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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 80 72 94
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 43 46 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.69% 1.82% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.53% 6.81% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 18
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£398 £380 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% +13.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £100 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 0
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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
571 675 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.51% 26.67% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 285 213
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 14 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.84 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.21% -12.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.87 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £27.20 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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 +12 24 £350 -4.10% 17
Maidenhead - 8 £398 - 1
Slough +1 5 £343 - 1
Bracknell 0 1 £425 +25.00% 1
Thatcham - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - - 2
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 76 (73.79%) Windows
2 71 (68.93%) Microsoft
2 71 (68.93%) Active Directory
3 55 (53.40%) ITIL
4 54 (52.43%) MCSE
5 51 (49.51%) MCITP
6 39 (37.86%) MCTS
7 34 (33.01%) Degree
7 34 (33.01%) Windows 7
8 33 (32.04%) DNS
9 31 (30.10%) MCP
10 28 (27.18%) Security Cleared
11 27 (26.21%) Customer Engagement
11 27 (26.21%) Service Management
11 27 (26.21%) VMware
12 26 (25.24%) SQL
12 26 (25.24%) MS Exchange
13 25 (24.27%) DV Cleared
14 21 (20.39%) SC Cleared
14 21 (20.39%) Configuration Management
15 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 20 (19.42%) MS Visio
15 20 (19.42%) HP
15 20 (19.42%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2008
16 19 (18.45%) Symantec
17 18 (17.48%) Disaster Recovery
17 18 (17.48%) SLA
17 18 (17.48%) SharePoint
17 18 (17.48%) PowerShell

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 26 (25.24%) MS Exchange
2 18 (17.48%) SharePoint
3 14 (13.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (11.65%) Lync
5 10 (9.71%) IIS
6 8 (7.77%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (6.80%) GroupWise
7 7 (6.80%) IBM Notes
8 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (4.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (4.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (2.91%) Documentum
11 2 (1.94%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (19.42%) MS Visio
2 15 (14.56%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.91%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.80%) Office 365
2 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.88%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (32.04%) DNS
2 15 (14.56%) Firewall
3 14 (13.59%) DHCP
3 14 (13.59%) SMTP
4 13 (12.62%) SAN
5 9 (8.74%) LAN
6 8 (7.77%) WAN
6 8 (7.77%) POP3
6 8 (7.77%) TCP/IP
6 8 (7.77%) VPN
6 8 (7.77%) IMAP
7 6 (5.83%) HTTP
7 6 (5.83%) MPLS
8 5 (4.85%) PBX
9 4 (3.88%) VLAN
10 3 (2.91%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.94%) PSTN
11 2 (1.94%) SNMP
11 2 (1.94%) RTP
11 2 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.94%) Subversion
3 1 (0.97%) MSI
3 1 (0.97%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.97%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (4.85%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (30.10%) Support Engineer
2 25 (24.27%) Field Engineer
3 16 (15.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (13.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 12 (11.65%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (9.71%) Consultant
6 10 (9.71%) Exchange Engineer
7 9 (8.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (8.74%) Architect
8 8 (7.77%) Server Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (4.85%) SharePoint Developer
10 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (4.85%) Developer
11 4 (3.88%) Analyst
11 4 (3.88%) Senior Consultant
11 4 (3.88%) Desktop Engineer
12 3 (2.91%) SQL DBA
12 3 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 3 (2.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.83%) XML
2 3 (2.91%) Middleware
2 3 (2.91%) .NET
3 2 (1.94%) JSP
3 2 (1.94%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.94%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) Clustering
2 11 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.74%) Replication
4 6 (5.83%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.91%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.94%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.94%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.94%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.94%) PKI
8 1 (0.97%) PDA
8 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.97%) Kindle
8 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 76 (73.79%) Windows
2 34 (33.01%) Windows 7
3 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (10.68%) Windows XP
5 8 (7.77%) Windows 8
6 7 (6.80%) Linux
7 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.97%) AIX
9 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (53.40%) ITIL
2 27 (26.21%) Customer Engagement
2 27 (26.21%) Service Management
3 21 (20.39%) Configuration Management
4 18 (17.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (11.65%) Migration
6 9 (8.74%) Project Management
7 8 (7.77%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (6.80%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (6.80%) Network Management
9 6 (5.83%) Validation
10 4 (3.88%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.88%) Mentoring
11 3 (2.91%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.91%) Knowledge Management
11 3 (2.91%) Kanban
11 3 (2.91%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (2.91%) Performance Engineering
11 3 (2.91%) High Availability
11 3 (2.91%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.24%) SQL
2 18 (17.48%) PowerShell
3 8 (7.77%) VBScript
4 4 (3.88%) VB
5 3 (2.91%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.91%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.91%) C
5 3 (2.91%) C#
6 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.97%) Python
Qualifications
1 54 (52.43%) MCSE
2 51 (49.51%) MCITP
3 39 (37.86%) MCTS
4 34 (33.01%) Degree
5 31 (30.10%) MCP
6 28 (27.18%) Security Cleared
7 25 (24.27%) DV Cleared
8 21 (20.39%) SC Cleared
9 9 (8.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (7.77%) CCNA
10 8 (7.77%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (7.77%) MCSA
11 4 (3.88%) MCSD
12 3 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.94%) MCDBA
14 1 (0.97%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
14 1 (0.97%) CCNP
14 1 (0.97%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.97%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 71 (68.93%) Active Directory
2 20 (19.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.74%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.85%) vSphere
5 3 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.91%) XenApp
5 3 (2.91%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.91%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.94%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.94%) Samba
6 2 (1.94%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.97%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 16 (15.53%) SCCM
2 14 (13.59%) SCOM
3 6 (5.83%) SCSM
3 6 (5.83%) WMI
4 4 (3.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.91%) MOM
6 2 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.94%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.94%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.94%) WSUS
7 1 (0.97%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.97%) Netcool
Vendors
1 71 (68.93%) Microsoft
2 27 (26.21%) VMware
3 20 (19.42%) HP
4 19 (18.45%) Symantec
5 16 (15.53%) Cisco
6 8 (7.77%) Lotus
7 7 (6.80%) Citrix
7 7 (6.80%) Novell
8 6 (5.83%) CheckPoint
9 5 (4.85%) Avaya
9 5 (4.85%) EMC
10 4 (3.88%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.91%) McAfee
11 3 (2.91%) Oracle
11 3 (2.91%) Juniper
12 2 (1.94%) Nortel
12 2 (1.94%) Websense
12 2 (1.94%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.94%) ProCurve
12 2 (1.94%) 3PAR
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago