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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 39 71 84
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 87 44 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 4.26% 2.29% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.34% 5.59% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 17 16
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.46% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £119 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.44%
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
767 787 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 37.58% 40.93% 36.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 375 387
Average daily rate £360 £338 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -8.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 44
Average hourly rate £22.50 £47.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.12% +88.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.18%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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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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 +18 27 £363 +8.20% 3
Hook +5 16 £328 -18.12%
Portsmouth +2 4 £145 -67.77% 2
Havant -8 4 £325 - 1
Basingstoke +5 3 £325 +364.28% 4
Farnborough - 2 £294 - 8
Gosport +24 1 £405 -
Aldershot - 1 £160 - 2
Winchester - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 119 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 85 (55.19%) Windows
3 80 (51.95%) Security Cleared
4 76 (49.35%) SC Cleared
5 63 (40.91%) MCITP
6 62 (40.26%) PowerShell
7 61 (39.61%) ITIL
7 61 (39.61%) HTML
8 58 (37.66%) Active Directory
9 57 (37.01%) MCSA
10 52 (33.77%) HP
11 49 (31.82%) MCSE
12 48 (31.17%) Cisco Certification
13 37 (24.03%) VMware
14 36 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
14 36 (23.38%) JavaScript
14 36 (23.38%) Cisco
14 36 (23.38%) MS Excel
15 34 (22.08%) .NET
16 33 (21.43%) VBScript
16 33 (21.43%) ASP.NET
17 30 (19.48%) ISTQB
18 29 (18.83%) High Availability
19 28 (18.18%) Security Testing
19 28 (18.18%) XML
20 26 (16.88%) JSP
20 26 (16.88%) Linux
21 25 (16.23%) Windows 7
21 25 (16.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
22 24 (15.58%) UNIX

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 21 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.79%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.19%) IIS
3 8 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (3.90%) Lync
5 6 (3.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.30%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.65%) Node.js
7 1 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 36 (23.38%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.14%) MS Office
3 5 (3.25%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.09%) LAN
2 6 (3.90%) DNS
3 5 (3.25%) NetScaler
3 5 (3.25%) FCoE
3 5 (3.25%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (3.25%) SAN
4 4 (2.60%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.95%) Intranet
5 3 (1.95%) Internet
5 3 (1.95%) Extranet
5 3 (1.95%) WAN
5 3 (1.95%) DHCP
6 2 (1.30%) SSL
6 2 (1.30%) X.400
7 1 (0.65%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.65%) Firewall
7 1 (0.65%) X.500
7 1 (0.65%) OSPF
7 1 (0.65%) SMTP
7 1 (0.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.34%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.25%) OLAP Cube
5 5 (3.25%) OLAP
6 4 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.25%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.30%) WinRunner
3 2 (1.30%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.30%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.65%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.65%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.65%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (1.95%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.30%) Military
3 1 (0.65%) Advertising
3 1 (0.65%) Finance
3 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (16.88%) Support Engineer
2 25 (16.23%) Wintel Engineer
3 23 (14.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (9.74%) Test Specialist
4 15 (9.74%) Developer
5 9 (5.84%) Messaging Engineer
5 9 (5.84%) Network Engineer
6 8 (5.19%) Architect
6 8 (5.19%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
7 7 (4.55%) Network Support
7 7 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (3.90%) Test Manager
8 6 (3.90%) Consultant
8 6 (3.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.90%) SQL Developer
8 6 (3.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (3.25%) Test Leader
9 5 (3.25%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (39.61%) HTML
2 34 (22.08%) .NET
3 33 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 28 (18.18%) XML
5 26 (16.88%) JSP
6 7 (4.55%) jQuery
7 6 (3.90%) CSS
8 5 (3.25%) XHTML
9 4 (2.60%) HTML5
10 3 (1.95%) ASP.NET 2.0
11 1 (0.65%) Entity Framework
11 1 (0.65%) CSS3
11 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.65%) ADO.NET
11 1 (0.65%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.65%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.09%) Clustering
2 9 (5.84%) Blackberry
3 8 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.25%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.95%) Replication
6 3 (1.95%) User Experience
6 3 (1.95%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.30%) NHS
7 2 (1.30%) PDA
7 2 (1.30%) Life Science
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.65%) PKI
8 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.65%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 85 (55.19%) Windows
2 36 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (16.88%) Linux
4 25 (16.23%) Windows 7
5 24 (15.58%) UNIX
6 16 (10.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (5.19%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.95%) Android
10 2 (1.30%) AIX
11 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (39.61%) ITIL
2 29 (18.83%) High Availability
3 28 (18.18%) Security Testing
4 23 (14.94%) Knowledge Management
5 17 (11.04%) Migration
6 15 (9.74%) Test Scripting
7 14 (9.09%) ITIL V3
8 13 (8.44%) Project Management
9 12 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (7.14%) Change Management
11 10 (6.49%) Network Design
12 9 (5.84%) Validation
13 8 (5.19%) CRM
14 7 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
14 7 (4.55%) Server Building
15 6 (3.90%) ETL
15 6 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (3.90%) Configuration Management
15 6 (3.90%) Scrum
15 6 (3.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (40.26%) PowerShell
2 36 (23.38%) JavaScript
3 33 (21.43%) VBScript
4 20 (12.99%) SQL
5 7 (4.55%) C#
6 2 (1.30%) C
6 2 (1.30%) PHP
6 2 (1.30%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 80 (51.95%) Security Cleared
2 76 (49.35%) SC Cleared
3 63 (40.91%) MCITP
4 57 (37.01%) MCSA
5 49 (31.82%) MCSE
6 48 (31.17%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (19.48%) ISTQB
8 25 (16.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 22 (14.29%) CCNA
10 18 (11.69%) ISEB
11 17 (11.04%) CCNP
11 17 (11.04%) MCP
12 14 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (8.44%) A+ Certification
13 13 (8.44%) Network+ Certification
14 12 (7.79%) MCTS
15 11 (7.14%) Degree
16 10 (6.49%) DV Cleared
17 6 (3.90%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (37.66%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (11.69%) Hyper-V
4 13 (8.44%) vSphere
5 7 (4.55%) XenApp
6 4 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.95%) vCloud
8 2 (1.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (10.39%) SCCM
2 13 (8.44%) SCOM
3 7 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (3.90%) vMotion
5 5 (3.25%) SAP Afaria
6 3 (1.95%) Nagios
7 2 (1.30%) OpenView
7 2 (1.30%) MOM
7 2 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.65%) Netcool
Vendors
1 119 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 52 (33.77%) HP
3 37 (24.03%) VMware
4 36 (23.38%) Cisco
5 9 (5.84%) Citrix
5 9 (5.84%) Intel
6 5 (3.25%) 3PAR
6 5 (3.25%) Telerik
7 4 (2.60%) Oracle
8 3 (1.95%) PlateSpin
8 3 (1.95%) McAfee
8 3 (1.95%) NetApp
8 3 (1.95%) Apple
8 3 (1.95%) Nintex
9 2 (1.30%) Veritas
9 2 (1.30%) CA
10 1 (0.65%) Infor
10 1 (0.65%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.65%) ICL
10 1 (0.65%) Juniper
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