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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 72 62 99
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +37
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 53 88 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.13% 2.81% 1.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.69% 16.03% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 53 29
Median daily rate £280 £344 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.54% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £188 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Median hourly rate £10.00 £15.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.58% -17.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.84 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+51.60% +6.07%
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
496 549 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.96% 17.50% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 287 294
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 £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 66 36
Median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.04% +13.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.30 £40.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 23 £238 -26.92% 5
Essex -4 12 £268 -29.83% 1
Suffolk -8 7 £420 -1.17% 2
Cambridgeshire +18 6 £400 +25.00% 4
Bedfordshire -4 4 - -
Norfolk -21 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 71 (78.02%) Microsoft
2 46 (50.55%) Windows
3 42 (46.15%) MCSE
4 40 (43.96%) Active Directory
5 37 (40.66%) ITIL
6 29 (31.87%) MCITP
7 27 (29.67%) MS Office
8 24 (26.37%) MCP
9 23 (25.27%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (24.18%) Windows 7
11 20 (21.98%) MCSA
12 18 (19.78%) SQL Server
12 18 (19.78%) SCCM
13 17 (18.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (18.68%) VMware
13 17 (18.68%) Cisco
13 17 (18.68%) MS Excel
14 16 (17.58%) Internet
14 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (16.48%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (16.48%) CCNA
15 15 (16.48%) Degree
16 14 (15.38%) Migration
16 14 (15.38%) Citrix
17 13 (14.29%) WAN
17 13 (14.29%) MS Exchange
18 12 (13.19%) CRM
18 12 (13.19%) ITIL Certification
18 12 (13.19%) Team Foundation Server
19 11 (12.09%) Data Centre

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 13 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.59%) IIS
2 6 (6.59%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.30%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.30%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 27 (29.67%) MS Office
2 17 (18.68%) MS Excel
3 7 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.10%) PTC Creo
4 1 (1.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (12.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.10%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.89%) Office 365
2 7 (7.69%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.58%) Internet
2 13 (14.29%) WAN
3 9 (9.89%) DNS
3 9 (9.89%) LAN
4 8 (8.79%) DHCP
5 7 (7.69%) Firewall
5 7 (7.69%) SAN
6 6 (6.59%) WLAN
7 4 (4.40%) MPLS
7 4 (4.40%) NetScaler
8 3 (3.30%) VoIP
9 2 (2.20%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (2.20%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.20%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.20%) Kerberos
9 2 (2.20%) NAS
9 2 (2.20%) SSL
9 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.20%) Wireless
9 2 (2.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.78%) SQL Server
2 17 (18.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.49%) MySQL
4 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.20%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.10%) DTS
7 1 (1.10%) MS Access
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 12 (13.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.10%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.10%) Subversion
2 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (12.09%) Local Government
2 6 (6.59%) Finance
3 1 (1.10%) Back Office
3 1 (1.10%) Billing
3 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.10%) Retail
3 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (13.19%) Analyst
1 12 (13.19%) Desktop Support
1 12 (13.19%) Support Engineer
2 11 (12.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (10.99%) Developer
4 9 (9.89%) CRM Developer
4 9 (9.89%) Support Analyst
5 7 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (6.59%) Architect
6 6 (6.59%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Help Desk Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 6 (6.59%) Team Leader
7 5 (5.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.49%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.40%) HTML
1 4 (4.40%) Web Services
2 3 (3.30%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 3 (3.30%) Reactive Extensions
2 3 (3.30%) SOAP
2 3 (3.30%) WCF
2 3 (3.30%) XML
3 2 (2.20%) .NET
4 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.10%) Ajax
4 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (1.10%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.10%) CSS
4 1 (1.10%) CSS3
4 1 (1.10%) HTML5
4 1 (1.10%) jQuery
4 1 (1.10%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.27%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.09%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.59%) NHS
3 6 (6.59%) Wiki
4 5 (5.49%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.40%) Clustering
5 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.20%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 46 (50.55%) Windows
2 22 (24.18%) Windows 7
3 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (10.99%) Windows Server
5 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (9.89%) Windows XP
6 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.49%) Mac OS
8 4 (4.40%) Solaris
8 4 (4.40%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.30%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.20%) Linux
11 1 (1.10%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (40.66%) ITIL
2 14 (15.38%) Migration
3 12 (13.19%) CRM
4 10 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (10.99%) Data Analysis
4 10 (10.99%) Performance Monitoring
4 10 (10.99%) Service Delivery
5 9 (9.89%) Information Management
6 8 (8.79%) Asset Management
6 8 (8.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (8.79%) TDD
7 7 (7.69%) Data Migration
8 6 (6.59%) IT Asset Management
8 6 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.59%) Strategic Planning
9 5 (5.49%) PRINCE2
9 5 (5.49%) Problem Management
9 5 (5.49%) Project Planning
9 5 (5.49%) Service Management
10 4 (4.40%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.09%) C#
2 10 (10.99%) SQL
3 8 (8.79%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.40%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.30%) Java
5 3 (3.30%) VBScript
6 2 (2.20%) C
6 2 (2.20%) C++
7 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.10%) PHP
7 1 (1.10%) VB
7 1 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (46.15%) MCSE
2 29 (31.87%) MCITP
3 24 (26.37%) MCP
4 20 (21.98%) MCSA
5 15 (16.48%) CCNA
5 15 (16.48%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (16.48%) Degree
6 12 (13.19%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (12.09%) A+ Certification
7 11 (12.09%) Security Cleared
8 10 (10.99%) CCA
8 10 (10.99%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (8.79%) SC Cleared
10 6 (6.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (3.30%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (2.20%) CCENT
13 2 (2.20%) MCTS
13 2 (2.20%) PMI Certification
13 2 (2.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.30%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (43.96%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.69%) XenApp
4 6 (6.59%) vSphere
5 4 (4.40%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.20%) Firmware
7 2 (2.20%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (19.78%) SCCM
2 3 (3.30%) SCOM
3 2 (2.20%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (2.20%) Simpana
3 2 (2.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.10%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.10%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (78.02%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.68%) Cisco
2 17 (18.68%) VMware
3 14 (15.38%) Citrix
4 8 (8.79%) HP
4 8 (8.79%) Oracle
5 6 (6.59%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.49%) Apple
6 5 (5.49%) Cognos
7 4 (4.40%) 3PAR
8 3 (3.30%) CommVault
9 2 (2.20%) IBM
9 2 (2.20%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.10%) Altiris
10 1 (1.10%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.10%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.10%) Toshiba
10 1 (1.10%) Veeam
10 1 (1.10%) Virgin Media
10 1 (1.10%) Wyse