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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 117 109 83
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 160 176 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.80% 1.87% 2.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.41% 7.54% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 94 89
Median daily rate £355 £363 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £245 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 24
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +35.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £15.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +20.96%
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
2495 2334 2499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.04% 24.80% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1314 1230
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 123 101
Median hourly rate £38.75 £21.55 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.81% +24.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.20 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +12.50%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +9 37 £375 +18.11% 18
Berkshire -5 36 £375 -5.66% 8
Hampshire -31 27 £348 -4.13% 10
West Sussex 0 19 £408 +139.70% 3
Buckinghamshire +11 18 £370 +5.71% 8
Oxfordshire +17 13 £315 +5.00% 6
Kent +4 3 £120 -52.94% 1
East Sussex +2 1 - -
Middlesex -5 1 £180 -
Home Counties - 1 £285 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 253 (74.85%) Microsoft
2 235 (69.53%) Windows
3 188 (55.62%) MCSE
4 156 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 118 (34.91%) Windows Server
6 117 (34.62%) MS Excel
7 111 (32.84%) VMware
8 110 (32.54%) ITIL
9 92 (27.22%) DNS
10 82 (24.26%) MCITP
11 80 (23.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 78 (23.08%) MS Office
13 75 (22.19%) PowerShell
14 73 (21.60%) MCSA
15 69 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
16 67 (19.82%) MCP
17 64 (18.93%) HP
18 63 (18.64%) Security Cleared
18 63 (18.64%) Degree
19 59 (17.46%) SQL
20 58 (17.16%) MS Exchange
21 57 (16.86%) DHCP
22 56 (16.57%) TCP/IP
23 54 (15.98%) Citrix
24 53 (15.68%) Linux
25 52 (15.38%) MCTS
26 51 (15.09%) SQL Server
26 51 (15.09%) Office 365
27 49 (14.50%) Windows Server 2003
28 48 (14.20%) Cisco Certification

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 58 (17.16%) MS Exchange
2 39 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 23 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (5.33%) IIS
5 16 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (3.25%) Skype for Business
7 8 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.07%) OpenStack
8 7 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.89%) Apache
11 3 (0.89%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.30%) SAS
13 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 117 (34.62%) MS Excel
2 78 (23.08%) MS Office
3 11 (3.25%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.18%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (4.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.30%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.30%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 51 (15.09%) Office 365
2 46 (13.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.14%) IaaS
4 10 (2.96%) PaaS
5 8 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.18%) SaaS
7 1 (0.30%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 92 (27.22%) DNS
2 57 (16.86%) DHCP
3 56 (16.57%) TCP/IP
4 38 (11.24%) SAN
5 33 (9.76%) Firewall
6 29 (8.58%) LAN
7 28 (8.28%) VPN
7 28 (8.28%) WAN
8 19 (5.62%) Skype
9 17 (5.03%) HTTP
9 17 (5.03%) IPsec
9 17 (5.03%) IPv6
10 16 (4.73%) LDAP
11 15 (4.44%) Internet
12 13 (3.85%) Software-Defined Networking
13 10 (2.96%) Kerberos
14 8 (2.37%) Ethernet
14 8 (2.37%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (2.37%) X.500
15 7 (2.07%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (5.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (5.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (3.25%) Azure SQL Database
6 11 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (2.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (1.78%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.48%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.18%) Big Data
11 4 (1.18%) Power BI
12 3 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.89%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.89%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.59%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (4.44%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.55%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.78%) Ant
3 6 (1.78%) Hudson
3 6 (1.78%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.78%) JIRA
3 6 (1.78%) Maven
3 6 (1.78%) Subversion
4 3 (0.89%) Fiddler
4 3 (0.89%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.89%) MSI
4 3 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.59%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.30%) TestDirector
General
1 27 (7.99%) Finance
2 16 (4.73%) German Language
3 13 (3.85%) Marketing
4 9 (2.66%) French Language
5 7 (2.07%) Law
5 7 (2.07%) Military
6 4 (1.18%) Banking
6 4 (1.18%) Retail
7 3 (0.89%) Advertising
8 2 (0.59%) Back Office
8 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.59%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (0.59%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (19.23%) Support Engineer
2 43 (12.72%) Analyst
3 26 (7.69%) Consultant
4 25 (7.40%) Developer
5 24 (7.10%) Architect
5 24 (7.10%) Server Engineer
6 23 (6.80%) Desktop Support
6 23 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (6.80%) Wintel Engineer
7 20 (5.92%) Field Engineer
8 19 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (5.33%) Support Analyst
