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 25 June 2016 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 49 67 51
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.99% 0.84% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.34% 3.40% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 8
Median daily rate £395 £400 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +36.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £306 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £430 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £337 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.06 £18.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+31.83% +17.74%
Microsoft Certification
Buckinghamshire

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
177 206 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 27.11% 24.76% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 136 167
Median daily rate £411 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 10
Median hourly rate £10.62 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.45% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £40.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £40.00 £17.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +34.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 15 (83.33%) Windows
3 11 (61.11%) MCSE
3 11 (61.11%) Citrix
4 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (50.00%) VMware
4 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (50.00%) XenApp
5 8 (44.44%) SAN
5 8 (44.44%) SQL
5 8 (44.44%) MS Office
5 8 (44.44%) ITIL
6 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
6 7 (38.89%) SharePoint
6 7 (38.89%) Project Management
6 7 (38.89%) HP
6 7 (38.89%) Finance
7 6 (33.33%) Skype for Business
7 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (33.33%) CommVault
8 5 (27.78%) WAN
8 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
8 5 (27.78%) DV Cleared
8 5 (27.78%) SCOM
9 4 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (22.22%) 3PAR
9 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (38.89%) SharePoint
2 6 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) SAN
2 5 (27.78%) WAN
3 4 (22.22%) DNS
3 4 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall
5 1 (5.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) SAN Specialist
1 7 (38.89%) Server Specialist
1 7 (38.89%) Wintel Server Specialist
1 7 (38.89%) Wintel Specialist
2 6 (33.33%) Active Directory Specialist
2 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Exchange Specialist
3 5 (27.78%) Service Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Active Directory Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Exchange Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) LAN Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) LAN Specialist
4 4 (22.22%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) SAN Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Server Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) WAN Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) WAN Specialist
4 4 (22.22%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Statistics
2 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 7 (38.89%) Project Management
3 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 3 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.56%) High Availability
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.56%) Project Governance
6 1 (5.56%) Server Hardening
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) MCSE
2 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (27.78%) DV Cleared
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (11.11%) MCITP
5 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) CCNA
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.56%) MCSA
6 1 (5.56%) MCTS
6 1 (5.56%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (50.00%) XenApp
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) Citrix
3 9 (50.00%) VMware
4 7 (38.89%) HP
5 6 (33.33%) CommVault
6 4 (22.22%) 3PAR
6 4 (22.22%) EMC
6 4 (22.22%) NetApp
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco
7 1 (5.56%) Intel
7 1 (5.56%) Rackspace