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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 66 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 32 34 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.94% 2.17% 2.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.22% 11.33% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £160 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+165.62% -46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £114 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £281 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.13 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% -27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.53 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £18.12 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.94 £16.92 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.80% -0.47%
Microsoft Certification
England

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
313 300 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 18.95% 19.17% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 159 123
Average daily rate £375 £318 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% -12.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £424 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 30
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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
Leicestershire +19 14 £475 +46.15% 5
Derbyshire -3 6 £475 +313.04% 3
Nottinghamshire -8 5 £175 -12.50% 8
Northamptonshire -1 4 £298 - 7
Lincolnshire - 3 - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 45 (84.91%) Microsoft
2 39 (73.58%) Windows
3 28 (52.83%) Active Directory
4 20 (37.74%) Migration
5 18 (33.96%) Windows 7
6 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (28.30%) VMware
7 15 (28.30%) MCSE
8 14 (26.42%) ITIL
8 14 (26.42%) MS Exchange
8 14 (26.42%) MCITP
8 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (22.64%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
9 12 (22.64%) MS Office
10 11 (20.75%) PowerShell
11 8 (15.09%) DNS
11 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (15.09%) SCCM
12 7 (13.21%) Office 365
12 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
12 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (11.32%) Citrix
13 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
13 6 (11.32%) MCP
13 6 (11.32%) Windows XP
13 6 (11.32%) VLAN
14 5 (9.43%) Incident Management
14 5 (9.43%) Lync
14 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 14 (26.42%) MS Exchange
2 12 (22.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
5 5 (9.43%) Lync
5 5 (9.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.89%) IIS
7 1 (1.89%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.89%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.89%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (22.64%) MS Office
1 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) DNS
2 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
3 6 (11.32%) VLAN
4 5 (9.43%) LAN
4 5 (9.43%) VoIP
4 5 (9.43%) WAN
5 4 (7.55%) Internet
5 4 (7.55%) IPsec
5 4 (7.55%) LDAP
5 4 (7.55%) Kerberos
6 3 (5.66%) DHCP
7 2 (3.77%) MPLS
7 2 (3.77%) Firewall
8 1 (1.89%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.89%) OSPF
8 1 (1.89%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) OLAP
2 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.77%) EDRMS
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.89%) QlikView
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (3.77%) Advertising
2 1 (1.89%) Retail
2 1 (1.89%) Marketing
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (16.98%) Consultant
3 8 (15.09%) Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Active Directory Specialist
6 3 (5.66%) IT Support
6 3 (5.66%) Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Support
6 3 (5.66%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.77%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.77%) Functional Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.89%) SOAP
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) XML
2 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.89%) WCF
2 1 (1.89%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.89%) Reactive Extensions
2 1 (1.89%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.55%) PKI
3 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Replication
3 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.89%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 39 (73.58%) Windows
2 18 (33.96%) Windows 7
3 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (11.32%) Windows XP
7 4 (7.55%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.89%) Linux
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.89%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) Migration
2 14 (26.42%) ITIL
3 5 (9.43%) CRM
3 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (9.43%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.77%) Business Analysis
4 2 (3.77%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (3.77%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.89%) MVVM
5 1 (1.89%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.89%) Analytics
5 1 (1.89%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.89%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (1.89%) Email Migration
5 1 (1.89%) Project Management
5 1 (1.89%) Service Management
5 1 (1.89%) ITSM
5 1 (1.89%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.43%) SQL
3 4 (7.55%) C#
4 2 (3.77%) C
5 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) MCSE
2 14 (26.42%) MCITP
3 6 (11.32%) MCP
4 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.55%) MCSA
4 4 (7.55%) MCDST
5 3 (5.66%) Degree
6 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (3.77%) MCTS
6 2 (3.77%) CCNA
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.77%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.77%) MOS
6 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.89%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (52.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) vSphere
3 3 (5.66%) XenApp
4 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.89%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.89%) XenServer
5 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.89%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) SCCM
2 2 (3.77%) SCOM
3 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (1.89%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (84.91%) Microsoft
2 15 (28.30%) VMware
3 6 (11.32%) Citrix
4 5 (9.43%) Dell
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco
6 2 (3.77%) IBM
6 2 (3.77%) HP
6 2 (3.77%) Apple
7 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.89%) Mercator
7 1 (1.89%) Symantec
7 1 (1.89%) Remedy
7 1 (1.89%) BT
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle
7 1 (1.89%) Lotus
East Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derbyshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Leicestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Leicestershire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Leicestershire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 33000-40000 Per Annum
Posted: 23 days ago