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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 27 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 2.63% 7.79% 4.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.00% 52.17% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£625 £100 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+525.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.82 £17.49 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +12.83%
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
25 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 16.45% 14.94% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 2
Average daily rate £321 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.75% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £16.00 £33.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) PKI
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Kerberos
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) LDAP
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) IPsec
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (16.67%) Electronics
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Kerberos
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) LDAP
1 2 (33.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) QlikView
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) OLAP
2 1 (16.67%) VLDB
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) DBA
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
1 2 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Database Developer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Database Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) ITSM
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix