The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 6 March 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.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 50 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.22% 2.14% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.33% 17.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £289
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £16.16 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
- -23.91%
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
75 35 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 16.34% 12.50% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 18 9
Average daily rate £425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% +19.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £13.47 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.50 £14.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -16 1 £300 +2.12% 1
Towcester - - - -
Wellingborough - - - -
Kettering - - - -
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) C
3 3 (42.86%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) MCP
4 2 (28.57%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (28.57%) MCSE
4 2 (28.57%) Advertising
4 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (14.29%) MCITP
5 1 (14.29%) Xamarin
5 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 1 (14.29%) Facebook
5 1 (14.29%) Facebook Platform
5 1 (14.29%) Twitter
5 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (14.29%) LESS
5 1 (14.29%) WCF
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) MPLS
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (28.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Functional Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) CRM Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Knowledge Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) CRM Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Base Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
2 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) WCF
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) LESS
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCP
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) Facebook
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter
2 1 (14.29%) Xamarin
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco