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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank - 37 26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire - 1.74% 4.50%
As % of the Qualifications category - 12.20% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £625 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +316.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -8.57%
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
61 41 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 20.00% 14.29% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 14
Average daily rate £400 £331 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.84% +10.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £525 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £17.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +100.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 20 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) NVQ Level 3
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (100.00%) Patch Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) ICT Technician
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) NVQ Level 3
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix