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 28 July 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 100 82 85
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 22 39 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.93% 1.52% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.48% 6.24% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 19
Median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £164 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £413 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £301
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 3
Median hourly rate £22.70 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.31% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £18.25 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+47.94% +14.96%
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
633 625 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.88% 24.31% 28.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 314 305
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 10
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -8 9 £363 - 7
Slough +1 1 £325 +12.06%
Wokingham - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 74 (83.15%) Microsoft
2 72 (80.90%) Windows
3 48 (53.93%) MCSE
4 45 (50.56%) Degree
5 43 (48.31%) MS Excel
6 36 (40.45%) MCITP
6 36 (40.45%) Windows Server
7 35 (39.33%) DNS
7 35 (39.33%) ITIL
8 31 (34.83%) Active Directory
9 28 (31.46%) Hyper-V
10 27 (30.34%) Microsoft Azure
11 26 (29.21%) MCTS
11 26 (29.21%) TCP/IP
12 24 (26.97%) Service Management
13 23 (25.84%) Customer Engagement
13 23 (25.84%) PowerShell
14 22 (24.72%) DHCP
14 22 (24.72%) MCSA
15 21 (23.60%) SQL
15 21 (23.60%) VPN
15 21 (23.60%) Computer Science
16 20 (22.47%) Mentoring
17 18 (20.22%) .NET
17 18 (20.22%) MS Office
18 16 (17.98%) MCSD
18 16 (17.98%) HTTP
18 16 (17.98%) IPsec
18 16 (17.98%) IPv6
18 16 (17.98%) Load Balancing

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (10.11%) IIS
2 7 (7.87%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.74%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.37%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 43 (48.31%) MS Excel
2 18 (20.22%) MS Office
3 6 (6.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 27 (30.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (12.36%) Office 365
3 1 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (39.33%) DNS
2 26 (29.21%) TCP/IP
3 22 (24.72%) DHCP
4 21 (23.60%) VPN
5 16 (17.98%) HTTP
5 16 (17.98%) IPsec
5 16 (17.98%) IPv6
6 13 (14.61%) Software-Defined Networking
7 12 (13.48%) Firewall
7 12 (13.48%) Skype
8 8 (8.99%) SAN
9 6 (6.74%) BGP
9 6 (6.74%) Wireless
10 5 (5.62%) Ethernet
10 5 (5.62%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (5.62%) Internet
10 5 (5.62%) Wireshark
11 3 (3.37%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (3.37%) WiMAX
11 3 (3.37%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (10.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (8.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (4.49%) Big Data
6 4 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.49%) Power BI
6 4 (4.49%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.37%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (3.37%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.25%) Datazen
9 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.37%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (13.48%) Marketing
2 11 (12.36%) German Language
3 5 (5.62%) French Language
4 4 (4.49%) Finance
5 2 (2.25%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (2.25%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (37.08%) Support Engineer
2 19 (21.35%) Field Engineer
3 11 (12.36%) Consultant
4 8 (8.99%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) Technical Support
5 7 (7.87%) Azure Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Escalation Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Consultant
5 7 (7.87%) Network Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Network Support
5 7 (7.87%) Network Support Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (5.62%) Technical Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Technical Support Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Development Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.22%) .NET
2 15 (16.85%) CSS
3 14 (15.73%) XML
4 8 (8.99%) ADO.NET
5 3 (3.37%) 802.1X
5 3 (3.37%) Ajax
5 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.37%) FastCGI
5 3 (3.37%) LINQ
5 3 (3.37%) REST
5 3 (3.37%) RSS
5 3 (3.37%) WCF
5 3 (3.37%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 3 (3.37%) WPF
6 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.25%) Autofac
6 2 (2.25%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (2.25%) DCOM
6 2 (2.25%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.25%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.60%) Computer Science
2 14 (15.73%) Public Cloud
3 8 (8.99%) Clustering
4 5 (5.62%) PKI
5 3 (3.37%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.25%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.12%) BYOD
7 1 (1.12%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.12%) Replication
7 1 (1.12%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 72 (80.90%) Windows
2 36 (40.45%) Windows Server
3 14 (15.73%) Linux
4 6 (6.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.74%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.12%) VMS
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.33%) ITIL
2 24 (26.97%) Service Management
3 23 (25.84%) Customer Engagement
4 20 (22.47%) Mentoring
5 16 (17.98%) Load Balancing
6 13 (14.61%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (13.48%) Presales
7 12 (13.48%) Process Improvement
7 12 (13.48%) Workflow
8 7 (7.87%) Software Testing
9 5 (5.62%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.62%) High Availability
9 5 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (3.37%) Identity Management
11 3 (3.37%) Migration
11 3 (3.37%) MVC
11 3 (3.37%) Network Optimisation
11 3 (3.37%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (3.37%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.84%) PowerShell
2 21 (23.60%) SQL
3 14 (15.73%) C#
4 13 (14.61%) VBScript
5 11 (12.36%) T-SQL
6 9 (10.11%) C++
7 8 (8.99%) C
8 7 (7.87%) VB
9 6 (6.74%) Python
10 5 (5.62%) Java
11 4 (4.49%) JavaScript
11 4 (4.49%) Ruby
12 3 (3.37%) PHP
13 2 (2.25%) R
13 2 (2.25%) Scala
13 2 (2.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (53.93%) MCSE
2 45 (50.56%) Degree
3 36 (40.45%) MCITP
4 26 (29.21%) MCTS
5 22 (24.72%) MCSA
6 16 (17.98%) MCSD
7 14 (15.73%) MCP
8 10 (11.24%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (10.11%) CCNA
9 9 (10.11%) MCDST
10 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
10 7 (7.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (6.74%) DV Cleared
12 3 (3.37%) CISSP
12 3 (3.37%) MCAD
12 3 (3.37%) MCPD
13 2 (2.25%) Check Point Certification
14 1 (1.12%) A+ Certification
14 1 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (34.83%) Active Directory
2 28 (31.46%) Hyper-V
3 9 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (8.99%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (5.62%) UAG
6 3 (3.37%) ISA Server
6 3 (3.37%) Terminal Server
7 2 (2.25%) BitLocker
7 2 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.25%) vSphere
8 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (15.73%) WSUS
2 12 (13.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (8.99%) SCOM
4 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (5.62%) SCCM
4 5 (5.62%) SCVMM
4 5 (5.62%) WMI
5 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.25%) Perfmon
7 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 74 (83.15%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.61%) VMware
3 12 (13.48%) Cisco
3 12 (13.48%) HP
4 6 (6.74%) Citrix
4 6 (6.74%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.62%) Dell
5 5 (5.62%) Hitachi
5 5 (5.62%) IBM
5 5 (5.62%) Intel
6 3 (3.37%) Oracle
7 2 (2.25%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.25%) Remedy
7 2 (2.25%) Symantec
8 1 (1.12%) Apple
8 1 (1.12%) Avaya
8 1 (1.12%) EMC
8 1 (1.12%) Epicor
8 1 (1.12%) Juniper
8 1 (1.12%) NetApp
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