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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 83 87 74
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.73% 0.76% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.28% 4.96% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 6
Median daily rate £319 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £11.50 - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.06 £18.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+30.05% +19.35%
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
257 242 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 16.94% 15.26% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 129 130
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 15
Median hourly rate £15.00 £25.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +88.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £45.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +6 6 £388 +27.04%
Leicestershire - 2 £275 - 3
Northamptonshire - 2 £363 - 4
Nottinghamshire -2 1 - - 7
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England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 23 (65.71%) Active Directory
1 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 22 (62.86%) Windows
3 21 (60.00%) MCSE
4 16 (45.71%) MS Exchange
5 15 (42.86%) Cisco
5 15 (42.86%) Citrix
6 14 (40.00%) VMware
7 12 (34.29%) HP
7 12 (34.29%) ITIL
8 10 (28.57%) DNS
8 10 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (25.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (25.71%) DHCP
10 8 (22.86%) MCSA
10 8 (22.86%) SQL
10 8 (22.86%) VPN
10 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
11 7 (20.00%) CCNA
11 7 (20.00%) MS Office
12 6 (17.14%) VBScript
12 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
12 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
12 6 (17.14%) IBM Notes
12 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
12 6 (17.14%) Lotus
12 6 (17.14%) Blackberry
12 6 (17.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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 (45.71%) MS Exchange
2 10 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (17.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (17.14%) IBM Notes
3 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
3 6 (17.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) DNS
2 9 (25.71%) DHCP
3 8 (22.86%) VPN
4 6 (17.14%) Firewall
5 5 (14.29%) Internet
5 5 (14.29%) SAN
5 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 5 (14.29%) Wireless
6 1 (2.86%) VoIP
6 1 (2.86%) WAN
6 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 5 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) IT Support
4 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.57%) Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (8.57%) IT Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Incident Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Network Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Clustering
3 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.71%) CMDB
4 2 (5.71%) iPad
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
3 6 (17.14%) Apple iOS
3 6 (17.14%) Windows 10
3 6 (17.14%) Windows 8
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.71%) Linux
5 2 (5.71%) Unix
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) ITIL
2 9 (25.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (8.57%) Project Management
3 3 (8.57%) Service Management
4 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.71%) IT Governance
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL V3
4 2 (5.71%) PRINCE
4 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.71%) Software Audit
5 1 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.86%) OO
5 1 (2.86%) People Management
5 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.86%) Release Management
5 1 (2.86%) SDLC
5 1 (2.86%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
2 6 (17.14%) VBScript
3 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) C++
4 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) MCSE
2 10 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (22.86%) MCSA
4 7 (20.00%) CCNA
5 5 (14.29%) Degree
5 5 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (8.57%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (8.57%) MCP
6 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (5.71%) CCEE
7 2 (5.71%) CCIA
7 2 (5.71%) MCITP
7 2 (5.71%) MCSM
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 2 (5.71%) PMI Certification
7 2 (5.71%) PMP
7 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
7 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (65.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.14%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Server
4 2 (5.71%) vSphere
4 2 (5.71%) XenApp
5 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.86%) EdgeSight
2 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 15 (42.86%) Cisco
2 15 (42.86%) Citrix
3 14 (40.00%) VMware
4 12 (34.29%) HP
5 6 (17.14%) Lotus
6 5 (14.29%) Dell
7 3 (8.57%) IBM
7 3 (8.57%) Intel
7 3 (8.57%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (5.71%) Palo Alto
8 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.86%) Brocade
9 1 (2.86%) NetApp
9 1 (2.86%) Sophos
9 1 (2.86%) Twitter