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 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 68 73 60
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.22% 1.29% 2.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.85% 5.36% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 11
Average daily rate £425 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.34% +10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £232 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
268 317 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 25.19% 24.07% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 181 171
Average daily rate £410 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 15
Average hourly rate £17.00 £40.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.50% +153.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £19.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £56.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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 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 +1 9 £425 +39.34% 2
High Wycombe +4 2 - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (63.64%) VMware
3 12 (54.55%) Windows
4 11 (50.00%) SQL
4 11 (50.00%) MCSE
4 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
6 9 (40.91%) Citrix
7 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
7 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
8 7 (31.82%) SAN
9 6 (27.27%) Finance
9 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
9 6 (27.27%) Skype for Business
10 5 (22.73%) XenApp
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (22.73%) CommVault
10 5 (22.73%) HP
10 5 (22.73%) WAN
10 5 (22.73%) MCP
11 4 (18.18%) ITIL
11 4 (18.18%) MCSA
11 4 (18.18%) LAN
11 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
11 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (18.18%) CCNA
11 4 (18.18%) DNS
11 4 (18.18%) Project Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 6 (27.27%) Skype for Business
3 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) SAN
2 5 (22.73%) WAN
3 4 (18.18%) DNS
3 4 (18.18%) LAN
4 3 (13.64%) Firewall
5 2 (9.09%) Internet
5 2 (9.09%) SMTP
5 2 (9.09%) VPN
6 1 (4.55%) Intranet
6 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.55%) NAS
6 1 (4.55%) POP3
6 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (4.55%) Power BI
5 1 (4.55%) QlikView
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) Star Schema
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) SAN Specialist
1 6 (27.27%) Server Specialist
1 6 (27.27%) Wintel Server Specialist
1 6 (27.27%) Wintel Specialist
2 5 (22.73%) Active Directory Specialist
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Exchange Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) LAN Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) LAN Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) SAN Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Server Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) VMware Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) WAN Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) WAN Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5
2 1 (4.55%) JMS
2 1 (4.55%) jQuery
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.09%) CESG
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
1 2 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.55%) Cryptography
2 1 (4.55%) Statistics
2 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL
1 4 (18.18%) Project Management
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (9.09%) Application Packaging
3 2 (9.09%) CRM
3 2 (9.09%) MODAF
3 2 (9.09%) Service Management
3 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
3 2 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.55%) DoDAF
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.55%) RUP
4 1 (4.55%) Scrum
4 1 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) MCSE
2 5 (22.73%) MCP
2 5 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (18.18%) CCNA
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (18.18%) MCSA
4 3 (13.64%) MCITP
4 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) A+ Certification
5 2 (9.09%) CCAA
5 2 (9.09%) CCENT
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) MCTS
6 1 (4.55%) CCSP
6 1 (4.55%) MCSD
6 1 (4.55%) MCT
6 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 5 (22.73%) XenApp
5 3 (13.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCOM
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.55%) OpenView
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (63.64%) VMware
3 9 (40.91%) Citrix
4 5 (22.73%) CommVault
4 5 (22.73%) HP
5 3 (13.64%) 3PAR
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco
5 3 (13.64%) EMC
5 3 (13.64%) NetApp
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle
5 3 (13.64%) Symantec
6 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) GFI Software
7 1 (4.55%) Rackspace
7 1 (4.55%) StorageTek
7 1 (4.55%) Sun
7 1 (4.55%) Tableau