The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Berkshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 86 72 95
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +23
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 36 50 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.44% 2.08% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.07% 8.13% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £385 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +26.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £440 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.23 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-7.83% +6.00%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
710 615 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.34% 25.55% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 237 254
Average daily rate £375 £385 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £188 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 5
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% -35.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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 £400 +3.89% 4
Bracknell +5 3 £380 +26.66% 2
Slough 0 1 - - 7
Wokingham - 1 £201 - 2
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 66 (75.86%) Windows
2 59 (67.82%) Microsoft
3 42 (48.28%) Active Directory
4 41 (47.13%) MCSE
5 32 (36.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (34.48%) MCTS
6 30 (34.48%) ITIL
7 29 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 25 (28.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (26.44%) Degree
10 21 (24.14%) DNS
11 20 (22.99%) .NET
12 19 (21.84%) Security Cleared
13 18 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (20.69%) MCITP
13 18 (20.69%) MS Excel
13 18 (20.69%) SLA
13 18 (20.69%) VMware
14 17 (19.54%) DHCP
14 17 (19.54%) C#
14 17 (19.54%) SQL
15 16 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (17.24%) XML
16 15 (17.24%) MS Exchange
17 14 (16.09%) Citrix
17 14 (16.09%) MS Office
17 14 (16.09%) CCNA
17 14 (16.09%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (16.09%) SQL Server 2012
18 13 (14.94%) VoIP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 15 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.79%) IIS
3 8 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (5.75%) Lync
6 4 (4.60%) IBM Notes
6 4 (4.60%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.15%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (1.15%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 18 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 14 (16.09%) MS Office
3 5 (5.75%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (9.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.60%) Office 365
2 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (24.14%) DNS
2 17 (19.54%) DHCP
3 13 (14.94%) VoIP
4 9 (10.34%) Firewall
4 9 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 9 (10.34%) WAN
4 9 (10.34%) LAN
5 7 (8.05%) Internet
5 7 (8.05%) VPN
6 6 (6.90%) HTTP
6 6 (6.90%) SAN
6 6 (6.90%) RTP
7 5 (5.75%) ISDN
8 2 (2.30%) HTTPS
8 2 (2.30%) FTP
8 2 (2.30%) LDAP
8 2 (2.30%) DMZ
8 2 (2.30%) NAS
9 1 (1.15%) IMAP
9 1 (1.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 18 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (16.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (11.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (4.60%) EDRMS
8 3 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (3.45%) MySQL
9 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 12 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.15%) MSI
General
1 6 (6.90%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Publishing
3 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Back Office
4 1 (1.15%) Automotive
4 1 (1.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (19.54%) Support Engineer
2 16 (18.39%) Consultant
3 12 (13.79%) Analyst
4 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Consultant
5 8 (9.20%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 8 (9.20%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 8 (9.20%) Technical Leader
5 8 (9.20%) CRM Consultant
6 7 (8.05%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (8.05%) Help Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Senior Support Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Service Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Field Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (4.60%) Windows Server Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Active Directory Consultant
10 3 (3.45%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.99%) .NET
2 15 (17.24%) XML
3 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET
3 10 (11.49%) CSS
3 10 (11.49%) HTML
4 8 (9.20%) WSDL
5 4 (4.60%) XSD
5 4 (4.60%) WCF
6 2 (2.30%) Software Packaging
7 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.15%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.15%) SAML
7 1 (1.15%) Middleware
7 1 (1.15%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.15%) XSLT
7 1 (1.15%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.79%) Clustering
2 5 (5.75%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.60%) Replication
4 2 (2.30%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.30%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.30%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.30%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.30%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 66 (75.86%) Windows
2 32 (36.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (28.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.05%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.90%) Linux
6 6 (6.90%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (5.75%) Windows 2000
7 5 (5.75%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.45%) Windows NT
9 2 (2.30%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.30%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.15%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.48%) ITIL
2 12 (13.79%) Service Management
3 10 (11.49%) Validation
4 9 (10.34%) Customer Engagement
4 9 (10.34%) Migration
5 8 (9.20%) CRM
5 8 (9.20%) Incident Management
6 7 (8.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (8.05%) Workflow
7 6 (6.90%) ITSM
8 5 (5.75%) ERP
9 4 (4.60%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (4.60%) Load Balancing
10 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (3.45%) Performance Management
10 3 (3.45%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.45%) E-Commerce
11 2 (2.30%) PRINCE2
11 2 (2.30%) Change Management
11 2 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.54%) C#
1 17 (19.54%) SQL
2 9 (10.34%) C++
3 8 (9.20%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.90%) Java
4 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.75%) C
5 5 (5.75%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.45%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (47.13%) MCSE
2 30 (34.48%) MCTS
3 23 (26.44%) Degree
4 19 (21.84%) Security Cleared
5 18 (20.69%) MCITP
6 14 (16.09%) CCNA
6 14 (16.09%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (12.64%) SC Cleared
7 11 (12.64%) MCSA
8 9 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (10.34%) DV Cleared
8 9 (10.34%) MCP
9 6 (6.90%) MCSD
10 5 (5.75%) CCVP
11 3 (3.45%) VCP4
11 3 (3.45%) VCP5
11 3 (3.45%) VCAP
11 3 (3.45%) CCA
11 3 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (2.30%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.69%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 16 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.90%) VMware ESX
4 5 (5.75%) vSphere
5 4 (4.60%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.60%) XenApp
5 4 (4.60%) XenServer
6 3 (3.45%) KVM
6 3 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.45%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.30%) NLBS
8 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.15%) Xen
8 1 (1.15%) UAG
8 1 (1.15%) vCloud
8 1 (1.15%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) SCCM
1 7 (8.05%) SCOM
2 4 (4.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (4.60%) WSUS
3 2 (2.30%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 59 (67.82%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.69%) VMware
3 14 (16.09%) Citrix
4 12 (13.79%) Cisco
5 8 (9.20%) Symantec
6 7 (8.05%) HP
7 6 (6.90%) Oracle
8 5 (5.75%) McAfee
8 5 (5.75%) CheckPoint
9 4 (4.60%) Lotus
10 3 (3.45%) Altiris
10 3 (3.45%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.30%) NetApp
11 2 (2.30%) Remedy
12 1 (1.15%) Google
12 1 (1.15%) Fujitsu
12 1 (1.15%) Twitter
12 1 (1.15%) Juniper
12 1 (1.15%) ESRI
12 1 (1.15%) IBM
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