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 September 2016 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 28 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 9.89% 10.18% 12.68%
As % of the Vendors category 29.47% 33.33% 29.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 11
Median daily rate £475 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £189 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £525 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £18.52 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +34.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
95 84 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 33.57% 30.55% 43.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 56 55
Median daily rate £450 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
Median hourly rate £8.50 £18.52 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.10% +15.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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 September 2016.

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 September 2016, 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 32 (49.23%) SQL
2 30 (46.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (41.54%) SQL Server
3 27 (41.54%) SharePoint
4 25 (38.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 23 (35.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (35.38%) MS Excel
5 23 (35.38%) .NET
6 20 (30.77%) ITIL
7 19 (29.23%) C#
8 18 (27.69%) VMware
8 18 (27.69%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (27.69%) PowerShell
9 16 (24.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (24.62%) Windows
9 16 (24.62%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (24.62%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (23.08%) SAP
10 15 (23.08%) VB.NET
10 15 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (23.08%) .NET Framework
11 13 (20.00%) Boomi
11 13 (20.00%) Power BI
11 13 (20.00%) Dell
11 13 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
12 12 (18.46%) VB
13 11 (16.92%) MS Office
13 11 (16.92%) VBA
13 11 (16.92%) Classic ASP
13 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development

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 27 (41.54%) SharePoint
2 25 (38.46%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (10.77%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (6.15%) CMS
4 4 (6.15%) JBoss
4 4 (6.15%) K2 blackpearl
4 4 (6.15%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (35.38%) MS Excel
2 11 (16.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.00%) Boomi
2 6 (9.23%) Office 365
3 5 (7.69%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) DMZ
1 4 (6.15%) Extranet
1 4 (6.15%) Intranet
1 4 (6.15%) LAN
2 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.62%) WAN
3 2 (3.08%) IP Telephony
3 2 (3.08%) SAN
4 1 (1.54%) DHCP
4 1 (1.54%) DNS
4 1 (1.54%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.54%) NAS
4 1 (1.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (46.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 27 (41.54%) SQL Server
3 23 (35.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (24.62%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (20.00%) Power BI
7 8 (12.31%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (10.77%) Relational Database
9 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
10 4 (6.15%) RDBMS
11 3 (4.62%) OLAP
11 3 (4.62%) OLAP Cube
11 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (24.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.15%) Cobertura
2 4 (6.15%) JBehave
2 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.15%) JUnit
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Advertising
4 1 (1.54%) Law
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (43.08%) Developer
2 20 (30.77%) SharePoint Developer
3 10 (15.38%) Consultant
4 9 (13.85%) Architect
5 7 (10.77%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 7 (10.77%) Integration Consultant
6 6 (9.23%) Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 5 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.69%) SSIS Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.62%) .NET Architect
9 3 (4.62%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Data Architect
9 3 (4.62%) Power BI Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) SharePoint Specialist
9 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
10 2 (3.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 2 (3.08%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (35.38%) .NET
2 15 (23.08%) .NET Framework
3 11 (16.92%) Classic ASP
4 8 (12.31%) JSON
5 5 (7.69%) Web Services
6 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET
6 4 (6.15%) Entity Framework
6 4 (6.15%) Hibernate
6 4 (6.15%) Java EE
6 4 (6.15%) JDBC
6 4 (6.15%) JPA
6 4 (6.15%) LINQ
6 4 (6.15%) REST
6 4 (6.15%) SAP Smart Forms
6 4 (6.15%) SOAP
6 4 (6.15%) Spring
6 4 (6.15%) WCF
6 4 (6.15%) XML
7 3 (4.62%) Backbone.js
7 3 (4.62%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Data Integration
2 3 (4.62%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.62%) User Experience
3 2 (3.08%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.08%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) BYOD
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.62%) Windows
2 6 (9.23%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.62%) Linux
3 3 (4.62%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.62%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.08%) Android
4 2 (3.08%) Unix
4 2 (3.08%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.54%) CentOS
5 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) ITIL
2 18 (27.69%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (24.62%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (13.85%) ETL
6 9 (13.85%) SDLC
7 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (10.77%) BDD
8 7 (10.77%) Functional Testing
8 7 (10.77%) Regression Testing
8 7 (10.77%) SOA
8 7 (10.77%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (10.77%) Unit Testing
9 5 (7.69%) Mentoring
10 4 (6.15%) Coaching
10 4 (6.15%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (6.15%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (6.15%) Service Management
10 4 (6.15%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (49.23%) SQL
2 19 (29.23%) C#
3 18 (27.69%) PowerShell
4 15 (23.08%) VB.NET
5 12 (18.46%) VB
6 11 (16.92%) VB6
6 11 (16.92%) VBA
7 4 (6.15%) Java
7 4 (6.15%) T-SQL
7 4 (6.15%) VBScript
8 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (9.23%) HND
3 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.08%) Degree
5 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) MCSE
6 1 (1.54%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.54%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) SCCM
2 4 (6.15%) BladeLogic
3 2 (3.08%) SCOM
4 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.54%) OVSD
Vendors
1 18 (27.69%) VMware
2 15 (23.08%) SAP
3 13 (20.00%) Dell
4 5 (7.69%) Oracle
5 3 (4.62%) Cisco
5 3 (4.62%) NetApp
5 3 (4.62%) Twitter
6 2 (3.08%) Citrix
6 2 (3.08%) HP
7 1 (1.54%) Apple
7 1 (1.54%) BMC
7 1 (1.54%) IBM
7 1 (1.54%) Remedy
7 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.54%) Webroot