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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 49 67 28
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -39
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 7 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.15% 0.76% 5.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.26% 3.76% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 25
Median daily rate £313 £393 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.38% +42.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £337 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £425 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.25%
Microsoft Certification
Buckinghamshire

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
215 186 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 35.36% 20.31% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 127 139
Median daily rate £450 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 34
Median hourly rate £11.50 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.30% +10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
4 10 (50.00%) MS Office
4 10 (50.00%) MCSE
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
6 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (30.00%) ITIL
6 6 (30.00%) MCP
6 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 5 (25.00%) VMware
7 5 (25.00%) Office 365
7 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (20.00%) Network Security
8 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
8 4 (20.00%) Finance
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (20.00%) SAN
8 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
8 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (15.00%) DNS
9 3 (15.00%) B2C
9 3 (15.00%) DHCP
9 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (50.00%) MS Office
2 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Network Security
1 4 (20.00%) SAN
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.00%) DHCP
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (10.00%) Internet
3 2 (10.00%) NAS
3 2 (10.00%) Skype
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Big Data
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Automotive
2 3 (15.00%) German Language
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 5 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) VMWare Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Wintel Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Wintel Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Migration Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Migration Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) Smartphone
4 2 (10.00%) Clustering
4 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (10.00%) PKI
4 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (5.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (5.00%) Linux
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
8 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) B2C
2 3 (15.00%) Email Filtering
2 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) Virtual Environments
2 3 (15.00%) Web Filtering
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) MCSE
2 6 (30.00%) MCP
3 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) VCP5
5 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (10.00%) CCIE
6 2 (10.00%) CCNP
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (10.00%) MCSA
6 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
7 1 (5.00%) MCITP
7 1 (5.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) XenApp
4 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.00%) Intel
5 1 (5.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.00%) Remedy
5 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec