The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 38 33 49
Rank change year-on-year -5 +16  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.31% 1.64% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.94% 9.38% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Median daily rate £288 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -16.66%  
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 £18.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -2.77% +33.33%  

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 Northamptonshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 63 64 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 16.49% 17.49% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 47 32
Median daily rate £300 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
Median hourly rate £11.17 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.43% +21.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Northamptonshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Northamptonshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification 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 25 March 2017. 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 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 -1 3 £300 -0.82% 1
Daventry - 1 £195 -
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) MCSE
3 9 (75.00%) ITIL
4 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (50.00%) Cisco
5 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (50.00%) Windows
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (41.67%) Data Loss Prevention
6 5 (41.67%) ITIL V3
6 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
6 5 (41.67%) SDLC
6 5 (41.67%) Linux
6 5 (41.67%) Unix
6 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
6 5 (41.67%) CAD
6 5 (41.67%) Project Management
6 5 (41.67%) Degree
6 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (41.67%) NetApp
6 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 3 (25.00%) Citrix
8 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (25.00%) CCNA

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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
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
2 1 (8.33%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Technical Leader
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
1 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Unix
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) CAD
3 5 (41.67%) Data Loss Prevention
3 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (41.67%) ITIL V3
3 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 2 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) MCSE
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (41.67%) Degree
4 3 (25.00%) CCNA
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
6 1 (8.33%) CCNP
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (8.33%) MCDBA
6 1 (8.33%) MCITP
6 1 (8.33%) MCP
6 1 (8.33%) MCSA
6 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (16.67%) Terminal Server
3 2 (16.67%) XenApp
3 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) NetApp
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Webroot