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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 48 67 53
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 1 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.12% 0.14% 2.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.11% 0.67% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 13
Median daily rate £394 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.77% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £290 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £290 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.88% +16.12%

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
274 150 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 41.52% 21.13% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 94 121
Median daily rate £425 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 15
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -17.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.69 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +84.44%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017, 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
3 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (57.14%) Hyper-V
5 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
5 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
5 11 (52.38%) VMware
5 11 (52.38%) Windows Server
6 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (47.62%) Cisco
6 10 (47.62%) CCNP
6 10 (47.62%) MCSA
7 9 (42.86%) ITIL
7 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
7 9 (42.86%) Change Management
7 9 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (38.10%) Skype for Business
8 8 (38.10%) Firewall
8 8 (38.10%) MCSE
8 8 (38.10%) DNS
9 7 (33.33%) WAN
9 7 (33.33%) DHCP
9 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
10 6 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (28.57%) LAN
10 6 (28.57%) CCNA
10 6 (28.57%) SharePoint

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 8 (38.10%) Skype for Business
2 6 (28.57%) IIS
2 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) DNS
1 8 (38.10%) Firewall
2 7 (33.33%) DHCP
2 7 (33.33%) WAN
3 6 (28.57%) LAN
3 6 (28.57%) SAN
4 5 (23.81%) Skype
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 2 (9.52%) BIG-IP
7 2 (9.52%) Network Security
7 2 (9.52%) VPN
8 1 (4.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Big Data
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Design Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Deskside Support
4 2 (9.52%) Messaging Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Design Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) VMWare Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Wintel Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) Private Cloud
3 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) Clustering
4 2 (9.52%) CMDB
4 2 (9.52%) Handset
4 2 (9.52%) Smartphone
5 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (52.38%) Windows Server
4 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
7 3 (14.29%) Linux
8 2 (9.52%) Unix
9 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
9 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Change Management
1 9 (42.86%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 6 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (19.05%) Analytics
3 4 (19.05%) Converged Infrastructure
4 3 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
5 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
5 2 (9.52%) ITSM
5 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management
6 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.76%) Network Design
6 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VB
3 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
1 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (47.62%) CCNP
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (47.62%) MCSA
3 9 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (38.10%) MCSE
5 6 (28.57%) CCNA
6 5 (23.81%) MCP
7 4 (19.05%) CCIE
7 4 (19.05%) DV Cleared
8 2 (9.52%) VCP5
9 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
9 1 (4.76%) MCITP
9 1 (4.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
2 12 (57.14%) Hyper-V
3 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (23.81%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (23.81%) ISA Server
4 5 (23.81%) UAG
5 2 (9.52%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (4.76%) Terminal Server
6 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
6 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.76%) XenApp
6 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.76%) EdgeSight
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) VMware
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco
3 6 (28.57%) Forcepoint
4 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (19.05%) Remedy
6 3 (14.29%) HP
6 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow
7 2 (9.52%) Apple
7 2 (9.52%) Computacenter
7 2 (9.52%) F5
7 2 (9.52%) Wyse
8 1 (4.76%) AppSense
8 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.76%) CommVault
8 1 (4.76%) EMC
8 1 (4.76%) Genesys
8 1 (4.76%) Intel Security
8 1 (4.76%) NetApp
8 1 (4.76%) Symantec