The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 58 41 53
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 25 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.08% 2.88% 2.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.17% 10.08% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 14
Average daily rate £275 £270 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +7.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £289
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.61 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
306 238 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 25.50% 28.54% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 123 88
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 23
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.55 £16.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% +11.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £10.11 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £24.98 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -17 14 £275 -35.29% 9
High Wycombe - 3 £244 - 1
Marlow - 2 - - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 40 (86.96%) Windows
2 32 (69.57%) MCSE
3 30 (65.22%) Microsoft
4 28 (60.87%) MS Exchange
5 25 (54.35%) Active Directory
6 23 (50.00%) VMware
6 23 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (43.48%) ITIL
8 16 (34.78%) MCP
8 16 (34.78%) SQL
8 16 (34.78%) Citrix
9 15 (32.61%) Hyper-V
10 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
11 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
11 11 (23.91%) Backup Exec
11 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
11 11 (23.91%) Windows XP
11 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (21.74%) SharePoint
12 10 (21.74%) Linux
12 10 (21.74%) Service Management
12 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (19.57%) DV Cleared
13 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
13 9 (19.57%) Change Management
13 9 (19.57%) Migration
13 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (19.57%) McAfee
13 9 (19.57%) Sophos

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 28 (60.87%) MS Exchange
2 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (21.74%) SharePoint
3 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (17.39%) Lync
5 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.04%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) Firewall
2 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.87%) DNS
3 5 (10.87%) DHCP
3 5 (10.87%) SAN
4 3 (6.52%) VLAN
4 3 (6.52%) Network Security
4 3 (6.52%) VPN
4 3 (6.52%) WAN
4 3 (6.52%) LAN
4 3 (6.52%) MPLS
5 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.17%) BIG-IP
5 1 (2.17%) WLAN
5 1 (2.17%) ADSL
5 1 (2.17%) Broadband
5 1 (2.17%) Internet
5 1 (2.17%) BGP
5 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MSI
1 2 (4.35%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) French Language
3 1 (2.17%) German Language
3 1 (2.17%) Italian Language
3 1 (2.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (15.22%) Analyst
2 6 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Service Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Senior Server Specialist
4 4 (8.70%) Consultant
4 4 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 4 (8.70%) Server Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Applications Packager
6 2 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Hedge funds
2 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (2.17%) Handset
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (86.96%) Windows
2 23 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (23.91%) Windows XP
4 10 (21.74%) Linux
5 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (19.57%) Windows 7
6 8 (17.39%) UNIX
7 6 (13.04%) Windows Vista
8 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
10 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (2.17%) Windows NT
11 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
11 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) ITIL
2 10 (21.74%) Service Management
3 9 (19.57%) Change Management
3 9 (19.57%) Migration
3 9 (19.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (17.39%) ITIL V3
4 8 (17.39%) CRM
4 8 (17.39%) Service Delivery
5 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.52%) Investment Management
6 3 (6.52%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.35%) ERP
7 2 (4.35%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.17%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.17%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.17%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.17%) Online Security
8 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.17%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) SQL
2 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.35%) VBScript
4 1 (2.17%) VB
4 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (69.57%) MCSE
2 16 (34.78%) MCP
3 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
4 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
5 9 (19.57%) DV Cleared
6 7 (15.22%) MCSA
7 6 (13.04%) MCITP
8 5 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (6.52%) CCNA
10 3 (6.52%) VCDX
11 2 (4.35%) MCDST
12 1 (2.17%) MCTS
12 1 (2.17%) Degree
12 1 (2.17%) CITP
12 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (54.35%) Active Directory
2 20 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (32.61%) Hyper-V
4 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (4.35%) XenApp
5 2 (4.35%) Terminal Server
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.17%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) Backup Exec
2 8 (17.39%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.35%) MOM
3 2 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.35%) SCCM
4 1 (2.17%) WSUS
4 1 (2.17%) SCOM
4 1 (2.17%) Plesk
Vendors
1 30 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 23 (50.00%) VMware
3 16 (34.78%) Citrix
4 9 (19.57%) McAfee
4 9 (19.57%) Sophos
4 9 (19.57%) Lumension
5 6 (13.04%) Remedy
6 4 (8.70%) Cisco
7 3 (6.52%) HP
8 2 (4.35%) Veeam
8 2 (4.35%) Novell
8 2 (4.35%) Genesys
8 2 (4.35%) Dell
8 2 (4.35%) Altiris
9 1 (2.17%) PlateSpin
9 1 (2.17%) Intel
9 1 (2.17%) Compaq
9 1 (2.17%) Apple
9 1 (2.17%) Nokia
9 1 (2.17%) Kaseya
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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