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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank - 13 24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton - 2.35% 2.10%
As % of the Qualifications category - 28.57% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £275 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.74% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.29 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.67% +11.54%
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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
20 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 9.30% 8.24% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 12
Average daily rate £425 £275 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -27.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £38.50 £14.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.51% -55.38%
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 Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat