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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 58 83 85
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 63 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.01% 1.18% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.62% 3.00% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 14 3
Average daily rate
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£347 £313 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.19% +10.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% +127.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -23.91%
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
827 733 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 39.51% 39.20% 29.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 324 207
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 38
Average hourly rate £16.08 £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.80% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -36.36%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -13 8 £273 -9.16% 4
Havant -3 3 £388 +10.71% 1
Aldershot - 2 £280 -
Basingstoke -2 1 £375 - 2
Portsmouth -3 1 £310 +44.18% 1
Farnborough - 1 - - 4
Fareham - - - - 1
Andover - - - - 1
Petersfield - - - -
Winchester - - - - 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 104 (79.39%) Microsoft
2 87 (66.41%) Windows
3 75 (57.25%) Security Cleared
4 65 (49.62%) Active Directory
5 64 (48.85%) SC Cleared
6 53 (40.46%) MCITP
6 53 (40.46%) ITIL
6 53 (40.46%) HTML
7 48 (36.64%) PowerShell
8 46 (35.11%) MCSA
9 43 (32.82%) MCSE
10 36 (27.48%) MS Excel
10 36 (27.48%) HP
11 35 (26.72%) Cisco
11 35 (26.72%) VMware
12 32 (24.43%) XML
13 31 (23.66%) Cisco Certification
14 30 (22.90%) VBScript
15 29 (22.14%) High Availability
16 25 (19.08%) JavaScript
17 24 (18.32%) MCP
17 24 (18.32%) Windows Server 2003
17 24 (18.32%) Windows Server 2008
18 22 (16.79%) .NET
18 22 (16.79%) ASP.NET
19 21 (16.03%) ISTQB
20 20 (15.27%) MS Exchange
21 19 (14.50%) Linux
21 19 (14.50%) Windows 7
22 18 (13.74%) DV Cleared

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 20 (15.27%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.34%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.58%) Lync
3 6 (4.58%) IIS
4 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.76%) Node.js
6 1 (0.76%) Apache
6 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 36 (27.48%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.87%) MS Office
3 2 (1.53%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (3.82%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.76%) SaaS
2 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.63%) SMTP
1 10 (7.63%) X.400
1 10 (7.63%) X.500
2 8 (6.11%) LAN
2 8 (6.11%) DNS
3 7 (5.34%) DHCP
4 6 (4.58%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.58%) WAN
5 5 (3.82%) SSL
6 4 (3.05%) Firewall
7 3 (2.29%) VLAN
7 3 (2.29%) SAN
7 3 (2.29%) VPN
8 2 (1.53%) Intranet
8 2 (1.53%) Internet
8 2 (1.53%) Extranet
8 2 (1.53%) WLAN
8 2 (1.53%) Network Security
8 2 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.63%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (6.11%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.82%) MS Access
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.53%) WinRunner
1 2 (1.53%) TestDirector
1 2 (1.53%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (4.58%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.82%) Military
3 2 (1.53%) Finance
4 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (18.32%) Wintel Engineer
2 17 (12.98%) Support Engineer
3 16 (12.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (9.92%) Messaging Engineer
5 11 (8.40%) Test Specialist
6 9 (6.87%) Analyst
7 7 (5.34%) Security Specialist
8 6 (4.58%) Consultant
8 6 (4.58%) Developer
9 5 (3.82%) Data Analyst
9 5 (3.82%) Report Analyst
9 5 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.82%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.05%) Test Manager
10 4 (3.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 4 (3.05%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.05%) Network Support
10 4 (3.05%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (3.05%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (40.46%) HTML
2 32 (24.43%) XML
3 22 (16.79%) .NET
3 22 (16.79%) ASP.NET
4 18 (13.74%) JSP
5 4 (3.05%) jQuery
6 3 (2.29%) HTML5
6 3 (2.29%) CSS
7 2 (1.53%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.53%) XHTML
7 2 (1.53%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 1 (0.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.76%) CSS3
8 1 (0.76%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.76%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.76%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.11%) Clustering
2 7 (5.34%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.34%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.82%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.53%) Replication
5 2 (1.53%) NHS
5 2 (1.53%) PDA
5 2 (1.53%) User Experience
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 87 (66.41%) Windows
2 24 (18.32%) Windows Server 2003
2 24 (18.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (14.50%) Windows 7
3 19 (14.50%) Linux
4 16 (12.21%) UNIX
5 9 (6.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.34%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.53%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.53%) AIX
7 2 (1.53%) Android
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (40.46%) ITIL
2 29 (22.14%) High Availability
3 18 (13.74%) Security Testing
4 15 (11.45%) Knowledge Management
4 15 (11.45%) Project Management
5 14 (10.69%) Migration
6 13 (9.92%) Test Scripting
7 12 (9.16%) Validation
8 9 (6.87%) Change Management
9 8 (6.11%) CRM
10 7 (5.34%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (4.58%) Service Delivery
12 5 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (3.82%) System Testing
12 5 (3.82%) ITIL V3
12 5 (3.82%) Unit Testing
12 5 (3.82%) Critical Path Analysis
12 5 (3.82%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (3.05%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (36.64%) PowerShell
2 30 (22.90%) VBScript
3 25 (19.08%) JavaScript
4 12 (9.16%) SQL
5 7 (5.34%) VB
6 4 (3.05%) C#
7 3 (2.29%) PHP
8 1 (0.76%) C
Qualifications
1 75 (57.25%) Security Cleared
2 64 (48.85%) SC Cleared
3 53 (40.46%) MCITP
4 46 (35.11%) MCSA
5 43 (32.82%) MCSE
6 31 (23.66%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (18.32%) MCP
8 21 (16.03%) ISTQB
9 18 (13.74%) DV Cleared
10 17 (12.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 13 (9.92%) Degree
12 12 (9.16%) CCNA
13 9 (6.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (6.11%) ISEB
14 8 (6.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (5.34%) MCTS
15 7 (5.34%) CCNP
16 5 (3.82%) HND
16 5 (3.82%) MCDST
17 4 (3.05%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.05%) SLA
2 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (49.62%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.92%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.40%) vSphere
5 3 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.29%) vCloud
6 2 (1.53%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.76%) Nmap
7 1 (0.76%) XenApp
7 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.76%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (7.63%) SCCM
2 7 (5.34%) SCOM
2 7 (5.34%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (3.82%) SAP Afaria
4 4 (3.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (3.05%) Nagios
5 3 (2.29%) OpenView
6 2 (1.53%) MOM
6 2 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.76%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.76%) Netcool
7 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.76%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.76%) Nessus
7 1 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 104 (79.39%) Microsoft
2 36 (27.48%) HP
3 35 (26.72%) Cisco
3 35 (26.72%) VMware
4 10 (7.63%) Oracle
5 9 (6.87%) NetApp
5 9 (6.87%) Citrix
6 6 (4.58%) McAfee
7 5 (3.82%) Primavera
7 5 (3.82%) CA
8 4 (3.05%) Lumension
9 3 (2.29%) PlateSpin
9 3 (2.29%) Sun
10 2 (1.53%) Dell
10 2 (1.53%) EMC
10 2 (1.53%) Veritas
10 2 (1.53%) Apple
10 2 (1.53%) Telerik
10 2 (1.53%) Nintex
11 1 (0.76%) ICL
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