The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 32 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 3.70% 0.45% -
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% 3.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £165 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £340
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £23.78 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.29% +28.54%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Northampton
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 45 32 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 18.52% 14.48% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 20 21
Median daily rate £338 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £145 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £11.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -39.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Northampton

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Northampton

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Northampton over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Northampton

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 Northampton region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 10 (83.33%) ITIL
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) Degree
3 7 (58.33%) ITIL V3
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco
3 7 (58.33%) MCSE
4 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (50.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 5 (41.67%) Automotive
5 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 4 (33.33%) SDLC
6 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 4 (33.33%) Project Management
6 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
6 4 (33.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (25.00%) NetApp
7 3 (25.00%) CCNA
7 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (25.00%) MCP
7 3 (25.00%) ERP
7 3 (25.00%) PLM
8 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (16.67%) High Availability
8 2 (16.67%) VCAP

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton 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
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Coordinator
2 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Leader
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL V3
3 6 (50.00%) Data Loss Prevention
3 6 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 4 (33.33%) SDLC
5 3 (25.00%) ERP
5 3 (25.00%) PLM
6 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
6 2 (16.67%) CAD
6 2 (16.67%) Coaching
6 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 2 (16.67%) High Availability
7 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
7 1 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (58.33%) MCSE
3 3 (25.00%) CCNA
3 3 (25.00%) MCP
4 2 (16.67%) CCIE
4 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (16.67%) MCDST
4 2 (16.67%) VCAP
4 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (8.33%) CCNP
5 1 (8.33%) MCDBA
5 1 (8.33%) MCSA
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Remedy
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