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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 109 84 90
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 178 206 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.95% 2.20% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.00% 8.58% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 127 83
Median daily rate £375 £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £231 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 23
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +36.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £15.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £40.00 £17.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +16.66%
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
2543 2400 2523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.83% 25.67% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1516 1330 1245
Median daily rate £403 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 120 104
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.55 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +30.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.91 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 30 May 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
Berkshire -3 52 £375 -5.66% 9
Surrey -7 34 £350 +22.80% 8
Hampshire -42 34 £405 +21.80% 16
West Sussex -17 21 £408 +48.18% 4
Buckinghamshire +7 15 £425 +36.54% 6
Oxfordshire +11 13 £305 +1.66% 6
Kent -9 3 £217 -14.90% 2
Middlesex -3 2 £225 -
East Sussex +1 1 - - 3
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 259 (75.95%) Microsoft
2 226 (66.28%) Windows
3 182 (53.37%) MCSE
4 167 (48.97%) Active Directory
5 127 (37.24%) Windows Server
6 126 (36.95%) MS Excel
7 115 (33.72%) VMware
8 103 (30.21%) ITIL
9 96 (28.15%) DNS
10 88 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 86 (25.22%) MCITP
12 77 (22.58%) PowerShell
13 75 (21.99%) MCSA
14 74 (21.70%) MCP
15 71 (20.82%) SQL
16 70 (20.53%) MS Office
17 69 (20.23%) HP
18 67 (19.65%) Windows Server 2012
19 66 (19.35%) SQL Server
20 64 (18.77%) Degree
21 61 (17.89%) Security Cleared
22 60 (17.60%) MCTS
23 59 (17.30%) DHCP
24 58 (17.01%) Cisco Certification
24 58 (17.01%) Linux
25 57 (16.72%) MS Exchange
26 55 (16.13%) Citrix
26 55 (16.13%) TCP/IP
27 51 (14.96%) Cisco
28 50 (14.66%) Microsoft Azure

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 57 (16.72%) MS Exchange
2 47 (13.78%) SharePoint
3 24 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (6.45%) IIS
5 14 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (3.52%) Skype for Business
7 8 (2.35%) OpenStack
8 7 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.29%) Apache
12 1 (0.29%) SAS
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 126 (36.95%) MS Excel
2 70 (20.53%) MS Office
3 8 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.76%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.29%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 50 (14.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (13.49%) Office 365
3 16 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (3.23%) IaaS
5 6 (1.76%) PaaS
6 4 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.59%) SaaS
8 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 96 (28.15%) DNS
2 59 (17.30%) DHCP
3 55 (16.13%) TCP/IP
4 40 (11.73%) Firewall
5 39 (11.44%) SAN
6 30 (8.80%) LAN
7 29 (8.50%) VPN
7 29 (8.50%) WAN
8 19 (5.57%) Skype
9 17 (4.99%) LDAP
10 16 (4.69%) IPsec
10 16 (4.69%) IPv6
11 15 (4.40%) HTTP
12 14 (4.11%) Kerberos
13 12 (3.52%) Internet
13 12 (3.52%) Software-Defined Networking
14 11 (3.23%) X.500
15 9 (2.64%) Ethernet
15 9 (2.64%) Fibre Channel
16 8 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (7.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 23 (6.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (4.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 13 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (3.52%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (2.93%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (1.47%) Big Data
11 5 (1.47%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.47%) PerformancePoint
11 5 (1.47%) QlikView
12 4 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.17%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.17%) OLAP
12 4 (1.17%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.88%) Datazen
Development Applications
1 17 (4.99%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.93%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.05%) Ant
3 7 (2.05%) Hudson
3 7 (2.05%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.05%) JIRA
3 7 (2.05%) Maven
3 7 (2.05%) Subversion
4 3 (0.88%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.59%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.59%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.59%) MSI
6 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (7.04%) Finance
2 15 (4.40%) German Language
3 12 (3.52%) Marketing
4 9 (2.64%) French Language
4 9 (2.64%) Military
5 7 (2.05%) Law
6 4 (1.17%) Advertising
6 4 (1.17%) Back Office
7 3 (0.88%) Banking
7 3 (0.88%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.59%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (0.59%) Retail
8 2 (0.59%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.29%) Billing
9 1 (0.29%) Electronics
9 1 (0.29%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (21.11%) Support Engineer
2 38 (11.14%) Analyst
3 34 (9.97%) Developer
4 25 (7.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (6.74%) Consultant
5 23 (6.74%) Field Engineer
5 23 (6.74%) Server Engineer
6 22 (6.45%) Architect
6 22 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
7 19 (5.57%) Active Directory Engineer
8 18 (5.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 18 (5.28%) 3rd Line Support
9 17 (4.99%) Desktop Support
10 16 (4.69%) Support Analyst
11 15 (4.40%) SQL Developer
12 14 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (4.11%) Administrator
13 13 (3.81%) Server Support
13 13 (3.81%) Technical Support
13 13 (3.81%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (14.37%) .NET
2 24 (7.04%) XML
3 22 (6.45%) ASP.NET
4 21 (6.16%) CSS
5 20 (5.87%) HTML
6 9 (2.64%) ADO.NET
7 6 (1.76%) Web Services
8 5 (1.47%) jQuery
8 5 (1.47%) ODBC
8 5 (1.47%) WCF
9 4 (1.17%) 802.1X
9 4 (1.17%) REST
10 3 (0.88%) Autofac
10 3 (0.88%) Castle Windsor
10 3 (0.88%) Entity Framework
10 3 (0.88%) FastCGI
10 3 (0.88%) LINQ
10 3 (0.88%) Unity DI Container
10 3 (0.88%) Windows Identity Foundation
10 3 (0.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.14%) Computer Science
2 30 (8.80%) PKI
3 26 (7.62%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.99%) Management Information System
5 16 (4.69%) Clustering
6 15 (4.40%) Driving Licence
7 14 (4.11%) Public Cloud
8 13 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (3.81%) Replication
9 7 (2.05%) Blackberry
9 7 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.76%) Smartcard
10 6 (1.76%) Statistics
11 5 (1.47%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.47%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.47%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.47%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.47%) Visualisation
12 4 (1.17%) NHS
13 3 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 226 (66.28%) Windows
2 127 (37.24%) Windows Server
3 67 (19.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 58 (17.01%) Linux
5 47 (13.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (11.73%) Windows 7
8 19 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (5.57%) Unix
9 9 (2.64%) Windows 10
10 8 (2.35%) VMS
11 6 (1.76%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.47%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.88%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.29%) Android
15 1 (0.29%) CentOS
15 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (30.21%) ITIL
2 49 (14.37%) Service Management
3 28 (8.21%) Customer Engagement
4 24 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (7.04%) Project Management
5 23 (6.74%) ITIL V3
6 22 (6.45%) Mentoring
6 22 (6.45%) Migration
6 22 (6.45%) Workflow
7 21 (6.16%) Service Delivery
8 20 (5.87%) CRM
9 19 (5.57%) Load Balancing
10 18 (5.28%) Configuration Management
10 18 (5.28%) Problem Management
11 17 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (4.40%) High Availability
12 15 (4.40%) Presales
13 14 (4.11%) Incident Management
14 13 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (3.52%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 77 (22.58%) PowerShell
2 71 (20.82%) SQL
3 35 (10.26%) VBScript
4 31 (9.09%) C#
5 28 (8.21%) JavaScript
6 20 (5.87%) T-SQL
7 19 (5.57%) Python
8 16 (4.69%) Ruby
9 15 (4.40%) VB
10 11 (3.23%) C
11 10 (2.93%) C++
12 6 (1.76%) Java
13 5 (1.47%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.47%) Perl
13 5 (1.47%) VBA
14 3 (0.88%) PHP
14 3 (0.88%) R
14 3 (0.88%) Scala
14 3 (0.88%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 182 (53.37%) MCSE
2 86 (25.22%) MCITP
3 75 (21.99%) MCSA
4 74 (21.70%) MCP
5 64 (18.77%) Degree
6 61 (17.89%) Security Cleared
7 60 (17.60%) MCTS
8 58 (17.01%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (11.73%) CCNA
10 38 (11.14%) SC Cleared
11 29 (8.50%) MCDST
12 27 (7.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 25 (7.33%) MCSD
14 17 (4.99%) DV Cleared
15 14 (4.11%) CCNP
16 11 (3.23%) ISTQB
16 11 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 10 (2.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 10 (2.93%) RHCSA
18 9 (2.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.45%) SLA
2 6 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.88%) QA
4 3 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 167 (48.97%) Active Directory
2 88 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (14.37%) Hyper-V
4 36 (10.56%) vSphere
5 27 (7.92%) XenApp
6 12 (3.52%) VMware ESX
7 11 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.35%) ISA Server
8 8 (2.35%) Terminal Server
9 7 (2.05%) Docker
10 6 (1.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (1.76%) UAG
11 5 (1.47%) BitLocker
11 5 (1.47%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.47%) XenServer
12 4 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.29%) Postfix
14 1 (0.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 47 (13.78%) SCCM
2 36 (10.56%) WSUS
3 29 (8.50%) NetBackup
4 22 (6.45%) SCOM
5 18 (5.28%) Backup Exec
5 18 (5.28%) McAfee ePO
6 16 (4.69%) Puppet
7 11 (3.23%) Ansible
7 11 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (2.05%) SCVMM
9 5 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (1.47%) Nagios
9 5 (1.47%) WMI
10 4 (1.17%) Sysprep
10 4 (1.17%) Windows Intune
11 3 (0.88%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.88%) vMotion
Vendors
1 259 (75.95%) Microsoft
2 115 (33.72%) VMware
3 69 (20.23%) HP
4 55 (16.13%) Citrix
5 51 (14.96%) Cisco
6 21 (6.16%) Red Hat
7 19 (5.57%) Dell
7 19 (5.57%) NetApp
8 18 (5.28%) Intel Security
9 16 (4.69%) Remedy
10 14 (4.11%) IBM
11 13 (3.81%) Oracle
12 9 (2.64%) EMC
12 9 (2.64%) Hitachi
12 9 (2.64%) Intel
13 8 (2.35%) 3PAR
13 8 (2.35%) CommVault
13 8 (2.35%) Symantec
14 7 (2.05%) Juniper
14 7 (2.05%) Splunk
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