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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 47 55 43
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.16% 1.31% 3.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% 6.86% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 16
Median daily rate £148 £90 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.88% -73.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £90 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £248 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £150.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+42.20% -
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
60 102 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 13.92% 19.07% 20.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 52 80
Median daily rate £400 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £166 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 10
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £42.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £42.50 £37.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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 2 May 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 +10 1 £120 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Change Control
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Email Filtering
4 2 (33.33%) Web Filtering
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Symantec
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
5 1 (16.67%) MS Office
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) CISSP
5 1 (16.67%) MCSA
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN

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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) PC Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) PC Support
3 1 (16.67%) PC Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
1 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Email Filtering
2 2 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (33.33%) Web Filtering
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CEH
3 1 (16.67%) CISM
3 1 (16.67%) CISSP
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) RHCE
3 1 (16.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Nessus
2 1 (16.67%) QRadar
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) ArcSight
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (16.67%) VMware