Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 32 66
Rank change year-on-year -37 +34 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.60% 4.05% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.32% 27.45% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 24 4
Northamptonshire median daily rate £200 £294 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.91% +10.85% -24.29%
10th Percentile £174 £143 £224
90th Percentile £281 £411 £340
East Midlands median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - £15.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £50.00 £13.63
% change year-on-year -69.00% +266.97% -6.03%

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 94 102 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 11.31% 14.74% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 82 57
Northamptonshire median daily rate £413 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £156 £150
90th Percentile £588 £488 £543
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.75 - £11.50
10th Percentile £11.13 - £9.60
90th Percentile £12.38 - £26.55
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £22.08 £15.13
% change year-on-year -20.72% +45.95% -18.33%

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 September 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 21 September 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 -41 3 £200 -30.43% 6
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) MCP
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Unified Communications
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) MCSA
4 2 (40.00%) Automotive
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (20.00%) MCITP
5 1 (20.00%) VLAN
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) VoIP
5 1 (20.00%) WLAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) Unix

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 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) NAS
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Skype
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) WLAN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Automotive
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Data Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Deployment Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Storage Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Storage Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Server Hardening
2 1 (20.00%) Server Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) MCP
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (20.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Intel
3 1 (20.00%) VMware