The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 20 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 3.52% 5.85% -
As % of the Qualifications category 15.15% 17.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 0
Average daily rate £450 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -1.66%
Microsoft Certification
Surrey

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Qualifications Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
33 70 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 23.24% 34.15% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 49 25
Average daily rate £450 £336 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.82% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £240 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £12.43 £14.50 £165.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.27% -91.21%
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 Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Guildford region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Guildford region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) MCITP
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
2 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) CISSP
3 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Games
4 1 (20.00%) MCDST
4 1 (20.00%) Banking

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) MCITP
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) MCSA
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (20.00%) MCDST
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) XenApp
1 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
2 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) VMware