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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 133 74 91
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 150 224 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.51% 2.43% 2.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.79% 9.79% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 108 107
Average daily rate
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£360 £310 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -5.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 17
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £14.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -8.57%
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
2591 2288 2057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.16% 24.84% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1556 1181 1063
Average daily rate £380 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 104 105
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.91 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.56% +10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -15 54 £363 +4.16% 9
Berkshire -17 26 £264 -29.66% 28
Surrey -7 19 £350 - 22
Oxfordshire -9 16 £180 -37.39% 10
West Sussex -21 14 £320 +45.45% 7
Buckinghamshire -25 10 £310 +3.33% 10
Kent -5 6 £406 +80.55% 6
East Sussex -8 4 £325 +150.00% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 265 (75.71%) Microsoft
2 247 (70.57%) Windows
3 193 (55.14%) MCSE
4 162 (46.29%) Active Directory
5 144 (41.14%) ITIL
6 111 (31.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 104 (29.71%) VMware
8 102 (29.14%) MS Exchange
9 96 (27.43%) MCITP
10 94 (26.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 91 (26.00%) MCSA
12 83 (23.71%) MS Excel
13 81 (23.14%) Security Cleared
14 78 (22.29%) Windows 7
14 78 (22.29%) Exchange Server 2010
15 77 (22.00%) HP
16 73 (20.86%) PowerShell
17 71 (20.29%) SQL
18 70 (20.00%) Cisco
19 69 (19.71%) Cisco Certification
19 69 (19.71%) VMware Infrastructure
20 63 (18.00%) SQL Server
21 59 (16.86%) SC Cleared
22 58 (16.57%) MCP
23 55 (15.71%) DNS
23 55 (15.71%) Exchange Server 2013
24 54 (15.43%) SCCM
25 52 (14.86%) Citrix
26 50 (14.29%) Firewall
27 49 (14.00%) CCNA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 102 (29.14%) MS Exchange
2 78 (22.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (15.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 36 (10.29%) Lync
5 31 (8.86%) SharePoint
5 31 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (6.57%) IIS
7 13 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.71%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.57%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.29%) SAS
12 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.29%) Node.js
12 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 83 (23.71%) MS Excel
2 41 (11.71%) MS Office
3 24 (6.86%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.86%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.86%) MS Project
6 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.86%) SAP CCM
2 3 (0.86%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 28 (8.00%) Office 365
2 15 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.86%) IaaS
4 3 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (15.71%) DNS
2 50 (14.29%) Firewall
3 47 (13.43%) LAN
4 34 (9.71%) WAN
5 32 (9.14%) TCP/IP
6 28 (8.00%) SAN
7 26 (7.43%) DHCP
8 21 (6.00%) VPN
9 13 (3.71%) MPLS
10 9 (2.57%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (2.57%) Wireless
10 9 (2.57%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (2.57%) Structured Cabling
10 9 (2.57%) Skype
11 8 (2.29%) VLAN
11 8 (2.29%) Internet
12 7 (2.00%) SMTP
12 7 (2.00%) WebEx
12 7 (2.00%) NetScaler
12 7 (2.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (6.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (5.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (2.00%) OLTP
8 7 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.43%) OLAP Cube
9 5 (1.43%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.43%) OLAP
10 3 (0.86%) DTS
10 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Power View
12 1 (0.29%) MySQL
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 9 (2.57%) Visual Studio
1 9 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.71%) Subversion
3 5 (1.43%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.14%) ClearQuest
4 4 (1.14%) JIRA
5 2 (0.57%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.29%) Ant
6 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.29%) Maven
6 1 (0.29%) Hudson
6 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (6.00%) Finance
2 6 (1.71%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.43%) French Language
4 3 (0.86%) Retail
4 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.57%) Advertising
5 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.57%) German Language
5 2 (0.57%) Japanese Language
5 2 (0.57%) Banking
5 2 (0.57%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.29%) Billing
6 1 (0.29%) Local Government
6 1 (0.29%) Marketing
6 1 (0.29%) Electronics
6 1 (0.29%) Automotive
6 1 (0.29%) Publishing
6 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 62 (17.71%) Support Engineer
2 45 (12.86%) Architect
3 37 (10.57%) Infrastructure Architect
4 34 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 26 (7.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 24 (6.86%) Developer
6 24 (6.86%) Analyst
7 22 (6.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 21 (6.00%) Consultant
9 18 (5.14%) Wintel Engineer
10 17 (4.86%) DBA
11 15 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
11 15 (4.29%) SQL DBA
12 13 (3.71%) Network Engineer
