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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 74 66 89
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +23
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 47 61 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.92% 2.39% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.85% 9.06% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 24
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£375 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £375 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £449 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Average hourly rate £17.07 £15.00 £20.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.80% -25.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +11.12%
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
686 673 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.05% 26.37% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 273 233
Average daily rate £375 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 10
Average hourly rate £17.07 £15.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% -55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £12.80 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £26.10 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -26.53%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 -1 34 £338 -20.58% 11
Bracknell +6 4 £380 -
Slough -5 2 - -
Wokingham - 2 £213 -
Ascot - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 71 (72.45%) Windows
2 54 (55.10%) Microsoft
3 52 (53.06%) MCSE
4 49 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 37 (37.76%) ITIL
6 33 (33.67%) MCTS
7 32 (32.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (30.61%) SQL Server
9 28 (28.57%) DNS
9 28 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (26.53%) Degree
11 25 (25.51%) Security Cleared
12 23 (23.47%) DHCP
13 22 (22.45%) MCITP
14 21 (21.43%) VMware
15 20 (20.41%) .NET
16 18 (18.37%) Service Management
16 18 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (17.35%) SC Cleared
17 17 (17.35%) SQL Server 2008
17 17 (17.35%) SQL
17 17 (17.35%) MS Exchange
18 16 (16.33%) C#
18 16 (16.33%) Linux
18 16 (16.33%) HP
19 15 (15.31%) Citrix
19 15 (15.31%) XML
19 15 (15.31%) SLA
20 13 (13.27%) Cisco
20 13 (13.27%) CCNA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (17.35%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.22%) IIS
3 10 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.10%) Lync
5 5 (5.10%) IBM Notes
5 5 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.02%) GroupWise
8 1 (1.02%) ArcGIS
8 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (13.27%) MS Office
1 13 (13.27%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (8.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (28.57%) DNS
2 23 (23.47%) DHCP
3 11 (11.22%) Firewall
4 10 (10.20%) VoIP
5 9 (9.18%) WAN
5 9 (9.18%) LAN
5 9 (9.18%) Internet
6 7 (7.14%) HTTP
6 7 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 7 (7.14%) VPN
7 6 (6.12%) SAN
8 5 (5.10%) RTP
8 5 (5.10%) ISDN
9 4 (4.08%) DMZ
10 2 (2.04%) HTTPS
10 2 (2.04%) SSL
10 2 (2.04%) FTP
10 2 (2.04%) POP3
10 2 (2.04%) IMAP
11 1 (1.02%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 17 (17.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (13.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (9.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (4.08%) EDRMS
8 3 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (3.06%) MySQL
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (10.20%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.02%) MSI
2 1 (1.02%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (5.10%) Finance
2 2 (2.04%) Publishing
3 1 (1.02%) Military
3 1 (1.02%) Back Office
3 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (22.45%) Support Engineer
2 15 (15.31%) Consultant
3 12 (12.24%) Analyst
4 9 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Consultant
5 8 (8.16%) Technical Leader
5 8 (8.16%) CRM Consultant
5 8 (8.16%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (8.16%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 8 (8.16%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 7 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Field Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.10%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Server Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) SQL DBA
8 4 (4.08%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.41%) .NET
2 15 (15.31%) XML
3 11 (11.22%) ASP.NET
4 10 (10.20%) CSS
4 10 (10.20%) HTML
5 8 (8.16%) WSDL
6 3 (3.06%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.06%) Software Packaging
7 2 (2.04%) WCF
8 1 (1.02%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.02%) LINQ
8 1 (1.02%) REST
8 1 (1.02%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 1 (1.02%) FastCGI
8 1 (1.02%) Application Packaging
8 1 (1.02%) Middleware
8 1 (1.02%) Ajax
8 1 (1.02%) ADO.NET
8 1 (1.02%) Classic ASP
8 1 (1.02%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Clustering
2 9 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.16%) Replication
4 7 (7.14%) Fat Client
4 7 (7.14%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.06%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.04%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 71 (72.45%) Windows
2 32 (32.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (16.33%) Linux
5 11 (11.22%) Windows 7
6 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (6.12%) Windows 2000 Server
7 6 (6.12%) UNIX
8 4 (4.08%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.08%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.04%) Windows NT
9 2 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (37.76%) ITIL
2 18 (18.37%) Service Management
3 13 (13.27%) Customer Engagement
4 11 (11.22%) Validation
4 11 (11.22%) Migration
5 9 (9.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (8.16%) CRM
7 7 (7.14%) Workflow
8 5 (5.10%) Performance Management
8 5 (5.10%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.10%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.08%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (4.08%) Load Balancing
10 3 (3.06%) Time Management
10 3 (3.06%) Software Deployment
10 3 (3.06%) Web Development
10 3 (3.06%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.06%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.06%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.06%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.35%) SQL
2 16 (16.33%) C#
3 9 (9.18%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.14%) C++
4 7 (7.14%) Java
4 7 (7.14%) C
4 7 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.10%) Bourne shell
5 5 (5.10%) Korn
5 5 (5.10%) Perl
5 5 (5.10%) VB
6 3 (3.06%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.02%) VBScript
8 1 (1.02%) VBA
8 1 (1.02%) Python
8 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.02%) Ruby
8 1 (1.02%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (53.06%) MCSE
2 33 (33.67%) MCTS
3 26 (26.53%) Degree
4 25 (25.51%) Security Cleared
5 22 (22.45%) MCITP
6 17 (17.35%) SC Cleared
7 13 (13.27%) DV Cleared
7 13 (13.27%) CCNA
7 13 (13.27%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (12.24%) MCP
9 10 (10.20%) CCA
9 10 (10.20%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (10.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (9.18%) MCSA
11 8 (8.16%) HNC
12 5 (5.10%) CCVP
13 4 (4.08%) MCSD
14 3 (3.06%) VCP4
14 3 (3.06%) VCAP
14 3 (3.06%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.31%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.18%) VMware ESX
4 6 (6.12%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.10%) NFS
5 5 (5.10%) vSphere
6 4 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.06%) KVM
7 3 (3.06%) XenApp
7 3 (3.06%) XenServer
7 3 (3.06%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.04%) Xen
9 1 (1.02%) UAG
9 1 (1.02%) vCloud
9 1 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) SCCM
2 7 (7.14%) SCOM
2 7 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 5 (5.10%) Nagios
4 4 (4.08%) WSUS
5 3 (3.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.02%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.02%) WMI
Vendors
1 54 (55.10%) Microsoft
2 21 (21.43%) VMware
3 16 (16.33%) HP
4 15 (15.31%) Citrix
5 13 (13.27%) Cisco
6 10 (10.20%) Red Hat
7 7 (7.14%) Symantec
8 6 (6.12%) Oracle
8 6 (6.12%) EMC
9 5 (5.10%) Lotus
9 5 (5.10%) Isilon
10 2 (2.04%) Altiris
10 2 (2.04%) IBM
10 2 (2.04%) Remedy
10 2 (2.04%) McAfee
10 2 (2.04%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.04%) NetApp
11 1 (1.02%) Novell
11 1 (1.02%) ESRI
11 1 (1.02%) Dell
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