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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 39 53 42
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 55 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.21% 2.65% 3.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.32% 14.36% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £200 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -40.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £150 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.41 £15.13 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -19.03%
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
359 195 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 27.49% 18.47% 29.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 94 84
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 4 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +54.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 +3 46 £275 +37.50% 3
Newport Pagnell - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 3
Iver - - - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 66 (79.52%) Windows
2 62 (74.70%) MCSE
3 56 (67.47%) Microsoft
4 51 (61.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (50.60%) VMware
6 41 (49.40%) MS Excel
7 38 (45.78%) ITIL
7 38 (45.78%) MCP
8 37 (44.58%) Security Cleared
9 36 (43.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (42.17%) SC Cleared
11 33 (39.76%) MS Exchange
12 28 (33.73%) Citrix
12 28 (33.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 27 (32.53%) SLA
14 26 (31.33%) Exchange Server 2003
15 25 (30.12%) Active Directory
15 25 (30.12%) Backup Exec
16 21 (25.30%) VMware ESX
16 21 (25.30%) Change Management
16 21 (25.30%) IIS
17 20 (24.10%) Service Management
18 19 (22.89%) Disaster Recovery
18 19 (22.89%) SQL
18 19 (22.89%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (19.28%) Windows Server 2012
19 16 (19.28%) Windows 7
19 16 (19.28%) McAfee
20 15 (18.07%) UNIX
20 15 (18.07%) Hyper-V

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 33 (39.76%) MS Exchange
2 26 (31.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 21 (25.30%) IIS
4 12 (14.46%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.20%) Lync
7 1 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 41 (49.40%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.87%) NAS
1 14 (16.87%) SAN
2 5 (6.02%) Broadband
3 4 (4.82%) Firewall
3 4 (4.82%) WAN
3 4 (4.82%) DNS
3 4 (4.82%) LAN
4 3 (3.61%) VoIP
4 3 (3.61%) Internet
4 3 (3.61%) DHCP
4 3 (3.61%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.20%) MPLS
6 1 (1.20%) VLAN
6 1 (1.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.41%) OLTP
2 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.41%) OLAP
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.20%) NUnit
2 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (14.46%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (26.51%) Analyst
2 15 (18.07%) Support Analyst
3 14 (16.87%) Administrator
4 12 (14.46%) Windows Administrator
4 12 (14.46%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (13.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 10 (12.05%) Team Leader
7 9 (10.84%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 7 (8.43%) Support Engineer
8 7 (8.43%) Developer
9 6 (7.23%) Service Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) SQL Developer
10 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (6.02%) Wintel Administrator
11 4 (4.82%) Windows Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) Desktop Support
11 4 (4.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.43%) Web Services
2 6 (7.23%) WinForms
3 2 (2.41%) XML
3 2 (2.41%) .NET
3 2 (2.41%) HTML
3 2 (2.41%) CSS
4 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.20%) SOAP
4 1 (1.20%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.20%) XSL
4 1 (1.20%) REST
4 1 (1.20%) CSS3
4 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.20%) HTML5
4 1 (1.20%) Ajax
4 1 (1.20%) LINQ
4 1 (1.20%) jQuery
4 1 (1.20%) JSON
4 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.46%) Clustering
3 6 (7.23%) Mainframe
4 5 (6.02%) Client/Server
4 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.61%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.20%) Statistics
6 1 (1.20%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (79.52%) Windows
2 51 (61.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (33.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (19.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (19.28%) Windows 7
5 15 (18.07%) UNIX
6 14 (16.87%) Windows 2000 Server
6 14 (16.87%) Windows 2000
7 13 (15.66%) Linux
7 13 (15.66%) Windows NT
8 12 (14.46%) Windows Vista
9 10 (12.05%) Windows 8
10 4 (4.82%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.78%) ITIL
2 21 (25.30%) Change Management
3 20 (24.10%) Service Management
4 19 (22.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (13.25%) Service Delivery
6 8 (9.64%) Incident Management
7 7 (8.43%) Migration
7 7 (8.43%) Line Management
8 6 (7.23%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (7.23%) ITIL V3
8 6 (7.23%) Validation
9 5 (6.02%) Operations Management
10 4 (4.82%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (4.82%) Data Migration
11 2 (2.41%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (2.41%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (2.41%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (2.41%) Risk Assessment
11 2 (2.41%) Project Management
12 1 (1.20%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.89%) SQL
2 6 (7.23%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.23%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.41%) C#
4 1 (1.20%) Java
4 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 62 (74.70%) MCSE
2 38 (45.78%) MCP
3 37 (44.58%) Security Cleared
4 35 (42.17%) SC Cleared
5 13 (15.66%) DV Cleared
6 12 (14.46%) Degree
7 8 (9.64%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (9.64%) CCNA
8 6 (7.23%) MCITP
9 4 (4.82%) CCNP
10 3 (3.61%) CNA
10 3 (3.61%) CNE
10 3 (3.61%) Novell Certification
10 3 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (2.41%) MCSA
12 1 (1.20%) CCEA
12 1 (1.20%) CCA
12 1 (1.20%) CCSA
12 1 (1.20%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (32.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) HL7
System Software
1 36 (43.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (30.12%) Active Directory
3 21 (25.30%) VMware ESX
4 15 (18.07%) Hyper-V
5 14 (16.87%) ISA Server
6 12 (14.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 12 (14.46%) Terminal Services
7 8 (9.64%) Firmware
8 3 (3.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.61%) vSphere
9 2 (2.41%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (2.41%) UAG
9 2 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.20%) XenApp
10 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (30.12%) Backup Exec
2 15 (18.07%) BladeLogic
3 12 (14.46%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (13.25%) OVSD
5 10 (12.05%) SCOM
6 7 (8.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (4.82%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 4 (4.82%) Tivoli
8 3 (3.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (3.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 56 (67.47%) Microsoft
2 42 (50.60%) VMware
3 28 (33.73%) Citrix
4 16 (19.28%) McAfee
5 12 (14.46%) Lumension
5 12 (14.46%) Intel
5 12 (14.46%) Sophos
6 5 (6.02%) Cisco
7 4 (4.82%) Remedy
7 4 (4.82%) IBM
8 3 (3.61%) Wyse
9 2 (2.41%) Websense
9 2 (2.41%) Oracle
10 1 (1.20%) SAP
10 1 (1.20%) Huawei
10 1 (1.20%) Computacenter