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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 8.88% 9.74% 10.85%
As % of the Vendors category 21.43% 34.55% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 3
Average daily rate
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£370 £425 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +33.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 3
Average hourly rate £15.75 £11.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.18% -18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
126 55 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 41.45% 28.21% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 19 12
Average daily rate £420 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £208 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £562 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 29 (50.00%) MS Office
2 25 (43.10%) MS Excel
3 21 (36.21%) Windows
4 20 (34.48%) Security Cleared
5 19 (32.76%) SC Cleared
6 15 (25.86%) ITIL
7 12 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (18.97%) Service Management
9 10 (17.24%) ITSM
9 10 (17.24%) Management Information System
9 10 (17.24%) C
9 10 (17.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 9 (15.52%) Finance
11 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
12 7 (12.07%) LAN
13 6 (10.34%) MS Exchange
13 6 (10.34%) Active Directory
13 6 (10.34%) .NET
13 6 (10.34%) SQL
13 6 (10.34%) Change Management
13 6 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
13 6 (10.34%) Google
13 6 (10.34%) Windows 7
14 5 (8.62%) Problem Management
14 5 (8.62%) VMware
14 5 (8.62%) Cisco
14 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
14 5 (8.62%) HTML
14 5 (8.62%) SAP
14 5 (8.62%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.45%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) MS Project Server
2 2 (3.45%) Lync
3 1 (1.72%) Facebook Platform
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.72%) CMS
3 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (50.00%) MS Office
2 25 (43.10%) MS Excel
3 6 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Google Apps
2 3 (5.17%) Office 365
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) LAN
2 3 (5.17%) IP Telephony
3 2 (3.45%) WAN
3 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.72%) VPN
4 1 (1.72%) DNS
4 1 (1.72%) SSL
4 1 (1.72%) SAN
4 1 (1.72%) Intranet
4 1 (1.72%) Internet
4 1 (1.72%) MPLS
4 1 (1.72%) Firewall
4 1 (1.72%) SMTP
4 1 (1.72%) DHCP
4 1 (1.72%) VoIP
4 1 (1.72%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.72%) VLAN
4 1 (1.72%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.72%) HSRP
4 1 (1.72%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) MySQL
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.72%) Xcelsius
4 1 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.72%) MS Access
4 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.72%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Retail
2 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (43.10%) Analyst
2 17 (29.31%) Service Analyst
2 17 (29.31%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (18.97%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (13.79%) Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.90%) Change Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) DBA
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) MySQL DBA
8 2 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Change Analyst
9 1 (1.72%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Junior IT Support Analyst
9 1 (1.72%) Data Centre Manager
9 1 (1.72%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) .NET
2 5 (8.62%) HTML
2 5 (8.62%) CSS
3 4 (6.90%) jQuery
4 3 (5.17%) HTML5
4 3 (5.17%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.45%) SOAP
5 2 (3.45%) Web Services
5 2 (3.45%) XML
5 2 (3.45%) CSS3
5 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.45%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.72%) LESS
6 1 (1.72%) XSLT
6 1 (1.72%) Middleware
6 1 (1.72%) JSF
6 1 (1.72%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (17.24%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) Clustering
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.21%) Windows
2 6 (10.34%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.17%) Linux
5 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.45%) UNIX
6 1 (1.72%) CentOS
6 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) ITIL
2 11 (18.97%) Service Management
3 10 (17.24%) ITSM
4 6 (10.34%) Change Management
5 5 (8.62%) Problem Management
6 4 (6.90%) Migration
6 4 (6.90%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.17%) Project Management
8 2 (3.45%) Web Design
8 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.45%) Email Migration
8 2 (3.45%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.45%) Change Control
8 2 (3.45%) Web Development
8 2 (3.45%) Time Management
9 1 (1.72%) Business Process Improvement
9 1 (1.72%) ITIL V3
9 1 (1.72%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.72%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) C
2 6 (10.34%) SQL
3 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.90%) C#
5 2 (3.45%) VBA
5 2 (3.45%) Java
5 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.72%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.72%) VBScript
6 1 (1.72%) C++
6 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 19 (32.76%) SC Cleared
3 10 (17.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (6.90%) ACCA
4 4 (6.90%) CIMA
5 3 (5.17%) MCP
5 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.72%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.72%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) OVSD
2 1 (1.72%) SCOM
2 1 (1.72%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (10.34%) Google
2 5 (8.62%) VMware
2 5 (8.62%) SAP
2 5 (8.62%) Cisco
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) Citrix
4 2 (3.45%) Lotus
5 1 (1.72%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.72%) Remedy
5 1 (1.72%) BMC
5 1 (1.72%) NetApp
5 1 (1.72%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.72%) HP
5 1 (1.72%) hybris
5 1 (1.72%) Akamai
5 1 (1.72%) F5
5 1 (1.72%) Facebook
5 1 (1.72%) Twitter
5 1 (1.72%) Xamarin