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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 64 57 44
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 19 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.48% 1.99% 2.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.40% 10.31% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 11
Average daily rate
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£275 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £213 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £410 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.75 £10.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.50% -49.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.81 £17.23 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.20% +7.65%
Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
297 194 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 23.13% 19.32% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 93 120
Average daily rate £325 £320 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +5.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £238 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 7
Average hourly rate £15.75 £14.96 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.28% -23.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £10.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
Microsoft Certification
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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
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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 -3 13 £255 +4.08% 4
High Wycombe - 2 £275 -
Marlow - 1 - -
Newport Pagnell - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Aylesbury - - - - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
Chesham - - - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 38 (82.61%) Windows
2 33 (71.74%) MCSE
3 30 (65.22%) MS Exchange
4 27 (58.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (54.35%) Microsoft
6 24 (52.17%) ITIL
7 22 (47.83%) MCP
7 22 (47.83%) SC Cleared
7 22 (47.83%) Security Cleared
8 21 (45.65%) VMware
9 19 (41.30%) Backup Exec
9 19 (41.30%) SQL
10 18 (39.13%) Active Directory
10 18 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (34.78%) Citrix
12 15 (32.61%) UNIX
12 15 (32.61%) Exchange Server 2003
13 13 (28.26%) Service Management
13 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (28.26%) Hyper-V
14 12 (26.09%) DV Cleared
15 10 (21.74%) MS Excel
15 10 (21.74%) Change Management
16 9 (19.57%) Linux
16 9 (19.57%) SLA
16 9 (19.57%) McAfee
16 9 (19.57%) Sophos
16 9 (19.57%) Lync
16 9 (19.57%) Continuous Improvement
16 9 (19.57%) Lumension

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 30 (65.22%) MS Exchange
2 15 (32.61%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (19.57%) Lync
4 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
5 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (2.17%) IIS
9 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.87%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) SAN
2 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.70%) DHCP
3 4 (8.70%) DNS
3 4 (8.70%) MPLS
3 4 (8.70%) Firewall
4 3 (6.52%) VLAN
4 3 (6.52%) LAN
4 3 (6.52%) WAN
4 3 (6.52%) NAS
5 2 (4.35%) Unified Communications
5 2 (4.35%) Broadband
5 2 (4.35%) Network Security
5 2 (4.35%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.17%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.17%) BGP
6 1 (2.17%) DSL
6 1 (2.17%) WLAN
6 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MSI
1 1 (2.17%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Support Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (10.87%) Administrator
4 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Consultant
4 4 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 4 (8.70%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) DBA
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Web Services
1 2 (4.35%) WinForms
2 1 (2.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Clustering
2 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.17%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 38 (82.61%) Windows
2 27 (58.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (32.61%) UNIX
4 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (19.57%) Linux
6 5 (10.87%) Windows XP
7 4 (8.70%) Windows 2000
7 4 (8.70%) Windows NT
7 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
8 3 (6.52%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (6.52%) Windows Vista
9 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) ITIL
2 13 (28.26%) Service Management
3 10 (21.74%) Change Management
4 9 (19.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (15.22%) ITIL V3
5 7 (15.22%) Service Delivery
5 7 (15.22%) Migration
5 7 (15.22%) CRM
6 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.35%) Project Management
8 1 (2.17%) Data Governance
8 1 (2.17%) Data Management
8 1 (2.17%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.17%) Data Security
8 1 (2.17%) Online Security
8 1 (2.17%) ERP
8 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (41.30%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.17%) VBScript
4 1 (2.17%) VB
4 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (71.74%) MCSE
2 22 (47.83%) MCP
2 22 (47.83%) SC Cleared
2 22 (47.83%) Security Cleared
3 12 (26.09%) DV Cleared
4 6 (13.04%) MCSA
4 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (10.87%) MCITP
6 4 (8.70%) Degree
6 4 (8.70%) CCNA
7 3 (6.52%) MCDST
8 2 (4.35%) MCTS
9 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.17%) MCDBA
9 1 (2.17%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 18 (39.13%) Active Directory
1 18 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (28.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.52%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.35%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.17%) Xen
5 1 (2.17%) NLBS
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.17%) XenApp
5 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 19 (41.30%) Backup Exec
2 8 (17.39%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (6.52%) OVSD
3 3 (6.52%) SCOM
4 2 (4.35%) SCCM
5 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.17%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (2.17%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.17%) WSUS
5 1 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 25 (54.35%) Microsoft
2 21 (45.65%) VMware
3 16 (34.78%) Citrix
4 9 (19.57%) McAfee
4 9 (19.57%) Sophos
4 9 (19.57%) Lumension
5 4 (8.70%) Cisco
5 4 (8.70%) Intel
6 3 (6.52%) Veeam
7 2 (4.35%) Kaseya
7 2 (4.35%) HP
7 2 (4.35%) Dell
8 1 (2.17%) NetApp
8 1 (2.17%) Novell
8 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.17%) Symantec
8 1 (2.17%) Remedy
8 1 (2.17%) PlateSpin