The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / East of England
Rank 91 94 83
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 30 31 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.43% 1.31% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.98% 6.62% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 27
Median daily rate £400 £250 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.32% -13.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £161 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £402 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.24% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 6
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -8.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £17.75 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-11.26% +13.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
430 468 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.56% 19.78% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 243 202
Median daily rate £400 £363 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 56 52
Median hourly rate £41.00 £46.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% +104.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.00 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the East of England region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the East of England region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 24 February 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
Cambridgeshire +9 16 £400 +129.88% 3
Hertfordshire -1 7 - - 8
Norfolk - 3 £107 - 2
Essex -5 2 £135 -45.45% 3
Bedfordshire +1 1 £375 +15.38% 2
Suffolk -9 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 East of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 49 (80.33%) MCSE
2 40 (65.57%) Microsoft
3 31 (50.82%) Windows
4 22 (36.07%) Cisco
4 22 (36.07%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (34.43%) CCNA
5 21 (34.43%) MCP
6 20 (32.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (29.51%) Active Directory
8 16 (26.23%) CCA
8 16 (26.23%) Citrix Certification
8 16 (26.23%) ITIL
8 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
9 15 (24.59%) SQL
9 15 (24.59%) LAN
9 15 (24.59%) WAN
9 15 (24.59%) Performance Monitoring
10 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (21.31%) MCSA
12 12 (19.67%) Hyper-V
13 11 (18.03%) PowerShell
13 11 (18.03%) MS Office
13 11 (18.03%) Internet
13 11 (18.03%) Finance
14 10 (16.39%) VMware
14 10 (16.39%) MCITP
14 10 (16.39%) Degree
14 10 (16.39%) Windows Server
15 9 (14.75%) Data Analysis
15 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 8 (13.11%) Skype for Business
2 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.48%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.92%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.64%) GroupWise
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) MS Office
2 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.11%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (14.75%) Office 365
2 4 (6.56%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.64%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.64%) PaaS
3 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.59%) LAN
1 15 (24.59%) WAN
2 11 (18.03%) Internet
3 8 (13.11%) WLAN
4 7 (11.48%) SAN
5 6 (9.84%) Firewall
5 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
5 6 (9.84%) Wireless
6 5 (8.20%) DNS
7 4 (6.56%) DHCP
8 3 (4.92%) Skype
9 2 (3.28%) Ethernet
9 2 (3.28%) iSCSI
9 2 (3.28%) MPLS
9 2 (3.28%) NAS
9 2 (3.28%) NetScaler
9 2 (3.28%) Unified Communications
9 2 (3.28%) VLAN
9 2 (3.28%) VoIP
9 2 (3.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (13.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.92%) DTS
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (3.28%) MySQL
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.28%) Legal
3 2 (3.28%) Local Government
3 2 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Analyst
2 8 (13.11%) DBA
2 8 (13.11%) Support Analyst
3 7 (11.48%) Consultant
3 7 (11.48%) SQL DBA
3 7 (11.48%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Azure Consultant
4 6 (9.84%) Office 365 Consultant
5 5 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.20%) Architect
5 5 (8.20%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Designer
6 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Designer
6 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (6.56%) IT Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) IT Support
6 4 (6.56%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) .NET
2 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.64%) JSON
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) WPF
2 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.11%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.11%) NHS
3 7 (11.48%) Clustering
4 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.92%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.28%) Life Science
5 2 (3.28%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) iPad
6 1 (1.64%) iPhone
6 1 (1.64%) RIA
6 1 (1.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 31 (50.82%) Windows
2 20 (32.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (16.39%) Windows Server
5 8 (13.11%) Windows 7
5 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.20%) Linux
6 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.28%) Solaris
7 2 (3.28%) Unix
7 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.64%) Android
8 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) ITIL
2 15 (24.59%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (14.75%) Data Analysis
3 9 (14.75%) Migration
4 8 (13.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (13.11%) System Testing
5 6 (9.84%) High Availability
5 6 (9.84%) Problem Management
5 6 (9.84%) Strategic Planning
6 5 (8.20%) Coaching
6 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (8.20%) Performance Management
6 5 (8.20%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 4 (6.56%) Change Management
7 4 (6.56%) Security Patching
8 3 (4.92%) Converged Infrastructure
8 3 (4.92%) Data Migration
8 3 (4.92%) Data Protection
8 3 (4.92%) Information Management
8 3 (4.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) SQL
2 11 (18.03%) PowerShell
3 7 (11.48%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.64%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.64%) X++
Qualifications
1 49 (80.33%) MCSE
2 22 (36.07%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (34.43%) CCNA
3 21 (34.43%) MCP
4 16 (26.23%) CCA
4 16 (26.23%) Citrix Certification
5 13 (21.31%) MCSA
6 10 (16.39%) Degree
6 10 (16.39%) MCITP
7 5 (8.20%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (6.56%) CCNP
8 4 (6.56%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (4.92%) MCDBA
9 3 (4.92%) OCP
9 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
9 3 (4.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (3.28%) MOS
10 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.64%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (29.51%) Active Directory
2 12 (19.67%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.56%) NDS
4 4 (6.56%) XenApp
5 3 (4.92%) Firmware
5 3 (4.92%) vSphere
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.64%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) SCCM
2 3 (4.92%) Data Guard
2 3 (4.92%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (4.92%) SCOM
3 1 (1.64%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.64%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.64%) DameWare
3 1 (1.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.64%) Simpana
Vendors
1 40 (65.57%) Microsoft
2 22 (36.07%) Cisco
3 10 (16.39%) VMware
4 9 (14.75%) Oracle
5 7 (11.48%) Citrix
6 4 (6.56%) HP
6 4 (6.56%) Novell
7 2 (3.28%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.28%) Adobe
7 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.64%) Apple
8 1 (1.64%) CommVault
8 1 (1.64%) EMC
8 1 (1.64%) Google
8 1 (1.64%) Kaspersky
8 1 (1.64%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.64%) NetApp
8 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds
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