Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 62 48
Rank change year-on-year +17 -14 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.37% 1.17% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.23% 8.59% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 6
Northamptonshire median daily rate £350 £350 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +51.35% -22.92%
10th Percentile £200 £176 £198
90th Percentile £438 £400 £297
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £320 £205
% change year-on-year +1.56% +56.10% -44.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £15.75 £8.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +85.29% -
East Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £20.38 £10.50
% change year-on-year +22.70% +94.05% -19.23%

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 78 128 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 12.34% 13.56% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 96 61
Northamptonshire median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £237 £200 £240
90th Percentile £488 £563 £563
East Midlands median daily rate £392 £394 £375
% change year-on-year -0.38% +4.93% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £45.00 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +160.87% -1.43% +4.48%
10th Percentile £42.50 £12.71 £9.60
90th Percentile £47.50 £114.25 £18.52
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.95% +13.57% +6.35%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +20 14 £350 -12.50% 2
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 13 (86.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 12 (80.00%) ITIL
3 11 (73.33%) Cisco
3 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (73.33%) MCSE
3 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (60.00%) PRINCE2
4 9 (60.00%) Unified Communications
4 9 (60.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 8 (53.33%) ITIL V3
5 8 (53.33%) Windows
5 8 (53.33%) Automotive
5 8 (53.33%) VMware
6 7 (46.67%) CCNA
6 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (40.00%) Degree
7 6 (40.00%) PLM
7 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (40.00%) ERP
7 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 5 (33.33%) Clustering
8 5 (33.33%) SDLC
8 5 (33.33%) High Availability
8 5 (33.33%) VCAP
8 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
9 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
9 4 (26.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) NAS
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) VSAN
General
1 8 (53.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
1 4 (26.67%) IT Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) IT Support
1 4 (26.67%) Technical Architect
2 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 12 (80.00%) ITIL
3 9 (60.00%) Data Loss Prevention
3 9 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (60.00%) PRINCE2
4 8 (53.33%) ITIL V3
5 6 (40.00%) ERP
5 6 (40.00%) PLM
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) High Availability
6 5 (33.33%) SDLC
7 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
7 4 (26.67%) Data Protection
7 4 (26.67%) Project Management
7 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
8 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (20.00%) Migration
9 1 (6.67%) Content Management
9 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (6.67%) Validation
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (73.33%) MCSE
2 7 (46.67%) CCNA
3 6 (40.00%) Degree
4 5 (33.33%) VCAP
5 4 (26.67%) CCIE
5 4 (26.67%) MCP
5 4 (26.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (6.67%) CCNP
6 1 (6.67%) MCSA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) NetApp
4 1 (6.67%) HP