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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 57 59 121
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +62
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 289 258 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.98% 3.06% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.86% 13.20% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 175 80
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£330 £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £235 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 21 14
Average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -23.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £25.00 £24.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.94 £16.92 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.80% -0.47%
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
2662 1955 2164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.48% 23.15% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1378 1021 955
Average daily rate £375 £363 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 98 166
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.38 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.81% -39.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £13.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +30 82 £347 +8.58% 19
Buckinghamshire +18 57 £260 +73.33% 8
Berkshire -28 52 £300 -29.41% 27
Surrey -7 39 £375 +16.73% 27
Kent +7 19 £305 -4.68% 5
West Sussex -5 17 £375 -6.25% 6
Oxfordshire -4 11 £306 - 7
East Sussex -3 10 £325 - 1
Sussex -5 1 £550 -
Isle of Wight - 1 £300 -
Home Counties - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 355 (73.05%) Windows
2 325 (66.87%) Microsoft
3 289 (59.47%) MCSE
4 246 (50.62%) Active Directory
5 203 (41.77%) ITIL
6 159 (32.72%) Security Cleared
7 152 (31.28%) MCP
8 146 (30.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 144 (29.63%) MS Exchange
10 125 (25.72%) VMware
11 123 (25.31%) MS Excel
12 120 (24.69%) SC Cleared
13 111 (22.84%) Windows Server 2003
14 110 (22.63%) MCITP
15 91 (18.72%) SQL
16 86 (17.70%) HP
17 84 (17.28%) Citrix
18 83 (17.08%) Cisco Certification
19 71 (14.61%) Cisco
19 71 (14.61%) Linux
20 70 (14.40%) MCSA
20 70 (14.40%) MS Office
21 69 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
22 68 (13.99%) SQL Server
23 67 (13.79%) Windows 7
24 66 (13.58%) Firewall
25 63 (12.96%) PowerShell
26 62 (12.76%) SCCM
26 62 (12.76%) CCNA
27 61 (12.55%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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
1 144 (29.63%) MS Exchange
2 47 (9.67%) IIS
3 39 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (7.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 33 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 26 (5.35%) SharePoint
7 23 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (2.47%) Lync
8 12 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (1.03%) IBM Notes
12 5 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.62%) Documentum
14 2 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.41%) SAS
15 1 (0.21%) Lotus Domino
15 1 (0.21%) GroupWise
15 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 123 (25.31%) MS Excel
2 70 (14.40%) MS Office
3 18 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.70%) Office 365
2 17 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.06%) IaaS
3 10 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.41%) SaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 66 (13.58%) Firewall
2 61 (12.55%) SAN
3 60 (12.35%) DNS
4 51 (10.49%) DHCP
5 37 (7.61%) WAN
6 35 (7.20%) TCP/IP
7 34 (7.00%) LAN
8 20 (4.12%) Internet
8 20 (4.12%) X.400
9 19 (3.91%) X.500
10 18 (3.70%) VPN
11 16 (3.29%) Wireless
11 16 (3.29%) MPLS
11 16 (3.29%) SMTP
11 16 (3.29%) NAS
12 14 (2.88%) IP Telephony
13 13 (2.67%) VoIP
14 10 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (1.44%) SSL
16 6 (1.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (2.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 13 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (1.65%) EDRMS
8 7 (1.44%) OLTP
9 5 (1.03%) MS Access
10 4 (0.82%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.62%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.62%) MySQL
12 2 (0.41%) OLAP
13 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.44%) MSI
2 6 (1.23%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.62%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.41%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.41%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 37 (7.61%) Finance
2 14 (2.88%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.03%) Manufacturing
4 4 (0.82%) Banking
4 4 (0.82%) Military
5 2 (0.41%) Marketing
5 2 (0.41%) Back Office
5 2 (0.41%) Advertising
6 1 (0.21%) Electronics
6 1 (0.21%) Automotive
6 1 (0.21%) Retail
6 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 88 (18.11%) Analyst
2 77 (15.84%) Support Engineer
3 48 (9.88%) Support Analyst
4 38 (7.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (6.58%) Administrator
6 31 (6.38%) Consultant
7 24 (4.94%) Wintel Engineer
7 24 (4.94%) Server Engineer
8 21 (4.32%) 1st Line Support
9 20 (4.12%) Messaging Engineer
10 19 (3.91%) Service Desk Analyst
10 19 (3.91%) Service Analyst
11 18 (3.70%) Windows Administrator
12 17 (3.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 17 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support
13 16 (3.29%) Security Analyst
14 15 (3.09%) SQL DBA
14 15 (3.09%) DBA
14 15 (3.09%) Desktop Support
15 14 (2.88%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.29%) HTML
