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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 96 90 74
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 34 44 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.35% 1.60% 2.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.91% 8.48% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 35
Median daily rate £350 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £104 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £437
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £22.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.79% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+42.20% -
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
430 519 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.10% 18.87% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 250 256
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £222 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 61 43
Median hourly rate £42.65 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.53% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.74 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 3 May 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
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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
Norfolk +1 10 £350 +40.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 9 £294 +17.50% 4
Hertfordshire +11 6 £388 +3.33% 8
Essex +5 4 £148 +63.88%
Bedfordshire +1 3 £325 -29.72% 1
Suffolk -9 2 £431 -4.16% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 51 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 38 (60.32%) Windows
3 29 (46.03%) Active Directory
4 28 (44.44%) MCSE
5 26 (41.27%) ITIL
6 19 (30.16%) MS Excel
7 18 (28.57%) Windows 7
8 17 (26.98%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (25.40%) VMware
10 15 (23.81%) MCSA
11 14 (22.22%) MS Office
12 12 (19.05%) Windows XP
13 11 (17.46%) MS Exchange
13 11 (17.46%) MCITP
13 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (17.46%) Windows Server
14 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
14 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (14.29%) CRM
15 9 (14.29%) SAN
15 9 (14.29%) Data Centre
15 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (12.70%) Degree
16 8 (12.70%) Dynamics CRM
16 8 (12.70%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (12.70%) C#
17 7 (11.11%) NetApp

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 11 (17.46%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.17%) WordPress
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (30.16%) MS Excel
2 14 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.29%) SAN
2 5 (7.94%) WAN
3 4 (6.35%) VoIP
4 3 (4.76%) DNS
4 3 (4.76%) Internet
4 3 (4.76%) LAN
5 2 (3.17%) DHCP
5 2 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (3.17%) Firewall
5 2 (3.17%) iSCSI
5 2 (3.17%) NAS
5 2 (3.17%) Network Security
5 2 (3.17%) VLAN
6 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.59%) Wireless
6 1 (1.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) MS Access
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.59%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.59%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.59%) Subversion
2 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (6.35%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Local Government
2 3 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Advertising
3 1 (1.59%) Back Office
3 1 (1.59%) Publishing
3 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (15.87%) Desktop Support
2 9 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (11.11%) Developer
3 7 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 6 (9.52%) Team Leader
5 5 (7.94%) Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) CRM Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Implementation Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) HTML
1 2 (3.17%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.59%) Ajax
2 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (1.59%) Classic ASP
2 1 (1.59%) CSS
2 1 (1.59%) CSS3
2 1 (1.59%) HTML5
2 1 (1.59%) jQuery
2 1 (1.59%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (1.59%) Reactive Extensions
2 1 (1.59%) SOAP
2 1 (1.59%) WCF
2 1 (1.59%) XHTML
2 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.35%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.17%) Clustering
5 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.17%) Replication
5 2 (3.17%) Wiki
6 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.59%) NHS
6 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (60.32%) Windows
2 18 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 12 (19.05%) Windows XP
4 11 (17.46%) Windows Server
5 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (9.52%) Unix
7 5 (7.94%) Linux
8 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.17%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.59%) Android
10 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.27%) ITIL
2 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.29%) CRM
3 7 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 7 (11.11%) TDD
4 6 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (9.52%) Information Management
4 6 (9.52%) Migration
4 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 6 (9.52%) Service Management
5 5 (7.94%) Data Migration
6 4 (6.35%) Functional Testing
7 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.76%) ITIL V3
7 3 (4.76%) ITSM
7 3 (4.76%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.17%) Change Control
8 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.17%) Project Management
8 2 (3.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) C#
2 6 (9.52%) SQL
3 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.59%) Java
4 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.59%) PHP
4 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (44.44%) MCSE
2 17 (26.98%) ITIL Certification
3 15 (23.81%) MCSA
4 11 (17.46%) MCITP
5 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
6 8 (12.70%) Degree
7 7 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared
9 5 (7.94%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (7.94%) MCP
9 5 (7.94%) VCP5
10 4 (6.35%) VCP6
11 3 (4.76%) A+ Certification
12 2 (3.17%) CCNA
12 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (1.59%) CEH
13 1 (1.59%) CISM
13 1 (1.59%) CISSP
13 1 (1.59%) MCDST
13 1 (1.59%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (46.03%) Active Directory
2 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.17%) vSphere
4 2 (3.17%) XenServer
5 1 (1.59%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) SCCM
2 3 (4.76%) SCOM
3 2 (3.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.59%) Nessus
4 1 (1.59%) QRadar
4 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.40%) VMware
3 7 (11.11%) NetApp
4 6 (9.52%) Citrix
5 5 (7.94%) Cisco
5 5 (7.94%) Dell
6 4 (6.35%) Apple
6 4 (6.35%) HP
7 3 (4.76%) Veeam
8 2 (3.17%) Symantec
9 1 (1.59%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.59%) Avaya
9 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.59%) CommVault
9 1 (1.59%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.59%) Sage
9 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.59%) Sophos
9 1 (1.59%) Toshiba
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