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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 99 81 74
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 26 43 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.99% 1.76% 2.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.95% 6.14% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 27
Average daily rate
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£264 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £282 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% +13.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £17.36
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -7.80%
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
658 700 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.08% 28.61% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 315 283
Average daily rate £393 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 19 21
Average hourly rate £30.90 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.63% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £15.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -24 13 £238 -36.66% 12
Slough +11 7 £290 - 2
Maidenhead - 3 £320 - 3
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 56 (78.87%) Windows
2 54 (76.06%) Microsoft
3 43 (60.56%) Active Directory
4 40 (56.34%) MCSE
5 37 (52.11%) Windows 7
6 28 (39.44%) MCITP
7 25 (35.21%) ITIL
8 23 (32.39%) Symantec
8 23 (32.39%) DV Cleared
8 23 (32.39%) Security Cleared
9 21 (29.58%) MCP
9 21 (29.58%) MS Visio
9 21 (29.58%) SLA
10 20 (28.17%) VMware
11 19 (26.76%) HP
11 19 (26.76%) MS Excel
12 18 (25.35%) Cisco
12 18 (25.35%) DNS
12 18 (25.35%) Firewall
12 18 (25.35%) MCTS
13 16 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (21.13%) SCCM
14 15 (21.13%) Configuration Management
14 15 (21.13%) LAN
15 14 (19.72%) WAN
15 14 (19.72%) MS Office
16 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (18.31%) SQL
16 13 (18.31%) MS Exchange
17 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 13 (18.31%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (14.08%) Lync
4 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.23%) IIS
6 3 (4.23%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 21 (29.58%) MS Visio
2 19 (26.76%) MS Excel
3 14 (19.72%) MS Office
4 4 (5.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) SAP CCM
1 3 (4.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) Office 365
2 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.41%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.35%) DNS
1 18 (25.35%) Firewall
2 15 (21.13%) LAN
3 14 (19.72%) WAN
4 11 (15.49%) TCP/IP
5 9 (12.68%) VPN
6 7 (9.86%) SMTP
7 6 (8.45%) DHCP
7 6 (8.45%) HTTP
7 6 (8.45%) MPLS
8 5 (7.04%) VLAN
9 4 (5.63%) SAN
10 3 (4.23%) Network Security
11 2 (2.82%) SNMP
11 2 (2.82%) PBX
11 2 (2.82%) LDAP
11 2 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.82%) Unified Communications
11 2 (2.82%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (2.82%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Subversion
General
1 5 (7.04%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.82%) Dutch Language
3 2 (2.82%) French Language
3 2 (2.82%) German Language
4 1 (1.41%) Publishing
4 1 (1.41%) Games
4 1 (1.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (28.17%) Support Engineer
2 15 (21.13%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (19.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (12.68%) Architect
5 8 (11.27%) Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) Consultant
6 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (7.04%) Service Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (2.82%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (2.82%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) DBA
9 2 (2.82%) Desktop Support
9 2 (2.82%) Information Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Administrator
9 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) Middleware
2 2 (2.82%) .NET
2 2 (2.82%) JSP
2 2 (2.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.41%) SAML
3 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.41%) CSS
3 1 (1.41%) OAuth
3 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.41%) HTML5
3 1 (1.41%) CSS3
3 1 (1.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.27%) Replication
3 7 (9.86%) Client/Server
4 5 (7.04%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.82%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.82%) Clustering
6 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.41%) Kindle
7 1 (1.41%) Online Games
7 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 56 (78.87%) Windows
2 37 (52.11%) Windows 7
3 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.86%) Windows XP
6 5 (7.04%) Windows 2000
6 5 (7.04%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (7.04%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.23%) Linux
9 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.21%) ITIL
2 15 (21.13%) Configuration Management
3 9 (12.68%) Project Management
3 9 (12.68%) Migration
4 7 (9.86%) Validation
5 6 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.04%) Service Management
7 4 (5.63%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (5.63%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (4.23%) Malware Detection\Protection
8 3 (4.23%) Patch Management
8 3 (4.23%) Software Deployment
8 3 (4.23%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.23%) ERP
8 3 (4.23%) ITSM
8 3 (4.23%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.82%) Information Security
9 2 (2.82%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.31%) SQL
2 10 (14.08%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.23%) VBScript
4 2 (2.82%) Python
4 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.82%) C
5 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (56.34%) MCSE
2 28 (39.44%) MCITP
3 23 (32.39%) DV Cleared
3 23 (32.39%) Security Cleared
4 21 (29.58%) MCP
5 18 (25.35%) MCTS
6 11 (15.49%) MCSA
7 9 (12.68%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
8 8 (11.27%) Degree
8 8 (11.27%) CCNA
9 6 (8.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (4.23%) MCDST
10 3 (4.23%) MOS
11 2 (2.82%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (2.82%) MCSD
11 2 (2.82%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.82%) MCDBA
12 1 (1.41%) CCNP
12 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (29.58%) SLA
2 5 (7.04%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.82%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (60.56%) Active Directory
2 16 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.04%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.04%) vSphere
4 4 (5.63%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.23%) XenApp
5 3 (4.23%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.82%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.82%) Samba
6 2 (2.82%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.82%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) SCCM
2 6 (8.45%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (8.45%) NetBackup
3 5 (7.04%) WSUS
4 4 (5.63%) Backup Exec
4 4 (5.63%) SCOM
5 3 (4.23%) HP SIM
5 3 (4.23%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (4.23%) Nagios
6 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 54 (76.06%) Microsoft
2 23 (32.39%) Symantec
3 20 (28.17%) VMware
4 19 (26.76%) HP
5 18 (25.35%) Cisco
6 11 (15.49%) CheckPoint
7 9 (12.68%) Citrix
8 6 (8.45%) McAfee
9 5 (7.04%) SolarWinds
10 4 (5.63%) Juniper
11 3 (4.23%) CA
11 3 (4.23%) JD Edwards
11 3 (4.23%) EMC
11 3 (4.23%) Oracle
11 3 (4.23%) SAP
11 3 (4.23%) BT
12 2 (2.82%) Websense
12 2 (2.82%) Avaya
12 2 (2.82%) 3PAR
12 2 (2.82%) ProCurve
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