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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 74 64 89
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 55 93 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.14% 2.97% 1.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.80% 16.43% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 61 35
Median daily rate £250 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £250 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £301
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 3
Median hourly rate £13.75 £17.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -19.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.70 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £29.70 £37.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £18.25 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+47.94% +14.96%
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
466 566 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.15% 18.09% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 313 285
Median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 70 33
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.53 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.14% +0.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Hertfordshire +22 15 £230 -29.23% 9
Cambridgeshire +11 12 £400 +8.47% 2
Essex -1 12 £268 -29.83% 1
Suffolk -11 8 £415 -7.77%
Bedfordshire +4 5 - - 1
Norfolk -17 4 £160 -50.00%
Microsoft Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 76 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 49 (53.26%) Windows
3 44 (47.83%) MCSE
4 40 (43.48%) Active Directory
5 37 (40.22%) ITIL
6 27 (29.35%) MS Office
7 25 (27.17%) MCITP
8 23 (25.00%) VMware
9 22 (23.91%) MCP
9 22 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (22.83%) Windows 7
11 18 (19.57%) MCSA
11 18 (19.57%) Cisco
11 18 (19.57%) MS Excel
12 17 (18.48%) SQL Server
12 17 (18.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (18.48%) SCCM
12 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (17.39%) Degree
13 16 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (17.39%) Citrix
13 16 (17.39%) CCNA
14 15 (16.30%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (16.30%) Internet
14 15 (16.30%) WAN
14 15 (16.30%) Migration
15 14 (15.22%) MS Exchange
15 14 (15.22%) Windows Server
16 13 (14.13%) Data Centre
16 13 (14.13%) SAN

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 14 (15.22%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.52%) IIS
4 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.26%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.17%) WordPress
7 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 27 (29.35%) MS Office
2 18 (19.57%) MS Excel
3 7 (7.61%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.09%) PTC Creo
4 1 (1.09%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (11.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.78%) Office 365
2 5 (5.43%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.30%) Internet
1 15 (16.30%) WAN
2 13 (14.13%) SAN
3 10 (10.87%) DNS
3 10 (10.87%) LAN
4 8 (8.70%) DHCP
5 6 (6.52%) Firewall
5 6 (6.52%) WLAN
6 4 (4.35%) MPLS
6 4 (4.35%) NetScaler
7 3 (3.26%) VoIP
7 3 (3.26%) Wireless
8 2 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.17%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.17%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.17%) NAS
8 2 (2.17%) SSL
8 2 (2.17%) VLAN
8 2 (2.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.48%) SQL Server
1 17 (18.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.43%) MySQL
3 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.17%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.09%) DTS
6 1 (1.09%) MS Access
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.09%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.09%) Subversion
2 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (9.78%) Local Government
2 7 (7.61%) Finance
3 2 (2.17%) Back Office
4 1 (1.09%) Billing
4 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.09%) Retail
4 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (14.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 13 (14.13%) Support Engineer
2 12 (13.04%) Analyst
2 12 (13.04%) Desktop Support
3 10 (10.87%) Developer
4 9 (9.78%) CRM Developer
4 9 (9.78%) Support Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (7.61%) Server Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Architect
6 6 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 6 (6.52%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 6 (6.52%) Team Leader
7 5 (5.43%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.43%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) HTML
1 4 (4.35%) Web Services
2 3 (3.26%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 3 (3.26%) Reactive Extensions
2 3 (3.26%) SOAP
2 3 (3.26%) WCF
2 3 (3.26%) XML
3 2 (2.17%) .NET
4 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.09%) Ajax
4 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (1.09%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.09%) CSS
4 1 (1.09%) CSS3
4 1 (1.09%) HTML5
4 1 (1.09%) jQuery
4 1 (1.09%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (14.13%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.61%) NHS
4 6 (6.52%) Clustering
5 5 (5.43%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.35%) Wiki
7 2 (2.17%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.17%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.17%) Replication
8 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 49 (53.26%) Windows
2 21 (22.83%) Windows 7
3 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (15.22%) Windows Server
5 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (8.70%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.43%) Mac OS
7 5 (5.43%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.35%) Solaris
9 3 (3.26%) Linux
9 3 (3.26%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.17%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (2.17%) Unix
11 1 (1.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (40.22%) ITIL
2 15 (16.30%) Migration
3 12 (13.04%) CRM
4 10 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (10.87%) Data Analysis
4 10 (10.87%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (9.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (9.78%) Service Delivery
6 8 (8.70%) Asset Management
6 8 (8.70%) Data Migration
6 8 (8.70%) Information Management
6 8 (8.70%) TDD
7 6 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.52%) Strategic Planning
8 5 (5.43%) Change Control
8 5 (5.43%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.43%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.43%) Project Planning
8 5 (5.43%) Service Management
9 4 (4.35%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.96%) C#
2 8 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.70%) SQL
3 4 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.26%) Java
4 3 (3.26%) VBScript
5 2 (2.17%) C
5 2 (2.17%) C++
6 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.09%) PHP
6 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (47.83%) MCSE
2 25 (27.17%) MCITP
3 22 (23.91%) MCP
4 18 (19.57%) MCSA
5 16 (17.39%) CCNA
5 16 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (17.39%) Degree
6 15 (16.30%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
8 10 (10.87%) CCA
8 10 (10.87%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (9.78%) SC Cleared
10 7 (7.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (6.52%) A+ Certification
11 6 (6.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (2.17%) PMI Certification
12 2 (2.17%) PMP
12 2 (2.17%) VCAP
12 2 (2.17%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) SLA
2 3 (3.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 40 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.61%) XenApp
4 6 (6.52%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.52%) vSphere
5 3 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.17%) Firmware
6 2 (2.17%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.17%) XenServer
7 1 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (18.48%) SCCM
2 2 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (2.17%) SCOM
2 2 (2.17%) Simpana
3 1 (1.09%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.09%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 76 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 23 (25.00%) VMware
3 18 (19.57%) Cisco
4 16 (17.39%) Citrix
5 8 (8.70%) HP
5 8 (8.70%) Oracle
6 5 (5.43%) Apple
6 5 (5.43%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.43%) Cognos
7 4 (4.35%) 3PAR
7 4 (4.35%) NetApp
8 3 (3.26%) CommVault
8 3 (3.26%) Veeam
9 2 (2.17%) Dell
9 2 (2.17%) IBM
9 2 (2.17%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.09%) Avaya
10 1 (1.09%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.09%) Sage
10 1 (1.09%) Symantec