Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 110 84
Rank change year-on-year +7 -26 +42
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 112 88 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.17% 1.81% 2.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.17% 9.21% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 57 84
East of England median daily rate £300 £275 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -14.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £139 £176 £146
90th Percentile £495 £417 £444
England median daily rate £338 £340 £335
% change year-on-year -0.74% +1.49% +2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 25
East of England median hourly rate £14.18 £10.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.80% -36.59% -13.59%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.00 £8.85
90th Percentile £19.58 £29.40 £32.00
England median hourly rate £15.86 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -24.48% +23.53% -

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 1003 955 1078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.43% 19.60% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 554 534
East of England median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% - -
10th Percentile £179 £205 £210
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 95 146
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £29.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.98% +37.21% +10.26%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.58 £11.13
90th Percentile £47.18 £47.30 £49.88
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +22 46 £338 -15.63% 6
Bedfordshire +10 23 £300 - 1
Hertfordshire -15 17 £319 +34.21% 5
Essex -22 16 £233 -22.50% 2
Suffolk +5 11 £317 +33.26%
Norfolk -3 4 £115 -39.74% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 83 (74.11%) Microsoft
2 73 (65.18%) MCSE
3 50 (44.64%) Windows
4 36 (32.14%) Active Directory
5 35 (31.25%) VMware
6 34 (30.36%) Citrix
7 33 (29.46%) MCSA
8 29 (25.89%) SQL Server
9 28 (25.00%) ITIL
10 23 (20.54%) Citrix Certification
11 21 (18.75%) MS Exchange
11 21 (18.75%) Migration
12 20 (17.86%) Degree
12 20 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
12 20 (17.86%) Office 365
13 19 (16.96%) SharePoint
13 19 (16.96%) Microsoft Office
14 18 (16.07%) SQL
14 18 (16.07%) MCP
14 18 (16.07%) DNS
14 18 (16.07%) Cisco Certification
15 17 (15.18%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (15.18%) SCCM
16 16 (14.29%) XenApp
16 16 (14.29%) CCNA
16 16 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (13.39%) Data Centre
17 15 (13.39%) DHCP
18 14 (12.50%) CCA

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 21 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 19 (16.96%) SharePoint
3 14 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 7 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.68%) CMS
6 2 (1.79%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.89%) IIS
7 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (16.96%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.68%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.89%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.68%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 20 (17.86%) Office 365
2 12 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.46%) IaaS
3 5 (4.46%) PaaS
4 3 (2.68%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (2.68%) Data Lake Analytics
5 2 (1.79%) Azure Machine Learning
5 2 (1.79%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon Glacier
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.89%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.89%) G Suite
6 1 (0.89%) SaaS
6 1 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.89%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.07%) DNS
2 15 (13.39%) DHCP
3 11 (9.82%) SAN
3 11 (9.82%) Skype
3 11 (9.82%) TCP/IP
4 9 (8.04%) NetScaler
5 8 (7.14%) LAN
5 8 (7.14%) WAN
6 5 (4.46%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (4.46%) iSCSI
6 5 (4.46%) NAS
6 5 (4.46%) Unified Communications
6 5 (4.46%) WLAN
7 4 (3.57%) Firewall
8 3 (2.68%) Internet
9 2 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.79%) VPN
9 2 (1.79%) WebEx
9 2 (1.79%) Wireless
10 1 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.68%) Data Lake
2 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (2.68%) Power BI
2 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.79%) Big Data
3 2 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (1.79%) DB2
3 2 (1.79%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.79%) HDInsight
3 2 (1.79%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.79%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (9.82%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.04%) MorphX
3 3 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (2.68%) Subversion
4 2 (1.79%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (8.93%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.36%) Electronics
3 6 (5.36%) Local Government
3 6 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.36%) Marketing
