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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 31 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.87% 0.57% 1.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.22% 4.08% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £181 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.83% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £300 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
36 49 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 12.90% 14.00% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 35 19
Average daily rate £275 £225 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -27.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £150 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £310 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -20.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 5 - -
Kegworth - 1 £111 -
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (76.92%) MS Exchange
3 8 (61.54%) HP
3 8 (61.54%) Citrix
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 7 (53.85%) VPN
4 7 (53.85%) MCSE
4 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (46.15%) Windows 8
5 6 (46.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (46.15%) Windows 10
5 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
5 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
5 6 (46.15%) IBM Notes
5 6 (46.15%) VBScript
5 6 (46.15%) MS Office
5 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
5 6 (46.15%) Windows XP
5 6 (46.15%) Blackberry
5 6 (46.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (46.15%) Lotus
5 6 (46.15%) Apple iOS
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) ITIL
6 4 (30.77%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
7 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 10 (76.92%) MS Exchange
2 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (46.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (46.15%) IBM Notes
3 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
3 6 (46.15%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) VPN
2 3 (23.08%) DHCP
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Support Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) IT Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) IT Support
3 4 (30.77%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Service Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) ICT Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) ICT Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Blackberry
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) CMDB
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Apple iOS
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 10
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 8
2 6 (46.15%) Windows XP
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
2 2 (15.38%) IT Governance
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Software Audit
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
1 6 (46.15%) VBScript
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) MCSE
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) MCITP
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) MCSA
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 13 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
3 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Citrix
1 8 (61.54%) HP
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Lotus
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) IBM