10 16 (4.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 14 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (4.14%) Active Directory Engineer
11 14 (4.14%) Administrator
11 14 (4.14%) Server Support
11 14 (4.14%) Wintel Server Engineer
12 13 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (3.85%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (13.61%) .NET
2 23 (6.80%) XML
3 22 (6.51%) ASP.NET
3 22 (6.51%) CSS
4 17 (5.03%) HTML
5 8 (2.37%) ADO.NET
5 8 (2.37%) Web Services
6 6 (1.78%) ODBC
6 6 (1.78%) WCF
7 5 (1.48%) REST
8 4 (1.18%) 802.1X
8 4 (1.18%) Ajax
9 3 (0.89%) FastCGI
9 3 (0.89%) HTML5
9 3 (0.89%) jQuery
9 3 (0.89%) LINQ
9 3 (0.89%) RSS
9 3 (0.89%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 3 (0.89%) WPF
10 2 (0.59%) Autofac
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.24%) Computer Science
2 27 (7.99%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.99%) PKI
3 19 (5.62%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.44%) Driving Licence
4 15 (4.44%) Public Cloud
5 14 (4.14%) Clustering
6 13 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.96%) Replication
8 9 (2.66%) Blackberry
9 7 (2.07%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.07%) Mathematics
9 7 (2.07%) Smartcard
10 6 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.48%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.48%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.89%) AS400
12 3 (0.89%) Contactless
12 3 (0.89%) Statistics
12 3 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 235 (69.53%) Windows
2 118 (34.91%) Windows Server
3 69 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (15.68%) Linux
5 49 (14.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (13.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (12.72%) Windows 7
8 18 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (4.14%) Unix
10 9 (2.66%) Windows 10
11 7 (2.07%) VMS
12 6 (1.78%) Ubuntu
12 6 (1.78%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.48%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.89%) CentOS
15 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.59%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.30%) Android
16 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (32.54%) ITIL
2 46 (13.61%) Service Management
3 27 (7.99%) ITIL V3
3 27 (7.99%) Project Management
4 26 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
5 23 (6.80%) Mentoring
6 22 (6.51%) Service Delivery
6 22 (6.51%) Workflow
7 21 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (5.92%) CRM
8 20 (5.92%) Load Balancing
8 20 (5.92%) Migration
9 18 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (5.33%) Problem Management
10 17 (5.03%) Presales
11 16 (4.73%) Configuration Management
12 15 (4.44%) Process Improvement
13 14 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (4.14%) High Availability
14 13 (3.85%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (22.19%) PowerShell
2 59 (17.46%) SQL
3 33 (9.76%) VBScript
4 32 (9.47%) C#
4 32 (9.47%) JavaScript
5 22 (6.51%) Python
6 16 (4.73%) Ruby
6 16 (4.73%) T-SQL
7 14 (4.14%) VB
8 13 (3.85%) C
9 11 (3.25%) C++
10 10 (2.96%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.96%) Perl
11 7 (2.07%) Java
12 5 (1.48%) PHP
13 3 (0.89%) R
14 2 (0.59%) AWK
14 2 (0.59%) sed
14 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 188 (55.62%) MCSE
2 82 (24.26%) MCITP
3 73 (21.60%) MCSA
4 67 (19.82%) MCP
5 63 (18.64%) Degree
5 63 (18.64%) Security Cleared
6 52 (15.38%) MCTS
7 48 (14.20%) Cisco Certification
8 40 (11.83%) SC Cleared
9 32 (9.47%) CCNA
9 32 (9.47%) MCDST
10 28 (8.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 23 (6.80%) MCSD
12 20 (5.92%) DV Cleared
13 12 (3.55%) CCNP
14 9 (2.66%) ISTQB
14 9 (2.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 8 (2.37%) A+ Certification
15 8 (2.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 7 (2.07%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.40%) SLA
2 7 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.89%) QA
6 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
System Software
1 156 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 80 (23.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (14.20%) Hyper-V
4 35 (10.36%) vSphere
5 28 (8.28%) XenApp
6 16 (4.73%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (3.85%) VMware ESX
8 11 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.78%) Docker
9 6 (1.78%) ISA Server
9 6 (1.78%) Terminal Server
9 6 (1.78%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.48%) BitLocker
10 5 (1.48%) UAG
10 5 (1.48%) XenServer
11 4 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.59%) Firmware
12 2 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (14.20%) SCCM
2 34 (10.06%) WSUS
3 24 (7.10%) NetBackup
4 20 (5.92%) SCOM
5 19 (5.62%) Backup Exec
6 17 (5.03%) McAfee ePO
7 15 (4.44%) Puppet
8 13 (3.85%) Ansible
8 13 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (2.37%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (1.48%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.48%) WMI
11 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (0.89%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 2 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.59%) Perfmon
13 2 (0.59%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 253 (74.85%) Microsoft
2 111 (32.84%) VMware
3 64 (18.93%) HP
4 54 (15.98%) Citrix
5 48 (14.20%) Cisco
6 20 (5.92%) Red Hat
7 19 (5.62%) NetApp
8 18 (5.33%) Dell
9 17 (5.03%) Intel Security
10 15 (4.44%) Oracle
11 13 (3.85%) IBM
12 11 (3.25%) Remedy
13 9 (2.66%) EMC
13 9 (2.66%) Intel
13 9 (2.66%) Juniper
14 8 (2.37%) 3PAR
14 8 (2.37%) Hitachi
14 8 (2.37%) Symantec
15 7 (2.07%) CommVault
16 6 (1.78%) CheckPoint
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