13 11 (3.14%) Server Engineer
13 11 (3.14%) Test Specialist
14 10 (2.86%) Network Support
14 10 (2.86%) Support Analyst
14 10 (2.86%) Administrator
15 9 (2.57%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (13.14%) HTML
2 40 (11.43%) .NET
3 29 (8.29%) ASP.NET
4 24 (6.86%) XML
5 19 (5.43%) JSP
6 9 (2.57%) Web Services
6 9 (2.57%) jQuery
7 8 (2.29%) CSS
8 5 (1.43%) WCF
9 4 (1.14%) SOAP
9 4 (1.14%) XHTML
10 3 (0.86%) Middleware
10 3 (0.86%) COM+
10 3 (0.86%) Ajax
10 3 (0.86%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.86%) Application Packaging
10 3 (0.86%) HTML5
10 3 (0.86%) Reactive Extensions
10 3 (0.86%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 2 (0.57%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.57%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.14%) Video Conferencing
4 15 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 15 (4.29%) Clustering
5 12 (3.43%) Client/Server
5 12 (3.43%) Replication
6 10 (2.86%) Blackberry
6 10 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.00%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.14%) NHS
8 4 (1.14%) Informatics
9 3 (0.86%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.86%) PKI
9 3 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.86%) Life Science
9 3 (0.86%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.57%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.57%) CMDB
10 2 (0.57%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 247 (70.57%) Windows
2 111 (31.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 94 (26.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 78 (22.29%) Windows 7
5 42 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (9.43%) Linux
7 27 (7.71%) UNIX
8 26 (7.43%) Windows XP
9 18 (5.14%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.29%) Windows Vista
11 7 (2.00%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.71%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.57%) VMS
14 2 (0.57%) Solaris
15 1 (0.29%) HPUX
15 1 (0.29%) Android
15 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (41.14%) ITIL
2 44 (12.57%) Migration
3 30 (8.57%) Configuration Management
4 20 (5.71%) High Availability
5 19 (5.43%) Project Management
5 19 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (5.14%) Network Design
6 18 (5.14%) Security Testing
7 16 (4.57%) Knowledge Management
7 16 (4.57%) CRM
7 16 (4.57%) ITIL V3
7 16 (4.57%) Capacity Planning
8 15 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (4.00%) Validation
9 14 (4.00%) Incident Management
10 13 (3.71%) Service Management
10 13 (3.71%) Patch Management
11 11 (3.14%) Business Continuity
11 11 (3.14%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 73 (20.86%) PowerShell
2 71 (20.29%) SQL
3 32 (9.14%) VBScript
4 28 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 15 (4.29%) C#
6 13 (3.71%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.43%) C
8 4 (1.14%) VB
9 3 (0.86%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.86%) Python
9 3 (0.86%) VB6
10 1 (0.29%) Ruby
10 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.29%) C++
10 1 (0.29%) Java
10 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 193 (55.14%) MCSE
2 96 (27.43%) MCITP
3 91 (26.00%) MCSA
4 81 (23.14%) Security Cleared
5 69 (19.71%) Cisco Certification
6 59 (16.86%) SC Cleared
7 58 (16.57%) MCP
8 49 (14.00%) CCNA
9 44 (12.57%) MCTS
10 33 (9.43%) DV Cleared
11 32 (9.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 31 (8.86%) Degree
13 21 (6.00%) CCNP
14 19 (5.43%) A+ Certification
14 19 (5.43%) ISTQB
15 16 (4.57%) Network+ Certification
15 16 (4.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 15 (4.29%) ISEB
17 11 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 9 (2.57%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (11.14%) SLA
2 5 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.57%) QA
3 2 (0.57%) HL7
3 2 (0.57%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 162 (46.29%) Active Directory
2 69 (19.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (10.57%) vSphere
4 29 (8.29%) XenApp
5 26 (7.43%) Hyper-V
6 14 (4.00%) VMware ESX
7 13 (3.71%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.71%) DFS Replication
9 6 (1.71%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.86%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.57%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.57%) Samba
12 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.57%) UAG
13 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.29%) XenServer
13 1 (0.29%) Novell eDirectory
13 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 54 (15.43%) SCCM
2 37 (10.57%) SCOM
3 11 (3.14%) WSUS
4 10 (2.86%) Backup Exec
5 9 (2.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (2.57%) vMotion
6 7 (2.00%) BMC PATROL
6 7 (2.00%) NetBackup
6 7 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (1.43%) Foglight
8 4 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.14%) SAP Afaria
9 3 (0.86%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.86%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.86%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.86%) Nagios
10 2 (0.57%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.57%) MOM
Vendors
1 265 (75.71%) Microsoft
2 104 (29.71%) VMware
3 77 (22.00%) HP
4 70 (20.00%) Cisco
5 52 (14.86%) Citrix
6 34 (9.71%) Intel
7 33 (9.43%) Symantec
8 18 (5.14%) CheckPoint
9 15 (4.29%) McAfee
10 13 (3.71%) SolarWinds
11 11 (3.14%) 3PAR
11 11 (3.14%) Dell
12 9 (2.57%) Oracle
13 8 (2.29%) NetApp
13 8 (2.29%) Polycom
14 7 (2.00%) Tandberg
14 7 (2.00%) SonicWALL
14 7 (2.00%) Aerohive Networks
14 7 (2.00%) QNAP
14 7 (2.00%) Juniper
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