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 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 58 84 49
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -35
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 9 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.09% 0.64% 2.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.52% 2.95% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 13
Median daily rate £115 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £259 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £382 £312
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.91% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +0.95%
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
199 305 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 24.18% 21.66% 25.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 210 158
Median daily rate £415 £393 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +20.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £45.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.05% +203.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +19 9 £115 -60.34% 6
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 23 (88.46%) Microsoft
2 21 (80.77%) Windows
3 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
4 13 (50.00%) MS Office
5 11 (42.31%) MCSE
6 8 (30.77%) ITIL
6 8 (30.77%) Citrix
6 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
7 7 (26.92%) MCP
7 7 (26.92%) VMware
7 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
8 6 (23.08%) XenApp
8 6 (23.08%) Finance
8 6 (23.08%) Project Management
8 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
8 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
9 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
9 5 (19.23%) SQL
9 5 (19.23%) HP
9 5 (19.23%) DNS
9 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
9 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
9 5 (19.23%) Office 365
9 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (15.38%) Network Security
10 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
10 4 (15.38%) SAN

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 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
3 3 (11.54%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (50.00%) MS Office
2 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) DNS
2 4 (15.38%) Network Security
2 4 (15.38%) SAN
2 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
4 2 (7.69%) Internet
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) VPN
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) LDAP
5 1 (3.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
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 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Automotive
2 3 (11.54%) German Language
2 3 (11.54%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (19.23%) Active Directory Specialist
2 5 (19.23%) Desktop Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Desktop Support
2 5 (19.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Service Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) SAN Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Server Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Wintel Server Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.54%) Smartphone
4 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.69%) PKI
4 2 (7.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 10
4 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) B2C
4 3 (11.54%) Email Filtering
4 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL V3
4 3 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (11.54%) Process Improvement
4 3 (11.54%) Web Filtering
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.85%) High Availability
6 1 (3.85%) Project Governance
6 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) R
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) MCSE
2 7 (26.92%) MCP
3 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
5 3 (11.54%) A+ Certification
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (7.69%) CCNA
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) Degree
7 1 (3.85%) MCITP
7 1 (3.85%) MCSA
7 1 (3.85%) MCTS
7 1 (3.85%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (23.08%) XenApp
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (88.46%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) Citrix
3 7 (26.92%) VMware
4 5 (19.23%) HP
5 3 (11.54%) CommVault
6 2 (7.69%) 3PAR
6 2 (7.69%) EMC
6 2 (7.69%) NetApp
7 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.85%) Intel
7 1 (3.85%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.85%) Micro Focus
7 1 (3.85%) NetIQ
7 1 (3.85%) Symantec