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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 144 120 73
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -47
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 106 164 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.37% 1.75% 2.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.36% 6.37% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 101 130
Median daily rate £350 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £275 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £574 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 21
Median hourly rate £23.19 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.95% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.39 £15.32 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £21.55 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.41
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.59%
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
1979 2575 2904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.55% 27.43% 29.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1221 1521 1433
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 143 135
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.90 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +91.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.85 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.89 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +54.92%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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
Hampshire +9 35 £328 -15.48% 10
Berkshire -20 18 £350 -14.21% 12
Surrey +10 17 £425 +28.78% 10
West Sussex +12 10 £463 +49.19% 2
Oxfordshire -13 9 £150 -54.54% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 7 £313 -13.19% 2
Kent - 7 £350 - 4
Middlesex -3 2 - -
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 159 (71.30%) Microsoft
2 144 (64.57%) Windows
3 108 (48.43%) MCSE
4 104 (46.64%) Active Directory
5 79 (35.43%) Windows Server
6 63 (28.25%) VMware
7 59 (26.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 57 (25.56%) ITIL
9 52 (23.32%) MCP
10 50 (22.42%) Cisco
11 45 (20.18%) Cisco Certification
12 44 (19.73%) Security Cleared
13 43 (19.28%) MS Excel
14 40 (17.94%) Windows Server 2008
15 38 (17.04%) SharePoint
15 38 (17.04%) DNS
16 36 (16.14%) MS Office
17 34 (15.25%) Windows 7
18 33 (14.80%) Windows Server 2003
19 32 (14.35%) MCSA
20 31 (13.90%) SQL Server
21 30 (13.45%) CCIE
21 30 (13.45%) MCITP
22 29 (13.00%) Office 365
22 29 (13.00%) SQL
23 27 (12.11%) PowerShell
23 27 (12.11%) MCTS
24 26 (11.66%) MPLS
25 25 (11.21%) MS Exchange
25 25 (11.21%) SCCM

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 38 (17.04%) SharePoint
2 25 (11.21%) MS Exchange
3 14 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.48%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.69%) IIS
7 3 (1.35%) Documentum
7 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.35%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.90%) Apache
8 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.45%) CMS
9 1 (0.45%) Drupal
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 43 (19.28%) MS Excel
2 36 (16.14%) MS Office
3 7 (3.14%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.69%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.90%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.45%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (10.76%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.45%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 29 (13.00%) Office 365
2 17 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.04%) IaaS
4 8 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (3.14%) PaaS
6 5 (2.24%) SaaS
7 2 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.90%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.90%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (17.04%) DNS
2 26 (11.66%) MPLS
3 19 (8.52%) SAN
4 18 (8.07%) DHCP
4 18 (8.07%) Network Security
5 14 (6.28%) Skype
5 14 (6.28%) TCP/IP
6 13 (5.83%) Kerberos
6 13 (5.83%) LDAP
6 13 (5.83%) X.500
7 11 (4.93%) Firewall
8 9 (4.04%) NAS
9 6 (2.69%) Internet
9 6 (2.69%) LAN
10 5 (2.24%) WAN
11 4 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (1.79%) SSL
11 4 (1.79%) VoIP
11 4 (1.79%) VPN
12 3 (1.35%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.90%) Big Data
7 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.90%) MySQL
7 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.45%) DB2
8 1 (0.45%) MS Access
8 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (2.24%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.90%) MSI
2 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.45%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.45%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.45%) TestDirector
General
1 21 (9.42%) Finance
2 16 (7.17%) Retail
3 6 (2.69%) German Language
4 5 (2.24%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.24%) Military
5 4 (1.79%) Marketing
5 4 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.35%) Automotive
7 2 (0.90%) Advertising
7 2 (0.90%) Banking
7 2 (0.90%) Local Government
8 1 (0.45%) Back Office
8 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (21.08%) Architect
2 28 (12.56%) Infrastructure Architect
3 20 (8.97%) Analyst
3 20 (8.97%) Cisco Architect
3 20 (8.97%) Network Infrastructure Architect
3 20 (8.97%) Windows Engineer
4 19 (8.52%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
5 18 (8.07%) Consultant
6 15 (6.73%) Developer
6 15 (6.73%) Network Security Architect
6 15 (6.73%) Security Architect
6 15 (6.73%) Support Engineer
7 13 (5.83%) Active Directory Engineer
7 13 (5.83%) Cisco Network Architect
7 13 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (4.93%) Desktop Support
8 11 (4.93%) Server Engineer
9 10 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (4.48%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.73%) .NET
2 9 (4.04%) CSS
2 9 (4.04%) HTML
3 8 (3.59%) XML
4 7 (3.14%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.69%) Web Services
6 4 (1.79%) jQuery
7 3 (1.35%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.35%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.90%) Handlebars
8 2 (0.90%) HTML5
8 2 (0.90%) JSON
8 2 (0.90%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.90%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.90%) ODBC
8 2 (0.90%) React
8 2 (0.90%) REST
8 2 (0.90%) Sass
8 2 (0.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.31%) PKI
2 17 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.62%) Replication
3 16 (7.17%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.04%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.14%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.14%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.69%) CMDB
7 5 (2.24%) Clustering
8 4 (1.79%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.35%) PMI
9 3 (1.35%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.35%) Smartcard
9 3 (1.35%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.90%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.90%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 144 (64.57%) Windows
2 79 (35.43%) Windows Server
3 59 (26.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (17.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (15.25%) Windows 7
6 33 (14.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (8.07%) Linux
8 16 (7.17%) Windows 10
9 11 (4.93%) Windows XP
10 6 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.69%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.24%) Solaris
11 5 (2.24%) Unix
12 2 (0.90%) CentOS
12 2 (0.90%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.90%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.90%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.45%) Android
13 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (25.56%) ITIL
2 17 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (7.62%) Migration
2 17 (7.62%) Project Management
2 17 (7.62%) Service Delivery
3 16 (7.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (6.28%) Network Design
5 13 (5.83%) Asset Management
6 11 (4.93%) High Availability
6 11 (4.93%) Server Building
7 10 (4.48%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.04%) Problem Management
9 8 (3.59%) Analytics
9 8 (3.59%) Change Management
9 8 (3.59%) PRINCE2
9 8 (3.59%) Validation
10 7 (3.14%) CRM
10 7 (3.14%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (2.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.00%) SQL
2 27 (12.11%) PowerShell
3 15 (6.73%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.48%) C#
5 8 (3.59%) Perl
6 7 (3.14%) Bash Shell
6 7 (3.14%) Python
6 7 (3.14%) T-SQL
6 7 (3.14%) VBScript
7 5 (2.24%) Ruby
8 4 (1.79%) Ada
8 4 (1.79%) Ada 83
8 4 (1.79%) Ada 95
9 3 (1.35%) ABAP
9 3 (1.35%) C++
9 3 (1.35%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.90%) C
10 2 (0.90%) Java
10 2 (0.90%) PHP
10 2 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 108 (48.43%) MCSE
2 52 (23.32%) MCP
3 45 (20.18%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (19.73%) Security Cleared
5 32 (14.35%) MCSA
6 30 (13.45%) CCIE
6 30 (13.45%) MCITP
7 27 (12.11%) MCTS
8 24 (10.76%) SC Cleared
9 23 (10.31%) Degree
10 15 (6.73%) CCNA
10 15 (6.73%) DV Cleared
11 13 (5.83%) CCNP
12 11 (4.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (4.04%) A+ Certification
13 9 (4.04%) MCDST
14 7 (3.14%) MCSD
14 7 (3.14%) VCP5
15 6 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (2.24%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.38%) SLA
2 4 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.35%) QA
4 2 (0.90%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.90%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 104 (46.64%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.28%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.48%) Firmware
6 7 (3.14%) vSphere
7 6 (2.69%) XenApp
8 3 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.90%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.90%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.90%) XenServer
10 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (11.21%) SCCM
2 12 (5.38%) SCOM
3 7 (3.14%) Nessus
4 6 (2.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (2.24%) Ansible
5 5 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.24%) Puppet
5 5 (2.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (1.35%) WSUS
8 2 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.90%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.45%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.45%) SCSM
9 1 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 159 (71.30%) Microsoft
2 63 (28.25%) VMware
3 50 (22.42%) Cisco
4 24 (10.76%) HP
5 19 (8.52%) Citrix
6 13 (5.83%) Oracle
7 10 (4.48%) NetApp
8 9 (4.04%) LANDesk
9 8 (3.59%) CheckPoint
10 7 (3.14%) Intel Security
10 7 (3.14%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.69%) Dell
11 6 (2.69%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.24%) Symantec
13 4 (1.79%) Altiris
13 4 (1.79%) EMC
13 4 (1.79%) SAP
13 4 (1.79%) Supermicro
14 3 (1.35%) Lotus
14 3 (1.35%) Tableau
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