Period
to 22 January 2018

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 6 months to 22 January 2018 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
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 120 111
Rank change year-on-year +23 -9 -31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 50 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.68% 0.87% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.60% 5.03% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 21
East Midlands median daily rate £320 £320 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.22% -43.75%
10th Percentile £164 £217 £107
90th Percentile £438 £475 £500
England median daily rate £340 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 10
East Midlands median hourly rate £19.00 £20.38 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.75% +66.33% -5.77%
10th Percentile £13.75 £16.43 £8.50
90th Percentile £23.85 £26.33 £16.48
England median hourly rate £14.65 £17.06 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.13% +0.35% +0.95%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 658 537 631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 22.08% 17.26% 20.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 365 354
East Midlands median daily rate £385 £380 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.32% -0.65% +9.29%
10th Percentile £231 £213 £250
90th Percentile £560 £539 £538
England median daily rate £440 £425 £406
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.81% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 22 36
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +4.48%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.90 £11.13
90th Percentile £53.80 £42.13 £28.13
England median hourly rate £23.88 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -8.17% -3.70% +42.11%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +16 17 £350 - 7
Derbyshire +10 13 £320 - 6
Leicestershire 0 9 £288 -36.11% 6
Nottinghamshire +3 7 £198 -38.28% 7
Lincolnshire - 1 £350 - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 39 (78.00%) Microsoft
2 38 (76.00%) MCSE
3 36 (72.00%) Windows
4 35 (70.00%) Active Directory
5 33 (66.00%) ITIL
6 24 (48.00%) Cisco
6 24 (48.00%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (38.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (38.00%) Windows Server
8 18 (36.00%) VMware
9 17 (34.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (30.00%) CCNA
10 15 (30.00%) Migration
10 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (30.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 15 (30.00%) Data Centre
10 15 (30.00%) Office 365
11 14 (28.00%) MCSA
12 13 (26.00%) DNS
12 13 (26.00%) MS Exchange
13 12 (24.00%) Citrix
13 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (22.00%) Automotive
14 11 (22.00%) PRINCE2
14 11 (22.00%) ITIL V3
14 11 (22.00%) Unified Communications
14 11 (22.00%) Data Loss Prevention
15 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
15 10 (20.00%) PowerShell
16 9 (18.00%) Degree

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 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (8.00%) Skype for Business
5 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.00%) IBM Notes
6 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (30.00%) Office 365
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.00%) G Suite
3 1 (2.00%) IaaS
3 1 (2.00%) PaaS
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.00%) DNS
2 11 (22.00%) Unified Communications
3 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (18.00%) WAN
5 8 (16.00%) Internet
5 8 (16.00%) LAN
6 7 (14.00%) IPsec
6 7 (14.00%) Kerberos
6 7 (14.00%) SAN
7 6 (12.00%) DHCP
8 5 (10.00%) Firewall
8 5 (10.00%) Skype
9 3 (6.00%) NAS
9 3 (6.00%) VLAN
10 2 (4.00%) VPN
11 1 (2.00%) IP Telephony
11 1 (2.00%) VoIP
11 1 (2.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 11 (22.00%) Automotive
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) IT Support
3 6 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (12.00%) Active Directory Specialist
3 6 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Architect
4 5 (10.00%) IT Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Technical Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Technician
6 3 (6.00%) Office 365 Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) IT Technician
7 2 (4.00%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (16.00%) PKI
3 7 (14.00%) Clustering
4 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.00%) NHS
6 3 (6.00%) Driving Licence
7 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
7 2 (4.00%) Fat Client
7 2 (4.00%) Thin Client
8 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
8 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (72.00%) Windows
2 19 (38.00%) Windows Server
2 19 (38.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 4 (8.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (66.00%) ITIL
2 17 (34.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (30.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 15 (30.00%) Migration
4 11 (22.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 11 (22.00%) ITIL V3
4 11 (22.00%) PRINCE2
5 9 (18.00%) ERP
5 9 (18.00%) PLM
6 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (14.00%) High Availability
6 7 (14.00%) Project Management
6 7 (14.00%) SDLC
6 7 (14.00%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (12.00%) Asset Management
8 5 (10.00%) Incident Management
8 5 (10.00%) TOGAF
9 4 (8.00%) Data Protection
10 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
10 3 (6.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.00%) VB
2 2 (4.00%) VBScript
3 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (76.00%) MCSE
2 24 (48.00%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (30.00%) CCNA
4 14 (28.00%) MCSA
5 9 (18.00%) Degree
6 8 (16.00%) VCAP
6 8 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (14.00%) CCIE
8 5 (10.00%) MCP
9 4 (8.00%) CCNP
9 4 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (6.00%) CCA
10 3 (6.00%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (6.00%) MCITP
11 1 (2.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (2.00%) CCSP
11 1 (2.00%) MCTS
11 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
11 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.00%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.00%) Firmware
4 2 (4.00%) XenApp
4 2 (4.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (78.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (48.00%) Cisco
3 18 (36.00%) VMware
4 12 (24.00%) Citrix
5 7 (14.00%) NetApp
6 4 (8.00%) HP
7 2 (4.00%) Dell
7 2 (4.00%) Google
7 2 (4.00%) Lotus
8 1 (2.00%) F5