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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Leicestershire / Leicester
Rank 32 23 24
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 0.64% 3.38% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 29.41% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £310
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £11.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.27% -15.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +35.71%  

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 11 17 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 7.05% 11.49% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 12
Median daily rate £320 £325 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.53% +71.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £420 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 £11.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.72% -15.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Leicester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Leicester

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) CMS
2 2 (50.00%) MCSD
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (50.00%) Sitecore
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Software Distribution
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) LINQ
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 (50.00%) CMS
1 2 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Sitecore Developer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Ajax
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) LINQ
1 1 (25.00%) WPF
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Handset
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) MCSD
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MCDST
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (25.00%) VMware