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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 87 66 69
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.85% 1.68% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.58% 11.26% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.16 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.55% +4.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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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
251 222 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 15.26% 14.95% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 112 59
Average daily rate £400 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 15
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.25 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -13.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.14 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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 +4 8 £303 - 1
Nottinghamshire -13 5 £375 +19.04% 7
Leicestershire 0 2 £300 -4.00%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 19 (65.52%) Windows
3 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
4 14 (48.28%) MCSE
5 13 (44.83%) VMware
6 11 (37.93%) MS Exchange
7 9 (31.03%) WAN
7 9 (31.03%) MCITP
7 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (27.59%) ITIL
9 7 (24.14%) SQL
9 7 (24.14%) DNS
10 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
10 6 (20.69%) LAN
10 6 (20.69%) Lync
11 5 (17.24%) Office 365
11 5 (17.24%) VoIP
11 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
11 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (17.24%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (17.24%) VLAN
11 5 (17.24%) Load Balancing
11 5 (17.24%) SCCM
12 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
12 4 (13.79%) Clustering
12 4 (13.79%) Firewall
12 4 (13.79%) Cisco
12 4 (13.79%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 11 (37.93%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.69%) Lync
3 5 (17.24%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
4 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (6.90%) IIS
6 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (3.45%) Facebook Platform
6 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) WAN
2 7 (24.14%) DNS
3 6 (20.69%) LAN
4 5 (17.24%) VoIP
4 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
4 5 (17.24%) VLAN
5 4 (13.79%) Firewall
6 3 (10.34%) DHCP
6 3 (10.34%) PBX
7 2 (6.90%) Network Security
7 2 (6.90%) MPLS
8 1 (3.45%) WLAN
8 1 (3.45%) SAN
8 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (6.90%) Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) IT Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) DBA
4 1 (3.45%) Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) jQuery
2 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) Classic ASP
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) WCF
3 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.45%) HTML5
3 1 (3.45%) LESS
3 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Clustering
2 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.34%) AS400
3 2 (6.90%) iSeries
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.34%) Linux
5 3 (10.34%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Load Balancing
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
4 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.90%) Line Management
5 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.45%) SOA
6 1 (3.45%) Service Management
6 1 (3.45%) Process Management
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.45%) MVC
6 1 (3.45%) Workflow
6 1 (3.45%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.45%) Content Management
6 1 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) C
2 2 (6.90%) C#
2 2 (6.90%) C++
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) PHP
3 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) MCSE
2 9 (31.03%) MCITP
3 4 (13.79%) MCSA
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) Degree
5 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (6.90%) CCNA
6 1 (3.45%) MCP
6 1 (3.45%) MCT
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.45%) MCTS
6 1 (3.45%) HP APS
6 1 (3.45%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) MCPD
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) vSphere
3 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.90%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (6.90%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
2 3 (10.34%) SCOM
2 3 (10.34%) WSUS
3 1 (3.45%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 13 (44.83%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco
4 3 (10.34%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) IBM
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) Cognos
6 1 (3.45%) McAfee
6 1 (3.45%) Symantec
6 1 (3.45%) Google
6 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.45%) Facebook
6 1 (3.45%) Twitter
6 1 (3.45%) Xamarin
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