Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 117 116
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 66 75 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.50% 1.74% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.41% 8.92% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 30 35
East of England median daily rate £300 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.58% +29.17% -3.23%
10th Percentile £152 £127 £110
90th Percentile £475 £575 £430
England median daily rate £350 £340 £343
% change year-on-year +2.94% -0.87% +5.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 23
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.41% -17.44% +22.86%
10th Percentile £13.19 £14.70 £8.75
90th Percentile £32.75 £19.50 £60.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% -

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 891 841 915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.23% 19.51% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 467 482
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -4.26%
10th Percentile £197 £200 £200
90th Percentile £588 £563 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 94 96
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.86% -1.41% +57.78%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.27 £9.54
90th Percentile £41.60 £48.38 £50.68
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +24.49%

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 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Hertfordshire -9 17 £175 -51.72% 7
Cambridgeshire -15 17 £375 -7.69% 10
Bedfordshire +5 13 £300 -20.00% 2
Essex +11 9 £450 +5.88% 4
Norfolk 0 7 - - 2
Suffolk -1 3 £243 - 4
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 51 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 38 (57.58%) MCSE
3 35 (53.03%) Windows
4 33 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 28 (42.42%) MCSA
6 26 (39.39%) VMware
7 23 (34.85%) ITIL
8 21 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (28.79%) Degree
9 19 (28.79%) Data Centre
10 18 (27.27%) Firewall
11 16 (24.24%) Dell
11 16 (24.24%) SQL
12 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
12 15 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (21.21%) Windows Server
13 14 (21.21%) HP
14 13 (19.70%) Citrix
14 13 (19.70%) Cisco
14 13 (19.70%) MS Exchange
14 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (18.18%) Hyper-V
15 12 (18.18%) SCCM
15 12 (18.18%) DHCP
15 12 (18.18%) SharePoint
15 12 (18.18%) MCP
15 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
15 12 (18.18%) DNS

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 13 (19.70%) MS Exchange
2 12 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 7 (10.61%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.52%) CMS
6 1 (1.52%) Confluence
6 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (13.64%) Office 365
3 8 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.52%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (1.52%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (27.27%) Firewall
2 12 (18.18%) DHCP
2 12 (18.18%) DNS
3 11 (16.67%) SAN
4 10 (15.15%) Internet
4 10 (15.15%) TCP/IP
5 6 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (9.09%) HTTP
5 6 (9.09%) iSCSI
5 6 (9.09%) NAS
5 6 (9.09%) VPN
6 5 (7.58%) LAN
6 5 (7.58%) VoIP
6 5 (7.58%) WAN
7 4 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (6.06%) SMTP
8 3 (4.55%) VLAN
9 2 (3.03%) HTTPS
9 2 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.52%) Big Data
4 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.52%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.52%) HDInsight
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.52%) Power BI
4 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.52%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) JIRA
2 1 (1.52%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.55%) Advertising
2 3 (4.55%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Local Government
4 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) Analyst
2 12 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Desktop Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Desktop Support
4 9 (13.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Server Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Storage Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Network Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Network Support
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Support
8 3 (4.55%) Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Server Support
8 3 (4.55%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) .NET
1 1 (1.52%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 1 (1.52%) CSS
1 1 (1.52%) HTML
1 1 (1.52%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.79%) Data Centre
2 15 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (12.12%) Clustering
3 8 (12.12%) Replication
4 7 (10.61%) Client/Server
5 6 (9.09%) NHS
6 4 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.55%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 3 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (4.55%) Public Cloud
7 3 (4.55%) Wiki
8 2 (3.03%) Driving Licence
8 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.52%) EMC VNX
9 1 (1.52%) iPad
9 1 (1.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 35 (53.03%) Windows
2 14 (21.21%) Windows Server
3 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.55%) Unix
6 3 (4.55%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.52%) Android
8 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.85%) ITIL
2 15 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (18.18%) Migration
4 7 (10.61%) Data Loss Prevention
4 7 (10.61%) Incident Management
4 7 (10.61%) Problem Management
4 7 (10.61%) Security Operations
4 7 (10.61%) SIEM
4 7 (10.61%) Validation
5 5 (7.58%) Asset Management
5 5 (7.58%) Business Continuity
5 5 (7.58%) ITIL V3
6 4 (6.06%) Change Management
6 4 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (6.06%) Information Security
6 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (6.06%) Network Design
6 4 (6.06%) Operations Management
6 4 (6.06%) Project Governance
6 4 (6.06%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.24%) SQL
2 9 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.09%) VBScript
4 2 (3.03%) Java
4 2 (3.03%) PHP
5 1 (1.52%) C
5 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.52%) Python
5 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.52%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (57.58%) MCSE
2 28 (42.42%) MCSA
3 21 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (28.79%) Degree
5 12 (18.18%) MCP
6 11 (16.67%) CCNA
7 9 (13.64%) CCNP
7 9 (13.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (10.61%) CISSP
9 6 (9.09%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (6.06%) CEH
10 4 (6.06%) CISA
10 4 (6.06%) CISM
10 4 (6.06%) MCITP
10 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
10 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
11 3 (4.55%) CSSLP
11 3 (4.55%) GCIH
11 3 (4.55%) GCWN
11 3 (4.55%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.52%) GDPR
2 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 33 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 6 (9.09%) Terminal Services
4 6 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (3.03%) vSphere
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (18.18%) SCCM
2 7 (10.61%) NetBackup
3 6 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 6 (9.09%) HP Data Protector
3 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (9.09%) SCOM
4 5 (7.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (6.06%) QRadar
6 2 (3.03%) vCenter Server
6 2 (3.03%) WSUS
7 1 (1.52%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 51 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 26 (39.39%) VMware
3 16 (24.24%) Dell
4 14 (21.21%) HP
5 13 (19.70%) Cisco
5 13 (19.70%) Citrix
6 10 (15.15%) IBM
7 8 (12.12%) CommVault
8 7 (10.61%) 3PAR
8 7 (10.61%) SolarWinds
9 6 (9.09%) EqualLogic
9 6 (9.09%) NetApp
9 6 (9.09%) Symantec
9 6 (9.09%) Veritas
10 3 (4.55%) EMC
10 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.03%) Mitel
11 2 (3.03%) SAP
11 2 (3.03%) Veeam
12 1 (1.52%) Google