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 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 34 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.42% - 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% - 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.92 £15.77
% change year-on-year
+50.88% +7.29%
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
41 48 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 17.15% 16.38% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 17
Median daily rate £375 £400 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +48.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £314 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Median hourly rate £11.50 £18.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.83% -47.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leicestershire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) MCSE
3 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 4 (44.44%) DHCP
4 4 (44.44%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (33.33%) VPN
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) MS Office
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) MCP
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 2 (22.22%) IBM
6 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (22.22%) Software Audit
6 2 (22.22%) Office 365
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) IT Governance
6 2 (22.22%) CMDB
7 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) ICT Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) ICT Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) CMDB
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) IT Governance
2 2 (22.22%) Software Audit
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (22.22%) MCP
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (11.11%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Lotus
4 1 (11.11%) Sophos