Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 103 88
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 48 49 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.61% 1.57% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.58% 8.25% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 31
East Midlands median daily rate £320 £320 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +56.10% -32.79%
10th Percentile £182 £123 £107
90th Percentile £480 £525 £488
England median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
East Midlands median hourly rate £35.22 £50.00 £10.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.57% +387.80% -21.15%
10th Percentile £27.04 £30.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.50 £17.88
England median hourly rate £16.35 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.95% +11.76% +7.02%

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 633 594 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 21.23% 19.02% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 387 357
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £200
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 29 35
East Midlands median hourly rate £32.00 £20.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% +19.40% -1.47%
10th Percentile £14.88 £12.52 £9.29
90th Percentile £50.60 £52.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -21.67% +9.09% +37.50%

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 20 April 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
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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 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
Nottinghamshire -3 13 £413 +23.13% 10
Leicestershire +11 12 £298 -33.89% 8
Derbyshire 0 10 £400 +25.00% 4
Northamptonshire -4 6 £275 -21.43% 10
Lincolnshire +1 3 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 42 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 35 (72.92%) MCSE
3 32 (66.67%) Windows
4 22 (45.83%) ITIL
4 22 (45.83%) Active Directory
5 17 (35.42%) Office 365
6 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (31.25%) Migration
7 14 (29.17%) VMware
7 14 (29.17%) Cisco
8 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 12 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (25.00%) Citrix
9 12 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
10 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
10 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (20.83%) MCSA
11 10 (20.83%) MS Exchange
11 10 (20.83%) Finance
12 9 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (18.75%) Firewall
12 9 (18.75%) Degree
12 9 (18.75%) Windows 8
13 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (16.67%) Windows 10
13 8 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
13 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (16.67%) Internet

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 10 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 5 (10.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (10.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (8.33%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (35.42%) Office 365
2 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.25%) PaaS
3 3 (6.25%) SaaS
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) Firewall
2 8 (16.67%) Internet
3 7 (14.58%) DNS
4 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 5 (10.42%) IPsec
5 5 (10.42%) Kerberos
5 5 (10.42%) Unified Communications
6 4 (8.33%) WAN
7 3 (6.25%) BIG-IP
7 3 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (6.25%) LAN
7 3 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (4.17%) DHCP
8 2 (4.17%) SAN
8 2 (4.17%) VLAN
8 2 (4.17%) VPN
9 1 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.08%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Local Government
3 4 (8.33%) Automotive
4 3 (6.25%) Retail
5 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.08%) Legal
6 1 (2.08%) Marketing
6 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Architect
2 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Active Directory Specialist
3 4 (8.33%) Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Consultant
4 3 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (6.25%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technician
4 3 (6.25%) IT Support
4 3 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Network Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Security Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) LDAP
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) Akka.NET
2 1 (2.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
2 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.42%) PKI
4 4 (8.33%) Blackberry
4 4 (8.33%) Fat Client
4 4 (8.33%) NHS
4 4 (8.33%) Smartcard
4 4 (8.33%) Thin Client
5 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.17%) Clustering
6 2 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (4.17%) Private Cloud
6 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (2.08%) Credit Risk
7 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.08%) iSeries
7 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (66.67%) Windows
2 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
3 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (18.75%) Windows 8
5 8 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (10.42%) Windows XP
7 4 (8.33%) Apple iOS
8 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) ITIL
2 15 (31.25%) Migration
3 12 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
6 6 (12.50%) ITIL V3
7 5 (10.42%) Data Loss Prevention
7 5 (10.42%) Data Protection
7 5 (10.42%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 5 (10.42%) Incident Management
7 5 (10.42%) Information Governance
7 5 (10.42%) Risk Management
8 4 (8.33%) Asset Management
8 4 (8.33%) Commercial Awareness
9 3 (6.25%) ERP
9 3 (6.25%) ITIL V2
9 3 (6.25%) Network Architecture
9 3 (6.25%) PLM
9 3 (6.25%) Proactive Monitoring
9 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.33%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) VBScript
3 1 (2.08%) C
3 1 (2.08%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (72.92%) MCSE
2 12 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (20.83%) MCSA
4 9 (18.75%) Degree
5 6 (12.50%) CCNA
5 6 (12.50%) CCNP
5 6 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (10.42%) CCIE
7 4 (8.33%) CISSP
7 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
8 3 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (6.25%) CCA
8 3 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (6.25%) MCP
9 2 (4.17%) CEH
9 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
10 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
10 1 (2.08%) MCITP
10 1 (2.08%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) PMO
2 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.58%) vSphere
4 4 (8.33%) XenDesktop
5 3 (6.25%) ProxySG
5 3 (6.25%) XenApp
6 2 (4.17%) Firmware
6 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.08%) BitLocker
7 1 (2.08%) NFS
7 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) SCOM
2 2 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.17%) ThinApp
3 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.17%) Cisco
2 14 (29.17%) VMware
3 12 (25.00%) Citrix
4 5 (10.42%) HP
5 4 (8.33%) F5
5 4 (8.33%) Lotus
6 3 (6.25%) Blue Coat
6 3 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.25%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.25%) Veritas
7 2 (4.17%) NetApp
7 2 (4.17%) Veeam
8 1 (2.08%) arcserve
8 1 (2.08%) Dell
8 1 (2.08%) Dell Compellent
8 1 (2.08%) EqualLogic
8 1 (2.08%) Google
8 1 (2.08%) IBM
8 1 (2.08%) Remedy