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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 69 66 66
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.42% 1.73% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 7.46% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 5
Average daily rate £290 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £228 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £350 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.38% +5.13%
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
199 268 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 20.75% 23.12% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 124 100
Average daily rate £411 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% +32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £14.23 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £35.00 £23.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 1 £290 -3.33%
Amersham - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (46.67%) Hyper-V
3 7 (46.67%) MCP
3 7 (46.67%) MCSE
4 6 (40.00%) MCSA
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (33.33%) MCITP
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
6 4 (26.67%) Firewall
7 3 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (20.00%) CCNA
7 3 (20.00%) .NET
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (20.00%) SCCM
7 3 (20.00%) MCTS
7 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (13.33%) MCSD
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (13.33%) CESG

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) SMTP
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Intranet
3 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) NAS
3 1 (6.67%) POP3
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (13.33%) Power BI
3 2 (13.33%) QlikView
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (13.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Moq
1 1 (6.67%) MSTest
1 1 (6.67%) NUnit
1 1 (6.67%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (13.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Architect
1 3 (20.00%) Consultant
1 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (13.33%) DBA
2 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior IT Support
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
2 2 (13.33%) Support Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Developer
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) JMS
2 1 (6.67%) jQuery
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) WCF
2 1 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) CESG
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
1 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (13.33%) CRM
2 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
2 2 (13.33%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (13.33%) MODAF
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (13.33%) Scrum
2 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
2 2 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) DoDAF
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security
3 1 (6.67%) RUP
3 1 (6.67%) UML
3 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) MCP
1 7 (46.67%) MCSE
2 6 (40.00%) MCSA
3 5 (33.33%) MCITP
4 3 (20.00%) CCNA
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (20.00%) MCTS
5 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) MCSD
5 2 (13.33%) MCT
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (6.67%) CCSP
6 1 (6.67%) Degree
6 1 (6.67%) MCAD
6 1 (6.67%) VCP5
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Hyper-V
1 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) SCOM
3 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.67%) OpenView
3 1 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Rackspace
3 2 (13.33%) Tableau
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) GFI Software
4 1 (6.67%) Intel
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) StorageTek
4 1 (6.67%) Sun
4 1 (6.67%) Symantec