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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 90 75 104
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +29
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 40 50 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.40% 1.80% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.98% 7.16% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 13
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£375 £365 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +55.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £100 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £313 £295
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.22% -18.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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
669 698 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.45% 25.14% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 299 206
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 19
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.03% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £180.00 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +3 28 £256 -24.35% 9
Slough -1 4 £343 - 4
Bracknell 0 2 £425 +25.00% 1
Maidenhead - 1 £375 - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Thatcham - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 74 (70.48%) Windows
1 74 (70.48%) Microsoft
2 70 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 61 (58.10%) ITIL
4 56 (53.33%) MCSE
5 49 (46.67%) MCITP
6 43 (40.95%) MCTS
7 37 (35.24%) Degree
8 32 (30.48%) Service Management
8 32 (30.48%) Customer Engagement
9 31 (29.52%) MCP
9 31 (29.52%) DNS
10 30 (28.57%) Security Cleared
11 28 (26.67%) SQL
11 28 (26.67%) MS Exchange
12 25 (23.81%) Windows 7
13 24 (22.86%) DV Cleared
14 23 (21.90%) SC Cleared
14 23 (21.90%) VMware
15 22 (20.95%) Windows Server 2003
16 21 (20.00%) Configuration Management
16 21 (20.00%) HP
16 21 (20.00%) PowerShell
17 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (19.05%) DHCP
17 20 (19.05%) SharePoint
18 19 (18.10%) SLA
19 16 (15.24%) SQL Server
19 16 (15.24%) Symantec
19 16 (15.24%) Clustering

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 28 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 20 (19.05%) SharePoint
3 15 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (13.33%) Lync
5 13 (12.38%) IIS
6 11 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (7.62%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (6.67%) IBM Notes
8 7 (6.67%) GroupWise
9 5 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (2.86%) Documentum
11 3 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (1.90%) Live Communications Server
13 1 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 13 (12.38%) MS Excel
1 13 (12.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.67%) Mimecast
2 6 (5.71%) Office 365
3 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (29.52%) DNS
2 20 (19.05%) DHCP
3 14 (13.33%) SAN
4 8 (7.62%) IMAP
4 8 (7.62%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.62%) POP3
4 8 (7.62%) SMTP
5 6 (5.71%) Firewall
6 5 (4.76%) PBX
7 3 (2.86%) LAN
7 3 (2.86%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.90%) VLAN
8 2 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.90%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (1.90%) RTP
8 2 (1.90%) SNMP
8 2 (1.90%) VPN
8 2 (1.90%) WAN
8 2 (1.90%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.95%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio
1 3 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.95%) WinRunner
2 1 (0.95%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.95%) MSI
General
1 6 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (1.90%) Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (32.38%) Support Engineer
2 28 (26.67%) Field Engineer
3 15 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 14 (13.33%) Consultant
5 13 (12.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (10.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (9.52%) Exchange Engineer
8 9 (8.57%) Server Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Developer
9 5 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (3.81%) Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Consultant
10 4 (3.81%) Architect
11 3 (2.86%) Desktop Support
11 3 (2.86%) DBA
11 3 (2.86%) Technical Consultant
11 3 (2.86%) Support Consultant
11 3 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (2.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.62%) XML
2 6 (5.71%) .NET
3 3 (2.86%) Middleware
3 3 (2.86%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.86%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.90%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.90%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.24%) Clustering
2 12 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.57%) Replication
4 8 (7.62%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.81%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.90%) PKI
7 2 (1.90%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.95%) Kindle
8 1 (0.95%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 74 (70.48%) Windows
2 25 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 22 (20.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (9.52%) Windows XP
6 9 (8.57%) Linux
7 6 (5.71%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.95%) UNIX
9 1 (0.95%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (58.10%) ITIL
2 32 (30.48%) Service Management
2 32 (30.48%) Customer Engagement
3 21 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 16 (15.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (13.33%) Migration
6 10 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (7.62%) Network Management
8 7 (6.67%) Validation
9 6 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.76%) Problem Management
11 3 (2.86%) Project Management
11 3 (2.86%) CMMI
11 3 (2.86%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.86%) Scrum
11 3 (2.86%) Mentoring
11 3 (2.86%) Performance Engineering
11 3 (2.86%) High Availability
11 3 (2.86%) Kanban
11 3 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.67%) SQL
2 21 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (7.62%) VBScript
4 7 (6.67%) VB
5 3 (2.86%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.86%) C
5 3 (2.86%) C#
6 1 (0.95%) Python
6 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 56 (53.33%) MCSE
2 49 (46.67%) MCITP
3 43 (40.95%) MCTS
4 37 (35.24%) Degree
5 31 (29.52%) MCP
6 30 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 24 (22.86%) DV Cleared
8 23 (21.90%) SC Cleared
9 8 (7.62%) MCSA
10 5 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (3.81%) MCSD
12 3 (2.86%) MCDBA
12 3 (2.86%) CCNA
12 3 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.95%) HNC
13 1 (0.95%) CCNP
13 1 (0.95%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (0.95%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.10%) SLA
2 2 (1.90%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.95%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.57%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.86%) XenApp
4 3 (2.86%) vSphere
5 2 (1.90%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.90%) Samba
6 1 (0.95%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.95%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.95%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 16 (15.24%) SCOM
2 14 (13.33%) SCCM
3 8 (7.62%) WMI
3 8 (7.62%) SCSM
4 4 (3.81%) MOM
5 3 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.95%) Netcool
7 1 (0.95%) Nagios
7 1 (0.95%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.95%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 74 (70.48%) Microsoft
2 23 (21.90%) VMware
3 21 (20.00%) HP
4 16 (15.24%) Symantec
5 10 (9.52%) Cisco
6 8 (7.62%) Lotus
7 7 (6.67%) Novell
7 7 (6.67%) Citrix
8 5 (4.76%) Avaya
8 5 (4.76%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.86%) Oracle
9 3 (2.86%) Juniper
9 3 (2.86%) EMC
9 3 (2.86%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.90%) Brocade
10 2 (1.90%) ProCurve
10 2 (1.90%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.90%) Remedy
10 2 (1.90%) Nortel
10 2 (1.90%) Dell
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago