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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 83 88 73
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 36 36 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.40% 1.44% 2.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.77% 5.08% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 26
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£375 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £178 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £453 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 1
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% +42.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £17.29
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -8.18%
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
624 709 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.32% 28.34% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 305 236
Average daily rate £385 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £188
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 34 11 12
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -44.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.54 £17.07 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £25.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -2 20 £363 -9.37% 14
Maidenhead - 8 £398 -
Slough +7 6 £290 - 3
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 59 (76.62%) Windows
2 54 (70.13%) Microsoft
3 49 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 43 (55.84%) MCSE
5 38 (49.35%) Windows 7
6 33 (42.86%) MCITP
7 32 (41.56%) ITIL
8 25 (32.47%) MCP
8 25 (32.47%) Security Cleared
9 24 (31.17%) DV Cleared
10 23 (29.87%) MCTS
10 23 (29.87%) Symantec
11 21 (27.27%) MS Excel
11 21 (27.27%) SLA
11 21 (27.27%) MS Visio
11 21 (27.27%) VMware
12 19 (24.68%) HP
13 18 (23.38%) DNS
14 17 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (20.78%) Firewall
15 16 (20.78%) Configuration Management
15 16 (20.78%) SQL
16 15 (19.48%) Cisco
16 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (19.48%) SCCM
16 15 (19.48%) Degree
17 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (18.18%) MS Exchange
18 12 (15.58%) MS Office
18 12 (15.58%) MCSA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (11.69%) Lync
3 9 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 5 (6.49%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.90%) IIS
8 2 (2.60%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.60%) GroupWise
9 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (27.27%) MS Excel
1 21 (27.27%) MS Visio
2 12 (15.58%) MS Office
3 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) SAP CCM
1 2 (2.60%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.99%) Office 365
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.38%) DNS
2 16 (20.78%) Firewall
3 11 (14.29%) LAN
4 10 (12.99%) WAN
4 10 (12.99%) TCP/IP
5 8 (10.39%) VPN
5 8 (10.39%) SMTP
6 6 (7.79%) DHCP
6 6 (7.79%) HTTP
6 6 (7.79%) SAN
6 6 (7.79%) MPLS
7 5 (6.49%) VLAN
8 3 (3.90%) PBX
8 3 (3.90%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.60%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.60%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (2.60%) Skype
9 2 (2.60%) POP3
9 2 (2.60%) SNMP
9 2 (2.60%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.60%) Subversion
1 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.30%) WinRunner
2 1 (1.30%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.30%) HP UFT
General
1 8 (10.39%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.60%) Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Dutch Language
3 2 (2.60%) French Language
3 2 (2.60%) German Language
4 1 (1.30%) Publishing
4 1 (1.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (25.97%) Support Engineer
2 17 (22.08%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (19.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) Architect
5 7 (9.09%) Consultant
6 6 (7.79%) Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Field Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (6.49%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (5.19%) Server Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) DBA
9 3 (3.90%) SQL DBA
10 2 (2.60%) Information Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Service Desk Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Administrator
10 2 (2.60%) Security Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Desktop Support
10 2 (2.60%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) .NET
1 3 (3.90%) Middleware
2 2 (2.60%) JSP
3 1 (1.30%) Web Services
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.30%) CSS
3 1 (1.30%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.30%) HTML5
3 1 (1.30%) CSS3
3 1 (1.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.69%) Replication
3 6 (7.79%) Client/Server
4 5 (6.49%) Clustering
4 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.60%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.60%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.60%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.30%) PDA
7 1 (1.30%) Online Games
7 1 (1.30%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 59 (76.62%) Windows
2 38 (49.35%) Windows 7
3 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (11.69%) Windows XP
6 5 (6.49%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (6.49%) Linux
6 5 (6.49%) Windows 2000
6 5 (6.49%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.30%) AIX
8 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (41.56%) ITIL
2 16 (20.78%) Configuration Management
3 10 (12.99%) Service Management
3 10 (12.99%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (11.69%) Migration
4 9 (11.69%) Project Management
4 9 (11.69%) Customer Engagement
5 8 (10.39%) Validation
6 6 (7.79%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (6.49%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.19%) Patch Management
9 3 (3.90%) Server Building
9 3 (3.90%) Malware Detection\Protection
9 3 (3.90%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (3.90%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (3.90%) Software Deployment
9 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.90%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (3.90%) Business Continuity
10 2 (2.60%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.78%) SQL
2 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.90%) C
3 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.90%) VBScript
4 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.60%) C#
5 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 43 (55.84%) MCSE
2 33 (42.86%) MCITP
3 25 (32.47%) MCP
3 25 (32.47%) Security Cleared
4 24 (31.17%) DV Cleared
5 23 (29.87%) MCTS
6 15 (19.48%) Degree
7 12 (15.58%) SC Cleared
7 12 (15.58%) MCSA
8 9 (11.69%) CCNA
8 9 (11.69%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (7.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (5.19%) MCSD
11 3 (3.90%) MCDST
11 3 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (2.60%) MOS
12 2 (2.60%) MCDBA
13 1 (1.30%) CCNP
13 1 (1.30%) A+ Certification
13 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (27.27%) SLA
2 5 (6.49%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.60%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 17 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.49%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.49%) vSphere
4 4 (5.19%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.90%) XenApp
5 3 (3.90%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.60%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.60%) Samba
6 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.60%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (19.48%) SCCM
2 5 (6.49%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (6.49%) NetBackup
3 4 (5.19%) SCOM
3 4 (5.19%) WSUS
4 3 (3.90%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.60%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (2.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.60%) Nagios
5 2 (2.60%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.30%) Netcool
6 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 54 (70.13%) Microsoft
2 23 (29.87%) Symantec
3 21 (27.27%) VMware
4 19 (24.68%) HP
5 15 (19.48%) Cisco
6 10 (12.99%) CheckPoint
7 7 (9.09%) Citrix
8 6 (7.79%) McAfee
9 5 (6.49%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.90%) Avaya
10 3 (3.90%) Juniper
10 3 (3.90%) EMC
10 3 (3.90%) Oracle
11 2 (2.60%) SAP
11 2 (2.60%) CA
11 2 (2.60%) Novell
11 2 (2.60%) Websense
11 2 (2.60%) BT
11 2 (2.60%) Lotus
11 2 (2.60%) JD Edwards
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