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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 134 140 75
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -65
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 122 135 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.46% 1.37% 2.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.82% 5.10% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 79 114
Median daily rate £350 £363 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £234 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £414 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 20 33
Median hourly rate £14.88 £19.78 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.77% +23.59%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £17.00 £16.67
% change year-on-year
+27.94% +1.97%
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
2095 2649 2414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.14% 26.82% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1295 1590 1229
Median daily rate £400 £395 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 116 117
Median hourly rate £30.90 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +81.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.23 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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 25 September 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
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 25 September 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 +32 35 £425 +6.78% 10
Hampshire -9 30 £330 -8.96% 11
Oxfordshire -4 16 £250 +4.16% 5
Berkshire -2 14 £310 +11.21% 10
West Sussex +1 11 £375 +17.18% 6
Buckinghamshire +23 9 £115 -61.66% 4
Kent +3 2 £130 -68.00% 2
Middlesex - 2 £313 - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 203 (71.73%) Microsoft
2 195 (68.90%) Windows
3 152 (53.71%) MCSE
4 129 (45.58%) Active Directory
5 107 (37.81%) Windows Server
6 89 (31.45%) VMware
7 88 (31.10%) ITIL
8 84 (29.68%) MS Excel
9 65 (22.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 63 (22.26%) Security Cleared
11 62 (21.91%) PowerShell
11 62 (21.91%) MCP
12 59 (20.85%) Cisco
13 58 (20.49%) Cisco Certification
13 58 (20.49%) MS Office
14 57 (20.14%) DNS
15 50 (17.67%) HP
16 49 (17.31%) MS Exchange
17 47 (16.61%) SQL
17 47 (16.61%) MCITP
18 46 (16.25%) SQL Server
19 45 (15.90%) MCSA
19 45 (15.90%) Windows 7
19 45 (15.90%) Office 365
20 44 (15.55%) VMware Infrastructure
21 43 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
22 41 (14.49%) SCCM
22 41 (14.49%) Degree
23 40 (14.13%) SharePoint
24 39 (13.78%) Citrix

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 49 (17.31%) MS Exchange
2 40 (14.13%) SharePoint
3 24 (8.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (3.53%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.83%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (2.47%) IIS
8 6 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.06%) Documentum
9 3 (1.06%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.71%) Apache
10 2 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 84 (29.68%) MS Excel
2 58 (20.49%) MS Office
3 14 (4.95%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.12%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.71%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 20 (7.07%) Dynamics NAV
2 12 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.35%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 45 (15.90%) Office 365
2 27 (9.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.24%) IaaS
4 8 (2.83%) PaaS
5 5 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.41%) SaaS
7 3 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.71%) Yammer
9 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 57 (20.14%) DNS
2 38 (13.43%) DHCP
2 38 (13.43%) TCP/IP
3 31 (10.95%) SAN
4 22 (7.77%) MPLS
5 18 (6.36%) Firewall
5 18 (6.36%) WAN
6 17 (6.01%) LAN
7 15 (5.30%) Network Security
7 15 (5.30%) VPN
8 14 (4.95%) Internet
9 11 (3.89%) LDAP
10 10 (3.53%) Skype
11 9 (3.18%) HTTP
11 9 (3.18%) IPv6
12 8 (2.83%) IPsec
12 8 (2.83%) NAS
12 8 (2.83%) Software-Defined Networking
13 6 (2.12%) X.509
14 4 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.47%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.41%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.06%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.71%) HDInsight
10 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.71%) MySQL
10 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.71%) Power BI
11 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 10 (3.53%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.47%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.06%) MSI
3 3 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.71%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.71%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.35%) Ant
5 1 (0.35%) Hudson
5 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.35%) JIRA
5 1 (0.35%) Maven
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.35%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.35%) Subversion
General
1 24 (8.48%) Finance
2 15 (5.30%) Retail
3 12 (4.24%) Marketing
4 8 (2.83%) German Language
5 6 (2.12%) Law
6 4 (1.41%) Banking
6 4 (1.41%) Military
7 3 (1.06%) Automotive
7 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.71%) Advertising
8 2 (0.71%) French Language
8 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.71%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (0.71%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 46 (16.25%) Architect
2 39 (13.78%) Analyst
3 37 (13.07%) Support Engineer
4 30 (10.60%) Infrastructure Architect
5 24 (8.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (7.42%) 3rd Line Support
7 20 (7.07%) Developer
7 20 (7.07%) Security Architect
