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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 85 82 51
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 20 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.92% 1.29% 2.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.03% 6.15% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 20
Median daily rate £400 £225 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -47.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £113 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 14
Median hourly rate - £12.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.41
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.59%
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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
298 325 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 18.25% 20.93% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 191 163
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £244 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 34
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £8.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.86 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Northamptonshire -12 8 £400 +72.97% 5
Nottinghamshire +1 3 £450 -
Leicestershire -3 3 £450 +294.73%
Derbyshire -13 1 - - 5
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 25 (96.15%) Microsoft
2 17 (65.38%) ITIL
3 16 (61.54%) MCSE
4 14 (53.85%) VMware
5 13 (50.00%) Windows
6 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
6 11 (42.31%) Degree
7 10 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (38.46%) Cisco
8 9 (34.62%) PRINCE2
8 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (34.62%) Project Management
8 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
9 8 (30.77%) ITIL V3
9 8 (30.77%) Unix
9 8 (30.77%) Linux
10 7 (26.92%) NetApp
10 7 (26.92%) CAD
10 7 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (26.92%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (26.92%) SDLC
10 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
10 7 (26.92%) Data Loss Prevention
11 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
12 5 (19.23%) MCSA
12 5 (19.23%) SQL
13 4 (15.38%) Service Management
13 4 (15.38%) MCP
13 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP

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 6 (23.08%) 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 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.54%) DHCP
2 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) LAN
3 2 (7.69%) WAN
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%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 2 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Technical Leader
2 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (7.69%) Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Incident Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Server Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Sitecore Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Support
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) Ajax
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) jQuery
2 1 (3.85%) LINQ
2 1 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
2 7 (26.92%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Handset
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 8 (30.77%) Unix
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) PRINCE2
2 9 (34.62%) Project Management
3 8 (30.77%) ITIL V3
4 7 (26.92%) CAD
4 7 (26.92%) Data Loss Prevention
4 7 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (26.92%) SDLC
5 4 (15.38%) Service Management
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.54%) Migration
7 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
7 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 2 (7.69%) ITSM
7 2 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) System Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (3.85%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) MCSE
2 11 (42.31%) Degree
3 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (19.23%) MCSA
5 4 (15.38%) MCP
6 3 (11.54%) MCITP
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (7.69%) MCSD
8 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
8 1 (3.85%) CCNA
8 1 (3.85%) CISSP
8 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (3.85%) MCDST
8 1 (3.85%) MCSM
8 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
8 1 (3.85%) PMP
8 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO27002
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 10 (38.46%) 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 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.85%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) Microsoft
2 14 (53.85%) VMware
3 10 (38.46%) Cisco
4 7 (26.92%) NetApp
5 4 (15.38%) Citrix
6 2 (7.69%) EMC
6 2 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
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