The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Essex region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 42 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.23% 6.42% 7.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.22% 24.59% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 26
Average daily rate
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£313 £164 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.83% +31.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £90 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £225 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £17.23 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.56% +4.39%
Qualifications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
90 122 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.26% 26.12% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 39
Average daily rate £388 £300 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £90 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 23 14
Average hourly rate £39.13 £25.00 £38.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.50% -35.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.88 £9.23 £22.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £43.00 £84.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 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 -5 3 £225 +28.57%
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £473 -
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Epping - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 23 (69.70%) ITIL
2 17 (51.52%) MS Excel
2 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
3 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
4 15 (45.45%) Windows
5 14 (42.42%) MS Exchange
6 13 (39.39%) MCSE
7 10 (30.30%) MCP
7 10 (30.30%) HP
8 9 (27.27%) Citrix
8 9 (27.27%) McAfee
8 9 (27.27%) MCDST
8 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
9 8 (24.24%) MCSA
9 8 (24.24%) SLA
10 7 (21.21%) Cisco
10 7 (21.21%) OpenView
10 7 (21.21%) MS Office
10 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
10 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (21.21%) OVSD
11 6 (18.18%) VoIP
11 6 (18.18%) VMware
12 5 (15.15%) Finance
12 5 (15.15%) SAN
12 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (15.15%) CCNA
12 5 (15.15%) Systems Analysis
12 5 (15.15%) SCCM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 14 (42.42%) MS Exchange
2 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (51.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (21.21%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) VoIP
2 5 (15.15%) SAN
3 4 (12.12%) DHCP
3 4 (12.12%) DNS
4 3 (9.09%) Firewall
4 3 (9.09%) VPN
4 3 (9.09%) iSCSI
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.06%) FirePass
5 2 (6.06%) SSL
5 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.03%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) MS Access
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Billing
2 1 (3.03%) Local Government
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Analyst
2 13 (39.39%) Service Analyst
2 13 (39.39%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Access Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Citrix Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Project Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) CSS
1 1 (3.03%) XML
1 1 (3.03%) XHTML
1 1 (3.03%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.12%) Migration
4 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.06%) Time Management
4 2 (6.06%) Change Control
4 2 (6.06%) Software Deployment
4 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.03%) CRM
5 1 (3.03%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (3.03%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) VBScript
1 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) MCSE
2 10 (30.30%) MCP
3 9 (27.27%) MCDST
4 8 (24.24%) MCSA
5 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
6 5 (15.15%) CCNA
6 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (12.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (12.12%) MCITP
8 3 (9.09%) CCA
8 3 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (6.06%) CCEA
10 1 (3.03%) Sun Certification
10 1 (3.03%) CCAA
10 1 (3.03%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 3 (9.09%) XenApp
3 2 (6.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) OpenView
1 7 (21.21%) OVSD
2 5 (15.15%) SCCM
3 2 (6.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
2 10 (30.30%) HP
3 9 (27.27%) Citrix
3 9 (27.27%) McAfee
4 7 (21.21%) Cisco
5 6 (18.18%) VMware
6 4 (12.12%) Dell
7 3 (9.09%) EMC
8 2 (6.06%) Altiris
8 2 (6.06%) Sophos
8 2 (6.06%) Panasonic
8 2 (6.06%) F5
9 1 (3.03%) Splunk
9 1 (3.03%) Zeacom
9 1 (3.03%) Veeam
9 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.03%) SonicWALL
9 1 (3.03%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (3.03%) Oracle
9 1 (3.03%) NetApp