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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / East Midlands
Rank 85 78 44
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -34
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 25 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.01% 1.67% 2.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.56% 8.20% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 23
Median daily rate £360 £115 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+213.04% -71.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £114 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 12
Median hourly rate £25.00 £10.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.90% -22.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.79%

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
270 305 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 18.10% 20.32% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 177 137
Median daily rate £375 £400 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 27
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.75 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £8.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £24.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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
Leicestershire +8 5 £450 +294.73% 1
Derbyshire -8 5 £320 -28.88% 3
Nottinghamshire +4 3 £320 - 1
Northamptonshire -18 3 £400 +72.97% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 20 (76.92%) MCSE
2 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
3 17 (65.38%) ITIL
3 17 (65.38%) Windows
4 13 (50.00%) VMware
5 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
7 9 (34.62%) PRINCE2
7 9 (34.62%) Degree
7 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (30.77%) Project Management
8 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
8 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
9 7 (26.92%) ITIL V3
9 7 (26.92%) Unix
9 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
9 7 (26.92%) Cisco
9 7 (26.92%) Linux
10 6 (23.08%) CCNA
10 6 (23.08%) CAD
10 6 (23.08%) NetApp
10 6 (23.08%) ITSM
10 6 (23.08%) Service Management
10 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
10 6 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (23.08%) SDLC
10 6 (23.08%) Data Loss Prevention
11 5 (19.23%) WAN

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 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (7.69%) CMS
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) WAN
2 4 (15.38%) LAN
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) Firewall
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) Intranet
4 1 (3.85%) NAS
4 1 (3.85%) PABX
4 1 (3.85%) SAN
4 1 (3.85%) VoIP
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.69%) Marketing
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Technical Leader
2 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Field Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Project Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Server Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Sitecore Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (3.85%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) Ajax
1 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) jQuery
1 1 (3.85%) LINQ
1 1 (3.85%) WPF
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 6 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (15.38%) iPad
4 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
4 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.85%) Handset
5 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 7 (26.92%) Linux
3 7 (26.92%) Unix
4 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 4 (15.38%) Android
6 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
7 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) PRINCE2
3 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) Project Management
4 7 (26.92%) ITIL V3
5 6 (23.08%) CAD
5 6 (23.08%) Data Loss Prevention
5 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (23.08%) ITSM
5 6 (23.08%) SDLC
5 6 (23.08%) Service Management
6 4 (15.38%) Asset Management
7 3 (11.54%) Migration
8 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
8 2 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (7.69%) System Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (3.85%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (76.92%) MCSE
2 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (34.62%) Degree
4 6 (23.08%) CCNA
5 4 (15.38%) MCSA
6 3 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (11.54%) MCITP
6 3 (11.54%) MCP
7 2 (7.69%) CISSP
7 2 (7.69%) MCSD
8 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
8 1 (3.85%) CCDP
8 1 (3.85%) MCDST
8 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO27002
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
4 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.85%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 13 (50.00%) VMware
3 7 (26.92%) Cisco
4 6 (23.08%) NetApp
5 3 (11.54%) Citrix
6 2 (7.69%) EMC
6 2 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) Sitecore
7 1 (3.85%) IBM
7 1 (3.85%) Intel
7 1 (3.85%) Lotus
7 1 (3.85%) Veeam
7 1 (3.85%) Webroot
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