8 19 (6.71%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 18 (6.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 18 (6.36%) Consultant
10 17 (6.01%) Cisco Architect
10 17 (6.01%) Server Engineer
11 16 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (5.65%) Desktop Support
12 15 (5.30%) Windows Engineer
12 15 (5.30%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
13 14 (4.95%) Network Security Architect
14 13 (4.59%) Cisco Network Architect
14 13 (4.59%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.66%) .NET
2 18 (6.36%) ASP.NET
3 15 (5.30%) HTML
4 13 (4.59%) XML
5 12 (4.24%) CSS
6 8 (2.83%) Web Services
7 4 (1.41%) ODBC
8 2 (0.71%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.71%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.71%) DCOM
8 2 (0.71%) jQuery
8 2 (0.71%) JSON
8 2 (0.71%) LAMP
8 2 (0.71%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.35%) Handlebars
9 1 (0.35%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (0.35%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 1 (0.35%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (0.35%) React
9 1 (0.35%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.13%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.42%) Computer Science
3 20 (7.07%) PKI
4 19 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.95%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.83%) Clustering
6 8 (2.83%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.47%) Blackberry
7 7 (2.47%) Smartcard
8 6 (2.12%) CMDB
8 6 (2.12%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.41%) Replication
9 4 (1.41%) Statistics
10 3 (1.06%) AS400
10 3 (1.06%) PMI
10 3 (1.06%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.71%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 195 (68.90%) Windows
2 107 (37.81%) Windows Server
3 65 (22.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (15.90%) Windows 7
5 43 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (11.31%) Linux
6 32 (11.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (4.95%) Unix
8 13 (4.59%) Windows 10
9 11 (3.89%) Windows XP
10 9 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.12%) Solaris
12 4 (1.41%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.06%) CentOS
14 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.71%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.35%) AIX
15 1 (0.35%) VMS
15 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (31.10%) ITIL
2 25 (8.83%) Project Management
3 19 (6.71%) Service Delivery
3 19 (6.71%) Service Management
4 18 (6.36%) ITIL V3
4 18 (6.36%) Migration
5 16 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (5.30%) CRM
7 14 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (4.95%) Workflow
8 13 (4.59%) Asset Management
8 13 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (4.59%) Mentoring
8 13 (4.59%) Network Design
8 13 (4.59%) Server Building
9 12 (4.24%) Presales
9 12 (4.24%) Problem Management
10 11 (3.89%) High Availability
10 11 (3.89%) Load Balancing
10 11 (3.89%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 62 (21.91%) PowerShell
2 47 (16.61%) SQL
3 28 (9.89%) JavaScript
4 25 (8.83%) VBScript
5 19 (6.71%) C#
6 10 (3.53%) T-SQL
7 9 (3.18%) Perl
7 9 (3.18%) Python
8 8 (2.83%) Bash Shell
9 7 (2.47%) Ruby
10 6 (2.12%) VB
11 5 (1.77%) C++
12 4 (1.41%) C
13 3 (1.06%) ABAP
14 2 (0.71%) Java
14 2 (0.71%) PHP
15 1 (0.35%) R
15 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 152 (53.71%) MCSE
2 63 (22.26%) Security Cleared
3 62 (21.91%) MCP
4 58 (20.49%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (16.61%) MCITP
6 45 (15.90%) MCSA
7 41 (14.49%) Degree
8 39 (13.78%) SC Cleared
9 29 (10.25%) MCTS
10 24 (8.48%) CCIE
11 23 (8.13%) DV Cleared
12 21 (7.42%) CCNA
13 19 (6.71%) CCNP
14 17 (6.01%) MCDST
15 16 (5.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (4.59%) MCSD
17 12 (4.24%) ISTQB
18 11 (3.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 10 (3.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
20 9 (3.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.07%) SLA
2 5 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.77%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.06%) QA
4 2 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.71%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.71%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 129 (45.58%) Active Directory
2 44 (15.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (10.95%) Hyper-V
4 19 (6.71%) vSphere
5 17 (6.01%) XenApp
6 16 (5.65%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (3.18%) Firmware
8 6 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (2.12%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.41%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.06%) XenServer
11 2 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.35%) Docker
12 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 41 (14.49%) SCCM
2 22 (7.77%) SCOM
3 13 (4.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (4.59%) WSUS
4 9 (3.18%) Backup Exec
5 8 (2.83%) NetBackup
6 7 (2.47%) Ansible
6 7 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (2.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.47%) Puppet
7 5 (1.77%) WMI
8 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.06%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.71%) Perfmon
10 2 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 203 (71.73%) Microsoft
2 89 (31.45%) VMware
3 59 (20.85%) Cisco
4 50 (17.67%) HP
5 39 (13.78%) Citrix
6 16 (5.65%) NetApp
7 13 (4.59%) Intel Security
8 11 (3.89%) Oracle
9 10 (3.53%) Red Hat
10 9 (3.18%) CheckPoint
10 9 (3.18%) Dell
11 8 (2.83%) EMC
12 7 (2.47%) Juniper
12 7 (2.47%) Symantec
13 5 (1.77%) 3PAR
13 5 (1.77%) Avaya
14 4 (1.41%) Altiris
14 4 (1.41%) CommVault
14 4 (1.41%) Remedy
14 4 (1.41%) Supermicro
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