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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 54 73 42
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 4 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.44% 0.39% 3.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.64% 1.90% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 13
Median daily rate £115 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £254 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £306 £312
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £17.00 £16.67
% change year-on-year
+27.94% +1.97%
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
194 211 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 30.99% 20.59% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 160 123
Median daily rate £425 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £208 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £490 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 12
Median hourly rate £10.24 £17.77 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.37% +18.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 20 (90.91%) Windows
1 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 13 (59.09%) MS Office
4 11 (50.00%) MCSE
5 8 (36.36%) ITIL
5 8 (36.36%) Citrix
6 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
7 6 (27.27%) MCP
7 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
7 6 (27.27%) Project Management
7 6 (27.27%) Finance
7 6 (27.27%) VMware
7 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (27.27%) XenApp
8 5 (22.73%) DV Cleared
8 5 (22.73%) Office 365
8 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
8 5 (22.73%) DNS
8 5 (22.73%) HP
9 4 (18.18%) SAN
9 4 (18.18%) SQL
9 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
9 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
9 4 (18.18%) Blackberry
9 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (18.18%) Network Security

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 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
3 3 (13.64%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (59.09%) MS Office
2 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) DNS
2 4 (18.18%) Network Security
2 4 (18.18%) SAN
2 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.64%) DHCP
4 2 (9.09%) Internet
4 2 (9.09%) LAN
4 2 (9.09%) VPN
4 2 (9.09%) WAN
5 1 (4.55%) Firewall
5 1 (4.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Automotive
2 3 (13.64%) German Language
2 3 (13.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Active Directory Specialist
2 5 (22.73%) Desktop Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Desktop Support
2 5 (22.73%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Service Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) SAN Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Server Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Support Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Wintel Server Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Wintel Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.64%) Smartphone
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.09%) PKI
3 2 (9.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) B2C
4 3 (13.64%) Email Filtering
4 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL V3
4 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
4 3 (13.64%) Web Filtering
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.55%) High Availability
6 1 (4.55%) Project Governance
6 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) MCSE
2 6 (27.27%) MCP
2 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) DV Cleared
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (13.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) A+ Certification
6 1 (4.55%) MCITP
6 1 (4.55%) MCTS
6 1 (4.55%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (27.27%) XenApp
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
1 2 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) Citrix
3 6 (27.27%) VMware
4 5 (22.73%) HP
5 3 (13.64%) CommVault
6 2 (9.09%) 3PAR
6 2 (9.09%) EMC
6 2 (9.09%) NetApp
7 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.55%) Intel
7 1 (4.55%) Intel Security
7 1 (4.55%) Symantec