Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 59 51
Rank change year-on-year +22 -8 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 24 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 3.61% 1.31% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.97% 11.32% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 3
Northamptonshire median daily rate £325 £319 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +34.21% -3.06%
10th Percentile £143 £200 £208
90th Percentile £438 £400 £334
East Midlands median daily rate £288 £320 £238
% change year-on-year -10.16% +34.74% -40.63%
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 £13.63 £13.25
% change year-on-year +83.49% +2.83% -0.93%

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 89 106 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 13.40% 11.56% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 84 45
Northamptonshire median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £153 £150 £223
90th Percentile £488 £550 £563
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £381 £375
% change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 9
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £15.75 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.96% +15.75%
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £18.13 £16.75
% change year-on-year -3.45% +8.21% +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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +22 23 £325 -13.33% 2
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 (87.50%) ITIL
2 19 (79.17%) Cisco
2 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 19 (79.17%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (79.17%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 15 (62.50%) Data Loss Prevention
3 15 (62.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (62.50%) Automotive
3 15 (62.50%) Unified Communications
3 15 (62.50%) ITIL V3
4 14 (58.33%) Degree
4 14 (58.33%) MCSE
5 13 (54.17%) ERP
5 13 (54.17%) PLM
6 12 (50.00%) PRINCE2
6 12 (50.00%) CCNA
7 10 (41.67%) VMware
8 9 (37.50%) Data Protection
8 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (33.33%) Asset Management
9 8 (33.33%) Windows
9 8 (33.33%) MCP
9 8 (33.33%) Project Management
9 8 (33.33%) VCAP
9 8 (33.33%) Data Centre
10 7 (29.17%) SDLC
10 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (29.17%) NetApp
10 7 (29.17%) CCIE
10 7 (29.17%) Clustering

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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (62.50%) Unified Communications
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) NAS
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) VSAN
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
General
1 15 (62.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) IT Support
2 6 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (25.00%) IT Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Service Desk Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Architect
4 4 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Technical Architect
5 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Coordinator
6 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Coordinator
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Storage Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (29.17%) Clustering
3 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (4.17%) NHS
5 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) ITIL
2 19 (79.17%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 15 (62.50%) Data Loss Prevention
3 15 (62.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (62.50%) ITIL V3
4 13 (54.17%) ERP
4 13 (54.17%) PLM
5 12 (50.00%) PRINCE2
6 9 (37.50%) Data Protection
7 8 (33.33%) Asset Management
7 8 (33.33%) Project Management
8 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (29.17%) High Availability
8 7 (29.17%) SDLC
9 4 (16.67%) TOGAF
10 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
10 3 (12.50%) Migration
11 2 (8.33%) Coaching
12 1 (4.17%) IT Strategy
12 1 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (58.33%) Degree
2 14 (58.33%) MCSE
3 12 (50.00%) CCNA
4 8 (33.33%) MCP
4 8 (33.33%) VCAP
5 7 (29.17%) CCIE
6 5 (20.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (8.33%) MCDST
8 1 (4.17%) CCNP
8 1 (4.17%) CNE
8 1 (4.17%) MCSA
8 1 (4.17%) Novell Certification
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Cisco
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) VMware
3 7 (29.17%) NetApp
4 1 (4.17%) Aerohive Networks
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) LANDesk