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 29 July 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 87 89 69
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.69% 0.75% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.65% 4.62% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Median daily rate £275 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £305 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £421 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-8.44% +14.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 11
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% -10.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £18.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +13.38%
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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
301 260 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 18.84% 16.27% 16.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 132 137
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £485 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 33
Median hourly rate £17.25 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.96% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.05 £37.50 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.91% +26.31%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire +8 6 £388 +27.04%
Leicestershire - 2 £275 - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £210 - 1
Nottinghamshire -7 1 - - 5
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 21 (65.63%) Active Directory
2 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 20 (62.50%) MCSE
3 16 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 15 (46.88%) VMware
5 14 (43.75%) Cisco
5 14 (43.75%) Citrix
6 12 (37.50%) HP
7 11 (34.38%) ITIL
8 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (28.13%) DHCP
9 9 (28.13%) DNS
9 9 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (25.00%) MCSA
10 8 (25.00%) SQL
10 8 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
11 7 (21.88%) VPN
11 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (18.75%) CCNA
12 6 (18.75%) Blackberry
12 6 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (18.75%) MS Office
12 6 (18.75%) Windows 8
13 5 (15.63%) XenDesktop
13 5 (15.63%) Apple iOS
13 5 (15.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (15.63%) Windows 10

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (15.63%) IBM Notes
4 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
4 5 (15.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) DHCP
1 9 (28.13%) DNS
2 7 (21.88%) VPN
3 5 (15.63%) Firewall
3 5 (15.63%) SAN
4 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 4 (12.50%) Wireless
5 3 (9.38%) Internet
6 1 (3.13%) LAN
6 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (15.63%) Manufacturing
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Service Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) IT Support
4 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (9.38%) IT Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Network Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Blackberry
2 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Clustering
3 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.25%) CMDB
4 2 (6.25%) iPad
5 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.75%) Windows 8
5 5 (15.63%) Apple iOS
5 5 (15.63%) Windows 10
5 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.13%) Linux
8 1 (3.13%) Unix
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) ITIL
2 8 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (9.38%) Project Management
4 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.25%) IT Governance
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL V3
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) Service Management
4 2 (6.25%) Software Audit
5 1 (3.13%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (3.13%) ERP
5 1 (3.13%) OO
5 1 (3.13%) People Management
5 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) Release Management
5 1 (3.13%) SDLC
5 1 (3.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
2 5 (15.63%) VBScript
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) C++
4 1 (3.13%) MATLAB
4 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (62.50%) MCSE
2 9 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (25.00%) MCSA
4 6 (18.75%) CCNA
5 5 (15.63%) Degree
6 4 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (9.38%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (9.38%) MCP
7 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (6.25%) MCSM
8 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
8 2 (6.25%) PMP
9 1 (3.13%) CCA
9 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
9 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
9 1 (3.13%) VCAP
9 1 (3.13%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (65.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.63%) XenDesktop
4 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Server
4 2 (6.25%) vSphere
4 2 (6.25%) XenApp
5 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.13%) EdgeSight
1 1 (3.13%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (46.88%) VMware
3 14 (43.75%) Cisco
3 14 (43.75%) Citrix
4 12 (37.50%) HP
5 5 (15.63%) Dell
5 5 (15.63%) Lotus
6 4 (12.50%) IBM
6 4 (12.50%) Intel
7 3 (9.38%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (6.25%) Palo Alto
8 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
9 1 (3.13%) NetApp
9 1 (3.13%) Sophos
9 1 (3.13%) Twitter
9 1 (3.13%) Veeam