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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 83 70 78
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 42 61 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.65% 2.30% 2.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.11% 12.71% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 27
Average daily rate
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£288 £275 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £120 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Average hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £17.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £23.00 £60.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £14.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+1.78% -23.91%
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
461 480 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.16% 18.12% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 231 235
Average daily rate £391 £375 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £187 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 35 63
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -34.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire -8 11 £350 +21.73% 2
Hertfordshire +1 8 £281 -40.78% 15
Essex -1 7 £168 -62.77% 4
Suffolk +2 6 £450 +125.00% 5
Bedfordshire -1 5 £450 - 9
Norfolk -1 5 £238 +111.11%
Microsoft Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 64 (70.33%) Windows
2 59 (64.84%) Microsoft
3 53 (58.24%) Active Directory
4 49 (53.85%) MCSE
5 32 (35.16%) MS Exchange
6 29 (31.87%) ITIL
7 27 (29.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (25.27%) VMware
8 23 (25.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (24.18%) MCITP
10 20 (21.98%) MS Excel
11 19 (20.88%) MS Office
11 19 (20.88%) Windows 7
12 18 (19.78%) Citrix
13 17 (18.68%) Migration
13 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (17.58%) SQL Server
15 14 (15.38%) SQL
15 14 (15.38%) MCP
15 14 (15.38%) Linux
15 14 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (14.29%) .NET
16 13 (14.29%) Finance
16 13 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
17 12 (13.19%) SharePoint
17 12 (13.19%) DHCP
17 12 (13.19%) DNS
18 11 (12.09%) Cisco
18 11 (12.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 32 (35.16%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (13.19%) SharePoint
5 6 (6.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (5.49%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (4.40%) IIS
8 1 (1.10%) Apache
8 1 (1.10%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.10%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.10%) Lync
8 1 (1.10%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 20 (21.98%) MS Excel
2 19 (20.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Office 365
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.19%) DHCP
1 12 (13.19%) DNS
2 10 (10.99%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.79%) Firewall
4 5 (5.49%) LAN
4 5 (5.49%) VoIP
4 5 (5.49%) WAN
4 5 (5.49%) SAN
5 4 (4.40%) Internet
5 4 (4.40%) VPN
6 2 (2.20%) Wireless
6 2 (2.20%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.10%) Broadband
7 1 (1.10%) ISDN
7 1 (1.10%) PBX
7 1 (1.10%) MPLS
7 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.10%) DB2
5 1 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.20%) CruiseControl
1 2 (2.20%) Subversion
1 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.10%) MSI
General
1 13 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (4.40%) Retail
3 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.20%) Advertising
5 1 (1.10%) Local Government
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (15.38%) Analyst
2 13 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 12 (13.19%) Support Engineer
4 10 (10.99%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (9.89%) Consultant
6 8 (8.79%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) Service Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) Architect
7 7 (7.69%) Developer
7 7 (7.69%) Administrator
7 7 (7.69%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.59%) SharePoint Consultant
8 6 (6.59%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (5.49%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.49%) .NET Developer
9 5 (5.49%) C# Developer
9 5 (5.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.29%) .NET
2 8 (8.79%) CSS
3 7 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 7 (7.69%) HTML
3 7 (7.69%) jQuery
3 7 (7.69%) HTML5
3 7 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (6.59%) CSS3
4 6 (6.59%) .NET Framework
5 5 (5.49%) Web Services
5 5 (5.49%) Middleware
6 4 (4.40%) StructureMap
6 4 (4.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (4.40%) Razor View Engine
6 4 (4.40%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (4.40%) LINQ
6 4 (4.40%) XML
6 4 (4.40%) ADO.NET
6 4 (4.40%) J2EE
7 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Clustering
2 7 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.40%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (4.40%) iPad
3 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.40%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.30%) NHS
4 3 (3.30%) iPhone
5 2 (2.20%) Statistics
5 2 (2.20%) Replication
6 1 (1.10%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.10%) Handset
6 1 (1.10%) Open Source
6 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.10%) CMDB
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 64 (70.33%) Windows
2 27 (29.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (25.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (20.88%) Windows 7
5 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (15.38%) Linux
7 7 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 5 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (5.49%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.30%) Windows Vista
9 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.20%) Android
10 2 (2.20%) AIX
10 2 (2.20%) Solaris
11 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.10%) CentOS
11 1 (1.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.87%) ITIL
2 17 (18.68%) Migration
3 9 (9.89%) CRM
4 6 (6.59%) Project Management
4 6 (6.59%) Service Delivery
4 6 (6.59%) Change Management
4 6 (6.59%) MVC
5 5 (5.49%) Workflow
5 5 (5.49%) Incident Management
5 5 (5.49%) TOGAF
6 4 (4.40%) Problem Management
6 4 (4.40%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (4.40%) Asset Management
6 4 (4.40%) UML
6 4 (4.40%) SOA
7 3 (3.30%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.30%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.30%) CAD
7 3 (3.30%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.38%) SQL
2 7 (7.69%) C#
3 6 (6.59%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.49%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.40%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.10%) C
6 1 (1.10%) VBScript
6 1 (1.10%) PHP
6 1 (1.10%) Java
6 1 (1.10%) C++
6 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 49 (53.85%) MCSE
2 22 (24.18%) MCITP
3 14 (15.38%) MCP
4 11 (12.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
6 7 (7.69%) CCNA
6 7 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (7.69%) Degree
7 6 (6.59%) MCDST
7 6 (6.59%) MCSA
8 5 (5.49%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (4.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (4.40%) MCPD
9 4 (4.40%) MCTS
10 3 (3.30%) MCSD
10 3 (3.30%) PMP
10 3 (3.30%) PMI Certification
11 2 (2.20%) VCP4
11 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.20%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 53 (58.24%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.79%) XenApp
4 5 (5.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (5.49%) vSphere
5 4 (4.40%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.30%) Terminal Server
6 3 (3.30%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.30%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.10%) MetaFrame
7 1 (1.10%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.10%) XenServer
7 1 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (1.10%) OpenView
2 1 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.10%) SCOM
2 1 (1.10%) WMI
2 1 (1.10%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 59 (64.84%) Microsoft
2 23 (25.27%) VMware
3 18 (19.78%) Citrix
4 11 (12.09%) Cisco
5 10 (10.99%) HP
6 9 (9.89%) Oracle
7 6 (6.59%) Sophos
8 5 (5.49%) Dell
8 5 (5.49%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.40%) Google
9 4 (4.40%) Remedy
9 4 (4.40%) McAfee
10 3 (3.30%) Adobe
10 3 (3.30%) Mapinfo
10 3 (3.30%) NetApp
10 3 (3.30%) Wyse
10 3 (3.30%) Panasonic
10 3 (3.30%) MobileIron
11 2 (2.20%) Lotus
11 2 (2.20%) Apple
Ipswich, Suffolk
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Essex
Explore Group
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Ipswich
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