Period
to 21 October 2017

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 6 months to 21 October 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 61 62
Rank change year-on-year +27 +1 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 25 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 3.76% 1.09% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.41% 10.23% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 1
Northamptonshire median daily rate £313 £265 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.92% -24.29% -
East Midlands median daily rate £288 £275 £305
% change year-on-year +4.55% -9.84% -12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £15.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.00% -
East Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 £13.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year +266.97% -6.03% +7.41%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 88 88 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 13.23% 10.65% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 70 56
Northamptonshire median daily rate £375 £392 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.34% -2.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £154 £150 £239
90th Percentile £491 £515 £538
East Midlands median daily rate £385 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -3.75% +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 8
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £11.25 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -39.25% +29.96%
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +20.69%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

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 6 months to 21 October 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +26 23 £300 +4.35%
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 21 (84.00%) ITIL
2 20 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (72.00%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (72.00%) Cisco
3 18 (72.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 15 (60.00%) ITIL V3
4 15 (60.00%) Degree
4 15 (60.00%) Automotive
5 14 (56.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (56.00%) MCSE
5 14 (56.00%) Unified Communications
5 14 (56.00%) Data Loss Prevention
6 13 (52.00%) PRINCE2
6 13 (52.00%) ERP
6 13 (52.00%) PLM
7 11 (44.00%) CCNA
8 10 (40.00%) VMware
9 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (32.00%) Data Protection
10 8 (32.00%) VCAP
10 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
10 8 (32.00%) Project Management
10 8 (32.00%) Windows
11 7 (28.00%) MCP
11 7 (28.00%) CCIE
11 7 (28.00%) NetApp
11 7 (28.00%) Clustering
11 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (28.00%) Asset Management
11 7 (28.00%) SDLC

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring 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 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (8.00%) LAN
2 2 (8.00%) WAN
3 1 (4.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) NAS
3 1 (4.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) VSAN
3 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (60.00%) Automotive
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) IT Support
2 5 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (20.00%) IT Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Service Desk Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Architect
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Coordinator
4 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Coordinator
5 2 (8.00%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) Ajax
1 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) HTML5
1 1 (4.00%) jQuery
1 1 (4.00%) JSON
1 1 (4.00%) LINQ
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) WPF
1 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (28.00%) Clustering
3 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (4.00%) NHS
5 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) ITIL
2 18 (72.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 15 (60.00%) ITIL V3
4 14 (56.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 14 (56.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (52.00%) ERP
5 13 (52.00%) PLM
5 13 (52.00%) PRINCE2
6 8 (32.00%) Data Protection
6 8 (32.00%) Project Management
7 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (28.00%) Asset Management
7 7 (28.00%) High Availability
7 7 (28.00%) SDLC
8 4 (16.00%) TOGAF
9 3 (12.00%) Coaching
9 3 (12.00%) Migration
10 1 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
10 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C#
1 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
1 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (72.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (60.00%) Degree
3 14 (56.00%) MCSE
4 11 (44.00%) CCNA
5 8 (32.00%) VCAP
6 7 (28.00%) CCIE
6 7 (28.00%) MCP
7 5 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (12.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (12.00%) MCDST
9 1 (4.00%) CCNP
9 1 (4.00%) CNE
9 1 (4.00%) MCSA
9 1 (4.00%) Novell Certification
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (72.00%) Cisco
3 10 (40.00%) VMware
4 7 (28.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) LANDesk
5 1 (4.00%) Remedy