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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank - 38 30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire - 0.66% 3.20%
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.88% 21.05%
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 £340 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £17.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.63 £17.06
% change year-on-year
+15.20% -8.41%
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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
29 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 9.67% 11.26% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 14
Average daily rate £323 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% +5.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £199 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £480 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £17.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) VMware

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Lync
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) ICT Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) MCTS
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) NVQ Level 3
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco