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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 87 71 50
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 21 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.74% 1.40% 2.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.43% 8.05% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 12
Average daily rate
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£328 £450 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.22% +125.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £310 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £590 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £24.00 £21.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.88%
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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
271 261 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 16.81% 17.46% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 145 100
Average daily rate £375 £345 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £463 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 21
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £11.23 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £30.00 £56.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Nottinghamshire -7 7 £375 +36.36% 6
Derbyshire -6 3 £305 - 8
Lincolnshire -3 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £350 - 3
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (84.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (56.00%) Windows
4 10 (40.00%) MCSE
4 10 (40.00%) MCITP
5 8 (32.00%) VMware
5 8 (32.00%) Windows XP
5 8 (32.00%) Blackberry
6 7 (28.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
6 7 (28.00%) MCSA
6 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
6 7 (28.00%) WAN
6 7 (28.00%) ITIL
6 7 (28.00%) MCP
6 7 (28.00%) MS Office
7 6 (24.00%) SQL
7 6 (24.00%) DNS
7 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (20.00%) Windows Vista
8 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (20.00%) Lync
8 5 (20.00%) Firewall
8 5 (20.00%) MCDST
8 5 (20.00%) MCTS
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (20.00%) Linux
8 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (16.00%) Office 365
9 4 (16.00%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (28.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (20.00%) Lync
3 4 (16.00%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.00%) IIS
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Office
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) WAN
2 6 (24.00%) DNS
3 5 (20.00%) Firewall
4 4 (16.00%) VLAN
4 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (16.00%) LAN
5 3 (12.00%) PBX
5 3 (12.00%) VoIP
5 3 (12.00%) DHCP
6 2 (8.00%) Network Security
6 2 (8.00%) MPLS
7 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (4.00%) Wireless
7 1 (4.00%) VPN
7 1 (4.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
1 7 (28.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 7 (28.00%) Support Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (12.00%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) SQL DBA
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) DBA
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) ICT Technician
6 1 (4.00%) IT Support
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Support Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.00%) WCF
3 1 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.00%) Classic ASP
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.00%) Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) iSeries
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (20.00%) Linux
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Vista
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (12.00%) Project Management
3 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.00%) Network Management
4 2 (8.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Change Control
5 1 (4.00%) Line Management
5 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.00%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.00%) MVC
5 1 (4.00%) Workflow
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.00%) Content Management
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) C++
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) MCSE
1 10 (40.00%) MCITP
2 7 (28.00%) MCSA
2 7 (28.00%) MCP
3 5 (20.00%) MCDST
3 5 (20.00%) MCTS
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (12.00%) Degree
6 2 (8.00%) CCNA
7 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.00%) MCPD
7 1 (4.00%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (4.00%) MCSM
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.00%) ISA Server
4 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) vSphere
4 1 (4.00%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) WSUS
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco
3 3 (12.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Cognos
4 1 (4.00%) WatchGuard
4 1 (4.00%) ZyXEL
4 1 (4.00%) NETGEAR
4 1 (4.00%) Meraki
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