The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 20 25 32
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.60% 0.66% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.00% 4.55% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-8.44% +14.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £18.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +13.38%
Microsoft Certification
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Qualifications Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
16 22 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 10.39% 14.57% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 14
Median daily rate £500 £300 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £407 £653
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £43.39 £51.30 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.41% +46.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.48 £51.30 £21.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.30 £51.30 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.91% +26.31%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Luton region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Luton region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Luton region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Luton region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) Solaris
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) vSphere
2 4 (80.00%) XenApp
2 4 (80.00%) 3PAR
2 4 (80.00%) NetScaler
2 4 (80.00%) Converged Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) Simpana
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) VCAP
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) CommVault

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) MPLS
1 4 (80.00%) NetScaler
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Architect
1 4 (80.00%) Technical Architect
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Architect
3 2 (40.00%) Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Architect
4 1 (20.00%) Compliance Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Virtualisation Architect
4 1 (20.00%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Converged Infrastructure
1 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) MCITP
1 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) VCAP
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (80.00%) vSphere
1 4 (80.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) Simpana
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) 3PAR
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) CommVault