The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Derbyshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Derbyshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 33 19 29
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 2.45% 2.36% 3.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.50% 15.00% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Average daily rate £110 £110 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -66.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.49 £27.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Derbyshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
48 20 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 19.59% 15.75% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 9 34
Average daily rate £320 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £137 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £327 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 17
Average hourly rate £16.08 £22.25 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.73% -49.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.72 £27.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Derbyshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Derbyshire region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Derbyshire region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram in Derbyshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in Derbyshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Derbyshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Chesterfield -8 1 - -
Derby -11 1 - - 2
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (95.83%) Active Directory
3 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 21 (87.50%) Citrix
4 20 (83.33%) MS Office
4 20 (83.33%) Windows XP
4 20 (83.33%) Windows 7
5 19 (79.17%) Windows Vista
5 19 (79.17%) MS Exchange
5 19 (79.17%) Blackberry
5 19 (79.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 19 (79.17%) Novell
6 18 (75.00%) Lotus
6 18 (75.00%) NetWare
6 18 (75.00%) VPN
6 18 (75.00%) Windows 2000
6 18 (75.00%) IBM Notes
6 18 (75.00%) VBScript
6 18 (75.00%) ServiceCenter
6 18 (75.00%) PowerShell
6 18 (75.00%) XenDesktop
6 18 (75.00%) HP
6 18 (75.00%) ITSM
6 18 (75.00%) Apple iOS
7 4 (16.67%) MCSE
8 3 (12.50%) MCP
9 2 (8.33%) NHS
9 2 (8.33%) MCITP
10 1 (4.17%) VLAN
10 1 (4.17%) Degree

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (79.17%) MS Exchange
1 19 (79.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 18 (75.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (83.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (75.00%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) VLAN
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) VRRP
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) IT Support
3 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
3 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (4.17%) Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 19 (79.17%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (83.33%) Windows XP
2 20 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 19 (79.17%) Windows Vista
4 18 (75.00%) NetWare
4 18 (75.00%) Windows 2000
4 18 (75.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) ITSM
2 1 (4.17%) Migration
2 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) VBScript
1 18 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) MCSE
2 3 (12.50%) MCP
3 2 (8.33%) MCITP
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) MCDST
4 1 (4.17%) MCTS
4 1 (4.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (95.83%) Active Directory
2 18 (75.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (75.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
1 21 (87.50%) Citrix
2 19 (79.17%) Novell
3 18 (75.00%) Lotus
3 18 (75.00%) HP