The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 22 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 4.02% 1.98% 3.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.32% 18.18% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £29.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.51% +27.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -19.70%
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
38 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 15.26% 10.89% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 17
Average daily rate £310 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
Average hourly rate £10.00 £34.00 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.58% +3.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +8 4 - -
Coalville - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 16 (88.89%) Windows
3 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
4 10 (55.56%) Migration
5 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
7 6 (33.33%) ITIL
7 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 6 (33.33%) MCSE
7 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
8 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (27.78%) Office 365
8 5 (27.78%) VMware
8 5 (27.78%) DNS
8 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
9 4 (22.22%) VLAN
9 4 (22.22%) PKI
9 4 (22.22%) IPsec
9 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (22.22%) SCCM
9 4 (22.22%) Internet
9 4 (22.22%) Kerberos
9 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
9 4 (22.22%) LDAP
9 4 (22.22%) MS Office
10 3 (16.67%) VoIP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
1 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.56%) IIS
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.56%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) Internet
2 4 (22.22%) IPsec
2 4 (22.22%) VLAN
2 4 (22.22%) LDAP
2 4 (22.22%) Kerberos
2 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 3 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) OLAP
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (22.22%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) PKI
2 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Migration
2 6 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
4 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.56%) ETL
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) Time Management
5 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) MCITP
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Dell
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) Lotus
3 1 (5.56%) Symantec
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