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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 90 77 76
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 19 41 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.98% 1.62% 2.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.85% 6.27% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 35
Median daily rate £350 £408 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.21% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £211 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £625 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
Median hourly rate £17.06 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +26.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+13.70% -
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
494 654 711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.50% 25.91% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 298 315
Median daily rate £400 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 63 12
Median hourly rate £17.06 £30.90 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.78% +81.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £47.50 £40.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -15 8 £388 -5.48% 6
Newbury - 2 £203 - 3
Slough - 2 £298 - 1
Maidenhead +1 1 £380 -39.20% 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 25 (75.76%) Microsoft
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
3 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 14 (42.42%) MCSE
5 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 9 (27.27%) MS Office
7 7 (21.21%) MCITP
7 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (21.21%) Office 365
8 6 (18.18%) Windows 10
8 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
8 6 (18.18%) Degree
8 6 (18.18%) SCCM
8 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (18.18%) Migration
8 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 6 (18.18%) SQL
8 6 (18.18%) ITIL
8 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
9 5 (15.15%) MCP
9 5 (15.15%) MCSA
9 5 (15.15%) T-SQL
9 5 (15.15%) Replication
9 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
9 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
10 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (12.12%) Skype
10 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (12.12%) Network Management
10 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery

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 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.12%) IIS
2 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.09%) Documentum
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (27.27%) MS Office
3 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.03%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Office 365
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (6.06%) OneDrive
3 2 (6.06%) Yammer
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Skype
2 3 (9.09%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) LAN
2 3 (9.09%) SSL
3 2 (6.06%) DHCP
3 2 (6.06%) Firewall
3 2 (6.06%) SAN
3 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.03%) FTP
4 1 (3.03%) HTTP
4 1 (3.03%) Network Security
4 1 (3.03%) Telnet
4 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.03%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.09%) German Language
2 2 (6.06%) Local Government
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 5 (15.15%) Developer
1 5 (15.15%) Support Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) DBA
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Developer
3 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (9.09%) SQL DBA
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (6.06%) Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Designer
4 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Replication
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (18.18%) Windows 10
3 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (18.18%) ITIL
1 6 (18.18%) Migration
2 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
3 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (12.12%) Network Management
3 4 (12.12%) Scrum
4 3 (9.09%) High Availability
4 3 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (6.06%) Use Case
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Presales
6 1 (3.03%) SDLC
6 1 (3.03%) Security Auditing
6 1 (3.03%) Software Asset Management
6 1 (3.03%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) T-SQL
3 3 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.03%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (42.42%) MCSE
2 7 (21.21%) MCITP
3 6 (18.18%) Degree
4 5 (15.15%) MCP
4 5 (15.15%) MCSA
4 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
5 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 3 (9.09%) MCDST
6 2 (6.06%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.03%) HND
7 1 (3.03%) MCSD
7 1 (3.03%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) Firmware
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) SCCM
2 3 (9.09%) WSUS
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) EMC
3 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco
3 3 (9.09%) HP
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) F5
4 1 (3.03%) IronPort
4 1 (3.03%) NetApp
4 1 (3.03%) Polycom
4 1 (3.03%) RedGate
4 1 (3.03%) Symantec
Reading, Berkshire
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