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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 51 26 30
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.43% 6.15% 4.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.93% 21.54% 24.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 18
Average daily rate
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£288 £140 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.35% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £90 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £182 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.82 £17.42 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.18% +12.40%
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
101 130 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 20.57% 28.57% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 56 47
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £140 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £515 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 16
Average hourly rate £24.99 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.05% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £9.23 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £41.35 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
Basildon -3 2 - - 1
Colchester -7 1 £175 -
Epping - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - - 1
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (71.88%) ITIL
2 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
3 16 (50.00%) Windows
3 16 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 13 (40.63%) MCSE
4 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
5 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
6 10 (31.25%) McAfee
6 10 (31.25%) MCDST
6 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
7 9 (28.13%) HP
8 8 (25.00%) MCP
8 8 (25.00%) Cisco
8 8 (25.00%) Citrix
8 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 7 (21.88%) MCSA
10 6 (18.75%) MS Office
10 6 (18.75%) VoIP
10 6 (18.75%) SLA
10 6 (18.75%) OpenView
10 6 (18.75%) Dell
10 6 (18.75%) OVSD
10 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (15.63%) SAN
11 5 (15.63%) Finance
11 5 (15.63%) VMware
11 5 (15.63%) Systems Analysis
12 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
12 4 (12.50%) DHCP
12 4 (12.50%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (18.75%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) VoIP
2 5 (15.63%) SAN
3 4 (12.50%) DHCP
3 4 (12.50%) DNS
4 3 (9.38%) Firewall
4 3 (9.38%) VPN
4 3 (9.38%) iSCSI
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.25%) FirePass
5 2 (6.25%) SSL
5 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) MS Access
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Billing
2 1 (3.13%) Local Government
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Analyst
2 11 (34.38%) Service Analyst
2 11 (34.38%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Access Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Project Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Citrix Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Help Desk Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) CSS
1 1 (3.13%) XML
1 1 (3.13%) XHTML
1 1 (3.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (12.50%) Time Management
3 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.50%) Migration
3 4 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.25%) Change Control
5 2 (6.25%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.13%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (3.13%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.13%) CRM
6 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) VBScript
1 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) MCSE
2 10 (31.25%) MCDST
3 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (25.00%) MCP
4 7 (21.88%) MCSA
5 4 (12.50%) CCNA
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (9.38%) MCITP
7 2 (6.25%) CCA
7 2 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (6.25%) CCEA
8 1 (3.13%) Sun Certification
8 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.25%) XenApp
2 2 (6.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) OpenView
1 6 (18.75%) OVSD
2 3 (9.38%) SCCM
3 2 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) McAfee
3 9 (28.13%) HP
4 8 (25.00%) Cisco
4 8 (25.00%) Citrix
5 6 (18.75%) Dell
6 5 (15.63%) VMware
7 4 (12.50%) Sophos
7 4 (12.50%) Panasonic
8 3 (9.38%) EMC
9 2 (6.25%) F5
9 2 (6.25%) Altiris
10 1 (3.13%) Zeacom
10 1 (3.13%) Veeam
10 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
10 1 (3.13%) NetApp
10 1 (3.13%) Oracle
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