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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 89 63 72
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 46 67 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.58% 2.76% 2.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.58% 15.12% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 34
Average daily rate
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£245 £298 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £120 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £13.70 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £24.40 £28.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -19.73%
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
536 443 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.43% 18.27% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 207 284
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £125 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 44 70
Average hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -39.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £9.63 £11.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +1 10 £170 - 10
Hertfordshire -5 10 £288 -3.76% 8
Norfolk +6 9 £225 +5.88%
Essex -27 9 £170 -10.52% 3
Suffolk -2 4 - - 5
Bedfordshire -20 4 £260 -34.59% 3
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 70 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 65 (66.33%) Windows
3 48 (48.98%) MCITP
4 39 (39.80%) MCSE
5 37 (37.76%) Active Directory
6 32 (32.65%) MS Excel
7 30 (30.61%) ITIL
8 27 (27.55%) SQL
9 25 (25.51%) SQL Server
9 25 (25.51%) VMware
10 24 (24.49%) .NET
11 22 (22.45%) C#
11 22 (22.45%) CRM
11 22 (22.45%) MS Exchange
11 22 (22.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 21 (21.43%) Migration
12 21 (21.43%) MCP
13 20 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (18.37%) Web Services
14 18 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (17.35%) DNS
15 17 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (16.33%) Security Cleared
16 16 (16.33%) Dynamics CRM
16 16 (16.33%) SharePoint
16 16 (16.33%) XML
17 15 (15.31%) MS Office
17 15 (15.31%) Citrix
17 15 (15.31%) Team Foundation Server
17 15 (15.31%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (22.45%) MS Exchange
2 16 (16.33%) SharePoint
3 10 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.06%) IBM Notes
6 3 (3.06%) IIS
7 2 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.04%) Apache
8 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 32 (32.65%) MS Excel
2 15 (15.31%) MS Office
3 2 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.02%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (16.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.08%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Office 365
2 1 (1.02%) SaaS
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.35%) DNS
2 14 (14.29%) DHCP
3 10 (10.20%) Firewall
4 8 (8.16%) TCP/IP
4 8 (8.16%) VoIP
5 7 (7.14%) SAN
6 4 (4.08%) VPN
7 3 (3.06%) LAN
7 3 (3.06%) WAN
8 2 (2.04%) Wireless
9 1 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.02%) Internet
9 1 (1.02%) X.500
9 1 (1.02%) MPLS
9 1 (1.02%) LDAP
9 1 (1.02%) PBX
9 1 (1.02%) Broadband
9 1 (1.02%) ISDN
9 1 (1.02%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.51%) SQL Server
2 22 (22.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.06%) MySQL
8 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.02%) DB2
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 15 (15.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.08%) CruiseControl
2 4 (4.08%) Subversion
2 4 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.08%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.04%) MSI
General
1 11 (11.22%) Finance
2 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.02%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (22.45%) Developer
2 21 (21.43%) Analyst
3 16 (16.33%) CRM Developer
4 12 (12.24%) Support Engineer
5 11 (11.22%) Service Analyst
5 11 (11.22%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (10.20%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 8 (8.16%) .NET Developer
8 6 (6.12%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (6.12%) C# Developer
8 6 (6.12%) Desktop Support
9 5 (5.10%) DBA
9 5 (5.10%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.10%) Administrator
9 5 (5.10%) Architect
9 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) SQL DBA
10 4 (4.08%) Project Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (24.49%) .NET
2 18 (18.37%) Web Services
3 16 (16.33%) XML
4 14 (14.29%) WCF
4 14 (14.29%) SOAP
4 14 (14.29%) Reactive Extensions
4 14 (14.29%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 9 (9.18%) Silverlight
6 8 (8.16%) ASP.NET
7 7 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (6.12%) HTML5
8 6 (6.12%) CSS3
8 6 (6.12%) .NET Framework
8 6 (6.12%) jQuery
8 6 (6.12%) CSS
8 6 (6.12%) HTML
9 4 (4.08%) Ajax
9 4 (4.08%) XHTML
9 4 (4.08%) EDI
9 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.20%) Clustering
1 10 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.08%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (2.04%) Statistics
3 2 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.04%) CLARiiON
3 2 (2.04%) Replication
3 2 (2.04%) NHS
4 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.02%) Handset
4 1 (1.02%) PKI
4 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.02%) CMDB
4 1 (1.02%) iPad
4 1 (1.02%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 65 (66.33%) Windows
2 20 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (14.29%) Linux
5 13 (13.27%) Windows 7
6 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (8.16%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.06%) UNIX
8 3 (3.06%) Windows Vista
8 3 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.04%) AIX
9 2 (2.04%) Solaris
9 2 (2.04%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.04%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.02%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.02%) VMS
10 1 (1.02%) Android
10 1 (1.02%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.61%) ITIL
2 22 (22.45%) CRM
3 21 (21.43%) Migration
4 17 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (15.31%) TDD
5 15 (15.31%) Workflow
6 14 (14.29%) MVVM
7 11 (11.22%) Data Modelling
7 11 (11.22%) Incident Management
8 10 (10.20%) Data Migration
8 10 (10.20%) MVC
9 7 (7.14%) Project Planning
10 5 (5.10%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.10%) Asset Management
11 4 (4.08%) Time Management
11 4 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (4.08%) OOD
11 4 (4.08%) OO
11 4 (4.08%) BDD
12 3 (3.06%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.55%) SQL
2 22 (22.45%) C#
3 4 (4.08%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.08%) ABAP
4 3 (3.06%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (48.98%) MCITP
2 39 (39.80%) MCSE
3 21 (21.43%) MCP
4 16 (16.33%) Security Cleared
5 14 (14.29%) Degree
6 11 (11.22%) MCSA
6 11 (11.22%) MCDST
6 11 (11.22%) MCTS
7 8 (8.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (7.14%) CCNA
9 5 (5.10%) SC Cleared
10 4 (4.08%) MCDBA
11 3 (3.06%) A+ Certification
12 2 (2.04%) MOS
12 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (2.04%) VCAP
12 2 (2.04%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (37.76%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (4.08%) vSphere
4 3 (3.06%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.04%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.02%) MetaFrame
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.02%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (7.14%) SCCM
2 6 (6.12%) OpenView
3 4 (4.08%) OVSD
4 3 (3.06%) SCOM
5 2 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.04%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.02%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.02%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.02%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 25 (25.51%) VMware
3 15 (15.31%) Citrix
4 14 (14.29%) HP
5 13 (13.27%) Cisco
6 9 (9.18%) Oracle
7 8 (8.16%) McAfee
8 5 (5.10%) Dell
8 5 (5.10%) EMC
9 4 (4.08%) Panasonic
9 4 (4.08%) SAP
9 4 (4.08%) Sophos
9 4 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (4.08%) Apple
10 3 (3.06%) Lotus
10 3 (3.06%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.06%) Symantec
11 2 (2.04%) IBM
11 2 (2.04%) Remedy
11 2 (2.04%) NetApp
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