Period
to 7 December 2021

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 7 December 2021 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
7 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 97 66 129
Rank change year-on-year -31 +63 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 46 28 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.78% 2.08% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.93% 7.02% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 23
10th Percentile £154 £160 £203
25th Percentile £244 £253 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £375 £375
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
75th Percentile £538 £525 £399
90th Percentile £583 " £406
England median daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 4
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% -3.23% -3.13%
75th Percentile £13.75 " £16.31
90th Percentile " £17.70 £17.33
England median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -15.63% -8.57% +0.52%

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 664 399 833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 25.72% 29.69% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 245 487
10th Percentile £271 £203 £192
25th Percentile £375 £305 £307
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £550 £525 £538
90th Percentile £600 £648 £625
England median daily rate £513 £475 £473
% change year-on-year +7.89% +0.53% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 48 46
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.00 £15.25
25th Percentile £13.25 £19.63 £16.25
Median hourly rate £14.50 £43.50 £20.12
Median % change year-on-year -66.67% +116.20% +14.97%
75th Percentile £46.50 £50.00 £48.75
90th Percentile £56.00 " £49.75
England median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11% +50.52%

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 7 December 2021.

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 7 December 2021. 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 -17 22 £444 -11.25% 8
Hertfordshire -18 16 £550 +105.61% 7
Norfolk - 5 £251 - 4
Essex -14 2 £318 +30.93%
Suffolk -12 1 £160 -28.89% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2021, 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 30 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 26 (56.52%) ITIL
3 20 (43.48%) Retail
3 20 (43.48%) Social Skills
4 17 (36.96%) Microsoft 365
5 16 (34.78%) A+ Certification
5 16 (34.78%) Migration
5 16 (34.78%) Documentation Skills
6 15 (32.61%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (32.61%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (32.61%) Citrix
6 15 (32.61%) MCSA
6 15 (32.61%) Feature Driven Development
6 15 (32.61%) Data Migration
6 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (30.43%) Incident Management
7 14 (30.43%) ServiceNow
8 12 (26.09%) Active Directory
8 12 (26.09%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (23.91%) Windows
10 9 (19.57%) GAP Analysis
10 9 (19.57%) MCSE
10 9 (19.57%) Data Modelling
10 9 (19.57%) User Stories
10 9 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (19.57%) Windows 10
11 8 (17.39%) Asset Management
11 8 (17.39%) PowerShell
11 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (17.39%) SQL Server

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 (13.04%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (13.04%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (26.09%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.96%) Microsoft 365
2 15 (32.61%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (4.35%) Azure
4 1 (2.17%) AWS
4 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.17%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (32.61%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (4.35%) VoIP
2 2 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (2.17%) ADSL
3 1 (2.17%) PBX
3 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) GIS
3 1 (2.17%) Power BI
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MorphX
1 1 (2.17%) MSI
General
1 20 (43.48%) Retail
1 20 (43.48%) Social Skills
2 16 (34.78%) Documentation Skills
3 7 (15.22%) Finance
4 6 (13.04%) Marketing
5 3 (6.52%) Public Sector
6 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.17%) General Ledger
7 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Analyst
2 14 (30.43%) Consultant
2 14 (30.43%) Service Analyst
2 14 (30.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Functional Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.70%) Management Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Supply Chain Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) HR Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) IT Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Clustering
1 3 (6.52%) Driving Licence
1 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Licensing
2 1 (2.17%) CMDB
2 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.17%) NHS
2 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Windows 10
3 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
3 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
3 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2016
3 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2019
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) ITIL
2 16 (34.78%) Migration
3 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (32.61%) Data Migration
3 15 (32.61%) Feature Driven Development
4 14 (30.43%) Incident Management
5 9 (19.57%) Data Modelling
5 9 (19.57%) GAP Analysis
5 9 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (19.57%) User Stories
6 8 (17.39%) Asset Management
6 8 (17.39%) Service Management
7 7 (15.22%) Systems Engineering
8 6 (13.04%) Cost Management
8 6 (13.04%) DevOps
8 6 (13.04%) Image Processing
8 6 (13.04%) Inventory Management
8 6 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
9 5 (10.87%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.04%) C
2 6 (13.04%) VB
3 1 (2.17%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) X++
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) A+ Certification
2 15 (32.61%) MCSA
3 9 (19.57%) MCSE
4 8 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (15.22%) Degree
5 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
6 6 (13.04%) DV Cleared
7 3 (6.52%) MCITP
7 3 (6.52%) MCP
8 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.17%) CCA
9 1 (2.17%) CCNA
9 1 (2.17%) CCNP
9 1 (2.17%) CISSP
9 1 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.17%) MCTS
9 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) GxP
System Software
1 12 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.04%) VMware NSX
4 3 (6.52%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.17%) XenApp
6 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) Ansible
2 4 (8.70%) SCCM
2 4 (8.70%) SCOM
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 30 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 15 (32.61%) Citrix
3 14 (30.43%) ServiceNow
4 8 (17.39%) Cisco
5 7 (15.22%) VMware
6 6 (13.04%) ESRI
6 6 (13.04%) Lumension
6 6 (13.04%) Oracle
6 6 (13.04%) Sophos
7 3 (6.52%) LogRhythm
8 1 (2.17%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.17%) Snow