The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Hampshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 81 95 76
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 35 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.69% 1.06% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 3.27% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 9
Average daily rate £330 £395 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.45% +64.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £300 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -59.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Qualifications Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
820 550 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 39.54% 32.30% 34.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 332 305
Average daily rate £350 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 44 36
Average hourly rate £45.00 £28.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.80 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
Microsoft Certification
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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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Southampton -4 5 £300 +25.00% 8
Havant -7 4 £350 -
Basingstoke +20 2 £90 - 6
Portsmouth - 2 £370 -
Eastleigh - - - - 2
Fareham - - - - 1
New Milton - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Farnborough - - - - 2
Hook - - - -
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 36 (76.60%) Microsoft
2 25 (53.19%) Windows
3 21 (44.68%) Active Directory
4 19 (40.43%) MCSE
5 18 (38.30%) VMware
6 15 (31.91%) HP
6 15 (31.91%) MCITP
6 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (29.79%) .NET
7 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
8 13 (27.66%) MS Excel
9 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET
10 11 (23.40%) HTML
10 11 (23.40%) PowerShell
11 10 (21.28%) MS Office
12 9 (19.15%) UNIX
12 9 (19.15%) Clustering
12 9 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
13 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (17.02%) ITIL
13 8 (17.02%) XML
13 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
13 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
14 7 (14.89%) Citrix
14 7 (14.89%) Linux
14 7 (14.89%) vSphere
14 7 (14.89%) SCCM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
3 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.38%) IIS
5 2 (4.26%) Apache
5 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.26%) ArcGIS
6 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.13%) Lync
6 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (27.66%) MS Excel
2 10 (21.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) SAN
1 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.51%) DNS
2 4 (8.51%) LAN
3 3 (6.38%) LDAP
3 3 (6.38%) DHCP
3 3 (6.38%) Firewall
3 3 (6.38%) SSL
4 2 (4.26%) VLAN
4 2 (4.26%) Network Security
4 2 (4.26%) HTTP
4 2 (4.26%) Kerberos
4 2 (4.26%) SNMP
4 2 (4.26%) WAN
5 1 (2.13%) WLAN
5 1 (2.13%) NAS
5 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.13%) DMZ
5 1 (2.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (6.38%) Military
2 2 (4.26%) Russian Language
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (19.15%) Consultant
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Consultant
3 5 (10.64%) CRM Consultant
3 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 5 (10.64%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) Test Specialist
5 3 (6.38%) SQL DBA
5 3 (6.38%) Architect
5 3 (6.38%) DBA
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server Specialist
5 3 (6.38%) Server Specialist
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (4.26%) Designer
6 2 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Trainer
6 2 (4.26%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) .NET
2 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET
3 11 (23.40%) HTML
4 8 (17.02%) XML
5 6 (12.77%) JSP
6 5 (10.64%) CSS
6 5 (10.64%) WSDL
7 3 (6.38%) Middleware
7 3 (6.38%) Classic ASP
7 3 (6.38%) XSLT
8 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
9 1 (2.13%) WCF
9 1 (2.13%) jQuery
9 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Clustering
2 5 (10.64%) Client/Server
2 5 (10.64%) Replication
3 2 (4.26%) Statistics
4 1 (2.13%) Celerra
4 1 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.13%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 25 (53.19%) Windows
2 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (19.15%) UNIX
3 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (14.89%) Linux
5 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.38%) Windows 2000
6 3 (6.38%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) ITIL
2 6 (12.77%) CRM
2 6 (12.77%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (10.64%) Validation
4 4 (8.51%) Migration
5 3 (6.38%) SOA
5 3 (6.38%) Information Security
5 3 (6.38%) Document Management
5 3 (6.38%) MODAF
5 3 (6.38%) Network Management
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.26%) Workflow
6 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.26%) Project Management
6 2 (4.26%) Service Management
6 2 (4.26%) ERP
7 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.13%) Online Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) PowerShell
2 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.77%) C#
4 4 (8.51%) SQL
4 4 (8.51%) VBScript
4 4 (8.51%) VB
5 2 (4.26%) Java
5 2 (4.26%) C
6 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) MCSE
2 15 (31.91%) MCITP
3 9 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
4 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
5 5 (10.64%) MCP
6 4 (8.51%) MCDST
6 4 (8.51%) MCSA
6 4 (8.51%) CCNP
6 4 (8.51%) CCNA
7 3 (6.38%) Degree
8 2 (4.26%) ECDL
8 2 (4.26%) MOS
8 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.26%) MCT
8 2 (4.26%) VCP5
8 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.13%) CCAA
9 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 21 (44.68%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.89%) vSphere
3 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.26%) Samba
4 2 (4.26%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.13%) XenApp
5 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) SCCM
2 6 (12.77%) SAP Afaria
3 4 (8.51%) SCOM
3 4 (8.51%) MOM
3 4 (8.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (6.38%) WSUS
5 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 36 (76.60%) Microsoft
2 18 (38.30%) VMware
3 15 (31.91%) HP
4 7 (14.89%) Citrix
5 6 (12.77%) Cisco
6 5 (10.64%) NetApp
6 5 (10.64%) Oracle
7 4 (8.51%) Dell
8 3 (6.38%) EMC
8 3 (6.38%) Intel
8 3 (6.38%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.26%) Symantec
9 2 (4.26%) Sophos
9 2 (4.26%) ESRI
9 2 (4.26%) IBM
9 2 (4.26%) Sun
10 1 (2.13%) Lotus
10 1 (2.13%) DataCore
10 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
10 1 (2.13%) Google
Southampton, Hampshire
Orderwork
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £60 - £80 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Engineering
Rate: £330 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
A&O IT Group Ltd
Rate: From £75 to £95 per day
Posted: 23 days ago