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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / South East
Rank 131 118 85
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -33
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 116 152 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.51% 1.75% 2.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.24% 6.33% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 88 120
Median daily rate £325 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £229 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.24% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 10
Median hourly rate £29.92 £21.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.16% -25.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £9.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.71 £45.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +29.62%

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
2215 2403 2641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.74% 27.71% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1353 1458 1310
Median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 117 105
Median hourly rate £27.38 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.15% +125.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £61.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +21 34 £320 -5.88% 17
Buckinghamshire +5 16 £394 +35.77% 1
Berkshire -32 16 £263 -34.37% 7
West Sussex -1 13 £425 -5.55% 2
Kent +15 12 £325 +4.00% 4
Surrey -12 12 £210 -40.00% 15
Oxfordshire -1 9 £210 -16.00% 3
Middlesex +1 2 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 (65.70%) Windows
2 157 (64.88%) Microsoft
3 126 (52.07%) Active Directory
4 110 (45.45%) MCSE
5 96 (39.67%) Windows Server
6 87 (35.95%) VMware
7 72 (29.75%) ITIL
8 65 (26.86%) MCSA
8 65 (26.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 62 (25.62%) Cisco
10 61 (25.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 58 (23.97%) Security Cleared
12 52 (21.49%) MCP
13 50 (20.66%) PowerShell
14 48 (19.83%) MCITP
14 48 (19.83%) Cisco Certification
15 47 (19.42%) SQL Server
16 43 (17.77%) MS Exchange
16 43 (17.77%) SC Cleared
17 40 (16.53%) VMware Infrastructure
17 40 (16.53%) Windows 7
18 38 (15.70%) Windows Server 2003
19 36 (14.88%) SharePoint
20 35 (14.46%) MS Excel
20 35 (14.46%) MS Office
21 34 (14.05%) Firewall
22 33 (13.64%) Office 365
23 31 (12.81%) Skype for Business
24 30 (12.40%) Finance
24 30 (12.40%) SQL

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 43 (17.77%) MS Exchange
2 36 (14.88%) SharePoint
3 31 (12.81%) Skype for Business
4 28 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (5.37%) IIS
6 7 (2.89%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.83%) CMS
8 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.83%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.41%) Drupal
9 1 (0.41%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (14.46%) MS Excel
1 35 (14.46%) MS Office
2 5 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.64%) Office 365
2 24 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.31%) IaaS
5 6 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.65%) PaaS
7 3 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.24%) SaaS
8 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.83%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.83%) Yammer
9 1 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.41%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.41%) G Suite
9 1 (0.41%) GitHub
9 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (14.05%) Firewall
2 30 (12.40%) DNS
3 28 (11.57%) SAN
3 28 (11.57%) Skype
4 22 (9.09%) MPLS
5 17 (7.02%) DHCP
5 17 (7.02%) VoIP
6 16 (6.61%) LAN
7 15 (6.20%) WAN
8 14 (5.79%) Network Security
9 12 (4.96%) TCP/IP
10 11 (4.55%) Kerberos
10 11 (4.55%) LDAP
10 11 (4.55%) X.500
11 10 (4.13%) VPN
12 5 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (2.07%) SSL
12 5 (2.07%) Wireless
13 3 (1.24%) NAS
13 3 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (19.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.65%) Big Data
4 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.83%) Redis
7 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.41%) DB2
7 1 (0.41%) MySQL
7 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.65%) JIRA
3 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.83%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.41%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.41%) MSI
4 1 (0.41%) StarTeam
General
1 30 (12.40%) Finance
2 12 (4.96%) Retail
3 7 (2.89%) Military
4 6 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.07%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.24%) Marketing
7 2 (0.83%) Back Office
7 2 (0.83%) Local Government
8 1 (0.41%) Banking
8 1 (0.41%) German Language
8 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (18.60%) Architect
2 24 (9.92%) Analyst
2 24 (9.92%) Infrastructure Architect
3 23 (9.50%) Windows Engineer
3 23 (9.50%) Wintel Engineer
4 22 (9.09%) Consultant
5 19 (7.85%) Server Engineer
6 18 (7.44%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
7 17 (7.02%) Cisco Architect
7 17 (7.02%) Support Engineer
8 16 (6.61%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 14 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (5.79%) Active Directory Engineer
10 13 (5.37%) Developer
10 13 (5.37%) Support Analyst
10 13 (5.37%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (4.96%) Network Security Architect
11 12 (4.96%) Security Architect
11 12 (4.96%) Windows Systems Engineer
12 11 (4.55%) Cisco Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.26%) XML
2 15 (6.20%) CSS
3 13 (5.37%) .NET
4 10 (4.13%) HTML
5 6 (2.48%) Web Services
6 5 (2.07%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.24%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.24%) HTML5
7 3 (1.24%) jQuery
7 3 (1.24%) REST
8 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.83%) CSS3
8 2 (0.83%) RESTful
8 2 (0.83%) Sass
8 2 (0.83%) SOAP
9 1 (0.41%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.41%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.41%) Google Maps API
9 1 (0.41%) SAML
9 1 (0.41%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.09%) PKI
2 17 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.02%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.61%) Replication
4 10 (4.13%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.89%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.89%) Clustering
5 7 (2.89%) CMDB
6 5 (2.07%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.07%) NHS
7 4 (1.65%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.65%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.24%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.24%) PMI
8 3 (1.24%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.83%) Handset
9 2 (0.83%) RIA
9 2 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 159 (65.70%) Windows
2 96 (39.67%) Windows Server
3 65 (26.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 61 (25.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (16.53%) Windows 7
6 38 (15.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (9.92%) Linux
8 18 (7.44%) Windows 10
9 7 (2.89%) Unix
10 6 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.48%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.48%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.24%) Android
11 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.83%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.83%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.83%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.83%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (29.75%) ITIL
2 17 (7.02%) Change Management
3 16 (6.61%) Migration
4 14 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (5.79%) Incident Management
4 14 (5.79%) Network Design
5 13 (5.37%) Customer Requirements
5 13 (5.37%) High Availability
5 13 (5.37%) ITIL V3
6 12 (4.96%) Service Delivery
7 10 (4.13%) Scrum
7 10 (4.13%) Validation
8 9 (3.72%) Analytics
8 9 (3.72%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (3.72%) Project Management
9 8 (3.31%) DevOps
9 8 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (2.89%) PRINCE2
10 7 (2.89%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 50 (20.66%) PowerShell
2 30 (12.40%) SQL
3 22 (9.09%) VBScript
4 10 (4.13%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.72%) C#
6 8 (3.31%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.89%) Ada
7 7 (2.89%) Ada 83
7 7 (2.89%) Ada 95
8 6 (2.48%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.48%) Python
9 4 (1.65%) Perl
9 4 (1.65%) Ruby
10 3 (1.24%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.83%) ABAP
11 2 (0.83%) VB
12 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 110 (45.45%) MCSE
2 65 (26.86%) MCSA
3 58 (23.97%) Security Cleared
4 52 (21.49%) MCP
5 48 (19.83%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (19.83%) MCITP
6 43 (17.77%) SC Cleared
7 29 (11.98%) MCTS
8 28 (11.57%) Degree
9 26 (10.74%) CCIE
10 20 (8.26%) CCNA
10 20 (8.26%) CCNP
11 15 (6.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (3.72%) A+ Certification
13 8 (3.31%) DV Cleared
14 7 (2.89%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (2.89%) MCSD
15 5 (2.07%) MCDST
16 4 (1.65%) RHCE
17 3 (1.24%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.31%) SLA
2 4 (1.65%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.83%) QA
5 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 126 (52.07%) Active Directory
2 40 (16.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (9.50%) Hyper-V
4 17 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (6.20%) VMware ESX
6 14 (5.79%) vSphere
7 7 (2.89%) UAG
8 5 (2.07%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (2.07%) ISA Server
9 4 (1.65%) Firmware
10 3 (1.24%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.24%) XenApp
10 3 (1.24%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.83%) XenServer
12 1 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (6.20%) SCCM
2 12 (4.96%) Nessus
3 7 (2.89%) Puppet
4 4 (1.65%) Ansible
4 4 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.24%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.83%) SCOM
6 2 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.83%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.41%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.41%) Nagios
7 1 (0.41%) Netcool
7 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 157 (64.88%) Microsoft
2 87 (35.95%) VMware
3 62 (25.62%) Cisco
4 23 (9.50%) NetApp
5 18 (7.44%) HP
6 14 (5.79%) Citrix
7 13 (5.37%) LANDesk
8 12 (4.96%) SolarWinds
9 10 (4.13%) Remedy
10 9 (3.72%) Oracle
11 8 (3.31%) ServiceNow
12 7 (2.89%) Apple
12 7 (2.89%) Forcepoint
13 6 (2.48%) SAP
14 5 (2.07%) Red Hat
14 5 (2.07%) Symantec
15 4 (1.65%) BMC
15 4 (1.65%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.65%) Dell
15 4 (1.65%) F5
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