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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 54 59 56
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 42 38 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.48% 2.45% 2.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.86% 11.11% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £160 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -50.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 11
Average hourly rate £13.25 £16.41 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -8.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.48 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.33 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -19.73%
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
303 342 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 17.92% 22.08% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 188 118
Average daily rate £370 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £418 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 14 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.06 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.22% -6.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.38 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £34.40 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +18 13 £475 +5.55% 1
Derbyshire +8 11 £475 +331.81% 5
Northamptonshire -7 6 £350 +16.66% 2
Nottinghamshire -7 6 £300 +30.43% 4
Lincolnshire +9 2 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 51 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 43 (68.25%) Windows
3 29 (46.03%) Active Directory
4 23 (36.51%) Migration
5 19 (30.16%) VMware
5 19 (30.16%) MS Exchange
5 19 (30.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (28.57%) MCSE
6 18 (28.57%) MCITP
7 15 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (22.22%) ITIL
9 12 (19.05%) MS Office
9 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
9 12 (19.05%) DNS
9 12 (19.05%) PowerShell
10 10 (15.87%) SCCM
10 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (14.29%) SharePoint
11 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 9 (14.29%) Office 365
12 8 (12.70%) Lync
12 8 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (12.70%) CRM
12 8 (12.70%) VLAN
13 7 (11.11%) Blackberry
13 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
13 7 (11.11%) Dell
14 6 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 19 (30.16%) MS Exchange
2 15 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 8 (12.70%) Lync
4 8 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (6.35%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.59%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (19.05%) MS Office
1 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.05%) DNS
2 8 (12.70%) VLAN
3 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.94%) VoIP
5 4 (6.35%) WAN
5 4 (6.35%) DHCP
5 4 (6.35%) Kerberos
5 4 (6.35%) LDAP
5 4 (6.35%) Internet
5 4 (6.35%) LAN
5 4 (6.35%) IPsec
6 1 (1.59%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.59%) Firewall
6 1 (1.59%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) EDRMS
2 2 (3.17%) OLAP
2 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) QlikView
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.59%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (7.94%) Advertising
2 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Consultant
2 12 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (14.29%) Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
4 6 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (7.94%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 5 (7.94%) CRM Technical Consultant
5 5 (7.94%) Functional Consultant
5 5 (7.94%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.94%) CRM Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Active Directory Specialist
6 4 (6.35%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.76%) Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Service Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.17%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) Reactive Extensions
2 1 (1.59%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (1.59%) WCF
2 1 (1.59%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.59%) SOAP
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.35%) PKI
3 1 (1.59%) Clustering
3 1 (1.59%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.59%) Replication
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.59%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 43 (68.25%) Windows
2 19 (30.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.35%) Windows XP
5 4 (6.35%) Windows 2000
5 4 (6.35%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.59%) CentOS
6 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (36.51%) Migration
2 14 (22.22%) ITIL
3 8 (12.70%) CRM
4 5 (7.94%) Incident Management
4 5 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.17%) Business Analysis
5 2 (3.17%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (3.17%) Data Migration
5 2 (3.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.59%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.59%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (1.59%) Email Migration
6 1 (1.59%) Analytics
6 1 (1.59%) MVVM
6 1 (1.59%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.59%) Time Management
6 1 (1.59%) QMS
6 1 (1.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.59%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.94%) SQL
3 4 (6.35%) C#
4 2 (3.17%) C
5 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (28.57%) MCSE
1 18 (28.57%) MCITP
2 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.52%) MCP
4 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.94%) MCSA
5 4 (6.35%) MCDST
6 3 (4.76%) Degree
7 2 (3.17%) A+ Certification
7 2 (3.17%) MCTS
7 2 (3.17%) MOS
7 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.59%) CCNA
8 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 29 (46.03%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) ISA Server
2 4 (6.35%) Forefront TMG
2 4 (6.35%) vSphere
3 2 (3.17%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.59%) XenApp
4 1 (1.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) SCCM
2 5 (7.94%) SCOM
3 4 (6.35%) WSUS
4 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (1.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 51 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 19 (30.16%) VMware
3 7 (11.11%) Dell
4 4 (6.35%) Citrix
5 3 (4.76%) HP
6 2 (3.17%) Apple
6 2 (3.17%) Cisco
6 2 (3.17%) IBM
7 1 (1.59%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.59%) BT
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle
7 1 (1.59%) Lotus
7 1 (1.59%) Symantec
7 1 (1.59%) Mercator
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