.98%) Service Analyst
2 17 (26.98%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (7.94%) Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Project Coordinator
5 4 (6.35%) Change Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Programme Coordinator
5 4 (6.35%) Coordinator
5 4 (6.35%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Administrator
7 2 (3.17%) SCCM Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Senior Change Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Pricing Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) .NET
2 3 (4.76%) CSS
2 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.17%) HTML5
3 2 (3.17%) CSS3
3 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.17%) Silverlight
3 2 (3.17%) jQuery
3 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.17%) HTML
4 1 (1.59%) XML
4 1 (1.59%) XSLT
4 1 (1.59%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.17%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.59%) iPhone
4 1 (1.59%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.16%) Windows
2 11 (17.46%) Windows 7
3 5 (7.94%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) ITIL
2 8 (12.70%) Service Management
3 5 (7.94%) Risk Management
3 5 (7.94%) Migration
3 5 (7.94%) ITSM
4 4 (6.35%) E-Commerce
4 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.17%) Financial Analysis
6 2 (3.17%) Email Migration
6 2 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.17%) Web Design
6 2 (3.17%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (3.17%) Web Development
6 2 (3.17%) Project Management
7 1 (1.59%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.59%) OO
7 1 (1.59%) Six Sigma
7 1 (1.59%) BCP
7 1 (1.59%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.11%) C
2 4 (6.35%) C#
3 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.76%) SQL
4 1 (1.59%) C++
4 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (26.98%) Security Cleared
2 16 (25.40%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (6.35%) CIMA
4 4 (6.35%) ACCA
4 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.17%) Degree
5 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.17%) MCP
6 1 (1.59%) ISEB
6 1 (1.59%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) SCCM
1 2 (3.17%) SCOM
2 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.59%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) Google
2 5 (7.94%) SAP
3 3 (4.76%) Business Objects
3 3 (4.76%) Citrix
3 3 (4.76%) VMware
4 2 (3.17%) Cisco
4 2 (3.17%) Lotus
4 2 (3.17%) Remedy
5 1 (1.59%) BMC
5 1 (1.59%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.59%) Tableau
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