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 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 82 71 77
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 37 40 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.59% 1.64% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.46% 7.91% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 26
Median daily rate £375 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 1
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.06 £18.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+30.05% +19.35%
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
678 506 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.15% 20.69% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 217 292
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 33 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +33.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.69 £21.55 £14.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.06 £39.00 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -1 23 £375 - 1
Slough 0 1 £325 -5.79% 2
Wokingham - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 89 (85.58%) Windows
1 89 (85.58%) Microsoft
2 57 (54.81%) MCSE
3 51 (49.04%) MS Excel
4 48 (46.15%) Degree
5 46 (44.23%) MCITP
6 43 (41.35%) Windows Server
7 41 (39.42%) ITIL
8 38 (36.54%) Active Directory
8 38 (36.54%) DNS
9 31 (29.81%) Hyper-V
10 29 (27.88%) MCTS
10 29 (27.88%) TCP/IP
11 28 (26.92%) MS Office
12 27 (25.96%) Microsoft Azure
13 26 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
13 26 (25.00%) Service Management
14 25 (24.04%) DHCP
15 24 (23.08%) MCSA
16 23 (22.12%) PowerShell
17 21 (20.19%) Computer Science
17 21 (20.19%) SQL
17 21 (20.19%) VPN
18 20 (19.23%) Mentoring
19 19 (18.27%) Skype
19 19 (18.27%) Linux
19 19 (18.27%) VMware
20 18 (17.31%) MCP
20 18 (17.31%) .NET
21 17 (16.35%) WSUS

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 (8.65%) IIS
2 7 (6.73%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.77%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.88%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 51 (49.04%) MS Excel
2 28 (26.92%) MS Office
3 6 (5.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 27 (25.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (14.42%) Office 365
3 2 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (36.54%) DNS
2 29 (27.88%) TCP/IP
3 25 (24.04%) DHCP
4 21 (20.19%) VPN
5 19 (18.27%) Skype
6 16 (15.38%) HTTP
6 16 (15.38%) IPsec
6 16 (15.38%) IPv6
7 15 (14.42%) Firewall
8 13 (12.50%) Software-Defined Networking
9 11 (10.58%) SAN
10 8 (7.69%) Ethernet
10 8 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (5.77%) BGP
11 6 (5.77%) Wireless
12 5 (4.81%) Internet
12 5 (4.81%) Wireshark
13 3 (2.88%) Bluetooth
13 3 (2.88%) IPv4
13 3 (2.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (8.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (3.85%) Big Data
6 4 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.85%) Power BI
6 4 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.88%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (2.88%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.88%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.92%) Datazen
9 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.88%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 15 (14.42%) German Language
2 12 (11.54%) Marketing
3 9 (8.65%) French Language
4 4 (3.85%) Finance
5 2 (1.92%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (1.92%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.96%) Law
6 1 (0.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 19 (18.27%) Field Engineer
3 11 (10.58%) Consultant
4 10 (9.62%) Technical Support
5 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
6 8 (7.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Escalation Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Network Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Network Support
7 7 (6.73%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Technical Support Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (3.85%) Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.31%) .NET
2 15 (14.42%) CSS
3 14 (13.46%) XML
4 8 (7.69%) ADO.NET
5 3 (2.88%) 802.1X
5 3 (2.88%) Ajax
5 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.88%) FastCGI
5 3 (2.88%) LINQ
5 3 (2.88%) REST
5 3 (2.88%) RSS
5 3 (2.88%) WCF
5 3 (2.88%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 3 (2.88%) WPF
6 2 (1.92%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.92%) Autofac
6 2 (1.92%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (1.92%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.92%) OLE
6 2 (1.92%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.19%) Computer Science
2 15 (14.42%) Public Cloud
3 8 (7.69%) Clustering
4 5 (4.81%) PKI
5 3 (2.88%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.92%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.92%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.92%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.96%) BYOD
7 1 (0.96%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.96%) Replication
7 1 (0.96%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.96%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 89 (85.58%) Windows
2 43 (41.35%) Windows Server
3 19 (18.27%) Linux
4 8 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.77%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.88%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.92%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.96%) VMS
9 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (39.42%) ITIL
2 26 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
2 26 (25.00%) Service Management
3 20 (19.23%) Mentoring
4 16 (15.38%) Load Balancing
5 15 (14.42%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (11.54%) Presales
6 12 (11.54%) Process Improvement
6 12 (11.54%) Workflow
7 10 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (6.73%) Software Testing
9 5 (4.81%) Data Modelling
9 5 (4.81%) High Availability
9 5 (4.81%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (2.88%) Network Architecture
11 3 (2.88%) Network Optimisation
11 3 (2.88%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (2.88%) Performance Optimisation
11 3 (2.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.12%) PowerShell
2 21 (20.19%) SQL
3 14 (13.46%) C#
4 13 (12.50%) VBScript
5 11 (10.58%) T-SQL
6 9 (8.65%) C++
7 8 (7.69%) C
7 8 (7.69%) Python
8 7 (6.73%) VB
9 5 (4.81%) Java
10 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.85%) Ruby
11 3 (2.88%) PHP
12 2 (1.92%) AWK
12 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.92%) Perl
12 2 (1.92%) R
12 2 (1.92%) Scala
12 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (54.81%) MCSE
2 48 (46.15%) Degree
3 46 (44.23%) MCITP
4 29 (27.88%) MCTS
5 24 (23.08%) MCSA
6 18 (17.31%) MCP
7 16 (15.38%) MCDST
7 16 (15.38%) MCSD
8 15 (14.42%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (13.46%) CCNA
10 10 (9.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (5.77%) DV Cleared
11 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
12 3 (2.88%) CISSP
12 3 (2.88%) MCAD
12 3 (2.88%) MCPD
13 2 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (1.92%) HNC
13 2 (1.92%) RHCSA
14 1 (0.96%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) SLA
2 2 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (36.54%) Active Directory
2 31 (29.81%) Hyper-V
3 15 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (5.77%) Terminal Server
6 5 (4.81%) BitLocker
6 5 (4.81%) UAG
7 4 (3.85%) XenServer
8 3 (2.88%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.92%) vSphere
10 1 (0.96%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (16.35%) WSUS
2 12 (11.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (7.69%) SCCM
4 7 (6.73%) SCOM
5 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (4.81%) SCVMM
5 5 (4.81%) WMI
6 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.92%) Perfmon
7 2 (1.92%) Puppet
8 1 (0.96%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.96%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 89 (85.58%) Microsoft
2 19 (18.27%) VMware
3 15 (14.42%) Cisco
3 15 (14.42%) HP
4 10 (9.62%) Citrix
4 10 (9.62%) IBM
5 8 (7.69%) Dell
5 8 (7.69%) Hitachi
5 8 (7.69%) Intel
5 8 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.85%) Remedy
7 3 (2.88%) Oracle
8 2 (1.92%) Symantec
9 1 (0.96%) EMC
9 1 (0.96%) F5
9 1 (0.96%) Google
9 1 (0.96%) NetScout
9 1 (0.96%) RedGate
9 1 (0.96%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.96%) Veeam
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