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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 40 45 51
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 40 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.39% 2.93% 2.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.25% 9.57% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 11
Median daily rate £375 £363 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £216 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £448 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 2
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +46.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +14.75%
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
302 282 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 33.11% 30.59% 33.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 136 150
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 4
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 75 (82.42%) Windows
1 75 (82.42%) Microsoft
2 47 (51.65%) MS Excel
3 45 (49.45%) MCSE
4 42 (46.15%) Degree
4 42 (46.15%) Windows Server
5 39 (42.86%) MCITP
5 39 (42.86%) ITIL
6 34 (37.36%) Active Directory
7 32 (35.16%) DNS
8 28 (30.77%) MS Office
8 28 (30.77%) MCTS
9 26 (28.57%) Customer Engagement
9 26 (28.57%) Service Management
10 25 (27.47%) SQL
10 25 (27.47%) Hyper-V
11 24 (26.37%) Microsoft Azure
11 24 (26.37%) TCP/IP
12 23 (25.27%) Linux
13 20 (21.98%) DHCP
14 19 (20.88%) PowerShell
15 18 (19.78%) MCSA
15 18 (19.78%) MCP
15 18 (19.78%) SQL Server
15 18 (19.78%) HP
16 17 (18.68%) Cisco Certification
16 17 (18.68%) VMware
16 17 (18.68%) .NET
17 16 (17.58%) CCNA
17 16 (17.58%) Firewall

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 11 (12.09%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.89%) IIS
3 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 47 (51.65%) MS Excel
2 28 (30.77%) MS Office
3 5 (5.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 24 (26.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.99%) Office 365
3 3 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (35.16%) DNS
2 24 (26.37%) TCP/IP
3 20 (21.98%) DHCP
4 16 (17.58%) Firewall
5 15 (16.48%) VPN
6 12 (13.19%) Skype
7 11 (12.09%) HTTP
7 11 (12.09%) IPsec
7 11 (12.09%) IPv6
8 10 (10.99%) SAN
9 9 (9.89%) Ethernet
9 9 (9.89%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (8.79%) Software-Defined Networking
11 6 (6.59%) BGP
11 6 (6.59%) Wireless
12 5 (5.49%) Internet
13 4 (4.40%) Wireshark
14 3 (3.30%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (3.30%) WiMAX
14 3 (3.30%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.78%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 13 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 11 (12.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (5.49%) PerformancePoint
5 5 (5.49%) QlikView
6 4 (4.40%) Big Data
6 4 (4.40%) Hadoop
6 4 (4.40%) OLAP
7 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.30%) Datazen
7 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.20%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (2.20%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.20%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Fiddler
1 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (10.99%) German Language
2 7 (7.69%) Marketing
3 6 (6.59%) French Language
4 3 (3.30%) Finance
5 2 (2.20%) Back Office
6 1 (1.10%) Law
6 1 (1.10%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (1.10%) Publishing
6 1 (1.10%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (34.07%) Support Engineer
2 18 (19.78%) Field Engineer
3 10 (10.99%) Consultant
4 9 (9.89%) Developer
4 9 (9.89%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
6 6 (6.59%) Azure Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Escalation Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Linux Support
6 6 (6.59%) Linux Support Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Systems Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (6.59%) Technical Support
6 6 (6.59%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.68%) .NET
2 14 (15.38%) XML
3 11 (12.09%) CSS
4 8 (8.79%) ADO.NET
5 3 (3.30%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.30%) ADO
5 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.30%) Autofac
5 3 (3.30%) Castle Windsor
5 3 (3.30%) Entity Framework
5 3 (3.30%) FastCGI
5 3 (3.30%) LINQ
5 3 (3.30%) ODBC
5 3 (3.30%) OLE
5 3 (3.30%) OLE DB
5 3 (3.30%) REST
5 3 (3.30%) RSS
5 3 (3.30%) WCF
5 3 (3.30%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 3 (3.30%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.58%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.99%) Public Cloud
3 7 (7.69%) Clustering
4 5 (5.49%) PKI
5 4 (4.40%) Visualisation
6 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.30%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.30%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (3.30%) Statistics
7 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.20%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.20%) NHS
7 2 (2.20%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.10%) BYOD
8 1 (1.10%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 75 (82.42%) Windows
2 42 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 23 (25.27%) Linux
4 8 (8.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.59%) Ubuntu
5 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.49%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.40%) Unix
7 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.20%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (42.86%) ITIL
2 26 (28.57%) Customer Engagement
2 26 (28.57%) Service Management
3 14 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 10 (10.99%) Load Balancing
4 10 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (7.69%) Presales
5 7 (7.69%) Process Improvement
5 7 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 7 (7.69%) Workflow
6 6 (6.59%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.49%) Data Cleansing
7 5 (5.49%) Data Modelling
7 5 (5.49%) Problem Management
8 4 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.40%) High Availability
9 3 (3.30%) Memory Management
9 3 (3.30%) Network Architecture
9 3 (3.30%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.47%) SQL
2 19 (20.88%) PowerShell
3 15 (16.48%) T-SQL
4 13 (14.29%) C#
4 13 (14.29%) VBScript
5 10 (10.99%) C++
6 9 (9.89%) C
6 9 (9.89%) Python
7 7 (7.69%) VB
8 6 (6.59%) Java
9 5 (5.49%) VBA
10 4 (4.40%) Ruby
11 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
11 3 (3.30%) PHP
11 3 (3.30%) R
11 3 (3.30%) Scala
11 3 (3.30%) VB.NET
12 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
12 2 (2.20%) Perl
12 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (49.45%) MCSE
2 42 (46.15%) Degree
3 39 (42.86%) MCITP
4 28 (30.77%) MCTS
5 18 (19.78%) MCP
5 18 (19.78%) MCSA
6 17 (18.68%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (17.58%) CCNA
8 11 (12.09%) MCDST
8 11 (12.09%) MCSD
9 10 (10.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (6.59%) HNC
10 6 (6.59%) RHCSA
10 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
11 5 (5.49%) DV Cleared
12 3 (3.30%) CISSP
13 2 (2.20%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (2.20%) MCAD
13 2 (2.20%) MCPD
14 1 (1.10%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (37.36%) Active Directory
2 25 (27.47%) Hyper-V
3 14 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.59%) Terminal Server
5 5 (5.49%) BitLocker
5 5 (5.49%) UAG
5 5 (5.49%) XenApp
6 4 (4.40%) XenServer
7 3 (3.30%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.20%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (16.48%) WSUS
2 7 (7.69%) SCCM
2 7 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (6.59%) SCOM
4 5 (5.49%) SCVMM
4 5 (5.49%) WMI
5 4 (4.40%) Nagios
5 4 (4.40%) NetBackup
6 3 (3.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (2.20%) Perfmon
7 2 (2.20%) Puppet
7 2 (2.20%) Windows Intune
8 1 (1.10%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 75 (82.42%) Microsoft
2 18 (19.78%) HP
3 17 (18.68%) VMware
4 13 (14.29%) Cisco
5 12 (13.19%) Citrix
6 11 (12.09%) IBM
7 9 (9.89%) Dell
7 9 (9.89%) Hitachi
7 9 (9.89%) Intel
7 9 (9.89%) Remedy
8 8 (8.79%) Red Hat
9 5 (5.49%) Tableau
10 4 (4.40%) Altiris
10 4 (4.40%) Oracle
11 1 (1.10%) F5
11 1 (1.10%) Juniper
11 1 (1.10%) NetScout
11 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.10%) Symantec
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £24.00 - £24.12 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago