The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 54 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.47% 2.28% 2.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.90% 7.34% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 8
Median daily rate £388 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £131 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £301
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 3
Median hourly rate £22.70 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.31% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +14.28%
Microsoft Certification
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
245 286 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.06% 31.05% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 142 132
Median daily rate £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 6
Median hourly rate £24.06 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 July 2016.

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 24 July 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 Reading region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 60 (88.24%) Windows
2 58 (85.29%) Microsoft
3 38 (55.88%) MS Excel
3 38 (55.88%) Degree
4 33 (48.53%) MCITP
4 33 (48.53%) MCSE
5 32 (47.06%) ITIL
5 32 (47.06%) Windows Server
6 31 (45.59%) DNS
7 26 (38.24%) Active Directory
7 26 (38.24%) MCTS
8 24 (35.29%) Service Management
8 24 (35.29%) Customer Engagement
9 21 (30.88%) Hyper-V
10 20 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
10 20 (29.41%) TCP/IP
11 19 (27.94%) DHCP
11 19 (27.94%) MS Office
12 18 (26.47%) SQL
12 18 (26.47%) PowerShell
13 16 (23.53%) .NET
13 16 (23.53%) WSUS
14 15 (22.06%) Computer Science
14 15 (22.06%) VPN
15 14 (20.59%) MCSA
15 14 (20.59%) Mentoring
16 13 (19.12%) MCP
16 13 (19.12%) Linux
16 13 (19.12%) XML
16 13 (19.12%) VBScript

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 9 (13.24%) IIS
2 5 (7.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 38 (55.88%) MS Excel
2 19 (27.94%) MS Office
3 6 (8.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (11.76%) Office 365
3 1 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (45.59%) DNS
2 20 (29.41%) TCP/IP
3 19 (27.94%) DHCP
4 15 (22.06%) VPN
5 12 (17.65%) Firewall
6 11 (16.18%) HTTP
6 11 (16.18%) IPsec
6 11 (16.18%) IPv6
7 8 (11.76%) Skype
7 8 (11.76%) Software-Defined Networking
8 6 (8.82%) BGP
8 6 (8.82%) SAN
8 6 (8.82%) Wireless
9 5 (7.35%) Ethernet
9 5 (7.35%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (7.35%) Internet
10 4 (5.88%) Wireshark
11 3 (4.41%) Bluetooth
11 3 (4.41%) Broadband
11 3 (4.41%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (4.41%) Big Data
5 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.41%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.94%) Datazen
6 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.94%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Fiddler
1 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (11.76%) German Language
2 7 (10.29%) Marketing
3 3 (4.41%) French Language
4 2 (2.94%) Finance
5 1 (1.47%) Law
5 1 (1.47%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (1.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (36.76%) Support Engineer
2 17 (25.00%) Field Engineer
3 10 (14.71%) Consultant
4 7 (10.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Consultant
5 6 (8.82%) Azure Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Escalation Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Technical Support
6 5 (7.35%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Development Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Support Consultant
8 3 (4.41%) Windows Consultant
9 2 (2.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Network Field Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.53%) .NET
2 13 (19.12%) XML
3 10 (14.71%) CSS
4 7 (10.29%) ADO.NET
5 3 (4.41%) 802.1X
5 3 (4.41%) Ajax
5 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.41%) FastCGI
5 3 (4.41%) LINQ
5 3 (4.41%) REST
5 3 (4.41%) RSS
5 3 (4.41%) WCF
5 3 (4.41%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 3 (4.41%) WPF
6 2 (2.94%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.94%) Autofac
6 2 (2.94%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (2.94%) DCOM
6 2 (2.94%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.94%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.06%) Computer Science
2 9 (13.24%) Public Cloud
3 7 (10.29%) Clustering
4 5 (7.35%) PKI
5 3 (4.41%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.94%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.47%) BYOD
7 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 60 (88.24%) Windows
2 32 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 13 (19.12%) Linux
4 6 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (8.82%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.94%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.06%) ITIL
2 24 (35.29%) Customer Engagement
2 24 (35.29%) Service Management
3 14 (20.59%) Mentoring
4 10 (14.71%) Load Balancing
5 8 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (10.29%) Presales
6 7 (10.29%) Process Improvement
6 7 (10.29%) Software Testing
6 7 (10.29%) Workflow
7 6 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.35%) Problem Management
9 4 (5.88%) Data Modelling
9 4 (5.88%) High Availability
10 3 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (4.41%) Identity Management
10 3 (4.41%) MVC
10 3 (4.41%) Network Architecture
10 3 (4.41%) Performance Optimisation
10 3 (4.41%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.47%) PowerShell
1 18 (26.47%) SQL
2 13 (19.12%) VBScript
3 12 (17.65%) C#
4 9 (13.24%) C++
4 9 (13.24%) T-SQL
5 8 (11.76%) C
6 7 (10.29%) VB
7 6 (8.82%) Python
8 5 (7.35%) Java
9 4 (5.88%) Ruby
10 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
10 3 (4.41%) PHP
11 2 (2.94%) R
11 2 (2.94%) Scala
11 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (55.88%) Degree
2 33 (48.53%) MCITP
2 33 (48.53%) MCSE
3 26 (38.24%) MCTS
4 14 (20.59%) MCSA
5 13 (19.12%) MCP
6 10 (14.71%) MCSD
7 7 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (10.29%) MCDST
8 6 (8.82%) CCNA
8 6 (8.82%) DV Cleared
8 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
8 6 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (4.41%) CISSP
10 2 (2.94%) MCAD
10 2 (2.94%) MCPD
11 1 (1.47%) CCAA
11 1 (1.47%) CCENT
11 1 (1.47%) CCNP
11 1 (1.47%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (38.24%) Active Directory
2 21 (30.88%) Hyper-V
3 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (8.82%) Terminal Server
5 5 (7.35%) BitLocker
5 5 (7.35%) UAG
5 5 (7.35%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.41%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.47%) vSphere
7 1 (1.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (23.53%) WSUS
2 7 (10.29%) SCCM
2 7 (10.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (8.82%) SCOM
4 5 (7.35%) SCVMM
4 5 (7.35%) WMI
5 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.94%) Perfmon
7 1 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.47%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 58 (85.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.18%) HP
3 10 (14.71%) VMware
4 9 (13.24%) Cisco
5 8 (11.76%) Citrix
6 6 (8.82%) Red Hat
7 5 (7.35%) Dell
7 5 (7.35%) Hitachi
7 5 (7.35%) IBM
7 5 (7.35%) Intel
8 3 (4.41%) Oracle
9 2 (2.94%) Remedy
10 1 (1.47%) F5
10 1 (1.47%) Juniper
10 1 (1.47%) NetScout
10 1 (1.47%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.47%) Symantec
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