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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 8 August 2022 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
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 64 76 61
Rank change year-on-year +12 -15 +27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 29 11 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.11% 0.92% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 5.95% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 1
10th Percentile £244 £134 -
25th Percentile £306 £164 -
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £301 £600
Median % change year-on-year +59.34% -49.79% +81.13%
75th Percentile £550 £388 -
90th Percentile - £538 -
England median daily rate £425 £445 £438
% change year-on-year -4.49% +1.71% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
10th Percentile £17.40 - £15.50
25th Percentile £18.58 - £16.25
Median hourly rate £19.67 - £18.00
75th Percentile £21.75 - £19.25
90th Percentile £22.75 - £19.70
England median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.81% -32.50% +9.59%

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 290 185 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 21.11% 15.53% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 130 80
10th Percentile £181 £127 £150
25th Percentile £314 £250 £247
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £366 £375
Median % change year-on-year +22.87% -2.33% -6.25%
75th Percentile £538 £481 £491
90th Percentile £621 £568 £550
England median daily rate £540 £500 £481
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.00% +1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 11
10th Percentile £17.09 £13.95 £15.00
25th Percentile £18.58 £16.89 £17.50
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.29 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.25% +3.51% +28.57%
75th Percentile £35.63 £48.75 £41.25
90th Percentile £37.61 £53.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +40.63% - -11.11%

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 8 August 2022.

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 8 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Derbyshire +6 14 £313 +56.25% 4
Nottinghamshire +6 6 £550 +72.55% 7
Northamptonshire -1 6 £490 +216.13% 1
Lincolnshire 0 2 £115 -66.18% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2022, 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 28 (96.55%) Microsoft
2 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
3 17 (58.62%) ITIL
4 13 (44.83%) MCP
5 12 (41.38%) Windows
5 12 (41.38%) SQL
6 11 (37.93%) MCSE
6 11 (37.93%) MCSA
6 11 (37.93%) Service Management
6 11 (37.93%) Incident Management
6 11 (37.93%) ServiceNow
6 11 (37.93%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (37.93%) Social Skills
7 10 (34.48%) Public Sector
7 10 (34.48%) Microsoft 365
7 10 (34.48%) Azure
7 10 (34.48%) Degree
8 9 (31.03%) Citrix
8 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (27.59%) SharePoint
9 8 (27.59%) LAN
9 8 (27.59%) WAN
10 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 6 (20.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (20.69%) Major Incident Management
11 6 (20.69%) XML
11 6 (20.69%) SLA
11 6 (20.69%) PKI
12 5 (17.24%) Google
12 5 (17.24%) Problem Management

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 8 (27.59%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.34%) SAS
3 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (34.48%) Azure
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft 365
2 5 (17.24%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) Google Workspace
2 5 (17.24%) OneDrive
3 3 (10.34%) AWS
3 3 (10.34%) PaaS
3 3 (10.34%) SaaS
4 1 (3.45%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) LAN
1 8 (27.59%) WAN
2 5 (17.24%) Internet
3 2 (6.90%) VPN
3 2 (6.90%) Wireless
4 1 (3.45%) DHCP
4 1 (3.45%) DNS
4 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.45%) Fast Ethernet
4 1 (3.45%) MPLS
4 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (37.93%) Social Skills
2 10 (34.48%) Public Sector
3 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (17.24%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (6.90%) Aerospace
5 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Support Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Service Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Support Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Technical Support
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Technical Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Technical Support
3 5 (17.24%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) XML
2 3 (10.34%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) PKI
2 5 (17.24%) User Experience
3 3 (10.34%) NHS
4 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.45%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Android
2 5 (17.24%) Apple iOS
2 5 (17.24%) Mac OS
2 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) ITIL
2 11 (37.93%) Incident Management
2 11 (37.93%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (37.93%) Service Management
3 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (20.69%) Major Incident Management
5 5 (17.24%) Conflict Resolution
5 5 (17.24%) Decision-Making
5 5 (17.24%) Network Architecture
5 5 (17.24%) Problem Management
5 5 (17.24%) Release Management
6 4 (13.79%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (10.34%) DevOps
7 3 (10.34%) ITSM
7 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
7 3 (10.34%) Project Management
7 3 (10.34%) Remote Monitoring and Management
8 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.45%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (3.45%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) MCP
2 11 (37.93%) MCSA
2 11 (37.93%) MCSE
3 10 (34.48%) Degree
4 6 (20.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (17.24%) A+ Certification
5 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
6 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
6 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
7 3 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (10.34%) MCDBA
8 2 (6.90%) MCITP
9 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) SLA
2 5 (17.24%) Accessibility
System Software
1 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Intune
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) Microsoft
2 11 (37.93%) ServiceNow
3 9 (31.03%) Citrix
4 5 (17.24%) Google
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco
5 4 (13.79%) VMware
6 3 (10.34%) HP
7 1 (3.45%) Remedy