The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 45 60 63
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 28 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.61% 1.30% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.48% 5.35% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 7
Average daily rate £339 £235 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.14% -41.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £188 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £280 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.05 £17.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.02% +84.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
330 187 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.73% 24.22% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 80 151
Average daily rate £365 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £18.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Reading region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Reading region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 50 (96.15%) Windows
2 34 (65.38%) MCSE
2 34 (65.38%) Active Directory
3 29 (55.77%) Microsoft
4 27 (51.92%) Degree
5 25 (48.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (34.62%) MS Exchange
7 17 (32.69%) IIS
8 16 (30.77%) MS Excel
9 15 (28.85%) ITIL
9 15 (28.85%) MCTS
10 13 (25.00%) DNS
11 12 (23.08%) SQL Server
11 12 (23.08%) Windows 7
11 12 (23.08%) Lync
12 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
12 10 (19.23%) MCSD
12 10 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (19.23%) VMware
13 9 (17.31%) MCITP
13 9 (17.31%) SQL
13 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (15.38%) Problem Management
14 8 (15.38%) Cisco
14 8 (15.38%) A+ Certification
14 8 (15.38%) VLAN
14 8 (15.38%) DRM
14 8 (15.38%) Migration
15 7 (13.46%) Service Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 18 (34.62%) MS Exchange
2 17 (32.69%) IIS
3 12 (23.08%) Lync
4 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (11.54%) Live Communications Server
6 4 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
7 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.92%) ArcGIS
9 1 (1.92%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (1.92%) Apache
9 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) Office 365
2 3 (5.77%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.00%) DNS
2 8 (15.38%) VLAN
3 6 (11.54%) Internet
3 6 (11.54%) LAN
3 6 (11.54%) PBX
3 6 (11.54%) PSTN
3 6 (11.54%) RTP
4 5 (9.62%) Firewall
4 5 (9.62%) WAN
4 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.62%) VPN
5 4 (7.69%) DHCP
5 4 (7.69%) HTTP
6 2 (3.85%) SAN
6 2 (3.85%) VoIP
7 1 (1.92%) LDAP
7 1 (1.92%) Network Security
7 1 (1.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (5.77%) MySQL
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.77%) Publishing
3 2 (3.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Support Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) Consultant
3 8 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (13.46%) Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Senior Support Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Support Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Support Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Linux Support
7 3 (5.77%) Server Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Deployment Specialist
7 3 (5.77%) Active Directory Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Linux Support Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) .NET
1 6 (11.54%) XML
2 4 (7.69%) WCF
2 4 (7.69%) XSD
3 3 (5.77%) SAML
4 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.92%) XSLT
4 1 (1.92%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.92%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
2 6 (11.54%) Blackberry
2 6 (11.54%) PKI
3 3 (5.77%) Thin Client
3 3 (5.77%) Blog
3 3 (5.77%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 50 (96.15%) Windows
2 25 (48.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 7 (13.46%) Linux
6 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (11.54%) UNIX
7 4 (7.69%) Windows 2000
8 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.85%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) ITIL
2 10 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (15.38%) Problem Management
3 8 (15.38%) DRM
3 8 (15.38%) Migration
4 7 (13.46%) Service Management
4 7 (13.46%) Customer Engagement
4 7 (13.46%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (11.54%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (5.77%) Workflow
7 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.77%) Time Management
8 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.92%) Requirements Management
9 1 (1.92%) MODAF
9 1 (1.92%) Software Engineering
9 1 (1.92%) Project Management
9 1 (1.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) SQL
2 7 (13.46%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 4 (7.69%) C
3 4 (7.69%) C#
3 4 (7.69%) C++
4 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.92%) VBScript
5 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 34 (65.38%) MCSE
2 27 (51.92%) Degree
3 15 (28.85%) MCTS
4 10 (19.23%) MCSD
5 9 (17.31%) MCITP
6 8 (15.38%) A+ Certification
7 6 (11.54%) CCA
7 6 (11.54%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (9.62%) CCNA
9 3 (5.77%) MCSA
9 3 (5.77%) RHCE
9 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
9 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
10 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
10 2 (3.85%) MCP
10 2 (3.85%) MCDBA
10 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.92%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) Shibboleth
3 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.77%) XenApp
3 3 (5.77%) XenServer
3 3 (5.77%) KVM
4 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.85%) vSphere
5 1 (1.92%) NLBS
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (3.85%) SCCM
3 2 (3.85%) SCOM
4 1 (1.92%) WMI
Vendors
1 29 (55.77%) Microsoft
2 10 (19.23%) VMware
3 8 (15.38%) Cisco
4 6 (11.54%) Avaya
4 6 (11.54%) Nortel
4 6 (11.54%) Citrix
4 6 (11.54%) Remedy
4 6 (11.54%) Lotus
5 5 (9.62%) Altiris
6 3 (5.77%) HP
6 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.77%) Veritas
6 3 (5.77%) Google
6 3 (5.77%) Twitter
7 1 (1.92%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.92%) ESRI
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle
7 1 (1.92%) Dell
7 1 (1.92%) IBM
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