The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Berkshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 79 65 90
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 40 57 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.64% 2.34% 1.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.78% 9.21% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +24.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £175 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £432 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £17.23 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-8.56% +6.00%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
692 619 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.34% 25.43% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 241 252
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 5
Average hourly rate £17.07 £19.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
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Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -11 21 £400 +3.89% 4
Bracknell +3 3 £380 +26.66% 2
Slough +1 2 - - 6
Wokingham - 1 £201 - 2
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 69 (77.53%) Windows
2 58 (65.17%) Microsoft
3 44 (49.44%) Active Directory
4 41 (46.07%) MCSE
5 33 (37.08%) ITIL
6 32 (35.96%) MCTS
6 32 (35.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (31.46%) SQL Server
8 26 (29.21%) Degree
9 25 (28.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (26.97%) DNS
11 21 (23.60%) MCITP
12 20 (22.47%) .NET
13 18 (20.22%) MS Excel
13 18 (20.22%) SLA
13 18 (20.22%) VMware
13 18 (20.22%) Security Cleared
14 17 (19.10%) SQL Server 2008
14 17 (19.10%) MS Exchange
14 17 (19.10%) DHCP
14 17 (19.10%) C#
14 17 (19.10%) SQL
15 16 (17.98%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (16.85%) Service Management
17 14 (15.73%) CCNA
17 14 (15.73%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (15.73%) IIS
17 14 (15.73%) MS Office
17 14 (15.73%) XML
17 14 (15.73%) Cisco

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 17 (19.10%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.73%) IIS
3 8 (8.99%) Lync
3 8 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.49%) Live Communications Server
5 4 (4.49%) IBM Notes
5 4 (4.49%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.12%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 18 (20.22%) MS Excel
2 14 (15.73%) MS Office
3 5 (5.62%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Office 365
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (26.97%) DNS
2 17 (19.10%) DHCP
3 13 (14.61%) VoIP
4 9 (10.11%) Firewall
4 9 (10.11%) RTP
4 9 (10.11%) WAN
4 9 (10.11%) LAN
4 9 (10.11%) TCP/IP
5 7 (7.87%) Internet
5 7 (7.87%) VPN
6 6 (6.74%) HTTP
6 6 (6.74%) SAN
7 5 (5.62%) ISDN
8 4 (4.49%) PBX
8 4 (4.49%) PSTN
9 2 (2.25%) NAS
9 2 (2.25%) HTTPS
9 2 (2.25%) FTP
9 2 (2.25%) LDAP
9 2 (2.25%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (31.46%) SQL Server
2 17 (19.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (14.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (10.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (10.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (10.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.49%) EDRMS
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.37%) MySQL
7 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (13.48%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.12%) MSI
2 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (6.74%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.37%) Publishing
4 1 (1.12%) Back Office
4 1 (1.12%) Military
4 1 (1.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (20.22%) Consultant
1 18 (20.22%) Support Engineer
2 12 (13.48%) Analyst
3 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Consultant
4 8 (8.99%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 8 (8.99%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 8 (8.99%) Technical Leader
4 8 (8.99%) CRM Consultant
4 8 (8.99%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Help Desk Analyst
5 7 (7.87%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) Server Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Service Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Support Consultant
7 5 (5.62%) Senior Support Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Field Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (3.37%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.47%) .NET
2 14 (15.73%) XML
3 10 (11.24%) ASP.NET
3 10 (11.24%) CSS
3 10 (11.24%) HTML
4 8 (8.99%) WSDL
5 4 (4.49%) WCF
5 4 (4.49%) XSD
6 2 (2.25%) Software Packaging
7 1 (1.12%) Middleware
7 1 (1.12%) SAML
7 1 (1.12%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.12%) XSLT
7 1 (1.12%) MAPI
7 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.12%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Clustering
2 5 (5.62%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.37%) Replication
4 2 (2.25%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.25%) PKI
4 2 (2.25%) Blog
4 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.25%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.25%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 69 (77.53%) Windows
2 32 (35.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (28.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (7.87%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.74%) Windows 2000 Server
6 6 (6.74%) Linux
7 5 (5.62%) Windows 2000
7 5 (5.62%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.37%) Windows NT
8 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.25%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.25%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.12%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.08%) ITIL
2 15 (16.85%) Service Management
3 12 (13.48%) Customer Engagement
4 10 (11.24%) Validation
5 9 (10.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (8.99%) Incident Management
6 8 (8.99%) CRM
6 8 (8.99%) Migration
7 7 (7.87%) Workflow
8 6 (6.74%) ITSM
9 5 (5.62%) ERP
10 4 (4.49%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (4.49%) Load Balancing
10 4 (4.49%) Network Load Balancing
11 3 (3.37%) Configuration Management
11 3 (3.37%) E-Commerce
11 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Architecture
12 2 (2.25%) Performance Management
12 2 (2.25%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (2.25%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.10%) C#
1 17 (19.10%) SQL
2 9 (10.11%) C++
3 8 (8.99%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.74%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.74%) Java
5 5 (5.62%) C
5 5 (5.62%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (46.07%) MCSE
2 32 (35.96%) MCTS
3 26 (29.21%) Degree
4 21 (23.60%) MCITP
5 18 (20.22%) Security Cleared
6 14 (15.73%) CCNA
6 14 (15.73%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (12.36%) MCSA
7 11 (12.36%) SC Cleared
8 9 (10.11%) MCP
8 9 (10.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (8.99%) DV Cleared
10 6 (6.74%) MCSD
11 5 (5.62%) CCVP
12 3 (3.37%) CCA
12 3 (3.37%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (3.37%) VCP5
12 3 (3.37%) VCAP
12 3 (3.37%) VCP4
13 2 (2.25%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.22%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (49.44%) Active Directory
2 16 (17.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.74%) VMware ESX
4 5 (5.62%) vSphere
5 4 (4.49%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.49%) XenApp
5 4 (4.49%) XenServer
6 3 (3.37%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.37%) KVM
7 2 (2.25%) NLBS
8 1 (1.12%) Xen
8 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.12%) vCloud
8 1 (1.12%) UAG
8 1 (1.12%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) SCCM
1 6 (6.74%) SCOM
2 4 (4.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (4.49%) WSUS
3 2 (2.25%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.12%) WMI
4 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 58 (65.17%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.22%) VMware
3 14 (15.73%) Cisco
3 14 (15.73%) Citrix
4 8 (8.99%) Symantec
5 7 (7.87%) HP
6 6 (6.74%) Oracle
6 6 (6.74%) Lotus
7 5 (5.62%) McAfee
7 5 (5.62%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.37%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.37%) Altiris
9 2 (2.25%) Nortel
9 2 (2.25%) Remedy
9 2 (2.25%) Avaya
9 2 (2.25%) NetApp
10 1 (1.12%) ESRI
10 1 (1.12%) Juniper
10 1 (1.12%) IBM
10 1 (1.12%) Fujitsu
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