Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 39 64
Rank change year-on-year -16 +25 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.95% 3.58% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.29% 26.97% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 10
Northamptonshire median daily rate £200 £325 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +1.96% +34.21%
10th Percentile £170 £143 £200
90th Percentile £361 £438 £400
East Midlands median daily rate £300 £288 £400
% change year-on-year +4.35% -28.13% +48.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £12.69 - £15.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £13.63
% change year-on-year -38.00% +83.49% -2.68%

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 112 89 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 13.66% 13.26% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 72 85
Northamptonshire median daily rate £364 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £158 £152 £150
90th Percentile £498 £488 £550
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £380 £384
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.98% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £12.22 - £15.75
10th Percentile £11.20 - £11.10
90th Percentile £13.41 - £120.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 -18 10 £200 -38.46% 6
Kettering - 2 £361 - 3
Daventry - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
3 10 (62.50%) CCNA
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco
4 9 (56.25%) MCP
5 8 (50.00%) Unified Communications
6 7 (43.75%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
7 6 (37.50%) ITIL
7 6 (37.50%) MCSE
7 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
8 4 (25.00%) MCSA
8 4 (25.00%) Automotive
8 4 (25.00%) MCITP
8 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (18.75%) Degree
9 3 (18.75%) SCCM
9 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
9 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (12.50%) SAN
10 2 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
10 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
10 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
10 2 (12.50%) C#
10 2 (12.50%) SQL

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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) NAS
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (25.00%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Service Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Data Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Deployment Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Storage Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Entity Framework
1 2 (12.50%) jQuery
1 2 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.25%) iPad
1 1 (6.25%) iPhone
1 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Unix
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (6.25%) Windows NT
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) MVC
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) ITSM
5 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Server Hardening
5 1 (6.25%) Server Management
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (6.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) CCNA
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (56.25%) MCP
3 6 (37.50%) MCSE
4 4 (25.00%) MCITP
4 4 (25.00%) MCSA
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
6 1 (6.25%) CCNP
6 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) VCP6
6 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Intel