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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 95 83 72
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 32 46 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.34% 1.80% 2.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.84% 11.53% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 26
Average daily rate £325 £275 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £170 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £393 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £12.62 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £18.25 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
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
468 399 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.64% 15.59% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 198 208
Average daily rate £365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 45 32
Average hourly rate £42.50 £19.50 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.94% +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.77 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £42.00 £38.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the East of England region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +12 13 £174 -42.47% 11
Hertfordshire +3 8 £165 -41.33% 9
Suffolk +3 5 £403 +130.00%
Essex -4 3 £375 +53.06% 3
Bedfordshire +5 2 £325 +13.04% 6
Norfolk -15 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 57 (80.28%) Microsoft
2 51 (71.83%) Windows
3 45 (63.38%) MCSE
4 43 (60.56%) Active Directory
5 34 (47.89%) ITIL
6 29 (40.85%) MS Excel
7 22 (30.99%) Windows 7
8 20 (28.17%) MS Office
9 19 (26.76%) MS Exchange
10 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (23.94%) Citrix
12 16 (22.54%) Windows XP
12 16 (22.54%) VMware
12 16 (22.54%) MCITP
12 16 (22.54%) Windows Server
13 15 (21.13%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (19.72%) MCSA
14 14 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (19.72%) SCCM
15 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (16.90%) Cisco
16 11 (15.49%) Finance
16 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
16 11 (15.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (14.08%) Data Centre
17 10 (14.08%) Microsoft App-V
17 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
18 9 (12.68%) MCP
18 9 (12.68%) Degree
19 8 (11.27%) SCOM

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 19 (26.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.82%) IIS
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 29 (40.85%) MS Excel
2 20 (28.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.82%) assyst
3 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) DHCP
1 8 (11.27%) DNS
2 6 (8.45%) Firewall
3 5 (7.04%) SAN
3 5 (7.04%) WAN
4 4 (5.63%) LAN
5 3 (4.23%) Ethernet
5 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.23%) VoIP
6 2 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.82%) Internet
7 1 (1.41%) FCoE
7 1 (1.41%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.41%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.41%) Network Security
7 1 (1.41%) SMS
7 1 (1.41%) VLAN
7 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (9.86%) MSI
2 6 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.82%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.82%) JIRA
4 1 (1.41%) Metasploit
4 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (15.49%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.23%) Local Government
3 3 (4.23%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Advertising
4 2 (2.82%) Publishing
5 1 (1.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (15.49%) Desktop Support
2 9 (12.68%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (9.86%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Analyst
4 5 (7.04%) Developer
4 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Consultant
5 4 (5.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Server Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Support Technician
5 4 (5.63%) Team Leader
6 3 (4.23%) Business Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Business Systems Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) IT Support
6 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Systems Manager
6 3 (4.23%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) .NET
2 2 (2.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.41%) ADO
3 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.63%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.23%) Clustering
4 3 (4.23%) iSeries
5 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.82%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.82%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (1.41%) BYOD
6 1 (1.41%) CMDB
6 1 (1.41%) NHS
6 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.41%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 51 (71.83%) Windows
2 22 (30.99%) Windows 7
3 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (22.54%) Windows Server
4 16 (22.54%) Windows XP
5 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (11.27%) Windows 8
7 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (8.45%) Linux
9 4 (5.63%) Unix
10 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.41%) Android
11 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.89%) ITIL
2 8 (11.27%) CRM
3 7 (9.86%) Migration
4 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.04%) ITSM
4 5 (7.04%) TDD
5 4 (5.63%) Asset Management
5 4 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (5.63%) Data Migration
5 4 (5.63%) ERP
5 4 (5.63%) Functional Testing
5 4 (5.63%) ITIL V3
6 3 (4.23%) Application Packaging
6 3 (4.23%) High Availability
6 3 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.23%) Service Management
6 3 (4.23%) Time Management
6 3 (4.23%) Workflow
7 2 (2.82%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.86%) SQL
2 6 (8.45%) C#
3 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.41%) Java
4 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (63.38%) MCSE
2 16 (22.54%) MCITP
3 15 (21.13%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (19.72%) MCSA
5 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
5 11 (15.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (12.68%) Degree
6 9 (12.68%) MCP
7 7 (9.86%) VCP5
8 5 (7.04%) MCDST
9 4 (5.63%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
10 3 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (4.23%) CCNA
10 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (4.23%) VCP6
11 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (2.82%) MCTS
11 2 (2.82%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (60.56%) Active Directory
2 14 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (14.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (8.45%) VMware ESX
4 6 (8.45%) vSphere
5 5 (7.04%) XenApp
6 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (19.72%) SCCM
2 8 (11.27%) SCOM
3 3 (4.23%) AppDNA
4 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.82%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.41%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.41%) Nessus
5 1 (1.41%) QRadar
5 1 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.41%) WSUS
5 1 (1.41%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 57 (80.28%) Microsoft
2 17 (23.94%) Citrix
3 16 (22.54%) VMware
4 12 (16.90%) Cisco
5 6 (8.45%) HP
6 4 (5.63%) Apple
6 4 (5.63%) Dell
6 4 (5.63%) JD Edwards
7 3 (4.23%) IBM
7 3 (4.23%) NetApp
7 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.82%) Intel
8 2 (2.82%) Remedy
8 2 (2.82%) Sophos
9 1 (1.41%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.41%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.41%) Kofax
9 1 (1.41%) Panasonic
9 1 (1.41%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.41%) Symantec