The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 25 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 2.55% 1.32% -
As % of the Qualifications category 13.79% 20.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £130 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.72% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £333
% change year-on-year -3.03% -1.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £11.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.39% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £24.06 £18.50
% change year-on-year -6.40% +30.05%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leicester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 29 10 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 18.47% 6.62% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 10
Median daily rate £180 £369 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.18% +15.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £293 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £550 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £11.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.39% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Leicester

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Leicester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Leicester

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Leicester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Leicester

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicester region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (40.00%) Handset
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (20.00%) CISSP
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (20.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) ITSM
5 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (20.00%) MCDST
5 1 (20.00%) MCITP
5 1 (20.00%) SCCM
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (20.00%) Software Distribution
5 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
5 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) CCDP
5 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (20.00%) MCSA

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Handset
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (20.00%) CCDP
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) MCDST
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware