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 29 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 46 61 37
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 16 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.27% 1.56% 3.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.81% 5.37% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 20
Median daily rate £255 £238 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% -20.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +0.47%
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
187 298 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.49% 29.04% 31.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 159 138
Median daily rate £403 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +5.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 28 13
Median hourly rate £24.50 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.71% +81.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £21.55 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.82 £37.09 £52.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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
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 29 September 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 28 (90.32%) Microsoft
2 27 (87.10%) Windows
3 19 (61.29%) Active Directory
4 17 (54.84%) MCSE
5 16 (51.61%) MS Excel
6 14 (45.16%) ITIL
6 14 (45.16%) Degree
7 12 (38.71%) MS Office
7 12 (38.71%) Windows Server
8 10 (32.26%) MCP
8 10 (32.26%) HP
9 9 (29.03%) DNS
9 9 (29.03%) SLA
9 9 (29.03%) MCITP
9 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
10 8 (25.81%) Hyper-V
10 8 (25.81%) WSUS
10 8 (25.81%) DV Cleared
10 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
10 8 (25.81%) VBScript
10 8 (25.81%) MS Visio
10 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
11 7 (22.58%) MCSA
11 7 (22.58%) SQL
11 7 (22.58%) MCTS
12 6 (19.35%) Customer Engagement
12 6 (19.35%) Office 365
12 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
12 6 (19.35%) XML
12 6 (19.35%) DHCP

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 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) Documentum
3 2 (6.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (51.61%) MS Excel
2 12 (38.71%) MS Office
3 8 (25.81%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Office 365
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (6.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) DNS
2 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
3 6 (19.35%) DHCP
4 4 (12.90%) VPN
5 3 (9.68%) HTTP
5 3 (9.68%) IPsec
5 3 (9.68%) IPv6
5 3 (9.68%) Skype
5 3 (9.68%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
6 2 (6.45%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (6.45%) Firewall
6 2 (6.45%) Internet
6 2 (6.45%) SAN
7 1 (3.23%) BGP
7 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (12.90%) German Language
1 4 (12.90%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) French Language
2 1 (3.23%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (3.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Support Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (22.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Field Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Escalation Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Escalation Manager
6 2 (6.45%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Support Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.23%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) XML
2 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) DCOM
4 1 (3.23%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.13%) Clustering
3 3 (9.68%) Public Cloud
4 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (87.10%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.13%) Windows 10
4 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
5 3 (9.68%) Linux
5 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Customer Engagement
2 6 (19.35%) Service Management
3 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
4 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
5 3 (9.68%) Network Management
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
5 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.45%) Content Development
6 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (6.45%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (6.45%) Presales
6 2 (6.45%) Process Improvement
6 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Use Case
6 2 (6.45%) Workflow
7 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
2 8 (25.81%) VBScript
3 7 (22.58%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) C++
4 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.45%) VB
5 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (54.84%) MCSE
2 14 (45.16%) Degree
3 10 (32.26%) MCP
4 9 (29.03%) MCITP
5 8 (25.81%) DV Cleared
5 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
6 7 (22.58%) MCSA
6 7 (22.58%) MCTS
7 3 (9.68%) MCDST
7 3 (9.68%) MCSD
8 2 (6.45%) CCNA
8 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (3.23%) MCAD
9 1 (3.23%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (61.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) WSUS
2 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 5 (16.13%) SCOM
2 5 (16.13%) WMI
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (6.45%) Perfmon
4 2 (6.45%) SCVMM
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 28 (90.32%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) HP
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 3 (9.68%) EMC
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix
5 2 (6.45%) Dell
5 2 (6.45%) Hitachi
5 2 (6.45%) IBM
5 2 (6.45%) Intel
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat