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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 72 50 89
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +39
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 51 93 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.00% 3.72% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.47% 15.20% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 84 26
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£313 £425 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +28.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £293 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% -68.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.13 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.39% -20.39%
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
683 612 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.74% 24.48% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 276 228
Average daily rate £375 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £235 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 23
Average hourly rate £17.25 £21.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.76% -38.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.53
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.08%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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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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 -13 31 £280 -34.11% 9
Newbury - 2 - - 1
Slough -10 1 - - 2
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 5
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 75 (77.32%) Windows
2 60 (61.86%) MCSE
3 53 (54.64%) Active Directory
4 50 (51.55%) Microsoft
5 48 (49.48%) ITIL
6 43 (44.33%) Security Cleared
7 33 (34.02%) SC Cleared
8 32 (32.99%) MCTS
9 31 (31.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (29.90%) HP
10 29 (29.90%) DNS
10 29 (29.90%) MCITP
10 29 (29.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (26.80%) DHCP
12 25 (25.77%) VMware
13 24 (24.74%) MCP
14 22 (22.68%) Linux
14 22 (22.68%) Service Management
14 22 (22.68%) DV Cleared
14 22 (22.68%) Degree
15 20 (20.62%) Windows 7
15 20 (20.62%) SQL
15 20 (20.62%) SLA
16 19 (19.59%) Red Hat
16 19 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (19.59%) Customer Engagement
17 16 (16.49%) SQL Server
18 15 (15.46%) Citrix
18 15 (15.46%) Clustering
19 14 (14.43%) MS Exchange

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 14 (14.43%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.31%) IIS
3 7 (7.22%) Lync
3 7 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.19%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (5.15%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.03%) GroupWise
7 1 (1.03%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (11.34%) MS Excel
1 11 (11.34%) MS Office
1 11 (11.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (29.90%) DNS
2 26 (26.80%) DHCP
3 12 (12.37%) TCP/IP
3 12 (12.37%) SAN
4 5 (5.15%) Firewall
4 5 (5.15%) Internet
5 4 (4.12%) DMZ
6 3 (3.09%) FTP
6 3 (3.09%) HTTP
7 2 (2.06%) WAN
7 2 (2.06%) POP3
7 2 (2.06%) LAN
7 2 (2.06%) SSL
7 2 (2.06%) IMAP
7 2 (2.06%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.06%) SSH
8 1 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.03%) NAS
8 1 (1.03%) VPN
8 1 (1.03%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.49%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.31%) SQL Server 2000
2 10 (10.31%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (10.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.22%) EDRMS
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.06%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.03%) Back Office
2 1 (1.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (34.02%) Support Engineer
2 12 (12.37%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (11.34%) Analyst
3 11 (11.34%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (10.31%) Support Analyst
5 8 (8.25%) Consultant
6 7 (7.22%) Field Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (6.19%) Linux Support
7 6 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) Linux Support Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) Windows Support Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.15%) Technical Support
8 5 (5.15%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.25%) .NET
2 6 (6.19%) XML
2 6 (6.19%) Software Packaging
3 5 (5.15%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.06%) ADO.NET
5 2 (2.06%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 2 (2.06%) REST
5 2 (2.06%) FastCGI
5 2 (2.06%) WCF
5 2 (2.06%) Silverlight
5 2 (2.06%) Ajax
5 2 (2.06%) LINQ
6 1 (1.03%) MAPI
6 1 (1.03%) HTML
6 1 (1.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.46%) Clustering
2 10 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.25%) Replication
4 6 (6.19%) Thin Client
4 6 (6.19%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.06%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.06%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 75 (77.32%) Windows
2 31 (31.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (29.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (22.68%) Linux
5 20 (20.62%) Windows 7
6 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (12.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (9.28%) UNIX
8 5 (5.15%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (49.48%) ITIL
2 22 (22.68%) Service Management
3 19 (19.59%) Customer Engagement
4 12 (12.37%) Configuration Management
5 9 (9.28%) Migration
6 7 (7.22%) Performance Management
6 7 (7.22%) Validation
6 7 (7.22%) Load Balancing
7 6 (6.19%) Workflow
8 5 (5.15%) Time Management
8 5 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.12%) Change Management
9 4 (4.12%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.09%) Web Development
10 3 (3.09%) Software Deployment
10 3 (3.09%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.09%) Network Management
10 3 (3.09%) Mentoring
11 2 (2.06%) MVC
11 2 (2.06%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.62%) SQL
2 9 (9.28%) PowerShell
2 9 (9.28%) VB
3 8 (8.25%) C
4 6 (6.19%) Perl
4 6 (6.19%) Korn
4 6 (6.19%) Bourne shell
5 5 (5.15%) C#
6 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.09%) VBA
7 2 (2.06%) Python
7 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.06%) VBScript
7 2 (2.06%) Java
7 2 (2.06%) PHP
7 2 (2.06%) C++
7 2 (2.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 60 (61.86%) MCSE
2 43 (44.33%) Security Cleared
3 33 (34.02%) SC Cleared
4 32 (32.99%) MCTS
5 29 (29.90%) MCITP
6 24 (24.74%) MCP
7 22 (22.68%) DV Cleared
7 22 (22.68%) Degree
8 12 (12.37%) HNC
8 12 (12.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (10.31%) CCA
9 10 (10.31%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (7.22%) MCSA
11 5 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (5.15%) CCNA
12 3 (3.09%) RHCSA
12 3 (3.09%) MCSD
13 2 (2.06%) VCAP
13 2 (2.06%) VCP5
13 2 (2.06%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.62%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (54.64%) Active Directory
2 19 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.22%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.22%) VMware ESX
4 6 (6.19%) NFS
5 3 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.06%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.06%) Xen
6 2 (2.06%) vSphere
7 1 (1.03%) NLBS
7 1 (1.03%) XenServer
7 1 (1.03%) vCloud
7 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (9.28%) SCOM
1 9 (9.28%) Nagios
1 9 (9.28%) NetBackup
2 8 (8.25%) SCCM
3 3 (3.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.06%) SCSM
4 2 (2.06%) WSUS
4 2 (2.06%) WMI
5 1 (1.03%) MOM
Vendors
1 50 (51.55%) Microsoft
2 29 (29.90%) HP
3 25 (25.77%) VMware
4 19 (19.59%) Red Hat
5 15 (15.46%) Citrix
6 9 (9.28%) Symantec
7 8 (8.25%) Isilon
8 7 (7.22%) EMC
8 7 (7.22%) Cisco
9 4 (4.12%) Remedy
10 3 (3.09%) Altiris
10 3 (3.09%) Veritas
11 2 (2.06%) NetApp
11 2 (2.06%) Dell
11 2 (2.06%) IBM
11 2 (2.06%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.03%) Novell
12 1 (1.03%) Lotus
12 1 (1.03%) CheckPoint
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