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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 106 61 52
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 43 64 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.40% 2.73% 3.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.78% 13.47% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 59
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.75 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.81% -16.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.85 £14.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £16.45 £34.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +11.12%
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
553 475 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.94% 20.25% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 212 268
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £180 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 34 73
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -54.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £9.98 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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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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 +6 12 £363 -15.94% 8
Suffolk +4 10 £420 +31.25% 1
Essex -27 8 £170 +28.30% 2
Norfolk -9 7 £321 +29.79% 3
Bedfordshire -20 2 £325 +18.18% 2
Hertfordshire -31 1 £170 -51.42% 10
Microsoft Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 81 (72.97%) Microsoft
2 64 (57.66%) Windows
3 52 (46.85%) MCSE
4 41 (36.94%) Active Directory
5 40 (36.04%) MCITP
6 35 (31.53%) ITIL
6 35 (31.53%) SQL Server
6 35 (31.53%) MS Excel
7 32 (28.83%) SQL
8 30 (27.03%) VMware
9 26 (23.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 26 (23.42%) MCP
10 23 (20.72%) CRM
11 22 (19.82%) SharePoint
11 22 (19.82%) MS Exchange
11 22 (19.82%) .NET
12 20 (18.02%) C#
13 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (16.22%) Migration
14 18 (16.22%) Web Services
14 18 (16.22%) DNS
15 17 (15.32%) Cisco
15 17 (15.32%) Security Cleared
15 17 (15.32%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (14.41%) Dynamics CRM
16 16 (14.41%) Workflow
16 16 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (14.41%) HP
16 16 (14.41%) Windows 7
17 15 (13.51%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 22 (19.82%) SharePoint
1 22 (19.82%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (6.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.60%) IIS
5 4 (3.60%) JOnAS
6 2 (1.80%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.90%) Apache
7 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 35 (31.53%) MS Excel
2 14 (12.61%) MS Office
3 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.90%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (14.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (5.41%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.22%) DNS
2 15 (13.51%) Firewall
3 14 (12.61%) SAN
4 12 (10.81%) DHCP
5 8 (7.21%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.31%) LAN
6 7 (6.31%) WAN
7 6 (5.41%) VoIP
7 6 (5.41%) VPN
8 4 (3.60%) VLAN
9 3 (2.70%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.70%) NAS
10 2 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.80%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.80%) FirePass
10 2 (1.80%) SSL
10 2 (1.80%) Broadband
11 1 (0.90%) LDAP
11 1 (0.90%) IPv6
11 1 (0.90%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (31.53%) SQL Server
2 26 (23.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (7.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.70%) MySQL
6 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.90%) DB2
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.90%) MS Access
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (12.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.70%) CruiseControl
3 3 (2.70%) Subversion
3 3 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.90%) MSI
General
1 12 (10.81%) Finance
2 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.90%) Electronics
3 1 (0.90%) Legal
3 1 (0.90%) Retail
3 1 (0.90%) Billing
3 1 (0.90%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (23.42%) Developer
1 26 (23.42%) Analyst
2 16 (14.41%) CRM Developer
3 15 (13.51%) Support Engineer
4 14 (12.61%) Service Analyst
5 13 (11.71%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (9.01%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 9 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (7.21%) Support Analyst
8 8 (7.21%) Project Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Developer
9 6 (5.41%) .NET Developer
10 5 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.50%) Consultant
10 5 (4.50%) Architect
11 4 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (3.60%) C# Developer
11 4 (3.60%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (3.60%) C# .NET Developer
12 3 (2.70%) Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.82%) .NET
2 18 (16.22%) Web Services
3 15 (13.51%) XML
3 15 (13.51%) WCF
4 14 (12.61%) Reactive Extensions
4 14 (12.61%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 14 (12.61%) SOAP
5 9 (8.11%) Silverlight
6 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET
6 6 (5.41%) EDI
7 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (2.70%) HTML5
8 3 (2.70%) CSS3
8 3 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 3 (2.70%) jQuery
8 3 (2.70%) Ajax
8 3 (2.70%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.70%) XHTML
8 3 (2.70%) CSS
8 3 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.41%) Clustering
3 3 (2.70%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.80%) CLARiiON
4 2 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.80%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.90%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.90%) NHS
5 1 (0.90%) PKI
5 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.90%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 64 (57.66%) Windows
2 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (14.41%) Windows 7
4 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (9.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.31%) Linux
7 5 (4.50%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.70%) UNIX
9 2 (1.80%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.90%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.90%) VMS
10 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.90%) Android
10 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.90%) AIX
10 1 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (31.53%) ITIL
2 23 (20.72%) CRM
3 18 (16.22%) Migration
4 16 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (14.41%) Workflow
5 14 (12.61%) TDD
5 14 (12.61%) MVVM
6 12 (10.81%) Incident Management
7 11 (9.91%) Data Modelling
8 10 (9.01%) Data Migration
9 9 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (7.21%) Project Planning
11 7 (6.31%) MVC
12 4 (3.60%) Asset Management
12 4 (3.60%) Configuration Management
12 4 (3.60%) Project Management
12 4 (3.60%) PRINCE2
12 4 (3.60%) Time Management
13 3 (2.70%) BDD
13 3 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.83%) SQL
2 20 (18.02%) C#
3 6 (5.41%) ABAP
4 4 (3.60%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.90%) VBScript
6 1 (0.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 52 (46.85%) MCSE
2 40 (36.04%) MCITP
3 26 (23.42%) MCP
4 17 (15.32%) Security Cleared
5 14 (12.61%) MCTS
5 14 (12.61%) MCSA
6 13 (11.71%) MCDST
7 12 (10.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (10.81%) Degree
8 10 (9.01%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (8.11%) CCNA
10 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
10 5 (4.50%) VCP5
11 4 (3.60%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.80%) MCDBA
12 2 (1.80%) MOS
12 2 (1.80%) NCDA
12 2 (1.80%) NCIE
12 2 (1.80%) VCAP
13 1 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.01%) SLA
2 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (36.94%) Active Directory
2 17 (15.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.91%) vSphere
4 7 (6.31%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.60%) UAG
6 3 (2.70%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.80%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.80%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.90%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.90%) XenApp
8 1 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 14 (12.61%) SCCM
2 9 (8.11%) OpenView
3 8 (7.21%) SCOM
3 8 (7.21%) OVSD
4 2 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.80%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.90%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.90%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.90%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.90%) WSUS
5 1 (0.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 81 (72.97%) Microsoft
2 30 (27.03%) VMware
3 17 (15.32%) Cisco
4 16 (14.41%) HP
5 13 (11.71%) Citrix
6 12 (10.81%) McAfee
7 9 (8.11%) Oracle
8 8 (7.21%) EMC
9 7 (6.31%) Dell
10 6 (5.41%) SAP
10 6 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (3.60%) Sophos
11 4 (3.60%) Panasonic
11 4 (3.60%) F5
11 4 (3.60%) NetApp
12 3 (2.70%) Apple
12 3 (2.70%) Intel
12 3 (2.70%) Tableau
12 3 (2.70%) Symantec
13 2 (1.80%) Remedy
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