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 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.19% 1.43% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.46% 5.49% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 9
Average daily rate £425 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.34% +10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £248 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £393 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -1.66%
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
202 237 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 26.72% 26.13% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 156 146
Average daily rate £415 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £19.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 April 2016, 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 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (66.67%) MCSE
2 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 10 (66.67%) VMware
2 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (46.67%) SAN
4 7 (46.67%) Citrix
4 7 (46.67%) SharePoint
5 6 (40.00%) Finance
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (33.33%) Skype for Business
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (33.33%) XenApp
6 5 (33.33%) CommVault
6 5 (33.33%) HP
6 5 (33.33%) WAN
7 4 (26.67%) LAN
7 4 (26.67%) Project Management
7 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
7 4 (26.67%) SCOM
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
8 3 (20.00%) 3PAR
8 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (46.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) SAN
2 5 (33.33%) WAN
3 4 (26.67%) LAN
4 3 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (13.33%) Firewall
5 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 1 (6.67%) Internet
6 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
6 1 (6.67%) NAS
6 1 (6.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (6.67%) Power BI
5 1 (6.67%) QlikView
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Moq
1 1 (6.67%) MSTest
1 1 (6.67%) NUnit
1 1 (6.67%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) SAN Specialist
1 6 (40.00%) Server Specialist
1 6 (40.00%) Wintel Server Specialist
1 6 (40.00%) Wintel Specialist
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory Specialist
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) LAN Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) LAN Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) SAN Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) WAN Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) WAN Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) JMS
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) WCF
2 1 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) CESG
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) CRM
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) MODAF
3 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) DoDAF
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) RUP
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) MCSE
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (20.00%) MCP
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) MCITP
4 2 (13.33%) MCTS
5 1 (6.67%) CCSP
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) MCAD
5 1 (6.67%) MCSA
5 1 (6.67%) MCSD
5 1 (6.67%) MCT
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) XenApp
4 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.67%) OpenView
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (66.67%) VMware
3 7 (46.67%) Citrix
4 5 (33.33%) CommVault
4 5 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (20.00%) 3PAR
5 3 (20.00%) EMC
5 3 (20.00%) NetApp
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) Dell
6 1 (6.67%) GFI Software
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle
6 1 (6.67%) Rackspace
6 1 (6.67%) StorageTek
6 1 (6.67%) Sun
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) Tableau