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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 34 28 68
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +40
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 33 73 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.64% 6.54% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.09% 20.86% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 62 12
Average daily rate
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£313 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £15.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.13 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+5.78% -19.03%
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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
273 350 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.13% 31.33% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 172 81
Average daily rate £375 £400 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £235 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 6
Average hourly rate £27.83 £15.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.49% -23.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 56 (81.16%) Windows
2 43 (62.32%) MCSE
3 36 (52.17%) ITIL
4 34 (49.28%) Active Directory
5 32 (46.38%) Microsoft
6 31 (44.93%) Security Cleared
7 28 (40.58%) MCTS
8 23 (33.33%) MCP
8 23 (33.33%) SC Cleared
9 22 (31.88%) Degree
10 21 (30.43%) DV Cleared
10 21 (30.43%) Windows 7
11 20 (28.99%) HP
11 20 (28.99%) Service Management
12 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (26.09%) SLA
12 18 (26.09%) DNS
12 18 (26.09%) SQL
12 18 (26.09%) Customer Engagement
13 17 (24.64%) MCITP
14 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (20.29%) Clustering
15 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
16 13 (18.84%) DHCP
16 13 (18.84%) Configuration Management
17 12 (17.39%) HNC
17 12 (17.39%) Linux
18 11 (15.94%) SCOM
19 10 (14.49%) Symantec
19 10 (14.49%) MS Visio

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 10 (14.49%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.04%) IIS
3 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.80%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (5.80%) Lync
5 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.35%) GroupWise
5 3 (4.35%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.45%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.45%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 10 (14.49%) MS Visio
2 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
3 6 (8.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Office 365
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.09%) DNS
2 13 (18.84%) DHCP
3 10 (14.49%) SAN
4 4 (5.80%) POP3
4 4 (5.80%) Firewall
4 4 (5.80%) Internet
4 4 (5.80%) IMAP
5 3 (4.35%) DMZ
5 3 (4.35%) SMTP
5 3 (4.35%) FTP
6 2 (2.90%) HTTP
6 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.90%) SSH
7 1 (1.45%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.45%) RTP
7 1 (1.45%) LAN
7 1 (1.45%) PBX
7 1 (1.45%) PSTN
7 1 (1.45%) VoIP
7 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) SQL Server 2000
2 9 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.70%) EDRMS
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Fiddler
1 1 (1.45%) MSI
1 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (37.68%) Support Engineer
2 12 (17.39%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (15.94%) Analyst
3 11 (15.94%) Field Engineer
3 11 (15.94%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (14.49%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Linux Support
5 6 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Linux Support Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Support Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Technical Support
6 5 (7.25%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.25%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Security Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) XML
2 6 (8.70%) .NET
3 4 (5.80%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.45%) REST
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 1 (1.45%) FastCGI
5 1 (1.45%) WCF
5 1 (1.45%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.45%) LINQ
5 1 (1.45%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.45%) Ajax
5 1 (1.45%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.45%) HTML
5 1 (1.45%) CSS
5 1 (1.45%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Clustering
2 6 (8.70%) Thin Client
2 6 (8.70%) Fat Client
2 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.80%) Replication
4 1 (1.45%) Blog
4 1 (1.45%) PKI
4 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 56 (81.16%) Windows
2 21 (30.43%) Windows 7
3 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (17.39%) Linux
6 9 (13.04%) UNIX
7 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.35%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.17%) ITIL
2 20 (28.99%) Service Management
3 18 (26.09%) Customer Engagement
4 13 (18.84%) Configuration Management
5 6 (8.70%) Migration
5 6 (8.70%) Performance Management
5 6 (8.70%) Load Balancing
6 5 (7.25%) Time Management
6 5 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.25%) Workflow
7 4 (5.80%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.35%) Software Deployment
8 3 (4.35%) Network Management
8 3 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.35%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.35%) Change Management
9 2 (2.90%) Web Development
10 1 (1.45%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.45%) Performance Analysis
10 1 (1.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.09%) SQL
2 8 (11.59%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.70%) VB
3 6 (8.70%) Perl
3 6 (8.70%) C
3 6 (8.70%) Korn
3 6 (8.70%) Bourne shell
4 4 (5.80%) VBScript
5 3 (4.35%) C#
6 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.90%) VBA
7 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.45%) Ruby
7 1 (1.45%) C++
7 1 (1.45%) Java
7 1 (1.45%) PHP
7 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 43 (62.32%) MCSE
2 31 (44.93%) Security Cleared
3 28 (40.58%) MCTS
4 23 (33.33%) MCP
4 23 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 22 (31.88%) Degree
6 21 (30.43%) DV Cleared
7 17 (24.64%) MCITP
8 12 (17.39%) HNC
9 10 (14.49%) CCA
9 10 (14.49%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (4.35%) RHCSA
10 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (4.35%) CCNA
11 2 (2.90%) MCSA
11 2 (2.90%) MCSD
12 1 (1.45%) MCPD
12 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (26.09%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (49.28%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.70%) NFS
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.90%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) SCOM
2 9 (13.04%) Nagios
2 9 (13.04%) NetBackup
3 8 (11.59%) SCCM
4 4 (5.80%) WMI
4 4 (5.80%) SCSM
5 3 (4.35%) MOM
6 1 (1.45%) WSUS
6 1 (1.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 32 (46.38%) Microsoft
2 20 (28.99%) HP
3 10 (14.49%) Symantec
3 10 (14.49%) Citrix
4 9 (13.04%) Red Hat
5 8 (11.59%) Isilon
6 6 (8.70%) EMC
7 4 (5.80%) VMware
8 3 (4.35%) Remedy
8 3 (4.35%) Altiris
8 3 (4.35%) Novell
8 3 (4.35%) Veritas
8 3 (4.35%) Lotus
9 2 (2.90%) Cisco
9 2 (2.90%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.45%) Avaya
10 1 (1.45%) Nortel
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