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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 75 59 67
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 20 41 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.29% 2.47% 1.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.55% 16.73% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 14
Average daily rate
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£450 £200 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £128 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £322 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 6
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.55 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.17% -11.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £12.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £22.38 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +11.12%
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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
265 245 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 17.14% 14.74% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 117 117
Average daily rate £350 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £424 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 34
Average hourly rate £14.63 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.35% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £13.50 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £56.16 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 0 8 £625 +316.66% 4
Derbyshire +7 4 - - 4
Lincolnshire +10 3 - - 5
Nottinghamshire -5 3 £275 +52.77% 4
Northamptonshire -1 1 - - 10
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 38 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (77.50%) Windows
3 19 (47.50%) Active Directory
4 16 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (35.00%) Migration
6 13 (32.50%) MCSE
7 12 (30.00%) VMware
7 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (27.50%) Windows 7
8 11 (27.50%) MS Excel
8 11 (27.50%) ITIL
9 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
10 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (17.50%) MCITP
11 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
11 7 (17.50%) MS Office
12 6 (15.00%) SQL
12 6 (15.00%) .NET
12 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
12 6 (15.00%) DNS
12 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (15.00%) Citrix
12 6 (15.00%) SCCM
12 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
12 6 (15.00%) Lync
12 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (15.00%) Office 365
13 5 (12.50%) Internet
13 5 (12.50%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
2 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
4 6 (15.00%) Lync
4 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.50%) IIS
6 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (27.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (17.50%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (15.00%) DNS
3 5 (12.50%) LAN
3 5 (12.50%) Internet
3 5 (12.50%) VLAN
4 4 (10.00%) IPsec
4 4 (10.00%) WAN
4 4 (10.00%) LDAP
4 4 (10.00%) Kerberos
5 2 (5.00%) DHCP
5 2 (5.00%) VoIP
6 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.50%) Intranet
6 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.50%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (2.50%) MPLS
6 1 (2.50%) OSPF
6 1 (2.50%) BGP
6 1 (2.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) EDRMS
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) VLDB
4 1 (2.50%) OLAP
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.50%) QlikView
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.50%) Advertising
2 1 (2.50%) Marketing
2 1 (2.50%) Electronics
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (12.50%) Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Active Directory Specialist
5 3 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) CRM Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) IT Support
5 3 (7.50%) CRM Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.50%) SOAP
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.50%) WCF
2 1 (2.50%) Silverlight
2 1 (2.50%) Reactive Extensions
2 1 (2.50%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.50%) EPoS
2 1 (2.50%) DTV
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (77.50%) Windows
2 16 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (27.50%) Windows 7
5 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
5 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Migration
2 11 (27.50%) ITIL
3 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 4 (10.00%) CRM
5 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.50%) MVVM
7 1 (2.50%) Network Management
7 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.50%) Line Management
7 1 (2.50%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.50%) Project Management
7 1 (2.50%) Service Management
7 1 (2.50%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.50%) ITSM
7 1 (2.50%) Online Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
1 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (32.50%) MCSE
2 7 (17.50%) MCITP
3 5 (12.50%) MCP
4 4 (10.00%) MCDST
5 3 (7.50%) MCTS
5 3 (7.50%) MCSA
6 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (5.00%) Degree
7 1 (2.50%) CCNP
7 1 (2.50%) CCNA
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 19 (47.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.50%) XenApp
2 3 (7.50%) vSphere
3 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.50%) XenServer
4 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.00%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) Citrix
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) IBM
5 1 (2.50%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) Lotus
5 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.50%) Mercator
5 1 (2.50%) Symantec
5 1 (2.50%) Remedy
5 1 (2.50%) SAP
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