The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 94 73
Rank change year-on-year +23 -21  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 63 35 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.74% 1.38% 2.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.32% 8.05% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 43
Median daily rate £320 £190 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.42% -45.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £107 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £388 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £340
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Median hourly rate £17.75 £13.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.09% -36.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £10.00 £16.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £38.75 £32.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £23.78 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.29% +28.54%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 440 435 538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.13% 17.17% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 237 288
Median daily rate £380 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £183 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 71
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £20.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +36.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the East of England

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in the East of England

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in the East of England

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in the East of England

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Cambridgeshire +17 30 £525 +82.92% 5
Hertfordshire +3 14 £375 +40.18% 4
Suffolk +22 8 £298 +56.97% 3
Bedfordshire -1 7 £138 - 2
Essex -12 4 £269 +7.50% 5
Norfolk -1 3 £119 -8.46%
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 70 (72.16%) Microsoft
2 63 (64.95%) Windows
3 62 (63.92%) MCSE
4 39 (40.21%) ITIL
5 36 (37.11%) Office 365
6 28 (28.87%) SQL Server
7 27 (27.84%) Active Directory
8 25 (25.77%) Hyper-V
9 22 (22.68%) Migration
10 21 (21.65%) Microsoft Azure
11 20 (20.62%) Windows 10
12 19 (19.59%) MCSA
12 19 (19.59%) MS Exchange
13 18 (18.56%) SQL
13 18 (18.56%) PowerShell
14 17 (17.53%) Citrix
15 16 (16.49%) Windows 7
16 15 (15.46%) Skype for Business
16 15 (15.46%) Degree
16 15 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
16 15 (15.46%) MCP
16 15 (15.46%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (14.43%) Windows Server
17 14 (14.43%) SharePoint
17 14 (14.43%) Windows Server 2008
18 13 (13.40%) Data Centre
19 12 (12.37%) Skype
19 12 (12.37%) SCCM
20 11 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2010
20 11 (11.34%) Visual Studio

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 19 (19.59%) MS Exchange
2 15 (15.46%) Skype for Business
3 14 (14.43%) SharePoint
4 11 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (7.22%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (6.19%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (4.12%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (2.06%) IIS
10 1 (1.03%) CMS
10 1 (1.03%) Confluence
10 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.03%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (8.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 36 (37.11%) Office 365
2 21 (21.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.19%) OneDrive
4 3 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.06%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.06%) Yammer
6 1 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.03%) IaaS
6 1 (1.03%) PaaS
6 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.37%) Skype
2 11 (11.34%) DNS
3 10 (10.31%) DHCP
4 6 (6.19%) LAN
4 6 (6.19%) SAN
4 6 (6.19%) WAN
5 5 (5.15%) NetScaler
5 5 (5.15%) VPN
6 4 (4.12%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.09%) Firewall
7 3 (3.09%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.06%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.06%) WLAN
9 1 (1.03%) MPLS
9 1 (1.03%) SSL
9 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.03%) VLAN
9 1 (1.03%) VoIP
9 1 (1.03%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (28.87%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (8.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (7.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (6.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.09%) OLAP
6 3 (3.09%) OLTP
6 3 (3.09%) QlikView
6 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.06%) DTS
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (11.34%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.22%) MorphX
3 2 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.03%) JIRA
4 1 (1.03%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 7 (7.22%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Banking
2 3 (3.09%) Law
2 3 (3.09%) Local Government
2 3 (3.09%) Retail
3 2 (2.06%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (21.65%) Architect
2 15 (15.46%) Consultant
3 9 (9.28%) Desktop Support
4 8 (8.25%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.22%) Developer
5 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Consultant
6 6 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.19%) DBA
6 6 (6.19%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) Hyper-V Consultant
6 6 (6.19%) IT Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) SQL DBA
7 5 (5.15%) Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) IT Support
8 4 (4.12%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.12%) Senior Architect
8 4 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.12%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.34%) .NET
2 3 (3.09%) CSS
2 3 (3.09%) HTML
3 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.03%) Ajax
4 1 (1.03%) HTML5
4 1 (1.03%) jQuery
4 1 (1.03%) JSON
4 1 (1.03%) MDX
4 1 (1.03%) REST
4 1 (1.03%) SAML
4 1 (1.03%) SOAP
4 1 (1.03%) WCF
4 1 (1.03%) Web Services
4 1 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.40%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.31%) Private Cloud
3 9 (9.28%) Clustering
3 9 (9.28%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.09%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.09%) NHS
6 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.06%) PDA
6 2 (2.06%) User Experience
7 1 (1.03%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.03%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.03%) PKI
7 1 (1.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 63 (64.95%) Windows
2 20 (20.62%) Windows 10
3 16 (16.49%) Windows 7
4 15 (15.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (14.43%) Windows Server
5 14 (14.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.15%) Mac OS X
8 4 (4.12%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.09%) Linux
9 3 (3.09%) Mac OS
9 3 (3.09%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.03%) Android
11 1 (1.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (40.21%) ITIL
2 22 (22.68%) Migration
3 11 (11.34%) Project Management
3 11 (11.34%) Service Delivery
4 10 (10.31%) Service Management
5 9 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (9.28%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (7.22%) Application Packaging
6 7 (7.22%) DevOps
6 7 (7.22%) High Availability
6 7 (7.22%) Risk Management
6 7 (7.22%) Service Design
6 7 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.19%) Workflow
8 5 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (4.12%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (4.12%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (4.12%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.56%) PowerShell
1 18 (18.56%) SQL
2 10 (10.31%) T-SQL
3 8 (8.25%) X++
4 5 (5.15%) VB
5 4 (4.12%) C#
5 4 (4.12%) VBScript
6 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.06%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.03%) C
8 1 (1.03%) REXX
8 1 (1.03%) Tcl
8 1 (1.03%) VB6
Qualifications
1 62 (63.92%) MCSE
2 19 (19.59%) MCSA
3 15 (15.46%) Degree
3 15 (15.46%) MCP
4 10 (10.31%) MCITP
5 8 (8.25%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (8.25%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (6.19%) CCNA
6 6 (6.19%) MCTS
7 5 (5.15%) CCNP
8 4 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (3.09%) Master's Degree
9 3 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.06%) CCA
10 2 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (2.06%) MCPD
10 2 (2.06%) MCSD
10 2 (2.06%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
10 2 (2.06%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) PCI DSS
1 5 (5.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (27.84%) Active Directory
2 25 (25.77%) Hyper-V
3 10 (10.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (8.25%) XenApp
5 7 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (4.12%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.06%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.06%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (12.37%) SCCM
2 10 (10.31%) SCOM
3 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (4.12%) WSUS
5 3 (3.09%) AppDNA
5 3 (3.09%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.06%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (2.06%) DameWare
6 2 (2.06%) Data Guard
6 2 (2.06%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (2.06%) SCSM
7 1 (1.03%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.03%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 70 (72.16%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.53%) Citrix
3 11 (11.34%) VMware
4 7 (7.22%) Remedy
5 6 (6.19%) Cisco
6 4 (4.12%) Apple
7 3 (3.09%) AppSense
7 3 (3.09%) Dell
7 3 (3.09%) HP
7 3 (3.09%) Reuters
8 2 (2.06%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.06%) Oracle
8 2 (2.06%) Symantec
9 1 (1.03%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.03%) Adobe
9 1 (1.03%) Brocade
9 1 (1.03%) CA
9 1 (1.03%) F5
9 1 (1.03%) Meraki
9 1 (1.03%) SonicWALL
Luton, Bedfordshire
JM
Posted: Yesterday