The table below looks at the statistics 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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 22 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.68% 0.56% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.39% 3.45% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate £390 - £488
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 - £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 - £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.97% +5.13%
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 Middlesex region.

Qualifications Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
23 29 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 15.44% 16.11% 28.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 33
Average daily rate £438 £572 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.51% +23.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £374 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £572 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) SCOM
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) VMS
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) Maven
3 2 (50.00%) Ruby
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Ant
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (50.00%) Puppet
3 2 (50.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (50.00%) Splunk
3 2 (50.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Ant
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Hudson
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Maven
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Azure Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Head of Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Head of Support
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) FMCG
2 1 (25.00%) iPhone
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) VMS
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Fault Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) SCOM
3 2 (50.00%) Ansible
3 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) Splunk
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) VMware