The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester 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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 18 31 22
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 5.50% 2.60% 4.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.29% 26.32% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -10.14%
Microsoft Certification
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Qualifications Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
17 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 15.60% 9.90% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 8
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Average hourly rate £10.00 £34.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.58% +70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+10.61% -21.39%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Leicester region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Leicester region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (60.00%) Migration
4 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (60.00%) MCSE
4 6 (60.00%) ITIL
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (50.00%) Incident Management
5 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (40.00%) IPsec
6 4 (40.00%) PKI
6 4 (40.00%) Internet
6 4 (40.00%) LDAP
6 4 (40.00%) Kerberos
6 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (40.00%) DNS
7 3 (30.00%) SCCM
7 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (20.00%) VMware
8 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (20.00%) VoIP
8 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (20.00%) MS Office
8 2 (20.00%) SQL
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) IPsec
1 4 (40.00%) Internet
1 4 (40.00%) LDAP
1 4 (40.00%) Kerberos
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) OLAP
2 1 (10.00%) VLDB
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) QlikView
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Database Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Database Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Migration
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix