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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 83 82 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 41 66 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.55% 2.12% 2.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.56% 12.79% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 34 34
Average daily rate
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£250 £248 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +11.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £140 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £439 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £313 £295
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 8
Average hourly rate £16.25 - £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 - £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.45 - £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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
479 516 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.15% 16.55% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 255 227
Average daily rate £375 £375 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £197 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 44 53
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
Suffolk +9 10 £450 +91.48% 4
Bedfordshire +4 7 £450 +38.46% 4
Cambridgeshire -5 7 £250 -12.28% 11
Essex -6 7 £90 -67.27% 2
Norfolk +9 6 £250 -
Hertfordshire -6 6 £325 +31.31% 4
Microsoft Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 53 (67.09%) Microsoft
2 52 (65.82%) Windows
3 44 (55.70%) Active Directory
4 43 (54.43%) MCSE
5 26 (32.91%) MS Exchange
6 24 (30.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (27.85%) ITIL
8 21 (26.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (25.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (20.25%) .NET
10 16 (20.25%) SQL Server
11 15 (18.99%) MS Excel
11 15 (18.99%) VMware
11 15 (18.99%) Windows 7
12 14 (17.72%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (17.72%) MCITP
12 14 (17.72%) MCP
13 13 (16.46%) MS Office
13 13 (16.46%) Citrix
14 10 (12.66%) Finance
14 10 (12.66%) SharePoint
14 10 (12.66%) SQL
15 9 (11.39%) Cisco
15 9 (11.39%) Migration
16 8 (10.13%) Degree
16 8 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (10.13%) XenApp
16 8 (10.13%) SCCM
16 8 (10.13%) Clustering
16 8 (10.13%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 26 (32.91%) MS Exchange
2 14 (17.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (12.66%) SharePoint
4 8 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (7.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (7.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (6.33%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (5.06%) IIS
8 3 (3.80%) Lync
9 2 (2.53%) Documentum
10 1 (1.27%) NetWeaver
10 1 (1.27%) Facebook Platform
10 1 (1.27%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 15 (18.99%) MS Excel
2 13 (16.46%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.27%) SaaS
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) DNS
2 5 (6.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.33%) DHCP
3 4 (5.06%) Internet
3 4 (5.06%) LAN
3 4 (5.06%) VPN
3 4 (5.06%) WAN
4 3 (3.80%) Ethernet
4 3 (3.80%) SAN
5 2 (2.53%) Firewall
6 1 (1.27%) VoIP
6 1 (1.27%) FCoE
6 1 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.27%) Network Security
6 1 (1.27%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.59%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
1 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.27%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.27%) Subversion
General
1 10 (12.66%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Retail
3 2 (2.53%) Advertising
4 1 (1.27%) Legal
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (15.19%) Analyst
2 11 (13.92%) Desktop Support
3 10 (12.66%) Architect
4 9 (11.39%) Support Engineer
4 9 (11.39%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (10.13%) Consultant
6 7 (8.86%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (8.86%) Administrator
6 7 (8.86%) Support Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) SharePoint Consultant
7 6 (7.59%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) Server Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Service Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (6.33%) Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.33%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Windows Administrator
9 4 (5.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.25%) .NET
2 7 (8.86%) CSS
2 7 (8.86%) .NET Framework
3 6 (7.59%) jQuery
3 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (7.59%) HTML5
3 6 (7.59%) Middleware
3 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET
3 6 (7.59%) XML
3 6 (7.59%) HTML
3 6 (7.59%) J2EE
4 5 (6.33%) CSS3
5 4 (5.06%) LINQ
5 4 (5.06%) Razor View Engine
5 4 (5.06%) Entity Framework
5 4 (5.06%) StructureMap
5 4 (5.06%) Web Services
5 4 (5.06%) ADO.NET
5 4 (5.06%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (2.53%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Clustering
2 6 (7.59%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.06%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.80%) iPad
5 3 (3.80%) iPhone
6 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.53%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.53%) NHS
6 2 (2.53%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.53%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.27%) BYOD
7 1 (1.27%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.27%) Open Source
7 1 (1.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 52 (65.82%) Windows
2 24 (30.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (26.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (25.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (18.99%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.59%) Linux
7 4 (5.06%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.53%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.85%) ITIL
2 9 (11.39%) Migration
3 7 (8.86%) CRM
3 7 (8.86%) TOGAF
4 6 (7.59%) Zachman Framework
4 6 (7.59%) MVC
4 6 (7.59%) Project Management
4 6 (7.59%) SOA
4 6 (7.59%) UML
5 5 (6.33%) Workflow
5 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.06%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.06%) OO
7 3 (3.80%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.80%) OOD
7 3 (3.80%) CAD
7 3 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.80%) Change Management
7 3 (3.80%) Time Management
7 3 (3.80%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.66%) SQL
2 8 (10.13%) C#
3 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.06%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.53%) VB
6 1 (1.27%) C
6 1 (1.27%) VBScript
6 1 (1.27%) PHP
6 1 (1.27%) Java
6 1 (1.27%) C++
6 1 (1.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 43 (54.43%) MCSE
2 14 (17.72%) MCITP
2 14 (17.72%) MCP
3 8 (10.13%) Degree
4 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
4 7 (8.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (7.59%) MCPD
5 6 (7.59%) MCSA
5 6 (7.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (6.33%) CCNA
6 5 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (5.06%) MCDST
7 4 (5.06%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (3.80%) MCSD
8 3 (3.80%) PMP
8 3 (3.80%) PMI Certification
8 3 (3.80%) MCTS
9 2 (2.53%) HNC
10 1 (1.27%) CCA
10 1 (1.27%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 44 (55.70%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.13%) XenApp
3 5 (6.33%) vSphere
3 5 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.06%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.80%) Terminal Server
5 3 (3.80%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.80%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.53%) XenServer
6 2 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) SCCM
2 1 (1.27%) SCOM
2 1 (1.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 53 (67.09%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.99%) VMware
3 13 (16.46%) Citrix
4 9 (11.39%) Cisco
5 6 (7.59%) Sophos
5 6 (7.59%) Oracle
6 4 (5.06%) Google
6 4 (5.06%) Remedy
6 4 (5.06%) McAfee
6 4 (5.06%) Dell
7 3 (3.80%) MobileIron
7 3 (3.80%) Adobe
7 3 (3.80%) EMC
7 3 (3.80%) HP
7 3 (3.80%) Wyse
7 3 (3.80%) Mapinfo
7 3 (3.80%) Panasonic
8 2 (2.53%) Kofax
8 2 (2.53%) NetApp
8 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
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