The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 24 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 3.74% 1.12% 2.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.30% 6.98% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£350 £310 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +148.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.82 £17.42 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.18% +12.40%
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Derbyshire region.

Qualifications Category
Derbyshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
86 43 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 40.19% 16.10% 34.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 15 32
Average daily rate £325 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £140 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £54.58 £51.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.26% +5.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £23.25 £16.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £57.10 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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
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 21 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derby 0 3 - - 2
Chesterfield +10 2 £350 - 1
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (40.00%) MS Office
4 4 (40.00%) LAN
4 4 (40.00%) WAN
4 4 (40.00%) MCDST
5 3 (30.00%) MCP
5 3 (30.00%) MCSE
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) Citrix
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) vSphere
6 2 (20.00%) MCSA
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (20.00%) VoIP
6 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (20.00%) MCTS
6 2 (20.00%) MCITP
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (20.00%) XenApp
6 2 (20.00%) Lync
7 1 (10.00%) ITIL
7 1 (10.00%) Linux
7 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco
7 1 (10.00%) CCNP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (20.00%) Lync
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) VoIP
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) OSPF
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) VRRP
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) EPoS
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL
1 1 (10.00%) Service Management
1 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (10.00%) QMS
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) MCDST
2 3 (30.00%) MCP
2 3 (30.00%) MCSE
3 2 (20.00%) MCSA
3 2 (20.00%) MCTS
3 2 (20.00%) MCITP
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) vSphere
3 2 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Novell
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Mercator