Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 57 68
Rank change year-on-year -24 +11 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.78% 2.76% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.94% 11.16% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 9
Essex median daily rate £275 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -17.24% +28.32%
10th Percentile £148 £234 £116
90th Percentile £350 £350 £450
East of England median daily rate £300 £275 £320
% change year-on-year +9.09% -14.06% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Essex median hourly rate - £16.50 -
East of England median hourly rate £14.18 £10.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year +41.80% -36.59% -13.59%

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 Essex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Essex
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 128 215 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.28% 24.68% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 145 87
Essex median daily rate £400 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £164 £225 £240
90th Percentile £539 £495 £550
East of England median daily rate £391 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +7.79% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 31 21
Essex median hourly rate £26.44 £34.70 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.80% -16.39% +23.05%
10th Percentile £18.46 £15.75 £25.25
90th Percentile £39.90 £45.00 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £27.62 £21.50
% change year-on-year -34.83% +28.47% +7.50%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Essex

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Essex

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Essex over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Essex

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Essex

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 19 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
Basildon +3 5 £275 -4.35%
Brentwood - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £400 -
Thurrock - 1 £138 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 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 Essex region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) MCSE
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (50.00%) CCNA
4 7 (50.00%) Cisco
5 6 (42.86%) MCP
6 5 (35.71%) CCA
6 5 (35.71%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (35.71%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
7 4 (28.57%) Degree
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (28.57%) MCSA
7 4 (28.57%) LAN
7 4 (28.57%) WLAN
7 4 (28.57%) WAN
8 3 (21.43%) Windows
8 3 (21.43%) ITIL
8 3 (21.43%) CCNP
8 3 (21.43%) Migration
8 3 (21.43%) VMware
8 3 (21.43%) Strategic Planning
8 3 (21.43%) NHS
8 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
9 2 (14.29%) IaaS
9 2 (14.29%) Coaching
9 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (14.29%) AWS Certification

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) IaaS
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) LAN
1 4 (28.57%) WAN
1 4 (28.57%) WLAN
2 2 (14.29%) Internet
2 2 (14.29%) WebEx
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MorphX
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) AWS Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Azure Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Data Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) NHS
3 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (14.29%) Public Cloud
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
4 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) PDA
4 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Coaching
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (14.29%) Time Management
3 2 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL V2
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
1 1 (7.14%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) MCSE
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (50.00%) CCNA
4 6 (42.86%) MCP
5 5 (35.71%) CCA
5 5 (35.71%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (28.57%) Degree
6 4 (28.57%) MCSA
7 3 (21.43%) CCNP
8 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
8 2 (14.29%) AWS Certification
8 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (14.29%) CISSP
8 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (7.14%) DameWare
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Symantec