The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the East of England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 89 60 40
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 58 64 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.91% 2.68% 4.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.60% 13.47% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 18 81
Average daily rate
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£300 £200 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £90 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 17
Average hourly rate £21.75 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £13.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.15 £25.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.29 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +8.06%
Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
547 475 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.03% 19.87% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 204 279
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 41 87
Average hourly rate £21.38 £16.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.54% -48.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £10.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.88 £37.90 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
Microsoft Certification
England

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 25 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 July 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
Bedfordshire -10 16 £300 +9.09% 8
Suffolk -15 11 £375 - 4
Essex -21 10 £356 +154.46% 2
Norfolk -3 7 £175 -56.25%
Hertfordshire -4 6 £190 +18.75% 9
Cambridgeshire -15 6 £120 -61.60% 12
Microsoft Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 85 (69.67%) Microsoft
2 69 (56.56%) MCSE
3 66 (54.10%) Windows
4 50 (40.98%) Active Directory
4 50 (40.98%) MS Excel
5 41 (33.61%) ITIL
6 38 (31.15%) MCITP
7 34 (27.87%) VMware
8 32 (26.23%) MCP
9 31 (25.41%) SQL Server
9 31 (25.41%) MS Exchange
10 29 (23.77%) SQL
11 26 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (18.03%) MS Office
12 22 (18.03%) Citrix
12 22 (18.03%) Migration
13 21 (17.21%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (16.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (16.39%) HP
15 19 (15.57%) MCSA
16 18 (14.75%) Cisco
16 18 (14.75%) DNS
16 18 (14.75%) SAN
16 18 (14.75%) SCCM
16 18 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (13.93%) Windows 7
17 17 (13.93%) CRM
17 17 (13.93%) SharePoint
18 16 (13.11%) Firewall
18 16 (13.11%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 31 (25.41%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.93%) SharePoint
3 15 (12.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (10.66%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (6.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (4.10%) JOnAS
8 4 (3.28%) IIS
9 3 (2.46%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.82%) Apache
11 1 (0.82%) SAS
11 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.82%) Lync
Applications
1 50 (40.98%) MS Excel
2 22 (18.03%) MS Office
3 10 (8.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.82%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (8.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.92%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.75%) DNS
1 18 (14.75%) SAN
2 16 (13.11%) Firewall
3 13 (10.66%) DHCP
4 12 (9.84%) LAN
4 12 (9.84%) WAN
5 8 (6.56%) VoIP
6 7 (5.74%) NAS
7 6 (4.92%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.92%) VPN
8 5 (4.10%) VLAN
9 4 (3.28%) iSCSI
9 4 (3.28%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.64%) FirePass
10 2 (1.64%) SSL
11 1 (0.82%) LDAP
11 1 (0.82%) Broadband
11 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (25.41%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (2.46%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (2.46%) MS Access
5 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.82%) MSI
General
1 10 (8.20%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.82%) Electronics
3 1 (0.82%) Legal
3 1 (0.82%) Retail
3 1 (0.82%) Billing
3 1 (0.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (23.77%) Analyst
2 23 (18.85%) Support Engineer
3 21 (17.21%) Developer
4 17 (13.93%) Service Analyst
5 16 (13.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (8.20%) Consultant
7 10 (8.20%) CRM Developer
8 9 (7.38%) Support Analyst
8 9 (7.38%) Help Desk Support
8 9 (7.38%) Help Desk Engineer
8 9 (7.38%) Help Desk Support Engineer
9 8 (6.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Developer
9 8 (6.56%) Project Engineer
10 7 (5.74%) Technical Consultant
10 7 (5.74%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (4.10%) Architect
11 5 (4.10%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.66%) .NET
2 10 (8.20%) XML
3 9 (7.38%) WCF
3 9 (7.38%) Web Services
4 8 (6.56%) Reactive Extensions
4 8 (6.56%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 8 (6.56%) SOAP
5 7 (5.74%) Silverlight
6 6 (4.92%) EDI
7 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.64%) HTML
8 2 (1.64%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.82%) CSS
9 1 (0.82%) XSD
9 1 (0.82%) XSLT
9 1 (0.82%) XHTML
9 1 (0.82%) Middleware
9 1 (0.82%) Ajax
9 1 (0.82%) XMPP
9 1 (0.82%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.02%) Clustering
2 4 (3.28%) Thin Client
2 4 (3.28%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.64%) EqualLogic
3 2 (1.64%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.82%) PKI
4 1 (0.82%) CMDB
4 1 (0.82%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 66 (54.10%) Windows
2 26 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (16.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (13.93%) Windows 7
5 14 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (8.20%) Linux
7 6 (4.92%) UNIX
8 4 (3.28%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.64%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.82%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.82%) Android
10 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.61%) ITIL
2 22 (18.03%) Migration
3 17 (13.93%) CRM
4 11 (9.02%) Workflow
4 11 (9.02%) Incident Management
5 9 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (7.38%) Data Migration
6 8 (6.56%) MVVM
7 7 (5.74%) Project Planning
7 7 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.74%) TDD
8 6 (4.92%) Data Modelling
9 5 (4.10%) Business Continuity
9 5 (4.10%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (4.10%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.10%) Software Deployment
10 4 (3.28%) Change Control
10 4 (3.28%) Time Management
10 4 (3.28%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.28%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.77%) SQL
2 12 (9.84%) C#
3 6 (4.92%) ABAP
4 5 (4.10%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.28%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.28%) VBScript
6 2 (1.64%) VB
6 2 (1.64%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 69 (56.56%) MCSE
2 38 (31.15%) MCITP
3 32 (26.23%) MCP
4 19 (15.57%) MCSA
5 15 (12.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (11.48%) Security Cleared
7 13 (10.66%) MCTS
8 12 (9.84%) MCDST
8 12 (9.84%) A+ Certification
9 10 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (7.38%) CCNA
11 7 (5.74%) Degree
12 5 (4.10%) VCP5
13 3 (2.46%) VCAP
13 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
13 3 (2.46%) CCA
13 3 (2.46%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (1.64%) MOS
14 2 (1.64%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (40.98%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (13.11%) Hyper-V
4 13 (10.66%) vSphere
5 11 (9.02%) XenApp
6 7 (5.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (4.92%) XenDesktop
8 5 (4.10%) UAG
9 3 (2.46%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.64%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 18 (14.75%) SCCM
2 9 (7.38%) OpenView
3 8 (6.56%) SCOM
3 8 (6.56%) OVSD
4 2 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.64%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.82%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 85 (69.67%) Microsoft
2 34 (27.87%) VMware
3 22 (18.03%) Citrix
4 20 (16.39%) HP
5 18 (14.75%) Cisco
6 12 (9.84%) Dell
6 12 (9.84%) McAfee
7 8 (6.56%) EMC
8 7 (5.74%) IBM
8 7 (5.74%) NetApp
9 6 (4.92%) Oracle
9 6 (4.92%) SAP
9 6 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (2.46%) Mercator
10 3 (2.46%) Symantec
10 3 (2.46%) Sophos
10 3 (2.46%) Panasonic
10 3 (2.46%) Veeam
10 3 (2.46%) Tableau
10 3 (2.46%) Intel
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