The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 77 93 62
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 21 11 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.31% 0.63% 2.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.75% 3.79% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 16
Average daily rate £205 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £250 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £340 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 13
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -19.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
271 290 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 16.93% 16.51% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 159 115
Average daily rate £363 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £20.80 £18.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Leicestershire +9 8 £181 -39.83%
Northamptonshire - 6 £250 - 3
Derbyshire +9 5 £111 -63.16% 3
Nottinghamshire -3 2 - - 6
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 35 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 34 (69.39%) Active Directory
3 33 (67.35%) Windows
4 28 (57.14%) MCSE
5 21 (42.86%) MS Exchange
6 18 (36.73%) HP
6 18 (36.73%) CCNA
6 18 (36.73%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (34.69%) Citrix
7 17 (34.69%) Cisco
8 16 (32.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (28.57%) VMware
10 13 (26.53%) VPN
10 13 (26.53%) ITIL
10 13 (26.53%) MS Office
10 13 (26.53%) PowerShell
11 12 (24.49%) XenDesktop
11 12 (24.49%) Apple iOS
11 12 (24.49%) Windows 8
11 12 (24.49%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (24.49%) Windows 10
11 12 (24.49%) VBScript
11 12 (24.49%) SharePoint
11 12 (24.49%) IBM Notes
11 12 (24.49%) Lotus
11 12 (24.49%) Windows XP
11 12 (24.49%) Blackberry
11 12 (24.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 12 (24.49%) Exchange Server 2003
12 11 (22.45%) MCSA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 21 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 16 (32.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (24.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (24.49%) Exchange Server 2003
3 12 (24.49%) IBM Notes
3 12 (24.49%) SharePoint
3 12 (24.49%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (26.53%) MS Office
2 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) IBM PureFlex
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) VPN
2 8 (16.33%) VoIP
2 8 (16.33%) WAN
3 7 (14.29%) DNS
3 7 (14.29%) LAN
4 6 (12.24%) DHCP
4 6 (12.24%) Firewall
5 5 (10.20%) Internet
6 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.12%) SAN
7 3 (6.12%) Wireless
8 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Automotive
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) IT Support
2 10 (20.41%) Support Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) IT Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) IT Support Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Service Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Architect
5 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (6.12%) Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Network Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Network Support Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) .NET
1 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) CMDB
3 2 (4.08%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.08%) iPad
3 2 (4.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 33 (67.35%) Windows
2 12 (24.49%) Apple iOS
2 12 (24.49%) Windows 10
2 12 (24.49%) Windows 8
2 12 (24.49%) Windows XP
3 9 (18.37%) Windows Server
4 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.12%) Linux
5 3 (6.12%) Unix
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) ITIL
2 8 (16.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (8.16%) ITIL V3
4 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.08%) IT Governance
6 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.08%) Migration
6 2 (4.08%) Project Management
6 2 (4.08%) Software Audit
7 1 (2.04%) CAD
7 1 (2.04%) ERP
7 1 (2.04%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.04%) OO
7 1 (2.04%) Release Management
7 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.04%) Service Management
7 1 (2.04%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) PowerShell
2 12 (24.49%) VBScript
3 4 (8.16%) SQL
4 1 (2.04%) C++
4 1 (2.04%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.04%) VB
4 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (57.14%) MCSE
2 18 (36.73%) CCNA
2 18 (36.73%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (22.45%) MCSA
4 10 (20.41%) CCDA
5 5 (10.20%) MCP
6 4 (8.16%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
6 4 (8.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (6.12%) MCITP
8 2 (4.08%) Degree
8 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.04%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (2.04%) CCA
9 1 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.04%) MCDST
9 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (2.04%) VCAP
9 1 (2.04%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (69.39%) Active Directory
2 12 (24.49%) XenDesktop
3 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.12%) vSphere
5 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.04%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Backup Exec
1 4 (8.16%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.04%) EdgeSight
2 1 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 18 (36.73%) HP
3 17 (34.69%) Cisco
3 17 (34.69%) Citrix
4 14 (28.57%) VMware
5 12 (24.49%) Lotus
6 5 (10.20%) Dell
7 3 (6.12%) IBM
7 3 (6.12%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (4.08%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.04%) Brocade
9 1 (2.04%) Intel
9 1 (2.04%) Twitter
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