The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the East of England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 81 61 38
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -23
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 70 61 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.17% 2.65% 4.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.82% 14.56% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 88
Average daily rate £250 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £89 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 18
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -10.00%
Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
546 419 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.95% 18.17% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 217 303
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 50 69
Average hourly rate £27.75 £29.80 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.86% +19.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
Microsoft Certification
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Essex -11 23 £228 +139.47% 6
Hertfordshire +2 18 £250 +66.66% 7
Cambridgeshire -6 18 £300 -14.28% 10
Suffolk 0 7 £235 -27.69%
Bedfordshire -22 3 £325 +68.83% 5
Norfolk -8 1 - - 2
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 90 (67.67%) MCSE
2 86 (64.66%) Microsoft
3 67 (50.38%) Windows
4 63 (47.37%) Active Directory
5 51 (38.35%) MS Excel
6 47 (35.34%) ITIL
7 43 (32.33%) VMware
8 42 (31.58%) MS Exchange
9 35 (26.32%) MCP
10 33 (24.81%) Citrix
11 29 (21.80%) MS Office
11 29 (21.80%) MCITP
12 28 (21.05%) SCCM
13 27 (20.30%) VMware Infrastructure
14 26 (19.55%) Firewall
14 26 (19.55%) Cisco
15 24 (18.05%) Windows Server 2008
16 23 (17.29%) HP
16 23 (17.29%) DNS
17 22 (16.54%) SAN
18 21 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
18 21 (15.79%) LAN
19 20 (15.04%) WAN
19 20 (15.04%) XenApp
19 20 (15.04%) Windows 7
20 19 (14.29%) Finance
21 17 (12.78%) Cisco Certification
21 17 (12.78%) CCNA
21 17 (12.78%) vSphere
22 16 (12.03%) McAfee

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 42 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.77%) SharePoint
2 13 (9.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (6.77%) JOnAS
6 7 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.26%) Lync
7 3 (2.26%) IIS
7 3 (2.26%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.50%) Apache
8 2 (1.50%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.50%) Documentum
8 2 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.75%) Node.js
9 1 (0.75%) SAS
9 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 51 (38.35%) MS Excel
2 29 (21.80%) MS Office
3 12 (9.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.76%) MS Project
5 2 (1.50%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.50%) Tridion
2 2 (1.50%) assyst
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (19.55%) Firewall
2 23 (17.29%) DNS
3 22 (16.54%) SAN
4 21 (15.79%) LAN
5 20 (15.04%) WAN
6 15 (11.28%) DHCP
7 11 (8.27%) VLAN
8 9 (6.77%) NetScaler
9 7 (5.26%) VPN
10 6 (4.51%) VoIP
11 4 (3.01%) iSCSI
11 4 (3.01%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (3.01%) NAS
12 3 (2.26%) TCP/IP
13 2 (1.50%) SSL
13 2 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.50%) Wireless
14 1 (0.75%) FirePass
14 1 (0.75%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.50%) MS Access
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.75%) RavenDB
5 1 (0.75%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.01%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.26%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.26%) CruiseControl
3 3 (2.26%) Subversion
4 2 (1.50%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.50%) NUnit
5 1 (0.75%) MSTest
5 1 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (3.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.50%) Legal
3 2 (1.50%) Banking
4 1 (0.75%) Billing
4 1 (0.75%) Local Government
4 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (19.55%) Analyst
2 23 (17.29%) Support Engineer
3 19 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 17 (12.78%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (10.53%) Developer
6 13 (9.77%) Systems Engineer
7 12 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (8.27%) Consultant
9 9 (6.77%) Help Desk Support
9 9 (6.77%) Help Desk Engineer
9 9 (6.77%) Help Desk Support Engineer
