The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
East Midlands / Derbyshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 22 27
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 2.82% 3.03% 3.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.72% 8.96% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Median daily rate £125 £388 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -67.74% +27.04%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £333
% change year-on-year -3.03% -1.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £24.06 £18.50
% change year-on-year -6.40% +30.05%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Derbyshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 119 67 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire 41.90% 33.84% 30.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 43 31
Median daily rate £410 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.35% +15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £211 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -56.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Derbyshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Derbyshire citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Derbyshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Derbyshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Derbyshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Derbyshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Derbyshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Derbyshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Derbyshire

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 Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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
Derby -12 6 £125 -
Chesterfield -2 2 £288 -25.80%
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 Derbyshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (66.67%) Windows
3 10 (55.56%) Citrix
4 8 (44.44%) MCSE
4 8 (44.44%) SharePoint
4 8 (44.44%) Migration
4 8 (44.44%) XenDesktop
5 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (38.89%) Apple iOS
5 7 (38.89%) Windows 8
5 7 (38.89%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (38.89%) Windows 10
5 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
5 7 (38.89%) Finance
5 7 (38.89%) Windows XP
5 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
5 7 (38.89%) VPN
5 7 (38.89%) IBM Notes
5 7 (38.89%) VBScript
5 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (38.89%) HP
5 7 (38.89%) Lotus
5 7 (38.89%) Blackberry
5 7 (38.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (33.33%) VMware
6 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (27.78%) MCITP
8 4 (22.22%) Fat Client

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Derbyshire 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 8 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 7 (38.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (38.89%) IBM Notes
2 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 7 (38.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) VPN
2 4 (22.22%) SAN
3 3 (16.67%) DNS
4 2 (11.11%) DHCP
4 2 (11.11%) PBX
4 2 (11.11%) Skype
4 2 (11.11%) Wireless
5 1 (5.56%) Intranet
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Help Desk Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Active Directory Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) IT Support
3 3 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Lync Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Server Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Blackberry
2 4 (22.22%) Fat Client
2 4 (22.22%) Thin Client
3 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (11.11%) Clustering
5 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Apple iOS
2 7 (38.89%) Windows 10
2 7 (38.89%) Windows 8
2 7 (38.89%) Windows XP
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) Identity Management
2 4 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.56%) High Availability
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
1 7 (38.89%) VBScript
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) MCSE
2 5 (27.78%) MCITP
3 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
5 1 (5.56%) MCSA
5 1 (5.56%) MCSD
5 1 (5.56%) OCP
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) XenDesktop
3 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) AirWatch
1 4 (22.22%) XenMobile
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) Citrix
3 7 (38.89%) HP
3 7 (38.89%) Lotus
4 6 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco
6 2 (11.11%) Intel
6 2 (11.11%) Polycom
7 1 (5.56%) NetApp