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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank - 34 32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - 1.36% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category - 20.00% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 6
Average daily rate
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- £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.42 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +12.40%
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
42 20 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 11.44% 6.80% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 23
Average daily rate £400 £400 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £445 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 2014. 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
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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
Brackley - - - -
Daventry - - - - 1
Northampton - - - - 2
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) Advertising
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) MCTS
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) VB6
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) DTS
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) DTS
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 2 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Developer
1 2 (33.33%) CRM Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Functional Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) CRM Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) CRM
1 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB6
2 1 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) MCTS
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft