Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 106 106
Rank change year-on-year -16 0 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 78 113 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.52% 2.18% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.86% 11.36% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 43 58
East of England median daily rate £375 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +9.09% -14.06%
10th Percentile £163 £160 £171
90th Percentile £444 £540 £417
England median daily rate £355 £338 £330
% change year-on-year +5.19% +2.27% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
East of England median hourly rate £20.08 £14.18 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.57% +41.80% -36.59%
10th Percentile £14.54 £10.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £25.62 £19.58 £29.25
England median hourly rate £17.41 £16.00 £20.27
% change year-on-year +8.81% -21.05% +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 992 995 954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.31% 19.21% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 512 551
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £203 £186 £200
90th Percentile £575 £569 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 96 94
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £28.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -36.97% +32.84%
10th Percentile £10.97 £11.50 £10.51
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.50 £46.70
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.48% +0.48% +6.95%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -18 29 £375 -0.66% 11
Essex -5 21 £175 -39.13% 6
Hertfordshire +2 18 £413 +22.22% 21
Norfolk +11 5 £375 +227.51% 2
Bedfordshire -8 3 £200 -33.33% 4
Suffolk -20 2 - - 2
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 60 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 44 (56.41%) Windows
3 38 (48.72%) Active Directory
4 29 (37.18%) MCSE
5 28 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (33.33%) MCSA
7 22 (28.21%) Windows Server
8 21 (26.92%) Windows 10
9 20 (25.64%) SQL Server
10 17 (21.79%) C#
10 17 (21.79%) Migration
10 17 (21.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (20.51%) HTML
11 16 (20.51%) CRM
11 16 (20.51%) Citrix
11 16 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (19.23%) Office 365
12 15 (19.23%) Dynamics 365
12 15 (19.23%) MCP
12 15 (19.23%) Windows 7
12 15 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
13 14 (17.95%) ITIL
13 14 (17.95%) DHCP
13 14 (17.95%) DNS
14 13 (16.67%) CSS
14 13 (16.67%) VMware
15 12 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (15.38%) HTML5
16 11 (14.10%) JavaScript
16 11 (14.10%) Test Automation

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 8 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.56%) IIS
2 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.56%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.28%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.23%) Dynamics 365
1 15 (19.23%) Office 365
2 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.95%) DHCP
1 14 (17.95%) DNS
2 8 (10.26%) Network Security
2 8 (10.26%) Wireless
3 7 (8.97%) SAN
4 6 (7.69%) Firewall
4 6 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (6.41%) VPN
6 4 (5.13%) SSL
6 4 (5.13%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.85%) HTTP
7 3 (3.85%) VoIP
8 2 (2.56%) S/MIME
8 2 (2.56%) Skype
8 2 (2.56%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.56%) VLAN
9 1 (1.28%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.28%) LAN
9 1 (1.28%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.69%) Electronic Patient Records
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.28%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.28%) Big Data
5 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.28%) MySQL
5 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (11.54%) JIRA
2 6 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.56%) Selenium
6 1 (1.28%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.28%) CodeSonar
6 1 (1.28%) git-flow
6 1 (1.28%) JMeter
6 1 (1.28%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.28%) Robot Framework
General
1 5 (6.41%) Humanities
1 5 (6.41%) Social Science
2 4 (5.13%) Games
3 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Electronics
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (20.51%) Developer
2 13 (16.67%) Analyst
3 11 (14.10%) Consultant
4 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Developer
5 8 (10.26%) CRM Developer
5 8 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 7 (8.97%) CRM Consultant
6 7 (8.97%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Consultant
6 7 (8.97%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 6 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (7.69%) C# Developer
7 6 (7.69%) IT Support
8 5 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Functional Consultant
8 5 (6.41%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) HTML
2 13 (16.67%) CSS
3 12 (15.38%) HTML5
4 9 (11.54%) CSS3
5 8 (10.26%) .NET
6 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET
7 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (5.13%) jQuery
7 4 (5.13%) React
8 3 (3.85%) Silverlight
8 3 (3.85%) WPF
9 2 (2.56%) 802.1X
9 2 (2.56%) LDAP
10 1 (1.28%) LAMP
10 1 (1.28%) Middleware
10 1 (1.28%) Node.js
10 1 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (1.28%) REST
10 1 (1.28%) SOAP
10 1 (1.28%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.69%) e-Health
2 6 (7.69%) LIMS
2 6 (7.69%) NHS
2 6 (7.69%) PACS
3 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.13%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.85%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.85%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (3.85%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.56%) Clustering
6 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.56%) PKI
7 1 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.28%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 44 (56.41%) Windows
2 22 (28.21%) Windows Server
3 21 (26.92%) Windows 10
4 17 (21.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (19.23%) Windows 7
7 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (7.69%) Linux
9 3 (3.85%) Unix
10 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.28%) Android
11 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (21.79%) Migration
3 16 (20.51%) CRM
4 14 (17.95%) ITIL
5 12 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (14.10%) Test Automation
7 10 (12.82%) Test Scripting
8 9 (11.54%) Unit Testing
8 9 (11.54%) Use Case
9 6 (7.69%) Analytics
9 6 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (7.69%) Data Migration
9 6 (7.69%) Health Informatics
9 6 (7.69%) Informatics
9 6 (7.69%) Server Patching
9 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (6.41%) Scrum
10 5 (6.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.79%) C#
2 11 (14.10%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.54%) PowerShell
4 6 (7.69%) SQL
5 4 (5.13%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.56%) C
6 2 (2.56%) Java
6 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.56%) VB
7 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.28%) C++
7 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.28%) PHP
7 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (37.18%) MCSE
2 26 (33.33%) MCSA
3 15 (19.23%) MCP
4 10 (12.82%) Degree
5 6 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (6.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (6.41%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.85%) CCNA
8 3 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (3.85%) DBS Check
8 3 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.56%) CNE
9 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.56%) MCTS
9 2 (2.56%) Novell Certification
9 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.56%) VCP5
10 1 (1.28%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.54%) QA
2 6 (7.69%) HL7
2 6 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (48.72%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.82%) Hyper-V
3 7 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.85%) Terminal Server
4 3 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (3.85%) XenApp
5 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.56%) vSphere
6 1 (1.28%) Docker
6 1 (1.28%) vCloud
6 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.28%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (14.10%) SCCM
2 3 (3.85%) WSUS
3 2 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.28%) Puppet
4 1 (1.28%) Salt
4 1 (1.28%) SCOM
4 1 (1.28%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 60 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.51%) Citrix
3 13 (16.67%) VMware
4 6 (7.69%) HP
5 4 (5.13%) Cisco
6 3 (3.85%) Aruba
6 3 (3.85%) Sophos
6 3 (3.85%) Symantec
7 2 (2.56%) CA
7 2 (2.56%) McAfee
7 2 (2.56%) Remedy
8 1 (1.28%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.28%) Altiris
8 1 (1.28%) Computacenter
8 1 (1.28%) EMC
8 1 (1.28%) F5
8 1 (1.28%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.28%) Lotus
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle
8 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds