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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 75 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.31% 2.55% 2.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.33% 9.29% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 10
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£305 £275 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £295
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
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
319 323 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 24.52% 27.47% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 171 114
Average daily rate £388 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+153.96% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.47 £9.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £29.00 £23.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+29.50% -21.73%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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 -10 13 £305 +10.90% 8
High Wycombe -6 1 £400 +64.10%
Gerrards Cross - 1 £150 -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 30 (73.17%) Microsoft
2 27 (65.85%) MCSE
3 25 (60.98%) Windows
4 21 (51.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (48.78%) VMware
6 19 (46.34%) MS Excel
6 19 (46.34%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (43.90%) SQL
8 16 (39.02%) ITIL
9 14 (34.15%) MCP
9 14 (34.15%) MS Exchange
10 12 (29.27%) Backup Exec
11 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
11 11 (26.83%) Hyper-V
12 10 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (24.39%) McAfee
13 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
13 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
13 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
14 8 (19.51%) .NET
14 8 (19.51%) C#
14 8 (19.51%) Citrix
14 8 (19.51%) Service Management
14 8 (19.51%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (19.51%) VMware ESX
15 7 (17.07%) Change Management
15 7 (17.07%) SLA
15 7 (17.07%) IIS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 14 (34.15%) MS Exchange
2 10 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (17.07%) IIS
4 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.76%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
5 3 (7.32%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.44%) Facebook Platform
6 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (46.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.76%) NAS
2 4 (9.76%) LAN
2 4 (9.76%) WAN
2 4 (9.76%) SAN
3 3 (7.32%) DNS
4 1 (2.44%) Firewall
4 1 (2.44%) Broadband
4 1 (2.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.44%) MS Access
3 1 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.44%) NUnit
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Developer
2 7 (17.07%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Consultant
4 5 (12.20%) Team Leader
5 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 4 (9.76%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.32%) Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) SQL Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (4.88%) Software Design Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Design Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) .NET
2 6 (14.63%) jQuery
2 6 (14.63%) XML
3 4 (9.76%) HTML
3 4 (9.76%) CSS
4 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.88%) LINQ
5 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.88%) HTML5
5 2 (4.88%) MSMQ
5 2 (4.88%) Web Services
6 1 (2.44%) OLE DB
6 1 (2.44%) XSL
6 1 (2.44%) COM
6 1 (2.44%) SOAP
6 1 (2.44%) MFC
6 1 (2.44%) XHTML
6 1 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.44%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.20%) Client/Server
3 4 (9.76%) Clustering
4 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.88%) Data Integration
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (60.98%) Windows
2 21 (51.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (17.07%) Linux
6 6 (14.63%) Windows 7
7 4 (9.76%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (9.76%) Windows NT
7 4 (9.76%) Windows XP
7 4 (9.76%) UNIX
7 4 (9.76%) Windows 2000
8 3 (7.32%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) ITIL
2 8 (19.51%) Service Management
2 8 (19.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (17.07%) Change Management
4 6 (14.63%) Migration
5 4 (9.76%) Data Migration
5 4 (9.76%) ITIL V3
5 4 (9.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.32%) Validation
6 3 (7.32%) MVC
6 3 (7.32%) Line Management
6 3 (7.32%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.32%) Operations Management
6 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Change Control
7 2 (4.88%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) SQL
2 8 (19.51%) C#
3 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.32%) VBA
6 2 (4.88%) C++
7 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.44%) Java
7 1 (2.44%) PHP
7 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (65.85%) MCSE
2 14 (34.15%) MCP
3 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
3 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
4 7 (17.07%) MCITP
5 6 (14.63%) Degree
6 5 (12.20%) MCSA
6 5 (12.20%) DV Cleared
6 5 (12.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.44%) HNC
7 1 (2.44%) HND
7 1 (2.44%) CCNP
7 1 (2.44%) CCNA
7 1 (2.44%) CCA
7 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.44%) CCEA
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.44%) CCIA
7 1 (2.44%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (46.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
2 11 (26.83%) Hyper-V
3 8 (19.51%) VMware ESX
4 4 (9.76%) vSphere
4 4 (9.76%) Firmware
5 3 (7.32%) ISA Server
5 3 (7.32%) Terminal Services
5 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.44%) XenApp
6 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (29.27%) Backup Exec
2 6 (14.63%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (9.76%) BladeLogic
3 4 (9.76%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Tivoli
4 3 (7.32%) SCOM
5 2 (4.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (4.88%) OVSD
6 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (73.17%) Microsoft
2 20 (48.78%) VMware
3 10 (24.39%) McAfee
4 8 (19.51%) Citrix
5 6 (14.63%) Lumension
5 6 (14.63%) Sophos
6 4 (9.76%) HP
6 4 (9.76%) IBM
7 3 (7.32%) Symantec
7 3 (7.32%) Intel
7 3 (7.32%) Cisco
8 2 (4.88%) GFI Software
8 2 (4.88%) Dell
9 1 (2.44%) Oracle
9 1 (2.44%) Xamarin
9 1 (2.44%) Facebook
9 1 (2.44%) Twitter
9 1 (2.44%) Google
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