The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 30 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.48% 3.21% 3.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.85% 17.86% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Median daily rate - £403 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.24% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +29.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Suffolk region.

Qualifications Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
26 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 12.50% 17.95% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 16
Median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £16.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Suffolk region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Suffolk region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Suffolk region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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
Ipswich - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 13 (100.00%) MCSE
2 12 (92.31%) CCNA
2 12 (92.31%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (84.62%) Cisco
4 10 (76.92%) CCA
4 10 (76.92%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
5 8 (61.54%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (46.15%) System Testing
6 6 (46.15%) Data Analysis
6 6 (46.15%) MCP
7 5 (38.46%) MS Office
7 5 (38.46%) LAN
7 5 (38.46%) WLAN
7 5 (38.46%) Internet
7 5 (38.46%) Firewall
7 5 (38.46%) Wireless
7 5 (38.46%) Degree
7 5 (38.46%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (30.77%) NHS
9 3 (23.08%) Firmware
9 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
9 3 (23.08%) WAN
9 3 (23.08%) Windows
9 3 (23.08%) MCSA
9 3 (23.08%) Strategic Planning
9 3 (23.08%) Finance
9 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
9 3 (23.08%) Virtual Environments

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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:

Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Office
1 5 (38.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
1 5 (38.46%) Internet
1 5 (38.46%) LAN
1 5 (38.46%) Wireless
1 5 (38.46%) WLAN
2 3 (23.08%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Designer
2 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Designer
2 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) NHS
3 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (7.69%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (46.15%) Data Analysis
2 6 (46.15%) System Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Coaching
3 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
3 3 (23.08%) Security Patching
3 3 (23.08%) Strategic Planning
3 3 (23.08%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (7.69%) Business Development
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
1 1 (7.69%) X++
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) MCSE
2 12 (92.31%) CCNA
2 12 (92.31%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (76.92%) CCA
3 10 (76.92%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (46.15%) MCP
5 5 (38.46%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) MCSA
6 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) CCNP
8 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Firmware
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) VMware