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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 52 83 91
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 73 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.52% 1.30% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.11% 4.16% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 13 16
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £316 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £461 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.77 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +11.12%
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
801 529 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 38.66% 31.17% 33.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 303 377
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 70
Average hourly rate £27.00 £17.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.82% -47.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 - 17 £348 - 1
Basingstoke +20 7 £325 - 2
Southampton -8 7 £350 -25.53% 6
Havant +1 5 £400 +2.23% 1
Fareham - 1 - - 2
Andover - - - - 2
Eastleigh - - - - 2
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Winchester - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - - 2
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 84 (68.29%) Microsoft
2 70 (56.91%) Windows
3 67 (54.47%) MCSE
4 65 (52.85%) Security Cleared
5 58 (47.15%) Active Directory
6 50 (40.65%) MCITP
7 48 (39.02%) HP
8 45 (36.59%) SC Cleared
9 39 (31.71%) PowerShell
10 38 (30.89%) HTML
11 36 (29.27%) Cisco Certification
12 32 (26.02%) MS Exchange
12 32 (26.02%) UNIX
12 32 (26.02%) MS Excel
13 31 (25.20%) ITIL
14 29 (23.58%) MCP
14 29 (23.58%) ISTQB
15 28 (22.76%) .NET
16 27 (21.95%) Linux
17 26 (21.14%) ASP.NET
17 26 (21.14%) VMware
17 26 (21.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 25 (20.33%) JavaScript
18 25 (20.33%) VBScript
18 25 (20.33%) Cisco
19 24 (19.51%) JSP
19 24 (19.51%) DV Cleared
20 21 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
21 20 (16.26%) Windows Server 2003
22 18 (14.63%) Validation

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 32 (26.02%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.25%) Lync
5 3 (2.44%) Documentum
6 2 (1.63%) IIS
6 2 (1.63%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 32 (26.02%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.82%) X.400
2 16 (13.01%) X.500
3 14 (11.38%) Firewall
4 12 (9.76%) SMTP
5 9 (7.32%) SAN
6 8 (6.50%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.88%) DNS
8 4 (3.25%) HTTPS
8 4 (3.25%) SSL
8 4 (3.25%) DHCP
9 3 (2.44%) LAN
9 3 (2.44%) Wireshark
9 3 (2.44%) Network Security
9 3 (2.44%) WAN
10 1 (0.81%) Internet
10 1 (0.81%) VLAN
10 1 (0.81%) WLAN
10 1 (0.81%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.94%) SQL Server
1 11 (8.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.07%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (4.07%) MSI
2 3 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.63%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (8.13%) Finance
2 2 (1.63%) Military
3 1 (0.81%) Russian Language
3 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (13.82%) Messaging Engineer
2 14 (11.38%) Support Engineer
3 12 (9.76%) Consultant
3 12 (9.76%) Test Specialist
4 11 (8.94%) Wintel Engineer
5 9 (7.32%) Administrator
6 7 (5.69%) Windows Administrator
7 6 (4.88%) Test Leader
8 5 (4.07%) Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.25%) Architect
9 4 (3.25%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.25%) Developer
9 4 (3.25%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (3.25%) SQL Developer
9 4 (3.25%) Infrastructure Designer
9 4 (3.25%) Designer
9 4 (3.25%) Technical Leader
10 3 (2.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (2.44%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (30.89%) HTML
2 28 (22.76%) .NET
3 26 (21.14%) ASP.NET
4 24 (19.51%) JSP
5 17 (13.82%) XML
6 3 (2.44%) XSLT
6 3 (2.44%) Classic ASP
6 3 (2.44%) Middleware
7 2 (1.63%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.63%) CSS
7 2 (1.63%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.57%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.50%) Clustering
3 7 (5.69%) PKI
3 7 (5.69%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.07%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.44%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.44%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.63%) CMDB
7 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.81%) Replication
8 1 (0.81%) NHS
8 1 (0.81%) Statistics
8 1 (0.81%) iPhone
8 1 (0.81%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 70 (56.91%) Windows
2 32 (26.02%) UNIX
3 27 (21.95%) Linux
4 21 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (16.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (5.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.07%) Windows 2000
7 5 (4.07%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.63%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.20%) ITIL
2 18 (14.63%) Validation
3 15 (12.20%) Test Scripting
4 14 (11.38%) Security Testing
5 11 (8.94%) High Availability
6 9 (7.32%) Knowledge Management
6 9 (7.32%) CRM
7 7 (5.69%) Project Management
8 6 (4.88%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.88%) Software Testing
8 6 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (4.07%) Migration
10 4 (3.25%) Workflow
10 4 (3.25%) Document Management
10 4 (3.25%) Release Management
11 3 (2.44%) Data Analysis
11 3 (2.44%) Time Management
11 3 (2.44%) QMS
11 3 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.44%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 39 (31.71%) PowerShell
2 25 (20.33%) VBScript
2 25 (20.33%) JavaScript
3 9 (7.32%) VB
4 8 (6.50%) SQL
5 2 (1.63%) C
5 2 (1.63%) C#
5 2 (1.63%) Java
6 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (54.47%) MCSE
2 65 (52.85%) Security Cleared
3 50 (40.65%) MCITP
4 45 (36.59%) SC Cleared
5 36 (29.27%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (23.58%) MCP
6 29 (23.58%) ISTQB
7 26 (21.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 24 (19.51%) DV Cleared
9 16 (13.01%) MCSA
10 15 (12.20%) Degree
10 15 (12.20%) CCNA
11 11 (8.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (8.13%) CCNP
13 9 (7.32%) MCDST
14 8 (6.50%) MCTS
15 6 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 4 (3.25%) VCP5
16 4 (3.25%) A+ Certification
17 3 (2.44%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) ISO 9001
1 3 (2.44%) SLA
1 3 (2.44%) BS7799
1 3 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.81%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (47.15%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.13%) vSphere
4 3 (2.44%) vCloud
4 3 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.44%) Nmap
5 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (11.38%) SCCM
2 6 (4.88%) SCOM
3 5 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (4.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (4.07%) SAP Afaria
4 4 (3.25%) WSUS
4 4 (3.25%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (2.44%) Nessus
5 3 (2.44%) MOM
5 3 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 84 (68.29%) Microsoft
2 48 (39.02%) HP
3 26 (21.14%) VMware
4 25 (20.33%) Cisco
5 11 (8.94%) Oracle
6 9 (7.32%) Symantec
7 8 (6.50%) Citrix
8 4 (3.25%) EMC
8 4 (3.25%) Intel
9 3 (2.44%) Sun
9 3 (2.44%) PlateSpin
9 3 (2.44%) ArcSight
9 3 (2.44%) Clearswift
10 2 (1.63%) ESRI
11 1 (0.81%) CommVault
11 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.81%) Remedy
11 1 (0.81%) Siebel
11 1 (0.81%) Dell
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £25,531 - £31,130 per annum
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