The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 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
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 43 40
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 0.55% 0.23% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.00% 1.19% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £425 - £413
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 - £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 - £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £333
% change year-on-year -3.03% -1.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Nottingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40 84 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 11.05% 19.13% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 56 41
Median daily rate £375 £560 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.03% +45.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £642 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -53.12%  
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 Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham 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 Nottingham

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Nottingham

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Nottingham over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Nottingham

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Nottingham

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 Nottingham region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) SCOM
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Apache
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) Solaris
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) NAS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Presales
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (25.00%) CommVault
4 1 (25.00%) Dell
4 1 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) StorageTek
4 1 (25.00%) Sun