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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank - 27 17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester - 2.34% 7.89%
As % of the Qualifications category - 13.33% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £625 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +525.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £17.23
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -7.83%
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
18 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 13.53% 17.54% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 5
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £225 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £430 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £35.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.14% +118.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 4 August 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (50.00%) NVQ Level 3
2 1 (50.00%) Lync
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Lync
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) ICT Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) MCSA
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) NVQ Level 3
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix