The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 35 36 38
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 0.84% 0.42% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.30% 0.96% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Microsoft Certification
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Qualifications Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
87 104 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 36.40% 43.88% 27.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 26
Average daily rate £288 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.18% -4.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £155 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £82.50 £11.00 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+650.00% -71.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) MCSE
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) MCSA
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) SCCM
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Intel Security
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 2 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (33.33%) High Availability
4 2 (33.33%) Change Control
4 2 (33.33%) Software Distribution
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) Coaching
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) VBScript
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) IPsec
4 1 (16.67%) LTE
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) NAS
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IP Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) Device Driver
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) CESG
2 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Coaching
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 2 (33.33%) Software Distribution
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Network Management
3 1 (16.67%) Presales
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) MCSA
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) MCITP
4 1 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Intel Security
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Altiris
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) F5
4 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (16.67%) Wyse