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 29 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 88 55 73
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 27 70 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.38% 3.30% 2.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.25% 8.85% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 52 18
Median daily rate £349 £363 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% +40.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £425 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £311
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +60.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +20.96%
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
832 791 828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 42.38% 37.31% 40.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 489 414
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 38 23
Median hourly rate £47.83 £17.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.31% -61.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £11.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +20.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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
Hook +3 9 £344 +6.58%
Basingstoke 0 8 £348 -15.75% 1
Southampton -12 2 - - 2
Gosport -14 1 £405 -
Fareham - 1 £425 - 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 47 (79.66%) Microsoft
2 38 (64.41%) Security Cleared
3 36 (61.02%) Windows
4 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
5 27 (45.76%) SC Cleared
6 24 (40.68%) MCSE
7 20 (33.90%) MS Excel
8 19 (32.20%) HP
8 19 (32.20%) PowerShell
8 19 (32.20%) PKI
8 19 (32.20%) Windows Server
9 17 (28.81%) VMware
10 16 (27.12%) DNS
11 15 (25.42%) LDAP
12 14 (23.73%) Cisco
12 14 (23.73%) MCITP
13 13 (22.03%) Linux
13 13 (22.03%) MCP
13 13 (22.03%) HTML
13 13 (22.03%) .NET
14 12 (20.34%) VBScript
14 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
14 12 (20.34%) ITIL
14 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (18.64%) vSphere
15 11 (18.64%) MCTS
15 11 (18.64%) JavaScript
15 11 (18.64%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (16.95%) MS Exchange

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 (16.95%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.78%) IIS
5 3 (5.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.69%) SAS
7 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (33.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) InfoPath
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
2 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.12%) DNS
2 15 (25.42%) LDAP
3 8 (13.56%) Kerberos
3 8 (13.56%) X.500
4 6 (10.17%) DHCP
4 6 (10.17%) X.509
5 4 (6.78%) WAN
6 3 (5.08%) LAN
6 3 (5.08%) VoIP
7 2 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.39%) Firewall
7 2 (3.39%) SAN
7 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.39%) VPN
8 1 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.69%) Intranet
8 1 (1.69%) IPsec
8 1 (1.69%) NAS
8 1 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.39%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.39%) HDInsight
3 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.39%) PowerPivot
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.69%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.69%) MSI
2 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.69%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (10.17%) Military
2 3 (5.08%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Finance
4 1 (1.69%) Advertising
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (16.95%) Active Directory Engineer
2 7 (11.86%) Architect
3 6 (10.17%) Analyst
3 6 (10.17%) Security Architect
3 6 (10.17%) Test Specialist
4 5 (8.47%) Security Specialist
4 5 (8.47%) Test Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Consultant
5 4 (6.78%) Integration Specialist
6 3 (5.08%) Administrator
6 3 (5.08%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.08%) Integration Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Integration Test Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Security Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Active Directory Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) VMware Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) .NET
1 13 (22.03%) HTML
2 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.47%) XML
4 4 (6.78%) CSS
5 2 (3.39%) jQuery
6 1 (1.69%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.69%) Ajax
6 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.69%) Handlebars
6 1 (1.69%) HTML5
6 1 (1.69%) JSON
6 1 (1.69%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.69%) LESS
6 1 (1.69%) React
6 1 (1.69%) REST
6 1 (1.69%) Sass
6 1 (1.69%) Web Services
6 1 (1.69%) XHTML
6 1 (1.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.20%) PKI
2 9 (15.25%) Replication
3 7 (11.86%) Smartcard
4 5 (8.47%) Blackberry
5 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.08%) Clustering
6 3 (5.08%) Data Centre
6 3 (5.08%) Fat Client
6 3 (5.08%) Thin Client
7 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.39%) Statistics
8 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.69%) CLARiiON
8 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.69%) Symmetrix
8 1 (1.69%) User Experience
8 1 (1.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (61.02%) Windows
2 19 (32.20%) Windows Server
3 13 (22.03%) Linux
4 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (16.95%) Unix
6 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (11.86%) Windows 7
7 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.69%) CentOS
9 1 (1.69%) Solaris
9 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) ITIL
2 9 (15.25%) Security Testing
2 9 (15.25%) Test Scripting
3 7 (11.86%) ITIL V3
4 6 (10.17%) Service Management
4 6 (10.17%) Validation
5 5 (8.47%) High Availability
5 5 (8.47%) Migration
5 5 (8.47%) Project Management
6 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.78%) ITSM
6 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.08%) Asset Management
7 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.08%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.08%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (3.39%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.20%) PowerShell
2 12 (20.34%) VBScript
3 11 (18.64%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.17%) SQL
5 4 (6.78%) C#
6 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (64.41%) Security Cleared
2 27 (45.76%) SC Cleared
3 24 (40.68%) MCSE
4 14 (23.73%) MCITP
5 13 (22.03%) MCP
6 11 (18.64%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (18.64%) MCTS
7 9 (15.25%) ISTQB
7 9 (15.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (15.25%) MCSA
8 8 (13.56%) DV Cleared
8 8 (13.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (11.86%) ISEB
10 4 (6.78%) Degree
11 3 (5.08%) CCNA
11 3 (5.08%) CCNP
11 3 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (3.39%) CCSE
12 2 (3.39%) MCSD
12 2 (3.39%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (18.64%) vSphere
4 7 (11.86%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.08%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.69%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (6.78%) SCCM
2 2 (3.39%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.39%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.69%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.69%) vMotion
Vendors
1 47 (79.66%) Microsoft
2 19 (32.20%) HP
3 17 (28.81%) VMware
4 14 (23.73%) Cisco
5 4 (6.78%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.08%) Apple
6 3 (5.08%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.08%) Remedy
6 3 (5.08%) Symantec
6 3 (5.08%) Wyse
7 2 (3.39%) Citrix
7 2 (3.39%) F5
7 2 (3.39%) Intel Security
7 2 (3.39%) Lumension
8 1 (1.69%) AppSense
8 1 (1.69%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.69%) CA
8 1 (1.69%) IronPort
8 1 (1.69%) Juniper
8 1 (1.69%) Nintex