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 26 November 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 39 26 66
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +40
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 31 79 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.48% 7.34% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.35% 22.90% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 73 15
Average daily rate
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£280 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.11% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% -68.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.13 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.39% -20.39%
Microsoft Certification
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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
251 345 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.17% 32.03% 21.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 173 100
Average daily rate £355 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £235 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.53
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.08%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 51 (79.69%) Windows
2 40 (62.50%) MCSE
3 33 (51.56%) Active Directory
4 32 (50.00%) ITIL
5 31 (48.44%) Security Cleared
6 26 (40.63%) Microsoft
7 25 (39.06%) MCTS
8 22 (34.38%) MCP
8 22 (34.38%) SC Cleared
9 21 (32.81%) DV Cleared
10 19 (29.69%) Windows 7
10 19 (29.69%) HP
11 18 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (28.13%) Degree
12 17 (26.56%) SLA
13 16 (25.00%) DNS
13 16 (25.00%) SQL
13 16 (25.00%) Service Management
14 14 (21.88%) MCITP
14 14 (21.88%) SQL Server
14 14 (21.88%) DHCP
14 14 (21.88%) Customer Engagement
15 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (18.75%) HNC
16 12 (18.75%) Linux
16 12 (18.75%) Clustering
16 12 (18.75%) Configuration Management
17 10 (15.63%) MS Visio
17 10 (15.63%) Citrix
17 10 (15.63%) CCA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 7 (10.94%) MS Exchange
1 7 (10.94%) IIS
2 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.69%) Lync
4 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.56%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.56%) GroupWise
5 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (15.63%) MS Visio
2 7 (10.94%) MS Office
3 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.00%) DNS
2 14 (21.88%) DHCP
3 8 (12.50%) SAN
4 4 (6.25%) Firewall
4 4 (6.25%) Internet
5 3 (4.69%) DMZ
5 3 (4.69%) FTP
6 2 (3.13%) IMAP
6 2 (3.13%) SSH
6 2 (3.13%) HTTP
6 2 (3.13%) POP3
6 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.56%) VPN
7 1 (1.56%) SMTP
7 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.56%) SSL
7 1 (1.56%) LAN
7 1 (1.56%) VoIP
7 1 (1.56%) WAN
7 1 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.06%) SQL Server 2000
2 9 (14.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (14.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (9.38%) EDRMS
4 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.56%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Support Engineer
2 12 (18.75%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (17.19%) Analyst
4 10 (15.63%) Support Analyst
4 10 (15.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (9.38%) Linux Support Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Windows Support Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Field Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Linux Support
5 6 (9.38%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (7.81%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Technical Support
6 5 (7.81%) Security Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Technical Support Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (7.81%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) .NET
1 6 (9.38%) XML
2 4 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.56%) MAPI
4 1 (1.56%) CSS
4 1 (1.56%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.56%) HTML
4 1 (1.56%) Ajax
4 1 (1.56%) FastCGI
4 1 (1.56%) REST
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 1 (1.56%) WCF
4 1 (1.56%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.56%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Clustering
2 7 (10.94%) Replication
2 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.38%) Fat Client
3 6 (9.38%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.56%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 51 (79.69%) Windows
2 19 (29.69%) Windows 7
3 18 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (18.75%) Linux
6 9 (14.06%) UNIX
7 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.69%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.00%) ITIL
2 16 (25.00%) Service Management
3 14 (21.88%) Customer Engagement
4 12 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 6 (9.38%) Performance Management
5 6 (9.38%) Load Balancing
6 5 (7.81%) Workflow
6 5 (7.81%) Migration
6 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.81%) Time Management
7 3 (4.69%) Change Management
7 3 (4.69%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.69%) Software Deployment
7 3 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.69%) Network Management
8 2 (3.13%) Web Development
8 2 (3.13%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.56%) MVC
9 1 (1.56%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (9.38%) Bourne shell
2 6 (9.38%) Korn
2 6 (9.38%) VB
2 6 (9.38%) Perl
2 6 (9.38%) C
3 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.69%) C#
5 2 (3.13%) VBA
5 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.13%) VBScript
6 1 (1.56%) Python
6 1 (1.56%) C++
6 1 (1.56%) Java
6 1 (1.56%) PHP
6 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (62.50%) MCSE
2 31 (48.44%) Security Cleared
3 25 (39.06%) MCTS
4 22 (34.38%) MCP
4 22 (34.38%) SC Cleared
5 21 (32.81%) DV Cleared
6 18 (28.13%) Degree
7 14 (21.88%) MCITP
8 12 (18.75%) HNC
9 10 (15.63%) CCA
9 10 (15.63%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (6.25%) CCNA
10 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (4.69%) RHCSA
12 2 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (3.13%) MCSD
12 2 (3.13%) MCSA
13 1 (1.56%) MCPD
13 1 (1.56%) VCP4
13 1 (1.56%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.56%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (51.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) NFS
3 2 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.56%) vSphere
4 1 (1.56%) vCloud
4 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) Nagios
1 9 (14.06%) NetBackup
1 9 (14.06%) SCOM
2 7 (10.94%) SCCM
3 3 (4.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.13%) SCSM
4 2 (3.13%) WMI
5 1 (1.56%) MOM
5 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 19 (29.69%) HP
3 10 (15.63%) Citrix
4 9 (14.06%) Red Hat
4 9 (14.06%) Symantec
5 8 (12.50%) Isilon
6 6 (9.38%) EMC
7 4 (6.25%) VMware
8 3 (4.69%) Veritas
8 3 (4.69%) Remedy
8 3 (4.69%) Altiris
9 2 (3.13%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.13%) Cisco
10 1 (1.56%) Lotus
10 1 (1.56%) Novell
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