The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Milton Keynes region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 54 37 46
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.59% 2.85% 2.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.43% 8.62% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 12
Average daily rate £275 £425 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +69.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £265 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
258 174 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 29.32% 33.02% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 88 65
Average daily rate £328 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 - £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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 28 (87.50%) Windows
2 25 (78.13%) Microsoft
3 21 (65.63%) MCSE
4 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 18 (56.25%) MS Exchange
6 14 (43.75%) VMware
6 14 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (34.38%) ITIL
9 10 (31.25%) Citrix
9 10 (31.25%) Windows XP
10 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
11 8 (25.00%) MCP
11 8 (25.00%) SQL
11 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
11 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
13 6 (18.75%) Remedy
13 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
13 6 (18.75%) Finance
13 6 (18.75%) Migration
14 5 (15.63%) Firewall
14 5 (15.63%) Backup Exec
14 5 (15.63%) MCITP
14 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
14 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
15 4 (12.50%) SLA
15 4 (12.50%) MS Office

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (56.25%) MS Exchange
2 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 4 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.25%) Lync
6 1 (3.13%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Firewall
1 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.38%) VPN
3 2 (6.25%) SAN
3 2 (6.25%) Network Security
4 1 (3.13%) VLAN
4 1 (3.13%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) DNS
4 1 (3.13%) ADSL
4 1 (3.13%) Broadband
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
4 1 (3.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MSI
1 2 (6.25%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Service Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Server Specialist
3 4 (12.50%) Senior Server Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Applications Packager
5 2 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Migration Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Messaging Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Hedge funds
2 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (87.50%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (31.25%) Windows XP
4 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (12.50%) Linux
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Vista
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.25%) UNIX
7 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.13%) Windows NT
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Migration
3 4 (12.50%) Service Management
3 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (9.38%) Asset Management
4 3 (9.38%) Investment Management
4 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (9.38%) Change Management
5 2 (6.25%) CRM
5 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.13%) Online Security
6 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.13%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.13%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.25%) VBScript
4 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) MCSE
2 8 (25.00%) MCP
3 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 5 (15.63%) MCITP
5 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 4 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
6 3 (9.38%) VCDX
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (6.25%) MCSA
8 1 (3.13%) Degree
8 1 (3.13%) MCDST
8 1 (3.13%) CITP
8 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 14 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (6.25%) Terminal Server
5 2 (6.25%) XenApp
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.25%) MOM
2 2 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) Plesk
3 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) Microsoft
2 14 (43.75%) VMware
3 10 (31.25%) Citrix
4 6 (18.75%) Remedy
5 3 (9.38%) Lumension
5 3 (9.38%) McAfee
5 3 (9.38%) Sophos
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco
5 3 (9.38%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) Dell
6 2 (6.25%) Genesys
6 2 (6.25%) Novell
6 2 (6.25%) Altiris
7 1 (3.13%) PlateSpin
7 1 (3.13%) F5
7 1 (3.13%) Intel
7 1 (3.13%) Compaq
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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