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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 56 31 36
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 53 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.00% 5.20% 4.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.50% 19.20% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 35 25
Median daily rate £173 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £245 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.91% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +11.92%

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
200 276 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.61% 27.06% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 158 145
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 11
Median hourly rate £52.50 £55.65 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017, 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 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (50.00%) MCSE
3 5 (35.71%) MCSA
3 5 (35.71%) MS Office
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Degree
4 4 (28.57%) MCITP
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Replication
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (21.43%) MCP
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (21.43%) High Availability
5 3 (21.43%) Office 365
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (14.29%) JIRA

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 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (35.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Developer
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) DBA
2 3 (21.43%) SQL DBA
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server DBA
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.14%) Mac Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Management Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Replication
2 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (21.43%) High Availability
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (14.29%) Use Case
5 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.14%) MODAF
5 1 (7.14%) Presales
5 1 (7.14%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
1 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
2 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) MCSE
2 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 5 (35.71%) MCSA
3 4 (28.57%) MCITP
4 3 (21.43%) MCP
5 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (7.14%) CCNA
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (7.14%) MCDST
6 1 (7.14%) SANS
6 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Snow
4 1 (7.14%) VMware