Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 110 127
Rank change year-on-year +21 +17 -47
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 65 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.08% 1.12% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.07% 6.34% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 18 16
East Midlands median daily rate £219 £263 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £123 £111 £284
90th Percentile £500 £438 £369
England median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 8
East Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 £11.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +354.55% -18.52% -16.46%
10th Percentile £42.50 £9.30 £12.05
90th Percentile £52.50 £12.10 £16.15
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.28 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.50% +4.43% +10.24%

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 587 568 543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 18.74% 17.69% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 374 291
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +5.90%
10th Percentile £220 £200 £185
90th Percentile £545 £586 £475
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 29
East Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -11.76% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.67 £10.19 £11.43
90th Percentile £52.50 £44.50 £33.35
England median hourly rate £29.50 £27.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +9.26% +20.00% +12.50%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +14 20 £180 -28.00% 1
Derbyshire -5 18 £125 -54.55%
Lincolnshire - 10 - - 1
Leicestershire -12 8 £281 +12.50%
Nottinghamshire +10 7 £350 - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 54 (83.08%) Microsoft
2 39 (60.00%) Windows
3 29 (44.62%) MCSE
4 24 (36.92%) Active Directory
5 22 (33.85%) ITIL
5 22 (33.85%) Degree
6 21 (32.31%) VMware
7 17 (26.15%) Citrix
7 17 (26.15%) MS Exchange
8 16 (24.62%) SQL Server
8 16 (24.62%) Windows Server
9 15 (23.08%) SharePoint
9 15 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (21.54%) Cisco
11 13 (20.00%) C#
11 13 (20.00%) .NET
11 13 (20.00%) Migration
11 13 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (18.46%) SC Cleared
12 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
12 12 (18.46%) ITIL V3
12 12 (18.46%) Data Centre
13 11 (16.92%) WPF
13 11 (16.92%) PowerShell
13 11 (16.92%) XenDesktop
13 11 (16.92%) Finance
13 11 (16.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (16.92%) VB
13 11 (16.92%) SOLID

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 17 (26.15%) MS Exchange
2 15 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 10 (15.38%) ArcGIS
3 10 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (12.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (12.31%) IBM Notes
4 8 (12.31%) NServiceBus
4 8 (12.31%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.08%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.54%) Apache
7 1 (1.54%) IIS
7 1 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.23%) Office 365
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.38%) Link 16
2 8 (12.31%) DNS
2 8 (12.31%) VPN
3 7 (10.77%) Unified Communications
4 6 (9.23%) SAN
5 5 (7.69%) DHCP
6 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.62%) Wireless
7 2 (3.08%) Firewall
7 2 (3.08%) Internet
7 2 (3.08%) Intranet
7 2 (3.08%) IPsec
7 2 (3.08%) Kerberos
7 2 (3.08%) LDAP
7 2 (3.08%) PBX
7 2 (3.08%) Skype
8 1 (1.54%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) MS Access
4 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.54%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 10 (15.38%) Avionics
2 10 (15.38%) Military
3 8 (12.31%) Automotive
4 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.08%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.08%) Retail
6 1 (1.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (16.92%) Analyst
2 8 (12.31%) C# Software Engineer
2 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
2 8 (12.31%) Software Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
4 5 (7.69%) IT Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.15%) Consultant
5 4 (6.15%) Developer
5 4 (6.15%) IT Support
5 4 (6.15%) Service Desk Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Active Directory Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.00%) .NET
2 11 (16.92%) WPF
3 10 (15.38%) COM
3 10 (15.38%) DCOM
4 2 (3.08%) Ajax
4 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.08%) CSS
4 2 (3.08%) HTML
4 2 (3.08%) HTML5
4 2 (3.08%) jQuery
4 2 (3.08%) XML
5 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.54%) JSON
5 1 (1.54%) LINQ
5 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Data Centre
2 10 (15.38%) User Experience
3 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (12.31%) Blackberry
4 5 (7.69%) Clustering
4 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.69%) Fat Client
4 5 (7.69%) Thin Client
5 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.08%) Handset
6 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.08%) PKI
7 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.54%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.54%) NHS
7 1 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (60.00%) Windows
2 16 (24.62%) Windows Server
3 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (12.31%) Apple iOS
4 8 (12.31%) Windows 10
4 8 (12.31%) Windows 8
4 8 (12.31%) Windows XP
5 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.08%) Linux
7 2 (3.08%) Unix
8 1 (1.54%) Solaris
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) ITIL
2 13 (20.00%) Migration
3 12 (18.46%) ITIL V3
4 11 (16.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (16.92%) SOLID
5 10 (15.38%) OO
5 10 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 10 (15.38%) UML
6 9 (13.85%) Data Loss Prevention
6 9 (13.85%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 8 (12.31%) PRINCE2
7 8 (12.31%) Scrum
7 8 (12.31%) Software Engineering
7 8 (12.31%) Test Strategy
8 6 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (9.23%) Data Protection
8 6 (9.23%) ERP
8 6 (9.23%) PLM
9 5 (7.69%) Asset Management
9 5 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.00%) C#
2 11 (16.92%) PowerShell
2 11 (16.92%) VB
3 9 (13.85%) VBScript
4 8 (12.31%) C
5 5 (7.69%) SQL
6 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (44.62%) MCSE
2 22 (33.85%) Degree
3 15 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (18.46%) SC Cleared
5 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
6 10 (15.38%) CCNA
7 8 (12.31%) MCITP
8 7 (10.77%) MCP
8 7 (10.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (6.15%) MCDST
9 4 (6.15%) MCSA
10 3 (4.62%) CCIE
10 3 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (3.08%) CCNP
11 2 (3.08%) MCSD
11 2 (3.08%) OCP
11 2 (3.08%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (3.08%) VCAP
12 1 (1.54%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.38%) MIL-STD-1553
2 2 (3.08%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (36.92%) Active Directory
2 13 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (16.92%) XenDesktop
4 6 (9.23%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.62%) XenApp
6 2 (3.08%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) AirWatch
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (3.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (3.08%) SCCM
1 2 (3.08%) SCOM
1 2 (3.08%) XenMobile
2 1 (1.54%) vRealize
Vendors
1 54 (83.08%) Microsoft
2 21 (32.31%) VMware
3 17 (26.15%) Citrix
4 14 (21.54%) Cisco
5 10 (15.38%) HP
6 8 (12.31%) Lotus
7 5 (7.69%) NetApp
8 2 (3.08%) IBM
8 2 (3.08%) Intel
8 2 (3.08%) Polycom
8 2 (3.08%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.54%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.54%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (1.54%) Dell
9 1 (1.54%) EMC
9 1 (1.54%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.54%) Nintex
9 1 (1.54%) Remedy
9 1 (1.54%) StorageTek
9 1 (1.54%) Sun
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