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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 30 27 35
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 1.14% 1.34% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.98% 6.12% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £300 £303 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +0.83%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £311
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +40.74%  

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 43 49 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 16.35% 21.88% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 36 23
Median daily rate £306 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.43% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £415 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £11.17 £23.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.43% +58.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Northampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Northampton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) Degree
4 5 (50.00%) ITIL V3
4 5 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (50.00%) SDLC
4 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (50.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 5 (50.00%) NetApp
4 5 (50.00%) CAD
4 5 (50.00%) Project Management
4 5 (50.00%) Unix
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (20.00%) DHCP
7 2 (20.00%) DNS
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (10.00%) NAS
8 1 (10.00%) Windows 7

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) NAS
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Technical Leader
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 5 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Unix
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) CAD
3 5 (50.00%) Data Loss Prevention
3 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 5 (50.00%) Project Management
3 5 (50.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) MCSE
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (50.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (10.00%) MCDBA
4 1 (10.00%) MCITP
4 1 (10.00%) MCP
4 1 (10.00%) MCSA
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Webroot