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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 56 47 43
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.57% 1.63% 2.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.37% 6.54% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 11
Average daily rate £375 £208 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.72% +18.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £150.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +5.13%
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
89 107 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.79% 24.88% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 52 48
Average daily rate £375 £380 £432
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -11.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 6
Average hourly rate £46.00 £47.00 £32.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.12% +45.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.30 £28.25 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £49.54 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) MCSE
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (55.56%) SCCM
3 5 (55.56%) ITIL
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) MCITP
4 4 (44.44%) Firewall
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 8
5 3 (33.33%) SCOM
5 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) DHCP
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) MS Office
5 3 (33.33%) IBM
5 3 (33.33%) MSI
6 2 (22.22%) SLA
6 2 (22.22%) MCP
6 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) SMS
3 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MSI
2 1 (11.11%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Back Office
3 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Build Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Build Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Improvement Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 8
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 1 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) Unix
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Email Filtering
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (11.11%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) MCSE
2 5 (55.56%) MCITP
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (22.22%) MCP
5 1 (11.11%) CCNA
5 1 (11.11%) CEH
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (11.11%) CISM
5 1 (11.11%) CISSP
5 1 (11.11%) MCDST
5 1 (11.11%) MCSA
5 1 (11.11%) RHCE
5 1 (11.11%) SANS
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
2 3 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (11.11%) Nessus
3 1 (11.11%) QRadar
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) ArcSight
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) McAfee
4 1 (11.11%) Panasonic
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 1 (11.11%) Sophos
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec