The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 East Midlands 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 57 62 50
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 39 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.42% 1.94% 2.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.73% 12.69% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 14
Average daily rate £300 £325 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
248 197 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 15.38% 15.26% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 85 102
Average daily rate £320 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 40
Average hourly rate £13.63 £14.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.03% -57.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.66 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £27.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
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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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram 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 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +7 14 £315 +6.77% 5
Northamptonshire -4 9 £300 -17.24% 4
Leicestershire -13 7 £313 -3.84% 6
Derbyshire -14 6 £110 - 2
Lincolnshire - - - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 57 (69.51%) Microsoft
2 55 (67.07%) Windows
3 45 (54.88%) Active Directory
4 41 (50.00%) Citrix
5 32 (39.02%) MCSE
6 29 (35.37%) Windows 7
7 28 (34.15%) MS Exchange
8 27 (32.93%) Windows XP
8 27 (32.93%) Blackberry
9 25 (30.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 25 (30.49%) MS Office
10 23 (28.05%) Windows Vista
11 22 (26.83%) PowerShell
11 22 (26.83%) Windows 2000
11 22 (26.83%) ITSM
12 21 (25.61%) HP
13 20 (24.39%) VBScript
14 19 (23.17%) MCP
14 19 (23.17%) Novell
14 19 (23.17%) XenDesktop
15 18 (21.95%) Apple iOS
15 18 (21.95%) ServiceCenter
15 18 (21.95%) Lotus
15 18 (21.95%) NetWare
15 18 (21.95%) VPN
15 18 (21.95%) IBM Notes
16 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (15.85%) SQL
18 12 (14.63%) SQL Server
18 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 28 (34.15%) MS Exchange
2 25 (30.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 18 (21.95%) IBM Notes
4 8 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (7.32%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.88%) Lync
6 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.66%) IIS
8 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 25 (30.49%) MS Office
2 10 (12.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.95%) VPN
2 7 (8.54%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.66%) DNS
3 3 (3.66%) LAN
3 3 (3.66%) Internet
4 2 (2.44%) Intranet
4 2 (2.44%) DHCP
4 2 (2.44%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.44%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.22%) VLAN
5 1 (1.22%) WAN
5 1 (1.22%) SAN
5 1 (1.22%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (8.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.66%) EDRMS
6 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.44%) DTS
6 2 (2.44%) MySQL
6 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.44%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.44%) Advertising
2 2 (2.44%) Electronics
2 2 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (1.22%) Back Office
3 1 (1.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (35.37%) Support Engineer
2 8 (9.76%) Developer
3 6 (7.32%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (7.32%) Analyst
3 6 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (6.10%) IT Support
4 5 (6.10%) IT Support Engineer
4 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (6.10%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (4.88%) SQL Server DBA
5 4 (4.88%) Server Engineer
5 4 (4.88%) SQL DBA
5 4 (4.88%) Consultant
5 4 (4.88%) DBA
6 3 (3.66%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (3.66%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (3.66%) SQL Developer
6 3 (3.66%) Installations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.98%) .NET
2 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.44%) HTML
4 1 (1.22%) CSS
4 1 (1.22%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.93%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.44%) Clustering
2 2 (2.44%) DTV
2 2 (2.44%) NHS
2 2 (2.44%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 55 (67.07%) Windows
2 29 (35.37%) Windows 7
3 27 (32.93%) Windows XP
4 23 (28.05%) Windows Vista
5 22 (26.83%) Windows 2000
6 18 (21.95%) Apple iOS
6 18 (21.95%) NetWare
7 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.44%) Linux
9 2 (2.44%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.83%) ITSM
2 9 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (9.76%) Migration
3 8 (9.76%) ITIL
4 4 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.44%) Programme Management
6 2 (2.44%) Change Management
6 2 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.44%) MVC
6 2 (2.44%) CRM
6 2 (2.44%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.44%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.44%) Network Management
6 2 (2.44%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (2.44%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (2.44%) Email Migration
7 1 (1.22%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.22%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.22%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.83%) PowerShell
2 20 (24.39%) VBScript
3 13 (15.85%) SQL
4 6 (7.32%) C#
5 4 (4.88%) VB
5 4 (4.88%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.44%) VB6
6 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.44%) VBA
7 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.22%) Perl
7 1 (1.22%) Korn
Qualifications
1 32 (39.02%) MCSE
2 19 (23.17%) MCP
3 11 (13.41%) MCITP
4 10 (12.20%) MCTS
5 5 (6.10%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.10%) MCDST
5 5 (6.10%) MCSA
5 5 (6.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.44%) CNE
6 2 (2.44%) Novell Certification
6 2 (2.44%) Degree
7 1 (1.22%) CCEE
7 1 (1.22%) MCPD
7 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.22%) HP ASE
7 1 (1.22%) MCSD
7 1 (1.22%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) QA
1 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (54.88%) Active Directory
2 19 (23.17%) XenDesktop
3 5 (6.10%) vSphere
4 4 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.66%) XenApp
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (21.95%) ServiceCenter
2 6 (7.32%) SCCM
3 4 (4.88%) SCOM
4 1 (1.22%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 57 (69.51%) Microsoft
2 41 (50.00%) Citrix
3 21 (25.61%) HP
4 19 (23.17%) Novell
5 18 (21.95%) Lotus
6 11 (13.41%) VMware
7 4 (4.88%) Remedy
8 2 (2.44%) Altiris
8 2 (2.44%) SAP
9 1 (1.22%) PlateSpin
9 1 (1.22%) Dell
9 1 (1.22%) CA
9 1 (1.22%) AppSense
East Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 6 days ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Leicestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago