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 24 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 32 25 19
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 0.73% 0.60% 2.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% 3.33% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£245 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -19.70%
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
54 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 19.71% 17.86% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 6
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £218 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.75 - £17.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 - £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 - £17.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) MCP
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) CentOS
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Knowledge Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Base Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCP
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco