The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the East Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 66 54 60
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 23 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.59% 2.62% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.62% 18.54% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £200 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £125 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £322 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 0
Average hourly rate £16.25 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.80 £17.23 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-8.25% +6.00%
Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
239 205 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 16.53% 14.14% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 94 79
Average daily rate £338 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £200 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 29
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £17.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £56.25 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Derbyshire +7 8 £350 +12.90% 5
Lincolnshire +7 5 - - 4
Nottinghamshire +5 5 £275 -12.00% 7
Leicestershire -12 4 £625 +525.00% 5
Northamptonshire -6 1 £350 +40.00% 7
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 49 (83.05%) Microsoft
2 40 (67.80%) Windows
3 26 (44.07%) Active Directory
4 18 (30.51%) MCSE
4 18 (30.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (27.12%) Windows 7
5 16 (27.12%) Citrix
6 15 (25.42%) VMware
7 14 (23.73%) Migration
8 13 (22.03%) Blackberry
8 13 (22.03%) Windows XP
8 13 (22.03%) MS Office
9 12 (20.34%) MS Exchange
10 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
10 11 (18.64%) ITIL
10 11 (18.64%) SQL
10 11 (18.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
12 9 (15.25%) MCP
12 9 (15.25%) MCITP
13 8 (13.56%) MCTS
13 8 (13.56%) Windows Vista
13 8 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (13.56%) .NET
13 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
13 8 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
13 8 (13.56%) ITSM
13 8 (13.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (20.34%) MS Exchange
2 11 (18.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
4 7 (11.86%) Lync
5 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (5.08%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.69%) IIS
7 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.69%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 13 (22.03%) MS Office
2 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (6.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (3.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.17%) LAN
3 4 (6.78%) WAN
3 4 (6.78%) VLAN
4 3 (5.08%) Internet
4 3 (5.08%) VPN
5 2 (3.39%) DNS
5 2 (3.39%) Intranet
5 2 (3.39%) VoIP
5 2 (3.39%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.69%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.69%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.69%) MPLS
6 1 (1.69%) OSPF
6 1 (1.69%) BGP
6 1 (1.69%) VRRP
6 1 (1.69%) Firewall
6 1 (1.69%) IPsec
6 1 (1.69%) DHCP
6 1 (1.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (6.78%) EDRMS
4 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.69%) QlikView
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.69%) DTS
6 1 (1.69%) VLDB
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.69%) MySQL
6 1 (1.69%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (5.08%) Advertising
2 2 (3.39%) Marketing
2 2 (3.39%) Electronics
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.39%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Analyst
1 11 (18.64%) Support Engineer
2 7 (11.86%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (10.17%) IT Support
4 5 (8.47%) Consultant
4 5 (8.47%) DBA
4 5 (8.47%) Developer
4 5 (8.47%) SQL Server DBA
4 5 (8.47%) SQL DBA
4 5 (8.47%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) SQL Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Server Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) CRM Technical Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) CRM Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.69%) SOAP
3 1 (1.69%) Web Services
3 1 (1.69%) XML
3 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.69%) WCF
3 1 (1.69%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.69%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (1.69%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.39%) DTV
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) Replication
3 1 (1.69%) PKI
3 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.69%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.69%) EPoS
3 1 (1.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 40 (67.80%) Windows
2 18 (30.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (27.12%) Windows 7
4 13 (22.03%) Windows XP
5 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (13.56%) Windows Vista
7 7 (11.86%) Windows 2000
7 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
8 3 (5.08%) NetWare
9 1 (1.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) Migration
2 11 (18.64%) ITIL
3 8 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (13.56%) ITSM
4 5 (8.47%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (6.78%) CRM
6 3 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.39%) Network Management
7 2 (3.39%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.39%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.39%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.39%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (1.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.69%) QMS
8 1 (1.69%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.69%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.69%) TDD
8 1 (1.69%) Business Analysis
8 1 (1.69%) Data Modelling
8 1 (1.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.64%) SQL
2 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.47%) C#
4 4 (6.78%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.08%) VBScript
6 1 (1.69%) VB
6 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.69%) VBA
6 1 (1.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (30.51%) MCSE
2 9 (15.25%) MCP
2 9 (15.25%) MCITP
3 8 (13.56%) MCTS
4 7 (11.86%) MCDST
5 6 (10.17%) MCSA
6 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.39%) Degree
9 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.69%) CCNP
9 1 (1.69%) CCNA
9 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 26 (44.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.78%) XenApp
2 4 (6.78%) XenDesktop
2 4 (6.78%) vSphere
3 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) SCCM
2 3 (5.08%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (3.39%) SCOM
4 1 (1.69%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 49 (83.05%) Microsoft
2 16 (27.12%) Citrix
3 15 (25.42%) VMware
4 5 (8.47%) Remedy
4 5 (8.47%) HP
5 4 (6.78%) Novell
6 3 (5.08%) Lotus
7 2 (3.39%) SAP
7 2 (3.39%) Cisco
8 1 (1.69%) IBM
8 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.69%) Mercator
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