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 23 July 2016 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 25 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 1.29% - 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% - 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £275 - £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +13.38%
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
20 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 12.90% 11.51% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 16
Median daily rate £365 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £301 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% -51.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +29.72%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leicester region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicester region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) MCSE
4 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
4 4 (57.14%) DHCP
4 4 (57.14%) DNS
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (42.86%) VMware
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (28.57%) Office 365
6 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 2 (28.57%) Software Audit
6 2 (28.57%) HP
6 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 2 (28.57%) IT Governance
6 2 (28.57%) CMDB
6 2 (28.57%) MCP
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) IBM
6 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (28.57%) VPN
7 1 (14.29%) Cisco
7 1 (14.29%) MS Office
7 1 (14.29%) MCSA
7 1 (14.29%) MS Excel

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DHCP
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) ICT Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) ICT Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) CMDB
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) IT Governance
2 2 (28.57%) Software Audit
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) MCP
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) MCITP
3 1 (14.29%) MCSA
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Sophos