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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 77 76 73
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 52 45 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.11% 1.78% 1.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.26% 7.96% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 27
Median daily rate £375 £398 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £255 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 4
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +51.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +14.75%
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
716 565 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.99% 22.33% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 264 287
Median daily rate £400 £398 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +8.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 12
Median hourly rate £15.25 £21.55 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.23% +48.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £39.00 £20.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +7 40 £375 - 7
Slough +4 2 £325 -5.10% 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 97 (84.35%) Microsoft
2 95 (82.61%) Windows
3 59 (51.30%) MCSE
4 54 (46.96%) MS Excel
5 50 (43.48%) Degree
5 50 (43.48%) Windows Server
6 49 (42.61%) ITIL
7 48 (41.74%) MCITP
8 45 (39.13%) Active Directory
9 38 (33.04%) DNS
10 34 (29.57%) Hyper-V
11 33 (28.70%) MS Office
11 33 (28.70%) Microsoft Azure
12 31 (26.96%) MCTS
13 30 (26.09%) SQL
14 29 (25.22%) TCP/IP
15 28 (24.35%) Service Management
15 28 (24.35%) Customer Engagement
16 27 (23.48%) Linux
16 27 (23.48%) PowerShell
17 26 (22.61%) MCSA
18 25 (21.74%) DHCP
19 23 (20.00%) VMware
20 21 (18.26%) Computer Science
21 20 (17.39%) VPN
21 20 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
21 20 (17.39%) MCP
21 20 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
22 19 (16.52%) HP
22 19 (16.52%) CCNA

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 12 (10.43%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.83%) IIS
3 6 (5.22%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.61%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 54 (46.96%) MS Excel
2 33 (28.70%) MS Office
3 5 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (28.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (14.78%) Office 365
3 4 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.87%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (33.04%) DNS
2 29 (25.22%) TCP/IP
3 25 (21.74%) DHCP
4 20 (17.39%) VPN
5 19 (16.52%) Firewall
5 19 (16.52%) Skype
6 15 (13.04%) HTTP
6 15 (13.04%) IPsec
6 15 (13.04%) IPv6
7 12 (10.43%) Software-Defined Networking
8 11 (9.57%) SAN
9 9 (7.83%) Ethernet
9 9 (7.83%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (5.22%) BGP
10 6 (5.22%) Wireless
11 5 (4.35%) Internet
11 5 (4.35%) LAN
11 5 (4.35%) WAN
12 4 (3.48%) Wireshark
13 3 (2.61%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.52%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 15 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (11.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (10.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (4.35%) Big Data
6 5 (4.35%) PerformancePoint
6 5 (4.35%) QlikView
7 4 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.48%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.48%) OLAP
7 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.61%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.61%) Datazen
8 3 (2.61%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Fiddler
1 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (13.04%) German Language
2 11 (9.57%) Marketing
3 9 (7.83%) French Language
4 5 (4.35%) Finance
5 2 (1.74%) Back Office
5 2 (1.74%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (1.74%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.87%) Law
6 1 (0.87%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (36.52%) Support Engineer
2 20 (17.39%) Field Engineer
3 11 (9.57%) Consultant
3 11 (9.57%) Technical Support
4 10 (8.70%) Developer
5 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Engineer
5 9 (7.83%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 8 (6.96%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Consultant
7 7 (6.09%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) Escalation Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) Technical Support Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Linux Support Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Network Support
8 6 (5.22%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.52%) .NET
2 15 (13.04%) CSS
3 14 (12.17%) XML
4 9 (7.83%) ADO.NET
5 3 (2.61%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.61%) 802.1X
5 3 (2.61%) ADO
5 3 (2.61%) Ajax
5 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.61%) FastCGI
5 3 (2.61%) LINQ
5 3 (2.61%) Middleware
5 3 (2.61%) ODBC
5 3 (2.61%) OLE
5 3 (2.61%) OLE DB
5 3 (2.61%) RSS
5 3 (2.61%) WCF
5 3 (2.61%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 3 (2.61%) WPF
5 3 (2.61%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.26%) Computer Science
2 14 (12.17%) Public Cloud
3 8 (6.96%) Clustering
4 5 (4.35%) PKI
5 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.48%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.61%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.61%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (2.61%) Statistics
7 2 (1.74%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.74%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.74%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.74%) NHS
7 2 (1.74%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.87%) BYOD
8 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.87%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.87%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 95 (82.61%) Windows
2 50 (43.48%) Windows Server
3 27 (23.48%) Linux
4 11 (9.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.22%) Ubuntu
8 5 (4.35%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.48%) Unix
10 3 (2.61%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.87%) VMS
11 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (42.61%) ITIL
2 28 (24.35%) Customer Engagement
2 28 (24.35%) Service Management
3 20 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (16.52%) Mentoring
5 15 (13.04%) Load Balancing
6 11 (9.57%) Presales
6 11 (9.57%) Process Improvement
6 11 (9.57%) Workflow
7 10 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (6.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (6.09%) Software Testing
9 6 (5.22%) Data Modelling
9 6 (5.22%) Incident Management
9 6 (5.22%) Migration
9 6 (5.22%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.35%) Data Cleansing
10 5 (4.35%) High Availability
11 4 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (2.61%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.09%) SQL
2 27 (23.48%) PowerShell
3 16 (13.91%) T-SQL
4 14 (12.17%) C#
5 13 (11.30%) VBScript
6 10 (8.70%) C++
7 9 (7.83%) C
7 9 (7.83%) Python
8 7 (6.09%) Ruby
8 7 (6.09%) VB
9 6 (5.22%) Java
10 5 (4.35%) VBA
11 3 (2.61%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.61%) PHP
11 3 (2.61%) R
11 3 (2.61%) Scala
11 3 (2.61%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.74%) Perl
12 2 (1.74%) sed
Qualifications
1 59 (51.30%) MCSE
2 50 (43.48%) Degree
3 48 (41.74%) MCITP
4 31 (26.96%) MCTS
5 26 (22.61%) MCSA
6 20 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (17.39%) MCP
7 19 (16.52%) CCNA
8 16 (13.91%) MCDST
8 16 (13.91%) MCSD
9 11 (9.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (5.22%) HNC
10 6 (5.22%) RHCSA
10 6 (5.22%) Security Cleared
11 5 (4.35%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.61%) CISSP
12 3 (2.61%) MCAD
12 3 (2.61%) MCPD
13 2 (1.74%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.87%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.57%) SLA
2 1 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 34 (29.57%) Hyper-V
3 19 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.22%) Terminal Server
5 5 (4.35%) BitLocker
5 5 (4.35%) UAG
5 5 (4.35%) vSphere
5 5 (4.35%) XenApp
6 4 (3.48%) XenServer
7 3 (2.61%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.74%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.87%) vCloud
9 1 (0.87%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (13.91%) WSUS
2 11 (9.57%) SCCM
2 11 (9.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (8.70%) SCOM
4 8 (6.96%) SCVMM
5 5 (4.35%) Puppet
5 5 (4.35%) Windows Intune
5 5 (4.35%) WMI
6 4 (3.48%) Nagios
6 4 (3.48%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.74%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.87%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.87%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.87%) vRealize
Vendors
1 97 (84.35%) Microsoft
2 23 (20.00%) VMware
3 19 (16.52%) HP
4 16 (13.91%) Cisco
5 13 (11.30%) Citrix
6 11 (9.57%) IBM
6 11 (9.57%) Red Hat
7 9 (7.83%) Dell
7 9 (7.83%) Hitachi
7 9 (7.83%) Intel
7 9 (7.83%) Remedy
8 7 (6.09%) Oracle
9 5 (4.35%) Tableau
10 4 (3.48%) Altiris
11 3 (2.61%) RightScale
12 2 (1.74%) Symantec
13 1 (0.87%) Apple
13 1 (0.87%) CA
13 1 (0.87%) Epicor
13 1 (0.87%) NetApp
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £24.00 - £24.12 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago