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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 31 40 26
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 1.74% 0.28% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.49% 0.75% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £14.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+1.78% -23.91%
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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
91 133 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 31.71% 37.78% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 49 24
Average daily rate £390 £314 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.20% -7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £193 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 7
Average hourly rate £11.50 £18.00 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.11% +58.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 March 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 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (61.54%) MCITP
3 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (53.85%) DNS
3 7 (53.85%) DHCP
3 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 7 (53.85%) MCSE
4 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
4 6 (46.15%) Linux
4 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
4 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
4 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
4 6 (46.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (38.46%) Validation
5 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
5 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
5 5 (38.46%) VB
6 4 (30.77%) ITIL
6 4 (30.77%) HP
6 4 (30.77%) Lync
6 4 (30.77%) Software Packaging
6 4 (30.77%) Migration
7 2 (15.38%) MCTS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 4 (30.77%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) DNS
1 7 (53.85%) DHCP
2 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) WinRunner
1 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
1 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Replication
1 1 (7.69%) PDA
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
1 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Validation
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
1 5 (38.46%) VB
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) MCITP
2 7 (53.85%) MCSE
3 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (15.38%) MCTS
5 1 (7.69%) VCP4
5 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (7.69%) MCSA
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (7.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
4 4 (30.77%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) Veritas
5 1 (7.69%) McAfee