The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 44 47 42
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 25 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.94% 2.53% 2.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.21% 13.19% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £175 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -45.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £125 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £260 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.42 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +12.40%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
223 144 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 26.27% 19.15% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 75 111
Average daily rate £330 £268 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.36% -14.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £424 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.82 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.55% -29.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.95 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £38.00 £19.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 34 (85.00%) Windows
2 32 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 25 (62.50%) MCSE
4 23 (57.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (47.50%) MS Exchange
6 18 (45.00%) MS Excel
7 16 (40.00%) SLA
7 16 (40.00%) ITIL
7 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 16 (40.00%) Citrix
8 15 (37.50%) SQL
9 14 (35.00%) UNIX
10 13 (32.50%) VMware
10 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
11 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
11 12 (30.00%) Backup Exec
11 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (25.00%) MCP
12 10 (25.00%) Windows 2000
12 10 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (22.50%) Degree
13 9 (22.50%) Change Management
13 9 (22.50%) Windows NT
13 9 (22.50%) Intel
14 8 (20.00%) IIS
14 8 (20.00%) Finance
15 7 (17.50%) VMware ESX
15 7 (17.50%) Clustering

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 19 (47.50%) MS Exchange
2 10 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (20.00%) IIS
4 7 (17.50%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (5.00%) Lync
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) SAN
1 7 (17.50%) NAS
2 4 (10.00%) Broadband
3 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) Network Security
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
4 1 (2.50%) LAN
4 1 (2.50%) WAN
4 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.50%) MSI
1 1 (2.50%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Support Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (10.00%) Administrator
5 4 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 4 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Database Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Database Developer
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Web Services
1 4 (10.00%) WinForms
2 1 (2.50%) JSON
2 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.50%) LINQ
2 1 (2.50%) jQuery
2 1 (2.50%) MSMQ
2 1 (2.50%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) XSL
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.50%) CSS
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) REST
2 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Clustering
2 3 (7.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 34 (85.00%) Windows
2 23 (57.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (35.00%) UNIX
4 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (25.00%) Windows 2000
6 9 (22.50%) Windows NT
7 7 (17.50%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
9 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (22.50%) Change Management
4 6 (15.00%) Service Management
5 5 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (5.00%) Project Management
6 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.50%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Web Development
7 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.50%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.50%) Online Security
7 1 (2.50%) MVC
7 1 (2.50%) ETL
7 1 (2.50%) ERP
7 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (62.50%) MCSE
2 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (25.00%) MCP
4 9 (22.50%) Degree
5 5 (12.50%) DV Cleared
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.50%) CITP
7 1 (2.50%) MCDST
7 1 (2.50%) MCITP
7 1 (2.50%) CCSA
7 1 (2.50%) CCNP
7 1 (2.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (40.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) HL7
2 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.50%) VMware ESX
3 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 7 (17.50%) Terminal Services
3 7 (17.50%) ISA Server
4 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.00%) vSphere
5 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) Backup Exec
2 7 (17.50%) SCOM
2 7 (17.50%) BladeLogic
3 5 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (7.50%) OVSD
5 2 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (40.00%) Citrix
3 13 (32.50%) VMware
4 9 (22.50%) Intel
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco
6 2 (5.00%) HP
6 2 (5.00%) Dell
7 1 (2.50%) Huawei
7 1 (2.50%) SAP
7 1 (2.50%) Novell