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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 67 52 83
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 59 69 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.69% 3.35% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.57% 8.89% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 41 17
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£363 £347 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -12.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £130 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.77 £19.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.67% -17.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.88%
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
898 776 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 40.87% 37.65% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 426 324
Average daily rate £375 £365 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £246 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 33
Average hourly rate £25.75 £28.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% +67.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £14.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £62.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
Southampton +23 29 £363 +68.60% 2
Hook -4 5 £280 -19.54%
Basingstoke -5 4 £413 +26.92% 1
Winchester - 3 - -
Havant +6 2 £308 -
Portsmouth - 2 £390 - 2
Aldershot - 2 £460 - 1
Gosport 0 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 120 (81.63%) Microsoft
2 84 (57.14%) Windows
3 70 (47.62%) MCSE
4 66 (44.90%) ITIL
5 54 (36.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (35.37%) Security Cleared
7 51 (34.69%) PowerShell
7 51 (34.69%) Active Directory
8 49 (33.33%) SC Cleared
9 45 (30.61%) MCSA
10 43 (29.25%) MCITP
11 42 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 41 (27.89%) MS Exchange
13 40 (27.21%) HTML
14 35 (23.81%) HP
15 34 (23.13%) Exchange Server 2010
16 33 (22.45%) Intel
17 32 (21.77%) Exchange Server 2013
18 30 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
18 30 (20.41%) VMware
19 28 (19.05%) MS Excel
20 27 (18.37%) VBScript
21 23 (15.65%) JavaScript
21 23 (15.65%) .NET
22 22 (14.97%) ASP.NET
22 22 (14.97%) Cisco
23 21 (14.29%) SQL Server
23 21 (14.29%) SQL
24 20 (13.61%) UNIX
24 20 (13.61%) Linux

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 41 (27.89%) MS Exchange
2 34 (23.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (21.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (5.44%) Lync
4 8 (5.44%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.76%) IIS
6 4 (2.72%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.36%) MS Project Server
8 2 (1.36%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 28 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.08%) MS Office
3 3 (2.04%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.36%) MS Project
5 1 (0.68%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.80%) LAN
2 8 (5.44%) SAN
3 7 (4.76%) FCoE
3 7 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (4.76%) NetScaler
4 6 (4.08%) DNS
5 5 (3.40%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.40%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.04%) VPN
6 3 (2.04%) DHCP
6 3 (2.04%) Internet
7 2 (1.36%) Extranet
7 2 (1.36%) WAN
7 2 (1.36%) Intranet
8 1 (0.68%) DMZ
8 1 (0.68%) OSPF
8 1 (0.68%) X.400
8 1 (0.68%) Firewall
8 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.68%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (7.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.40%) OLAP Cube
6 5 (3.40%) OLAP
7 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.68%) MySQL
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.04%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.36%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.36%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.68%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (2.04%) Finance
1 3 (2.04%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.36%) Retail
3 1 (0.68%) Marketing
3 1 (0.68%) Advertising
3 1 (0.68%) Electronics
3 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (21.77%) Architect
2 30 (20.41%) Infrastructure Architect
3 20 (13.61%) Support Engineer
4 17 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (11.56%) Wintel Engineer
5 15 (10.20%) Developer
6 11 (7.48%) Test Specialist
7 7 (4.76%) Network Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) Consultant
8 6 (4.08%) Network Support
8 6 (4.08%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) SQL Developer
8 6 (4.08%) Messaging Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (4.08%) SharePoint Developer
9 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Designer
9 5 (3.40%) Designer
9 5 (3.40%) Test Leader
10 4 (2.72%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (27.21%) HTML
2 23 (15.65%) .NET
3 22 (14.97%) ASP.NET
4 17 (11.56%) JSP
4 17 (11.56%) XML
5 5 (3.40%) CSS
5 5 (3.40%) jQuery
6 4 (2.72%) XHTML
7 3 (2.04%) Application Packaging
8 2 (1.36%) Ajax
8 2 (1.36%) HTML5
8 2 (1.36%) Web Services
9 1 (0.68%) XSLT
9 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET 2.0
9 1 (0.68%) WCF
9 1 (0.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.16%) Clustering
2 8 (5.44%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.08%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.72%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.04%) Life Science
8 2 (1.36%) Replication
8 2 (1.36%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.36%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.36%) User Experience
9 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.68%) EPoS
9 1 (0.68%) W3C
9 1 (0.68%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 84 (57.14%) Windows
2 54 (36.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (13.61%) UNIX
4 20 (13.61%) Linux
5 18 (12.24%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.08%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.36%) Solaris
8 2 (1.36%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.68%) Android
9 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (44.90%) ITIL
2 20 (13.61%) High Availability
3 18 (12.24%) Security Testing
4 13 (8.84%) Knowledge Management
5 12 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (6.12%) Configuration Management
6 9 (6.12%) Project Management
6 9 (6.12%) ITIL V3
7 7 (4.76%) Test Scripting
7 7 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (4.76%) CRM
7 7 (4.76%) Change Management
7 7 (4.76%) Validation
7 7 (4.76%) Migration
7 7 (4.76%) Scrum
7 7 (4.76%) Network Design
8 6 (4.08%) ETL
8 6 (4.08%) Kimball Methodology
8 6 (4.08%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (3.40%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 51 (34.69%) PowerShell
2 27 (18.37%) VBScript
3 23 (15.65%) JavaScript
4 21 (14.29%) SQL
5 4 (2.72%) C#
6 2 (1.36%) C
6 2 (1.36%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.68%) VB
7 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (47.62%) MCSE
2 52 (35.37%) Security Cleared
3 49 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 45 (30.61%) MCSA
5 43 (29.25%) MCITP
6 30 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (12.24%) ISTQB
8 16 (10.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 14 (9.52%) CCNA
9 14 (9.52%) ISEB
9 14 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (8.84%) MCP
11 12 (8.16%) CCNP
12 11 (7.48%) Degree
13 10 (6.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (6.12%) VCP4
14 9 (6.12%) MCTS
14 9 (6.12%) A+ Certification
14 9 (6.12%) Network+ Certification
15 6 (4.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 51 (34.69%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.20%) vSphere
4 10 (6.80%) XenApp
5 8 (5.44%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.68%) Novell eDirectory
8 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 20 (13.61%) SCCM
2 16 (10.88%) SCOM
3 9 (6.12%) vMotion
4 4 (2.72%) SAP Afaria
5 3 (2.04%) WSUS
6 2 (1.36%) MOM
6 2 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 120 (81.63%) Microsoft
2 35 (23.81%) HP
3 33 (22.45%) Intel
4 30 (20.41%) VMware
5 22 (14.97%) Cisco
6 12 (8.16%) Citrix
7 7 (4.76%) 3PAR
8 4 (2.72%) Oracle
8 4 (2.72%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.04%) Telerik
10 2 (1.36%) Symantec
10 2 (1.36%) McAfee
10 2 (1.36%) CommVault
11 1 (0.68%) Novell
11 1 (0.68%) Lotus
11 1 (0.68%) Borland
11 1 (0.68%) IBM
11 1 (0.68%) Sun
11 1 (0.68%) Sophos
11 1 (0.68%) Apple