Period
to 19 October 2019

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 19 October 2019 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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 149 129 98
Rank change year-on-year -20 -31 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 33 83 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.83% 1.63% 2.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.85% 8.51% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 40 43
East of England median daily rate £300 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £190 £163 £141
90th Percentile £415 £478 £575
England median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 - £14.50
10th Percentile £15.25 - £11.25
90th Percentile £15.75 - £20.51
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.35 £16.00
% change year-on-year +22.32% +2.19% -21.05%

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 857 975 956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.55% 19.10% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 480 490
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £200 £190 £200
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 72 96
East of England median hourly rate £33.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.57% -2.78% -11.83%
10th Percentile £15.25 £10.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.50 £46.25
England median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £26.55
% change year-on-year +44.00% -5.85% +4.13%

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 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019. 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 20 £380 +1.33% 5
Essex +16 5 £188 -50.00% 9
Bedfordshire +12 5 £194 -38.49% 3
Hertfordshire -7 4 £238 +35.71% 16
Norfolk -2 1 £188 -50.00% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 23 (69.70%) Windows
3 21 (63.64%) MCSE
4 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
5 11 (33.33%) Asset Management
6 10 (30.30%) Migration
6 10 (30.30%) Cisco
6 10 (30.30%) Project Management
6 10 (30.30%) Skype for Business
7 9 (27.27%) Office 365
7 9 (27.27%) Windows 10
7 9 (27.27%) Server Building
7 9 (27.27%) NHS
7 9 (27.27%) VMware
7 9 (27.27%) Azure
8 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
8 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
8 8 (24.24%) Manufacturing
8 8 (24.24%) MCSA
8 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (21.21%) Virtual Environments
9 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
9 7 (21.21%) Web Services
9 7 (21.21%) Windows 2000
9 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
9 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
9 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2007

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 (30.30%) Skype for Business
2 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
2 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.03%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Azure
1 9 (27.27%) Office 365
2 6 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) AWS
3 1 (3.03%) Mimecast
3 1 (3.03%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Skype
2 5 (15.15%) LAN
3 4 (12.12%) Firewall
4 2 (6.06%) NAS
4 2 (6.06%) SAN
4 2 (6.06%) WAN
5 1 (3.03%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Data Lake
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.03%) Power BI
1 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MSI
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (24.24%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.12%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (9.09%) Automotive
3 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 3 (9.09%) Public Sector
4 2 (6.06%) Electronics
4 2 (6.06%) Marketing
4 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Field Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Developer
3 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Implementation Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.03%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (3.03%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Angular Developer
5 1 (3.03%) AWS Architect
5 1 (3.03%) AWS Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Azure Architect
5 1 (3.03%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (3.03%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.03%) MDX
2 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) NHS
2 4 (12.12%) Driving Licence
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) iPad
4 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (69.70%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows 10
3 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (21.21%) Windows 2000
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 10 (30.30%) Migration
2 10 (30.30%) Project Management
3 9 (27.27%) Server Building
4 7 (21.21%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (12.12%) ITIL
7 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 3 (9.09%) Process Improvement
7 3 (9.09%) Service Management
8 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
8 2 (6.06%) Change Management
8 2 (6.06%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
8 2 (6.06%) Preventative Maintenance
8 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
8 2 (6.06%) Server Management
8 2 (6.06%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 21 (63.64%) MCSE
2 8 (24.24%) MCSA
3 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
4 6 (18.18%) Degree
4 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 4 (12.12%) CCNA
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (12.12%) MCP
5 4 (12.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (9.09%) Master's Degree
7 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.03%) AWS Certification
8 1 (3.03%) CCNP
8 1 (3.03%) MCITP
8 1 (3.03%) MCSD
8 1 (3.03%) MCTS
8 1 (3.03%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (6.06%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.03%) SCCM
4 1 (3.03%) vRealize
4 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 10 (30.30%) Cisco
3 9 (27.27%) VMware
4 7 (21.21%) Polycom
5 3 (9.09%) Citrix
5 3 (9.09%) Ivanti
5 3 (9.09%) SAP
5 3 (9.09%) SonicWALL
6 2 (6.06%) BMC
6 2 (6.06%) Extreme Networks
6 2 (6.06%) Nimble Storage
6 2 (6.06%) Remedy
7 1 (3.03%) IBM
7 1 (3.03%) Lotus
7 1 (3.03%) Meraki
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) Sophos
7 1 (3.03%) Veeam
7 1 (3.03%) Veritas