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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 82 53 57
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.66% 2.26% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% 9.93% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 12
Average daily rate
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£330 £300 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +44.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £160 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £398 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.88%
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
287 272 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 20.92% 22.78% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 157 102
Average daily rate £384 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.28% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 13
Average hourly rate £45.50 £15.00 £13.82
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+203.33% +8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £25.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -28 3 £278 -7.50% 4
High Wycombe +2 2 £413 - 2
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (67.86%) MCSE
2 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 12 (42.86%) Migration
5 11 (39.29%) MCITP
5 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (39.29%) SQL
6 10 (35.71%) MCTS
6 10 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
7 9 (32.14%) MCSA
8 8 (28.57%) MCP
8 8 (28.57%) VMware
9 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 7 (25.00%) ITIL
9 7 (25.00%) Lync
9 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 6 (21.43%) Office 365
10 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (21.43%) Citrix
11 5 (17.86%) HP
11 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (17.86%) MS Office
11 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
12 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 10 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (25.00%) Lync
4 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
7 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (3.57%) IIS
8 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (3.57%) LAN
3 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Consultant
2 4 (14.29%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (10.71%) DBA
3 3 (10.71%) SQL DBA
4 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) XML
2 3 (10.71%) jQuery
3 2 (7.14%) LINQ
3 2 (7.14%) MSMQ
3 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.14%) HTML
3 2 (7.14%) CSS
3 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) COM
4 1 (3.57%) MFC
4 1 (3.57%) XSL
4 1 (3.57%) JSON
4 1 (3.57%) XHTML
4 1 (3.57%) OLE DB
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 1 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.57%) HP Storage
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) UNIX
5 1 (3.57%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Migration
2 7 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL V3
3 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
3 3 (10.71%) Coaching
4 2 (7.14%) ETL
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Information Security
5 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Web Development
5 1 (3.57%) Business Development
5 1 (3.57%) Service Management
5 1 (3.57%) ITSM
5 1 (3.57%) OO
5 1 (3.57%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) C#
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) MCSE
2 11 (39.29%) MCITP
3 10 (35.71%) MCTS
4 9 (32.14%) MCSA
5 8 (28.57%) MCP
6 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
7 3 (10.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (7.14%) CCNA
8 2 (7.14%) Degree
9 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (3.57%) ISEB
9 1 (3.57%) CCSP
9 1 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) HL7
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 9000
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (14.29%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (10.71%) vSphere
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.57%) UAG
6 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) Backup Exec
3 2 (7.14%) WSUS
3 2 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.57%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.57%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.57%) OVSD
4 1 (3.57%) SCOM
4 1 (3.57%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) VMware
3 6 (21.43%) Citrix
4 5 (17.86%) HP
5 4 (14.29%) Symantec
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco
7 2 (7.14%) Lumension
7 2 (7.14%) GFI Software
7 2 (7.14%) McAfee
7 2 (7.14%) Dell
8 1 (3.57%) EMC
8 1 (3.57%) Juniper
8 1 (3.57%) F5