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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 54 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 20 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.16% 2.33% 3.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.07% 7.19% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 18
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £363 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £301
% change year-on-year
+14.43% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% +42.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.88 £17.29
% change year-on-year
+13.38% -8.18%
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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
283 292 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.50% 32.41% 25.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 134 108
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 5
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -44.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 39 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 37 (77.08%) Windows
3 30 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 28 (58.33%) MCSE
4 28 (58.33%) ITIL
5 26 (54.17%) Windows 7
6 25 (52.08%) Security Cleared
7 24 (50.00%) DV Cleared
8 23 (47.92%) MCP
9 17 (35.42%) Symantec
9 17 (35.42%) Configuration Management
9 17 (35.42%) SLA
10 15 (31.25%) MS Visio
10 15 (31.25%) HP
11 14 (29.17%) MCTS
11 14 (29.17%) SQL
12 13 (27.08%) MS Excel
12 13 (27.08%) MCITP
12 13 (27.08%) SC Cleared
13 12 (25.00%) Degree
14 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (16.67%) Windows XP
15 8 (16.67%) SCCM
15 8 (16.67%) Validation
16 7 (14.58%) Service Management
16 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (14.58%) Customer Engagement
16 7 (14.58%) MS Office
16 7 (14.58%) MS Exchange

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (10.42%) Office Communications Server
3 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.25%) Lync
4 3 (6.25%) IIS
5 2 (4.17%) IBM Notes
5 2 (4.17%) GroupWise
6 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (31.25%) MS Visio
2 13 (27.08%) MS Excel
3 7 (14.58%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) Office 365
3 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
1 5 (10.42%) Firewall
2 4 (8.33%) DNS
3 3 (6.25%) PBX
3 3 (6.25%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.17%) Skype
4 2 (4.17%) POP3
4 2 (4.17%) SMTP
4 2 (4.17%) DHCP
4 2 (4.17%) SAN
4 2 (4.17%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Dutch Language
3 2 (4.17%) French Language
3 2 (4.17%) German Language
4 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Support Engineer
2 17 (35.42%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (31.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Field Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) Escalation Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.17%) DBA
7 2 (4.17%) Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.17%) Developer
7 2 (4.17%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.08%) HTML5
3 1 (2.08%) CSS3
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.08%) CSS
3 1 (2.08%) JSP
3 1 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 6 (12.50%) Replication
3 5 (10.42%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (8.33%) Clustering
5 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (77.08%) Windows
2 26 (54.17%) Windows 7
3 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (10.42%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (10.42%) Windows 2000
7 3 (6.25%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (58.33%) ITIL
2 17 (35.42%) Configuration Management
3 8 (16.67%) Validation
4 7 (14.58%) Service Management
4 7 (14.58%) Customer Engagement
5 5 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (10.42%) Migration
6 3 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (6.25%) Project Management
6 3 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.25%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.17%) Server Building
7 2 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.17%) Network Management
7 2 (4.17%) Kanban
7 2 (4.17%) CMMI
7 2 (4.17%) Scrum
7 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) C
3 2 (4.17%) C#
3 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
3 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (58.33%) MCSE
2 25 (52.08%) Security Cleared
3 24 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 23 (47.92%) MCP
5 14 (29.17%) MCTS
6 13 (27.08%) MCITP
6 13 (27.08%) SC Cleared
7 12 (25.00%) Degree
8 4 (8.33%) MCSD
9 3 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (6.25%) MCDST
10 2 (4.17%) MCDBA
11 1 (2.08%) CCNA
11 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (35.42%) SLA
2 5 (10.42%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.08%) JSP 440
System Software
1 30 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) SCOM
3 2 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 17 (35.42%) Symantec
3 15 (31.25%) HP
4 5 (10.42%) VMware
5 3 (6.25%) Cisco
5 3 (6.25%) Avaya
6 2 (4.17%) Juniper
6 2 (4.17%) Novell
6 2 (4.17%) Lotus
6 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle
7 1 (2.08%) Citrix
7 1 (2.08%) LANDesk
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