The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 101 97 115
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 167 149 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.72% 1.78% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.59% 7.14% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 87 58
Average daily rate £350 £295 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £225 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £425 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.00 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £22.50 £33.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2535 2086 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.17% 24.93% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1019 1091
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 124 126
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +23 51 £339 +47.28% 28
Hampshire +22 35 £330 -16.45% 22
Buckinghamshire -17 25 £275 +1.85% 15
West Sussex -4 20 £400 -5.88% 3
Surrey -14 17 £363 +18.36% 22
Kent +2 7 £350 +45.83% 12
East Sussex -9 7 £351 - 1
Oxfordshire -18 4 £375 +27.11% 8
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Home Counties - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 235 (77.05%) Windows
2 205 (67.21%) Microsoft
3 161 (52.79%) MCSE
4 136 (44.59%) Active Directory
5 112 (36.72%) ITIL
6 104 (34.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 88 (28.85%) VMware
8 79 (25.90%) MS Excel
9 74 (24.26%) MS Exchange
10 66 (21.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 64 (20.98%) Windows 7
12 63 (20.66%) SQL Server
13 61 (20.00%) MCITP
14 50 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
15 48 (15.74%) MS Office
15 48 (15.74%) Citrix
16 46 (15.08%) Cisco
16 46 (15.08%) MCP
17 45 (14.75%) SQL
18 42 (13.77%) Degree
19 41 (13.44%) Cisco Certification
20 39 (12.79%) .NET
21 38 (12.46%) Windows XP
21 38 (12.46%) DNS
22 37 (12.13%) MCSA
22 37 (12.13%) MCTS
23 36 (11.80%) Linux
24 35 (11.48%) HP
24 35 (11.48%) Security Cleared
24 35 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 74 (24.26%) MS Exchange
2 35 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (10.49%) IIS
4 31 (10.16%) SharePoint
5 25 (8.20%) Lync
6 16 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (3.28%) Live Communications Server
9 9 (2.95%) SAS
9 9 (2.95%) Apache
10 5 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.64%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.31%) Site Server
11 4 (1.31%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.98%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.66%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.66%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 79 (25.90%) MS Excel
2 48 (15.74%) MS Office
3 3 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.95%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (1.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.59%) Office 365
2 7 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.98%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (12.46%) DNS
2 30 (9.84%) TCP/IP
3 28 (9.18%) SAN
4 27 (8.85%) DHCP
5 21 (6.89%) Firewall
6 20 (6.56%) LAN
7 17 (5.57%) Internet
8 15 (4.92%) VLAN
9 14 (4.59%) VoIP
9 14 (4.59%) RTP
10 13 (4.26%) WAN
11 11 (3.61%) VPN
12 10 (3.28%) PBX
12 10 (3.28%) PSTN
13 9 (2.95%) Intranet
14 8 (2.62%) HTTP
14 8 (2.62%) Network Security
15 7 (2.30%) SSL
16 5 (1.64%) NAS
16 5 (1.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (20.66%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (7.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (5.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.31%) MS Access
8 4 (1.31%) MySQL
8 4 (1.31%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (4.92%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.66%) MSI
2 2 (0.66%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (4.59%) Telecoms
1 14 (4.59%) Finance
2 5 (1.64%) Banking
3 4 (1.31%) Military
4 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.98%) Publishing
4 3 (0.98%) Electronics
5 2 (0.66%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.33%) French Language
6 1 (0.33%) German Language
6 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 49 (16.07%) Support Engineer
2 45 (14.75%) Consultant
3 35 (11.48%) Analyst
4 20 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (5.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (4.92%) Support Analyst
7 13 (4.26%) Server Engineer
7 13 (4.26%) IT Support
8 12 (3.93%) Service Analyst
8 12 (3.93%) Developer
8 12 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
9 11 (3.61%) Microsoft Consultant
9 11 (3.61%) CRM Consultant
9 11 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 10 (3.28%) Applications Support
10 10 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.28%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (2.95%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
11 9 (2.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (2.95%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (12.79%) .NET
2 20 (6.56%) ASP.NET
3 18 (5.90%) XML
3 18 (5.90%) HTML
4 12 (3.93%) Web Services
5 10 (3.28%) CSS
6 9 (2.95%) WSDL
7 6 (1.97%) JSP
7 6 (1.97%) Software Packaging
8 5 (1.64%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.64%) WCF
9 4 (1.31%) XSD
9 4 (1.31%) XSLT
9 4 (1.31%) Classic ASP
9 4 (1.31%) Middleware
10 3 (0.98%) MDX
10 3 (0.98%) Application Packaging
10 3 (0.98%) SAML
11 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (0.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.23%) Clustering
2 12 (3.93%) Blackberry
3 11 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.95%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.62%) PKI
6 5 (1.64%) Replication
7 4 (1.31%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.98%) Statistics
8 3 (0.98%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.98%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.98%) Blog
8 3 (0.98%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.66%) NHS
9 2 (0.66%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.33%) CESG
10 1 (0.33%) IPTV
10 1 (0.33%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 235 (77.05%) Windows
2 104 (34.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (21.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 64 (20.98%) Windows 7
5 38 (12.46%) Windows XP
6 36 (11.80%) Linux
7 35 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (8.85%) UNIX
9 15 (4.92%) Windows 2000
10 9 (2.95%) Windows Vista
10 9 (2.95%) Windows 2000 Server
11 8 (2.62%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.64%) Solaris
13 5 (1.64%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.31%) Windows NT
14 4 (1.31%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.98%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.66%) Debian
17 1 (0.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (36.72%) ITIL
2 34 (11.15%) Service Management
3 29 (9.51%) Migration
4 25 (8.20%) Service Delivery
5 21 (6.89%) ITIL V3
5 21 (6.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (6.89%) CRM
6 14 (4.59%) Incident Management
6 14 (4.59%) Performance Monitoring
6 14 (4.59%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (4.26%) Customer Engagement
8 12 (3.93%) Problem Management
9 10 (3.28%) Network Load Balancing
10 9 (2.95%) Validation
10 9 (2.95%) Change Management
10 9 (2.95%) DRM
10 9 (2.95%) ERP
11 8 (2.62%) Service Desk Management
11 8 (2.62%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 45 (14.75%) SQL
2 34 (11.15%) PowerShell
3 28 (9.18%) C#
4 18 (5.90%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.93%) T-SQL
6 11 (3.61%) VBScript
7 9 (2.95%) C++
8 7 (2.30%) Java
8 7 (2.30%) C
9 5 (1.64%) VB
9 5 (1.64%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.98%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.98%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.33%) Korn
12 1 (0.33%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.33%) C-shell
12 1 (0.33%) AWK
12 1 (0.33%) Perl
12 1 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 161 (52.79%) MCSE
2 61 (20.00%) MCITP
3 46 (15.08%) MCP
4 42 (13.77%) Degree
5 41 (13.44%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (12.13%) MCSA
6 37 (12.13%) MCTS
7 35 (11.48%) Security Cleared
8 34 (11.15%) CCNA
9 23 (7.54%) SC Cleared
10 21 (6.89%) MCDST
11 19 (6.23%) MCSD
11 19 (6.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (4.92%) DV Cleared
13 12 (3.93%) A+ Certification
14 11 (3.61%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (2.95%) CCA
16 8 (2.62%) MCDBA
17 7 (2.30%) VCDX
18 6 (1.97%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.18%) SLA
2 1 (0.33%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 136 (44.59%) Active Directory
2 50 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.87%) vSphere
4 22 (7.21%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.95%) VMware ESX
6 8 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (1.97%) XenApp
8 5 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.31%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (1.31%) XenServer
10 3 (0.98%) KVM
10 3 (0.98%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.66%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.66%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.66%) Samba
11 2 (0.66%) NLBS
12 1 (0.33%) Squid
12 1 (0.33%) Xen
12 1 (0.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 23 (7.54%) SCCM
2 19 (6.23%) SCOM
3 13 (4.26%) Backup Exec
4 10 (3.28%) NetBackup
5 8 (2.62%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (1.97%) MOM
6 6 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.97%) WSUS
6 6 (1.97%) SAP Afaria
7 5 (1.64%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.66%) SCSM
10 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.33%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.33%) WMI
10 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.33%) Plesk
10 1 (0.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 205 (67.21%) Microsoft
2 88 (28.85%) VMware
3 48 (15.74%) Citrix
4 46 (15.08%) Cisco
5 35 (11.48%) HP
6 29 (9.51%) Oracle
7 15 (4.92%) McAfee
8 14 (4.59%) Remedy
9 13 (4.26%) Dell
10 12 (3.93%) Sophos
11 11 (3.61%) Symantec
12 10 (3.28%) SolarWinds
13 9 (2.95%) NetApp
13 9 (2.95%) CheckPoint
13 9 (2.95%) Lumension
14 8 (2.62%) Lotus
14 8 (2.62%) Red Hat
14 8 (2.62%) Altiris
15 6 (1.97%) Nortel
15 6 (1.97%) Sun
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Interactive Intelligence
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £300 to £350 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Orderwork
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: 7 days ago
Horley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxford
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 12 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Allied Worldwide
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 21 days ago
Wokingham
Premier Group
Rate: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
A&O IT Group Ltd
Rate: From £75 to £95 per day
Posted: 26 days ago