4 3 (2.68%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.89%) Advertising
5 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.89%) German Language
Job Titles
1 25 (22.32%) Architect
2 13 (11.61%) Desktop Support
3 12 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (7.14%) Analyst
5 7 (6.25%) Consultant
5 7 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (6.25%) Developer
5 7 (6.25%) Migration Specialist
6 6 (5.36%) Applications Specialist
6 6 (5.36%) Server Engineer
6 6 (5.36%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Dynamics AX Consultant
8 4 (3.57%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Consultant
8 4 (3.57%) Senior Architect
8 4 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.93%) .NET
2 6 (5.36%) Web Services
3 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.79%) CSS
3 2 (1.79%) HTML
3 2 (1.79%) REST
3 2 (1.79%) WCF
4 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.89%) Ajax
4 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.89%) HTML5
4 1 (0.89%) jQuery
4 1 (0.89%) JSON
4 1 (0.89%) SOAP
4 1 (0.89%) XML
4 1 (0.89%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (13.39%) Data Centre
3 13 (11.61%) NHS
4 8 (7.14%) Replication
5 6 (5.36%) Clustering
5 6 (5.36%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (3.57%) Private Cloud
7 4 (3.57%) Public Cloud
7 4 (3.57%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.68%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.79%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.79%) PDA
9 2 (1.79%) User Experience
10 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.89%) iPhone
10 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 50 (44.64%) Windows
2 14 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 7 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.46%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.68%) Unix
6 3 (2.68%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.79%) Solaris
8 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.89%) Linux
8 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.00%) ITIL
2 21 (18.75%) Migration
3 17 (15.18%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (9.82%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (9.82%) People Management
5 9 (8.04%) Application Packaging
6 8 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (7.14%) Service Management
6 8 (7.14%) Workflow
7 7 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.25%) High Availability
7 7 (6.25%) Programme Governance
7 7 (6.25%) Remediation Plan
7 7 (6.25%) Service Design
8 6 (5.36%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (5.36%) ITSM
8 6 (5.36%) MVC
8 6 (5.36%) Programme Management
8 6 (5.36%) TOGAF
8 6 (5.36%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.07%) SQL
2 13 (11.61%) PowerShell
3 11 (9.82%) VBScript
4 9 (8.04%) X++
5 3 (2.68%) C
5 3 (2.68%) Python
5 3 (2.68%) VB
6 2 (1.79%) C#
6 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.79%) REXX
6 2 (1.79%) Tcl
6 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.79%) U-SQL
7 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.89%) Perl
7 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.89%) VB6
Qualifications
1 73 (65.18%) MCSE
2 33 (29.46%) MCSA
3 23 (20.54%) Citrix Certification
4 20 (17.86%) Degree
5 18 (16.07%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (16.07%) MCP
6 16 (14.29%) CCNA
7 14 (12.50%) CCA
8 12 (10.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (6.25%) CCNP
10 5 (4.46%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (3.57%) CISSP
11 4 (3.57%) MCITP
11 4 (3.57%) Security Cleared
11 4 (3.57%) VCAP
12 3 (2.68%) A+ Certification
12 3 (2.68%) AWS Certification
12 3 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (2.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.82%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.89%) PMO
4 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 20 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (14.29%) XenApp
4 10 (8.93%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.25%) Terminal Services
5 7 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (4.46%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.79%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.89%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (15.18%) SCCM
2 8 (7.14%) SCOM
3 6 (5.36%) NetBackup
4 5 (4.46%) AppDNA
4 5 (4.46%) Backup Exec
4 5 (4.46%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (4.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.79%) DameWare
5 2 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.89%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 83 (74.11%) Microsoft
2 35 (31.25%) VMware
3 34 (30.36%) Citrix
4 13 (11.61%) Cisco
5 12 (10.71%) HP
6 9 (8.04%) SAP
7 8 (7.14%) 3PAR
8 7 (6.25%) CommVault
8 7 (6.25%) Symantec
9 6 (5.36%) Dell
9 6 (5.36%) NetApp
9 6 (5.36%) Oracle
10 5 (4.46%) AppSense
10 5 (4.46%) EqualLogic
10 5 (4.46%) IBM
10 5 (4.46%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.46%) Veritas
11 4 (3.57%) Remedy
12 3 (2.68%) Atlassian
13 2 (1.79%) Brocade