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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 74 64
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.81% 1.39% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.39% 6.12% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 9
Median daily rate £417 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.00% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £308 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £415 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £337 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.06 £18.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+31.83% +17.74%
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
230 278 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 24.55% 22.79% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 162 192
Median daily rate £420 £409 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +25.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £277 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 19
Median hourly rate £14.50 £42.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.88% +169.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £40.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £57.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +34.00%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +18 13 £395 -1.25% 4
High Wycombe +1 1 £417 -
Amersham - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 22 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 16 (61.54%) Windows
3 13 (50.00%) Citrix
3 13 (50.00%) VMware
4 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (42.31%) MCSE
5 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 10 (38.46%) ITIL
5 10 (38.46%) SQL
6 9 (34.62%) XenApp
7 8 (30.77%) MS Office
7 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
7 8 (30.77%) SAN
8 7 (26.92%) Finance
8 7 (26.92%) Project Management
8 7 (26.92%) HP
8 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
9 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
9 6 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (23.08%) Skype for Business
9 6 (23.08%) CommVault
10 5 (19.23%) WAN
10 5 (19.23%) MCSA
10 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
10 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
10 5 (19.23%) SCOM
11 4 (15.38%) Citrix Presentation Server

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 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 6 (23.08%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Office
2 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) SAN
2 5 (19.23%) WAN
3 4 (15.38%) DNS
3 4 (15.38%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) VPN
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) Intranet
5 1 (3.85%) LDAP
5 1 (3.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) SAN Specialist
2 7 (26.92%) Server Specialist
2 7 (26.92%) Wintel Server Specialist
2 7 (26.92%) Wintel Specialist
3 6 (23.08%) Active Directory Specialist
3 6 (23.08%) Exchange Specialist
4 5 (19.23%) Service Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Active Directory Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) LAN Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) LAN Specialist
5 4 (15.38%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) SAN Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Server Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) WAN Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) WAN Specialist
5 4 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
1 2 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) HTML5
2 1 (3.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Statistics
3 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL V3
4 3 (11.54%) Process Improvement
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
5 2 (7.69%) Service Management
6 1 (3.85%) Change Control
6 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.85%) High Availability
6 1 (3.85%) Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.85%) Project Governance
6 1 (3.85%) Server Hardening
6 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) R
3 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) MCSE
2 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) MCSA
4 3 (11.54%) CCNA
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (11.54%) MCP
4 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (7.69%) A+ Certification
5 2 (7.69%) CCAA
5 2 (7.69%) CCENT
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (7.69%) MCITP
5 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) Degree
6 1 (3.85%) MCSD
6 1 (3.85%) MCTS
6 1 (3.85%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
2 2 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 9 (34.62%) XenApp
4 4 (15.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCOM
2 3 (11.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 13 (50.00%) Citrix
2 13 (50.00%) VMware
3 7 (26.92%) HP
4 6 (23.08%) CommVault
5 4 (15.38%) 3PAR
5 4 (15.38%) EMC
5 4 (15.38%) NetApp
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle
7 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
7 2 (7.69%) Symantec
8 1 (3.85%) Intel
8 1 (3.85%) Micro Focus
8 1 (3.85%) NetIQ
8 1 (3.85%) Rackspace