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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 33 36
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 46 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 5.11% 3.71% 4.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.20% 17.88% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £200 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -40.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £150 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.41 £15.13 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -19.03%
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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
284 151 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 31.52% 20.77% 31.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 77 65
Average daily rate £350 £325 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £548 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 2 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 55 (76.39%) Windows
2 54 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 52 (72.22%) MCSE
4 44 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (54.17%) MS Excel
6 36 (50.00%) ITIL
7 35 (48.61%) MCP
8 34 (47.22%) VMware
9 33 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 33 (45.83%) Security Cleared
10 31 (43.06%) SC Cleared
11 27 (37.50%) MS Exchange
12 26 (36.11%) Citrix
12 26 (36.11%) SLA
13 25 (34.72%) Exchange Server 2003
14 24 (33.33%) Backup Exec
15 20 (27.78%) Active Directory
15 20 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
16 19 (26.39%) Service Management
16 19 (26.39%) Change Management
16 19 (26.39%) Disaster Recovery
17 18 (25.00%) IIS
17 18 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (23.61%) SQL
19 16 (22.22%) VMware ESX
19 16 (22.22%) Windows 7
20 15 (20.83%) McAfee
20 15 (20.83%) UNIX
21 14 (19.44%) Windows 2000
22 13 (18.06%) Windows NT

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 27 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 25 (34.72%) Exchange Server 2003
3 18 (25.00%) IIS
4 12 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.39%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.39%) Lync
5 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 39 (54.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.67%) NAS
1 12 (16.67%) SAN
2 5 (6.94%) Broadband
3 3 (4.17%) Internet
3 3 (4.17%) DNS
3 3 (4.17%) VoIP
3 3 (4.17%) IP Telephony
3 3 (4.17%) Firewall
4 2 (2.78%) DHCP
4 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.39%) VLAN
5 1 (1.39%) Network Security
5 1 (1.39%) LAN
5 1 (1.39%) MPLS
5 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) OLTP
2 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.78%) OLAP
2 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.39%) NUnit
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (29.17%) Analyst
2 14 (19.44%) Support Analyst
3 12 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (15.28%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 9 (12.50%) Administrator
5 9 (12.50%) Team Leader
6 8 (11.11%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 7 (9.72%) Windows Administrator
7 7 (9.72%) Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Service Analyst
8 6 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (6.94%) SQL Developer
9 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
9 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (5.56%) Desktop Support
10 4 (5.56%) Database Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 3 (4.17%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) Web Services
2 6 (8.33%) WinForms
3 2 (2.78%) XML
3 2 (2.78%) .NET
3 2 (2.78%) HTML
3 2 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (1.39%) CSS3
4 1 (1.39%) Ajax
4 1 (1.39%) JSON
4 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.39%) LINQ
4 1 (1.39%) jQuery
4 1 (1.39%) REST
4 1 (1.39%) HTML5
4 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.39%) SOAP
4 1 (1.39%) XSL
4 1 (1.39%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (16.67%) Clustering
3 6 (8.33%) Mainframe
4 5 (6.94%) Client/Server
5 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.39%) Statistics
6 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.39%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 55 (76.39%) Windows
2 44 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 15 (20.83%) UNIX
6 14 (19.44%) Windows 2000
7 13 (18.06%) Windows NT
8 12 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
8 12 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (16.67%) Linux
9 10 (13.89%) Windows Vista
9 10 (13.89%) Windows 8
10 4 (5.56%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (50.00%) ITIL
2 19 (26.39%) Service Management
2 19 (26.39%) Change Management
2 19 (26.39%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (13.89%) Service Delivery
4 8 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 7 (9.72%) Migration
6 6 (8.33%) Line Management
7 5 (6.94%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (6.94%) ITIL V3
7 5 (6.94%) Validation
8 4 (5.56%) Data Migration
8 4 (5.56%) Operations Management
8 4 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (2.78%) Project Management
9 2 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.78%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.39%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.39%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.61%) SQL
2 6 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 5 (6.94%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.78%) C#
5 1 (1.39%) Java
5 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 52 (72.22%) MCSE
2 35 (48.61%) MCP
3 33 (45.83%) Security Cleared
4 31 (43.06%) SC Cleared
5 12 (16.67%) Degree
5 12 (16.67%) DV Cleared
6 7 (9.72%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (9.72%) CCNA
7 4 (5.56%) MCITP
8 3 (4.17%) CNA
8 3 (4.17%) CNE
8 3 (4.17%) Novell Certification
8 3 (4.17%) CCNP
9 2 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.39%) VCAP
10 1 (1.39%) CCIA
10 1 (1.39%) MCTS
10 1 (1.39%) MCSA
10 1 (1.39%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (36.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) HL7
System Software
1 33 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (27.78%) Active Directory
3 16 (22.22%) VMware ESX
4 13 (18.06%) Hyper-V
5 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 12 (16.67%) Terminal Services
5 12 (16.67%) ISA Server
6 7 (9.72%) Firmware
7 3 (4.17%) vSphere
7 3 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.39%) UAG
9 1 (1.39%) XenApp
9 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 13 (18.06%) BladeLogic
3 11 (15.28%) McAfee ePO
3 11 (15.28%) OVSD
4 10 (13.89%) SCOM
5 7 (9.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (5.56%) Tivoli
6 4 (5.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 3 (4.17%) SCCM
7 3 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 54 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (47.22%) VMware
3 26 (36.11%) Citrix
4 15 (20.83%) McAfee
5 12 (16.67%) Intel
6 11 (15.28%) Sophos
6 11 (15.28%) Lumension
7 4 (5.56%) Remedy
7 4 (5.56%) Cisco
7 4 (5.56%) IBM
8 3 (4.17%) Wyse
9 2 (2.78%) Oracle
10 1 (1.39%) Computacenter
10 1 (1.39%) Huawei
10 1 (1.39%) SAP
10 1 (1.39%) Websense