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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 94 58 77
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 44 70 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.57% 2.91% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 14.80% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 35 28
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£288 £298 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.36% +44.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £120 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -19.70%
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
484 473 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.24% 19.65% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 222 273
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 40 74
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 £9.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.98 £42.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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
Cambridgeshire -8 16 £301 +9.54% 10
Hertfordshire +11 10 £288 -23.33% 8
Essex -27 6 £170 -60.00% 3
Norfolk +4 4 £140 -32.12% 1
Suffolk 0 4 £175 - 2
Bedfordshire -20 4 £260 -34.59% 5
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 61 (70.11%) Microsoft
2 60 (68.97%) Windows
3 39 (44.83%) MCSE
4 36 (41.38%) MCITP
5 35 (40.23%) Active Directory
6 28 (32.18%) MS Excel
7 25 (28.74%) ITIL
8 24 (27.59%) VMware
9 23 (26.44%) MS Exchange
10 18 (20.69%) Migration
11 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (19.54%) CRM
11 17 (19.54%) SQL
11 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (18.39%) C#
12 16 (18.39%) .NET
12 16 (18.39%) MS Office
12 16 (18.39%) SharePoint
13 15 (17.24%) Workflow
13 15 (17.24%) SQL Server
13 15 (17.24%) MCP
14 14 (16.09%) DNS
14 14 (16.09%) Windows 7
15 13 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (14.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (14.94%) Citrix
15 13 (14.94%) Web Services
16 12 (13.79%) DHCP
16 12 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (13.79%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 23 (26.44%) MS Exchange
2 16 (18.39%) SharePoint
3 10 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (5.75%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.30%) IIS
8 2 (2.30%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.30%) Apache
9 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.15%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 28 (32.18%) MS Excel
2 16 (18.39%) MS Office
3 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (12.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Office 365
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.09%) DNS
2 12 (13.79%) DHCP
3 8 (9.20%) Firewall
4 6 (6.90%) SAN
4 6 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.90%) VoIP
5 3 (3.45%) WAN
5 3 (3.45%) LAN
6 2 (2.30%) VPN
6 2 (2.30%) Internet
6 2 (2.30%) Wireless
7 1 (1.15%) NAS
7 1 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.15%) MPLS
7 1 (1.15%) X.500
7 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.15%) IPv6
7 1 (1.15%) PBX
7 1 (1.15%) LDAP
7 1 (1.15%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.45%) MySQL
6 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.15%) DB2
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (12.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.60%) CruiseControl
2 4 (4.60%) Subversion
2 4 (4.60%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.30%) MSI
General
1 11 (12.64%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Advertising
4 1 (1.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (18.39%) Developer
2 13 (14.94%) Support Engineer
3 11 (12.64%) Analyst
3 11 (12.64%) Consultant
3 11 (12.64%) CRM Developer
4 8 (9.20%) Desktop Support
4 8 (9.20%) .NET Developer
5 7 (8.05%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 6 (6.90%) SharePoint Consultant
6 6 (6.90%) C# Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Service Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (5.75%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) DBA
7 5 (5.75%) Administrator
7 5 (5.75%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.75%) Server Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Project Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.39%) .NET
2 13 (14.94%) Web Services
3 11 (12.64%) XML
4 9 (10.34%) SOAP
4 9 (10.34%) WCF
4 9 (10.34%) Reactive Extensions
4 9 (10.34%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 7 (8.05%) ASP.NET
5 7 (8.05%) CSS
6 6 (6.90%) HTML
6 6 (6.90%) .NET Framework
6 6 (6.90%) jQuery
6 6 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (6.90%) HTML5
6 6 (6.90%) CSS3
7 5 (5.75%) Silverlight
8 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 4 (4.60%) Ajax
8 4 (4.60%) XHTML
9 2 (2.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Clustering
2 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.60%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.45%) NHS
5 2 (2.30%) Replication
5 2 (2.30%) CLARiiON
5 2 (2.30%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (2.30%) Statistics
6 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.15%) CMDB
6 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.15%) Open Source
6 1 (1.15%) iPad
6 1 (1.15%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.15%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 60 (68.97%) Windows
2 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (16.09%) Windows 7
4 11 (12.64%) Linux
5 9 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (8.05%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.45%) Windows Vista
7 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.45%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.30%) Android
8 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.30%) AIX
8 2 (2.30%) Solaris
9 1 (1.15%) VMS
9 1 (1.15%) UNIX
9 1 (1.15%) CentOS
9 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.74%) ITIL
2 18 (20.69%) Migration
3 17 (19.54%) CRM
4 15 (17.24%) Workflow
5 12 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (12.64%) TDD
7 9 (10.34%) MVVM
7 9 (10.34%) MVC
8 7 (8.05%) Data Modelling
9 6 (6.90%) Data Migration
10 5 (5.75%) Asset Management
10 5 (5.75%) Incident Management
10 5 (5.75%) Configuration Management
11 4 (4.60%) OOD
11 4 (4.60%) OO
11 4 (4.60%) Project Planning
11 4 (4.60%) Time Management
11 4 (4.60%) BDD
12 3 (3.45%) Change Management
13 2 (2.30%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.54%) SQL
2 16 (18.39%) C#
3 4 (4.60%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.30%) VBScript
5 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (44.83%) MCSE
2 36 (41.38%) MCITP
3 15 (17.24%) MCP
4 12 (13.79%) Security Cleared
5 10 (11.49%) Degree
6 9 (10.34%) MCSA
7 8 (9.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (9.20%) MCDST
8 6 (6.90%) MCTS
9 5 (5.75%) CCNA
9 5 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (4.60%) MCDBA
10 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (2.30%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (2.30%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (2.30%) NCDA
11 2 (2.30%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (40.23%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.60%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (4.60%) vSphere
4 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.30%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.15%) MetaFrame
5 1 (1.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) SCCM
2 3 (3.45%) SCOM
2 3 (3.45%) OpenView
3 2 (2.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.30%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.15%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.15%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.15%) OVSD
4 1 (1.15%) WMI
4 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (70.11%) Microsoft
2 24 (27.59%) VMware
3 13 (14.94%) Citrix
4 11 (12.64%) HP
5 10 (11.49%) Cisco
6 9 (10.34%) Oracle
7 6 (6.90%) McAfee
7 6 (6.90%) Dell
8 5 (5.75%) EMC
9 4 (4.60%) Apple
9 4 (4.60%) Sophos
9 4 (4.60%) Panasonic
10 3 (3.45%) Lotus
10 3 (3.45%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.30%) NetApp
11 2 (2.30%) IBM
11 2 (2.30%) Red Gate
11 2 (2.30%) F5
12 1 (1.15%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.15%) Mitel
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