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 22 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 100 61 52
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 50 65 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.57% 2.68% 3.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.61% 13.05% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 66
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£350 £275 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £135 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 13
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £14.70 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £25.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.82 £17.49 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +12.83%
Microsoft Certification
England

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
581 498 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.26% 20.51% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 233 274
Average daily rate £363 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 78
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £12.53 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.15 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Suffolk -7 14 £420 - 4
Cambridgeshire -8 10 £388 -10.14% 11
Bedfordshire -17 7 £300 +9.09% 5
Essex -20 7 £288 +105.35% 4
Norfolk -8 6 £270 +9.09%
Hertfordshire -20 3 £170 -54.66% 8
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 87 (71.90%) Microsoft
2 67 (55.37%) Windows
3 59 (48.76%) MCSE
4 47 (38.84%) MS Excel
5 44 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 41 (33.88%) MCITP
7 38 (31.40%) ITIL
8 33 (27.27%) SQL Server
9 32 (26.45%) SQL
10 31 (25.62%) MCP
11 28 (23.14%) VMware
12 25 (20.66%) MS Exchange
13 24 (19.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 21 (17.36%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (17.36%) Migration
14 21 (17.36%) SharePoint
15 20 (16.53%) CRM
15 20 (16.53%) MS Office
16 19 (15.70%) .NET
16 19 (15.70%) Windows 7
17 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
18 17 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
18 17 (14.05%) C#
18 17 (14.05%) Citrix
19 16 (13.22%) HP
19 16 (13.22%) MCSA
19 16 (13.22%) Cisco
19 16 (13.22%) DNS
20 15 (12.40%) SCCM
20 15 (12.40%) MCDST

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (20.66%) MS Exchange
2 21 (17.36%) SharePoint
3 12 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (6.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (4.13%) JOnAS
8 4 (3.31%) IIS
9 2 (1.65%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.83%) Apache
Applications
1 47 (38.84%) MS Excel
2 20 (16.53%) MS Office
3 7 (5.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) MS Project
4 1 (0.83%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (10.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.96%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.22%) DNS
2 14 (11.57%) SAN
3 13 (10.74%) Firewall
4 10 (8.26%) DHCP
5 8 (6.61%) LAN
5 8 (6.61%) VoIP
5 8 (6.61%) WAN
6 7 (5.79%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.96%) VPN
8 5 (4.13%) VLAN
9 3 (2.48%) NAS
9 3 (2.48%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.65%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.65%) FirePass
10 2 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.65%) SSL
10 2 (1.65%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.83%) X.500
11 1 (0.83%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 24 (19.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (6.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.48%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (2.48%) MySQL
6 3 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.48%) MS Access
6 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (9.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.65%) CruiseControl
3 2 (1.65%) Subversion
3 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.83%) MSI
General
1 12 (9.92%) Finance
2 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.83%) Electronics
3 1 (0.83%) Legal
3 1 (0.83%) Billing
3 1 (0.83%) Retail
3 1 (0.83%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (23.14%) Analyst
2 26 (21.49%) Developer
3 21 (17.36%) Support Engineer
4 17 (14.05%) Service Analyst
5 16 (13.22%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (10.74%) CRM Developer
7 10 (8.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (8.26%) Project Engineer
8 9 (7.44%) Support Analyst
9 8 (6.61%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 7 (5.79%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Developer
11 6 (4.96%) Help Desk Engineer
11 6 (4.96%) Help Desk Support
11 6 (4.96%) Help Desk Support Engineer
12 5 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
12 5 (4.13%) Consultant
12 5 (4.13%) Access Developer
13 4 (3.31%) Technical Analyst
13 4 (3.31%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.70%) .NET
2 15 (12.40%) Web Services
3 14 (11.57%) XML
4 13 (10.74%) WCF
5 12 (9.92%) Reactive Extensions
5 12 (9.92%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 12 (9.92%) SOAP
6 8 (6.61%) Silverlight
7 6 (4.96%) EDI
8 5 (4.13%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.48%) HTML
9 3 (2.48%) CSS
9 3 (2.48%) XHTML
9 3 (2.48%) Ajax
10 2 (1.65%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.65%) Software Packaging
10 2 (1.65%) jQuery
10 2 (1.65%) HTML5
10 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.13%) Clustering
2 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.65%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.65%) EqualLogic
3 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.83%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (0.83%) NHS
3 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.83%) CMDB
3 1 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 67 (55.37%) Windows
2 21 (17.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (15.70%) Windows 7
4 14 (11.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.96%) Linux
7 3 (2.48%) UNIX
7 3 (2.48%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.65%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.83%) VMS
9 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (31.40%) ITIL
2 21 (17.36%) Migration
3 20 (16.53%) CRM
4 14 (11.57%) Workflow
5 13 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (10.74%) Incident Management
6 12 (9.92%) MVVM
6 12 (9.92%) TDD
7 10 (8.26%) Data Modelling
8 9 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (7.44%) Data Migration
9 8 (6.61%) Project Planning
10 6 (4.96%) MVC
11 5 (4.13%) Asset Management
11 5 (4.13%) Systems Analysis
11 5 (4.13%) Time Management
12 4 (3.31%) Problem Management
12 4 (3.31%) PRINCE2
12 4 (3.31%) Project Management
12 4 (3.31%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.45%) SQL
2 17 (14.05%) C#
3 6 (4.96%) ABAP
4 4 (3.31%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.31%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.48%) VBScript
6 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.83%) Java
6 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 59 (48.76%) MCSE
2 41 (33.88%) MCITP
3 31 (25.62%) MCP
4 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
5 16 (13.22%) MCSA
6 15 (12.40%) MCDST
7 13 (10.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (9.92%) MCTS
9 11 (9.09%) Degree
10 9 (7.44%) A+ Certification
11 8 (6.61%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (5.79%) CCNA
13 5 (4.13%) VCP5
14 4 (3.31%) SC Cleared
15 2 (1.65%) MOS
15 2 (1.65%) MCDBA
15 2 (1.65%) CCA
15 2 (1.65%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (1.65%) CCEA
15 2 (1.65%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 17 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.92%) vSphere
4 10 (8.26%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.13%) UAG
6 4 (3.31%) XenApp
7 3 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.48%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.65%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.65%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (1.65%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 15 (12.40%) SCCM
2 10 (8.26%) OpenView
3 9 (7.44%) OVSD
3 9 (7.44%) SCOM
4 2 (1.65%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.83%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.83%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.83%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.83%) WSUS
5 1 (0.83%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 87 (71.90%) Microsoft
2 28 (23.14%) VMware
3 17 (14.05%) Citrix
4 16 (13.22%) HP
4 16 (13.22%) Cisco
5 14 (11.57%) McAfee
6 10 (8.26%) Dell
7 9 (7.44%) Oracle
8 7 (5.79%) EMC
9 6 (4.96%) SAP
9 6 (4.96%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (4.13%) Panasonic
10 5 (4.13%) NetApp
10 5 (4.13%) Sophos
11 3 (2.48%) Tableau
11 3 (2.48%) Veeam
11 3 (2.48%) Intel
11 3 (2.48%) Apple
11 3 (2.48%) Symantec
12 2 (1.65%) Altiris
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