The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 April 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 72 89
Rank change year-on-year 0 +17  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 34 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.13% 1.53% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.66% 9.23% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 7
Median daily rate £256 £228 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.63% -24.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £110 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £359 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £350 £321
% change year-on-year -17.85% +9.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £10.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +376.19% -19.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.28 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.96% +21.83%  

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 the East Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 319 271 298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 20.01% 16.59% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 171 167
Median daily rate £413 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -5.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.03 £9.89 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +40.00%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in the East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in the East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in the East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
Derbyshire -7 11 £125 +13.12% 2
Northamptonshire -3 9 £288 - 2
Lincolnshire - 5 - - 2
Leicestershire -8 4 £140 -22.43%
Nottinghamshire +12 3 £350 - 3
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 42 (84.00%) Microsoft
2 36 (72.00%) Windows
3 29 (58.00%) MCSE
4 24 (48.00%) VMware
5 20 (40.00%) ITIL
5 20 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 18 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (32.00%) Windows Server
8 14 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (26.00%) MS Exchange
10 12 (24.00%) Data Centre
11 11 (22.00%) Citrix
11 11 (22.00%) Migration
11 11 (22.00%) Degree
12 10 (20.00%) SharePoint
12 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 9 (18.00%) PRINCE2
13 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
14 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
14 8 (16.00%) XenDesktop
14 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (16.00%) CCNA
14 8 (16.00%) MCITP
14 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (14.00%) Cisco
15 7 (14.00%) Project Management
15 7 (14.00%) C#
15 7 (14.00%) .NET
15 7 (14.00%) ITIL V3
15 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 13 (26.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (10.00%) ArcGIS
4 5 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (10.00%) IBM Notes
4 5 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (6.00%) NServiceBus
6 2 (4.00%) CMS
6 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
7 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) VPN
2 4 (8.00%) DNS
2 4 (8.00%) WAN
3 3 (6.00%) DHCP
3 3 (6.00%) LAN
3 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.00%) PBX
4 2 (4.00%) SAN
4 2 (4.00%) Skype
5 1 (2.00%) Firewall
5 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (10.00%) Avionics
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
1 5 (10.00%) Military
2 3 (6.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Automotive
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (16.00%) Analyst
2 5 (10.00%) Developer
2 5 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (8.00%) Active Directory Consultant
3 4 (8.00%) Consultant
3 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (8.00%) Technical Leader
4 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) C# Software Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Field Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) IT Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) IT Support
4 3 (6.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) .NET
2 6 (12.00%) WPF
3 5 (10.00%) COM
3 5 (10.00%) DCOM
4 2 (4.00%) Ajax
4 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.00%) CSS
4 2 (4.00%) HTML
4 2 (4.00%) jQuery
4 2 (4.00%) XML
5 1 (2.00%) HTML5
5 1 (2.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (10.00%) User Experience
3 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.00%) iPad
4 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.00%) Handset
4 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.00%) Fat Client
5 2 (4.00%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.00%) Clustering
6 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (72.00%) Windows
2 16 (32.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 5 (10.00%) Linux
5 5 (10.00%) Unix
5 5 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 5 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 5 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (8.00%) Android
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) ITIL
2 11 (22.00%) Migration
3 9 (18.00%) PRINCE2
4 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.00%) ITIL V3
5 7 (14.00%) Project Management
6 6 (12.00%) ITSM
6 6 (12.00%) Service Management
7 5 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
7 5 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (10.00%) OO
7 5 (10.00%) SDLC
7 5 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (10.00%) SOLID
7 5 (10.00%) UML
8 4 (8.00%) Asset Management
8 4 (8.00%) CAD
8 4 (8.00%) Identity Management
8 4 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (6.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) C#
2 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (12.00%) VBScript
3 5 (10.00%) VB
4 4 (8.00%) SQL
5 3 (6.00%) C
6 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (58.00%) MCSE
2 14 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (22.00%) Degree
4 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
5 8 (16.00%) CCNA
5 8 (16.00%) MCITP
5 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (12.00%) MCSA
7 4 (8.00%) MCP
7 4 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.00%) CCIE
8 2 (4.00%) CCNP
8 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (4.00%) MCDST
8 2 (4.00%) MCSD
9 1 (2.00%) CCDP
9 1 (2.00%) CISSP
9 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.00%) MCDBA
9 1 (2.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (16.00%) XenDesktop
4 5 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.00%) XenApp
6 2 (4.00%) Terminal Server
7 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) AirWatch
1 4 (8.00%) XenMobile
2 2 (4.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.00%) SCOM
3 1 (2.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 42 (84.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (48.00%) VMware
3 11 (22.00%) Citrix
4 7 (14.00%) Cisco
5 6 (12.00%) NetApp
6 5 (10.00%) HP
6 5 (10.00%) Lotus
7 3 (6.00%) EMC
8 2 (4.00%) IBM
8 2 (4.00%) Polycom
8 2 (4.00%) Sitecore
8 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.00%) CommVault
9 1 (2.00%) Dell
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