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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 95 61
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -34
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 85 49 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.81% 1.60% 2.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.16% 8.78% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 28 24
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £174 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 7
Average hourly rate £15.77 £19.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% +22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.80 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £21.20 £16.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -8.57%
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
526 558 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.38% 18.24% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 281 210
Average daily rate £360 £368 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 32 35
Average hourly rate £21.53 £19.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.36 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £35.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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
Norfolk +20 21 £320 +18.51%
Suffolk +7 20 £425 +1.19% 1
Essex +14 18 £350 +21.73% 5
Cambridgeshire -2 14 £320 -8.57% 6
Hertfordshire +10 8 - - 14
Bedfordshire +12 6 £300 - 2
Microsoft Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 108 (82.44%) Microsoft
2 67 (51.15%) MCSE
3 61 (46.56%) Windows
4 40 (30.53%) ITIL
5 39 (29.77%) Active Directory
6 32 (24.43%) Office 365
7 29 (22.14%) Migration
8 28 (21.37%) VMware
9 27 (20.61%) MS Office
10 26 (19.85%) MS Excel
10 26 (19.85%) MCITP
10 26 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (19.85%) SCCM
11 24 (18.32%) Lync
11 24 (18.32%) Citrix
12 21 (16.03%) Cisco
12 21 (16.03%) Finance
12 21 (16.03%) Windows 7
13 20 (15.27%) MS Exchange
14 19 (14.50%) SQL
14 19 (14.50%) SQL Server
15 18 (13.74%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (12.98%) Hyper-V
17 16 (12.21%) SCOM
17 16 (12.21%) Mobile Device Management
17 16 (12.21%) .NET
18 15 (11.45%) MCSA
18 15 (11.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 14 (10.69%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 24 (18.32%) Lync
2 20 (15.27%) MS Exchange
3 15 (11.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (8.40%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (5.34%) IIS
7 5 (3.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (3.05%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.53%) LiveLink
10 2 (1.53%) Documentum
11 1 (0.76%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 27 (20.61%) MS Office
2 26 (19.85%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.53%) Agresso
2 2 (1.53%) assyst
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 32 (24.43%) Office 365
2 10 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.69%) DNS
1 14 (10.69%) Skype
2 12 (9.16%) TCP/IP
2 12 (9.16%) WAN
2 12 (9.16%) Firewall
3 11 (8.40%) DHCP
3 11 (8.40%) LAN
4 8 (6.11%) VLAN
4 8 (6.11%) SAN
5 6 (4.58%) Ethernet
5 6 (4.58%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (3.82%) iSCSI
7 4 (3.05%) VoIP
7 4 (3.05%) Internet
8 3 (2.29%) FCoE
8 3 (2.29%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.53%) Intranet
9 2 (1.53%) VPN
10 1 (0.76%) IPv4
10 1 (0.76%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.76%) MySQL
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (4.58%) MSI
2 3 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.53%) JIRA
3 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.76%) HP UFT
General
1 21 (16.03%) Finance
2 5 (3.82%) Legal
3 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.05%) Retail
4 3 (2.29%) Local Government
5 2 (1.53%) Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Advertising
6 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (15.27%) Analyst
2 14 (10.69%) Office 365 Engineer
3 12 (9.16%) Consultant
3 12 (9.16%) Support Engineer
4 10 (7.63%) Desktop Support
5 9 (6.87%) Architect
5 9 (6.87%) Design Engineer
6 8 (6.11%) Support Analyst
6 8 (6.11%) Server Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (5.34%) Developer
7 7 (5.34%) Service Analyst
7 7 (5.34%) Implementation Engineer
8 6 (4.58%) Administrator
8 6 (4.58%) Applications Specialist
9 5 (3.82%) Business Analyst
9 5 (3.82%) IT Security Manager
9 5 (3.82%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Project Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.21%) .NET
2 8 (6.11%) Web Services
2 8 (6.11%) XML
3 5 (3.82%) WCF
3 5 (3.82%) SOAP
4 3 (2.29%) Middleware
4 3 (2.29%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.29%) J2EE
5 2 (1.53%) ADO
5 2 (1.53%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.76%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (0.76%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.87%) Clustering
2 7 (5.34%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.82%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.29%) CMDB
4 3 (2.29%) EqualLogic
4 3 (2.29%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.29%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.53%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.53%) NHS
5 2 (1.53%) Tandem
5 2 (1.53%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.53%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) BYOD
6 1 (0.76%) iPhone
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 61 (46.56%) Windows
2 26 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (16.03%) Windows 7
4 18 (13.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (8.40%) Linux
7 10 (7.63%) Windows XP
7 10 (7.63%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.82%) Android
9 3 (2.29%) UNIX
9 3 (2.29%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.29%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (30.53%) ITIL
2 29 (22.14%) Migration
3 16 (12.21%) Mobile Device Management
4 13 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.87%) Scrum
5 9 (6.87%) CRM
6 7 (5.34%) Workflow
7 6 (4.58%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (4.58%) Load Balancing
8 5 (3.82%) TOGAF
8 5 (3.82%) Time Management
8 5 (3.82%) Information Security
8 5 (3.82%) Security Architecture
8 5 (3.82%) TDD
8 5 (3.82%) Asset Management
8 5 (3.82%) Project Management
9 4 (3.05%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.05%) UML
9 4 (3.05%) Zachman Framework
9 4 (3.05%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.50%) SQL
2 8 (6.11%) C#
2 8 (6.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.53%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.53%) VB
4 1 (0.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 67 (51.15%) MCSE
2 26 (19.85%) MCITP
3 15 (11.45%) MCSA
4 13 (9.92%) MCP
5 12 (9.16%) Security Cleared
6 11 (8.40%) MCDST
7 10 (7.63%) Degree
8 9 (6.87%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (6.11%) A+ Certification
10 7 (5.34%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (4.58%) CISSP
11 6 (4.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (3.82%) ISACA
12 5 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (3.05%) CCNA
13 4 (3.05%) MCTS
13 4 (3.05%) MCPD
13 4 (3.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (2.29%) SC Cleared
14 3 (2.29%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.40%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (29.77%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.98%) Hyper-V
3 12 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (6.87%) VMware ESX
4 9 (6.87%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (4.58%) XenApp
6 5 (3.82%) vSphere
7 2 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.53%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (19.85%) SCCM
2 16 (12.21%) SCOM
3 2 (1.53%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.76%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.76%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.76%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.76%) WSUS
4 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 108 (82.44%) Microsoft
2 28 (21.37%) VMware
3 24 (18.32%) Citrix
4 21 (16.03%) Cisco
5 14 (10.69%) Dell
6 10 (7.63%) HP
7 6 (4.58%) McAfee
8 5 (3.82%) Sophos
8 5 (3.82%) Panasonic
8 5 (3.82%) Oracle
9 4 (3.05%) EMC
9 4 (3.05%) Apple
9 4 (3.05%) Remedy
10 3 (2.29%) Veeam
10 3 (2.29%) SonicWALL
10 3 (2.29%) Symantec
10 3 (2.29%) NetApp
10 3 (2.29%) IBM
11 2 (1.53%) Avaya
11 2 (1.53%) Red Hat
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