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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 42 52 42
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 23 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.76% 2.36% 3.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.91% 7.03% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £290 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £313 £308
% change year-on-year
+9.60% +1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.55 £20.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -7.95%
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
232 313 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.88% 33.55% 26.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 134 111
Average daily rate £395 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 5 9
Average hourly rate £21.55 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 52 (82.54%) Microsoft
2 48 (76.19%) Windows
3 43 (68.25%) Active Directory
4 42 (66.67%) ITIL
5 35 (55.56%) MCSE
6 30 (47.62%) MCP
6 30 (47.62%) Security Cleared
6 30 (47.62%) Windows 7
7 29 (46.03%) DV Cleared
8 24 (38.10%) Configuration Management
9 20 (31.75%) Symantec
9 20 (31.75%) SLA
9 20 (31.75%) SQL
9 20 (31.75%) MCTS
9 20 (31.75%) MCITP
10 19 (30.16%) Degree
11 18 (28.57%) MS Visio
11 18 (28.57%) HP
12 17 (26.98%) SC Cleared
13 14 (22.22%) Service Management
13 14 (22.22%) SharePoint
13 14 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
14 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
15 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (17.46%) SCCM
15 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (15.87%) Windows XP
17 9 (14.29%) DNS
17 9 (14.29%) MS Exchange
17 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 9 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 7 (11.11%) Office Communications Server
4 6 (9.52%) IIS
5 5 (7.94%) IBM Notes
5 5 (7.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (7.94%) GroupWise
5 5 (7.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.76%) Lync
6 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (4.76%) Documentum
Applications
1 18 (28.57%) MS Visio
2 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Office 365
3 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.29%) DNS
2 6 (9.52%) IMAP
2 6 (9.52%) POP3
2 6 (9.52%) SMTP
3 5 (7.94%) SAN
4 3 (4.76%) Firewall
4 3 (4.76%) Unified Communications
4 3 (4.76%) DHCP
4 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.76%) PBX
5 1 (1.59%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (6.35%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.59%) French Language
4 1 (1.59%) German Language
4 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (46.03%) Support Engineer
2 20 (31.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 13 (20.63%) Field Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Developer
6 6 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Server Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Exchange Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Consultant
9 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support
9 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
10 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Specialist
10 2 (3.17%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
10 2 (3.17%) Security Architect
10 2 (3.17%) SQL DBA
10 2 (3.17%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) Middleware
3 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.59%) HTML5
3 1 (1.59%) CSS3
3 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.59%) CSS
3 1 (1.59%) JSP
3 1 (1.59%) Web Services
3 1 (1.59%) XML
3 1 (1.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.11%) Clustering
3 6 (9.52%) Replication
4 4 (6.35%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 48 (76.19%) Windows
2 30 (47.62%) Windows 7
3 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (15.87%) Windows XP
5 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.52%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (4.76%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (66.67%) ITIL
2 24 (38.10%) Configuration Management
3 14 (22.22%) Service Management
3 14 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
4 9 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (9.52%) Validation
5 6 (9.52%) Network Management
6 5 (7.94%) Migration
7 4 (6.35%) Problem Management
7 4 (6.35%) Patch Management
8 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.76%) Performance Engineering
8 3 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (4.76%) Project Management
9 2 (3.17%) CMMI
9 2 (3.17%) Scrum
9 2 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.75%) SQL
2 3 (4.76%) C
2 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
3 2 (3.17%) C#
3 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.59%) VBScript
4 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (55.56%) MCSE
2 30 (47.62%) MCP
2 30 (47.62%) Security Cleared
3 29 (46.03%) DV Cleared
4 20 (31.75%) MCTS
4 20 (31.75%) MCITP
5 19 (30.16%) Degree
6 17 (26.98%) SC Cleared
7 4 (6.35%) MCSD
8 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.17%) MCDST
9 2 (3.17%) MCDBA
10 1 (1.59%) CCNA
10 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (31.75%) SLA
2 3 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.59%) JSP 440
System Software
1 43 (68.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (17.46%) SCCM
2 8 (12.70%) SCOM
3 4 (6.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.59%) SCSM
5 1 (1.59%) WMI
5 1 (1.59%) MOM
Vendors
1 52 (82.54%) Microsoft
2 20 (31.75%) Symantec
3 18 (28.57%) HP
4 5 (7.94%) VMware
4 5 (7.94%) Novell
4 5 (7.94%) Lotus
5 3 (4.76%) EMC
5 3 (4.76%) Cisco
5 3 (4.76%) Avaya
6 2 (3.17%) Juniper
6 2 (3.17%) Oracle
6 2 (3.17%) Citrix
7 1 (1.59%) LANDesk
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