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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 55 92 80
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 71 40 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.84% 1.43% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.63% 6.14% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 22 22
Median daily rate £375 £386 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £205 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
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 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+42.20% -
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
668 651 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.70% 23.22% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 303 292
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 19
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.88 £15.93 £13.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £39.00 £27.88
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 3 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 3 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 +22 57 £375 +42.85% 2
Slough +8 1 - - 3
Bracknell -1 1 £450 +5.88% 2
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 95 (81.20%) Microsoft
2 93 (79.49%) Windows
3 56 (47.86%) MCSE
4 55 (47.01%) ITIL
5 54 (46.15%) MS Excel
6 50 (42.74%) MCITP
6 50 (42.74%) Windows Server
7 48 (41.03%) Degree
8 47 (40.17%) Active Directory
9 36 (30.77%) DNS
10 34 (29.06%) SQL
10 34 (29.06%) MS Office
10 34 (29.06%) Microsoft Azure
11 33 (28.21%) Service Management
12 32 (27.35%) MCTS
12 32 (27.35%) Customer Engagement
13 29 (24.79%) Hyper-V
14 27 (23.08%) PowerShell
14 27 (23.08%) Linux
15 24 (20.51%) TCP/IP
15 24 (20.51%) DHCP
16 23 (19.66%) MCSA
16 23 (19.66%) VMware
17 20 (17.09%) Business Intelligence
17 20 (17.09%) Firewall
17 20 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (16.24%) Office 365
18 19 (16.24%) Skype
18 19 (16.24%) HP
18 19 (16.24%) Cisco Certification

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 13 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.69%) IIS
3 6 (5.13%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.56%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 54 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 34 (29.06%) MS Office
3 5 (4.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (29.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (16.24%) Office 365
3 6 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (30.77%) DNS
2 24 (20.51%) DHCP
2 24 (20.51%) TCP/IP
3 20 (17.09%) Firewall
4 19 (16.24%) Skype
5 16 (13.68%) VPN
6 12 (10.26%) HTTP
6 12 (10.26%) IPsec
6 12 (10.26%) IPv6
7 11 (9.40%) SAN
8 9 (7.69%) Software-Defined Networking
9 8 (6.84%) Ethernet
9 8 (6.84%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (5.98%) LAN
10 7 (5.98%) WAN
11 6 (5.13%) BGP
11 6 (5.13%) Wireless
12 5 (4.27%) Internet
13 4 (3.42%) Wireshark
14 3 (2.56%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.24%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 16 (13.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 13 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.27%) Big Data
5 5 (4.27%) PerformancePoint
5 5 (4.27%) QlikView
6 4 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.42%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.42%) OLAP
7 3 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (2.56%) Datazen
7 3 (2.56%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.56%) Power BI
7 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.56%) Fiddler
3 2 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (11.97%) German Language
2 8 (6.84%) French Language
2 8 (6.84%) Marketing
3 5 (4.27%) Finance
4 2 (1.71%) Back Office
5 1 (0.85%) Law
5 1 (0.85%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (0.85%) Publishing
5 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 23 (19.66%) Field Engineer
3 11 (9.40%) Consultant
3 11 (9.40%) Developer
3 11 (9.40%) Technical Support
4 9 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
5 8 (6.84%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (6.84%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 7 (5.98%) Microsoft Engineer
6 7 (5.98%) Technical Consultant
6 7 (5.98%) Technical Engineer
6 7 (5.98%) Technical Support Engineer
6 7 (5.98%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (5.13%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (5.13%) Linux Support
7 6 (5.13%) Linux Support Engineer
7 6 (5.13%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.24%) .NET
2 13 (11.11%) CSS
2 13 (11.11%) XML
3 8 (6.84%) ADO.NET
4 4 (3.42%) Middleware
5 3 (2.56%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.56%) 802.1X
5 3 (2.56%) ADO
5 3 (2.56%) Ajax
5 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.56%) Autofac
5 3 (2.56%) LINQ
5 3 (2.56%) ODBC
5 3 (2.56%) OLE
5 3 (2.56%) OLE DB
5 3 (2.56%) RSS
5 3 (2.56%) WCF
5 3 (2.56%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 3 (2.56%) WPF
5 3 (2.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.82%) Computer Science
2 11 (9.40%) Public Cloud
3 8 (6.84%) Clustering
4 5 (4.27%) PKI
5 4 (3.42%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.42%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.56%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.56%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.56%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (2.56%) Statistics
7 2 (1.71%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.71%) NHS
7 2 (1.71%) Replication
7 2 (1.71%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.85%) BYOD
8 1 (0.85%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.85%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.85%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 93 (79.49%) Windows
2 50 (42.74%) Windows Server
3 27 (23.08%) Linux
4 12 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.13%) Ubuntu
6 6 (5.13%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.42%) Unix
7 4 (3.42%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.85%) VMS
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (47.01%) ITIL
2 33 (28.21%) Service Management
3 32 (27.35%) Customer Engagement
4 20 (17.09%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (11.97%) Mentoring
6 11 (9.40%) Load Balancing
7 10 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (6.84%) Migration
9 8 (6.84%) Presales
9 8 (6.84%) Process Improvement
9 8 (6.84%) Workflow
10 6 (5.13%) High Availability
10 6 (5.13%) Incident Management
10 6 (5.13%) Problem Management
10 6 (5.13%) Software Testing
11 5 (4.27%) Data Cleansing
11 5 (4.27%) Data Modelling
12 4 (3.42%) Information Security
12 4 (3.42%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (29.06%) SQL
2 27 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 16 (13.68%) T-SQL
4 15 (12.82%) C#
5 12 (10.26%) VBScript
6 9 (7.69%) C
6 9 (7.69%) C++
6 9 (7.69%) Python
7 8 (6.84%) Ruby
8 6 (5.13%) Java
8 6 (5.13%) VB
9 5 (4.27%) VB.NET
9 5 (4.27%) VBA
10 3 (2.56%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.56%) PHP
10 3 (2.56%) R
10 3 (2.56%) Scala
11 2 (1.71%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.71%) Perl
11 2 (1.71%) sed
Qualifications
1 56 (47.86%) MCSE
2 50 (42.74%) MCITP
3 48 (41.03%) Degree
4 32 (27.35%) MCTS
5 23 (19.66%) MCSA
6 19 (16.24%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (16.24%) MCP
7 18 (15.38%) CCNA
8 16 (13.68%) MCDST
8 16 (13.68%) MCSD
9 9 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (6.84%) Security Cleared
11 6 (5.13%) HNC
11 6 (5.13%) RHCSA
12 5 (4.27%) DV Cleared
13 3 (2.56%) CISSP
14 2 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (1.71%) MCAD
14 2 (1.71%) MCPD
14 2 (1.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.40%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (40.17%) Active Directory
2 29 (24.79%) Hyper-V
3 20 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.98%) vSphere
5 6 (5.13%) Terminal Server
6 5 (4.27%) BitLocker
6 5 (4.27%) UAG
6 5 (4.27%) XenApp
7 3 (2.56%) ISA Server
7 3 (2.56%) XenServer
8 2 (1.71%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (13.68%) WSUS
2 12 (10.26%) SCCM
3 10 (8.55%) SCOM
4 8 (6.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (5.98%) SCVMM
6 6 (5.13%) Puppet
6 6 (5.13%) Windows Intune
7 5 (4.27%) WMI
8 4 (3.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (3.42%) Nagios
8 4 (3.42%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 95 (81.20%) Microsoft
2 23 (19.66%) VMware
3 19 (16.24%) HP
4 15 (12.82%) Cisco
5 12 (10.26%) Red Hat
6 11 (9.40%) Citrix
7 10 (8.55%) IBM
8 9 (7.69%) Dell
8 9 (7.69%) Remedy
9 8 (6.84%) Hitachi
9 8 (6.84%) Intel
9 8 (6.84%) Oracle
10 5 (4.27%) Tableau
11 4 (3.42%) Altiris
11 4 (3.42%) RightScale
12 2 (1.71%) Symantec
13 1 (0.85%) Apple
13 1 (0.85%) Avaya
13 1 (0.85%) CA
13 1 (0.85%) Epicor
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