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 3 May 2016 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 52 50
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 57 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.56% 2.69% 2.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.75% 8.58% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 11 9
Median daily rate £375 £263 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -28.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £204 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 2
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +46.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+42.20% -
Microsoft Certification
Berkshire

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
304 303 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.63% 31.33% 32.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 153 144
Median daily rate £400 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £230 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 4
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 74 (79.57%) Windows
2 73 (78.49%) Microsoft
3 49 (52.69%) MS Excel
4 44 (47.31%) MCSE
4 44 (47.31%) ITIL
5 43 (46.24%) Degree
6 41 (44.09%) MCITP
6 41 (44.09%) Windows Server
7 34 (36.56%) Active Directory
8 33 (35.48%) DNS
9 31 (33.33%) Service Management
10 30 (32.26%) Customer Engagement
11 29 (31.18%) MCTS
11 29 (31.18%) MS Office
12 28 (30.11%) SQL
13 23 (24.73%) Microsoft Azure
14 22 (23.66%) Linux
14 22 (23.66%) TCP/IP
14 22 (23.66%) DHCP
15 21 (22.58%) Hyper-V
16 19 (20.43%) PowerShell
17 17 (18.28%) HP
17 17 (18.28%) MCSA
17 17 (18.28%) MCP
17 17 (18.28%) SQL Server
17 17 (18.28%) .NET
18 16 (17.20%) Cisco Certification
19 15 (16.13%) CCNA
19 15 (16.13%) VMware
19 15 (16.13%) Firewall

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.68%) IIS
3 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 49 (52.69%) MS Excel
2 29 (31.18%) MS Office
3 5 (5.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (24.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (12.90%) Office 365
3 4 (4.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (35.48%) DNS
2 22 (23.66%) DHCP
2 22 (23.66%) TCP/IP
3 15 (16.13%) Firewall
4 14 (15.05%) VPN
5 12 (12.90%) Skype
6 11 (11.83%) HTTP
6 11 (11.83%) IPsec
6 11 (11.83%) IPv6
7 9 (9.68%) SAN
8 8 (8.60%) Ethernet
8 8 (8.60%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (8.60%) Software-Defined Networking
9 6 (6.45%) BGP
9 6 (6.45%) Wireless
10 5 (5.38%) Internet
11 4 (4.30%) Wireshark
12 3 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (3.23%) WiMAX
12 3 (3.23%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.28%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 14 (15.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 11 (11.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (5.38%) PerformancePoint
6 5 (5.38%) QlikView
7 4 (4.30%) Big Data
7 4 (4.30%) Hadoop
7 4 (4.30%) OLAP
8 3 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (3.23%) Datazen
9 2 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
9 2 (2.15%) Power BI
9 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.23%) Fiddler
3 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (9.68%) German Language
2 7 (7.53%) Marketing
3 5 (5.38%) French Language
4 3 (3.23%) Finance
5 2 (2.15%) Back Office
6 1 (1.08%) Law
6 1 (1.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (32.26%) Support Engineer
2 21 (22.58%) Field Engineer
3 10 (10.75%) Consultant
3 10 (10.75%) Developer
4 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Consultant
4 8 (8.60%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 7 (7.53%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (7.53%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (6.45%) Linux Support
6 6 (6.45%) Linux Support Engineer
6 6 (6.45%) Systems Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Technical Support
6 6 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Azure Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Senior Systems Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.28%) .NET
2 13 (13.98%) XML
3 12 (12.90%) CSS
4 7 (7.53%) ADO.NET
5 3 (3.23%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.23%) ADO
5 3 (3.23%) Ajax
5 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.23%) Autofac
5 3 (3.23%) Castle Windsor
5 3 (3.23%) LINQ
5 3 (3.23%) ODBC
5 3 (3.23%) OLE
5 3 (3.23%) OLE DB
5 3 (3.23%) REST
5 3 (3.23%) RSS
5 3 (3.23%) WCF
5 3 (3.23%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 3 (3.23%) WPF
5 3 (3.23%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.98%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.75%) Public Cloud
3 7 (7.53%) Clustering
4 5 (5.38%) PKI
5 4 (4.30%) Visualisation
6 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.23%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.23%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (3.23%) Statistics
7 2 (2.15%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.15%) NHS
7 2 (2.15%) Replication
7 2 (2.15%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.08%) BYOD
8 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 74 (79.57%) Windows
2 41 (44.09%) Windows Server
3 22 (23.66%) Linux
4 8 (8.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.45%) Ubuntu
6 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.38%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.30%) Unix
9 3 (3.23%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (47.31%) ITIL
2 31 (33.33%) Service Management
3 30 (32.26%) Customer Engagement
4 14 (15.05%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (12.90%) Mentoring
6 10 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (9.68%) Load Balancing
8 7 (7.53%) Presales
8 7 (7.53%) Process Improvement
8 7 (7.53%) Workflow
9 6 (6.45%) Incident Management
9 6 (6.45%) Software Testing
10 5 (5.38%) Data Cleansing
10 5 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (5.38%) High Availability
10 5 (5.38%) Problem Management
11 4 (4.30%) Data Modelling
12 3 (3.23%) Identity Management
12 3 (3.23%) MVC
12 3 (3.23%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.11%) SQL
2 19 (20.43%) PowerShell
3 15 (16.13%) T-SQL
4 14 (15.05%) C#
5 12 (12.90%) VBScript
6 9 (9.68%) C
6 9 (9.68%) C++
6 9 (9.68%) Python
7 6 (6.45%) Java
7 6 (6.45%) VB
8 5 (5.38%) VB.NET
8 5 (5.38%) VBA
9 4 (4.30%) Ruby
10 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
10 3 (3.23%) PHP
10 3 (3.23%) R
10 3 (3.23%) Scala
11 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.15%) Perl
11 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (47.31%) MCSE
2 43 (46.24%) Degree
3 41 (44.09%) MCITP
4 29 (31.18%) MCTS
5 17 (18.28%) MCP
5 17 (18.28%) MCSA
6 16 (17.20%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (16.13%) CCNA
8 13 (13.98%) MCSD
9 11 (11.83%) MCDST
10 9 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
12 6 (6.45%) HNC
12 6 (6.45%) RHCSA
13 5 (5.38%) DV Cleared
14 3 (3.23%) CISSP
15 2 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
16 1 (1.08%) CCENT
16 1 (1.08%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.83%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (36.56%) Active Directory
2 21 (22.58%) Hyper-V
3 12 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.45%) Terminal Server
5 5 (5.38%) BitLocker
5 5 (5.38%) UAG
5 5 (5.38%) XenApp
6 3 (3.23%) ISA Server
6 3 (3.23%) XenServer
7 2 (2.15%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (16.13%) WSUS
2 7 (7.53%) SCCM
2 7 (7.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (5.38%) SCOM
3 5 (5.38%) WMI
4 4 (4.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (4.30%) Nagios
4 4 (4.30%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.23%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.15%) Puppet
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 73 (78.49%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.28%) HP
3 15 (16.13%) VMware
4 12 (12.90%) Cisco
5 11 (11.83%) Citrix
6 10 (10.75%) IBM
7 9 (9.68%) Remedy
8 8 (8.60%) Dell
8 8 (8.60%) Hitachi
8 8 (8.60%) Intel
8 8 (8.60%) Red Hat
9 5 (5.38%) Tableau
10 4 (4.30%) Altiris
10 4 (4.30%) Oracle
11 1 (1.08%) F5
11 1 (1.08%) Juniper
11 1 (1.08%) NetScout
11 1 (1.08%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.08%) Symantec
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