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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 95 71 91
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 38 74 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.50% 2.51% 2.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.80% 14.07% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 46 35
Median daily rate £190 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £442 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £311
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 1
Median hourly rate £13.75 £19.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% -52.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+42.66% +20.96%
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
432 526 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.06% 17.87% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 285 265
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £244 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 67 30
Median hourly rate £27.60 £21.22 £37.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.08% -43.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.90 £49.85 £43.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +20.60%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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
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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 +16 13 £365 +12.30% 7
Cambridgeshire +8 12 £287 -20.82% 5
Norfolk -8 7 £130 -58.06%
Essex -6 5 £250 -37.50% 1
Bedfordshire +1 1 - -
Suffolk -14 1 £190 -56.57%
Microsoft Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 62 (82.67%) Microsoft
2 43 (57.33%) Windows
3 33 (44.00%) MCSE
4 31 (41.33%) ITIL
4 31 (41.33%) Active Directory
5 21 (28.00%) MS Office
6 20 (26.67%) MS Excel
7 18 (24.00%) VMware
7 18 (24.00%) Windows 7
8 17 (22.67%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (22.67%) MCSA
9 15 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (20.00%) MCITP
10 14 (18.67%) Degree
10 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
11 13 (17.33%) MCP
11 13 (17.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
12 12 (16.00%) SAN
12 12 (16.00%) Cisco
12 12 (16.00%) MS Exchange
12 12 (16.00%) Windows Server
13 11 (14.67%) CCNA
13 11 (14.67%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (13.33%) SCCM
14 10 (13.33%) Citrix
15 9 (12.00%) CRM
15 9 (12.00%) 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 12 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.00%) IIS
4 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.00%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.67%) WordPress
7 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (28.00%) MS Office
2 20 (26.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.33%) PTC Creo
3 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.33%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Office 365
2 3 (4.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.00%) SAN
2 8 (10.67%) DNS
2 8 (10.67%) Internet
2 8 (10.67%) WAN
3 6 (8.00%) DHCP
3 6 (8.00%) LAN
4 3 (4.00%) Firewall
4 3 (4.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (2.67%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.67%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.67%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.67%) NAS
5 2 (2.67%) Network Security
5 2 (2.67%) SSL
5 2 (2.67%) VLAN
5 2 (2.67%) VoIP
6 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.33%) Wireless
6 1 (1.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.67%) MySQL
3 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.67%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.33%) MS Access
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.33%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.33%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.33%) Subversion
2 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (8.00%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Local Government
3 2 (2.67%) Back Office
4 1 (1.33%) Billing
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (17.33%) Support Engineer
2 10 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 9 (12.00%) Analyst
4 7 (9.33%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (9.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Developer
4 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 6 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Team Leader
6 5 (6.67%) CRM Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (5.33%) Rollout Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) HTML
2 2 (2.67%) Web Services
3 1 (1.33%) .NET
3 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.33%) Ajax
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (1.33%) Classic ASP
3 1 (1.33%) CSS
3 1 (1.33%) CSS3
3 1 (1.33%) HTML5
3 1 (1.33%) jQuery
3 1 (1.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (1.33%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (1.33%) SOAP
3 1 (1.33%) WCF
3 1 (1.33%) XHTML
3 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.67%) Clustering
4 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.33%) NHS
5 3 (4.00%) Wiki
6 2 (2.67%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.67%) Replication
7 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (57.33%) Windows
2 18 (24.00%) Windows 7
3 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (16.00%) Windows Server
5 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (10.67%) Windows XP
7 6 (8.00%) Linux
7 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (6.67%) Mac OS
8 5 (6.67%) Unix
8 5 (6.67%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.67%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (2.67%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (41.33%) ITIL
2 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (12.00%) CRM
3 8 (10.67%) Information Management
4 7 (9.33%) Migration
4 7 (9.33%) Service Delivery
4 7 (9.33%) TDD
5 6 (8.00%) Asset Management
6 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.33%) Change Control
7 4 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.33%) Data Analysis
7 4 (5.33%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (5.33%) Project Management
7 4 (5.33%) Service Management
8 3 (4.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (4.00%) High Availability
8 3 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.67%) C#
1 8 (10.67%) SQL
2 7 (9.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.00%) Java
3 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.00%) VBScript
4 2 (2.67%) C
4 2 (2.67%) C++
5 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.33%) PHP
5 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (44.00%) MCSE
2 17 (22.67%) MCSA
3 15 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 15 (20.00%) MCITP
4 14 (18.67%) Degree
5 13 (17.33%) MCP
6 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
7 11 (14.67%) CCNA
7 11 (14.67%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (12.00%) SC Cleared
9 6 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (6.67%) A+ Certification
11 4 (5.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (5.33%) CCA
11 4 (5.33%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (5.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (5.33%) VCP5
12 3 (4.00%) VCP6
13 2 (2.67%) PMI Certification
13 2 (2.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) SLA
2 3 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (41.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.67%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.67%) vSphere
4 2 (2.67%) XenServer
5 1 (1.33%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.33%) XenApp
5 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) SCCM
2 2 (2.67%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (2.67%) SCOM
2 2 (2.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.33%) Nessus
3 1 (1.33%) QRadar
3 1 (1.33%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (82.67%) Microsoft
2 18 (24.00%) VMware
3 12 (16.00%) Cisco
4 10 (13.33%) Citrix
5 6 (8.00%) NetApp
6 5 (6.67%) Cognos
7 4 (5.33%) Apple
7 4 (5.33%) Dell
7 4 (5.33%) HP
8 3 (4.00%) Oracle
8 3 (4.00%) Veeam
9 2 (2.67%) IBM
9 2 (2.67%) Symantec
9 2 (2.67%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.33%) Avaya
10 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.33%) CommVault
10 1 (1.33%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.33%) Sage
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