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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 67 83 62
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 79 57 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.67% 1.98% 2.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.58% 11.59% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 34 23
Average daily rate
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£356 £273 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.73% +45.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £41.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.31% +141.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £41.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £41.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.63 £17.06
% change year-on-year
+15.20% -8.41%
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
542 492 461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.31% 17.05% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 253 207
Average daily rate £363 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £171 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 29 49
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.10 £42.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cambridgeshire +11 21 £369 +107.74% 13
Norfolk +9 16 £310 +93.75% 1
Suffolk +21 14 £450 +28.57% 4
Essex -8 13 £400 +28.00% 3
Hertfordshire +1 11 £325 +71.05% 10
Bedfordshire -4 6 £338 +12.50% 6
Microsoft Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 97 (78.86%) Microsoft
2 66 (53.66%) MCSE
3 63 (51.22%) Windows
4 48 (39.02%) Active Directory
5 34 (27.64%) ITIL
6 32 (26.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (23.58%) VMware
8 25 (20.33%) SQL Server
9 24 (19.51%) Migration
10 23 (18.70%) SCCM
10 23 (18.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (17.89%) Office 365
11 22 (17.89%) MS Exchange
12 21 (17.07%) MS Excel
12 21 (17.07%) SQL
12 21 (17.07%) Citrix
12 21 (17.07%) Windows 7
13 20 (16.26%) MS Office
14 19 (15.45%) Lync
15 18 (14.63%) Cisco
15 18 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (13.82%) MCP
16 17 (13.82%) MCITP
17 16 (13.01%) Finance
17 16 (13.01%) .NET
17 16 (13.01%) Hyper-V
18 14 (11.38%) TCP/IP
19 13 (10.57%) Security Cleared
20 12 (9.76%) SCOM
20 12 (9.76%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 22 (17.89%) MS Exchange
2 19 (15.45%) Lync
3 11 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (8.94%) SharePoint
4 10 (8.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (6.50%) IIS
6 7 (5.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (3.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.63%) Documentum
10 1 (0.81%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.81%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.81%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 21 (17.07%) MS Excel
2 20 (16.26%) MS Office
3 4 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Agresso
2 1 (0.81%) assyst
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.89%) Office 365
2 8 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.38%) TCP/IP
2 12 (9.76%) DNS
3 10 (8.13%) LAN
3 10 (8.13%) WAN
4 9 (7.32%) DHCP
4 9 (7.32%) Skype
5 8 (6.50%) SAN
6 6 (4.88%) Firewall
6 6 (4.88%) VLAN
7 5 (4.07%) Ethernet
7 5 (4.07%) VPN
8 3 (2.44%) Internet
8 3 (2.44%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.63%) FCoE
9 2 (1.63%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.63%) VoIP
10 1 (0.81%) Intranet
10 1 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.81%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.69%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.81%) MSI
2 1 (0.81%) JIRA
General
1 16 (13.01%) Finance
2 8 (6.50%) Retail
3 6 (4.88%) Legal
4 2 (1.63%) Local Government
4 2 (1.63%) Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (17.07%) Analyst
2 13 (10.57%) Architect
2 13 (10.57%) Support Engineer
3 12 (9.76%) Desktop Support
4 10 (8.13%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (7.32%) Consultant
5 9 (7.32%) Administrator
6 8 (6.50%) Service Analyst
6 8 (6.50%) Support Analyst
6 8 (6.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (6.50%) Office 365 Engineer
7 7 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (4.88%) Server Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Design Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) IT Security Manager
9 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Technician
9 5 (4.07%) Security Manager
9 5 (4.07%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.01%) .NET
2 7 (5.69%) J2EE
2 7 (5.69%) Middleware
3 4 (3.25%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.25%) Web Services
3 4 (3.25%) XML
4 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.63%) CSS
5 2 (1.63%) ADO
5 2 (1.63%) jQuery
5 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.63%) HTML5
5 2 (1.63%) HTML
6 1 (0.81%) WCF
6 1 (0.81%) LINQ
6 1 (0.81%) StructureMap
6 1 (0.81%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.81%) CSS3
6 1 (0.81%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (0.81%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.50%) Clustering
3 6 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.25%) iPhone
4 4 (3.25%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.44%) EqualLogic
5 3 (2.44%) iPad
6 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.63%) CMDB
6 2 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.63%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.63%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.81%) BYOD
7 1 (0.81%) NHS
7 1 (0.81%) Replication
7 1 (0.81%) Life Science
7 1 (0.81%) Tandem
7 1 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 63 (51.22%) Windows
2 32 (26.02%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (18.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (17.07%) Windows 7
5 18 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (8.13%) Linux
7 7 (5.69%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.69%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.63%) UNIX
8 2 (1.63%) Android
9 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.64%) ITIL
2 24 (19.51%) Migration
3 10 (8.13%) Mobile Device Management
4 8 (6.50%) Zachman Framework
4 8 (6.50%) TOGAF
4 8 (6.50%) UML
4 8 (6.50%) CRM
4 8 (6.50%) Project Management
5 7 (5.69%) SOA
5 7 (5.69%) PRINCE2
6 6 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.07%) Information Security
7 5 (4.07%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.07%) GAP Analysis
7 5 (4.07%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.07%) Load Balancing
7 5 (4.07%) Security Architecture
8 4 (3.25%) Time Management
8 4 (3.25%) CAD
8 4 (3.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.07%) SQL
2 7 (5.69%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.07%) C#
4 2 (1.63%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.63%) VB
5 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.81%) PHP
5 1 (0.81%) C++
5 1 (0.81%) Java
5 1 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 66 (53.66%) MCSE
2 17 (13.82%) MCP
2 17 (13.82%) MCITP
3 13 (10.57%) Security Cleared
4 12 (9.76%) MCSA
5 10 (8.13%) Degree
6 9 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (6.50%) MCDST
7 8 (6.50%) MCPD
8 7 (5.69%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (4.88%) CISSP
9 6 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (4.88%) A+ Certification
9 6 (4.88%) CCNA
10 5 (4.07%) ISACA
10 5 (4.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (3.25%) SC Cleared
11 4 (3.25%) MCTS
11 4 (3.25%) MCSD
12 3 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.50%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 48 (39.02%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.01%) Hyper-V
3 10 (8.13%) XenApp
3 10 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.13%) VMware ESX
4 6 (4.88%) vSphere
5 3 (2.44%) Terminal Server
5 3 (2.44%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.63%) XenServer
6 2 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (18.70%) SCCM
2 12 (9.76%) SCOM
3 1 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 97 (78.86%) Microsoft
2 29 (23.58%) VMware
3 21 (17.07%) Citrix
4 18 (14.63%) Cisco
5 10 (8.13%) Dell
6 9 (7.32%) Oracle
7 7 (5.69%) Sophos
8 6 (4.88%) Remedy
8 6 (4.88%) HP
9 4 (3.25%) EMC
9 4 (3.25%) NetApp
9 4 (3.25%) McAfee
9 4 (3.25%) Google
9 4 (3.25%) Panasonic
10 3 (2.44%) Veeam
10 3 (2.44%) MobileIron
10 3 (2.44%) Wyse
10 3 (2.44%) Mapinfo
10 3 (2.44%) Symantec
10 3 (2.44%) Adobe
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