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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 68 52 57
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 22 41 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.46% 2.55% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.37% 18.39% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 16
Average daily rate
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£350 £200 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -24.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £125 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £321 £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.82 £17.49 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +12.83%
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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
263 223 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 17.49% 13.84% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 103 98
Average daily rate £345 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £429 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 29
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £17.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £56.16 £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 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 22 August 2014.

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 22 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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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
Derbyshire +9 8 £350 +12.90% 6
Lincolnshire +11 5 - - 11
Nottinghamshire +2 5 £275 -12.00% 8
Leicestershire -6 4 £625 +316.66% 7
Northamptonshire - - - - 6
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 40 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 32 (69.57%) Windows
3 20 (43.48%) Active Directory
4 14 (30.43%) MCSE
4 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (26.09%) Windows 7
5 12 (26.09%) VMware
6 11 (23.91%) Migration
6 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
7 9 (19.57%) Windows XP
7 9 (19.57%) SQL
7 9 (19.57%) MS Office
7 9 (19.57%) MCITP
7 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (17.39%) ITIL
8 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
8 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
8 8 (17.39%) Citrix
8 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
9 7 (15.22%) Blackberry
9 7 (15.22%) MCP
9 7 (15.22%) .NET
9 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
9 7 (15.22%) Lync
9 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (13.04%) SCCM
10 6 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (13.04%) MCDST
10 6 (13.04%) MCTS

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
1 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 7 (15.22%) Lync
2 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.17%) IIS
5 1 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
2 9 (19.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.87%) LAN
2 5 (10.87%) VLAN
3 4 (8.70%) WAN
4 3 (6.52%) Internet
4 3 (6.52%) DNS
5 2 (4.35%) LDAP
5 2 (4.35%) VoIP
5 2 (4.35%) Kerberos
5 2 (4.35%) IPsec
6 1 (2.17%) Firewall
6 1 (2.17%) Intranet
6 1 (2.17%) VRRP
6 1 (2.17%) MPLS
6 1 (2.17%) OSPF
6 1 (2.17%) BGP
6 1 (2.17%) DHCP
6 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (8.70%) EDRMS
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.17%) VLDB
6 1 (2.17%) DTS
6 1 (2.17%) OLAP
6 1 (2.17%) QlikView
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.52%) Advertising
2 2 (4.35%) Marketing
2 2 (4.35%) Electronics
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Consultant
3 5 (10.87%) IT Support
4 4 (8.70%) DBA
4 4 (8.70%) Developer
4 4 (8.70%) SQL DBA
4 4 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) SQL Developer
5 3 (6.52%) CRM Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.17%) SOAP
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) XML
3 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.17%) WCF
3 1 (2.17%) Silverlight
3 1 (2.17%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (2.17%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.35%) DTV
2 2 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (2.17%) Replication
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) EPoS
3 1 (2.17%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 32 (69.57%) Windows
2 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (26.09%) Windows 7
4 9 (19.57%) Windows XP
4 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Migration
2 8 (17.39%) ITIL
3 6 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (8.70%) CRM
4 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.35%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (4.35%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.17%) TDD
7 1 (2.17%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.17%) Workflow
7 1 (2.17%) ITSM
7 1 (2.17%) Online Security
7 1 (2.17%) Service Management
7 1 (2.17%) Project Management
7 1 (2.17%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.17%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) C#
3 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.17%) VB6
5 1 (2.17%) VB
5 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) MCSE
2 9 (19.57%) MCITP
3 7 (15.22%) MCP
4 6 (13.04%) MCDST
4 6 (13.04%) MCTS
5 5 (10.87%) MCSA
6 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.35%) Degree
7 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.17%) CCNP
8 1 (2.17%) CCNA
8 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 20 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.52%) vSphere
3 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.52%) XenApp
4 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.17%) XenServer
4 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) SCCM
2 2 (4.35%) SCOM
3 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 40 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.09%) VMware
3 8 (17.39%) Citrix
4 2 (4.35%) SAP
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (2.17%) Mercator
5 1 (2.17%) Remedy
5 1 (2.17%) IBM
5 1 (2.17%) HP
5 1 (2.17%) Novell
5 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint