Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 101 116
Rank change year-on-year -23 +15 -24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 84 106 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.67% 2.19% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.78% 11.80% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 35 48
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +36.36% -15.71%
10th Percentile £155 £127 £141
90th Percentile £475 £575 £425
England median daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
East of England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +77.50% -41.18%
10th Percentile £17.45 £11.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £29.95 £20.71 £39.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% -17.86% +16.80%

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 957 898 932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.00% 18.55% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 454 528
East of England median daily rate £415 £386 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.44% +6.55% -3.33%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £426 £415
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.73% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 102 75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.39 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.15% -9.40% +7.14%
10th Percentile £10.34 £11.25 £10.09
90th Percentile £44.50 £46.45 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.65 £27.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -14.00% +5.77% +15.56%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -8 32 £375 -22.68% 11
Essex +14 26 £388 +44.18% 3
Hertfordshire -19 13 £175 -50.00% 14
Norfolk +19 6 £375 +215.13% 2
Bedfordshire -7 4 £333 -5.00% 5
Suffolk -20 3 £243 -18.69% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 66 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 40 (47.62%) MCSE
3 38 (45.24%) Windows
3 38 (45.24%) Active Directory
4 32 (38.10%) MCSA
5 22 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (21.43%) Data Centre
7 18 (21.43%) VMware
7 18 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 18 (21.43%) ITIL
8 16 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 16 (19.05%) CRM
8 16 (19.05%) Citrix
8 16 (19.05%) Migration
8 16 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (17.86%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM
10 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (16.67%) Windows Server
11 13 (15.48%) Degree
11 13 (15.48%) CSS
11 13 (15.48%) C#
11 13 (15.48%) HTML
12 12 (14.29%) MCP
12 12 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (13.10%) SAN
13 11 (13.10%) DHCP
13 11 (13.10%) DNS

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 7 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.38%) IIS
3 2 (2.38%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (17.86%) Dynamics 365
3 10 (11.90%) Office 365
4 8 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.10%) DHCP
1 11 (13.10%) DNS
1 11 (13.10%) Firewall
1 11 (13.10%) SAN
2 9 (10.71%) Network Security
3 8 (9.52%) Internet
4 6 (7.14%) VPN
5 5 (5.95%) HTTP
5 5 (5.95%) Wireless
6 4 (4.76%) VoIP
7 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.38%) BGP
8 2 (2.38%) HTTPS
8 2 (2.38%) IPsec
8 2 (2.38%) RTCP
8 2 (2.38%) RTP
8 2 (2.38%) S/MIME
8 2 (2.38%) SNMP
8 2 (2.38%) SSL
8 2 (2.38%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.19%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (10.71%) JIRA
2 6 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.19%) JMeter
3 1 (1.19%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.19%) Selenium
3 1 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (4.76%) Games
2 3 (3.57%) Advertising
2 3 (3.57%) Retail
3 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.19%) Electronics
4 1 (1.19%) Local Government
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (15.48%) Analyst
1 13 (15.48%) Developer
2 11 (13.10%) Consultant
3 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Developer
4 8 (9.52%) CRM Developer
4 8 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 7 (8.33%) CRM Consultant
5 7 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
5 7 (8.33%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 7 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 6 (7.14%) IT Support
7 5 (5.95%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Functional Consultant
7 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Support Officer
8 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (4.76%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.48%) CSS
1 13 (15.48%) HTML
2 9 (10.71%) CSS3
2 9 (10.71%) HTML5
3 4 (4.76%) .NET
3 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (4.76%) jQuery
3 4 (4.76%) React
4 2 (2.38%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.38%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 12 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.95%) Client/Server
4 5 (5.95%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.76%) Driving Licence
5 4 (4.76%) NHS
5 4 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.57%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 3 (3.57%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.57%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.57%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.57%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.57%) Wiki
7 2 (2.38%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.38%) Clustering
7 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.38%) PKI
8 1 (1.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (45.24%) Windows
2 20 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 6 (7.14%) Unix
6 5 (5.95%) Linux
7 4 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.19%) Android
8 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.43%) ITIL
3 16 (19.05%) CRM
3 16 (19.05%) Migration
3 16 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (11.90%) Test Automation
4 10 (11.90%) Test Scripting
5 9 (10.71%) Unit Testing
5 9 (10.71%) Use Case
6 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (9.52%) Mathematics
7 6 (7.14%) Asset Management
7 6 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (7.14%) Decision-Making
7 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.14%) Validation
8 5 (5.95%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.95%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.76%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.48%) C#
2 10 (11.90%) JavaScript
3 8 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 8 (9.52%) SQL
4 4 (4.76%) TypeScript
5 3 (3.57%) Java
6 2 (2.38%) PHP
6 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.38%) VB
7 1 (1.19%) C
7 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (47.62%) MCSE
2 32 (38.10%) MCSA
3 13 (15.48%) Degree
4 12 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (14.29%) MCP
5 9 (10.71%) CCNP
6 6 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (5.95%) CCNA
7 5 (5.95%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (4.76%) CCSP
8 4 (4.76%) MCITP
8 4 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (3.57%) GCIH
9 3 (3.57%) GCWN
9 3 (3.57%) GIAC
9 3 (3.57%) ISSAP
9 3 (3.57%) ISSEP
9 3 (3.57%) RHCA
9 3 (3.57%) RHCE
9 3 (3.57%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.90%) QA
2 7 (8.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.19%) GDPR
3 1 (1.19%) HL7
System Software
1 38 (45.24%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.76%) XenApp
5 2 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.19%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) SCCM
2 3 (3.57%) WSUS
3 2 (2.38%) SCOM
3 2 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.38%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.19%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.19%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.19%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 66 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 18 (21.43%) VMware
3 16 (19.05%) Citrix
4 10 (11.90%) Cisco
4 10 (11.90%) HP
5 8 (9.52%) Dell
6 3 (3.57%) 3PAR
6 3 (3.57%) Aruba
6 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.57%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.38%) CA
8 1 (1.19%) CommVault
8 1 (1.19%) EMC
8 1 (1.19%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.19%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.19%) NetApp
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle
8 1 (1.19%) Sophos
8 1 (1.19%) Symantec
8 1 (1.19%) Veritas