Period
to 28 November 2021

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 28 November 2021 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
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 80 64 82
Rank change year-on-year -16 +18 +24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 20 6 32
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.29% 0.84% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.66% 3.66% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 22
10th Percentile £129 " £269
25th Percentile £142 " £292
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £320 £600 £313
Median % change year-on-year -46.67% +92.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £363 " £419
90th Percentile £484 " £436
England median daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -33.33% - -
England median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -15.63% -8.57% +0.52%

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 231 164 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.88% 22.97% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 115 194
10th Percentile £157 £163 £172
25th Percentile £250 £314 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £379 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year -10.82% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £500 £495 £519
90th Percentile £588 £540 £566
England median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 24
10th Percentile £13.19 £14.06 £15.01
25th Percentile £16.75 £16.00 "
Median hourly rate £23.29 £22.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +3.51% +28.57% -
75th Percentile £49.38 £28.28 "
90th Percentile £63.00 £42.55 £25.38
England median hourly rate £28.25 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -29.38% +10.34% +52.68%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in the East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in the East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 28 November 2021. 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
Leicestershire - 7 £251 - 7
Derbyshire -8 5 £338 - 6
Nottinghamshire -19 4 £206 - 6
Northamptonshire -9 3 £320 -46.67% 6
Lincolnshire -8 1 £340 - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 28 November 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (45.00%) VMware
4 8 (40.00%) MCSE
4 8 (40.00%) MCSA
4 8 (40.00%) Azure
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft 365
6 6 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (30.00%) Cisco
7 5 (25.00%) CCNA
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (25.00%) Migration
7 5 (25.00%) Firewall
8 4 (20.00%) Citrix
8 4 (20.00%) ITIL
8 4 (20.00%) SQL
8 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
8 4 (20.00%) Degree
8 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (15.00%) Google
9 3 (15.00%) AWS
9 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance

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 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Azure
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (15.00%) AWS
4 1 (5.00%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (5.00%) Azure Synapse Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) LAN
2 3 (15.00%) Wireless
3 2 (10.00%) SAN
3 2 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (5.00%) Data Lake
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) Power BI
General
1 3 (15.00%) Automotive
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Documentation Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Local Government
3 1 (5.00%) Organisational Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Public Sector
3 1 (5.00%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Database Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) IT Support
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (10.00%) Network Support
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.00%) NHS
2 2 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (15.00%) Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Android
6 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) High Availability
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (10.00%) Security Patching
6 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.00%) Data Transformation
6 1 (5.00%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) MCSA
1 8 (40.00%) MCSE
2 5 (25.00%) CCNA
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (20.00%) Degree
3 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 6 (30.00%) Cisco
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (15.00%) Google
6 2 (10.00%) EMC
6 2 (10.00%) IBM
7 1 (5.00%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (5.00%) Aruba
7 1 (5.00%) Databricks
7 1 (5.00%) Dell
7 1 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (5.00%) Sophos
7 1 (5.00%) Veeam
7 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard