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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 97 72 63
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 49 58 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.59% 2.40% 2.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.52% 13.06% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 37
Average daily rate
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£363 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £125 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
Average hourly rate £18.25 £14.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.35% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.55 £16.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.25 £33.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.84 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.50% -0.94%
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
575 444 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.63% 18.38% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 226 275
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £194 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 63
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -40.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £10.70 £14.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £20.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Cambridgeshire +12 14 £363 -21.62% 10
Norfolk -5 11 £310 +43.35% 2
Essex -28 10 £170 -60.00% 3
Suffolk +9 8 £420 +31.25%
Bedfordshire -17 3 £298 +25.26% 3
Hertfordshire -25 2 - - 6
Microsoft Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 76 (73.79%) Microsoft
2 68 (66.02%) Windows
3 48 (46.60%) MCSE
4 45 (43.69%) MCITP
5 37 (35.92%) MS Excel
5 37 (35.92%) Active Directory
6 36 (34.95%) SQL Server
7 34 (33.01%) ITIL
8 32 (31.07%) SQL
9 31 (30.10%) VMware
10 27 (26.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (24.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (23.30%) CRM
13 22 (21.36%) MCP
14 21 (20.39%) .NET
15 19 (18.45%) C#
15 19 (18.45%) MS Exchange
15 19 (18.45%) DNS
16 18 (17.48%) Cisco
16 18 (17.48%) Security Cleared
16 18 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (17.48%) Migration
17 17 (16.50%) HP
17 17 (16.50%) SharePoint
17 17 (16.50%) Web Services
17 17 (16.50%) Windows Server 2003
18 16 (15.53%) DHCP
18 16 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
18 16 (15.53%) Dynamics CRM
18 16 (15.53%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 19 (18.45%) MS Exchange
2 17 (16.50%) SharePoint
3 11 (10.68%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.88%) IIS
7 3 (2.91%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.94%) Apache
Applications
1 37 (35.92%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.68%) MS Office
3 1 (0.97%) MS Project
3 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.97%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (15.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (5.83%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Office 365
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.45%) DNS
2 16 (15.53%) DHCP
3 14 (13.59%) Firewall
4 11 (10.68%) SAN
5 10 (9.71%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.80%) VoIP
7 4 (3.88%) VPN
8 3 (2.91%) NAS
9 1 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.97%) WAN
9 1 (0.97%) LDAP
9 1 (0.97%) Broadband
9 1 (0.97%) ISDN
9 1 (0.97%) LAN
9 1 (0.97%) PBX
9 1 (0.97%) MPLS
9 1 (0.97%) X.500
9 1 (0.97%) SSL
9 1 (0.97%) IPv6
9 1 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (34.95%) SQL Server
2 27 (26.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (8.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (2.91%) MySQL
8 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.94%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.97%) DB2
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (0.97%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (13.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.91%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.91%) CruiseControl
2 3 (2.91%) Subversion
2 3 (2.91%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.94%) MSI
General
1 10 (9.71%) Finance
2 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.97%) Legal
3 1 (0.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (22.33%) Developer
2 21 (20.39%) Analyst
3 16 (15.53%) CRM Developer
4 14 (13.59%) Support Engineer
5 11 (10.68%) Service Analyst
5 11 (10.68%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (9.71%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (5.83%) Project Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) .NET Developer
7 6 (5.83%) Architect
8 5 (4.85%) Consultant
8 5 (4.85%) DBA
8 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) SQL DBA
9 4 (3.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.39%) .NET
2 17 (16.50%) Web Services
3 14 (13.59%) XML
3 14 (13.59%) SOAP
3 14 (13.59%) WCF
3 14 (13.59%) Reactive Extensions
3 14 (13.59%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 9 (8.74%) Silverlight
5 6 (5.83%) EDI
6 5 (4.85%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (2.91%) HTML5
8 3 (2.91%) CSS3
8 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 3 (2.91%) Ajax
8 3 (2.91%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.91%) CSS
8 3 (2.91%) HTML
8 3 (2.91%) XHTML
8 3 (2.91%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Clustering
1 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.91%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.94%) Replication
3 2 (1.94%) CLARiiON
3 2 (1.94%) Statistics
3 2 (1.94%) CMDB
3 2 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.97%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.97%) PKI
4 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.97%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 68 (66.02%) Windows
2 25 (24.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (16.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (15.53%) Windows 7
5 14 (13.59%) Linux
6 11 (10.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.83%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.91%) UNIX
10 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.94%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.94%) AIX
10 2 (1.94%) Solaris
11 1 (0.97%) VMS
11 1 (0.97%) Android
11 1 (0.97%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.97%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (33.01%) ITIL
2 24 (23.30%) CRM
3 18 (17.48%) Migration
4 16 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (14.56%) Workflow
6 14 (13.59%) TDD
6 14 (13.59%) MVVM
7 13 (12.62%) Incident Management
8 11 (10.68%) Data Modelling
9 10 (9.71%) Data Migration
10 8 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (7.77%) Project Planning
11 7 (6.80%) MVC
11 7 (6.80%) Asset Management
12 6 (5.83%) Time Management
13 5 (4.85%) Configuration Management
14 4 (3.88%) Project Management
14 4 (3.88%) Problem Management
15 3 (2.91%) Web Development
15 3 (2.91%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 32 (31.07%) SQL
2 19 (18.45%) C#
3 6 (5.83%) ABAP
4 4 (3.88%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.91%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.97%) VBScript
6 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (46.60%) MCSE
2 45 (43.69%) MCITP
3 22 (21.36%) MCP
4 18 (17.48%) Security Cleared
5 15 (14.56%) MCTS
6 14 (13.59%) MCSA
6 14 (13.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (12.62%) MCDST
8 12 (11.65%) Degree
9 10 (9.71%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (8.74%) CCNA
11 5 (4.85%) SC Cleared
11 5 (4.85%) VCP5
12 4 (3.88%) MCDBA
13 3 (2.91%) A+ Certification
14 2 (1.94%) MOS
14 2 (1.94%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (1.94%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (1.94%) NCDA
14 2 (1.94%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.80%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (35.92%) Active Directory
2 18 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.80%) Hyper-V
3 7 (6.80%) vSphere
4 4 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.91%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.91%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.97%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.97%) XenApp
6 1 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.97%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 7 (6.80%) OpenView
1 7 (6.80%) SCCM
2 5 (4.85%) SCOM
2 5 (4.85%) OVSD
3 2 (1.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.94%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.94%) HP SIM
3 2 (1.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.97%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.97%) WSUS
4 1 (0.97%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (0.97%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 76 (73.79%) Microsoft
2 31 (30.10%) VMware
3 18 (17.48%) Cisco
4 17 (16.50%) HP
5 14 (13.59%) Citrix
6 11 (10.68%) Oracle
6 11 (10.68%) McAfee
7 8 (7.77%) Dell
8 6 (5.83%) EMC
8 6 (5.83%) SAP
8 6 (5.83%) Sophos
8 6 (5.83%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (5.83%) Panasonic
9 4 (3.88%) NetApp
9 4 (3.88%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.88%) Apple
10 3 (2.91%) Intel
10 3 (2.91%) Symantec
10 3 (2.91%) Lotus
10 3 (2.91%) F5