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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 71 47 52
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.41% 2.41% 2.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 9.52% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 9
Average daily rate
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£290 £300 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +71.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £144 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £398 £262
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -8.57%
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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
200 210 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 20.41% 25.30% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 116 74
Average daily rate £375 £338 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £443 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
Average hourly rate £17.77 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.16% -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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
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 4 September 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 9 (75.00%) MCSE
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) MCP
4 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 6 (50.00%) Windows
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) Citrix
4 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
5 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (33.33%) MCSA
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) Migration
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (33.33%) Symantec
6 4 (33.33%) DV Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) SCCM
6 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (25.00%) ITIL V3
7 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
7 3 (25.00%) DNS
7 3 (25.00%) HP
8 2 (16.67%) Dell
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Lync
4 1 (8.33%) IIS
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (8.33%) LAN
4 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Wintel Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (8.33%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) C++ Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) MSMQ
1 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (16.67%) LINQ
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) OLE DB
2 1 (8.33%) MFC
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) COM
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Data Integration
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 2 (16.67%) ETL
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Web Development
5 1 (8.33%) Business Development
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) ITSM
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) OOD
5 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
5 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security
5 1 (8.33%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) MCSE
2 7 (58.33%) MCP
3 4 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) MCSA
4 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) CCNA
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (8.33%) MCTS
6 1 (8.33%) MCITP
6 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (8.33%) ISEB
6 1 (8.33%) CCSP
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (16.67%) vSphere
4 1 (8.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
2 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (16.67%) WSUS
3 2 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (16.67%) SCOM
4 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
4 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
4 1 (8.33%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (8.33%) OVSD
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (50.00%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Symantec
4 3 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) Dell
5 2 (16.67%) McAfee
5 2 (16.67%) Lumension
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 2 (16.67%) GFI Software
6 1 (8.33%) Rackspace
6 1 (8.33%) F5
6 1 (8.33%) Juniper