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 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 46 34 39
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.48% 1.52% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.67% 11.36% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Median daily rate £400 £231 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.97% -33.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £8.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.33 £17.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+13.70% +0.47%
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 44 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 13.86% 13.41% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 26 32
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 14
Median hourly rate £16.63 £8.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.58% -43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £8.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £128.13 £17.50 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +54.92%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -6 8 £400 +72.97%
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) MCSE
2 10 (83.33%) VMware
3 8 (66.67%) ITIL
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (58.33%) NetApp
4 7 (58.33%) CAD
4 7 (58.33%) Project Management
4 7 (58.33%) Linux
4 7 (58.33%) PRINCE2
4 7 (58.33%) Unix
4 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (58.33%) ITIL V3
4 7 (58.33%) Degree
4 7 (58.33%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (58.33%) Data Centre
4 7 (58.33%) SDLC
4 7 (58.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (58.33%) Data Loss Prevention
5 5 (41.67%) Windows
6 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 2 (16.67%) LAN
8 2 (16.67%) WAN
8 2 (16.67%) DHCP
8 2 (16.67%) DNS
8 2 (16.67%) Windows 7

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DHCP
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) Intranet
2 1 (8.33%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) PABX
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Technical Leader
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Support
4 1 (8.33%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Director
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Data Centre
1 7 (58.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
1 7 (58.33%) Unix
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) CAD
2 7 (58.33%) Data Loss Prevention
2 7 (58.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL V3
2 7 (58.33%) PRINCE2
2 7 (58.33%) Project Management
2 7 (58.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) MCSE
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (58.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) VMware
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco
4 7 (58.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Webroot