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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 54 80 87
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 64 27 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.06% 1.49% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.10% 4.71% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 14
Average daily rate
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£349 £391 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.79% +20.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £233 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £470 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £14.89 £17.06 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.74% -18.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.18 £13.01 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.59 £20.21 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.82 £17.42 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.18% +12.40%
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
790 573 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 37.73% 31.69% 34.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 317 340
Average daily rate £375 £361 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.87% +3.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 36 71
Average hourly rate £28.50 £17.06 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.05% -44.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.75 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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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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 +5 10 £350 +20.68% 2
Southampton -9 6 £215 -54.25% 5
Basingstoke +19 3 £420 +140.00% 2
Havant -6 2 - - 1
Fareham -3 1 - - 3
Andover - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Winchester - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 70 (64.81%) Microsoft
2 58 (53.70%) MCSE
3 57 (52.78%) Windows
4 49 (45.37%) Security Cleared
5 47 (43.52%) Active Directory
6 45 (41.67%) MCITP
7 43 (39.81%) HP
8 34 (31.48%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (30.56%) SC Cleared
9 33 (30.56%) PowerShell
10 32 (29.63%) MS Excel
11 30 (27.78%) HTML
11 30 (27.78%) UNIX
12 27 (25.00%) .NET
12 27 (25.00%) ISTQB
13 26 (24.07%) ITIL
13 26 (24.07%) MS Exchange
13 26 (24.07%) VMware
14 25 (23.15%) ASP.NET
14 25 (23.15%) Linux
14 25 (23.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 24 (22.22%) JavaScript
15 24 (22.22%) MCP
15 24 (22.22%) Cisco
15 24 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
16 22 (20.37%) JSP
17 19 (17.59%) VBScript
17 19 (17.59%) DV Cleared
18 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
19 16 (14.81%) Firewall

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 26 (24.07%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.63%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.63%) Lync
3 5 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.78%) Documentum
6 2 (1.85%) IIS
6 2 (1.85%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.85%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 32 (29.63%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.81%) Firewall
2 11 (10.19%) X.400
3 10 (9.26%) X.500
4 9 (8.33%) SAN
5 8 (7.41%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.56%) DNS
6 6 (5.56%) SMTP
7 5 (4.63%) LAN
8 4 (3.70%) DHCP
9 3 (2.78%) HTTPS
9 3 (2.78%) SSL
9 3 (2.78%) WAN
9 3 (2.78%) Network Security
10 2 (1.85%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.93%) VLAN
11 1 (0.93%) Internet
11 1 (0.93%) IPv4
11 1 (0.93%) WLAN
11 1 (0.93%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
1 10 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MSI
2 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.85%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.85%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (1.85%) Military
2 2 (1.85%) Russian Language
3 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (14.81%) Support Engineer
2 12 (11.11%) Consultant
3 11 (10.19%) Test Specialist
4 10 (9.26%) Messaging Engineer
5 6 (5.56%) Administrator
6 5 (4.63%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Test Leader
6 5 (4.63%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (3.70%) Technical Leader
7 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Designer
7 4 (3.70%) Designer
7 4 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.70%) Architect
7 4 (3.70%) Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) Test Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) Test Manager
8 3 (2.78%) Tester
8 3 (2.78%) Developer
8 3 (2.78%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (27.78%) HTML
2 27 (25.00%) .NET
3 25 (23.15%) ASP.NET
4 22 (20.37%) JSP
5 11 (10.19%) XML
6 3 (2.78%) XSLT
6 3 (2.78%) Classic ASP
6 3 (2.78%) Middleware
7 2 (1.85%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.85%) CSS
7 2 (1.85%) WSDL
8 1 (0.93%) Web Services
8 1 (0.93%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.93%) WCF
8 1 (0.93%) jQuery
8 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.48%) Clustering
2 7 (6.48%) PKI
3 4 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.78%) CLARiiON
4 3 (2.78%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.85%) Statistics
6 1 (0.93%) NHS
6 1 (0.93%) Replication
6 1 (0.93%) CMDB
6 1 (0.93%) iPhone
6 1 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.93%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 57 (52.78%) Windows
2 30 (27.78%) UNIX
3 25 (23.15%) Linux
4 24 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.63%) Windows 2000
8 4 (3.70%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.07%) ITIL
2 13 (12.04%) Security Testing
2 13 (12.04%) Test Scripting
3 12 (11.11%) Validation
4 7 (6.48%) Knowledge Management
5 6 (5.56%) Migration
5 6 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 6 (5.56%) CRM
5 6 (5.56%) Project Management
6 5 (4.63%) Software Testing
6 5 (4.63%) Document Management
6 5 (4.63%) High Availability
6 5 (4.63%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.70%) Workflow
7 4 (3.70%) Release Management
8 3 (2.78%) Data Analysis
8 3 (2.78%) MODAF
8 3 (2.78%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.78%) Information Security
8 3 (2.78%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.56%) PowerShell
2 24 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 19 (17.59%) VBScript
4 9 (8.33%) VB
5 7 (6.48%) SQL
6 3 (2.78%) C#
7 2 (1.85%) Java
7 2 (1.85%) C
8 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.93%) VBA
8 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (53.70%) MCSE
2 49 (45.37%) Security Cleared
3 45 (41.67%) MCITP
4 34 (31.48%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (30.56%) SC Cleared
6 27 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 25 (23.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 24 (22.22%) MCP
9 19 (17.59%) DV Cleared
10 14 (12.96%) CCNA
11 13 (12.04%) Degree
12 11 (10.19%) MCDST
13 10 (9.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (8.33%) CCNP
15 8 (7.41%) MCSA
16 6 (5.56%) MCTS
17 5 (4.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 4 (3.70%) VCP5
19 3 (2.78%) VCAP
19 3 (2.78%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) BS7799
1 3 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.78%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.85%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (43.52%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.33%) vSphere
4 3 (2.78%) vCloud
4 3 (2.78%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.85%) Nmap
6 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (9.26%) SCCM
2 5 (4.63%) SCOM
2 5 (4.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (4.63%) SAP Afaria
3 4 (3.70%) WSUS
3 4 (3.70%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.85%) Nessus
5 2 (1.85%) MOM
5 2 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.93%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 70 (64.81%) Microsoft
2 43 (39.81%) HP
3 26 (24.07%) VMware
4 24 (22.22%) Cisco
5 10 (9.26%) Oracle
6 9 (8.33%) Citrix
7 5 (4.63%) Symantec
8 4 (3.70%) EMC
8 4 (3.70%) Intel
9 3 (2.78%) PlateSpin
9 3 (2.78%) ArcSight
9 3 (2.78%) Clearswift
10 2 (1.85%) ESRI
10 2 (1.85%) Sophos
11 1 (0.93%) Remedy
11 1 (0.93%) CommVault
11 1 (0.93%) Lotus
11 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.93%) Dell
11 1 (0.93%) Siebel
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