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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 46 59 47
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.19% 0.99% 3.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.46% 4.70% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 13
Median daily rate £363 £376 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.65% +11.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £301 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £16.92 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-4.90% +7.29%

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
238 149 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 40.13% 21.02% 29.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 87 111
Median daily rate £440 £408 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.90% +16.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £145 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 23
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.24 £12.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £17.25 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.39%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
5 10 (52.63%) Hyper-V
5 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (52.63%) CCNP
5 10 (52.63%) Cisco
5 10 (52.63%) MCSA
6 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (47.37%) VMware
6 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
6 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
7 8 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (42.11%) Change Management
7 8 (42.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (42.11%) DHCP
7 8 (42.11%) DNS
8 7 (36.84%) ITIL
8 7 (36.84%) Firewall
8 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
8 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
9 6 (31.58%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (31.58%) Forcepoint
9 6 (31.58%) IIS
9 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
9 6 (31.58%) LAN
9 6 (31.58%) WAN
9 6 (31.58%) MCSE

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 (31.58%) IIS
1 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
2 5 (26.32%) Skype for Business
3 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) DHCP
1 8 (42.11%) DNS
2 7 (36.84%) Firewall
3 6 (31.58%) LAN
3 6 (31.58%) WAN
4 5 (26.32%) SAN
4 5 (26.32%) Skype
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (15.79%) Network Security
6 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.26%) Internet
7 1 (5.26%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Automotive
2 2 (10.53%) German Language
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Design Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Wintel Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
2 4 (21.05%) Private Cloud
3 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
4 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (10.53%) Clustering
4 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (5.26%) PKI
5 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
4 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
6 4 (21.05%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.26%) Linux
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Change Management
2 7 (36.84%) ITIL
3 6 (31.58%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Analytics
4 4 (21.05%) Converged Infrastructure
4 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.53%) B2C
5 2 (10.53%) Email Filtering
5 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (10.53%) Web Filtering
6 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.26%) High Availability
6 1 (5.26%) Network Design
6 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) CCNP
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (52.63%) MCSA
2 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
2 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
3 8 (42.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (31.58%) CCNA
4 6 (31.58%) MCSE
5 4 (21.05%) CCIE
6 3 (15.79%) MCP
7 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
7 2 (10.53%) VCP5
8 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
8 1 (5.26%) MCITP
8 1 (5.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (52.63%) Hyper-V
3 8 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (26.32%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (26.32%) ISA Server
4 5 (26.32%) UAG
5 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) VMware
3 6 (31.58%) Forcepoint
4 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 4 (21.05%) Remedy
6 2 (10.53%) Computacenter
7 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.26%) Intel Security
7 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
7 1 (5.26%) Symantec