The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 78 43 78
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +35
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 41 90 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.90% 4.02% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.52% 10.83% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 52 20
Average daily rate £403 £322 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £200 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £417 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £17.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.33%
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 Hampshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
908 831 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 42.15% 37.10% 39.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 469 387
Average daily rate £400 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 36
Average hourly rate £44.75 £22.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.88% -45.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.28 £40.00 £60.00
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 Hampshire

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Hook -1 14 £331 -0.37%
Gosport -6 7 £405 -
Southampton -1 4 £395 -1.25% 7
Portsmouth -1 3 £413 +184.48%
Basingstoke -4 3 £425 +44.68% 3
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 50 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 41 (58.57%) Security Cleared
3 37 (52.86%) Active Directory
4 36 (51.43%) Windows
5 33 (47.14%) MCSE
6 27 (38.57%) SC Cleared
7 23 (32.86%) PKI
7 23 (32.86%) MCP
7 23 (32.86%) DNS
8 22 (31.43%) HP
8 22 (31.43%) PowerShell
9 19 (27.14%) MCTS
9 19 (27.14%) MS Excel
10 18 (25.71%) MCITP
11 17 (24.29%) VMware
12 16 (22.86%) Unix
12 16 (22.86%) Linux
12 16 (22.86%) HTML
12 16 (22.86%) .NET
12 16 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (21.43%) LDAP
13 15 (21.43%) Replication
14 14 (20.00%) VBScript
14 14 (20.00%) JavaScript
14 14 (20.00%) Kerberos
14 14 (20.00%) X.500
15 13 (18.57%) Cisco
15 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (18.57%) Windows Server
16 12 (17.14%) DV Cleared

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 11 (15.71%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.86%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.14%) IIS
4 2 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.43%) SAS
5 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (27.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.14%) MS Office
3 4 (5.71%) InfoPath
4 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (32.86%) DNS
2 15 (21.43%) LDAP
3 14 (20.00%) Kerberos
3 14 (20.00%) X.500
4 6 (8.57%) DHCP
5 4 (5.71%) VPN
5 4 (5.71%) WAN
6 3 (4.29%) LAN
6 3 (4.29%) SAN
6 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.86%) Firewall
7 2 (2.86%) IPv4
7 2 (2.86%) IPv6
7 2 (2.86%) MPLS
7 2 (2.86%) NAS
7 2 (2.86%) Packet Switching
7 2 (2.86%) SDH
7 2 (2.86%) SSL
7 2 (2.86%) VoIP
8 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.86%) HDInsight
3 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.86%) PowerPivot
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.86%) MSI
General
1 7 (10.00%) Military
2 4 (5.71%) Banking
2 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.86%) Electronics
3 2 (2.86%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Advertising
4 1 (1.43%) Local Government
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (24.29%) Active Directory Engineer
2 7 (10.00%) Architect
2 7 (10.00%) Test Specialist
3 6 (8.57%) Consultant
3 6 (8.57%) Security Specialist
4 5 (7.14%) Administrator
4 5 (7.14%) Integration Specialist
4 5 (7.14%) Security Architect
5 4 (5.71%) Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) SharePoint Administrator
5 4 (5.71%) Test Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) CLAS Architect
6 3 (4.29%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Integration Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Integration Test Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Security Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.86%) .NET
1 16 (22.86%) HTML
2 11 (15.71%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.57%) XML
4 5 (7.14%) CSS
5 4 (5.71%) jQuery
6 1 (1.43%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.43%) Ajax
6 1 (1.43%) HTML5
6 1 (1.43%) XHTML
6 1 (1.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (32.86%) PKI
2 15 (21.43%) Replication
3 7 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.71%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.71%) CESG
4 4 (5.71%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (4.29%) Clustering
5 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.29%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.29%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.86%) Statistics
7 1 (1.43%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.43%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.43%) Symmetrix
7 1 (1.43%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.43%) W3C
7 1 (1.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (51.43%) Windows
2 16 (22.86%) Linux
2 16 (22.86%) Unix
3 13 (18.57%) Windows Server
3 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (11.43%) Windows 7
4 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.43%) CentOS
7 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.14%) ITIL
1 12 (17.14%) Validation
2 11 (15.71%) Security Testing
3 10 (14.29%) Service Management
3 10 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 6 (8.57%) High Availability
4 6 (8.57%) ITIL V3
4 6 (8.57%) Migration
4 6 (8.57%) Project Management
5 5 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (7.14%) TOGAF
5 5 (7.14%) Workflow
6 4 (5.71%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.71%) Information Assurance
6 4 (5.71%) Information Security
6 4 (5.71%) ITSM
6 4 (5.71%) Network Architecture
6 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.71%) SIEM
7 3 (4.29%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.43%) PowerShell
2 14 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (20.00%) VBScript
3 8 (11.43%) SQL
4 5 (7.14%) C#
5 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (58.57%) Security Cleared
2 33 (47.14%) MCSE
3 27 (38.57%) SC Cleared
4 23 (32.86%) MCP
5 19 (27.14%) MCTS
6 18 (25.71%) MCITP
7 16 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (17.14%) DV Cleared
8 12 (17.14%) MCSA
9 11 (15.71%) ISEB
9 11 (15.71%) ISTQB
9 11 (15.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (11.43%) Degree
12 6 (8.57%) CCNA
13 4 (5.71%) CISM
13 4 (5.71%) CISSP
13 4 (5.71%) CLAS
13 4 (5.71%) MCSD
13 4 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (52.86%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (17.14%) vSphere
3 3 (4.29%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.43%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) SCCM
2 3 (4.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.86%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.43%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.43%) vMotion
Vendors
1 50 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 22 (31.43%) HP
3 17 (24.29%) VMware
4 13 (18.57%) Cisco
5 6 (8.57%) Oracle
6 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.29%) AppSense
7 3 (4.29%) Remedy
7 3 (4.29%) Symantec
7 3 (4.29%) Wyse
8 2 (2.86%) Apple
8 2 (2.86%) Citrix
8 2 (2.86%) EMC
8 2 (2.86%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.86%) Lumension
8 2 (2.86%) Progress
9 1 (1.43%) CommVault
9 1 (1.43%) Juniper
9 1 (1.43%) NetApp
9 1 (1.43%) Nintex