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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 73 68 91
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +23
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 46 62 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.85% 2.42% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.50% 8.93% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 19
Average daily rate
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£385 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £175 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.82 £17.49 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +12.83%
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
708 694 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.45% 27.11% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 275 232
Average daily rate £375 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -65.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £13.50 £48.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £200.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +4 32 £395 -7.05% 8
Bracknell +3 3 £380 +26.66%
Slough -1 2 - - 5
Wokingham - 2 £213 - 2
Ascot - - - -
Windsor - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 66 (70.97%) Windows
2 53 (56.99%) Microsoft
3 45 (48.39%) MCSE
4 44 (47.31%) Active Directory
5 35 (37.63%) ITIL
6 31 (33.33%) MCTS
7 30 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (32.26%) SQL Server
8 25 (26.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (25.81%) Degree
10 23 (24.73%) Security Cleared
11 22 (23.66%) DNS
12 19 (20.43%) .NET
12 19 (20.43%) MCITP
12 19 (20.43%) VMware
13 18 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (19.35%) DHCP
14 17 (18.28%) Citrix
14 17 (18.28%) MS Exchange
14 17 (18.28%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (17.20%) SLA
15 16 (17.20%) SQL
15 16 (17.20%) Service Management
16 15 (16.13%) C#
16 15 (16.13%) XML
16 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
17 14 (15.05%) MS Excel
18 13 (13.98%) VoIP
18 13 (13.98%) Cisco
18 13 (13.98%) CCNA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (18.28%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (10.75%) IIS
3 6 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.38%) IBM Notes
4 5 (5.38%) Lync
4 5 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.08%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.08%) GroupWise
Applications
1 14 (15.05%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.90%) MS Office
3 5 (5.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (23.66%) DNS
2 18 (19.35%) DHCP
3 13 (13.98%) VoIP
4 11 (11.83%) Firewall
5 9 (9.68%) LAN
5 9 (9.68%) WAN
5 9 (9.68%) Internet
6 7 (7.53%) TCP/IP
6 7 (7.53%) VPN
7 6 (6.45%) SAN
7 6 (6.45%) HTTP
8 5 (5.38%) ISDN
8 5 (5.38%) RTP
9 4 (4.30%) DMZ
10 2 (2.15%) IMAP
10 2 (2.15%) FTP
10 2 (2.15%) HTTPS
10 2 (2.15%) POP3
11 1 (1.08%) SMTP
11 1 (1.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 17 (18.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (13.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (8.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (8.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (4.30%) EDRMS
8 3 (3.23%) MySQL
8 3 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.08%) MSI
General
1 5 (5.38%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Publishing
3 1 (1.08%) Back Office
3 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (19.35%) Support Engineer
2 15 (16.13%) Consultant
3 12 (12.90%) Analyst
4 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Consultant
5 8 (8.60%) Technical Leader
5 8 (8.60%) CRM Consultant
5 8 (8.60%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 8 (8.60%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 8 (8.60%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) Help Desk Analyst
6 7 (7.53%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Service Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Server Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) SQL DBA
8 4 (4.30%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Field Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (4.30%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.43%) .NET
2 15 (16.13%) XML
3 10 (10.75%) ASP.NET
3 10 (10.75%) CSS
3 10 (10.75%) HTML
4 8 (8.60%) WSDL
5 3 (3.23%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.15%) Software Packaging
7 1 (1.08%) XSD
7 1 (1.08%) XSLT
7 1 (1.08%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.08%) MAPI
7 1 (1.08%) Middleware
7 1 (1.08%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.98%) Clustering
2 6 (6.45%) Replication
3 5 (5.38%) Thin Client
3 5 (5.38%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.15%) Blog
5 2 (2.15%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.15%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 66 (70.97%) Windows
2 30 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (26.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (12.90%) Linux
5 10 (10.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.53%) Windows 7
7 6 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (5.38%) Windows 2000
8 5 (5.38%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.30%) UNIX
10 3 (3.23%) Windows NT
10 3 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (37.63%) ITIL
2 16 (17.20%) Service Management
3 11 (11.83%) Migration
3 11 (11.83%) Customer Engagement
4 10 (10.75%) Validation
5 8 (8.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (8.60%) CRM
6 7 (7.53%) Workflow
7 6 (6.45%) Incident Management
7 6 (6.45%) ITSM
8 5 (5.38%) ERP
8 5 (5.38%) Performance Management
9 4 (4.30%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.30%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (3.23%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.23%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (2.15%) Web Development
11 2 (2.15%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.20%) SQL
2 15 (16.13%) C#
3 8 (8.60%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.53%) PowerShell
5 6 (6.45%) Java
5 6 (6.45%) C++
6 5 (5.38%) C
7 3 (3.23%) VB
7 3 (3.23%) Perl
7 3 (3.23%) Bourne shell
7 3 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.23%) Korn
8 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.08%) VBScript
8 1 (1.08%) VBA
8 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (48.39%) MCSE
2 31 (33.33%) MCTS
3 24 (25.81%) Degree
4 23 (24.73%) Security Cleared
5 19 (20.43%) MCITP
6 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
7 13 (13.98%) CCNA
7 13 (13.98%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (11.83%) MCSA
9 10 (10.75%) DV Cleared
9 10 (10.75%) MCP
10 9 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (8.60%) CCA
11 8 (8.60%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (5.38%) HNC
12 5 (5.38%) CCVP
13 4 (4.30%) MCSD
14 3 (3.23%) VCP5
14 3 (3.23%) VCAP
14 3 (3.23%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.20%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (47.31%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.60%) VMware ESX
4 5 (5.38%) vSphere
4 5 (5.38%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.30%) XenApp
5 4 (4.30%) XenServer
5 4 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.23%) NFS
6 3 (3.23%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.23%) KVM
7 2 (2.15%) Xen
8 1 (1.08%) UAG
8 1 (1.08%) vCloud
8 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (10.75%) SCCM
1 10 (10.75%) SCOM
2 5 (5.38%) NetBackup
3 4 (4.30%) WSUS
4 3 (3.23%) Nagios
4 3 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.08%) WMI
5 1 (1.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 53 (56.99%) Microsoft
2 19 (20.43%) VMware
3 17 (18.28%) Citrix
4 13 (13.98%) Cisco
5 11 (11.83%) HP
6 8 (8.60%) Symantec
7 6 (6.45%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.45%) Oracle
8 5 (5.38%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.38%) Lotus
8 5 (5.38%) McAfee
9 4 (4.30%) EMC
10 3 (3.23%) Isilon
10 3 (3.23%) Altiris
11 2 (2.15%) NetApp
11 2 (2.15%) Remedy
11 2 (2.15%) IBM
12 1 (1.08%) Dell
12 1 (1.08%) ESRI
12 1 (1.08%) Novell
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