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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 88 74 71
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 40 54 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.56% 2.37% 2.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.20% 12.30% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 35
Average daily rate
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£288 £250 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £117 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £307
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -19.31%
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
392 439 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.32% 19.25% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 200 261
Average daily rate £380 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £159 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 64
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.55 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -33.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £39.70 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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
Hertfordshire +8 13 £281 -40.78% 10
Cambridgeshire -16 10 £308 +11.81% 5
Essex -5 6 £170 -2.85% 3
Suffolk -5 4 £175 -26.31% 1
Bedfordshire -8 4 £288 +4.54% 6
Norfolk -1 3 £283 +151.11% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 59 (69.41%) Windows
2 55 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 44 (51.76%) MCSE
4 37 (43.53%) Active Directory
5 29 (34.12%) MCITP
6 26 (30.59%) ITIL
7 25 (29.41%) MS Exchange
8 24 (28.24%) MS Excel
9 23 (27.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (25.88%) VMware
11 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (20.00%) MS Office
13 15 (17.65%) Windows 7
14 14 (16.47%) .NET
14 14 (16.47%) C#
14 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (15.29%) Citrix
15 13 (15.29%) Migration
15 13 (15.29%) SQL
15 13 (15.29%) SharePoint
16 12 (14.12%) CRM
16 12 (14.12%) MCP
16 12 (14.12%) Finance
16 12 (14.12%) MVC
16 12 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (12.94%) Security Cleared
17 11 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2007
17 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
17 11 (12.94%) DNS
17 11 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.29%) SharePoint
3 11 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (7.06%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (7.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.35%) IIS
8 1 (1.18%) Facebook Platform
8 1 (1.18%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.18%) Apache
8 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 24 (28.24%) MS Excel
2 17 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Office 365
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.18%) SaaS
3 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.94%) DNS
2 10 (11.76%) DHCP
3 7 (8.24%) Firewall
4 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.88%) VoIP
5 5 (5.88%) SAN
6 3 (3.53%) LAN
6 3 (3.53%) WAN
7 2 (2.35%) Internet
7 2 (2.35%) Wireless
8 1 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.18%) VPN
8 1 (1.18%) IPv6
8 1 (1.18%) PBX
8 1 (1.18%) Broadband
8 1 (1.18%) ISDN
8 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (1.18%) DB2
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.71%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.71%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.71%) CruiseControl
2 4 (4.71%) Subversion
2 4 (4.71%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.18%) MSI
General
1 12 (14.12%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.35%) Advertising
4 1 (1.18%) Local Government
4 1 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (16.47%) Developer
2 13 (15.29%) Analyst
3 10 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 10 (11.76%) Consultant
3 10 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 9 (10.59%) C# Developer
4 9 (10.59%) Desktop Support
4 9 (10.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (8.24%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Service Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Administrator
6 6 (7.06%) SharePoint Consultant
6 6 (7.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) CRM Developer
7 4 (4.71%) Architect
7 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.71%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (4.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.47%) .NET
2 10 (11.76%) CSS
2 10 (11.76%) Web Services
3 9 (10.59%) jQuery
3 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (10.59%) HTML5
3 9 (10.59%) XML
3 9 (10.59%) HTML
3 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET
4 8 (9.41%) CSS3
4 8 (9.41%) .NET Framework
5 6 (7.06%) WCF
6 5 (5.88%) Reactive Extensions
6 5 (5.88%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 5 (5.88%) SOAP
7 4 (4.71%) ADO.NET
7 4 (4.71%) XHTML
7 4 (4.71%) LINQ
7 4 (4.71%) Ajax
7 4 (4.71%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Clustering
2 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.71%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.53%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.53%) NHS
5 2 (2.35%) Replication
5 2 (2.35%) Statistics
5 2 (2.35%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.18%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.18%) Open Source
6 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.18%) iPad
6 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.18%) CMDB
6 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.18%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 59 (69.41%) Windows
2 23 (27.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (11.76%) Linux
7 6 (7.06%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.53%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.53%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.35%) AIX
9 2 (2.35%) Solaris
9 2 (2.35%) Android
10 1 (1.18%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.18%) CentOS
10 1 (1.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.59%) ITIL
2 13 (15.29%) Migration
3 12 (14.12%) CRM
3 12 (14.12%) MVC
4 10 (11.76%) Workflow
5 8 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.24%) TDD
7 6 (7.06%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.88%) MVVM
8 5 (5.88%) Time Management
8 5 (5.88%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.71%) OO
9 4 (4.71%) Data Modelling
9 4 (4.71%) OOD
9 4 (4.71%) BDD
10 3 (3.53%) Change Management
11 2 (2.35%) Security Management
11 2 (2.35%) Service Management
11 2 (2.35%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (2.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.47%) C#
2 13 (15.29%) SQL
3 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.71%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.18%) C
5 1 (1.18%) VBScript
5 1 (1.18%) PHP
5 1 (1.18%) Java
5 1 (1.18%) C++
5 1 (1.18%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (51.76%) MCSE
2 29 (34.12%) MCITP
3 12 (14.12%) MCP
4 11 (12.94%) Security Cleared
5 9 (10.59%) MCDST
6 7 (8.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (8.24%) Degree
6 7 (8.24%) MCSA
7 5 (5.88%) MCTS
7 5 (5.88%) CCNA
7 5 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.35%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.35%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.35%) MCDBA
8 2 (2.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.35%) NCDA
8 2 (2.35%) NCIE
8 2 (2.35%) VCAP
9 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (43.53%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.88%) vSphere
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.53%) XenApp
4 3 (3.53%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.18%) XenServer
5 1 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.18%) MetaFrame
5 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) SCCM
2 3 (3.53%) SCOM
3 2 (2.35%) OpenView
4 1 (1.18%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.18%) OVSD
4 1 (1.18%) WMI
4 1 (1.18%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.18%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.18%) WSUS
4 1 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 55 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 22 (25.88%) VMware
3 13 (15.29%) Citrix
4 10 (11.76%) HP
5 9 (10.59%) Cisco
6 7 (8.24%) Dell
6 7 (8.24%) McAfee
7 5 (5.88%) Panasonic
7 5 (5.88%) Oracle
7 5 (5.88%) Sophos
8 3 (3.53%) EMC
8 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.53%) Apple
9 2 (2.35%) NetApp
9 2 (2.35%) Lotus
9 2 (2.35%) IBM
9 2 (2.35%) F5
10 1 (1.18%) Facebook
10 1 (1.18%) Twitter
10 1 (1.18%) Xamarin
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