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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
South East / Berkshire
Rank 93 58 73
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 64 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.82% 2.53% 2.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.08% 10.32% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 41 33
Median daily rate £263 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.91% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +11.92%

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
520 620 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.52% 24.54% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 322 306
Median daily rate £395 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 34 26
Median hourly rate £15.50 £49.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.36% +56.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £7.68 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 -25 7 £173 -56.87% 2
Bracknell +6 5 £513 +13.88%
Maidenhead -2 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 26 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 21 (61.76%) MCSE
3 19 (55.88%) Windows
3 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
4 10 (29.41%) Migration
5 9 (26.47%) Office 365
6 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
7 7 (20.59%) MS Office
7 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
7 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (17.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
8 6 (17.65%) SQL
8 6 (17.65%) MCP
8 6 (17.65%) VMware
8 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (14.71%) MCITP
9 5 (14.71%) Degree
9 5 (14.71%) Replication
9 5 (14.71%) MCSA
9 5 (14.71%) LAN
9 5 (14.71%) ITIL
9 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
9 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
10 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
10 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (11.76%) Windows 10

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 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (11.76%) IIS
2 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (26.47%) Office 365
2 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (17.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.88%) OneDrive
4 2 (5.88%) Yammer
5 1 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (2.94%) CloudFront
5 1 (2.94%) G Suite
5 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) LAN
2 4 (11.76%) DNS
3 3 (8.82%) DHCP
3 3 (8.82%) SAN
3 3 (8.82%) SSL
3 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.88%) Firewall
4 2 (5.88%) Skype
4 2 (5.88%) VPN
4 2 (5.88%) WAN
5 1 (2.94%) FTP
5 1 (2.94%) HTTP
5 1 (2.94%) IPsec
5 1 (2.94%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Local Government
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) German Language
3 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (14.71%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (14.71%) Consultant
2 4 (11.76%) Azure Consultant
2 4 (11.76%) Developer
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Developer
3 3 (8.82%) Architect
3 3 (8.82%) DBA
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Consultant
3 3 (8.82%) SQL DBA
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Developer
3 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Network Support
4 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Support Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Replication
2 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) PKI
2 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.94%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
5 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.82%) Linux
7 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Migration
2 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.71%) ITIL
4 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (11.76%) Scrum
5 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.82%) High Availability
5 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.88%) Use Case
7 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.94%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.94%) MODAF
7 1 (2.94%) Resource Management
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.76%) T-SQL
3 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (61.76%) MCSE
2 6 (17.65%) MCP
3 5 (14.71%) Degree
3 5 (14.71%) MCITP
3 5 (14.71%) MCSA
4 4 (11.76%) CCNA
4 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.88%) A+ Certification
5 2 (5.88%) CCNP
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) AWS Certification
6 1 (2.94%) CISA
6 1 (2.94%) CISM
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.94%) MCDST
6 1 (2.94%) MCSD
6 1 (2.94%) MCTS
6 1 (2.94%) SANS
6 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.94%) Firmware
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) Ansible
2 1 (2.94%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Nagios
2 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.94%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 26 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) VMware
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle
4 3 (8.82%) NetApp
5 2 (5.88%) Apple
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco
5 2 (5.88%) EMC
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix
6 1 (2.94%) CommVault
6 1 (2.94%) F5
6 1 (2.94%) Google
6 1 (2.94%) IronPort
6 1 (2.94%) SAP
6 1 (2.94%) Snow
6 1 (2.94%) Symantec