Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 2020 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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 93 158 125
Rank change year-on-year +65 -33 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 35 27 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.49% 0.65% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.40% 3.26% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 35
Median daily rate £475 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +33.33% -20.00%
10th Percentile £282 £163 £175
90th Percentile £568 £525 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
Median hourly rate - £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% -7.89%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -6.32%

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 547 828 899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.28% 20.07% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 409 465
Median daily rate £450 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £239 £242 £196
90th Percentile £600 £598 £587
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 60 83
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £16.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.34% +26.82% -53.81%
10th Percentile £13.57 £13.38 £12.25
90th Percentile £60.02 £66.81 £41.60
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

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 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 2020. 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
Bedfordshire - 15 £545 -
Hertfordshire +18 12 £338 -15.63% 4
Cambridgeshire +29 6 £450 +22.45% 4
Essex +24 2 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (45.71%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Finance
3 15 (42.86%) Retail
3 15 (42.86%) ERP
3 15 (42.86%) Dashboard Development
3 15 (42.86%) Dynamics 365
4 14 (40.00%) Power BI
4 14 (40.00%) Power Platform
4 14 (40.00%) ITIL
4 14 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
6 12 (34.29%) VMware
6 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (31.43%) Logistics
7 11 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (31.43%) Manufacturing
7 11 (31.43%) MCSE
7 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 10 (28.57%) Windows 10
9 9 (25.71%) Windows Server
9 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
10 8 (22.86%) Dynamics AX
10 8 (22.86%) Cisco
10 8 (22.86%) Migration
10 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 7 (20.00%) Cisco Certification

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 5 (14.29%) ArcGIS
2 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (14.29%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.86%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (42.86%) Dynamics 365
2 14 (40.00%) Power Platform
3 4 (11.43%) Office 365
4 3 (8.57%) Azure
5 2 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (5.71%) IaaS
5 2 (5.71%) PaaS
6 1 (2.86%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) DNS
2 4 (11.43%) DHCP
2 4 (11.43%) LAN
3 3 (8.57%) WAN
4 2 (5.71%) SAN
4 2 (5.71%) VLAN
5 1 (2.86%) Firewall
5 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (40.00%) Power BI
2 5 (14.29%) GIS
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 15 (42.86%) Retail
3 11 (31.43%) Manufacturing
4 5 (14.29%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.86%) Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Consultant
2 5 (14.29%) Functional Consultant
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support
3 3 (8.57%) Support Specialist
3 3 (8.57%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Functional Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Supply Chain Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Azure Specialist
5 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support Specialist
5 1 (2.86%) Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Field Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (2.86%) Project Planner
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.71%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.86%) iPad
4 1 (2.86%) NHS
4 1 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2016
4 10 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 9 (25.71%) Windows Server
6 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.71%) VMS
8 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.86%) Android
9 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Dashboard Development
1 15 (42.86%) ERP
2 14 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (40.00%) ITIL
3 11 (31.43%) Logistics
4 8 (22.86%) Migration
5 7 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 5 (14.29%) DevOps
6 5 (14.29%) Image Processing
6 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) Service Management
8 1 (2.86%) Presales
8 1 (2.86%) Security Operations
8 1 (2.86%) SIEM
8 1 (2.86%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
2 7 (20.00%) VB
3 6 (17.14%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) MCSE
2 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 7 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 4 (11.43%) MCSA
6 3 (8.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (5.71%) Degree
7 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.86%) CCNA
8 1 (2.86%) CCNP
8 1 (2.86%) CISSP
8 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
8 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.86%) MCP
8 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 11 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.29%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Ansible
2 4 (11.43%) SCCM
3 1 (2.86%) EnCase
3 1 (2.86%) Nexpose
3 1 (2.86%) QRadar
3 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (34.29%) VMware
3 8 (22.86%) Cisco
4 5 (14.29%) Citrix
4 5 (14.29%) ESRI
4 5 (14.29%) Lumension
4 5 (14.29%) Oracle
4 5 (14.29%) Sophos
5 2 (5.71%) CommVault
5 2 (5.71%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (2.86%) Apple
6 1 (2.86%) Becrypt
6 1 (2.86%) Juniper
6 1 (2.86%) McAfee
6 1 (2.86%) Splunk