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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 79 48 51
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 48 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.89% 3.26% 2.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.38% 19.05% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 12
Average daily rate
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£348 £110 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+215.90% -63.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £110 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £313 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £293
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.16 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.55% -34.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.25 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £18.20
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -23.07%
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
320 252 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 20.45% 17.12% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 122 107
Average daily rate £375 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 30
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% -19.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £13.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £29.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +1 4 £300 +172.72% 1
Nottinghamshire -19 4 £370 +23.33% 5
Leicestershire -3 3 £325 +20.37% 5
Lincolnshire -5 1 £433 - 3
Northamptonshire -16 1 £300 - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
2 34 (60.71%) Windows
3 27 (48.21%) Active Directory
4 18 (32.14%) MCSE
4 18 (32.14%) MS Exchange
4 18 (32.14%) VMware
5 17 (30.36%) MCITP
6 16 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (26.79%) Migration
8 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (23.21%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (23.21%) Windows 7
10 11 (19.64%) DNS
10 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
11 10 (17.86%) SCCM
11 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (17.86%) ITIL
12 9 (16.07%) MS Office
12 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
13 7 (12.50%) CRM
13 7 (12.50%) Dell
14 6 (10.71%) SharePoint
14 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
14 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (10.71%) Office 365
15 5 (8.93%) Lync
15 5 (8.93%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (8.93%) Office Communications Server
15 5 (8.93%) SCOM
15 5 (8.93%) WSUS

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 18 (32.14%) MS Exchange
2 13 (23.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (10.71%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.93%) Lync
4 5 (8.93%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (5.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.79%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (1.79%) IIS
7 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.79%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) MS Office
2 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) DNS
2 5 (8.93%) VoIP
2 5 (8.93%) VLAN
2 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.14%) WAN
3 4 (7.14%) DHCP
3 4 (7.14%) LAN
4 2 (3.57%) LDAP
4 2 (3.57%) Internet
4 2 (3.57%) Kerberos
4 2 (3.57%) Firewall
4 2 (3.57%) IPsec
5 1 (1.79%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.79%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.79%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) OLAP
2 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (8.93%) Advertising
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Consultant
2 10 (17.86%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (10.71%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (10.71%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (8.93%) CRM Consultant
4 5 (8.93%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 5 (8.93%) Functional Consultant
4 5 (8.93%) CRM Technical Consultant
5 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Support
6 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Active Directory Specialist
7 2 (3.57%) Knowledge Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.79%) CSS
2 1 (1.79%) Web Services
2 1 (1.79%) WCF
2 1 (1.79%) jQuery
2 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.79%) HTML5
2 1 (1.79%) LESS
2 1 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.57%) AS400
2 2 (3.57%) Clustering
2 2 (3.57%) PKI
3 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.79%) iSeries
3 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (60.71%) Windows
2 16 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (23.21%) Windows 7
5 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.93%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.57%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.79%) Linux
8 1 (1.79%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Migration
2 10 (17.86%) ITIL
3 7 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.57%) Business Analysis
4 2 (3.57%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (3.57%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.57%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.79%) Time Management
5 1 (1.79%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (1.79%) Analytics
5 1 (1.79%) Email Migration
5 1 (1.79%) Line Management
5 1 (1.79%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (1.79%) MVC
5 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.79%) ETL
5 1 (1.79%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.79%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.93%) SQL
3 3 (5.36%) C
3 3 (5.36%) C#
4 1 (1.79%) C++
4 1 (1.79%) Java
4 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.79%) PHP
4 1 (1.79%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) MCSE
2 17 (30.36%) MCITP
3 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
4 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.36%) MCSA
5 3 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.57%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.57%) MOS
6 2 (3.57%) MCP
6 2 (3.57%) Degree
6 2 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.79%) HP APS
7 1 (1.79%) MCTS
7 1 (1.79%) MCT
7 1 (1.79%) CCNA
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (48.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.93%) ISA Server
2 5 (8.93%) Forefront TMG
3 4 (7.14%) vSphere
4 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) SCCM
2 5 (8.93%) SCOM
2 5 (8.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
2 18 (32.14%) VMware
3 7 (12.50%) Dell
4 4 (7.14%) Citrix
4 4 (7.14%) HP
4 4 (7.14%) Cisco
5 2 (3.57%) IBM
5 2 (3.57%) Apple
5 2 (3.57%) Symantec
5 2 (3.57%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.79%) Facebook
6 1 (1.79%) Twitter
6 1 (1.79%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.79%) Lotus
6 1 (1.79%) Google
6 1 (1.79%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.79%) McAfee
6 1 (1.79%) BT
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle
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