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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 58 51 54
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.57% 2.28% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.65% 8.49% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 5
Average daily rate £309 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.91% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £206 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £355 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +5.13%
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
151 212 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.36% 26.90% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 104 85
Average daily rate £401 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £195 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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
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 5 February 2016, 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 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) MCSE
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
1 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
3 4 (44.44%) MCP
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) MCSA
4 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (33.33%) CCNA
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (22.22%) Rackspace
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 2 (22.22%) Power BI
5 2 (22.22%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (22.22%) Tableau
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 10

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (11.11%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) NAS
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) SMTP
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (22.22%) Power BI
2 2 (22.22%) QlikView
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (22.22%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Moq
1 1 (11.11%) MSTest
1 1 (11.11%) NUnit
1 1 (11.11%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior IT Support
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Leader
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) JMS
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) WCF
2 1 (11.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) CESG
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
2 2 (22.22%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (22.22%) MODAF
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
2 2 (22.22%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) DoDAF
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) MVVM
3 1 (11.11%) RUP
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (44.44%) MCP
3 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) MCSA
4 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) MCITP
4 2 (22.22%) MCT
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (11.11%) CCSP
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) MCAD
5 1 (11.11%) MCSD
5 1 (11.11%) MCTS
5 1 (11.11%) VCP5
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (11.11%) OpenView
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Rackspace
2 2 (22.22%) Tableau
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) GFI Software
3 1 (11.11%) Intel
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) StorageTek
3 1 (11.11%) Sun
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec