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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 40 83 103
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 88 33 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.93% 1.63% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.50% 4.10% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 16 11
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£322 £325 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.92% -17.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £110 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £295
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.75 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
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
838 805 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 37.44% 39.66% 33.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 390 365
Average daily rate £360 £335 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -6.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 39
Average hourly rate £22.50 £42.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% +68.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £60.00 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -21.73%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -1 20 £400 +33.33% 2
Hook - 15 £333 -
Portsmouth 0 6 £145 -67.77%
Havant -6 3 £388 +19.23%
Farnborough - 3 £294 - 2
Basingstoke 0 2 £294 +226.38% 1
Aldershot - 2 £160 -
Gosport +19 1 £405 -
Winchester - 1 - - 3
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 100 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 74 (52.86%) Security Cleared
3 73 (52.14%) Windows
4 69 (49.29%) SC Cleared
5 59 (42.14%) MCITP
5 59 (42.14%) HTML
6 54 (38.57%) MCSA
7 53 (37.86%) ITIL
7 53 (37.86%) PowerShell
8 51 (36.43%) Cisco Certification
9 48 (34.29%) Active Directory
10 44 (31.43%) HP
11 41 (29.29%) MCSE
12 38 (27.14%) MS Excel
12 38 (27.14%) Cisco
13 37 (26.43%) JavaScript
14 34 (24.29%) .NET
15 33 (23.57%) ASP.NET
16 30 (21.43%) ISTQB
17 29 (20.71%) VMware
18 28 (20.00%) Security Testing
19 27 (19.29%) Linux
20 26 (18.57%) JSP
20 26 (18.57%) XML
20 26 (18.57%) Windows 7
21 25 (17.86%) CCNA
21 25 (17.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
22 24 (17.14%) High Availability
22 24 (17.14%) UNIX
22 24 (17.14%) VBScript

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 14 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.43%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.71%) Lync
4 6 (4.29%) IIS
4 6 (4.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.71%) Node.js
7 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 38 (27.14%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.57%) MS Office
3 5 (3.57%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.71%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) Office 365
2 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.43%) LAN
2 5 (3.57%) DNS
2 5 (3.57%) DHCP
3 4 (2.86%) WAN
3 4 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.14%) SSL
4 3 (2.14%) Intranet
4 3 (2.14%) Internet
4 3 (2.14%) Extranet
5 2 (1.43%) X.400
5 2 (1.43%) Firewall
6 1 (0.71%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.71%) VLAN
6 1 (0.71%) Network Security
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.71%) VPN
6 1 (0.71%) SMTP
6 1 (0.71%) FTP
6 1 (0.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.57%) OLAP Cube
5 5 (3.57%) OLAP
5 5 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.43%) WinRunner
3 2 (1.43%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.43%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.71%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.71%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.71%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (2.14%) Military
2 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.71%) Finance
3 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.71%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (20.71%) Support Engineer
2 18 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (12.86%) Wintel Engineer
3 15 (10.71%) Test Specialist
4 13 (9.29%) Developer
5 9 (6.43%) Messaging Engineer
5 9 (6.43%) Network Engineer
6 8 (5.71%) Network Support
7 7 (5.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (4.29%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.29%) SQL Developer
8 6 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (3.57%) SharePoint Developer
9 5 (3.57%) Field Service Engineer
9 5 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.57%) Field Engineer
10 4 (2.86%) Analyst
10 4 (2.86%) Administrator
10 4 (2.86%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (42.14%) HTML
2 34 (24.29%) .NET
3 33 (23.57%) ASP.NET
4 26 (18.57%) JSP
4 26 (18.57%) XML
5 7 (5.00%) jQuery
6 6 (4.29%) CSS
7 5 (3.57%) XHTML
8 4 (2.86%) HTML5
9 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 1 (0.71%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (0.71%) Entity Framework
10 1 (0.71%) CSS3
10 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.71%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.71%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.71%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.43%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.00%) Clustering
2 7 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.14%) User Experience
5 3 (2.14%) Replication
5 3 (2.14%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.43%) NHS
6 2 (1.43%) PDA
7 1 (0.71%) PKI
7 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.71%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 73 (52.14%) Windows
2 27 (19.29%) Linux
3 26 (18.57%) Windows 7
4 24 (17.14%) UNIX
4 24 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (6.43%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.14%) Android
9 2 (1.43%) AIX
10 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (37.86%) ITIL
2 28 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 24 (17.14%) High Availability
4 22 (15.71%) Knowledge Management
5 18 (12.86%) Migration
6 15 (10.71%) Test Scripting
7 14 (10.00%) Project Management
7 14 (10.00%) ITIL V3
8 12 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (7.14%) Network Design
9 10 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (5.71%) Change Management
11 7 (5.00%) Validation
12 6 (4.29%) Service Delivery
12 6 (4.29%) CRM
12 6 (4.29%) ETL
12 6 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (4.29%) Scrum
12 6 (4.29%) Kimball Methodology
12 6 (4.29%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 53 (37.86%) PowerShell
2 37 (26.43%) JavaScript
3 24 (17.14%) VBScript
4 16 (11.43%) SQL
5 7 (5.00%) C#
6 3 (2.14%) PHP
7 2 (1.43%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (52.86%) Security Cleared
2 69 (49.29%) SC Cleared
3 59 (42.14%) MCITP
4 54 (38.57%) MCSA
5 51 (36.43%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (29.29%) MCSE
7 30 (21.43%) ISTQB
8 25 (17.86%) CCNA
8 25 (17.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 17 (12.14%) CCNP
9 17 (12.14%) ISEB
10 16 (11.43%) MCP
11 14 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 13 (9.29%) A+ Certification
12 13 (9.29%) Network+ Certification
13 12 (8.57%) MCTS
14 11 (7.86%) DV Cleared
15 10 (7.14%) Degree
16 7 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 4 (2.86%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.29%) SLA
2 2 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.86%) Hyper-V
3 14 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.00%) vSphere
5 4 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.14%) vCloud
7 2 (1.43%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (5.71%) SCCM
1 8 (5.71%) SCOM
2 7 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.86%) Nagios
4 3 (2.14%) SAP Afaria
4 3 (2.14%) OpenView
5 2 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.71%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.71%) Netcool
Vendors
1 100 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 44 (31.43%) HP
3 38 (27.14%) Cisco
4 29 (20.71%) VMware
5 7 (5.00%) NetApp
6 5 (3.57%) Telerik
6 5 (3.57%) Oracle
6 5 (3.57%) Citrix
7 3 (2.14%) Nintex
7 3 (2.14%) PlateSpin
7 3 (2.14%) Apple
7 3 (2.14%) McAfee
7 3 (2.14%) CA
8 2 (1.43%) Veritas
8 2 (1.43%) Intel
9 1 (0.71%) Lumension
9 1 (0.71%) ICL
9 1 (0.71%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.71%) Infor
9 1 (0.71%) Dell