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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 101 93 78
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 27 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.71% 1.05% 1.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.06% 4.19% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 23
Median daily rate £310 £264 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.53% -29.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £137 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £405 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Median hourly rate £24.06 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.67 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+53.14% +5.00%
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
523 645 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.06% 25.20% 28.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 329 316
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +6.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 19
Median hourly rate £15.75 £30.90 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.02% +62.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £21.55 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.39 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +6 8 £255 -19.36% 5
Slough -1 1 - - 6
Maidenhead -5 1 £500 +56.25%
Wokingham - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 59 (86.76%) Microsoft
2 54 (79.41%) Windows
3 37 (54.41%) MCSE
4 33 (48.53%) MS Excel
5 28 (41.18%) Degree
6 27 (39.71%) Active Directory
7 26 (38.24%) Windows Server
8 24 (35.29%) Hyper-V
9 22 (32.35%) TCP/IP
9 22 (32.35%) DNS
9 22 (32.35%) MCSA
10 21 (30.88%) ITIL
11 18 (26.47%) PowerShell
11 18 (26.47%) MCITP
12 17 (25.00%) Computer Science
12 17 (25.00%) Mentoring
12 17 (25.00%) MS Office
13 16 (23.53%) VPN
13 16 (23.53%) DHCP
13 16 (23.53%) Load Balancing
14 15 (22.06%) HP
15 14 (20.59%) HTTP
15 14 (20.59%) SQL
16 13 (19.12%) VBScript
16 13 (19.12%) .NET
16 13 (19.12%) MCP
16 13 (19.12%) MCSD
16 13 (19.12%) CSS
16 13 (19.12%) Linux
16 13 (19.12%) 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 6 (8.82%) MS Exchange
1 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.41%) Documentum
2 3 (4.41%) IIS
3 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (48.53%) MS Excel
2 17 (25.00%) MS Office
3 9 (13.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.47%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.35%) Office 365
3 1 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (32.35%) DNS
1 22 (32.35%) TCP/IP
2 16 (23.53%) DHCP
2 16 (23.53%) VPN
3 14 (20.59%) HTTP
4 13 (19.12%) IPsec
4 13 (19.12%) IPv6
4 13 (19.12%) Software-Defined Networking
5 9 (13.24%) Skype
6 7 (10.29%) SAN
7 6 (8.82%) BGP
7 6 (8.82%) Firewall
8 5 (7.35%) Ethernet
8 5 (7.35%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (4.41%) Wireshark
10 2 (2.94%) Internet
11 1 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.47%) Network Security
11 1 (1.47%) SSL
11 1 (1.47%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.41%) Power BI
4 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.47%) Big Data
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.47%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (17.65%) Marketing
2 9 (13.24%) German Language
3 4 (5.88%) French Language
4 2 (2.94%) Finance
4 2 (2.94%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (2.94%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.47%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (44.12%) Support Engineer
2 9 (13.24%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Field Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Network Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Network Support
4 7 (10.29%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Azure Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Escalation Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Consultant
7 4 (5.88%) Technical Support
8 3 (4.41%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Technical Support Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Messaging Specialist
9 2 (2.94%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.12%) .NET
1 13 (19.12%) CSS
2 12 (17.65%) XML
3 4 (5.88%) ADO.NET
4 2 (2.94%) DCOM
5 1 (1.47%) Ajax
5 1 (1.47%) AppFabric
5 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.47%) FastCGI
5 1 (1.47%) LINQ
5 1 (1.47%) REST
5 1 (1.47%) WCF
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 1 (1.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 13 (19.12%) Public Cloud
3 5 (7.35%) Clustering
4 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.94%) PKI
6 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.47%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.47%) Replication
6 1 (1.47%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 54 (79.41%) Windows
2 26 (38.24%) Windows Server
3 13 (19.12%) Linux
4 6 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (8.82%) Ubuntu
5 5 (7.35%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.41%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.41%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.88%) ITIL
2 17 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 16 (23.53%) Load Balancing
4 12 (17.65%) Presales
4 12 (17.65%) Process Improvement
4 12 (17.65%) Workflow
5 10 (14.71%) Service Management
6 9 (13.24%) Customer Engagement
7 7 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (10.29%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.88%) Network Management
8 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.41%) Data Modelling
9 3 (4.41%) High Availability
9 3 (4.41%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (4.41%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
10 2 (2.94%) Content Development
10 2 (2.94%) Performance Optimisation
10 2 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.47%) PowerShell
2 14 (20.59%) SQL
3 13 (19.12%) VBScript
4 10 (14.71%) C#
5 7 (10.29%) C++
5 7 (10.29%) VB
6 6 (8.82%) C
6 6 (8.82%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.94%) Python
7 2 (2.94%) Ruby
8 1 (1.47%) Java
8 1 (1.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (54.41%) MCSE
2 28 (41.18%) Degree
3 22 (32.35%) MCSA
4 18 (26.47%) MCITP
5 13 (19.12%) MCP
5 13 (19.12%) MCSD
6 12 (17.65%) MCTS
7 11 (16.18%) Security Cleared
8 9 (13.24%) DV Cleared
9 8 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (10.29%) CCNA
10 7 (10.29%) MCDST
10 7 (10.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (4.41%) MCAD
11 3 (4.41%) MCPD
12 2 (2.94%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
13 1 (1.47%) A+ Certification
13 1 (1.47%) CCAA
13 1 (1.47%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.71%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.47%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (39.71%) Active Directory
2 24 (35.29%) Hyper-V
3 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.47%) vSphere
5 1 (1.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (17.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (13.24%) WSUS
3 8 (11.76%) SCOM
4 6 (8.82%) SCCM
5 5 (7.35%) WMI
6 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (2.94%) Perfmon
7 2 (2.94%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.47%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 59 (86.76%) Microsoft
2 15 (22.06%) HP
3 11 (16.18%) Cisco
3 11 (16.18%) VMware
4 6 (8.82%) Red Hat
5 5 (7.35%) Dell
5 5 (7.35%) Hitachi
5 5 (7.35%) IBM
5 5 (7.35%) Intel
6 4 (5.88%) Citrix
6 4 (5.88%) EMC
7 3 (4.41%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.94%) Symantec
9 1 (1.47%) Apple
9 1 (1.47%) F5
9 1 (1.47%) NetScout
9 1 (1.47%) Polycom
9 1 (1.47%) RedGate
9 1 (1.47%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.47%) Veeam