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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 40 32 56
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 36 42 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.65% 4.79% 2.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.38% 15.33% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 8
Average daily rate £400 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £139 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £55.65 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +256.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
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
269 274 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.31% 31.28% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 137 109
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £139 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 10
Average hourly rate £55.60 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.38 £19.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 11 February 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 11 February 2016, 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 45 (72.58%) Windows
1 45 (72.58%) Microsoft
2 39 (62.90%) MCSE
3 31 (50.00%) ITIL
4 30 (48.39%) Active Directory
5 22 (35.48%) MS Excel
6 21 (33.87%) MS Office
6 21 (33.87%) Windows Server
7 19 (30.65%) MCITP
8 16 (25.81%) HP
8 16 (25.81%) SLA
9 15 (24.19%) SQL
9 15 (24.19%) MCP
10 12 (19.35%) VMware
10 12 (19.35%) Degree
10 12 (19.35%) Windows 7
11 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
11 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (17.74%) Service Management
11 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
11 11 (17.74%) Linux
11 11 (17.74%) DNS
11 11 (17.74%) CCNA
11 11 (17.74%) Citrix
11 11 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (16.13%) Configuration Management
12 10 (16.13%) MCDST
12 10 (16.13%) Office 365
13 9 (14.52%) Skype
13 9 (14.52%) MCTS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 9 (14.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.84%) IIS
3 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (35.48%) MS Excel
2 21 (33.87%) MS Office
3 8 (12.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.13%) Office 365
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) DNS
2 9 (14.52%) DHCP
2 9 (14.52%) Skype
3 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.68%) Firewall
5 4 (6.45%) Ethernet
5 4 (6.45%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (6.45%) SAN
6 3 (4.84%) LAN
6 3 (4.84%) WAN
7 2 (3.23%) Intranet
7 2 (3.23%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.23%) Network Security
8 1 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.61%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.61%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 8 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (8.06%) PerformancePoint
5 5 (8.06%) QlikView
6 4 (6.45%) OLAP
7 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.61%) Big Data
8 1 (1.61%) Datazen
8 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (12.90%) German Language
2 6 (9.68%) French Language
3 3 (4.84%) Dutch Language
4 2 (3.23%) Back Office
4 2 (3.23%) Finance
4 2 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (33.87%) Support Engineer
2 11 (17.74%) Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) Developer
3 9 (14.52%) Support Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) 1st Line Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (12.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Service Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Service Desk Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Service Desk Support
4 8 (12.90%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Linux Support
5 6 (9.68%) Linux Support Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Systems Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Senior Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) CSS
2 2 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.61%) ADO
3 1 (1.61%) ADO.NET
3 1 (1.61%) Autofac
3 1 (1.61%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (1.61%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.61%) ODBC
3 1 (1.61%) OLE
3 1 (1.61%) OLE DB
3 1 (1.61%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (1.61%) XML
3 1 (1.61%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Visualisation
3 3 (4.84%) Statistics
4 2 (3.23%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.23%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.23%) NHS
4 2 (3.23%) Replication
4 2 (3.23%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.61%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 45 (72.58%) Windows
2 21 (33.87%) Windows Server
3 12 (19.35%) Windows 7
4 11 (17.74%) Linux
4 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.45%) Unix
7 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.00%) ITIL
2 11 (17.74%) Service Management
3 10 (16.13%) Configuration Management
4 9 (14.52%) Customer Engagement
4 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (9.68%) Incident Management
7 5 (8.06%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.84%) Migration
8 3 (4.84%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.84%) Time Management
9 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.23%) CMMI
9 2 (3.23%) Data Analysis
9 2 (3.23%) Kanban
9 2 (3.23%) Line Management
9 2 (3.23%) Scrum
9 2 (3.23%) Server Building
9 2 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) SQL
2 7 (11.29%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.68%) T-SQL
4 5 (8.06%) VBA
5 3 (4.84%) C#
5 3 (4.84%) Python
5 3 (4.84%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.23%) AWK
6 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.23%) Perl
6 2 (3.23%) sed
6 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.61%) C
7 1 (1.61%) C++
7 1 (1.61%) Java
7 1 (1.61%) R
7 1 (1.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 39 (62.90%) MCSE
2 19 (30.65%) MCITP
3 15 (24.19%) MCP
4 12 (19.35%) Degree
5 11 (17.74%) CCNA
5 11 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
6 10 (16.13%) MCDST
7 9 (14.52%) MCTS
8 8 (12.90%) DV Cleared
9 6 (9.68%) HNC
9 6 (9.68%) MCSA
9 6 (9.68%) RHCSA
10 4 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (4.84%) MCSD
12 2 (3.23%) A+ Certification
12 2 (3.23%) CCA
12 2 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (3.23%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.81%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 30 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.68%) XenApp
4 5 (8.06%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.45%) Terminal Server
5 4 (6.45%) XenServer
6 3 (4.84%) BitLocker
7 2 (3.23%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) WSUS
2 4 (6.45%) Nagios
2 4 (6.45%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (4.84%) SCCM
4 2 (3.23%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (72.58%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.81%) HP
3 12 (19.35%) VMware
4 11 (17.74%) Citrix
5 7 (11.29%) Cisco
5 7 (11.29%) Remedy
6 6 (9.68%) Altiris
6 6 (9.68%) IBM
7 5 (8.06%) Tableau
8 4 (6.45%) Dell
8 4 (6.45%) Hitachi
8 4 (6.45%) Intel
9 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.61%) Oracle
10 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow
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