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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 57 50 40
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.36% 2.65% 3.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.19% 12.58% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £175 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -37.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £125 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £260 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.23 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-7.83% +6.00%
Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
231 151 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 26.25% 21.09% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 80 97
Average daily rate £345 £278 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.32% -10.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £155 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £414 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +14.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £13.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.43 £38.00 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 22 (70.97%) Microsoft
3 20 (64.52%) MCSE
4 17 (54.84%) MS Exchange
4 17 (54.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (45.16%) ITIL
6 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
6 13 (41.94%) Security Cleared
6 13 (41.94%) Backup Exec
7 12 (38.71%) VMware
7 12 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (38.71%) SQL
8 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
9 10 (32.26%) MCP
9 10 (32.26%) SLA
9 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
9 10 (32.26%) Citrix
10 9 (29.03%) UNIX
10 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (22.58%) Service Management
11 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (19.35%) DV Cleared
12 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
12 6 (19.35%) Finance
13 5 (16.13%) Degree
13 5 (16.13%) Intel
13 5 (16.13%) Change Management
13 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (16.13%) Windows NT
13 5 (16.13%) Windows 2000

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 17 (54.84%) MS Exchange
2 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (9.68%) Lync
4 2 (6.45%) IIS
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.45%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) NAS
1 3 (9.68%) Broadband
1 3 (9.68%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MSI
1 1 (3.23%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (12.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Database Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Database Developer
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) WinForms
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (29.03%) UNIX
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (16.13%) Windows NT
5 5 (16.13%) Windows 2000
6 4 (12.90%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
7 3 (9.68%) Linux
8 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) ITIL
2 7 (22.58%) Service Management
3 5 (16.13%) Change Management
3 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (12.90%) Migration
5 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.45%) Project Management
7 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.23%) TOGAF
7 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.23%) Online Security
7 1 (3.23%) ERP
7 1 (3.23%) CRM
7 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.23%) VBScript
3 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) MCSE
2 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
2 13 (41.94%) Security Cleared
3 10 (32.26%) MCP
4 6 (19.35%) DV Cleared
5 5 (16.13%) Degree
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (6.45%) MCITP
7 1 (3.23%) CITP
7 1 (3.23%) MCDST
7 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
3 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
4 4 (12.90%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.45%) ISA Server
5 2 (6.45%) Terminal Services
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.23%) XenApp
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (41.94%) Backup Exec
2 4 (12.90%) SCOM
3 3 (9.68%) OVSD
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (6.45%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (6.45%) SCCM
4 2 (6.45%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 22 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) VMware
3 10 (32.26%) Citrix
4 5 (16.13%) Intel
5 3 (9.68%) Lumension
5 3 (9.68%) McAfee
5 3 (9.68%) Sophos
6 2 (6.45%) HP
6 2 (6.45%) Dell
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco
7 1 (3.23%) PlateSpin
7 1 (3.23%) Remedy
7 1 (3.23%) Novell
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