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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 34 37 69
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 35 46 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.03% 4.52% 2.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.73% 14.47% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +34.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £375 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +11.12%
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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
275 318 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.65% 31.27% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 141 114
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £221 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 1
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.78 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -36.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 47 (77.05%) Windows
2 35 (57.38%) Active Directory
3 34 (55.74%) MCSE
4 30 (49.18%) Microsoft
5 24 (39.34%) Degree
6 22 (36.07%) ITIL
7 21 (34.43%) MCTS
8 19 (31.15%) Security Cleared
9 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (26.23%) DNS
11 15 (24.59%) SQL
11 15 (24.59%) SQL Server
12 14 (22.95%) MS Exchange
12 14 (22.95%) Service Management
13 13 (21.31%) MCP
13 13 (21.31%) SC Cleared
13 13 (21.31%) MCITP
14 12 (19.67%) DV Cleared
14 12 (19.67%) Windows 7
15 11 (18.03%) Customer Engagement
15 11 (18.03%) Linux
15 11 (18.03%) DHCP
15 11 (18.03%) HP
16 10 (16.39%) IIS
16 10 (16.39%) Clustering
17 9 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
17 9 (14.75%) Firewall
17 9 (14.75%) Migration
17 9 (14.75%) CCA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (22.95%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.39%) IIS
3 8 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.92%) Lync
7 2 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.64%) GroupWise
8 1 (1.64%) ArcGIS
8 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.84%) MS Visio
3 4 (6.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.23%) DNS
2 11 (18.03%) DHCP
3 9 (14.75%) Firewall
4 8 (13.11%) Internet
5 6 (9.84%) VPN
5 6 (9.84%) HTTP
5 6 (9.84%) LAN
5 6 (9.84%) WAN
6 4 (6.56%) SAN
7 3 (4.92%) DMZ
7 3 (4.92%) VoIP
8 2 (3.28%) POP3
8 2 (3.28%) FTP
8 2 (3.28%) HTTPS
8 2 (3.28%) IMAP
9 1 (1.64%) Network Security
9 1 (1.64%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.64%) SSL
9 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (13.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (9.84%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.92%) EDRMS
5 3 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.92%) MySQL
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.64%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.64%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.64%) Publishing
1 1 (1.64%) Military
1 1 (1.64%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Support Engineer
2 9 (14.75%) Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Support Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (9.84%) Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Technical Support
6 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Security Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Technical Support Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) SQL DBA
7 4 (6.56%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (6.56%) DBA
7 4 (6.56%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Active Directory Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Linux Support Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Linux Support
8 3 (4.92%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) XML
2 6 (9.84%) .NET
3 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.28%) CSS
4 2 (3.28%) HTML
4 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.28%) WCF
5 1 (1.64%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.64%) LINQ
5 1 (1.64%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.64%) Ajax
5 1 (1.64%) FastCGI
5 1 (1.64%) REST
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 1 (1.64%) Middleware
5 1 (1.64%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.64%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.64%) XSD
5 1 (1.64%) XSLT
5 1 (1.64%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Clustering
2 7 (11.48%) Replication
3 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.20%) Fat Client
4 5 (8.20%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.64%) Blog
6 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 47 (77.05%) Windows
2 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (19.67%) Windows 7
4 11 (18.03%) Linux
5 6 (9.84%) UNIX
6 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.92%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.64%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) ITIL
2 14 (22.95%) Service Management
3 11 (18.03%) Customer Engagement
4 9 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (14.75%) Migration
5 6 (9.84%) Workflow
5 6 (9.84%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.56%) Performance Management
7 3 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.92%) Time Management
7 3 (4.92%) Web Development
7 3 (4.92%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.92%) Software Deployment
7 3 (4.92%) Mentoring
7 3 (4.92%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.28%) Performance Analysis
9 1 (1.64%) Network Management
9 1 (1.64%) Requirements Management
9 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) C
2 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.20%) Bourne shell
3 5 (8.20%) Korn
3 5 (8.20%) Perl
3 5 (8.20%) VB
4 3 (4.92%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.92%) C#
4 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.28%) C++
5 2 (3.28%) Java
5 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.64%) Ruby
6 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.64%) VBA
6 1 (1.64%) VBScript
6 1 (1.64%) PHP
6 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (55.74%) MCSE
2 24 (39.34%) Degree
3 21 (34.43%) MCTS
4 19 (31.15%) Security Cleared
5 13 (21.31%) MCP
5 13 (21.31%) SC Cleared
5 13 (21.31%) MCITP
6 12 (19.67%) DV Cleared
7 9 (14.75%) CCA
7 9 (14.75%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (13.11%) HNC
9 6 (9.84%) CCNA
9 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (8.20%) MCSA
11 4 (6.56%) MCSD
12 3 (4.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (3.28%) MCPD
14 1 (1.64%) VCP4
14 1 (1.64%) MCDST
14 1 (1.64%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (57.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.20%) NFS
4 3 (4.92%) vSphere
4 3 (4.92%) KVM
5 2 (3.28%) XenApp
6 1 (1.64%) XenServer
6 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.64%) vCloud
6 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) NetBackup
2 5 (8.20%) SCCM
2 5 (8.20%) SCOM
2 5 (8.20%) Nagios
3 3 (4.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.28%) WSUS
5 1 (1.64%) WMI
5 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 30 (49.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.03%) HP
3 7 (11.48%) VMware
3 7 (11.48%) Citrix
4 6 (9.84%) Symantec
5 5 (8.20%) Isilon
5 5 (8.20%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.20%) EMC
6 4 (6.56%) Cisco
7 1 (1.64%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.64%) Remedy
7 1 (1.64%) Altiris
7 1 (1.64%) ESRI
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle
7 1 (1.64%) Novell
7 1 (1.64%) Lotus
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