The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 July 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 140 106 87
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 131 183 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.48% 1.91% 2.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.47% 7.35% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 110 95
Median daily rate £328 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.65% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £240 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £301
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 25 22
Median hourly rate £21.33 £18.50 £15.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% +16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £15.50 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.62 £21.55 £19.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £18.00 £15.81
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +13.83%
Microsoft Certification
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2394 2489 2396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.98% 26.02% 26.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1418 1463 1174
Median daily rate £400 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 110 86
Median hourly rate £40.50 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.93% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.30 £14.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South East region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South East region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +8 36 £338 -3.57% 17
Berkshire -15 25 £363 -3.33% 12
Hampshire -43 24 £340 -6.34% 19
Buckinghamshire +16 14 £303 -2.81% 5
Oxfordshire +14 14 £300 - 2
West Sussex -6 9 £365 +65.90% 1
Kent +3 3 £120 -62.64% 4
East Sussex +6 1 - - 1
Home Counties - 1 £285 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 247 (75.77%) Microsoft
2 223 (68.40%) Windows
3 182 (55.83%) MCSE
4 154 (47.24%) Active Directory
5 115 (35.28%) ITIL
6 111 (34.05%) MS Excel
6 111 (34.05%) Windows Server
7 105 (32.21%) VMware
8 96 (29.45%) DNS
9 76 (23.31%) PowerShell
10 74 (22.70%) MCITP
11 70 (21.47%) VMware Infrastructure
12 68 (20.86%) MCP
12 68 (20.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 66 (20.25%) MS Office
14 65 (19.94%) Security Cleared
15 64 (19.63%) MCSA
16 63 (19.33%) Degree
17 61 (18.71%) SQL
18 59 (18.10%) DHCP
19 56 (17.18%) HP
19 56 (17.18%) Citrix
19 56 (17.18%) MS Exchange
20 52 (15.95%) MCTS
21 51 (15.64%) SCCM
21 51 (15.64%) TCP/IP
21 51 (15.64%) Office 365
22 50 (15.34%) Linux
23 47 (14.42%) SQL Server
24 46 (14.11%) Cisco

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 56 (17.18%) MS Exchange
2 42 (12.88%) SharePoint
3 25 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (4.91%) IIS
5 12 (3.68%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.53%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.92%) Apache
9 3 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.31%) SAS
11 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 111 (34.05%) MS Excel
2 66 (20.25%) MS Office
3 12 (3.68%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.92%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (3.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.31%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.31%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 51 (15.64%) Office 365
2 43 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.29%) IaaS
4 11 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (3.07%) PaaS
6 5 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.23%) SaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 96 (29.45%) DNS
2 59 (18.10%) DHCP
3 51 (15.64%) TCP/IP
4 38 (11.66%) SAN
5 30 (9.20%) Firewall
6 28 (8.59%) LAN
6 28 (8.59%) VPN
7 27 (8.28%) WAN
8 17 (5.21%) HTTP
8 17 (5.21%) IPsec
8 17 (5.21%) IPv6
9 16 (4.91%) Internet
9 16 (4.91%) LDAP
10 13 (3.99%) Software-Defined Networking
11 12 (3.68%) Skype
12 10 (3.07%) Kerberos
13 8 (2.45%) X.500
14 7 (2.15%) Wireless
15 6 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (1.84%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (5.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (3.07%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (2.76%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (1.84%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.53%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.23%) Big Data
11 4 (1.23%) Power BI
12 3 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.92%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.92%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.61%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (4.29%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.07%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.53%) MSI
4 4 (1.23%) Ant
4 4 (1.23%) Hudson
4 4 (1.23%) InstallShield
4 4 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.23%) JIRA
4 4 (1.23%) Maven
4 4 (1.23%) Subversion
5 3 (0.92%) Fiddler
5 3 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.61%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.61%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (7.98%) Finance
2 13 (3.99%) Marketing
3 12 (3.68%) German Language
4 7 (2.15%) Law
5 6 (1.84%) Military
6 5 (1.53%) Banking
6 5 (1.53%) French Language
7 4 (1.23%) Retail
8 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.61%) Advertising
9 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.61%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.61%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.31%) Automotive
10 1 (0.31%) Back Office
10 1 (0.31%) Electronics
10 1 (0.31%) Games
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (17.48%) Support Engineer
2 47 (14.42%) Analyst
3 27 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 26 (7.98%) Consultant
5 25 (7.67%) Architect
6 23 (7.06%) Desktop Support
6 23 (7.06%) Server Engineer
7 22 (6.75%) Developer
8 20 (6.13%) 3rd Line Support
8 20 (6.13%) Field Engineer
8 20 (6.13%) Wintel Engineer
9 19 (5.83%) Support Analyst
10 17 (5.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 14 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 14 (4.29%) Active Directory Engineer
11 14 (4.29%) Administrator
12 13 (3.99%) Service Analyst
12 13 (3.99%) Service Desk Analyst
13 12 (3.68%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (13.80%) .NET
2 23 (7.06%) XML
3 20 (6.13%) ASP.NET
4 19 (5.83%) CSS
5 15 (4.60%) HTML
6 8 (2.45%) ADO.NET
6 8 (2.45%) Web Services
7 6 (1.84%) ODBC
8 5 (1.53%) WCF
9 4 (1.23%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.23%) 802.1X
9 4 (1.23%) Ajax
9 4 (1.23%) REST
10 3 (0.92%) FastCGI
10 3 (0.92%) LINQ
10 3 (0.92%) RSS
10 3 (0.92%) Windows Identity Foundation
10 3 (0.92%) WPF
11 2 (0.61%) Autofac
11 2 (0.61%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.04%) Computer Science
2 28 (8.59%) PKI
3 24 (7.36%) Data Centre
4 21 (6.44%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (4.29%) Clustering
6 14 (4.29%) Public Cloud
7 10 (3.07%) Driving Licence
7 10 (3.07%) Replication
8 9 (2.76%) Blackberry
9 7 (2.15%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.15%) Mathematics
9 7 (2.15%) Smartcard
10 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.92%) AS400
11 3 (0.92%) CMDB
11 3 (0.92%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.92%) Statistics
11 3 (0.92%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 223 (68.40%) Windows
2 111 (34.05%) Windows Server
3 68 (20.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (15.34%) Linux
5 46 (14.11%) Windows 7
6 44 (13.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (13.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (4.60%) Unix
9 9 (2.76%) Windows 10
10 7 (2.15%) Windows XP
11 6 (1.84%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.53%) VMS
13 4 (1.23%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.92%) CentOS
15 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.61%) Solaris
16 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (35.28%) ITIL
2 44 (13.50%) Service Management
3 32 (9.82%) Project Management
4 27 (8.28%) ITIL V3
5 26 (7.98%) Customer Engagement
6 23 (7.06%) Mentoring
7 21 (6.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (6.44%) Service Delivery
7 21 (6.44%) Workflow
8 20 (6.13%) Load Balancing
9 19 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (5.83%) Presales
9 19 (5.83%) Problem Management
10 18 (5.52%) Migration
11 16 (4.91%) CRM
12 15 (4.60%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (4.60%) High Availability
12 15 (4.60%) Process Improvement
13 12 (3.68%) Configuration Management
13 12 (3.68%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (23.31%) PowerShell
2 61 (18.71%) SQL
3 33 (10.12%) VBScript
4 29 (8.90%) C#
4 29 (8.90%) JavaScript
5 18 (5.52%) Python
6 16 (4.91%) T-SQL
7 14 (4.29%) Ruby
7 14 (4.29%) VB
8 13 (3.99%) C
9 11 (3.37%) C++
10 8 (2.45%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.45%) Perl
11 7 (2.15%) Java
12 5 (1.53%) PHP
13 3 (0.92%) R
14 2 (0.61%) Scala
14 2 (0.61%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 182 (55.83%) MCSE
2 74 (22.70%) MCITP
3 68 (20.86%) MCP
4 65 (19.94%) Security Cleared
5 64 (19.63%) MCSA
6 63 (19.33%) Degree
7 52 (15.95%) MCTS
8 43 (13.19%) Cisco Certification
8 43 (13.19%) SC Cleared
9 27 (8.28%) CCNA
10 26 (7.98%) MCDST
11 23 (7.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 21 (6.44%) MCSD
13 19 (5.83%) DV Cleared
14 12 (3.68%) CCNP
15 9 (2.76%) ISTQB
15 9 (2.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 8 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 7 (2.15%) A+ Certification
17 7 (2.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.98%) SLA
2 8 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.92%) QA
6 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.61%) JSP 440
System Software
1 154 (47.24%) Active Directory
2 70 (21.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (13.80%) Hyper-V
4 30 (9.20%) vSphere
5 27 (8.28%) XenApp
6 16 (4.91%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (3.99%) VMware ESX
8 10 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.15%) Firmware
10 6 (1.84%) ISA Server
10 6 (1.84%) Terminal Server
10 6 (1.84%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.53%) BitLocker
11 5 (1.53%) UAG
12 4 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (1.23%) Docker
12 4 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.61%) XenServer
14 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 51 (15.64%) SCCM
2 29 (8.90%) WSUS
3 24 (7.36%) SCOM
4 20 (6.13%) NetBackup
5 14 (4.29%) Backup Exec
5 14 (4.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 12 (3.68%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (3.37%) Ansible
7 11 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (3.37%) Puppet
8 8 (2.45%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (1.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (1.53%) SCVMM
9 5 (1.53%) WMI
10 4 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.92%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.61%) Perfmon
12 2 (0.61%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 247 (75.77%) Microsoft
2 105 (32.21%) VMware
3 56 (17.18%) Citrix
3 56 (17.18%) HP
4 46 (14.11%) Cisco
5 24 (7.36%) NetApp
6 18 (5.52%) Red Hat
7 16 (4.91%) Oracle
8 14 (4.29%) Dell
9 13 (3.99%) Intel Security
10 10 (3.07%) Juniper
10 10 (3.07%) Remedy
11 9 (2.76%) EMC
12 8 (2.45%) IBM
12 8 (2.45%) Symantec
13 7 (2.15%) 3PAR
13 7 (2.15%) CommVault
14 6 (1.84%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.84%) Intel
15 5 (1.53%) Avaya
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