Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 109 110
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 -18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 80 103 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.69% 2.22% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.57% 11.24% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 35 49
East of England median daily rate £363 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +16.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £156 £132 £128
90th Percentile £475 £575 £438
England median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 12
East of England median hourly rate £18.98 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -11.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £15.09 £12.60 £9.00
90th Percentile £33.13 £19.50 £145.38
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.47 £18.28
% change year-on-year -5.25% +1.07% +1.64%

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 933 916 953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.75% 19.75% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 504 525
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £177 £203 £200
90th Percentile £586 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 103 72
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% -6.54% +51.29%
10th Percentile £11.01 £10.45 £10.09
90th Percentile £42.18 £47.40 £50.59
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.44% +8.80% +23.99%

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 17 July 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
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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 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 -10 33 £375 -9.09% 10
Hertfordshire -12 16 £175 -51.72% 12
Essex +17 14 £400 -5.88% 3
Norfolk +9 8 £375 +87.50% 7
Bedfordshire -2 6 £300 +118.17% 1
Suffolk -18 3 £243 -18.69% 4
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 67 (83.75%) Microsoft
2 36 (45.00%) MCSE
3 33 (41.25%) Windows
3 33 (41.25%) Active Directory
4 28 (35.00%) MCSA
5 23 (28.75%) ITIL
5 23 (28.75%) VMware
6 21 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (26.25%) Data Centre
7 18 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (20.00%) CRM
8 16 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (18.75%) Windows Server
9 15 (18.75%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (18.75%) SQL Server
9 15 (18.75%) Citrix
9 15 (18.75%) HP
9 15 (18.75%) Cisco
9 15 (18.75%) Firewall
9 15 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
10 14 (17.50%) Degree
10 14 (17.50%) CSS
10 14 (17.50%) HTML
10 14 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (16.25%) C#
11 13 (16.25%) Dell
12 12 (15.00%) SAN

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 10 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.75%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.25%) CMS
5 1 (1.25%) Confluence
5 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.75%) Dynamics 365
2 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.75%) Firewall
2 12 (15.00%) DHCP
2 12 (15.00%) DNS
2 12 (15.00%) SAN
3 10 (12.50%) Internet
4 6 (7.50%) HTTP
4 6 (7.50%) VoIP
4 6 (7.50%) VPN
5 5 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.00%) SMTP
6 4 (5.00%) Wireless
7 3 (3.75%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (3.75%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.75%) LAN
7 3 (3.75%) NAS
7 3 (3.75%) Network Security
7 3 (3.75%) WAN
8 2 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (2.50%) Multicast
8 2 (2.50%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) JIRA
2 6 (7.50%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.25%) JMeter
3 1 (1.25%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.25%) Selenium
3 1 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (5.00%) Games
1 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.75%) Advertising
2 3 (3.75%) Retail
3 2 (2.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) Analyst
2 14 (17.50%) Developer
3 10 (12.50%) Consultant
3 10 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Developer
5 8 (10.00%) CRM Developer
5 8 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 7 (8.75%) CRM Consultant
6 7 (8.75%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) Desktop Support
6 7 (8.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Consultant
6 7 (8.75%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 6 (7.50%) Server Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Technical Support
8 5 (6.25%) Functional Consultant
8 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (5.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.50%) CSS
1 14 (17.50%) HTML
2 9 (11.25%) CSS3
2 9 (11.25%) HTML5
3 5 (6.25%) .NET
3 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (5.00%) jQuery
4 4 (5.00%) React
5 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (1.25%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.25%) Data Centre
2 16 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (11.25%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 5 (6.25%) NHS
5 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.75%) Clustering
6 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.75%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 3 (3.75%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.75%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.75%) Replication
6 3 (3.75%) Wiki
7 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.50%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.25%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 33 (41.25%) Windows
2 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.25%) Unix
5 5 (6.25%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.50%) Linux
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.25%) Android
7 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.75%) ITIL
2 21 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (20.00%) CRM
4 14 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (15.00%) Migration
6 10 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 10 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 10 (12.50%) Use Case
7 9 (11.25%) Unit Testing
8 7 (8.75%) Incident Management
9 6 (7.50%) Asset Management
9 6 (7.50%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (7.50%) Decision-Making
9 6 (7.50%) ITIL V3
9 6 (7.50%) Problem Management
9 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.50%) Validation
10 5 (6.25%) Change Management
10 5 (6.25%) MVC
10 5 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.25%) C#
2 12 (15.00%) SQL
3 11 (13.75%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.75%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.25%) TypeScript
6 3 (3.75%) Java
6 3 (3.75%) VBScript
7 2 (2.50%) C
7 2 (2.50%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (45.00%) MCSE
2 28 (35.00%) MCSA
3 18 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (17.50%) Degree
5 10 (12.50%) MCP
6 9 (11.25%) CCNP
7 8 (10.00%) CCNA
8 6 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (5.00%) CCSP
10 4 (5.00%) CISSP
10 4 (5.00%) MCITP
10 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
10 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
11 3 (3.75%) A+ Certification
11 3 (3.75%) GIAC
11 3 (3.75%) RHCA
11 3 (3.75%) RHCE
11 3 (3.75%) SSCP
11 3 (3.75%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.50%) QA
1 10 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 33 (41.25%) Active Directory
2 18 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.25%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.75%) Terminal Services
4 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.75%) XenApp
5 2 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) SCCM
2 4 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.00%) WSUS
3 3 (3.75%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.75%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (3.75%) SCOM
4 2 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.50%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (2.50%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.25%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.25%) QRadar
Vendors
1 67 (83.75%) Microsoft
2 23 (28.75%) VMware
3 15 (18.75%) Cisco
3 15 (18.75%) Citrix
3 15 (18.75%) HP
4 13 (16.25%) Dell
5 5 (6.25%) SolarWinds
6 4 (5.00%) 3PAR
6 4 (5.00%) CommVault
6 4 (5.00%) IBM
6 4 (5.00%) Symantec
7 3 (3.75%) Aruba
7 3 (3.75%) EMC
7 3 (3.75%) EqualLogic
7 3 (3.75%) NetApp
7 3 (3.75%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.75%) Veritas
8 2 (2.50%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.50%) Mitel
8 2 (2.50%) Veeam