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 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.

Microsoft Certification
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 35 36
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.38% 2.91% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.00% 20.51% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £450 £181 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +149.30% -42.24%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £311
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.44%  
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 £18.09 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% +28.57%  

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 25 39 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 8.65% 14.18% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 42
Median daily rate £375 £275 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £238 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £19.00 £11.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.72% -18.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.64 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.20 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 -11 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire

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

1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) ITSM
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) CMS
4 2 (28.57%) MCITP
4 2 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Ajax
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (28.57%) Sitecore
4 2 (28.57%) System Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) MCSD
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript

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 (28.57%) CMS
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Sitecore Developer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) Ajax
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) LINQ
2 1 (14.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) ITSM
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Security Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Software Distribution
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) MCITP
2 2 (28.57%) MCSD
3 1 (14.29%) CCDP
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) CISSP
3 1 (14.29%) MCDST
3 1 (14.29%) MCSA
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Sitecore
3 1 (14.29%) VMware