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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 77 105 110
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 205 134 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.20% 1.61% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.91% 6.47% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 64 60
Average daily rate
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£330 £333 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% +6.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £139 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £307
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 37 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.65 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £22.12 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -19.31%
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
2593 2070 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.78% 24.87% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1252 981 714
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 110 125
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -45.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.15 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
Berkshire +25 66 £338 -20.58% 28
Hampshire +19 54 £325 +12.06% 25
Buckinghamshire -2 24 £338 +3.84% 5
West Sussex 0 22 £290 +152.17% 7
Surrey -9 18 £400 - 12
Kent -7 8 £305 +1.66% 6
East Sussex -10 8 £425 +36.00%
Sussex +3 1 £425 -
Middlesex 0 1 - -
Oxfordshire -23 1 £320 -14.66% 3
M4 Corridor - - - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 347 (70.24%) Microsoft
2 343 (69.43%) Windows
3 286 (57.89%) MCSE
4 246 (49.80%) Active Directory
5 218 (44.13%) ITIL
6 171 (34.62%) Security Cleared
7 145 (29.35%) VMware
8 140 (28.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 138 (27.94%) SC Cleared
10 132 (26.72%) MCP
11 130 (26.32%) MS Exchange
12 129 (26.11%) MCITP
13 121 (24.49%) Windows Server 2003
14 120 (24.29%) MS Excel
15 95 (19.23%) HP
16 94 (19.03%) SQL
17 93 (18.83%) VMware Infrastructure
18 80 (16.19%) PowerShell
19 78 (15.79%) MCSA
20 76 (15.38%) Citrix
21 75 (15.18%) Windows 7
22 72 (14.57%) MCTS
23 71 (14.37%) Cisco
24 68 (13.77%) Degree
25 66 (13.36%) DNS
25 66 (13.36%) Linux
26 65 (13.16%) SQL Server
27 64 (12.96%) Service Management
27 64 (12.96%) DV Cleared
28 60 (12.15%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 130 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 50 (10.12%) IIS
2 50 (10.12%) Exchange Server 2003
3 39 (7.89%) SharePoint
4 33 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (5.06%) Lync
6 21 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (3.24%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.82%) Office Communications Server
11 7 (1.42%) IBM Notes
12 6 (1.21%) GroupWise
12 6 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.81%) SAS
15 3 (0.61%) Documentum
15 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2000
16 2 (0.40%) Live Communications Server
17 1 (0.20%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 120 (24.29%) MS Excel
2 52 (10.53%) MS Office
3 18 (3.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 16 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.83%) Office 365
2 9 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.81%) IaaS
4 3 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (13.36%) DNS
2 57 (11.54%) SAN
3 52 (10.53%) DHCP
4 50 (10.12%) Firewall
5 40 (8.10%) TCP/IP
6 33 (6.68%) WAN
7 30 (6.07%) LAN
8 20 (4.05%) NAS
9 19 (3.85%) VoIP
9 19 (3.85%) VPN
10 17 (3.44%) SMTP
11 14 (2.83%) SSL
12 11 (2.23%) IP Telephony
13 10 (2.02%) VLAN
13 10 (2.02%) X.400
13 10 (2.02%) X.500
14 9 (1.82%) Internet
15 8 (1.62%) Wireless
15 8 (1.62%) Broadband
16 7 (1.42%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (2.43%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.42%) OLTP
7 6 (1.21%) MS Access
8 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.61%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.61%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.61%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.40%) MySQL
10 2 (0.40%) OLAP
11 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.01%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.61%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.40%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.20%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.20%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.20%) MSI
5 1 (0.20%) NUnit
General
1 28 (5.67%) Finance
2 10 (2.02%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.21%) Military
4 5 (1.01%) Marketing
4 5 (1.01%) Banking
5 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.61%) Advertising
6 1 (0.20%) Electronics
6 1 (0.20%) Back Office
6 1 (0.20%) Automotive
6 1 (0.20%) Legal
6 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 97 (19.64%) Support Engineer
2 69 (13.97%) Analyst
3 37 (7.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 36 (7.29%) Consultant
5 32 (6.48%) Support Analyst
6 30 (6.07%) 2nd Line Support
6 30 (6.07%) Administrator
6 30 (6.07%) Wintel Engineer
7 28 (5.67%) Server Engineer
8 27 (5.47%) 3rd Line Support
9 26 (5.26%) Field Engineer
10 22 (4.45%) Developer
11 20 (4.05%) Windows Administrator
12 19 (3.85%) Architect
12 19 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 18 (3.64%) Desktop Support
14 17 (3.44%) 1st Line Support
