Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 127 121 125
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 55 82 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.28% 1.74% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.24% 8.44% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 42 33
East of England median daily rate £400 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% - -
10th Percentile £163 £151 £163
90th Percentile £424 £479 £410
England median daily rate £400 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.77 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.48% -10.48% -23.26%
10th Percentile £13.15 £11.35 £14.55
90th Percentile £27.00 £21.18 £17.25
England median hourly rate £18.85 £14.65 £17.06
% change year-on-year +28.67% -14.13% +0.35%

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 881 971 884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.56% 20.56% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 489 509
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £205 £191 £195
90th Percentile £587 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 88 103
East of England median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -50.00% +52.17%
10th Percentile £12.55 £11.20 £13.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +5.77%

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 15 February 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the East of England over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 February 2019. 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
Hertfordshire +24 31 £400 +60.00% 22
Cambridgeshire -8 8 £400 +33.33% 4
Essex -22 8 £173 -15.85% 4
Norfolk +7 3 - - 2
Bedfordshire -5 3 £200 -33.33% 5
Suffolk +1 2 - - 2
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 42 (76.36%) Windows
2 40 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 36 (65.45%) Microsoft
4 24 (43.64%) Windows 10
5 23 (41.82%) Windows Server
6 22 (40.00%) Windows 7
7 21 (38.18%) MCSE
8 20 (36.36%) MCSA
8 20 (36.36%) Office 365
9 19 (34.55%) MCP
9 19 (34.55%) Migration
10 16 (29.09%) SCCM
11 15 (27.27%) DNS
12 14 (25.45%) DHCP
13 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (18.18%) Citrix
15 9 (16.36%) ITIL
15 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (16.36%) LIMS
15 9 (16.36%) SharePoint
15 9 (16.36%) PACS
15 9 (16.36%) e-Health
15 9 (16.36%) VMware
15 9 (16.36%) Data Migration
15 9 (16.36%) HL7
15 9 (16.36%) Degree
15 9 (16.36%) Informatics

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 9 (16.36%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.64%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (36.36%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) DNS
2 14 (25.45%) DHCP
3 8 (14.55%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (10.91%) Wireless
5 4 (7.27%) Network Security
5 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.45%) LAN
6 3 (5.45%) SSL
7 2 (3.64%) Skype
7 2 (3.64%) Unified Communications
7 2 (3.64%) VPN
8 1 (1.82%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.82%) Firewall
8 1 (1.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.36%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.82%) Big Data
4 1 (1.82%) DTS
4 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.82%) MySQL
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (10.91%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.64%) JIRA
4 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.82%) CodeSonar
4 1 (1.82%) git-flow
4 1 (1.82%) Hudson
4 1 (1.82%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.82%) Selenium
General
1 4 (7.27%) Humanities
1 4 (7.27%) Social Science
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Electronics
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (16.36%) Analyst
2 6 (10.91%) Developer
3 5 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 4 (7.27%) C# WPF Developer
4 4 (7.27%) Consultant
4 4 (7.27%) IT Support
4 4 (7.27%) Migration Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Performance Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Support Officer
4 4 (7.27%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) WPF Developer
5 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.45%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) IT Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) .NET
2 6 (10.91%) HTML
2 6 (10.91%) HTML5
2 6 (10.91%) Silverlight
2 6 (10.91%) WPF
3 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.82%) Django
3 1 (1.82%) Java EE
3 1 (1.82%) LAMP
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) Node.js
3 1 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.82%) REST
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) Spring MVC
3 1 (1.82%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) e-Health
1 9 (16.36%) LIMS
1 9 (16.36%) PACS
2 8 (14.55%) NHS
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Clustering
4 2 (3.64%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) Replication
5 1 (1.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 42 (76.36%) Windows
2 24 (43.64%) Windows 10
3 23 (41.82%) Windows Server
4 22 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.82%) Android
8 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.82%) Linux
8 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (34.55%) Migration
2 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (16.36%) Analytics
3 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (16.36%) Data Migration
3 9 (16.36%) Health Informatics
3 9 (16.36%) Informatics
3 9 (16.36%) ITIL
4 8 (14.55%) Server Patching
5 6 (10.91%) DevOps
5 6 (10.91%) SDLC
6 5 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (7.27%) Commercial Awareness
7 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
7 4 (7.27%) Mathematics
7 4 (7.27%) Performance Engineering
7 4 (7.27%) Time Management
8 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) C#
1 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.27%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.82%) C
3 1 (1.82%) C++
3 1 (1.82%) Java
3 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.82%) PHP
3 1 (1.82%) Python
3 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (38.18%) MCSE
2 20 (36.36%) MCSA
3 19 (34.55%) MCP
4 9 (16.36%) Degree
5 6 (10.91%) DBS Check
5 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
6 5 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (7.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (7.27%) CCNA
7 4 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (7.27%) CNE
7 4 (7.27%) Novell Certification
7 4 (7.27%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
8 3 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.64%) A+ Certification
9 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.82%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (1.82%) SANS
10 1 (1.82%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.36%) HL7
2 4 (7.27%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.73%) Hyper-V
3 6 (10.91%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (5.45%) Terminal Server
4 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.64%) vSphere
6 1 (1.82%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (1.82%) Docker
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.82%) vCloud
6 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.82%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (29.09%) SCCM
2 4 (7.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.64%) WSUS
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.82%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.82%) Puppet
4 1 (1.82%) Salt
4 1 (1.82%) SCOM
4 1 (1.82%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.82%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 36 (65.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.18%) Citrix
3 9 (16.36%) VMware
4 4 (7.27%) HP
4 4 (7.27%) McAfee
4 4 (7.27%) Remedy
4 4 (7.27%) Sophos
4 4 (7.27%) Symantec
5 2 (3.64%) Computacenter
5 2 (3.64%) Intel
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco
6 1 (1.82%) F5
6 1 (1.82%) IFS
6 1 (1.82%) Lotus
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle