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 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 29 51 66
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 42 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.04% 2.50% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.54% 9.62% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £291 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
Average hourly rate £55.65 £15.63 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+256.16% -63.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -18.91%
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
254 260 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.49% 25.97% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 109 57
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £217 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 3
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -62.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 29 January 2015.

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 January 2015, 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 65 (80.25%) Windows
2 50 (61.73%) ITIL
3 48 (59.26%) MCSE
4 44 (54.32%) Active Directory
4 44 (54.32%) Microsoft
5 34 (41.98%) Security Cleared
6 33 (40.74%) MCTS
7 28 (34.57%) MCP
7 28 (34.57%) Degree
8 27 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 27 (33.33%) DV Cleared
8 27 (33.33%) Service Management
9 26 (32.10%) MCITP
9 26 (32.10%) Customer Engagement
10 25 (30.86%) Windows 7
11 24 (29.63%) DNS
12 22 (27.16%) HP
12 22 (27.16%) SQL
13 20 (24.69%) Configuration Management
14 19 (23.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (23.46%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (20.99%) SCOM
15 17 (20.99%) SLA
16 14 (17.28%) DHCP
16 14 (17.28%) SharePoint
16 14 (17.28%) SCCM
17 13 (16.05%) SQL Server
17 13 (16.05%) Clustering
18 12 (14.81%) Symantec
18 12 (14.81%) IIS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 14 (17.28%) SharePoint
2 12 (14.81%) IIS
3 11 (13.58%) MS Exchange
4 6 (7.41%) IBM Notes
4 6 (7.41%) GroupWise
5 4 (4.94%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (4.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (4.94%) Lync
6 3 (3.70%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (3.70%) Documentum
7 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.47%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (14.81%) MS Visio
2 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
3 6 (7.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Office 365
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (29.63%) DNS
2 14 (17.28%) DHCP
3 10 (12.35%) SAN
4 7 (8.64%) IMAP
4 7 (8.64%) POP3
4 7 (8.64%) SMTP
5 2 (2.47%) PBX
5 2 (2.47%) PSTN
5 2 (2.47%) DMZ
5 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.47%) FTP
5 2 (2.47%) Firewall
5 2 (2.47%) Internet
5 2 (2.47%) RTP
5 2 (2.47%) SSH
6 1 (1.23%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.23%) SSL
6 1 (1.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2000
2 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.70%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.23%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.23%) MSI
Job Titles
1 35 (43.21%) Support Engineer
2 20 (24.69%) Field Engineer
3 13 (16.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (14.81%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (12.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (12.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 10 (12.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (11.11%) Analyst
7 8 (9.88%) Support Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) Linux Support
8 6 (7.41%) Linux Support Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) Windows Support Engineer
9 5 (6.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 5 (6.17%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (6.17%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (6.17%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 5 (6.17%) Service Analyst
9 5 (6.17%) Help Desk Analyst
9 5 (6.17%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (4.94%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.11%) XML
2 6 (7.41%) .NET
3 4 (4.94%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.23%) REST
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 1 (1.23%) FastCGI
4 1 (1.23%) WCF
4 1 (1.23%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.23%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.23%) LINQ
4 1 (1.23%) Ajax
4 1 (1.23%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.05%) Clustering
2 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.41%) Thin Client
3 6 (7.41%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.94%) Replication
5 2 (2.47%) PKI
6 1 (1.23%) Blog
6 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 65 (80.25%) Windows
2 25 (30.86%) Windows 7
3 19 (23.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (23.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (14.81%) Linux
5 9 (11.11%) UNIX
6 8 (9.88%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.94%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (61.73%) ITIL
2 27 (33.33%) Service Management
3 26 (32.10%) Customer Engagement
4 20 (24.69%) Configuration Management
5 10 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (9.88%) Network Management
7 5 (6.17%) Time Management
7 5 (6.17%) Performance Management
7 5 (6.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (6.17%) Migration
8 3 (3.70%) Software Deployment
8 3 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.70%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.70%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.70%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.47%) Change Management
9 2 (2.47%) Workflow
9 2 (2.47%) Network Load Balancing
10 1 (1.23%) High Availability
10 1 (1.23%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.16%) SQL
2 8 (9.88%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.41%) VB
3 6 (7.41%) Perl
3 6 (7.41%) C
3 6 (7.41%) Korn
3 6 (7.41%) Bourne shell
4 5 (6.17%) VBScript
5 4 (4.94%) C#
6 2 (2.47%) VBA
7 1 (1.23%) Ruby
7 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.23%) C++
7 1 (1.23%) Java
7 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.23%) PHP
7 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 48 (59.26%) MCSE
2 34 (41.98%) Security Cleared
3 33 (40.74%) MCTS
4 28 (34.57%) MCP
4 28 (34.57%) Degree
5 27 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 27 (33.33%) DV Cleared
6 26 (32.10%) MCITP
7 12 (14.81%) HNC
8 10 (12.35%) CCA
8 10 (12.35%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (3.70%) RHCSA
9 3 (3.70%) CCNA
9 3 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.47%) MCSD
11 1 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.99%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (54.32%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.41%) NFS
3 2 (2.47%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (20.99%) SCOM
2 14 (17.28%) SCCM
3 9 (11.11%) Nagios
3 9 (11.11%) NetBackup
4 5 (6.17%) WMI
4 5 (6.17%) SCSM
5 4 (4.94%) MOM
6 3 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 44 (54.32%) Microsoft
2 22 (27.16%) HP
3 12 (14.81%) Symantec
4 11 (13.58%) Citrix
5 9 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 9 (11.11%) EMC
6 8 (9.88%) Isilon
7 7 (8.64%) Lotus
8 6 (7.41%) Novell
9 4 (4.94%) VMware
10 3 (3.70%) Altiris
10 3 (3.70%) Remedy
10 3 (3.70%) Veritas
11 2 (2.47%) Avaya
11 2 (2.47%) Nortel
11 2 (2.47%) Cisco
11 2 (2.47%) 3PAR
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