The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 31 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.84% 3.24% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.36% 21.25% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £160 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -36.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +11.12%
Microsoft Certification
Nottinghamshire

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

Qualifications Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
56 80 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 15.73% 15.24% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 51 22
Average daily rate £425 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £13.25 £21.00 £15.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.90% +36.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) MCITP
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Lync
3 4 (44.44%) MCSE
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) MCP
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (33.33%) EDRMS
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (22.22%) SCCM
5 2 (22.22%) SCOM
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
5 2 (22.22%) MCDST
5 2 (22.22%) MCTS
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) MS Office
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
5 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) SQL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 4 (44.44%) Lync
2 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (11.11%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) EDRMS
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support
2 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Online Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) MCITP
2 4 (44.44%) MCSE
3 3 (33.33%) MCP
4 2 (22.22%) MCSA
4 2 (22.22%) MCDST
4 2 (22.22%) MCTS
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
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