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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 93 95 71
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 37 44 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.50% 1.54% 2.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.64% 8.24% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 38
Median daily rate £258 £350 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% +52.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £250 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -41.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +14.75%
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
428 534 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.37% 18.68% 16.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 265 252
Median daily rate £380 £363 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 61 40
Median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.00
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 29 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 29 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 29 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 +8 13 £190 -24.00%
Cambridgeshire +10 11 £174 -50.28% 8
Hertfordshire +10 7 £279 -14.23% 7
Suffolk -6 3 £425 -5.55% 1
Bedfordshire -1 2 £350 -10.25% 5
Essex -7 2 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 57 (80.28%) Microsoft
2 44 (61.97%) Windows
3 36 (50.70%) Active Directory
4 33 (46.48%) ITIL
4 33 (46.48%) MCSE
5 22 (30.99%) Windows 7
6 21 (29.58%) MS Excel
7 19 (26.76%) MS Office
7 19 (26.76%) VMware
8 18 (25.35%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (22.54%) MCSA
10 14 (19.72%) MS Exchange
11 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
12 12 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (16.90%) MCITP
12 12 (16.90%) Windows XP
12 12 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (15.49%) Windows Server
13 11 (15.49%) Degree
14 10 (14.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (14.08%) Citrix
14 10 (14.08%) Data Centre
14 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (12.68%) SAN
15 9 (12.68%) CRM
15 9 (12.68%) MCP
15 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (12.68%) SCCM
16 8 (11.27%) SC Cleared

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 (19.72%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.45%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.23%) IIS
4 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.82%) WordPress
6 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (29.58%) MS Excel
2 19 (26.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) OneDrive
2 2 (2.82%) Office 365
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.68%) SAN
2 7 (9.86%) DNS
2 7 (9.86%) WAN
3 5 (7.04%) DHCP
3 5 (7.04%) LAN
3 5 (7.04%) VoIP
4 4 (5.63%) Internet
5 2 (2.82%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.82%) Firewall
5 2 (2.82%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.82%) NAS
5 2 (2.82%) Network Security
5 2 (2.82%) VLAN
6 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.41%) Wireless
6 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.82%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) MS Access
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.41%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.41%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.41%) Subversion
2 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (8.45%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Local Government
3 4 (5.63%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Back Office
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (19.72%) Desktop Support
2 10 (14.08%) 1st Line Support
2 10 (14.08%) Support Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 6 (8.45%) Team Leader
6 5 (7.04%) CRM Developer
6 5 (7.04%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Implementation Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Rollout Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) HTML
1 2 (2.82%) Web Services
2 1 (1.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.41%) Ajax
2 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (1.41%) Classic ASP
2 1 (1.41%) CSS
2 1 (1.41%) CSS3
2 1 (1.41%) HTML5
2 1 (1.41%) jQuery
2 1 (1.41%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (1.41%) Reactive Extensions
2 1 (1.41%) SOAP
2 1 (1.41%) WCF
2 1 (1.41%) XHTML
2 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.08%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.04%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.23%) Clustering
6 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.82%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.82%) NHS
6 2 (2.82%) Replication
6 2 (2.82%) Wiki
7 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (61.97%) Windows
2 22 (30.99%) Windows 7
3 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (16.90%) Windows XP
4 11 (15.49%) Windows Server
5 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.45%) Unix
7 5 (7.04%) Linux
7 5 (7.04%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.82%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (2.82%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (46.48%) ITIL
2 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (12.68%) CRM
3 8 (11.27%) Asset Management
4 7 (9.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (9.86%) Service Delivery
4 7 (9.86%) Service Management
4 7 (9.86%) TDD
5 6 (8.45%) Information Management
5 6 (8.45%) Migration
6 5 (7.04%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.63%) Functional Testing
7 4 (5.63%) ITIL V3
7 4 (5.63%) ITSM
8 3 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.23%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.23%) Server Virtualisation
9 2 (2.82%) Project Management
9 2 (2.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.27%) C#
2 5 (7.04%) SQL
3 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.82%) VBScript
5 1 (1.41%) Java
5 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.41%) PHP
5 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (46.48%) MCSE
2 18 (25.35%) ITIL Certification
3 16 (22.54%) MCSA
4 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
5 12 (16.90%) MCITP
6 11 (15.49%) Degree
7 9 (12.68%) MCP
8 8 (11.27%) SC Cleared
9 7 (9.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (7.04%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (7.04%) CCNA
10 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (7.04%) VCP5
11 4 (5.63%) VCP6
12 3 (4.23%) A+ Certification
12 3 (4.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (1.41%) CCNP
13 1 (1.41%) CISSP
13 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (1.41%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (50.70%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.82%) vSphere
4 2 (2.82%) XenServer
5 1 (1.41%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.41%) XenApp
5 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) SCCM
2 3 (4.23%) SCOM
3 2 (2.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.41%) Nessus
4 1 (1.41%) QRadar
4 1 (1.41%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (80.28%) Microsoft
2 19 (26.76%) VMware
3 10 (14.08%) Citrix
4 8 (11.27%) Cisco
5 7 (9.86%) NetApp
6 5 (7.04%) Apple
6 5 (7.04%) Dell
7 4 (5.63%) HP
8 3 (4.23%) Veeam
9 2 (2.82%) Cognos
9 2 (2.82%) Oracle
9 2 (2.82%) Symantec
10 1 (1.41%) Avaya
10 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.41%) CommVault
10 1 (1.41%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.41%) Sage
10 1 (1.41%) Toshiba
10 1 (1.41%) Wyse
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