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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 81 42 74
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 34 88 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.68% 4.29% 2.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.13% 11.44% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 62 17
Median daily rate £405 £336 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.61% +3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £240 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £409 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +16.66%
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
823 769 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 40.78% 37.53% 40.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 463 381
Median daily rate £388 £360 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £451 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 25
Median hourly rate £47.83 £22.50 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.57% -52.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £41.50 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hampshire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 31 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke -5 7 £425 +30.76% 3
Gosport -14 7 £405 -
Hook -6 6 £360 +8.27%
Southampton -10 3 £400 +15.10% 4
Portsmouth -9 2 £419 +188.79%
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 51 (82.26%) Microsoft
2 40 (64.52%) Security Cleared
3 33 (53.23%) Active Directory
3 33 (53.23%) Windows
4 28 (45.16%) SC Cleared
5 23 (37.10%) MCSE
6 22 (35.48%) HP
6 22 (35.48%) PowerShell
7 21 (33.87%) PKI
8 20 (32.26%) DNS
8 20 (32.26%) MS Excel
9 18 (29.03%) MCITP
10 17 (27.42%) Windows Server
10 17 (27.42%) LDAP
10 17 (27.42%) VMware
11 16 (25.81%) Linux
11 16 (25.81%) .NET
11 16 (25.81%) Cisco
11 16 (25.81%) MCTS
12 15 (24.19%) HTML
12 15 (24.19%) MCP
13 14 (22.58%) VBScript
14 13 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
14 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
14 13 (20.97%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (19.35%) Unix
15 12 (19.35%) Replication
16 11 (17.74%) X.500
16 11 (17.74%) ITIL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.90%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.06%) IIS
4 2 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.61%) SAS
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.45%) InfoPath
3 2 (3.23%) MS Office
3 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.26%) DNS
2 17 (27.42%) LDAP
3 11 (17.74%) Kerberos
3 11 (17.74%) X.500
4 6 (9.68%) DHCP
5 5 (8.06%) WAN
5 5 (8.06%) X.509
6 4 (6.45%) LAN
7 3 (4.84%) SAN
8 2 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (3.23%) Firewall
8 2 (3.23%) NAS
8 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.23%) VoIP
8 2 (3.23%) VPN
9 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.61%) Network Security
9 1 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.23%) HDInsight
3 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.61%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (12.90%) Military
2 2 (3.23%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Retail
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Advertising
3 1 (1.61%) Electronics
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Active Directory Engineer
2 7 (11.29%) Architect
2 7 (11.29%) Test Specialist
3 6 (9.68%) Security Specialist
4 5 (8.06%) Administrator
4 5 (8.06%) Analyst
4 5 (8.06%) Integration Specialist
4 5 (8.06%) Security Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) SharePoint Administrator
5 4 (6.45%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (4.84%) Integration Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Integration Test Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Security Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Active Directory Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) VMware Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.81%) .NET
2 15 (24.19%) HTML
3 11 (17.74%) ASP.NET
4 6 (9.68%) XML
5 3 (4.84%) CSS
5 3 (4.84%) jQuery
6 1 (1.61%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 21 (33.87%) PKI
2 12 (19.35%) Replication
3 6 (9.68%) Smartcard
4 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.45%) Blackberry
6 3 (4.84%) Clustering
6 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.84%) Fat Client
6 3 (4.84%) Thin Client
7 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.23%) Statistics
8 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.61%) CLARiiON
8 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.61%) Symmetrix
8 1 (1.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 33 (53.23%) Windows
2 17 (27.42%) Windows Server
3 16 (25.81%) Linux
4 12 (19.35%) Unix
5 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
9 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.74%) ITIL
1 11 (17.74%) Security Testing
2 10 (16.13%) Test Scripting
3 9 (14.52%) Validation
4 6 (9.68%) High Availability
4 6 (9.68%) ITIL V3
4 6 (9.68%) Migration
4 6 (9.68%) Service Management
5 5 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.06%) Project Management
6 4 (6.45%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.45%) ITSM
6 4 (6.45%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.45%) Workflow
7 3 (4.84%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (4.84%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.84%) Security Auditing
7 3 (4.84%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (3.23%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (35.48%) PowerShell
2 14 (22.58%) VBScript
3 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.90%) SQL
5 5 (8.06%) C#
6 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (64.52%) Security Cleared
2 28 (45.16%) SC Cleared
3 23 (37.10%) MCSE
4 18 (29.03%) MCITP
5 16 (25.81%) MCTS
6 15 (24.19%) MCP
7 13 (20.97%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (17.74%) ISTQB
8 11 (17.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 10 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (16.13%) MCSA
10 9 (14.52%) DV Cleared
10 9 (14.52%) ISEB
11 6 (9.68%) Degree
12 4 (6.45%) MCSD
13 3 (4.84%) CCNA
13 3 (4.84%) CCNP
13 3 (4.84%) MCAD
13 3 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (3.23%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (53.23%) Active Directory
2 13 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (17.74%) vSphere
4 3 (4.84%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.61%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) SCCM
2 3 (4.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.23%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.61%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.61%) vMotion
Vendors
1 51 (82.26%) Microsoft
2 22 (35.48%) HP
3 17 (27.42%) VMware
4 16 (25.81%) Cisco
5 4 (6.45%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.84%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.84%) Remedy
6 3 (4.84%) Symantec
6 3 (4.84%) Wyse
7 2 (3.23%) Apple
7 2 (3.23%) Citrix
7 2 (3.23%) EMC
7 2 (3.23%) F5
7 2 (3.23%) Intel Security
7 2 (3.23%) Lumension
7 2 (3.23%) Oracle
8 1 (1.61%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.61%) IronPort
8 1 (1.61%) Nintex
8 1 (1.61%) SAP