Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 88 109
Rank change year-on-year -12 +21 +16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 47 62 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.60% 1.97% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% 10.51% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 18
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £225 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £150 £123 £111
90th Percentile £488 £525 £438
England median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 3
East Midlands median hourly rate £30.47 £50.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.07% +354.55% -18.52%
10th Percentile £17.82 £42.50 £9.30
90th Percentile £42.51 £52.50 £12.10
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.26 £18.99
% change year-on-year -4.16% -3.83% +8.50%

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 564 590 582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.20% 18.76% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 398 384
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.61% +8.21%
10th Percentile £190 £225 £200
90th Percentile £546 £550 £586
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 29 39
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +63.93% -12.86%
10th Percentile £14.65 £11.83 £10.34
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £44.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.63 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.61% +7.73% +24.49%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +11 14 £331 +165.00% 3
Nottinghamshire +1 13 £400 +4.92% 5
Leicestershire +12 11 £300 +9.09% 5
Northamptonshire -30 4 £350 +86.67% 8
Lincolnshire +1 3 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 (89.36%) Microsoft
2 34 (72.34%) MCSE
3 25 (53.19%) Windows
4 24 (51.06%) Office 365
5 20 (42.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 19 (40.43%) Active Directory
7 17 (36.17%) Migration
8 15 (31.91%) VMware
8 15 (31.91%) ITIL
9 12 (25.53%) Finance
10 11 (23.40%) Windows 10
11 10 (21.28%) PowerShell
11 10 (21.28%) MCSA
11 10 (21.28%) Citrix
12 9 (19.15%) Internet
12 9 (19.15%) Hyper-V
13 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (17.02%) Cisco
13 8 (17.02%) Firewall
14 7 (14.89%) MS Exchange
14 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
14 7 (14.89%) SQL
14 7 (14.89%) VBScript
14 7 (14.89%) XenApp
14 7 (14.89%) XenDesktop
14 7 (14.89%) SCCM
14 7 (14.89%) vSphere
14 7 (14.89%) Windows 8
14 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012

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 7 (14.89%) MS Exchange
1 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.51%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (6.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.38%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (51.06%) Office 365
2 20 (42.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (10.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.38%) PaaS
4 3 (6.38%) SaaS
5 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) Internet
2 8 (17.02%) Firewall
3 6 (12.77%) LAN
3 6 (12.77%) WAN
4 4 (8.51%) VLAN
5 3 (6.38%) BIG-IP
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (6.38%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.26%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.13%) DNS
7 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.13%) Intranet
7 1 (2.13%) IPsec
7 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.13%) Skype
7 1 (2.13%) VoIP
7 1 (2.13%) VPN
7 1 (2.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) AdminStudio
1 3 (6.38%) MSI
1 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Local Government
2 5 (10.64%) Manufacturing
2 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.51%) Electronics
3 4 (8.51%) Marketing
3 4 (8.51%) Retail
4 3 (6.38%) Publishing
5 1 (2.13%) Automotive
5 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (19.15%) Architect
2 4 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (8.51%) Consultant
2 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (6.38%) Analyst
3 3 (6.38%) Applications Packager
3 3 (6.38%) Help Desk Analyst
3 3 (6.38%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (6.38%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 3 (6.38%) IT Manager
3 3 (6.38%) IT Support
3 3 (6.38%) IT Support Manager
3 3 (6.38%) IT Technician
3 3 (6.38%) Network Architect
3 3 (6.38%) Security Architect
3 3 (6.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (6.38%) Server Support
3 3 (6.38%) Support Manager
3 3 (6.38%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) Akka.NET
2 1 (2.13%) LDAP
2 1 (2.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.77%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.51%) Smartcard
4 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.38%) Clustering
4 3 (6.38%) Fat Client
4 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.38%) Thin Client
5 2 (4.26%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.26%) FMCG
5 2 (4.26%) NHS
5 2 (4.26%) PKI
5 2 (4.26%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.13%) iSeries
6 1 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (53.19%) Windows
2 11 (23.40%) Windows 10
3 7 (14.89%) Windows 8
3 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
6 3 (6.38%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Migration
2 15 (31.91%) ITIL
3 6 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (10.64%) Information Governance
4 5 (10.64%) Programme Management
4 5 (10.64%) Risk Management
5 4 (8.51%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (8.51%) ITIL V2
5 4 (8.51%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (6.38%) Application Packaging
6 3 (6.38%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.38%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.38%) Database Security
6 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.38%) Network Architecture
6 3 (6.38%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) PowerShell
2 7 (14.89%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) VBScript
3 2 (4.26%) C#
4 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (72.34%) MCSE
2 10 (21.28%) MCSA
3 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (12.77%) Degree
4 6 (12.77%) MCP
5 5 (10.64%) CCNP
6 4 (8.51%) CCIE
6 4 (8.51%) CCNA
6 4 (8.51%) CISSP
6 4 (8.51%) MCITP
6 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
6 4 (8.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (4.26%) CEH
8 2 (4.26%) MCTS
8 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.13%) DBS Check
9 1 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (2.13%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.13%) PMO
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (40.43%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.15%) Hyper-V
3 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (14.89%) vSphere
4 7 (14.89%) XenApp
4 7 (14.89%) XenDesktop
5 3 (6.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (6.38%) ProxySG
5 3 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.13%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.13%) NFS
6 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) SCCM
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (4.26%) SCOM
3 2 (4.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.26%) ThinApp
4 1 (2.13%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.13%) WSUS
4 1 (2.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 42 (89.36%) Microsoft
2 15 (31.91%) VMware
3 10 (21.28%) Citrix
4 8 (17.02%) Cisco
5 4 (8.51%) HP
5 4 (8.51%) SAP
6 3 (6.38%) Blue Coat
6 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.38%) F5
6 3 (6.38%) Ivanti
6 3 (6.38%) Lotus
6 3 (6.38%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.38%) Veritas
7 2 (4.26%) Veeam
8 1 (2.13%) arcserve
8 1 (2.13%) Dell
8 1 (2.13%) EqualLogic
8 1 (2.13%) IBM
8 1 (2.13%) NetApp
8 1 (2.13%) Remedy