15 16 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 15 (3.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 15 (3.04%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (11.94%) HTML
2 49 (9.92%) XML
3 45 (9.11%) .NET
4 34 (6.88%) ASP.NET
5 20 (4.05%) JSP
6 13 (2.63%) Web Services
7 12 (2.43%) WCF
8 9 (1.82%) WPF
9 7 (1.42%) Software Packaging
10 6 (1.21%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.81%) jQuery
11 4 (0.81%) CSS
12 3 (0.61%) HTML5
12 3 (0.61%) REST
12 3 (0.61%) Application Packaging
12 3 (0.61%) LINQ
12 3 (0.61%) WinForms
12 3 (0.61%) Ajax
13 2 (0.40%) Silverlight
13 2 (0.40%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.12%) Clustering
2 35 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.25%) Blackberry
4 16 (3.24%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.04%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.23%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.42%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.42%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.21%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.01%) Replication
9 5 (1.01%) PKI
10 4 (0.81%) CMDB
11 3 (0.61%) iPad
11 3 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.61%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.61%) iPhone
12 2 (0.40%) EPoS
12 2 (0.40%) NHS
12 2 (0.40%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 343 (69.43%) Windows
2 140 (28.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 121 (24.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 75 (15.18%) Windows 7
5 66 (13.36%) Linux
6 60 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (9.11%) UNIX
8 30 (6.07%) Windows XP
9 22 (4.45%) Windows 8
10 18 (3.64%) Windows 2000 Server
11 17 (3.44%) Windows 2000
12 14 (2.83%) Windows Vista
13 13 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (2.43%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.61%) Android
16 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.20%) AIX
17 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (44.13%) ITIL
2 64 (12.96%) Service Management
3 40 (8.10%) Migration
4 38 (7.69%) Change Management
5 34 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 34 (6.88%) Customer Engagement
6 31 (6.28%) High Availability
7 30 (6.07%) Validation
8 29 (5.87%) CRM
9 26 (5.26%) Project Management
10 24 (4.86%) Configuration Management
11 21 (4.25%) Service Delivery
11 21 (4.25%) Incident Management
12 18 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (3.64%) ITIL V3
13 17 (3.44%) Knowledge Management
13 17 (3.44%) Security Testing
14 16 (3.24%) Data Migration
15 14 (2.83%) Test Scripting
15 14 (2.83%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 94 (19.03%) SQL
2 80 (16.19%) PowerShell
3 40 (8.10%) VBScript
4 33 (6.68%) JavaScript
5 23 (4.66%) C#
6 20 (4.05%) VB
7 11 (2.23%) VB.NET
7 11 (2.23%) T-SQL
8 10 (2.02%) C
9 7 (1.42%) PHP
10 6 (1.21%) Korn
10 6 (1.21%) Perl
10 6 (1.21%) Bourne shell
11 5 (1.01%) Java
12 3 (0.61%) C++
12 3 (0.61%) VBA
13 2 (0.40%) Ruby
13 2 (0.40%) Python
14 1 (0.20%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 286 (57.89%) MCSE
2 171 (34.62%) Security Cleared
3 138 (27.94%) SC Cleared
4 132 (26.72%) MCP
5 129 (26.11%) MCITP
6 78 (15.79%) MCSA
7 72 (14.57%) MCTS
8 68 (13.77%) Degree
9 64 (12.96%) DV Cleared
10 60 (12.15%) Cisco Certification
11 42 (8.50%) CCNA
12 37 (7.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 21 (4.25%) ISTQB
14 17 (3.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 14 (2.83%) MCDST
16 13 (2.63%) CCNP
17 12 (2.43%) HNC
17 12 (2.43%) Citrix Certification
18 11 (2.23%) A+ Certification
18 11 (2.23%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (11.74%) SLA
2 3 (0.61%) QA
3 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.20%) HL7
System Software
1 246 (49.80%) Active Directory
2 93 (18.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (9.51%) Hyper-V
4 26 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 26 (5.26%) vSphere
5 19 (3.85%) ISA Server
6 17 (3.44%) Terminal Services
7 16 (3.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 11 (2.23%) vCloud
9 10 (2.02%) UAG
10 9 (1.82%) XenApp
11 8 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (1.62%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.62%) Firmware
12 7 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (1.21%) NFS
13 6 (1.21%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.61%) Nmap
16 2 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 58 (11.74%) SCCM
2 48 (9.72%) SCOM
3 33 (6.68%) Backup Exec
4 17 (3.44%) Nagios
5 14 (2.83%) BladeLogic
5 14 (2.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 14 (2.83%) McAfee ePO
6 11 (2.23%) SCSM
7 10 (2.02%) OVSD
7 10 (2.02%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.62%) Nessus
8 8 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (1.62%) WMI
9 7 (1.42%) MOM
10 5 (1.01%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.81%) WSUS
11 4 (0.81%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.81%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 3 (0.61%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.61%) OpenView
Vendors
1 347 (70.24%) Microsoft
2 145 (29.35%) VMware
3 95 (19.23%) HP
4 76 (15.38%) Citrix
5 71 (14.37%) Cisco
6 35 (7.09%) McAfee
7 26 (5.26%) Symantec
8 20 (4.05%) Red Hat
9 16 (3.24%) SolarWinds
9 16 (3.24%) Lumension
10 15 (3.04%) NetApp
10 15 (3.04%) Oracle
11 14 (2.83%) Juniper
11 14 (2.83%) Sophos
12 12 (2.43%) EMC
12 12 (2.43%) Intel
13 11 (2.23%) Avaya
13 11 (2.23%) Remedy
14 10 (2.02%) Dell
14 10 (2.02%) IBM
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