The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 35 -
Rank change year-on-year -5 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.50% 0.77% -
As % of the Qualifications category 12.12% 8.00% -
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 £325 £330 £340
% change year-on-year -1.51% -2.94%  
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 £27.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -16.59% +42.10%  

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 Leicestershire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 33 25 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 12.36% 9.62% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 41 24
Median daily rate £165 £350 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.85% +18.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £263 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £550 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £11.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +204.34% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Leicestershire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Leicestershire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Leicestershire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

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 Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester 0 4 £130 -52.72% 1
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (25.00%) MCITP
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) ITSM
5 2 (25.00%) Handset
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) CISSP
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) CCNA
5 2 (25.00%) CCDP
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (12.50%) MCSA
6 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) HTML
6 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) VBScript

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) Ajax
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Handset
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (25.00%) ITSM
2 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Distribution
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) CCDP
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CISSP
2 2 (25.00%) MCITP
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (12.50%) MCDST
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
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