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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 58 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.18% 4.59% 4.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.72% 24.07% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 13
Average daily rate
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£170 £425 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +325.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -19.70%
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
127 108 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.90% 19.05% 27.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 64 47
Average daily rate £350 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £120 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 20
Average hourly rate £47.00 £19.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+147.36% -41.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.06 £14.00 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.74 £30.99 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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
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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Colchester +4 1 £170 -
Harlow - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 13 (92.86%) ITIL
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Windows
3 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
4 8 (57.14%) MS Office
5 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
6 6 (42.86%) MCSE
7 5 (35.71%) MCSA
7 5 (35.71%) Dell
7 5 (35.71%) Citrix
7 5 (35.71%) McAfee
7 5 (35.71%) Finance
7 5 (35.71%) MCDST
8 4 (28.57%) Asset Management
8 4 (28.57%) Sophos
8 4 (28.57%) Cisco
8 4 (28.57%) Time Management
8 4 (28.57%) Panasonic
9 3 (21.43%) VoIP
9 3 (21.43%) HP
9 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (14.29%) SCCM
10 2 (14.29%) MCITP
10 2 (14.29%) Firewall
10 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (14.29%) NHS
10 2 (14.29%) Blackberry

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (57.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) VoIP
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) Wireless
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Service Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Project Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Field Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) CRM Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) NHS
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Android
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.14%) AIX
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Asset Management
2 4 (28.57%) Time Management
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) MCSE
3 5 (35.71%) MCSA
3 5 (35.71%) MCDST
4 2 (14.29%) MCITP
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (7.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) OpenView
2 1 (7.14%) OVSD
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Dell
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix
2 5 (35.71%) McAfee
3 4 (28.57%) Sophos
3 4 (28.57%) Panasonic
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
4 3 (21.43%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) IBM
6 1 (7.14%) Apple
6 1 (7.14%) EMC
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) VMware