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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 61 73 68
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.73% 0.50% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.76% 2.27% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 14
Median daily rate £394 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.77% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £278 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £418 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.91% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +11.92%

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
336 220 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 36.29% 22.02% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 132 148
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £522 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 17
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -21.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +9 14 £394 +35.77% 1
High Wycombe +2 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
3 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (56.52%) Hyper-V
5 12 (52.17%) VMware
5 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
6 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
6 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
6 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (47.83%) MCSA
7 10 (43.48%) MCSE
7 10 (43.48%) ITIL
7 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (43.48%) Cisco
7 10 (43.48%) CCNP
7 10 (43.48%) Change Management
7 10 (43.48%) PowerShell
8 9 (39.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (39.13%) Skype for Business
9 8 (34.78%) DNS
9 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
9 8 (34.78%) Firewall
10 7 (30.43%) WAN
10 7 (30.43%) DHCP
10 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
11 6 (26.09%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (26.09%) LAN
11 6 (26.09%) CCNA

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 9 (39.13%) Skype for Business
2 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
3 6 (26.09%) IIS
3 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
4 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) DNS
1 8 (34.78%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) DHCP
2 7 (30.43%) WAN
3 6 (26.09%) LAN
3 6 (26.09%) SAN
4 5 (21.74%) Skype
5 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (13.04%) BIG-IP
6 3 (13.04%) Network Security
6 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
7 2 (8.70%) VPN
8 1 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Big Data
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MSI
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Messaging Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Communications Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Deskside Support
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Design Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) VMWare Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Wintel Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) IT Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Private Cloud
3 2 (8.70%) Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) CMDB
3 2 (8.70%) Handset
3 2 (8.70%) Smartphone
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
4 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (17.39%) Linux
6 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
6 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
7 3 (13.04%) Unix
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
8 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Change Management
1 10 (43.48%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Incident Management
2 6 (26.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) Analytics
3 4 (17.39%) Converged Infrastructure
3 4 (17.39%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
4 3 (13.04%) ITSM
4 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.04%) Service Management
5 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
5 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Change Control
6 1 (4.35%) High Availability
6 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) PowerShell
2 5 (21.74%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) MCSA
1 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
1 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (43.48%) CCNP
2 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (43.48%) MCSE
3 9 (39.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (26.09%) CCNA
4 6 (26.09%) MCP
5 4 (17.39%) CCIE
5 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) MCITP
6 2 (8.70%) MCTS
6 2 (8.70%) VCP5
7 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
7 1 (4.35%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
2 13 (56.52%) Hyper-V
3 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (21.74%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (21.74%) ISA Server
4 5 (21.74%) UAG
5 3 (13.04%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (4.35%) Terminal Server
6 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
6 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.35%) XenApp
6 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.35%) EdgeSight
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) VMware
2 10 (43.48%) Cisco
3 6 (26.09%) Citrix
3 6 (26.09%) Forcepoint
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 4 (17.39%) HP
4 4 (17.39%) Remedy
4 4 (17.39%) ServiceNow
5 3 (13.04%) F5
6 2 (8.70%) Apple
6 2 (8.70%) Computacenter
6 2 (8.70%) Wyse
7 1 (4.35%) AppSense
7 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.35%) CommVault
7 1 (4.35%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) Genesys
7 1 (4.35%) Intel Security
7 1 (4.35%) NetApp
7 1 (4.35%) Symantec