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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / East of England
Rank 93 98 90
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 28 28 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.29% 1.21% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.81% 6.47% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 18
Median daily rate £313 £174 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.59% -38.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £403 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 4
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -25.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £16.92 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-4.90% +7.29%

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
411 433 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.93% 18.70% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 209 202
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 71 41
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +128.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.00 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -2 14 £400 +129.88% 3
Suffolk -9 6 £300 -25.46% 1
Hertfordshire -9 4 - - 8
Essex -6 2 - - 3
Norfolk +5 1 £107 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £375 - 3
Microsoft Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 46 (71.88%) MCSE
2 44 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 28 (43.75%) Windows
4 24 (37.50%) Cisco
5 21 (32.81%) Active Directory
5 21 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (31.25%) CCNA
6 20 (31.25%) MCP
7 17 (26.56%) MCITP
8 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (25.00%) CCA
8 16 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
9 15 (23.44%) WAN
10 14 (21.88%) SQL Server
10 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (20.31%) Performance Monitoring
11 13 (20.31%) SQL
11 13 (20.31%) MCSA
11 13 (20.31%) ITIL
11 13 (20.31%) LAN
11 13 (20.31%) Internet
12 12 (18.75%) Degree
13 11 (17.19%) Migration
13 11 (17.19%) VMware
13 11 (17.19%) MS Office
14 10 (15.63%) Oracle
14 10 (15.63%) Finance
14 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (14.06%) Data Analysis
15 9 (14.06%) Disaster Recovery

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 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.56%) GroupWise
Applications
1 11 (17.19%) MS Office
2 9 (14.06%) MS Excel
3 8 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (10.94%) Office 365
2 4 (6.25%) Mimecast
3 3 (4.69%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.56%) PaaS
4 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.44%) WAN
2 13 (20.31%) Internet
2 13 (20.31%) LAN
3 8 (12.50%) Firewall
3 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 8 (12.50%) WLAN
4 6 (9.38%) Wireless
5 4 (6.25%) DNS
5 4 (6.25%) MPLS
5 4 (6.25%) NetScaler
5 4 (6.25%) SAN
6 3 (4.69%) DHCP
6 3 (4.69%) Skype
7 2 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (3.13%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.13%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.13%) NAS
7 2 (3.13%) Unified Communications
7 2 (3.13%) VLAN
7 2 (3.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.13%) DTS
6 2 (3.13%) MySQL
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (15.63%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Local Government
2 4 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.13%) Legal
3 2 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.94%) Architect
4 6 (9.38%) Consultant
4 6 (9.38%) Technical Architect
5 5 (7.81%) Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Azure Consultant
5 5 (7.81%) DBA
5 5 (7.81%) Office 365 Consultant
5 5 (7.81%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Designer
6 4 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Designer
6 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (6.25%) SQL DBA
6 4 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.56%) JSON
2 1 (1.56%) Web Services
2 1 (1.56%) WPF
2 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.50%) NHS
3 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.69%) Clustering
4 3 (4.69%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.13%) Life Science
5 2 (3.13%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.13%) Wiki
6 1 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.56%) iPad
6 1 (1.56%) iPhone
6 1 (1.56%) RIA
6 1 (1.56%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 28 (43.75%) Windows
2 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (14.06%) Windows Server
5 7 (10.94%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.81%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.25%) Linux
7 4 (6.25%) Solaris
8 2 (3.13%) Unix
8 2 (3.13%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.31%) ITIL
1 13 (20.31%) Performance Monitoring
2 11 (17.19%) Migration
3 9 (14.06%) Data Analysis
3 9 (14.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (12.50%) System Testing
5 6 (9.38%) Problem Management
5 6 (9.38%) Strategic Planning
6 5 (7.81%) Coaching
6 5 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.81%) Converged Infrastructure
6 5 (7.81%) Data Migration
6 5 (7.81%) Performance Management
6 5 (7.81%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 4 (6.25%) Security Patching
7 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.69%) Capacity Management
8 3 (4.69%) High Availability
8 3 (4.69%) Project Management
8 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.31%) SQL
2 8 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.69%) C#
5 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.56%) VBA
5 1 (1.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 46 (71.88%) MCSE
2 21 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (31.25%) CCNA
3 20 (31.25%) MCP
4 17 (26.56%) MCITP
5 16 (25.00%) CCA
5 16 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
6 13 (20.31%) MCSA
7 12 (18.75%) Degree
8 5 (7.81%) A+ Certification
9 4 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (4.69%) CCNP
10 3 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (4.69%) MOS
10 3 (4.69%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (4.69%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
11 2 (3.13%) MCDBA
11 2 (3.13%) OCP
11 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) PCI DSS
2 4 (6.25%) SLA
3 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (32.81%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 8 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.38%) vSphere
3 6 (9.38%) XenApp
4 4 (6.25%) NDS
5 3 (4.69%) Firmware
6 2 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.56%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) SCCM
2 4 (6.25%) SCOM
3 2 (3.13%) Data Guard
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (3.13%) Simpana
4 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.56%) DameWare
4 1 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 24 (37.50%) Cisco
3 11 (17.19%) VMware
4 10 (15.63%) Oracle
5 8 (12.50%) Citrix
6 7 (10.94%) HP
7 4 (6.25%) 3PAR
7 4 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 4 (6.25%) Novell
8 2 (3.13%) CommVault
9 1 (1.56%) Adobe
9 1 (1.56%) EMC
9 1 (1.56%) Google
9 1 (1.56%) Juniper
9 1 (1.56%) Kaspersky
9 1 (1.56%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.56%) NetApp
9 1 (1.56%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.56%) Veritas
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