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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 33 28 74
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +46
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 33 67 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.04% 6.16% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.20% 18.61% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 49 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £350 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.90% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.92 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.29 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.67% +11.54%
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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
250 360 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.60% 33.12% 25.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 166 108
Average daily rate £400 £410 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 2
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.92 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.41% +7.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 42 (76.36%) Windows
2 30 (54.55%) MCSE
2 30 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 22 (40.00%) Degree
5 20 (36.36%) MCTS
5 20 (36.36%) ITIL
6 19 (34.55%) Security Cleared
7 15 (27.27%) DNS
8 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (23.64%) Service Management
9 13 (23.64%) MCP
9 13 (23.64%) SQL
9 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
9 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
9 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (21.82%) Windows 7
10 12 (21.82%) DV Cleared
10 12 (21.82%) MCITP
11 11 (20.00%) Linux
11 11 (20.00%) MS Exchange
11 11 (20.00%) HP
12 10 (18.18%) DHCP
12 10 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
13 9 (16.36%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (16.36%) Clustering
14 8 (14.55%) Migration
14 8 (14.55%) Firewall
14 8 (14.55%) Internet
14 8 (14.55%) SLA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 11 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.55%) IIS
3 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.45%) Lync
6 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.82%) ArcGIS
8 1 (1.82%) GroupWise
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.91%) MS Visio
3 5 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) DNS
2 10 (18.18%) DHCP
3 8 (14.55%) Firewall
3 8 (14.55%) Internet
4 6 (10.91%) HTTP
5 5 (9.09%) VPN
5 5 (9.09%) LAN
5 5 (9.09%) WAN
6 4 (7.27%) SAN
7 3 (5.45%) DMZ
8 2 (3.64%) POP3
8 2 (3.64%) VoIP
8 2 (3.64%) FTP
8 2 (3.64%) HTTPS
8 2 (3.64%) IMAP
9 1 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.82%) Network Security
9 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.82%) SSL
9 1 (1.82%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (14.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (5.45%) MySQL
5 3 (5.45%) EDRMS
5 3 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.82%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.82%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.82%) Military
1 1 (1.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 9 (16.36%) Analyst
3 8 (14.55%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Support Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Consultant
5 5 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 5 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Security Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Technical Support Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) SQL DBA
6 4 (7.27%) DBA
6 4 (7.27%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.45%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Linux Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Field Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) XML
1 6 (10.91%) .NET
2 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.64%) HTML
3 2 (3.64%) CSS
3 2 (3.64%) WCF
3 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.82%) FastCGI
4 1 (1.82%) REST
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 1 (1.82%) LINQ
4 1 (1.82%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.82%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.82%) MAPI
4 1 (1.82%) XSD
4 1 (1.82%) XSLT
4 1 (1.82%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.82%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.82%) Middleware
4 1 (1.82%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Clustering
2 7 (12.73%) Replication
3 5 (9.09%) Fat Client
3 5 (9.09%) Thin Client
4 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) Blog
6 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 42 (76.36%) Windows
2 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (21.82%) Windows 7
5 11 (20.00%) Linux
6 6 (10.91%) UNIX
7 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) ITIL
2 13 (23.64%) Service Management
3 10 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
4 9 (16.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (14.55%) Migration
6 6 (10.91%) Workflow
7 5 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.27%) Performance Management
9 3 (5.45%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (5.45%) Time Management
9 3 (5.45%) Web Development
9 3 (5.45%) Load Balancing
9 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.45%) Software Deployment
9 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
10 2 (3.64%) Performance Analysis
11 1 (1.82%) Network Management
11 1 (1.82%) High Availability
11 1 (1.82%) Change Control
11 1 (1.82%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) SQL
2 6 (10.91%) C
3 5 (9.09%) Bourne shell
3 5 (9.09%) Korn
3 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.09%) Perl
3 5 (9.09%) VB
4 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.45%) C#
5 2 (3.64%) C++
5 2 (3.64%) Java
5 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.82%) Python
6 1 (1.82%) VBA
6 1 (1.82%) PHP
6 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (54.55%) MCSE
2 22 (40.00%) Degree
3 20 (36.36%) MCTS
4 19 (34.55%) Security Cleared
5 13 (23.64%) MCP
5 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
6 12 (21.82%) DV Cleared
6 12 (21.82%) MCITP
7 8 (14.55%) CCA
7 8 (14.55%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (14.55%) HNC
8 5 (9.09%) CCNA
8 5 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (9.09%) MCSA
9 4 (7.27%) MCSD
10 2 (3.64%) MCPD
11 1 (1.82%) VCP4
11 1 (1.82%) VCP5
11 1 (1.82%) VCAP
11 1 (1.82%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.09%) NFS
3 3 (5.45%) KVM
4 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.82%) XenApp
4 1 (1.82%) vSphere
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.82%) vCloud
4 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) SCCM
1 5 (9.09%) Nagios
1 5 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 4 (7.27%) SCOM
3 3 (5.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.64%) WSUS
5 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.00%) HP
3 6 (10.91%) Symantec
3 6 (10.91%) Citrix
4 5 (9.09%) Isilon
4 5 (9.09%) EMC
4 5 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 5 (9.09%) VMware
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco
6 1 (1.82%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.82%) Novell
6 1 (1.82%) Lotus
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle
6 1 (1.82%) ESRI
6 1 (1.82%) Remedy
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