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 28 August 2015 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 40 48 26
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 6 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.64% 1.26% 5.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.73% 6.25% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £288 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +150.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £198 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £378 £151
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.88%
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
82 96 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.71% 20.08% 29.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 47 54
Average daily rate £400 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 10
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.73 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.01% +34.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.36 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.25 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Chelmsford - 4 £400 -
Brentwood - 3 - -
Basildon -9 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 18 (75.00%) MCSE
3 17 (70.83%) Windows
4 15 (62.50%) ITIL
5 14 (58.33%) Windows 7
6 10 (41.67%) SQL
6 10 (41.67%) Finance
7 9 (37.50%) SCCM
8 8 (33.33%) SCOM
8 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 8 (33.33%) Dell
9 7 (29.17%) Cisco
9 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
9 7 (29.17%) MS Office
10 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
11 5 (20.83%) Security Architecture
11 5 (20.83%) ISACA
11 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
11 5 (20.83%) CISSP
11 5 (20.83%) Information Security
12 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
12 4 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (16.67%) McAfee
12 4 (16.67%) Sophos
12 4 (16.67%) Firewall
12 4 (16.67%) Citrix
12 4 (16.67%) DNS
12 4 (16.67%) DHCP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Office
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.67%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) SMS
3 1 (4.17%) VoIP
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) VLAN
3 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.17%) NAS
3 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) IT Security Manager
1 5 (20.83%) Security Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Technician
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Project Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Technician
4 2 (8.33%) ICT Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support
5 1 (4.17%) Build Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Smartphone
1 2 (8.33%) EqualLogic
1 2 (8.33%) Mobile Computing
1 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Life Science
2 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (8.33%) Android
7 1 (4.17%) UNIX
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Information Security
2 5 (20.83%) Security Architecture
3 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 4 (16.67%) Time Management
4 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (4.17%) Security Management
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (75.00%) MCSE
2 5 (20.83%) CISSP
2 5 (20.83%) ISACA
3 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) MCDST
3 4 (16.67%) MCITP
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.17%) MCP
5 1 (4.17%) MCSA
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) MOS
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) SCCM
2 8 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) Dell
3 7 (29.17%) Cisco
4 4 (16.67%) McAfee
4 4 (16.67%) Sophos
4 4 (16.67%) Citrix
4 4 (16.67%) Panasonic
5 3 (12.50%) IBM
6 2 (8.33%) HP
6 2 (8.33%) Apple
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle
7 1 (4.17%) Clearswift
7 1 (4.17%) SonicWALL