Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 86 127
Rank change year-on-year -21 +41 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 40 61 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.46% 1.98% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.16% 10.17% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 44 13
East Midlands median daily rate £300 £288 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -9.84%
10th Percentile £155 £138 £140
90th Percentile £454 £436 £515
England median daily rate £350 £338 £333
% change year-on-year +3.70% +1.50% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 2
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £50.00 £13.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.00% +266.97% -6.03%
10th Percentile £14.46 £18.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £16.25 £52.50 £15.40
England median hourly rate £16.35 £16.25 £20.83
% change year-on-year +0.62% -21.99% +19.03%

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 490 600 570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 17.85% 19.49% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 403 405
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £168 £213 £231
90th Percentile £544 £550 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 34 28
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.87 £25.50
% change year-on-year -6.94% +5.35% +13.33%

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 17 October 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
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 17 October 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
Derbyshire +13 16 £90 -68.00% 5
Northamptonshire -31 11 £200 -36.00% 4
Nottinghamshire +14 7 £300 -27.27% 12
Leicestershire +2 5 £300 +4.35% 5
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 37 (92.50%) Microsoft
2 25 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 22 (55.00%) Windows
4 20 (50.00%) MCSE
5 16 (40.00%) Office 365
6 14 (35.00%) Migration
7 13 (32.50%) Server Management
8 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (27.50%) Windows Server
8 11 (27.50%) MCP
9 10 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (25.00%) CCNA
9 10 (25.00%) Cisco
9 10 (25.00%) VMware
10 9 (22.50%) MCITP
10 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
11 8 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (20.00%) ITIL
11 8 (20.00%) MCSA
12 7 (17.50%) LAN
12 7 (17.50%) WAN
12 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
12 7 (17.50%) SCCM
12 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (15.00%) Unified Communications
13 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (15.00%) SQL
13 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
14 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (12.50%) Citrix

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 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (40.00%) Office 365
2 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) LAN
1 7 (17.50%) WAN
2 6 (15.00%) Unified Communications
3 5 (12.50%) Internet
4 4 (10.00%) VLAN
5 3 (7.50%) Firewall
5 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.00%) SAN
7 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.50%) Intranet
7 1 (2.50%) NAS
7 1 (2.50%) Skype
7 1 (2.50%) VoIP
7 1 (2.50%) Wireless
7 1 (2.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.50%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.50%) Big Data
4 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.50%) PowerPivot
4 1 (2.50%) QlikView
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) AdminStudio
1 3 (7.50%) MSI
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
1 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.00%) Electronics
2 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (10.00%) Marketing
3 3 (7.50%) Automotive
3 3 (7.50%) Publishing
3 3 (7.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (22.50%) Active Directory Support
2 9 (22.50%) Network Support
3 4 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Applications Packager
4 3 (7.50%) IT Manager
4 3 (7.50%) IT Support
4 3 (7.50%) IT Support Manager
4 3 (7.50%) IT Technician
4 3 (7.50%) Server Support
4 3 (7.50%) Support Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) DBA
5 2 (5.00%) Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Server Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) SQL DBA
5 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Clustering
1 2 (5.00%) FMCG
1 2 (5.00%) NHS
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) Unix
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.50%) Windows NT
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Migration
2 13 (32.50%) Server Management
3 8 (20.00%) ITIL
4 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (10.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (7.50%) Application Packaging
6 3 (7.50%) Data Migration
6 3 (7.50%) Database Security
6 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (5.00%) Database Tuning
7 2 (5.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 2 (5.00%) Identity Management
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
2 6 (15.00%) SQL
3 4 (10.00%) VBScript
4 1 (2.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) MCSE
2 11 (27.50%) MCP
3 10 (25.00%) CCNA
3 10 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (22.50%) MCITP
5 8 (20.00%) MCSA
6 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (5.00%) CCNP
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (5.00%) MCTS
8 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.50%) Degree
8 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.50%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (2.50%) VCP6
8 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
3 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (12.50%) XenApp
5 4 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 3 (7.50%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Intune
1 7 (17.50%) SCCM
2 3 (7.50%) AirWatch
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) XenMobile
4 1 (2.50%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 37 (92.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.00%) Cisco
2 10 (25.00%) VMware
3 5 (12.50%) Citrix
4 4 (10.00%) SAP
5 3 (7.50%) Ivanti
6 2 (5.00%) Computacenter
7 1 (2.50%) Intel