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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 36 51 51
Rank change year-on-year
+15 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 40 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.96% 2.36% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.23% 8.19% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 9
Average daily rate
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£250 £365 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.50% +55.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £177 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £238
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Average hourly rate £55.65 £15.13 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+267.93% -13.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -15.49%
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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
327 293 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.41% 28.81% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 124 53
Average daily rate £352 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.25 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.29% -70.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 27 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 59 (78.67%) Windows
2 54 (72.00%) ITIL
3 49 (65.33%) Microsoft
4 46 (61.33%) Active Directory
5 40 (53.33%) MCSE
6 34 (45.33%) MCTS
7 33 (44.00%) Degree
8 32 (42.67%) MCITP
9 29 (38.67%) MCP
10 28 (37.33%) Service Management
10 28 (37.33%) Customer Engagement
11 26 (34.67%) Security Cleared
12 24 (32.00%) SQL
13 22 (29.33%) Windows 7
14 21 (28.00%) DV Cleared
15 20 (26.67%) SC Cleared
15 20 (26.67%) DNS
16 19 (25.33%) SharePoint
16 19 (25.33%) Configuration Management
17 17 (22.67%) SLA
17 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (20.00%) HP
18 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
19 14 (18.67%) SCOM
20 13 (17.33%) Disaster Recovery
20 13 (17.33%) Clustering
21 12 (16.00%) SCCM
22 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
22 11 (14.67%) SAN
22 11 (14.67%) MS Excel

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 19 (25.33%) SharePoint
2 11 (14.67%) IIS
3 10 (13.33%) MS Exchange
4 8 (10.67%) Office Communications Server
5 7 (9.33%) GroupWise
5 7 (9.33%) IBM Notes
6 5 (6.67%) Lync
6 5 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (4.00%) Documentum
7 3 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.67%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
2 10 (13.33%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Office 365
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (26.67%) DNS
2 11 (14.67%) SAN
3 10 (13.33%) DHCP
4 8 (10.67%) POP3
4 8 (10.67%) SMTP
4 8 (10.67%) IMAP
5 5 (6.67%) PBX
6 3 (4.00%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.67%) SSH
7 2 (2.67%) RTP
7 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.67%) FTP
7 2 (2.67%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (4.00%) EDRMS
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.33%) MSI
General
1 4 (5.33%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (41.33%) Support Engineer
2 25 (33.33%) Field Engineer
3 12 (16.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 12 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (14.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 10 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (9.33%) Server Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) Consultant
7 6 (8.00%) Exchange Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Developer
8 5 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (5.33%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) Linux Support Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) Windows Support Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) IT Support
10 3 (4.00%) Support Consultant
10 3 (4.00%) Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Desktop Support
10 3 (4.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) .NET
2 5 (6.67%) XML
3 3 (4.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Clustering
2 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.33%) Replication
4 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.67%) PKI
6 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 59 (78.67%) Windows
2 22 (29.33%) Windows 7
3 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (12.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.67%) Linux
7 4 (5.33%) UNIX
8 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (72.00%) ITIL
2 28 (37.33%) Service Management
2 28 (37.33%) Customer Engagement
3 19 (25.33%) Configuration Management
4 13 (17.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (12.00%) Network Management
6 7 (9.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (8.00%) Migration
8 4 (5.33%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.00%) Load Balancing
9 3 (4.00%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.00%) Kanban
9 3 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (4.00%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (4.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.00%) Scrum
9 3 (4.00%) Validation
9 3 (4.00%) CMMI
9 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.00%) SQL
2 8 (10.67%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.67%) VBScript
4 4 (5.33%) C
4 4 (5.33%) C#
5 3 (4.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.33%) Korn
7 1 (1.33%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.33%) Perl
7 1 (1.33%) VBA
7 1 (1.33%) VB
7 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (53.33%) MCSE
2 34 (45.33%) MCTS
3 33 (44.00%) Degree
4 32 (42.67%) MCITP
5 29 (38.67%) MCP
6 26 (34.67%) Security Cleared
7 21 (28.00%) DV Cleared
8 20 (26.67%) SC Cleared
9 4 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (5.33%) CCNA
9 4 (5.33%) MCSD
9 4 (5.33%) HNC
10 3 (4.00%) RHCSA
10 3 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.67%) CCA
11 2 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (2.67%) MCDBA
12 1 (1.33%) MCSA
12 1 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.67%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (61.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (18.67%) SCOM
2 12 (16.00%) SCCM
3 5 (6.67%) WMI
3 5 (6.67%) SCSM
4 4 (5.33%) NetBackup
4 4 (5.33%) Nagios
4 4 (5.33%) MOM
5 3 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 49 (65.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.00%) HP
3 10 (13.33%) Symantec
4 8 (10.67%) Lotus
5 7 (9.33%) Novell
5 7 (9.33%) Citrix
5 7 (9.33%) VMware
6 5 (6.67%) Cisco
6 5 (6.67%) Avaya
7 4 (5.33%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.33%) EMC
8 3 (4.00%) Isilon
8 3 (4.00%) Remedy
8 3 (4.00%) Veritas
8 3 (4.00%) Altiris
9 2 (2.67%) Nortel
9 2 (2.67%) 3PAR
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