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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
South East / Berkshire
Rank 93 67 66
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 46 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.76% 1.90% 2.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.80% 7.50% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 30 34
Median daily rate £231 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.18% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £468 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.79%

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
536 613 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.19% 25.36% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 309 280
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 18
Median hourly rate £14.25 £39.00 £23.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.46% +64.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £56.44 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +105.26%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -13 10 £218 -45.62%
Newbury - 2 £203 - 2
Bracknell +1 1 £513 +97.11% 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (54.29%) Windows
3 17 (48.57%) MCSE
3 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
4 12 (34.29%) MS Office
5 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
6 9 (25.71%) Office 365
7 8 (22.86%) ITIL
8 7 (20.00%) Migration
8 7 (20.00%) MCITP
8 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 7 (20.00%) Windows 10
9 6 (17.14%) SCCM
9 6 (17.14%) MCSA
10 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
10 5 (14.29%) MCP
10 5 (14.29%) SQL
10 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (14.29%) Degree
10 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 5 (14.29%) Replication
10 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
11 4 (11.43%) Skype
11 4 (11.43%) Network Management
11 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (11.43%) 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 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (11.43%) IIS
3 3 (8.57%) Documentum
4 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (34.29%) MS Office
2 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.86%) Adobe Captivate
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.71%) Office 365
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.71%) OneDrive
4 2 (5.71%) Yammer
5 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) DNS
1 4 (11.43%) LAN
1 4 (11.43%) Skype
2 3 (8.57%) DHCP
2 3 (8.57%) SSL
2 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.71%) Firewall
3 2 (5.71%) SAN
3 2 (5.71%) VPN
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.86%) FTP
4 1 (2.86%) HTTP
4 1 (2.86%) Network Security
4 1 (2.86%) Telnet
4 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) JIRA
General
1 3 (8.57%) German Language
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Local Government
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Developer
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) DBA
4 3 (8.57%) SQL DBA
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (5.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Designer
5 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Office 365 Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Replication
2 2 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.71%) Linux
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Migration
3 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 4 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (11.43%) Network Management
4 4 (11.43%) Scrum
5 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.57%) High Availability
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (5.71%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (5.71%) Use Case
7 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) T-SQL
3 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) MCSE
2 7 (20.00%) MCITP
3 6 (17.14%) MCSA
4 5 (14.29%) Degree
4 5 (14.29%) MCP
4 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
5 3 (8.57%) MCDST
6 2 (5.71%) A+ Certification
6 2 (5.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.86%) CCNA
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.86%) MCSD
7 1 (2.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) WSUS
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) SCOM
3 1 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco
2 4 (11.43%) EMC
2 4 (11.43%) VMware
3 3 (8.57%) HP
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle
4 2 (5.71%) Apple
4 2 (5.71%) NetApp
5 1 (2.86%) Adobe
5 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix
5 1 (2.86%) F5
5 1 (2.86%) IronPort
5 1 (2.86%) Polycom
5 1 (2.86%) Symantec