The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 42 43 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.66% 3.08% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.21% 23.53% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 2
Median daily rate £268 £381 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.83% +32.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £114 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £424 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.84 £15.82
% change year-on-year
+51.60% +6.43%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Qualifications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
107 85 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 23.73% 13.08% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 43 49
Median daily rate £275 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 5
Median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £24.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +70.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.50 £13.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.45 £50.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Essex region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Essex region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 26 August 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
Basildon +6 6 £268 -
Chelmsford +7 1 £300 -25.00%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 Essex region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) CCNA
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (71.43%) MCSE
3 9 (64.29%) Cisco
3 9 (64.29%) MS Office
3 9 (64.29%) MCP
4 8 (57.14%) CCA
4 8 (57.14%) Citrix Certification
4 8 (57.14%) Data Analysis
4 8 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (50.00%) Internet
6 6 (42.86%) Windows
6 6 (42.86%) LAN
6 6 (42.86%) WLAN
6 6 (42.86%) WAN
6 6 (42.86%) Strategic Planning
7 5 (35.71%) Firewall
7 5 (35.71%) NHS
8 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
8 4 (28.57%) Change Control
9 3 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
9 3 (21.43%) Email Filtering
9 3 (21.43%) Web Filtering
9 3 (21.43%) SAN
9 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (21.43%) Finance

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Office
2 7 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Internet
2 6 (42.86%) LAN
2 6 (42.86%) WAN
2 6 (42.86%) WLAN
3 5 (35.71%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) SAN
5 2 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (35.71%) NHS
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Clustering
4 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Data Analysis
1 8 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (42.86%) Strategic Planning
3 4 (28.57%) Change Control
4 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (21.43%) Email Filtering
4 3 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (21.43%) Web Filtering
5 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 2 (14.29%) Security Patching
5 2 (14.29%) System Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Coaching
6 1 (7.14%) Database Tuning
6 1 (7.14%) High Availability
6 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
6 1 (7.14%) Planning and Forecasting
6 1 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) VB
1 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) CCNA
1 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (71.43%) MCSE
2 9 (64.29%) MCP
3 8 (57.14%) CCA
3 8 (57.14%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) CCNP
5 1 (7.14%) HND
5 1 (7.14%) MCSA
5 1 (7.14%) MOS
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Firmware
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Altiris