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 2 December 2016 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 92 97 92
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 32 37 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.40% 1.42% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.69% 7.44% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 17
Median daily rate £300 £300 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £145 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £389 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 6
Median hourly rate £16.50 £11.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.42% -32.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -
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
416 497 550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.24% 19.05% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 228 288
Median daily rate £325 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £373
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 75 45
Median hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.32 £10.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.04 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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 2 December 2016.

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 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Suffolk +11 12 £200 - 2
Essex +10 11 £325 -0.76%
Cambridgeshire +2 6 £400 +129.88% 6
Bedfordshire -1 2 - -
Hertfordshire -10 1 - - 5
Microsoft Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, 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 65 (77.38%) Microsoft
2 54 (64.29%) MCSE
3 35 (41.67%) Windows
3 35 (41.67%) Cisco
4 34 (40.48%) Active Directory
5 32 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (36.90%) CCNA
7 30 (35.71%) MCP
8 26 (30.95%) CCA
8 26 (30.95%) Citrix Certification
9 25 (29.76%) MCITP
10 24 (28.57%) MS Office
11 22 (26.19%) WAN
11 22 (26.19%) Internet
11 22 (26.19%) Performance Monitoring
11 22 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (23.81%) ITIL
13 19 (22.62%) SQL Server
13 19 (22.62%) Data Analysis
14 18 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (21.43%) LAN
14 18 (21.43%) Migration
15 16 (19.05%) VMware
15 16 (19.05%) MCSA
15 16 (19.05%) Degree
16 15 (17.86%) Spreadsheet
17 14 (16.67%) SCCM
17 14 (16.67%) WLAN
18 13 (15.48%) Citrix
18 13 (15.48%) SQL

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 10 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.57%) IIS
4 2 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.19%) GroupWise
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.19%) ThingWorx
5 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (28.57%) MS Office
2 15 (17.86%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (11.90%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.19%) PTC Creo
4 1 (1.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.71%) Office 365
2 4 (4.76%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (26.19%) Internet
1 22 (26.19%) WAN
2 18 (21.43%) LAN
3 14 (16.67%) WLAN
4 12 (14.29%) Firewall
5 8 (9.52%) TCP/IP
5 8 (9.52%) Wireless
6 7 (8.33%) SAN
7 6 (7.14%) MPLS
7 6 (7.14%) NetScaler
8 5 (5.95%) DHCP
8 5 (5.95%) DNS
9 3 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (3.57%) VoIP
10 2 (2.38%) Ethernet
10 2 (2.38%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.38%) Kerberos
10 2 (2.38%) NAS
10 2 (2.38%) SSL
10 2 (2.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.62%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (5.95%) MySQL
5 5 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.38%) DTS
8 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (2.38%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (10.71%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Local Government
3 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (11.90%) Analyst
2 10 (11.90%) Support Engineer
3 9 (10.71%) Support Analyst
4 8 (9.52%) Architect
5 7 (8.33%) CRM Developer
5 7 (8.33%) Developer
5 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
5 7 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) DBA
7 5 (5.95%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.95%) VMware Architect
7 5 (5.95%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Designer
8 4 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) .NET
1 3 (3.57%) Web Services
1 3 (3.57%) XML
2 2 (2.38%) HTML
2 2 (2.38%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 2 (2.38%) Reactive Extensions
2 2 (2.38%) SOAP
2 2 (2.38%) WCF
3 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.19%) JSON
3 1 (1.19%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (15.48%) NHS
3 12 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 6 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.76%) Clustering
5 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.57%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.57%) Wiki
7 2 (2.38%) Life Science
7 2 (2.38%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.19%) iPad
8 1 (1.19%) iPhone
8 1 (1.19%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 35 (41.67%) Windows
2 18 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 12 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.14%) Solaris
6 5 (5.95%) Windows 10
6 5 (5.95%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.76%) Linux
8 3 (3.57%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.38%) Unix
9 2 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.19%) Performance Monitoring
2 20 (23.81%) ITIL
3 19 (22.62%) Data Analysis
4 18 (21.43%) Migration
5 12 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
6 10 (11.90%) System Testing
7 9 (10.71%) Data Migration
8 8 (9.52%) CRM
8 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (8.33%) Problem Management
10 6 (7.14%) Coaching
10 6 (7.14%) Converged Infrastructure
10 6 (7.14%) TDD
11 5 (5.95%) Security Patching
12 4 (4.76%) Change Control
12 4 (4.76%) Email Filtering
12 4 (4.76%) High Availability
12 4 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.48%) SQL
2 9 (10.71%) C#
3 8 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.38%) C
5 2 (2.38%) C++
5 2 (2.38%) Java
6 1 (1.19%) VBA
6 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (64.29%) MCSE
2 32 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (36.90%) CCNA
4 30 (35.71%) MCP
5 26 (30.95%) CCA
5 26 (30.95%) Citrix Certification
6 25 (29.76%) MCITP
7 16 (19.05%) Degree
7 16 (19.05%) MCSA
8 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
9 6 (7.14%) A+ Certification
10 5 (5.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (3.57%) MOS
11 3 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (3.57%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
11 3 (3.57%) VCAP
12 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (2.38%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.76%) SLA
3 2 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (40.48%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (11.90%) XenApp
3 7 (8.33%) vSphere
4 5 (5.95%) Firmware
4 5 (5.95%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.76%) NDS
6 3 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.19%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 14 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (3.57%) Simpana
3 2 (2.38%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.38%) SCOM
4 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.19%) DameWare
4 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 65 (77.38%) Microsoft
2 35 (41.67%) Cisco
3 16 (19.05%) VMware
4 13 (15.48%) Citrix
5 12 (14.29%) Oracle
6 9 (10.71%) HP
7 7 (8.33%) CheckPoint
8 6 (7.14%) 3PAR
9 4 (4.76%) Novell
10 3 (3.57%) Apple
10 3 (3.57%) Cognos
10 3 (3.57%) CommVault
11 2 (2.38%) IBM
11 2 (2.38%) TIBCO
12 1 (1.19%) Adobe
12 1 (1.19%) Google
12 1 (1.19%) Juniper
12 1 (1.19%) Kaspersky
12 1 (1.19%) NetApp
12 1 (1.19%) Veritas
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