The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Suffolk 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 32 27 14
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.97% 2.09% 8.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.52% 18.18% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 15
Average daily rate £235 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.69% +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
27 22 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 10.63% 11.52% 29.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 46
Average daily rate £240 £255 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -13.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Average hourly rate £9.50 £9.63 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% -54.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -12 3 £235 -27.69%
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) MCSE
3 9 (75.00%) MCITP
4 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (33.33%) MCP
7 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 4 (33.33%) SQL
7 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
8 3 (25.00%) SCCM
8 3 (25.00%) CCNA
8 3 (25.00%) ITIL
8 3 (25.00%) Oracle
8 3 (25.00%) Cisco
8 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (25.00%) Clustering
9 2 (16.67%) XenApp
10 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (8.33%) Firewall
10 1 (8.33%) Workflow
10 1 (8.33%) Migration
10 1 (8.33%) VMware
10 1 (8.33%) Avaya
10 1 (8.33%) SAN
10 1 (8.33%) HP
10 1 (8.33%) Citrix

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) WLAN
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
1 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Build Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) CRM Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SCCM Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Server Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Reactive Extensions
1 1 (8.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 1 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Workflow
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) CRM
2 1 (8.33%) MVVM
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) MCSE
2 9 (75.00%) MCITP
3 4 (33.33%) MCP
4 3 (25.00%) CCNA
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (8.33%) CCNP
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Avaya
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Brocade