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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 69 62 43
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.40% 1.91% 2.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.61% 7.87% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £263 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £199 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £473 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £13.47 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
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
303 267 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 25.00% 24.25% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 144 104
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £194 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 7
Average hourly rate £25.75 £13.50 £17.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.74% -20.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £13.47 £10.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £29.00 £21.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +4 15 £300 +9.09% 3
High Wycombe -5 1 £400 +64.10% 2
Marlow - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 43 (68.25%) Windows
1 43 (68.25%) MCSE
2 40 (63.49%) Microsoft
3 35 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (47.62%) VMware
5 29 (46.03%) ITIL
6 28 (44.44%) MS Excel
7 27 (42.86%) MCP
8 26 (41.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (39.68%) MS Exchange
10 24 (38.10%) Security Cleared
11 23 (36.51%) SC Cleared
12 21 (33.33%) SQL
12 21 (33.33%) Backup Exec
13 19 (30.16%) Exchange Server 2003
14 17 (26.98%) Citrix
15 16 (25.40%) SLA
15 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (22.22%) Service Management
16 14 (22.22%) Hyper-V
17 13 (20.63%) Windows 7
17 13 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (20.63%) Active Directory
18 12 (19.05%) IIS
18 12 (19.05%) VMware ESX
18 12 (19.05%) McAfee
19 11 (17.46%) Change Management
19 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
19 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
19 11 (17.46%) DV Cleared

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 25 (39.68%) MS Exchange
2 19 (30.16%) Exchange Server 2003
3 12 (19.05%) IIS
4 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.35%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.59%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 28 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) LAN
1 6 (9.52%) WAN
1 6 (9.52%) SAN
1 6 (9.52%) NAS
2 4 (6.35%) Firewall
2 4 (6.35%) DNS
3 3 (4.76%) DHCP
4 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.17%) Broadband
5 1 (1.59%) Internet
5 1 (1.59%) MPLS
5 1 (1.59%) VoIP
5 1 (1.59%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) OLAP
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.17%) OLTP
2 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.59%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.59%) NUnit
1 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Analyst
2 12 (19.05%) Support Analyst
3 11 (17.46%) Developer
4 9 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) Support Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Administrator
6 7 (11.11%) Team Leader
7 6 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (9.52%) Windows Administrator
7 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 5 (7.94%) Service Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support
9 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) SQL Developer
9 4 (6.35%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) .NET
2 6 (9.52%) XML
2 6 (9.52%) jQuery
3 4 (6.35%) HTML
3 4 (6.35%) Web Services
3 4 (6.35%) CSS
4 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.17%) WinForms
5 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.17%) HTML5
6 1 (1.59%) REST
6 1 (1.59%) CSS3
6 1 (1.59%) LESS
6 1 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.59%) Ajax
6 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.59%) JSON
6 1 (1.59%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.59%) WCF
6 1 (1.59%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.52%) Client/Server
3 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.94%) Clustering
4 2 (3.17%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.17%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.59%) Statistics
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.59%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 43 (68.25%) Windows
2 35 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (20.63%) Windows 7
5 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (15.87%) Windows Vista
6 10 (15.87%) Linux
7 8 (12.70%) Windows 8
8 7 (11.11%) UNIX
9 6 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (7.94%) Windows 2000
10 5 (7.94%) Windows NT
11 4 (6.35%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.03%) ITIL
2 14 (22.22%) Service Management
3 11 (17.46%) Change Management
4 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 6 (9.52%) Incident Management
6 6 (9.52%) Line Management
7 5 (7.94%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.94%) Migration
8 4 (6.35%) Validation
8 4 (6.35%) Project Management
8 4 (6.35%) Operations Management
8 4 (6.35%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (6.35%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (6.35%) Data Migration
9 3 (4.76%) MVC
9 3 (4.76%) Software Engineering
10 2 (3.17%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (11.11%) C#
3 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.76%) VBA
5 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.59%) PHP
5 1 (1.59%) C++
5 1 (1.59%) Java
5 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (68.25%) MCSE
2 27 (42.86%) MCP
3 24 (38.10%) Security Cleared
4 23 (36.51%) SC Cleared
5 11 (17.46%) DV Cleared
6 10 (15.87%) MCITP
7 6 (9.52%) Degree
7 6 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (7.94%) CCNA
9 4 (6.35%) MCSA
10 3 (4.76%) CCNP
10 3 (4.76%) CNA
10 3 (4.76%) CNE
10 3 (4.76%) Novell Certification
11 2 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (1.59%) CCEA
12 1 (1.59%) CCA
12 1 (1.59%) HNC
12 1 (1.59%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.40%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) HL7
System Software
1 26 (41.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 13 (20.63%) Active Directory
4 12 (19.05%) VMware ESX
5 5 (7.94%) Firmware
5 5 (7.94%) ISA Server
6 4 (6.35%) vSphere
6 4 (6.35%) Terminal Services
6 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (3.17%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (3.17%) UAG
8 1 (1.59%) XenApp
8 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 9 (14.29%) OVSD
3 8 (12.70%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (9.52%) BladeLogic
5 4 (6.35%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 4 (6.35%) Tivoli
5 4 (6.35%) SCOM
6 2 (3.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (3.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (63.49%) Microsoft
2 30 (47.62%) VMware
3 17 (26.98%) Citrix
4 12 (19.05%) McAfee
5 8 (12.70%) Sophos
5 8 (12.70%) Lumension
6 5 (7.94%) Cisco
7 4 (6.35%) IBM
7 4 (6.35%) Intel
7 4 (6.35%) Remedy
8 3 (4.76%) Wyse
8 3 (4.76%) Symantec
8 3 (4.76%) HP
9 2 (3.17%) Dell
9 2 (3.17%) Oracle
9 2 (3.17%) Websense
9 2 (3.17%) GFI Software
10 1 (1.59%) Computacenter
10 1 (1.59%) Google
10 1 (1.59%) Facebook