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 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 11.96% 8.09% 6.96%
As % of the Vendors category 29.76% 24.56% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £195 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £399 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
84 57 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 40.19% 32.95% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 23 34
Average daily rate £400 £369 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +37.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £219 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £484 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 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 28 August 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 21 (51.22%) MS Excel
2 13 (31.71%) Windows
3 12 (29.27%) SharePoint
3 12 (29.27%) MS Office
3 12 (29.27%) Finance
4 7 (17.07%) Data Analysis
4 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
5 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
5 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
5 6 (14.63%) SQL
5 6 (14.63%) MS Visio
6 5 (12.20%) MS Access
6 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
6 5 (12.20%) CISSP
6 5 (12.20%) Six Sigma
6 5 (12.20%) Lean Six Sigma
6 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (12.20%) CISA
6 5 (12.20%) CISM
6 5 (12.20%) Risk Management
6 5 (12.20%) Banking
6 5 (12.20%) CRISC
7 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
7 4 (9.76%) Business Continuity
7 4 (9.76%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
7 4 (9.76%) Project Management
7 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
7 4 (9.76%) C#
7 4 (9.76%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (29.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.32%) SAS
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.44%) IIS
5 1 (2.44%) Apache
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 21 (51.22%) MS Excel
2 12 (29.27%) MS Office
3 6 (14.63%) MS Visio
4 4 (9.76%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (4.88%) MS Project
6 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (2.44%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
1 1 (2.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) MS Access
3 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) DTS
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.44%) MSI
1 1 (2.44%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.44%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Analyst
2 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Risk Manager
2 5 (12.20%) Information Manager
2 5 (12.20%) Information Risk Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Senior Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (4.88%) Team Leader
5 2 (4.88%) Pricing Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) OLE
2 2 (4.88%) HTML
3 1 (2.44%) Ajax
3 1 (2.44%) WCF
3 1 (2.44%) HTML5
3 1 (2.44%) REST
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.44%) CSS
3 1 (2.44%) SOAP
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.32%) UNIX
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Data Analysis
2 5 (12.20%) Lean Six Sigma
2 5 (12.20%) Six Sigma
2 5 (12.20%) Risk Management
2 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (9.76%) Business Continuity
3 4 (9.76%) Project Management
3 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
4 3 (7.32%) Migration
4 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.88%) Service Management
5 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.88%) Information Management
5 2 (4.88%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.44%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.44%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.44%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.44%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.44%) Perl
4 1 (2.44%) PHP
4 1 (2.44%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.20%) CRISC
2 5 (12.20%) CISA
2 5 (12.20%) CISM
2 5 (12.20%) CISSP
3 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.88%) QiCA
4 2 (4.88%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
1 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) RACF
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.44%) XenApp
3 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) SCCM
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (2.44%) SCDPM
2 1 (2.44%) SCOM
2 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) Citrix
3 2 (4.88%) Business Objects
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco
3 2 (4.88%) Remedy
3 2 (4.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) AppSense
4 1 (2.44%) Tableau
4 1 (2.44%) Perforce
4 1 (2.44%) BMC