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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 3 July 2022 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 99 81 87
Rank change year-on-year -18 +6 +77
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 43 40 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.71% 1.99% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.87% 8.42% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 24
10th Percentile £183 £316 £191
25th Percentile £205 £391 £353
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £520 £475
Median % change year-on-year -27.88% +9.55% +46.05%
75th Percentile £419 £538 £532
90th Percentile £449 - £568
England median daily rate £450 £445 £420
% change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.25 -
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +14.81% - -
75th Percentile £15.75 £20.00 -
90th Percentile - £23.21 -
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +3.33% -22.08% +5.48%

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 732 475 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.19% 23.58% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 228 291
10th Percentile £230 £223 £263
25th Percentile £385 £350 £362
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £449 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.08% -5.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £529 £538
90th Percentile £678 £600 £600
England median daily rate £530 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 76 26
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.25 £14.75
25th Percentile £14.25 £15.50 £17.54
Median hourly rate £19.81 £26.75 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -25.94% -33.13% +100.00%
75th Percentile £50.00 £44.44 £55.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.50 £60.82
England median hourly rate £41.62 £33.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year +25.17% +19.84% -15.28%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in the East of England

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the East of England over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in the East of England

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the East of England.

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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire -4 29 £185 -64.76% 6
Bedfordshire -13 8 £400 -23.54% 1
Essex -9 3 £225 -43.75% 5
Hertfordshire -7 2 £663 +89.29% 9
Norfolk -1 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, 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 33 (76.74%) Citrix
2 32 (74.42%) ITIL
2 32 (74.42%) MCSA
3 28 (65.12%) Microsoft 365
4 27 (62.79%) A+ Certification
5 25 (58.14%) Wi-Fi
5 25 (58.14%) ServiceNow
5 25 (58.14%) Retail
5 25 (58.14%) Incident Management
6 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
7 12 (27.91%) Windows
8 11 (25.58%) MCSE
8 11 (25.58%) SCCM
9 10 (23.26%) Windows 10
9 10 (23.26%) Social Skills
10 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (20.93%) MCTS
10 9 (20.93%) MCP
10 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
11 8 (18.60%) CCA
11 8 (18.60%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (18.60%) VMware
11 8 (18.60%) DHCP
11 8 (18.60%) DNS
11 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (18.60%) XenApp
11 8 (18.60%) XenDesktop
11 8 (18.60%) Patch Management
11 8 (18.60%) Windows Server
12 7 (16.28%) Citrix Hypervisor

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 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) PTC Creo
2 1 (2.33%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 28 (65.12%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (9.30%) Azure
3 1 (2.33%) AWS
3 1 (2.33%) IaaS
3 1 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (58.14%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (18.60%) DHCP
2 8 (18.60%) DNS
3 7 (16.28%) Firewall
4 6 (13.95%) IPv4
4 6 (13.95%) Network Security
5 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MSI
General
1 25 (58.14%) Retail
2 10 (23.26%) Social Skills
3 4 (9.30%) Finance
4 3 (6.98%) Public Sector
5 2 (4.65%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (2.33%) Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Influencing Skills
6 1 (2.33%) Law
6 1 (2.33%) Local Government
6 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (60.47%) Analyst
2 25 (58.14%) Service Analyst
2 25 (58.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Support Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Wintel Support
4 6 (13.95%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.33%) Azure Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.33%) Field Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) IT Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) IT Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) Azure Blueprints
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) CMDB
3 1 (2.33%) Cyberattack
3 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Windows
2 10 (23.26%) Windows 10
3 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2016
4 8 (18.60%) Windows Server
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (74.42%) ITIL
2 25 (58.14%) Incident Management
3 8 (18.60%) Patch Management
4 4 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (9.30%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (6.98%) Application Packaging
5 3 (6.98%) Time Management
6 2 (4.65%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.65%) Project Management
6 2 (4.65%) Server Building
6 2 (4.65%) Server Management
7 1 (2.33%) Conflict Resolution
7 1 (2.33%) Creative Thinking
7 1 (2.33%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (2.33%) Data Loss Prevention
7 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure as Code
7 1 (2.33%) Matrix Organization
7 1 (2.33%) Security Monitoring
7 1 (2.33%) Security Operations
7 1 (2.33%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.65%) VBScript
3 1 (2.33%) Bicep
3 1 (2.33%) C
3 1 (2.33%) Java
3 1 (2.33%) Perl
3 1 (2.33%) Python
3 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (74.42%) MCSA
2 27 (62.79%) A+ Certification
3 11 (25.58%) MCSE
4 9 (20.93%) MCP
4 9 (20.93%) MCTS
5 8 (18.60%) CCA
5 8 (18.60%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (16.28%) MCITP
7 6 (13.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (4.65%) CISSP
8 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.33%) CCNA
9 1 (2.33%) CCNP
9 1 (2.33%) Degree
9 1 (2.33%) MCAD
9 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
9 1 (2.33%) PMP
9 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) GPG13
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.33%) NIST
2 1 (2.33%) NIST 800
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (18.60%) XenApp
2 8 (18.60%) XenDesktop
3 7 (16.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
3 7 (16.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (13.95%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (4.65%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (25.58%) SCCM
2 6 (13.95%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.65%) SCOM
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.33%) Nexpose
4 1 (2.33%) QRadar
4 1 (2.33%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (76.74%) Citrix
2 25 (58.14%) ServiceNow
3 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
4 8 (18.60%) VMware
5 7 (16.28%) Ivanti
6 6 (13.95%) HP
6 6 (13.95%) Shavlik
7 2 (4.65%) Cisco
8 1 (2.33%) Commvault
8 1 (2.33%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.33%) Juniper
8 1 (2.33%) Meraki