Period
to 19 February 2018

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 6 months to 19 February 2018 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
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 119 107
Rank change year-on-year +4 -12 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 81 61 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.74% 1.39% 1.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.50% 7.04% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 32 35
East of England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
10th Percentile £150 £163 £142
90th Percentile £488 £411 £405
England median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 35
East of England median hourly rate £14.77 £16.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.48% -23.26% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.35 £14.55 £8.75
90th Percentile £21.18 £17.25 £60.00
England median hourly rate £14.58 £17.06 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.57% +0.35% +3.03%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 953 867 988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.46% 19.69% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 496 480
East of England median daily rate £394 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £185 £195 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 103 141
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +47.37% +21.79%
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £47.50 £50.68
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.14% +41.71%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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 6 months to 19 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -5 29 £300 -25.00% 13
Bedfordshire +4 18 £300 -20.00% 7
Hertfordshire -1 14 £250 - 19
Essex -2 14 £205 -36.92% 5
Norfolk -6 7 - - 11
Suffolk -4 1 £500 +150.00% 5
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 56 (69.14%) MCSE
2 55 (67.90%) Microsoft
3 38 (46.91%) Windows
4 33 (40.74%) VMware
5 29 (35.80%) Active Directory
6 25 (30.86%) Degree
7 24 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 24 (29.63%) MCSA
8 23 (28.40%) ITIL
9 22 (27.16%) Citrix
9 22 (27.16%) Analytical Skills
10 20 (24.69%) DNS
10 20 (24.69%) SQL
11 19 (23.46%) SQL Server
11 19 (23.46%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (23.46%) CCNA
11 19 (23.46%) SCCM
12 17 (20.99%) DHCP
13 16 (19.75%) TCP/IP
13 16 (19.75%) SharePoint
13 16 (19.75%) MS Exchange
13 16 (19.75%) Microsoft Azure
13 16 (19.75%) Skype for Business
14 15 (18.52%) Hyper-V
14 15 (18.52%) Citrix Certification
15 14 (17.28%) IBM
15 14 (17.28%) MCP
15 14 (17.28%) Replication
15 14 (17.28%) PowerShell
15 14 (17.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 16 (19.75%) MS Exchange
1 16 (19.75%) SharePoint
1 16 (19.75%) Skype for Business
2 4 (4.94%) CMS
3 3 (3.70%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.94%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (13.58%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (12.35%) Office 365
4 4 (4.94%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (4.94%) Data Lake Analytics
4 4 (4.94%) IaaS
4 4 (4.94%) PaaS
5 3 (3.70%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (2.47%) SaaS
7 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.23%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 20 (24.69%) DNS
2 17 (20.99%) DHCP
3 16 (19.75%) TCP/IP
4 12 (14.81%) SAN
5 10 (12.35%) Fibre Channel
5 10 (12.35%) iSCSI
5 10 (12.35%) NAS
6 9 (11.11%) Firewall
7 8 (9.88%) LAN
7 8 (9.88%) WAN
8 7 (8.64%) Skype
9 5 (6.17%) Internet
9 5 (6.17%) VPN
10 4 (4.94%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (4.94%) NetScaler
10 4 (4.94%) Unified Communications
11 3 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (3.70%) WLAN
12 2 (2.47%) Wireless
13 1 (1.23%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.94%) Data Lake
2 4 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (4.94%) Power BI
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.70%) Big Data
3 3 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (3.70%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.70%) HDInsight
3 3 (3.70%) MySQL
3 3 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.70%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (3.70%) Subversion
3 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.64%) Finance
3 6 (7.41%) Electronics
3 6 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 6 (7.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.23%) German Language
4 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (19.75%) Analyst
2 11 (13.58%) Architect
2 11 (13.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 9 (11.11%) Storage Analyst
4 7 (8.64%) Desktop Support
5 6 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Administrator
6 4 (4.94%) Azure Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (4.94%) DBA
6 4 (4.94%) Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Consultant
7 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) SIEM Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) Web Services
2 1 (1.23%) .NET
2 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.23%) LDAP
2 1 (1.23%) REST
2 1 (1.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.16%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (17.28%) Replication
3 13 (16.05%) Clustering
3 13 (16.05%) NHS
4 8 (9.88%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.94%) Virtual Team
6 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.70%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.47%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.23%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.23%) iPad
8 1 (1.23%) iPhone
8 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.23%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 38 (46.91%) Windows
2 11 (13.58%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.41%) Windows 10
3 6 (7.41%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.70%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.23%) Linux
7 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.40%) ITIL
2 10 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (12.35%) Migration
2 10 (12.35%) Problem Management
3 8 (9.88%) People Management
4 7 (8.64%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (7.41%) Programme Management
6 5 (6.17%) ITIL V3
6 5 (6.17%) Service Design
7 4 (4.94%) Analytics
7 4 (4.94%) Content Development
7 4 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (4.94%) Data Loss Prevention
7 4 (4.94%) High Availability
7 4 (4.94%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (4.94%) Security Operations
7 4 (4.94%) SIEM
7 4 (4.94%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.69%) SQL
2 14 (17.28%) PowerShell
3 13 (16.05%) VBScript
4 3 (3.70%) Python
4 3 (3.70%) U-SQL
5 2 (2.47%) C
6 1 (1.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 56 (69.14%) MCSE
2 25 (30.86%) Degree
3 24 (29.63%) MCSA
4 19 (23.46%) CCNA
4 19 (23.46%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (18.52%) Citrix Certification
6 14 (17.28%) MCP
6 14 (17.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (12.35%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (11.11%) CCA
9 8 (9.88%) CISSP
10 6 (7.41%) CISM
11 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
12 4 (4.94%) CEH
12 4 (4.94%) CISA
12 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
13 3 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (3.70%) CCNP
13 3 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (3.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) SLA
2 5 (6.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.23%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (35.80%) Active Directory
2 24 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (18.52%) Hyper-V
4 10 (12.35%) Terminal Services
4 10 (12.35%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (6.17%) XenApp
6 4 (4.94%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.47%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.47%) VMware NSX
8 2 (2.47%) vSphere
9 1 (1.23%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 19 (23.46%) SCCM
2 12 (14.81%) NetBackup
3 11 (13.58%) SCOM
4 10 (12.35%) Backup Exec
4 10 (12.35%) HP Data Protector
4 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (12.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (4.94%) AppDNA
5 4 (4.94%) QRadar
6 1 (1.23%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (67.90%) Microsoft
2 33 (40.74%) VMware
3 22 (27.16%) Citrix
4 14 (17.28%) IBM
5 12 (14.81%) CommVault
5 12 (14.81%) HP
6 11 (13.58%) Cisco
6 11 (13.58%) Dell
6 11 (13.58%) NetApp
6 11 (13.58%) SAP
6 11 (13.58%) Symantec
7 10 (12.35%) 3PAR
7 10 (12.35%) EqualLogic
7 10 (12.35%) SolarWinds
7 10 (12.35%) Veritas
8 5 (6.17%) Oracle
9 4 (4.94%) Ivanti
10 3 (3.70%) Atlassian
10 3 (3.70%) EMC
11 2 (2.47%) Google