10 8 (6.02%) Support Analyst
11 7 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
11 7 (5.26%) Project Engineer
12 6 (4.51%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (4.51%) Technical Support
12 6 (4.51%) Technical Architect
12 6 (4.51%) Architect
12 6 (4.51%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.02%) .NET
2 7 (5.26%) HTML
3 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.51%) CSS
3 6 (4.51%) Web Services
4 5 (3.76%) jQuery
4 5 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (3.76%) CSS3
5 4 (3.01%) HTML5
5 4 (3.01%) XHTML
5 4 (3.01%) Ajax
6 3 (2.26%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.26%) XML
6 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (1.50%) WCF
7 2 (1.50%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.50%) RESTful
8 1 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.02%) Clustering
2 6 (4.51%) Thin Client
2 6 (4.51%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.26%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.50%) PKI
4 2 (1.50%) NHS
5 1 (0.75%) CMDB
5 1 (0.75%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.75%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (0.75%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 67 (50.38%) Windows
2 24 (18.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (15.04%) Windows 7
5 14 (10.53%) Linux
6 8 (6.02%) Windows XP
7 6 (4.51%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.76%) UNIX
9 3 (2.26%) VMS
10 2 (1.50%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.50%) Debian
10 2 (1.50%) Android
10 2 (1.50%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.75%) CentOS
11 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.75%) NetWare
11 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (35.34%) ITIL
2 16 (12.03%) Migration
3 9 (6.77%) Project Management
3 9 (6.77%) Change Management
4 7 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 7 (5.26%) Time Management
5 6 (4.51%) MVC
5 6 (4.51%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (4.51%) TDD
5 6 (4.51%) Problem Management
6 5 (3.76%) Project Planning
6 5 (3.76%) Service Management
6 5 (3.76%) OO
6 5 (3.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (3.01%) Software Deployment
7 4 (3.01%) Workflow
7 4 (3.01%) Business Continuity
7 4 (3.01%) Load Balancing
7 4 (3.01%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (2.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.28%) SQL
2 10 (7.52%) C#
3 9 (6.77%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.76%) VB
5 4 (3.01%) VBScript
6 3 (2.26%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.75%) Java
7 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (67.67%) MCSE
2 35 (26.32%) MCP
3 29 (21.80%) MCITP
4 17 (12.78%) CCNA
4 17 (12.78%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (11.28%) Security Cleared
6 14 (10.53%) MCDST
7 12 (9.02%) MCSA
7 12 (9.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (8.27%) MCTS
8 11 (8.27%) A+ Certification
9 9 (6.77%) CCA
9 9 (6.77%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (4.51%) CCAA
11 5 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (3.76%) PMP
11 5 (3.76%) PMI Certification
12 4 (3.01%) CCNP
12 4 (3.01%) SC Cleared
13 3 (2.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.28%) SLA
2 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 27 (20.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (15.04%) XenApp
4 17 (12.78%) vSphere
5 14 (10.53%) Hyper-V
6 7 (5.26%) XenDesktop
7 6 (4.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (3.76%) UAG
9 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.26%) XenServer
10 2 (1.50%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 28 (21.05%) SCCM
2 10 (7.52%) OpenView
2 10 (7.52%) OVSD
3 7 (5.26%) SCOM
4 4 (3.01%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.50%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (1.50%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 86 (64.66%) Microsoft
2 43 (32.33%) VMware
3 33 (24.81%) Citrix
4 26 (19.55%) Cisco
5 23 (17.29%) HP
6 16 (12.03%) McAfee
7 12 (9.02%) Dell
8 10 (7.52%) IBM
9 8 (6.02%) NetApp
10 7 (5.26%) EMC
11 6 (4.51%) Altiris
11 6 (4.51%) Splunk
12 5 (3.76%) Oracle
13 4 (3.01%) Lotus
14 3 (2.26%) Mercator
14 3 (2.26%) Symantec
14 3 (2.26%) F5
15 2 (1.50%) WatchGuard
15 2 (1.50%) Barracuda Networks
15 2 (1.50%) Panasonic
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