The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification 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 Certification over the 3 months to 28 May 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 29 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 0.91% - 1.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.71% - 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £16.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +14.75%
Microsoft Certification
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Qualifications Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
35 42 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 15.91% 17.72% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 8
Median daily rate £400 £425 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +39.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £326 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 4
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% +17.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northampton region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Northampton region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Northampton region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) CCDA
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Nimble Storage
3 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) iPad
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (25.00%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall Support
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Technical Support
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) CCDA
3 1 (25.00%) HND
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSD
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Dell
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Nimble Storage
2 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto