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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands / Derbyshire
Rank 32 29 34
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 3.95% 2.87% 2.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.71% 7.45% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Median daily rate £338 £111 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +205.42% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £310
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +35.71%  

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 103 94 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire 40.71% 38.52% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 63 27
Median daily rate £425 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.43% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £180 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £420 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £16.55 £35.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.71% +169.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 -6 6 £338 +205.42% 3
Chesterfield - 2 - -
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (60.00%) MCSE
4 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (33.33%) MCITP
6 4 (26.67%) Identity Management
6 4 (26.67%) Migration
6 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
6 4 (26.67%) Android
6 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
6 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
6 4 (26.67%) iPad
6 4 (26.67%) WAN
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL
6 4 (26.67%) Citrix
6 4 (26.67%) CCNA
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (26.67%) Office 365
6 4 (26.67%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (26.67%) AirWatch
6 4 (26.67%) XenMobile
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
7 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (20.00%) Personalization
7 3 (20.00%) Lotus

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (20.00%) IBM Notes
1 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) PBX
3 2 (13.33%) Skype
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory Consultant
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Consultant
1 3 (20.00%) Field Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) IT Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) IT Support
1 3 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Lync Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Project Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Server Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Azure Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) iPad
2 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Android
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Unix
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
1 4 (26.67%) Identity Management
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
1 4 (26.67%) Migration
1 4 (26.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (20.00%) ITSM
2 3 (20.00%) Personalization
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) Operations Management
3 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (20.00%) VBScript
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) MCSE
2 5 (33.33%) MCITP
3 4 (26.67%) CCNA
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) AirWatch
1 4 (26.67%) XenMobile
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) Lotus
5 2 (13.33%) Polycom