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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 77 83 71
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 36 43 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.50% 1.77% 2.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.09% 6.07% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 30
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.54 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.26% +54.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.63 £17.06
% change year-on-year
+15.20% -8.41%
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
508 708 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.19% 29.08% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 294 243
Average daily rate £395 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 8 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% +2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

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 7 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 7 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 +1 21 £375 -6.25% 9
Maidenhead - 10 £398 -
Slough +4 3 £290 - 2
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 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 71 (75.53%) Windows
2 68 (72.34%) Microsoft
3 63 (67.02%) Active Directory
4 51 (54.26%) MCSE
5 44 (46.81%) ITIL
6 41 (43.62%) Windows 7
7 39 (41.49%) MCITP
8 33 (35.11%) MCP
9 30 (31.91%) Security Cleared
10 29 (30.85%) DV Cleared
10 29 (30.85%) MCTS
11 24 (25.53%) Symantec
12 23 (24.47%) DNS
12 23 (24.47%) MS Visio
12 23 (24.47%) Degree
13 22 (23.40%) VMware
13 22 (23.40%) SLA
13 22 (23.40%) HP
13 22 (23.40%) SQL
13 22 (23.40%) Configuration Management
14 21 (22.34%) MS Exchange
15 20 (21.28%) MS Excel
16 19 (20.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (19.15%) SCCM
17 18 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
18 16 (17.02%) SC Cleared
18 16 (17.02%) Customer Engagement
18 16 (17.02%) Service Management
18 16 (17.02%) Firewall

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 21 (22.34%) MS Exchange
2 14 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (13.83%) SharePoint
4 11 (11.70%) Lync
5 9 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (6.38%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (6.38%) IIS
7 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (4.26%) IBM Notes
8 4 (4.26%) GroupWise
9 2 (2.13%) Documentum
10 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 23 (24.47%) MS Visio
2 20 (21.28%) MS Excel
3 9 (9.57%) MS Office
4 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) SAP CCM
1 1 (1.06%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.64%) Office 365
2 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.19%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.47%) DNS
2 16 (17.02%) Firewall
3 11 (11.70%) SMTP
4 10 (10.64%) LAN
4 10 (10.64%) TCP/IP
5 9 (9.57%) SAN
5 9 (9.57%) WAN
6 8 (8.51%) DHCP
6 8 (8.51%) VPN
7 6 (6.38%) MPLS
7 6 (6.38%) HTTP
8 5 (5.32%) POP3
8 5 (5.32%) VLAN
8 5 (5.32%) IMAP
9 3 (3.19%) PBX
9 3 (3.19%) Unified Communications
10 2 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.13%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (2.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.13%) Subversion
1 2 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.06%) WinRunner
2 1 (1.06%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.06%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (6.38%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (1.06%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.06%) French Language
4 1 (1.06%) German Language
4 1 (1.06%) Publishing
4 1 (1.06%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (30.85%) Support Engineer
2 19 (20.21%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (18.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 13 (13.83%) Field Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) Consultant
5 9 (9.57%) Architect
6 8 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (6.38%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.38%) Exchange Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.26%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (4.26%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) SQL DBA
10 3 (3.19%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) .NET
1 3 (3.19%) Middleware
2 2 (2.13%) JSP
2 2 (2.13%) XML
3 1 (1.06%) HTML
3 1 (1.06%) Web Services
3 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.06%) CSS
3 1 (1.06%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.06%) HTML5
3 1 (1.06%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.57%) Replication
3 8 (8.51%) Clustering
4 5 (5.32%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.19%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.13%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.13%) EMC VNX
7 2 (2.13%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.13%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.13%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.06%) Online Games
8 1 (1.06%) PDA
8 1 (1.06%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 71 (75.53%) Windows
2 41 (43.62%) Windows 7
3 19 (20.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (12.77%) Windows XP
6 8 (8.51%) Windows 8
7 5 (5.32%) Linux
8 4 (4.26%) Windows 2000
8 4 (4.26%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.06%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (46.81%) ITIL
2 22 (23.40%) Configuration Management
3 16 (17.02%) Service Management
3 16 (17.02%) Customer Engagement
4 13 (13.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (12.77%) Migration
6 9 (9.57%) Project Management
7 7 (7.45%) Validation
7 7 (7.45%) Patch Management
8 6 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (5.32%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.32%) Network Management
10 4 (4.26%) Problem Management
10 4 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (3.19%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (3.19%) Performance Engineering
11 3 (3.19%) Software Deployment
11 3 (3.19%) Server Building
11 3 (3.19%) Malware Detection\Protection
11 3 (3.19%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.40%) SQL
2 13 (13.83%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.32%) VBScript
4 3 (3.19%) VB
4 3 (3.19%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.19%) C
5 2 (2.13%) C#
5 2 (2.13%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.06%) Python
6 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 51 (54.26%) MCSE
2 39 (41.49%) MCITP
3 33 (35.11%) MCP
4 30 (31.91%) Security Cleared
5 29 (30.85%) MCTS
5 29 (30.85%) DV Cleared
6 23 (24.47%) Degree
7 16 (17.02%) SC Cleared
8 10 (10.64%) MCSA
9 9 (9.57%) CCNA
9 9 (9.57%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (5.32%) MCSD
12 3 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (2.13%) MCDST
13 2 (2.13%) MCDBA
14 1 (1.06%) CCNP
14 1 (1.06%) A+ Certification
14 1 (1.06%) Network+ Certification
14 1 (1.06%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.40%) SLA
2 4 (4.26%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.13%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 63 (67.02%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.32%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.32%) vSphere
4 4 (4.26%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.19%) XenApp
5 3 (3.19%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.13%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.13%) Samba
6 2 (2.13%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.13%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (19.15%) SCCM
2 9 (9.57%) SCOM
3 4 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (4.26%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (3.19%) HP SIM
4 3 (3.19%) WSUS
5 2 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.13%) SCSM
5 2 (2.13%) WMI
6 1 (1.06%) MOM
6 1 (1.06%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (1.06%) Netcool
6 1 (1.06%) Nagios
6 1 (1.06%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 68 (72.34%) Microsoft
2 24 (25.53%) Symantec
3 22 (23.40%) HP
3 22 (23.40%) VMware
4 15 (15.96%) Cisco
5 8 (8.51%) Citrix
5 8 (8.51%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.32%) SolarWinds
6 5 (5.32%) McAfee
6 5 (5.32%) EMC
7 4 (4.26%) Novell
7 4 (4.26%) Lotus
8 3 (3.19%) Avaya
8 3 (3.19%) Juniper
8 3 (3.19%) Oracle
9 2 (2.13%) Websense
9 2 (2.13%) Brocade
9 2 (2.13%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.13%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.06%) LANDesk
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