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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 44 54 60
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.70% 0.35% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.38% 2.27% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Median daily rate £325 £328 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +92.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £328 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £328 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+13.70% -
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
106 88 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 26.04% 15.52% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 38 72
Median daily rate £325 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £242 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.57% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 11
Median hourly rate £33.00 £40.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -11.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £32.00 £22.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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
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 3 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Essex region over the 3 months to 3 December 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 - 3 £325 -
Harlow - 3 £450 -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £325 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (72.00%) MCSE
3 17 (68.00%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (68.00%) Cisco
4 16 (64.00%) CCNA
5 15 (60.00%) MCP
6 14 (56.00%) CCA
6 14 (56.00%) Citrix Certification
7 12 (48.00%) MS Office
7 12 (48.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 11 (44.00%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (44.00%) Data Analysis
8 11 (44.00%) LAN
8 11 (44.00%) WAN
8 11 (44.00%) Internet
9 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
9 10 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (36.00%) Strategic Planning
10 9 (36.00%) WLAN
10 9 (36.00%) Windows
10 9 (36.00%) NHS
11 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
12 6 (24.00%) Finance
13 5 (20.00%) Firewall
14 4 (16.00%) Migration
14 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
14 4 (16.00%) System Testing
14 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (16.00%) Change Control
14 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012

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 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.00%) GroupWise
Applications
1 12 (48.00%) MS Office
2 10 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) Internet
1 11 (44.00%) LAN
1 11 (44.00%) WAN
2 9 (36.00%) WLAN
3 5 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (12.00%) SAN
4 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (12.00%) Wireless
5 2 (8.00%) DHCP
5 2 (8.00%) DNS
5 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (8.00%) NAS
5 2 (8.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (8.00%) VoIP
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Data Migration Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Migration Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.00%) JSON
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) WPF
1 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (36.00%) NHS
3 2 (8.00%) Life Science
3 2 (8.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.00%) Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Unix
4 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 11 (44.00%) Data Analysis
3 9 (36.00%) Strategic Planning
4 4 (16.00%) Change Control
4 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
4 4 (16.00%) System Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Coaching
5 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (12.00%) Email Filtering
5 3 (12.00%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (12.00%) Web Filtering
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (8.00%) Security Patching
6 2 (8.00%) Software Deployment
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
7 1 (4.00%) Kanban
7 1 (4.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (72.00%) MCSE
2 17 (68.00%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (64.00%) CCNA
4 15 (60.00%) MCP
5 14 (56.00%) CCA
5 14 (56.00%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (12.00%) Degree
6 3 (12.00%) MCSA
6 3 (12.00%) MOS
7 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) NDS
3 2 (8.00%) Firmware
3 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (68.00%) Cisco
3 4 (16.00%) Novell
4 3 (12.00%) VMware
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix
6 1 (4.00%) NetApp
6 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds