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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 57 43
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.12% 1.77% 2.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 5.63% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 4
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£310 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £178 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £480 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+14.75% +10.90%
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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
207 284 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 25.65% 31.35% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 174 86
Average daily rate £400 £341 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.21% +13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £18.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -19.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £13.10 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015, 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 19 (76.00%) SQL
2 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (52.00%) MCSE
4 10 (40.00%) Windows
5 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (36.00%) ITIL
5 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (36.00%) Backup Exec
6 8 (32.00%) VMware
6 8 (32.00%) .NET
6 8 (32.00%) C#
6 8 (32.00%) MCP
6 8 (32.00%) Hyper-V
6 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (24.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (24.00%) jQuery
7 6 (24.00%) XML
7 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (24.00%) Citrix
7 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (24.00%) vSphere
8 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (20.00%) HP
8 5 (20.00%) Symantec
8 5 (20.00%) MCITP
9 4 (16.00%) Service Management
9 4 (16.00%) Migration

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.00%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) LAN
3 3 (12.00%) WAN
4 1 (4.00%) Firewall
4 1 (4.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) MS Access
2 1 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) NUnit
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Support Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Software Design Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Server Support
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Design Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Wintel Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C++ Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) .NET
2 6 (24.00%) XML
2 6 (24.00%) jQuery
3 4 (16.00%) CSS
3 4 (16.00%) HTML
4 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (8.00%) Web Services
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (8.00%) MSMQ
5 2 (8.00%) LINQ
5 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (8.00%) HTML5
6 1 (4.00%) REST
6 1 (4.00%) CSS3
6 1 (4.00%) LESS
6 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 1 (4.00%) XHTML
6 1 (4.00%) OLE DB
6 1 (4.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.00%) UNIX
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Service Management
2 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.00%) MVC
3 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Information Security
4 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (8.00%) Change Control
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (8.00%) ETL
4 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) OO
5 1 (4.00%) OOD
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) ITSM
5 1 (4.00%) Web Development
5 1 (4.00%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) C#
3 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.00%) VBA
5 2 (8.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) Java
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) Objective-C
6 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) MCSE
2 8 (32.00%) MCP
3 6 (24.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (20.00%) MCITP
5 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) Degree
6 3 (12.00%) MCSA
7 1 (4.00%) CCNP
7 1 (4.00%) CCNA
7 1 (4.00%) CCA
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.00%) CCEA
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.00%) MCTS
7 1 (4.00%) HNC
7 1 (4.00%) HND
7 1 (4.00%) VCAP
7 1 (4.00%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) HL7
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (32.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (24.00%) vSphere
4 1 (4.00%) Firmware
4 1 (4.00%) XenApp
4 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) Backup Exec
2 4 (16.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (8.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (4.00%) OVSD
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) VMware
3 6 (24.00%) Citrix
4 5 (20.00%) Symantec
4 5 (20.00%) HP
5 4 (16.00%) Dell
5 4 (16.00%) GFI Software
6 2 (8.00%) Lumension
6 2 (8.00%) McAfee
6 2 (8.00%) Sophos
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco
7 1 (4.00%) Facebook
7 1 (4.00%) Twitter
7 1 (4.00%) Xamarin
7 1 (4.00%) Google
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