The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 1 October 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 103 103 83
Rank change year-on-year
0 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 25 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.69% 1.01% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.95% 3.71% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 26
Median daily rate £275 £238 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £136 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £396 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £16.92 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+24.11% +0.47%
Microsoft Certification
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
509 673 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.37% 27.18% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 343 296
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £502 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 49 20
Median hourly rate £15.75 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.02% +81.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.00 £51.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +5 9 £255 +7.36% 5
Slough -4 2 £275 +12.24% 2
Maidenhead -6 2 £440 - 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 44 (86.27%) Microsoft
2 39 (76.47%) Windows
3 29 (56.86%) MCSE
4 26 (50.98%) Active Directory
5 23 (45.10%) MS Excel
6 22 (43.14%) Degree
7 16 (31.37%) ITIL
7 16 (31.37%) DNS
7 16 (31.37%) Windows Server
8 15 (29.41%) Hyper-V
8 15 (29.41%) MCSA
9 14 (27.45%) MS Office
9 14 (27.45%) TCP/IP
10 12 (23.53%) Computer Science
10 12 (23.53%) PowerShell
11 11 (21.57%) Mentoring
11 11 (21.57%) MCITP
11 11 (21.57%) DHCP
11 11 (21.57%) HP
12 10 (19.61%) VPN
12 10 (19.61%) SQL
12 10 (19.61%) MCP
12 10 (19.61%) Load Balancing
12 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
12 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (17.65%) Marketing
13 9 (17.65%) MCTS
13 9 (17.65%) MCSD
13 9 (17.65%) SLA
14 8 (15.69%) IPv6

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.88%) Documentum
5 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.92%) IIS
5 2 (3.92%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (45.10%) MS Excel
2 14 (27.45%) MS Office
3 8 (15.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (13.73%) Office 365
3 2 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.92%) Yammer
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (31.37%) DNS
2 14 (27.45%) TCP/IP
3 11 (21.57%) DHCP
4 10 (19.61%) VPN
5 8 (15.69%) HTTP
5 8 (15.69%) IPsec
5 8 (15.69%) IPv6
5 8 (15.69%) Software-Defined Networking
6 5 (9.80%) Skype
7 4 (7.84%) Firewall
7 4 (7.84%) SAN
8 2 (3.92%) Ethernet
8 2 (3.92%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.92%) Internet
8 2 (3.92%) LAN
8 2 (3.92%) WAN
9 1 (1.96%) BGP
9 1 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.96%) Power BI
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (17.65%) Marketing
2 5 (9.80%) German Language
3 2 (3.92%) French Language
3 2 (3.92%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (3.92%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.96%) Finance
4 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (41.18%) Support Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (15.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Network Support
4 6 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Escalation Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Field Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Escalation Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Exchange Specialist
7 2 (3.92%) Messaging Specialist
7 2 (3.92%) SCCM Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Support Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) CSS
2 7 (13.73%) XML
3 4 (7.84%) .NET
4 2 (3.92%) ADO.NET
4 2 (3.92%) DCOM
5 1 (1.96%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 8 (15.69%) Public Cloud
3 5 (9.80%) Clustering
4 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.92%) PKI
6 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.96%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (76.47%) Windows
2 16 (31.37%) Windows Server
3 5 (9.80%) Windows 10
3 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.84%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.88%) Linux
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) ITIL
2 11 (21.57%) Mentoring
3 10 (19.61%) Load Balancing
4 7 (13.73%) Presales
4 7 (13.73%) Process Improvement
4 7 (13.73%) Workflow
5 6 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
5 6 (11.76%) Service Management
6 4 (7.84%) Network Management
7 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.88%) Migration
7 3 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (5.88%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.92%) Content Development
8 2 (3.92%) Data Centre Operations
8 2 (3.92%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (3.92%) Performance Optimisation
8 2 (3.92%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 10 (19.61%) SQL
3 8 (15.69%) VBScript
4 3 (5.88%) C#
4 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.92%) C++
5 2 (3.92%) VB
6 1 (1.96%) C
6 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (56.86%) MCSE
2 22 (43.14%) Degree
3 15 (29.41%) MCSA
4 11 (21.57%) MCITP
5 10 (19.61%) MCP
5 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
6 9 (17.65%) MCSD
6 9 (17.65%) MCTS
7 8 (15.69%) DV Cleared
8 3 (5.88%) CCNA
8 3 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (5.88%) MCDST
8 3 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (3.92%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (3.92%) MCAD
9 2 (3.92%) MCPD
9 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.96%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.96%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (50.98%) Active Directory
2 15 (29.41%) Hyper-V
3 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.84%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.96%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) WSUS
2 7 (13.73%) SCOM
2 7 (13.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (11.76%) SCCM
4 5 (9.80%) WMI
5 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (3.92%) Perfmon
6 2 (3.92%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.96%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 44 (86.27%) Microsoft
2 11 (21.57%) HP
3 8 (15.69%) VMware
4 6 (11.76%) Cisco
5 4 (7.84%) EMC
6 3 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.88%) Citrix
7 2 (3.92%) Dell
7 2 (3.92%) Hitachi
7 2 (3.92%) IBM
7 2 (3.92%) Intel
7 2 (3.92%) NetApp
7 2 (3.92%) Symantec
8 1 (1.96%) Adobe
8 1 (1.96%) Avaya
8 1 (1.96%) Epicor
8 1 (1.96%) IronPort
8 1 (1.96%) Polycom
8 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.96%) Veeam