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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 45 52 57
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 27 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.71% 2.50% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.68% 7.83% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 8
Average daily rate
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£256 £339 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.35% +44.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £184 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £453 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £313 £295
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.67 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.89% -16.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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
311 332 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.26% 31.98% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 145 82
Average daily rate £360 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 7
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.84 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.21% -19.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 April 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 27 April 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 53 (76.81%) ITIL
2 52 (75.36%) Windows
3 50 (72.46%) Microsoft
4 44 (63.77%) Active Directory
5 34 (49.28%) MCSE
6 33 (47.83%) Degree
7 32 (46.38%) MCITP
7 32 (46.38%) MCTS
8 28 (40.58%) Service Management
9 27 (39.13%) Customer Engagement
10 26 (37.68%) MCP
11 24 (34.78%) Security Cleared
12 22 (31.88%) DV Cleared
12 22 (31.88%) SQL
13 21 (30.43%) Windows 7
14 20 (28.99%) Configuration Management
15 18 (26.09%) DNS
15 18 (26.09%) SC Cleared
16 17 (24.64%) SharePoint
17 15 (21.74%) SLA
18 14 (20.29%) Symantec
19 13 (18.84%) Disaster Recovery
19 13 (18.84%) HP
19 13 (18.84%) SCOM
20 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
20 12 (17.39%) MS Visio
21 11 (15.94%) IIS
21 11 (15.94%) Clustering
21 11 (15.94%) SCCM
21 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 17 (24.64%) SharePoint
2 11 (15.94%) IIS
3 10 (14.49%) MS Exchange
4 8 (11.59%) Office Communications Server
5 7 (10.14%) IBM Notes
5 7 (10.14%) GroupWise
6 5 (7.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (7.25%) Lync
6 5 (7.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (4.35%) Documentum
7 3 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.90%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (17.39%) MS Visio
2 10 (14.49%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.90%) Office 365
2 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.09%) DNS
2 8 (11.59%) SAN
2 8 (11.59%) POP3
2 8 (11.59%) SMTP
2 8 (11.59%) DHCP
2 8 (11.59%) IMAP
3 5 (7.25%) PBX
4 3 (4.35%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.90%) PSTN
5 2 (2.90%) RTP
6 1 (1.45%) SSH
6 1 (1.45%) FTP
6 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.45%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
1 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.45%) MSI
General
1 4 (5.80%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.90%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (42.03%) Support Engineer
2 25 (36.23%) Field Engineer
3 14 (20.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 10 (14.49%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (10.14%) Server Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) Exchange Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) Consultant
9 5 (7.25%) Developer
9 5 (7.25%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
10 3 (4.35%) Architect
10 3 (4.35%) Desktop Support
10 3 (4.35%) Support Consultant
10 3 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
11 2 (2.90%) SQL DBA
11 2 (2.90%) IT Support Engineer
11 2 (2.90%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) .NET
2 5 (7.25%) XML
3 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.90%) Middleware
5 1 (1.45%) JSP
5 1 (1.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Clustering
2 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.70%) Replication
4 5 (7.25%) Private Cloud
5 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.90%) PKI
7 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 52 (75.36%) Windows
2 21 (30.43%) Windows 7
3 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (11.59%) Windows XP
6 5 (7.25%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.90%) Linux
9 1 (1.45%) UNIX
9 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (76.81%) ITIL
2 28 (40.58%) Service Management
3 27 (39.13%) Customer Engagement
4 20 (28.99%) Configuration Management
5 13 (18.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (11.59%) Network Management
7 7 (10.14%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (8.70%) Migration
9 4 (5.80%) Problem Management
10 3 (4.35%) Kanban
10 3 (4.35%) Scrum
10 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (4.35%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (4.35%) Validation
10 3 (4.35%) CMMI
10 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
10 3 (4.35%) Project Management
10 3 (4.35%) Mentoring
10 3 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (4.35%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.88%) SQL
2 8 (11.59%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.25%) VBScript
4 3 (4.35%) VB.NET
4 3 (4.35%) C
4 3 (4.35%) C#
5 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (49.28%) MCSE
2 33 (47.83%) Degree
3 32 (46.38%) MCTS
3 32 (46.38%) MCITP
4 26 (37.68%) MCP
5 24 (34.78%) Security Cleared
6 22 (31.88%) DV Cleared
7 18 (26.09%) SC Cleared
8 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (4.35%) MCSD
9 2 (2.90%) MCDBA
9 2 (2.90%) CCNA
9 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.45%) HNC
10 1 (1.45%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.74%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) JSP 440
System Software
1 44 (63.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (18.84%) SCOM
2 11 (15.94%) SCCM
3 5 (7.25%) WMI
3 5 (7.25%) SCSM
4 4 (5.80%) MOM
5 3 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.45%) Nagios
7 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 50 (72.46%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.29%) Symantec
3 13 (18.84%) HP
4 8 (11.59%) Lotus
5 7 (10.14%) Novell
5 7 (10.14%) VMware
6 5 (7.25%) Cisco
6 5 (7.25%) Avaya
7 3 (4.35%) EMC
7 3 (4.35%) Citrix
8 2 (2.90%) Nortel
8 2 (2.90%) Juniper
8 2 (2.90%) Oracle
9 1 (1.45%) Altiris
9 1 (1.45%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.45%) Isilon
9 1 (1.45%) Veritas
9 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.45%) Remedy
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago