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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 74 81 116
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +35
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 228 197 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.45% 2.24% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.76% 9.60% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 111 65
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£320 £351 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.83% +17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £207 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 18 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £26.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +11.12%
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
2337 2053 2332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.10% 23.38% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1220 1072 1064
Average daily rate £365 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 106 148
Average hourly rate £19.91 £17.43 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.24% -43.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -26.53%

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 2014. 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 +27 71 £348 -11.05% 22
Berkshire -8 47 £375 -11.76% 18
Buckinghamshire -4 25 £300 +71.42% 6
Surrey -6 24 £300 -7.69% 26
West Sussex +6 19 £220 -45.00% 5
East Sussex +1 17 £130 -54.82% 1
Kent -6 13 £255 -7.27% 3
Oxfordshire -13 9 £288 -19.86% 15
Isle of Wight - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 2
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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.

1 307 (72.41%) Windows
2 285 (67.22%) Microsoft
3 250 (58.96%) MCSE
4 224 (52.83%) Active Directory
5 158 (37.26%) ITIL
6 131 (30.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 126 (29.72%) MS Exchange
8 113 (26.65%) MS Excel
9 109 (25.71%) Security Cleared
10 108 (25.47%) VMware
11 105 (24.76%) MCP
12 100 (23.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 95 (22.41%) MCITP
14 87 (20.52%) Cisco Certification
15 78 (18.40%) SC Cleared
16 77 (18.16%) HP
16 77 (18.16%) SQL
17 71 (16.75%) Cisco
18 70 (16.51%) MS Office
19 66 (15.57%) Citrix
19 66 (15.57%) Firewall
20 64 (15.09%) CCNA
20 64 (15.09%) SQL Server
21 63 (14.86%) Linux
22 62 (14.62%) SCCM
23 61 (14.39%) Degree
24 59 (13.92%) DNS
25 58 (13.68%) Windows 7
26 57 (13.44%) VMware Infrastructure
26 57 (13.44%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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
1 126 (29.72%) MS Exchange
2 48 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (9.67%) IIS
4 23 (5.42%) SharePoint
5 21 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 19 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (2.83%) Lync
9 11 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.42%) IBM Notes
12 6 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2000
14 3 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.71%) Documentum
14 3 (0.71%) ArcGIS
15 2 (0.47%) SAS
16 1 (0.24%) GroupWise
16 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 113 (26.65%) MS Excel
2 70 (16.51%) MS Office
3 17 (4.01%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.48%) Office 365
2 14 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.36%) IaaS
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 66 (15.57%) Firewall
2 59 (13.92%) DNS
3 53 (12.50%) SAN
4 49 (11.56%) DHCP
5 38 (8.96%) TCP/IP
6 34 (8.02%) WAN
7 31 (7.31%) LAN
8 23 (5.42%) VPN
9 20 (4.72%) Internet
10 19 (4.48%) VoIP
11 16 (3.77%) X.400
11 16 (3.77%) Wireless
12 15 (3.54%) X.500
12 15 (3.54%) MPLS
13 12 (2.83%) SMTP
13 12 (2.83%) NAS
14 11 (2.59%) Network Security
15 9 (2.12%) IP Telephony
15 9 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (1.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 35 (8.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.59%) SQL Server 2000
8 9 (2.12%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.42%) EDRMS
10 5 (1.18%) MySQL
10 5 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.47%) OLTP
14 1 (0.24%) MS Access
14 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
14 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (3.30%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.89%) MSI
3 3 (0.71%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.47%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.24%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 36 (8.49%) Finance
2 12 (2.83%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.18%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.18%) Military
3 5 (1.18%) Banking
4 2 (0.47%) Advertising
4 2 (0.47%) Publishing
4 2 (0.47%) Russian Language
4 2 (0.47%) Back Office
5 1 (0.24%) Electronics
5 1 (0.24%) Retail
5 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (17.92%) Analyst
2 65 (15.33%) Support Engineer
3 39 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 36 (8.49%) Support Analyst
5 32 (7.55%) Consultant
6 25 (5.90%) Administrator
7 16 (3.77%) Messaging Engineer
8 15 (3.54%) Security Analyst
9 14 (3.30%) Service Analyst
9 14 (3.30%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (3.30%) 1st Line Support
10 13 (3.07%) Systems Engineer
10 13 (3.07%) Architect
10 13 (3.07%) Desktop Support
10 13 (3.07%) Technical Leader
10 13 (3.07%) Wintel Engineer
11 12 (2.83%) Microsoft Consultant
11 12 (2.83%) Server Engineer
11 12 (2.83%) Developer
11 12 (2.83%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (11.79%) .NET
2 47 (11.08%) HTML
3 39 (9.20%) ASP.NET
4 31 (7.31%) XML
5 23 (5.42%) JSP
6 14 (3.30%) CSS
7 13 (3.07%) Software Packaging
8 10 (2.36%) WSDL
9 6 (1.42%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.18%) Web Services
11 4 (0.94%) Classic ASP
11 4 (0.94%) Middleware
11 4 (0.94%) WinForms
11 4 (0.94%) XSLT
11 4 (0.94%) Application Packaging
12 3 (0.71%) WAP
12 3 (0.71%) WCF
13 2 (0.47%) LINQ
13 2 (0.47%) jQuery
13 2 (0.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.25%) Clustering
2 34 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (7.08%) Blackberry
4 17 (4.01%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.77%) PKI
6 11 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.12%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.12%) Thin Client
7 9 (2.12%) Replication
7 9 (2.12%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.65%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.18%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.94%) iPad
11 3 (0.71%) iPhone
11 3 (0.71%) CMDB
11 3 (0.71%) CLARiiON
12 2 (0.47%) Statistics
12 2 (0.47%) NHS
12 2 (0.47%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 307 (72.41%) Windows
2 131 (30.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 100 (23.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 63 (14.86%) Linux
5 58 (13.68%) Windows 7
6 57 (13.44%) UNIX
7 47 (11.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (9.43%) Windows XP
9 21 (4.95%) Windows 2000
10 16 (3.77%) Windows 2000 Server
11 15 (3.54%) Windows 8
12 14 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (2.83%) Windows NT
14 9 (2.12%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.24%) Android
17 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (37.26%) ITIL
2 31 (7.31%) Service Management
3 29 (6.84%) Validation
4 25 (5.90%) Migration
4 25 (5.90%) Incident Management
5 22 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (4.48%) Configuration Management
7 17 (4.01%) CRM
7 17 (4.01%) Service Delivery
7 17 (4.01%) Change Management
7 17 (4.01%) Project Management
8 16 (3.77%) Coaching
9 15 (3.54%) Mentoring
10 14 (3.30%) Test Scripting
11 13 (3.07%) Security Testing
11 13 (3.07%) Customer Engagement
11 13 (3.07%) Load Balancing
11 13 (3.07%) Workflow
12 10 (2.36%) Penetration Testing
12 10 (2.36%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 77 (18.16%) SQL
2 48 (11.32%) PowerShell
3 36 (8.49%) JavaScript
4 25 (5.90%) VBScript
5 21 (4.95%) C#
6 15 (3.54%) VB
7 12 (2.83%) C
8 11 (2.59%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.36%) Java
10 7 (1.65%) C++
11 5 (1.18%) Perl
11 5 (1.18%) Bourne shell
11 5 (1.18%) Korn
12 3 (0.71%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.47%) VBA
14 1 (0.24%) Python
14 1 (0.24%) Ruby
14 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 250 (58.96%) MCSE
2 109 (25.71%) Security Cleared
3 105 (24.76%) MCP
4 95 (22.41%) MCITP
5 87 (20.52%) Cisco Certification
6 78 (18.40%) SC Cleared
7 64 (15.09%) CCNA
8 61 (14.39%) Degree
9 56 (13.21%) MCTS
10 55 (12.97%) MCSA
11 40 (9.43%) DV Cleared
12 33 (7.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 28 (6.60%) ISTQB
14 26 (6.13%) MCDST
15 25 (5.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 20 (4.72%) CCNP
17 10 (2.36%) CCA
17 10 (2.36%) Citrix Certification
17 10 (2.36%) CISSP
17 10 (2.36%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (10.61%) SLA
2 4 (0.94%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.71%) BS7799
3 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.47%) QA
5 1 (0.24%) HL7
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 224 (52.83%) Active Directory
2 57 (13.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.37%) vSphere
4 21 (4.95%) VMware ESX
5 20 (4.72%) Hyper-V
6 17 (4.01%) ISA Server
7 15 (3.54%) UAG
8 14 (3.30%) Terminal Services
9 10 (2.36%) XenApp
10 9 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (1.42%) vCloud
13 5 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (1.18%) XenDesktop
13 5 (1.18%) NFS
13 5 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.94%) XenServer
15 3 (0.71%) Nmap
15 3 (0.71%) Xen
15 3 (0.71%) KVM
Systems Management
1 62 (14.62%) SCCM
2 31 (7.31%) SCOM
3 15 (3.54%) Backup Exec
4 13 (3.07%) Nessus
4 13 (3.07%) WSUS
5 9 (2.12%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (1.89%) BladeLogic
7 7 (1.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (1.65%) Nagios
8 5 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (1.18%) OVSD
8 5 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.71%) SAP Afaria
10 3 (0.71%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.71%) Sysprep
10 3 (0.71%) SCSM
Vendors
1 285 (67.22%) Microsoft
2 108 (25.47%) VMware
3 77 (18.16%) HP
4 71 (16.75%) Cisco
5 66 (15.57%) Citrix
6 26 (6.13%) Symantec
7 20 (4.72%) Red Hat
8 19 (4.48%) Oracle
9 15 (3.54%) McAfee
10 14 (3.30%) Intel
10 14 (3.30%) SolarWinds
11 13 (3.07%) EMC
12 10 (2.36%) Juniper
12 10 (2.36%) Apple
12 10 (2.36%) Qualys
13 9 (2.12%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.89%) Avaya
15 7 (1.65%) NetApp
15 7 (1.65%) ServiceNow
16 6 (1.42%) Lotus
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