The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Leicester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 34 21 17
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 0.96% 2.56% 2.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.50% 27.27% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate £325 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.74 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
16 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 7.66% 9.40% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate £431 £288 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -17.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
Leicestershire

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 18 April 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) Citrix
4 5 (55.56%) MCP
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 3 (33.33%) VMware
6 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (33.33%) DNS
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
7 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
7 2 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (22.22%) Change Management
7 2 (22.22%) IIS
7 2 (22.22%) VBScript
7 2 (22.22%) DHCP
7 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 2 (22.22%) vSphere
7 2 (22.22%) SCOM
7 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
7 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
7 2 (22.22%) Clustering
7 2 (22.22%) Altiris
8 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (22.22%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
1 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
1 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Technical Consultant
1 1 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Analyst
1 1 (11.11%) Consultant
1 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) DBA
1 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
1 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (22.22%) Change Management
1 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
1 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) ITSM
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) VBScript
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) MCSE
2 5 (55.56%) MCP
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Altiris
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) SAP
5 1 (11.11%) Remedy