Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 124 121
Rank change year-on-year +32 -3 -43
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 59 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.84% 0.79% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.95% 4.37% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 16 11
East Midlands median daily rate £288 £375 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.33% +226.09% -71.25%
10th Percentile £141 £166 £106
90th Percentile £436 £475 £350
England median daily rate £338 £340 £333
% change year-on-year -0.74% +2.26% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 12
East Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £13.63 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.49% +2.83% -1.85%
10th Percentile £16.50 £11.25 £8.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £15.40 £15.25
England median hourly rate £15.86 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -24.48% +23.53% -

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 659 595 605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.52% 18.04% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 404 320
East Midlands median daily rate £385 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.32% +1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £213 £216 £215
90th Percentile £550 £550 £500
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 29 40
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.19% +14.17%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.96 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.60 £39.50 £32.55
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year -0.99% +5.21% +26.32%

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 24 November 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
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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +26 25 £325 +1.96% 3
Derbyshire +1 12 £298 +8.18% 2
Leicestershire -2 10 £288 -36.11% 4
Nottinghamshire +6 8 £319 -29.17% 1
Lincolnshire - 3 £350 -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 44 (74.58%) Microsoft
2 38 (64.41%) MCSE
3 37 (62.71%) ITIL
3 37 (62.71%) Windows
4 33 (55.93%) Active Directory
5 29 (49.15%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (47.46%) Cisco
7 21 (35.59%) CCNA
7 21 (35.59%) VMware
8 20 (33.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 20 (33.90%) Windows Server
9 19 (32.20%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 19 (32.20%) Degree
10 16 (27.12%) ITIL V3
10 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (27.12%) Automotive
11 15 (25.42%) Office 365
11 15 (25.42%) Unified Communications
11 15 (25.42%) Data Loss Prevention
12 14 (23.73%) Data Centre
12 14 (23.73%) Migration
12 14 (23.73%) PRINCE2
12 14 (23.73%) MS Exchange
13 13 (22.03%) ERP
13 13 (22.03%) MCSA
13 13 (22.03%) PLM
13 13 (22.03%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (20.34%) DNS
15 11 (18.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 14 (23.73%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.78%) Skype for Business
4 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.39%) ArcGIS
5 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.39%) NServiceBus
5 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.69%) Apache
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.69%) IIS
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.42%) Office 365
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.69%) G Suite
3 1 (1.69%) IaaS
3 1 (1.69%) PaaS
3 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.42%) Unified Communications
2 12 (20.34%) DNS
3 9 (15.25%) SAN
3 9 (15.25%) TCP/IP
4 8 (13.56%) WAN
5 7 (11.86%) DHCP
5 7 (11.86%) LAN
6 6 (10.17%) Firewall
6 6 (10.17%) Internet
7 5 (8.47%) IPsec
7 5 (8.47%) Kerberos
7 5 (8.47%) LDAP
7 5 (8.47%) Skype
8 4 (6.78%) NAS
9 3 (5.08%) VLAN
10 2 (3.39%) Link 16
10 2 (3.39%) VPN
11 1 (1.69%) Intranet
11 1 (1.69%) VoIP
11 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) MS Access
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (27.12%) Automotive
2 6 (10.17%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Avionics
3 2 (3.39%) Military
4 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 8 (13.56%) IT Support
2 7 (11.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (10.17%) Architect
3 6 (10.17%) IT Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) Technical Architect
4 5 (8.47%) Active Directory Specialist
4 5 (8.47%) Service Desk Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.08%) Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Coordinator
6 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Technician
6 3 (5.08%) Office 365 Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Migration Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) COM
2 2 (3.39%) DCOM
2 2 (3.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (13.56%) Clustering
4 6 (10.17%) PKI
5 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.78%) NHS
6 3 (5.08%) Driving Licence
7 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
7 2 (3.39%) Fat Client
7 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.39%) Thin Client
7 2 (3.39%) User Experience
8 1 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.69%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 37 (62.71%) Windows
2 20 (33.90%) Windows Server
3 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.47%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.78%) Windows 10
8 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
8 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.69%) Solaris
10 1 (1.69%) VMS
10 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (62.71%) ITIL
2 20 (33.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (32.20%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 16 (27.12%) ITIL V3
5 15 (25.42%) Data Loss Prevention
6 14 (23.73%) Migration
6 14 (23.73%) PRINCE2
7 13 (22.03%) ERP
7 13 (22.03%) PLM
8 9 (15.25%) Asset Management
8 9 (15.25%) Data Protection
9 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (13.56%) Project Management
10 7 (11.86%) High Availability
10 7 (11.86%) SDLC
11 5 (8.47%) Server Virtualisation
11 5 (8.47%) TOGAF
12 4 (6.78%) Service Management
13 3 (5.08%) Coaching
13 3 (5.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.08%) C#
2 3 (5.08%) VB
3 2 (3.39%) C
3 2 (3.39%) SQL
3 2 (3.39%) VBScript
4 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (64.41%) MCSE
2 29 (49.15%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (35.59%) CCNA
4 19 (32.20%) Degree
5 13 (22.03%) MCSA
6 11 (18.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (15.25%) MCP
8 8 (13.56%) VCAP
9 7 (11.86%) CCIE
10 6 (10.17%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (10.17%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (8.47%) MCITP
12 3 (5.08%) CCNP
12 3 (5.08%) MCDST
13 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
13 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
14 1 (1.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 1 (1.69%) CCDP
14 1 (1.69%) CCSP
14 1 (1.69%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 33 (55.93%) Active Directory
2 13 (22.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.78%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.39%) Firmware
4 2 (3.39%) XenApp
4 2 (3.39%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.69%) SCOM
2 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (74.58%) Microsoft
2 28 (47.46%) Cisco
3 21 (35.59%) VMware
4 10 (16.95%) Citrix
5 7 (11.86%) NetApp
6 6 (10.17%) HP
7 2 (3.39%) Dell
7 2 (3.39%) Lotus
8 1 (1.69%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.69%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (1.69%) Google
8 1 (1.69%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.69%) Nintex
8 1 (1.69%) Remedy
8 1 (1.69%) StorageTek
8 1 (1.69%) Sun