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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 49 48 32
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 21 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.73% 1.90% 4.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.50% 8.75% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 3
Average daily rate
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£344 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £206 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -18.91%
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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
221 160 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 28.74% 21.68% 33.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 89 71
Average daily rate £350 £356 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 3 8
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 53 (74.65%) Windows
2 52 (73.24%) MCSE
3 50 (70.42%) Microsoft
4 42 (59.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (53.52%) ITIL
6 36 (50.70%) MS Excel
6 36 (50.70%) VMware
7 35 (49.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 34 (47.89%) MCP
9 31 (43.66%) Security Cleared
10 29 (40.85%) SC Cleared
11 26 (36.62%) MS Exchange
11 26 (36.62%) Backup Exec
12 24 (33.80%) SLA
12 24 (33.80%) Citrix
12 24 (33.80%) Exchange Server 2003
13 22 (30.99%) Active Directory
14 19 (26.76%) Service Management
14 19 (26.76%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (25.35%) Change Management
15 18 (25.35%) Disaster Recovery
16 17 (23.94%) SQL
16 17 (23.94%) IIS
16 17 (23.94%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (22.54%) Hyper-V
17 16 (22.54%) Windows 7
18 15 (21.13%) VMware ESX
18 15 (21.13%) McAfee
19 14 (19.72%) UNIX
20 13 (18.31%) Windows 2000

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 26 (36.62%) MS Exchange
2 24 (33.80%) Exchange Server 2003
3 17 (23.94%) IIS
4 11 (15.49%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.41%) Facebook Platform
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 36 (50.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.49%) NAS
1 11 (15.49%) SAN
2 4 (5.63%) Broadband
3 3 (4.23%) IP Telephony
3 3 (4.23%) Firewall
3 3 (4.23%) Internet
3 3 (4.23%) LAN
3 3 (4.23%) VoIP
3 3 (4.23%) WAN
3 3 (4.23%) DNS
4 2 (2.82%) DHCP
4 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.41%) VLAN
5 1 (1.41%) Network Security
5 1 (1.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) OLAP
2 2 (2.82%) OLTP
2 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.41%) NUnit
2 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (28.17%) Analyst
2 13 (18.31%) Support Analyst
3 11 (15.49%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (14.08%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 9 (12.68%) Team Leader
5 9 (12.68%) Administrator
6 8 (11.27%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 7 (9.86%) Windows Administrator
7 7 (9.86%) Developer
8 6 (8.45%) Service Analyst
8 6 (8.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (8.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
10 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (5.63%) Desktop Support
10 4 (5.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 4 (5.63%) Desktop Engineer
11 3 (4.23%) NOC Engineer
11 3 (4.23%) SQL Developer
11 3 (4.23%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) Web Services
2 4 (5.63%) .NET
3 3 (4.23%) jQuery
3 3 (4.23%) WinForms
3 3 (4.23%) HTML
3 3 (4.23%) XML
3 3 (4.23%) CSS
4 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.82%) HTML5
5 1 (1.41%) REST
5 1 (1.41%) CSS3
5 1 (1.41%) LESS
5 1 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.41%) JSON
5 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.41%) Ajax
5 1 (1.41%) WCF
5 1 (1.41%) LINQ
5 1 (1.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.49%) Clustering
3 6 (8.45%) Mainframe
4 5 (7.04%) Client/Server
5 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.41%) Statistics
6 1 (1.41%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 53 (74.65%) Windows
2 42 (59.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (26.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (22.54%) Windows 7
5 14 (19.72%) UNIX
6 13 (18.31%) Windows 2000
7 12 (16.90%) Windows NT
7 12 (16.90%) Linux
7 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (15.49%) Windows 2000 Server
9 10 (14.08%) Windows Vista
9 10 (14.08%) Windows 8
10 4 (5.63%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (53.52%) ITIL
2 19 (26.76%) Service Management
3 18 (25.35%) Change Management
3 18 (25.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (14.08%) Service Delivery
5 8 (11.27%) Incident Management
6 7 (9.86%) Migration
7 6 (8.45%) Line Management
8 5 (7.04%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (7.04%) ITIL V3
8 5 (7.04%) Validation
9 4 (5.63%) Data Migration
9 4 (5.63%) Operations Management
9 4 (5.63%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (2.82%) Project Management
10 2 (2.82%) MVC
10 2 (2.82%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
11 1 (1.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.94%) SQL
2 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.63%) C#
4 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.82%) Java
6 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.41%) C++
6 1 (1.41%) PHP
6 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (73.24%) MCSE
2 34 (47.89%) MCP
3 31 (43.66%) Security Cleared
4 29 (40.85%) SC Cleared
5 12 (16.90%) DV Cleared
6 11 (15.49%) Degree
7 7 (9.86%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (9.86%) CCNA
8 5 (7.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (7.04%) MCITP
9 3 (4.23%) CNA
9 3 (4.23%) CNE
9 3 (4.23%) Novell Certification
9 3 (4.23%) CCNP
10 2 (2.82%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.41%) VCAP
11 1 (1.41%) CCIA
11 1 (1.41%) MCTS
11 1 (1.41%) CCSA
11 1 (1.41%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (33.80%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) HL7
System Software
1 35 (49.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (30.99%) Active Directory
3 16 (22.54%) Hyper-V
4 15 (21.13%) VMware ESX
5 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 11 (15.49%) Terminal Services
5 11 (15.49%) ISA Server
6 7 (9.86%) Firmware
7 6 (8.45%) vSphere
8 3 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.41%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.41%) UAG
10 1 (1.41%) XenApp
10 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (36.62%) Backup Exec
2 12 (16.90%) BladeLogic
3 11 (15.49%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (14.08%) OVSD
5 9 (12.68%) SCOM
6 6 (8.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (5.63%) Tivoli
7 4 (5.63%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (4.23%) SCCM
8 3 (4.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (2.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 50 (70.42%) Microsoft
2 36 (50.70%) VMware
3 24 (33.80%) Citrix
4 15 (21.13%) McAfee
5 11 (15.49%) Lumension
5 11 (15.49%) Intel
5 11 (15.49%) Sophos
6 4 (5.63%) Cisco
6 4 (5.63%) IBM
6 4 (5.63%) Remedy
7 3 (4.23%) Wyse
7 3 (4.23%) Symantec
8 2 (2.82%) Oracle
8 2 (2.82%) HP
8 2 (2.82%) Dell
8 2 (2.82%) GFI Software
9 1 (1.41%) Facebook
9 1 (1.41%) Twitter
9 1 (1.41%) Xamarin
9 1 (1.41%) Computacenter
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