The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 April 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
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 30 25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk - 0.80% 4.59%
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.41% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Median daily rate - £431 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £350 £321
% change year-on-year -17.85% +9.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.28 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.96% +21.83%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk.

Academic & Professional Certification
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 10 37 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 7.63% 14.80% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 28 26
Median daily rate £325 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -14.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £200 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.44% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +40.00%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Suffolk

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Suffolk

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) WLAN
2 5 (83.33%) CCNA
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Wireless
3 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (50.00%) CCA
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Firmware
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) MCSA
3 3 (50.00%) MCP
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
3 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (50.00%) System Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (50.00%) Coaching
3 3 (50.00%) Security Patching
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) Wireless
1 5 (83.33%) WLAN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Designer
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Coaching
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (50.00%) Security Patching
1 3 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
1 3 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Business Development
3 1 (16.67%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
1 1 (16.67%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
2 5 (83.33%) CCNA
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) CCA
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (50.00%) MCP
3 3 (50.00%) MCSA
4 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Firmware
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) VMware