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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 25 38 23
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 1.60% 0.69% 2.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.68% 5.26% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate £238 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £8.50 - £13.47
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
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
31 38 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 16.49% 13.10% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 21
Average daily rate £400 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +21.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Average hourly rate £8.50 £17.13 £13.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.36% +27.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 10 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) MCSE
1 3 (75.00%) MCSA
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CCDA
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCDST
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) Degree

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) IT Support
3 1 (25.00%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Junior Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Junior Help Desk Support
3 1 (25.00%) Junior IT Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Junior IT Support
3 1 (25.00%) Junior IT Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Junior Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Junior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) MCSA
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CCDA
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) MCDST
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) VMware