The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 74 35
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -39
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 10 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.82% 0.82% 4.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.93% 4.10% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 29
Median daily rate £313 £360 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.19% +30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £289 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £425 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.33 £17.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+13.70% +0.47%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
239 244 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 28.08% 20.12% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 160 187
Median daily rate £474 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.54% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £256 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 45
Median hourly rate £20.25 £27.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +54.92%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
Milton Keynes +16 7 £313 -20.38% 2
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 10 (47.62%) MCSE
4 10 (47.62%) MS Office
5 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 6 (28.57%) ITIL
7 6 (28.57%) MCP
7 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 5 (23.81%) Office 365
8 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (23.81%) VMware
8 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
9 4 (19.05%) Network Security
9 4 (19.05%) DV Cleared
9 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
9 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (19.05%) Finance
9 4 (19.05%) SAN
9 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
9 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
9 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
9 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
10 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 3 (14.29%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Office
2 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Network Security
1 4 (19.05%) SAN
1 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) DHCP
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (9.52%) Internet
3 2 (9.52%) NAS
3 2 (9.52%) Skype
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Big Data
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Automotive
2 3 (14.29%) German Language
2 3 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Desktop Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Desktop Support
2 5 (23.81%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Support Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) VMWare Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Support Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Wintel Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) Wintel Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory Migration Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Migration Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
3 3 (14.29%) Smartphone
4 2 (9.52%) Clustering
4 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.52%) PKI
4 2 (9.52%) Private Cloud
5 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.76%) Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) B2C
2 3 (14.29%) Email Filtering
2 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 3 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 3 (14.29%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
2 3 (14.29%) Web Filtering
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Analytics
3 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
3 2 (9.52%) Change Control
3 2 (9.52%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Process Improvement
3 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) R
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) MCSE
2 6 (28.57%) MCP
3 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) DV Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) VCP5
5 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (9.52%) CCIE
6 2 (9.52%) CCNP
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (9.52%) MCSA
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
7 1 (4.76%) Degree
7 1 (4.76%) MCITP
7 1 (4.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) XenApp
4 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
5 1 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.76%) Intel
5 1 (4.76%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.76%) Micro Focus
5 1 (4.76%) NetIQ
5 1 (4.76%) Remedy
5 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.76%) Symantec