The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 18 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 Middlesex 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank - 23 29
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex - 1.01% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.44% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £268 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
73 45 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 28.97% 22.61% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 23 49
Average daily rate £463 £445 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% +32.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £188 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £615 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +102.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Microsoft Certification
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) S/MIME
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Smartcard
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) PKI
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) S/MIME
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Services Delivery Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Service Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Smartcard
1 2 (100.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) CA