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 2014 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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 53 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 27 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.26% 2.02% 2.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.96% 11.40% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £208 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.57% -33.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £126 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £395 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £10.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -49.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.42 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +12.40%
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
271 193 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 22.72% 17.72% 26.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 102 135
Average daily rate £330 £320 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £155 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.82 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.53% -29.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £38.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

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 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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 24 £300 +71.42% 3
High Wycombe - 1 - - 1
Amersham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (83.67%) Windows
2 36 (73.47%) Microsoft
3 32 (65.31%) MCSE
4 27 (55.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (53.06%) MS Exchange
6 23 (46.94%) Active Directory
7 18 (36.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (36.73%) ITIL
8 17 (34.69%) MS Excel
8 17 (34.69%) Citrix
9 16 (32.65%) SLA
9 16 (32.65%) MCP
9 16 (32.65%) SQL
9 16 (32.65%) VMware
10 15 (30.61%) SC Cleared
10 15 (30.61%) Security Cleared
11 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (28.57%) UNIX
12 12 (24.49%) Backup Exec
13 10 (20.41%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (20.41%) Windows 2000
13 10 (20.41%) SAN
14 9 (18.37%) Windows NT
14 9 (18.37%) Change Management
14 9 (18.37%) Intel
14 9 (18.37%) Degree
15 8 (16.33%) NAS
15 8 (16.33%) Finance
15 8 (16.33%) Migration

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 26 (53.06%) MS Exchange
2 10 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (16.33%) IIS
4 7 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (4.08%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (4.08%) Lync
8 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (34.69%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.24%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) SAN
2 8 (16.33%) NAS
3 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.16%) Broadband
4 4 (8.16%) Firewall
5 3 (6.12%) VLAN
5 3 (6.12%) Network Security
5 3 (6.12%) MPLS
5 3 (6.12%) DHCP
5 3 (6.12%) DNS
6 2 (4.08%) LAN
6 2 (4.08%) WAN
6 2 (4.08%) iSCSI
6 2 (4.08%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.04%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.04%) VPN
7 1 (2.04%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.04%) MSI
1 1 (2.04%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) Support Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (14.29%) Administrator
4 6 (12.24%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (10.20%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (6.12%) SQL Database Developer
7 3 (6.12%) SQL Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Database Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) SQL DBA
8 2 (4.08%) Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) Web Services
1 4 (8.16%) WinForms
2 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.04%) JSON
2 1 (2.04%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.04%) LINQ
2 1 (2.04%) jQuery
2 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.04%) REST
2 1 (2.04%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) XSL
2 1 (2.04%) MSMQ
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.04%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Clustering
2 3 (6.12%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.04%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 41 (83.67%) Windows
2 27 (55.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (36.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (28.57%) UNIX
5 10 (20.41%) Windows 2000
6 9 (18.37%) Windows NT
7 7 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (10.20%) Windows 7
8 5 (10.20%) Windows XP
9 3 (6.12%) Windows Vista
10 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
10 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) ITIL
2 10 (20.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (18.37%) Change Management
4 8 (16.33%) Migration
5 6 (12.24%) Service Management
6 2 (4.08%) Project Management
6 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.04%) Web Development
7 1 (2.04%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.04%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.04%) Data Governance
7 1 (2.04%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.04%) ERP
7 1 (2.04%) ETL
7 1 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.04%) Data Management
7 1 (2.04%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.04%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.04%) C#
3 1 (2.04%) Java
3 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (65.31%) MCSE
2 16 (32.65%) MCP
3 15 (30.61%) SC Cleared
3 15 (30.61%) Security Cleared
4 9 (18.37%) Degree
5 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (10.20%) MCSA
6 5 (10.20%) DV Cleared
7 4 (8.16%) MCITP
7 4 (8.16%) CCNA
8 3 (6.12%) MCDST
9 2 (4.08%) MCTS
10 1 (2.04%) CITP
10 1 (2.04%) CCSA
10 1 (2.04%) MCDBA
10 1 (2.04%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.65%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.04%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) HL7
System Software
1 23 (46.94%) Active Directory
2 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.29%) Terminal Services
3 7 (14.29%) ISA Server
3 7 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.08%) DFS Replication
5 2 (4.08%) vSphere
5 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.04%) XenApp
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.04%) Xen
6 1 (2.04%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) Backup Exec
2 7 (14.29%) BladeLogic
2 7 (14.29%) SCOM
3 5 (10.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (6.12%) OVSD
5 2 (4.08%) SCCM
6 1 (2.04%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (73.47%) Microsoft
2 17 (34.69%) Citrix
3 16 (32.65%) VMware
4 9 (18.37%) Intel
5 4 (8.16%) Cisco
6 3 (6.12%) Veeam
7 2 (4.08%) Kaseya
7 2 (4.08%) HP
7 2 (4.08%) Dell
8 1 (2.04%) SAP
8 1 (2.04%) NetApp
8 1 (2.04%) Novell
8 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.04%) Symantec
8 1 (2.04%) Huawei
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