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 September 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 78 75 103
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 53 60 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.15% 2.12% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.17% 11.81% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 33 19
Median daily rate £275 £344 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £145 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Median hourly rate £10.00 £15.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.58% -17.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +0.95%
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
521 508 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 21.17% 17.95% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 235 269
Median daily rate £325 £360 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 55 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.00 £13.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £37.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +10 17 £300 +40.35% 2
Hertfordshire +11 15 £230 -23.33% 5
Suffolk +2 14 £200 -52.94% 2
Bedfordshire -5 4 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +14 3 £400 +25.00% 3
Microsoft Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 65 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 52 (57.14%) MCSE
3 43 (47.25%) Windows
4 41 (45.05%) Active Directory
5 31 (34.07%) ITIL
5 31 (34.07%) MCP
6 30 (32.97%) MS Office
6 30 (32.97%) Cisco
7 29 (31.87%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (30.77%) CCNA
9 26 (28.57%) MCITP
10 23 (25.27%) CCA
10 23 (25.27%) Citrix Certification
11 22 (24.18%) Internet
11 22 (24.18%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (21.98%) Windows 7
13 19 (20.88%) MCSA
13 19 (20.88%) Performance Monitoring
14 18 (19.78%) SQL Server
14 18 (19.78%) Degree
14 18 (19.78%) SCCM
15 17 (18.68%) Data Analysis
15 17 (18.68%) Migration
16 16 (17.58%) WAN
16 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (16.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 15 (16.48%) VMware
18 13 (14.29%) Citrix
18 13 (14.29%) MS Excel
18 13 (14.29%) Spreadsheet

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (13.19%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.59%) IIS
3 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.49%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.30%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.30%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.10%) GroupWise
Applications
1 30 (32.97%) MS Office
2 13 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.10%) PTC Creo
3 1 (1.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.89%) Office 365
2 7 (7.69%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.18%) Internet
2 16 (17.58%) WAN
3 12 (13.19%) LAN
4 9 (9.89%) DNS
4 9 (9.89%) WLAN
5 8 (8.79%) DHCP
6 7 (7.69%) Firewall
7 6 (6.59%) SAN
8 4 (4.40%) MPLS
8 4 (4.40%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.30%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.20%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (2.20%) Kerberos
10 2 (2.20%) SSL
10 2 (2.20%) VoIP
10 2 (2.20%) Wireless
10 2 (2.20%) Wireshark
11 1 (1.10%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.10%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.78%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (8.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.49%) MySQL
4 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.20%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.10%) DTS
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (10.99%) Local Government
2 8 (8.79%) Finance
3 1 (1.10%) Back Office
3 1 (1.10%) Billing
3 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.10%) Retail
3 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (20.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 12 (13.19%) Analyst
3 12 (13.19%) Desktop Support
4 9 (9.89%) Support Analyst
5 7 (7.69%) Architect
5 7 (7.69%) CRM Developer
5 7 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Help Desk Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Support
6 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) Web Services
1 3 (3.30%) XML
2 2 (2.20%) .NET
2 2 (2.20%) HTML
2 2 (2.20%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 2 (2.20%) Reactive Extensions
2 2 (2.20%) SOAP
2 2 (2.20%) WCF
3 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.10%) JSON
3 1 (1.10%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (24.18%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.09%) NHS
3 10 (10.99%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.59%) Wiki
5 4 (4.40%) Clustering
5 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.20%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.10%) Replication
7 1 (1.10%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 43 (47.25%) Windows
2 20 (21.98%) Windows 7
3 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (10.99%) Windows Server
4 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.79%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.49%) Mac OS
7 4 (4.40%) Solaris
7 4 (4.40%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.30%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.07%) ITIL
2 19 (20.88%) Performance Monitoring
3 17 (18.68%) Data Analysis
3 17 (18.68%) Migration
4 9 (9.89%) CRM
4 9 (9.89%) Data Migration
4 9 (9.89%) Strategic Planning
5 8 (8.79%) Asset Management
5 8 (8.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 7 (7.69%) System Testing
7 6 (6.59%) IT Asset Management
7 6 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.59%) TDD
8 4 (4.40%) Converged Infrastructure
8 4 (4.40%) Information Management
8 4 (4.40%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.40%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.99%) SQL
2 9 (9.89%) C#
3 7 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.40%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.30%) Java
5 3 (3.30%) VBScript
6 2 (2.20%) C
6 2 (2.20%) C++
7 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.10%) PHP
7 1 (1.10%) VB
7 1 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 52 (57.14%) MCSE
2 31 (34.07%) MCP
3 29 (31.87%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (30.77%) CCNA
5 26 (28.57%) MCITP
6 23 (25.27%) CCA
6 23 (25.27%) Citrix Certification
7 19 (20.88%) MCSA
8 18 (19.78%) Degree
9 11 (12.09%) Security Cleared
10 10 (10.99%) A+ Certification
11 7 (7.69%) SC Cleared
12 6 (6.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (5.49%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (3.30%) Network+ Certification
16 2 (2.20%) CCENT
16 2 (2.20%) MCTS
16 2 (2.20%) PMP
16 2 (2.20%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.30%) SLA
3 2 (2.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 41 (45.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.69%) XenApp
4 5 (5.49%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.49%) vSphere
5 4 (4.40%) NDS
6 2 (2.20%) Firmware
6 2 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.20%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (19.78%) SCCM
2 3 (3.30%) SCOM
3 2 (2.20%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (2.20%) Simpana
3 2 (2.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.10%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.10%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 30 (32.97%) Cisco
3 15 (16.48%) VMware
4 13 (14.29%) Citrix
5 8 (8.79%) Oracle
6 5 (5.49%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.49%) Cognos
6 5 (5.49%) HP
7 4 (4.40%) 3PAR
7 4 (4.40%) Apple
7 4 (4.40%) Novell
8 2 (2.20%) CommVault
8 2 (2.20%) IBM
8 2 (2.20%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.10%) Altiris
9 1 (1.10%) Dell
9 1 (1.10%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.10%) Veritas
9 1 (1.10%) Virgin Media
9 1 (1.10%) Wyse