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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 25 48
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +23
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.65% 3.45% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.13% 13.73% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £325 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +85.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.88%
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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
78 51 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 32.10% 25.12% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 31 20
Average daily rate £383 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £105 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Basingstoke region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) Clustering
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) vSphere
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) VBScript
5 3 (42.86%) IIS
5 3 (42.86%) Linux
5 3 (42.86%) MCSE
5 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 3 (42.86%) MCITP
5 3 (42.86%) SCCM
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (28.57%) vMotion
6 2 (28.57%) VCP4
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (28.57%) MCTS
6 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) IIS
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) DMZ
3 1 (14.29%) Intranet
3 1 (14.29%) Extranet
3 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
3 1 (14.29%) NAS
3 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) MySQL
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Build Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Clustering
2 2 (28.57%) Replication
3 1 (14.29%) Life Science
3 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (28.57%) Operations Management
1 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
1 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) Server Building
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) VBScript
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) MCITP
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) MCSA
2 2 (28.57%) MCDBA
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (28.57%) MCTS
2 2 (28.57%) MCP
2 2 (28.57%) VCP4
3 1 (14.29%) MOS
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) vSphere
3 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) vMotion
3 1 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) CommVault
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) McAfee
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Intel
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix