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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank - 25 30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell - 1.35% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.90% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Average daily rate
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- £380 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £17.29
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -8.18%
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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
65 77 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 23.05% 34.68% 52.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 36
Average daily rate £350 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
Average hourly rate £39.00 £140.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.14% +300.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £140.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £140.00 £138.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) PDA
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Netcool
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) PDA
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Netcool
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Veritas
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee
1 1 (50.00%) VMware