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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 66 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.82% 1.44% 2.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.63% 5.65% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £182 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £340 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £17.29
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -8.18%
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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
193 230 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 22.55% 25.56% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 140 73
Average daily rate £375 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +6.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 8
Average hourly rate £17.77 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (50.00%) MCSE
4 8 (40.00%) MCP
4 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (35.00%) Citrix
5 7 (35.00%) ITIL
6 6 (30.00%) Windows
6 6 (30.00%) .NET
6 6 (30.00%) C#
7 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (25.00%) XML
7 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (25.00%) jQuery
7 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
7 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
8 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) Migration
8 4 (20.00%) VMware
8 4 (20.00%) Backup Exec
8 4 (20.00%) Degree
8 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (20.00%) Symantec
8 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (15.00%) Data Centre

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) IIS
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) MS Access
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Software Design Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Wintel Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Support Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) XML
2 5 (25.00%) jQuery
3 3 (15.00%) LINQ
3 3 (15.00%) MSMQ
3 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (15.00%) HTML
3 3 (15.00%) CSS
3 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (10.00%) XSL
4 2 (10.00%) JSON
4 2 (10.00%) REST
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.00%) XHTML
5 1 (5.00%) OLE DB
5 1 (5.00%) COM
5 1 (5.00%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) ETL
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (10.00%) Change Control
4 2 (10.00%) Web Development
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (5.00%) ITSM
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) OO
5 1 (5.00%) OOD
5 1 (5.00%) Business Development
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Security Patching
5 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) C#
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) VBA
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) MCSE
2 8 (40.00%) MCP
3 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (20.00%) Degree
4 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) MCITP
5 3 (15.00%) MCSA
6 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (5.00%) MCTS
7 1 (5.00%) HNC
7 1 (5.00%) HND
7 1 (5.00%) CCSP
7 1 (5.00%) CCNA
7 1 (5.00%) ISEB
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) vSphere
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (15.00%) SCCM
3 2 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (10.00%) WSUS
3 2 (10.00%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.00%) OVSD
4 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
4 1 (5.00%) SCOM
4 1 (5.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Citrix
3 4 (20.00%) Symantec
3 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Dell
5 2 (10.00%) McAfee
5 2 (10.00%) Lumension
5 2 (10.00%) GFI Software
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper