The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 28 32 19
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.14% 0.85% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.10% 1.92% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£390 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +11.12%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Qualifications Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
82 104 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 35.04% 44.26% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 34 11
Average daily rate £263 £320 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.96% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £195 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £429 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £77.75 - £20.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bracknell region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bracknell region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) HP
3 5 (71.43%) DHCP
3 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (71.43%) Linux
3 5 (71.43%) MCITP
3 5 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Software Packaging
4 3 (42.86%) Validation
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) C
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (14.29%) MODAF
6 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 1 (14.29%) Fujitsu
6 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 1 (14.29%) MCTS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 1 (14.29%) Lync
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) ArcGIS
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
1 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) NetScreen
2 1 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Software Packaging
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Classic ASP
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Validation
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) MODAF
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
2 6 (85.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) MCTS
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 1 (14.29%) UAG
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) HP
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Fujitsu
3 1 (14.29%) ESRI
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle