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 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 70 63 56
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 29 22 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.85% 1.52% 2.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.93% 8.84% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 20
Average daily rate £221 £385 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.53% +250.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 7
Average hourly rate £10.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.00 £13.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £24.00 £28.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
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
292 249 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 18.63% 17.24% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 143 142
Average daily rate £400 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £23.40 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 10 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 14 £450 +67.44% 2
Northamptonshire +14 7 £238 -26.92% 4
Nottinghamshire -7 5 - - 4
Leicestershire -11 4 £114 -64.92% 1
Lincolnshire -6 1 - - 1
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 30 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 24 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 23 (63.89%) Windows
4 17 (47.22%) MCSE
5 15 (41.67%) CCNA
5 15 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (33.33%) MS Office
7 11 (30.56%) Cisco
8 10 (27.78%) Windows XP
8 10 (27.78%) CCDA
8 10 (27.78%) MCSA
9 9 (25.00%) ITIL
9 9 (25.00%) HP
9 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 9 (25.00%) Citrix
9 9 (25.00%) Blackberry
9 9 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (22.22%) Windows 8
10 8 (22.22%) XenDesktop
10 8 (22.22%) Apple iOS
10 8 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (22.22%) Windows 10
10 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
10 8 (22.22%) Lotus
10 8 (22.22%) Finance
10 8 (22.22%) VMware
10 8 (22.22%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (22.22%) IBM Notes
2 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 8 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) IBM PureFlex
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) VoIP
1 8 (22.22%) VPN
1 8 (22.22%) WAN
2 7 (19.44%) LAN
3 3 (8.33%) DNS
3 3 (8.33%) Internet
4 2 (5.56%) DHCP
4 2 (5.56%) Firewall
4 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.78%) SAN
5 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Automotive
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) IT Support
4 7 (19.44%) Architect
4 7 (19.44%) IT Analyst
4 7 (19.44%) IT Support Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
6 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
7 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (11.11%) Service Analyst
8 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 2 (5.56%) Active Directory Support
9 2 (5.56%) Exchange Support
9 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) IT Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.33%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (5.56%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 23 (63.89%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) Windows XP
3 8 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 8 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 8 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 4 (11.11%) Linux
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 3 (8.33%) Unix
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.78%) CAD
6 1 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.78%) Migration
6 1 (2.78%) Service Management
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (22.22%) VBScript
3 1 (2.78%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) MCSE
2 15 (41.67%) CCNA
2 15 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (27.78%) CCDA
3 10 (27.78%) MCSA
4 4 (11.11%) MCITP
4 4 (11.11%) MCP
4 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 3 (8.33%) MCDST
6 2 (5.56%) A+ Certification
6 2 (5.56%) CCNP
6 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.78%) Degree
7 1 (2.78%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.22%) XenDesktop
3 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 4 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.78%) SCOM
2 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (30.56%) Cisco
3 9 (25.00%) Citrix
3 9 (25.00%) HP
4 8 (22.22%) Lotus
4 8 (22.22%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) Brocade
5 1 (2.78%) Dell
5 1 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (2.78%) NetApp
5 1 (2.78%) Twitter
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