2 36 (7.41%) .NET
3 33 (6.79%) ASP.NET
4 30 (6.17%) XML
5 21 (4.32%) JSP
6 12 (2.47%) Software Packaging
7 9 (1.85%) Web Services
8 7 (1.44%) CSS
9 6 (1.23%) WCF
9 6 (1.23%) WinForms
10 4 (0.82%) WPF
11 3 (0.62%) WAP
11 3 (0.62%) WSDL
11 3 (0.62%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.62%) Application Packaging
11 3 (0.62%) LINQ
11 3 (0.62%) REST
12 2 (0.41%) FastCGI
12 2 (0.41%) Windows Identity Foundation
12 2 (0.41%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.88%) Clustering
2 36 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (6.58%) Blackberry
4 18 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.29%) PKI
6 13 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.47%) Client/Server
8 11 (2.26%) Fat Client
8 11 (2.26%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.85%) Replication
10 7 (1.44%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.03%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.82%) iPad
12 4 (0.82%) CMDB
13 3 (0.62%) EPoS
13 3 (0.62%) CLARiiON
13 3 (0.62%) iPhone
14 2 (0.41%) Mobile Computing
14 2 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 355 (73.05%) Windows
2 146 (30.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 111 (22.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 71 (14.61%) Linux
5 67 (13.79%) Windows 7
6 58 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (11.52%) UNIX
8 33 (6.79%) Windows XP
9 25 (5.14%) Windows 8
10 19 (3.91%) Windows 2000
11 18 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
11 18 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (3.29%) Windows Vista
13 12 (2.47%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.82%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.21%) CentOS
16 1 (0.21%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (41.77%) ITIL
2 44 (9.05%) Service Management
3 33 (6.79%) Change Management
4 31 (6.38%) Validation
5 27 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 26 (5.35%) Project Management
7 23 (4.73%) Migration
8 22 (4.53%) High Availability
8 22 (4.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (4.53%) Service Delivery
8 22 (4.53%) Configuration Management
9 21 (4.32%) CRM
10 17 (3.50%) Customer Engagement
10 17 (3.50%) Test Scripting
11 16 (3.29%) Security Testing
12 15 (3.09%) Load Balancing
12 15 (3.09%) Coaching
13 13 (2.67%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (2.67%) Vulnerability Management
14 12 (2.47%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 91 (18.72%) SQL
2 63 (12.96%) PowerShell
3 33 (6.79%) VBScript
4 32 (6.58%) JavaScript
5 18 (3.70%) VB
6 15 (3.09%) T-SQL
7 14 (2.88%) C#
8 10 (2.06%) C
9 6 (1.23%) Bourne shell
9 6 (1.23%) Korn
9 6 (1.23%) Perl
10 4 (0.82%) Java
10 4 (0.82%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.62%) VBA
11 3 (0.62%) C++
11 3 (0.62%) PHP
12 2 (0.41%) Ruby
12 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 289 (59.47%) MCSE
2 159 (32.72%) Security Cleared
3 152 (31.28%) MCP
4 120 (24.69%) SC Cleared
5 110 (22.63%) MCITP
6 83 (17.08%) Cisco Certification
7 70 (14.40%) MCSA
8 62 (12.76%) CCNA
9 61 (12.55%) Degree
10 56 (11.52%) DV Cleared
11 54 (11.11%) MCTS
12 33 (6.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 26 (5.35%) ISTQB
13 26 (5.35%) MCDST
14 23 (4.73%) CCNP
14 23 (4.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 11 (2.26%) Citrix Certification
15 11 (2.26%) A+ Certification
15 11 (2.26%) HNC
16 10 (2.06%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (12.14%) SLA
2 4 (0.82%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.62%) BS7799
3 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) QA
5 1 (0.21%) HL7
5 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 246 (50.62%) Active Directory
2 69 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (7.00%) Hyper-V
4 26 (5.35%) vSphere
5 25 (5.14%) VMware ESX
6 24 (4.94%) ISA Server
7 18 (3.70%) Terminal Services
8 17 (3.50%) UAG
9 15 (3.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 9 (1.85%) XenApp
11 8 (1.65%) Forefront TMG
11 8 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (1.44%) XenDesktop
13 6 (1.23%) vCloud
13 6 (1.23%) NFS
14 4 (0.82%) Xen
14 4 (0.82%) Firmware
15 3 (0.62%) Nmap
16 2 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 62 (12.76%) SCCM
2 35 (7.20%) SCOM
3 28 (5.76%) Backup Exec
4 14 (2.88%) WSUS
5 13 (2.67%) Nessus
6 12 (2.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 12 (2.47%) OVSD
6 12 (2.47%) BladeLogic
7 10 (2.06%) Nagios
8 9 (1.85%) NetBackup
8 9 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 7 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
12 5 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.82%) SAP Afaria
13 4 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
14 3 (0.62%) Foglight
14 3 (0.62%) MOM
Vendors
1 325 (66.87%) Microsoft
2 125 (25.72%) VMware
3 86 (17.70%) HP
4 84 (17.28%) Citrix
5 71 (14.61%) Cisco
6 26 (5.35%) Symantec
7 25 (5.14%) Red Hat
8 20 (4.12%) McAfee
9 16 (3.29%) SolarWinds
10 15 (3.09%) Oracle
11 14 (2.88%) EMC
11 14 (2.88%) Intel
12 11 (2.26%) Remedy
13 10 (2.06%) CheckPoint
13 10 (2.06%) Qualys
14 9 (1.85%) Apple
14 9 (1.85%) Juniper
14 9 (1.85%) ServiceNow
15 8 (1.65%) F5
15 8 (1.65%) Avaya
Southampton, Hampshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £139 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
H&R Talent
Rate: From £20 to £22 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £120 - £144 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £18 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £205 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago