Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 56 61
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 -18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.76% 0.56% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.18% 4.00% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Leicestershire median daily rate £288 £450 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.11% +291.30% -79.09%
10th Percentile £210 £425 £106
90th Percentile £291 £475 £123
East Midlands median daily rate £288 £319 £263
% change year-on-year -9.80% +21.43% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Leicestershire median hourly rate £19.00 £11.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.22% - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £13.63 £13.25
% change year-on-year +83.49% +2.83% -1.85%

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Leicestershire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 55 75 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 9.70% 13.89% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 49 40
Leicestershire median daily rate £288 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.33% +13.64% +3.94%
10th Percentile £185 £269 £180
90th Percentile £463 £498 £469
East Midlands median daily rate £383 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +0.72% +1.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Leicestershire median hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.53% +51.23% -32.50%
10th Percentile £13.66 £13.30 £14.20
90th Percentile £35.00 £36.10 £23.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.13
% change year-on-year - +2.19% +14.17%

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Leicestershire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Leicester +2 8 £288 -36.11% 2
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (80.00%) MCSE
4 7 (70.00%) ITIL
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (50.00%) PKI
6 5 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
6 5 (50.00%) Kerberos
6 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (50.00%) DNS
6 5 (50.00%) LDAP
6 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (50.00%) Internet
6 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (50.00%) Migration
6 5 (50.00%) IPsec
7 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (30.00%) Finance
9 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
9 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (20.00%) VMware
9 2 (20.00%) Service Management
9 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
9 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
10 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business

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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
1 5 (50.00%) Internet
1 5 (50.00%) IPsec
1 5 (50.00%) Kerberos
1 5 (50.00%) LDAP
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (10.00%) Skype
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (50.00%) PKI
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) MCSE
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (10.00%) CCDP
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) CISSP
3 1 (10.00%) MCITP
3 1 (10.00%) MCP
3 1 (10.00%) MCSA
3 1 (10.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco