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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 56 56 56
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 27 41 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.92% 2.75% 2.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.74% 15.13% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £110 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+263.63% -63.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £110 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £300 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £307
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.03 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% -51.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -19.31%
Microsoft Certification
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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
230 271 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 16.32% 18.20% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 142 103
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.47 £12.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £34.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 +12 7 £269 +144.31% 6
Nottinghamshire -7 6 £398 +59.00% 6
Leicestershire +3 5 £325 +20.37% 2
Northamptonshire -5 3 £325 +8.33% 1
Lincolnshire -2 1 £433 - 1
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 42 (71.19%) Microsoft
2 37 (62.71%) Windows
3 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
4 19 (32.20%) MCSE
4 19 (32.20%) MS Exchange
4 19 (32.20%) VMware
5 18 (30.51%) MCITP
5 18 (30.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (28.81%) Migration
7 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (23.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (23.73%) Windows 7
9 12 (20.34%) DNS
9 12 (20.34%) ITIL
10 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (18.64%) Security Cleared
11 10 (16.95%) SCCM
11 10 (16.95%) PowerShell
12 9 (15.25%) MS Office
13 7 (11.86%) CRM
13 7 (11.86%) SharePoint
13 7 (11.86%) Dell
13 7 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (11.86%) Office 365
14 6 (10.17%) Lync
14 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
14 6 (10.17%) VLAN
14 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
14 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
15 5 (8.47%) Windows 2000

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (32.20%) MS Exchange
2 14 (23.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (11.86%) SharePoint
3 7 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (10.17%) Lync
5 5 (8.47%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (5.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.69%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (1.69%) IIS
8 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.69%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) MS Office
2 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.34%) DNS
2 6 (10.17%) VLAN
2 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.47%) VoIP
4 4 (6.78%) WAN
4 4 (6.78%) DHCP
4 4 (6.78%) LAN
5 3 (5.08%) Kerberos
5 3 (5.08%) LDAP
5 3 (5.08%) Internet
5 3 (5.08%) IPsec
6 2 (3.39%) Firewall
7 1 (1.69%) MPLS
7 1 (1.69%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.69%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.69%) OLAP
2 1 (1.69%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (8.47%) Advertising
2 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Finance
3 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Consultant
2 11 (18.64%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (10.17%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (10.17%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (10.17%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.47%) Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) CRM Consultant
4 5 (8.47%) Functional Consultant
4 5 (8.47%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 5 (8.47%) CRM Technical Consultant
5 4 (6.78%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Support
6 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Active Directory Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) VMware Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Knowledge Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) .NET
2 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.69%) CSS
2 1 (1.69%) Web Services
2 1 (1.69%) HTML
2 1 (1.69%) jQuery
2 1 (1.69%) WCF
2 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.69%) HTML5
2 1 (1.69%) LESS
2 1 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.08%) PKI
3 2 (3.39%) AS400
3 2 (3.39%) Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.69%) iSeries
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (62.71%) Windows
2 18 (30.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (23.73%) Windows 7
5 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.47%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.39%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.69%) Linux
8 1 (1.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.81%) Migration
2 12 (20.34%) ITIL
3 7 (11.86%) CRM
4 3 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.08%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.39%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.39%) Business Analysis
5 2 (3.39%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (3.39%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.69%) ETL
6 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.69%) Project Management
6 1 (1.69%) MVC
6 1 (1.69%) Time Management
6 1 (1.69%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (1.69%) Email Migration
6 1 (1.69%) Line Management
6 1 (1.69%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (1.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.95%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.47%) SQL
3 3 (5.08%) C
3 3 (5.08%) C#
4 1 (1.69%) C++
4 1 (1.69%) Java
4 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.69%) PHP
4 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 19 (32.20%) MCSE
2 18 (30.51%) MCITP
3 11 (18.64%) Security Cleared
4 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.08%) MCSA
5 3 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (3.39%) Degree
6 2 (3.39%) MOS
6 2 (3.39%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.39%) MCP
7 1 (1.69%) MCT
7 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.69%) CCNA
7 1 (1.69%) MCTS
7 1 (1.69%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.47%) ISA Server
2 5 (8.47%) Forefront TMG
3 4 (6.78%) vSphere
4 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) SCCM
2 5 (8.47%) SCOM
2 5 (8.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (71.19%) Microsoft
2 19 (32.20%) VMware
3 7 (11.86%) Dell
4 4 (6.78%) Citrix
4 4 (6.78%) Cisco
4 4 (6.78%) HP
5 2 (3.39%) 3PAR
5 2 (3.39%) Symantec
5 2 (3.39%) IBM
5 2 (3.39%) Apple
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle
6 1 (1.69%) Lotus
6 1 (1.69%) McAfee
6 1 (1.69%) BT
6 1 (1.69%) Google
6 1 (1.69%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.69%) Facebook
6 1 (1.69%) Twitter
6 1 (1.69%) Xamarin
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