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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 84 102 103
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 235 163 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.34% 1.67% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.98% 6.39% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 83 86
Average daily rate
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£310 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £124 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £313 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 11
Average hourly rate £21.53 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.50% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.48 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.49 £19.30 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -4.76%
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
2618 2549 2105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.02% 26.18% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1268 1024
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 123 130
Average hourly rate £21.55 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.23% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.53 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Hampshire +36 90 £316 -4.31% 24
Berkshire +11 52 £338 +8.00% 20
Surrey +23 39 £295 -9.23% 17
West Sussex -10 23 £295 -26.25% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 19 £300 +9.09% 15
Kent -6 7 £305 -12.85% 1
Oxfordshire -14 5 £320 -14.66% 6
East Sussex -9 2 £325 -7.27% 1
Middlesex - 2 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 315 (71.92%) Microsoft
2 271 (61.87%) Windows
3 213 (48.63%) MCSE
4 209 (47.72%) Active Directory
5 199 (45.43%) ITIL
6 139 (31.74%) MCITP
7 138 (31.51%) Security Cleared
8 126 (28.77%) VMware
9 120 (27.40%) SC Cleared
10 105 (23.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 104 (23.74%) MCSA
12 103 (23.52%) MS Excel
13 100 (22.83%) MS Exchange
14 97 (22.15%) MCP
15 94 (21.46%) HP
16 90 (20.55%) SQL
17 88 (20.09%) Windows Server 2003
18 86 (19.63%) PowerShell
19 83 (18.95%) Windows 7
20 82 (18.72%) Cisco Certification
21 78 (17.81%) Cisco
22 74 (16.89%) VMware Infrastructure
23 73 (16.67%) HTML
24 69 (15.75%) DNS
25 68 (15.53%) MCTS
26 65 (14.84%) SQL Server
27 64 (14.61%) Linux
28 63 (14.38%) .NET
29 61 (13.93%) Degree
30 56 (12.79%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 100 (22.83%) MS Exchange
2 48 (10.96%) IIS
3 47 (10.73%) SharePoint
4 35 (7.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 29 (6.62%) Lync
7 21 (4.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (3.20%) Office Communications Server
10 12 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (2.05%) IBM Notes
12 8 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (1.60%) SAS
13 7 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (1.60%) GroupWise
14 4 (0.91%) Oracle Application Server
15 3 (0.68%) Documentum
16 2 (0.46%) Live Communications Server
16 2 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 1 (0.23%) Apache
Applications
1 103 (23.52%) MS Excel
2 41 (9.36%) MS Office
3 19 (4.34%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.46%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.25%) Office 365
2 13 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.60%) Mimecast
4 5 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.14%) IaaS
5 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (15.75%) DNS
2 53 (12.10%) DHCP
3 50 (11.42%) SAN
4 46 (10.50%) Firewall
5 42 (9.59%) LAN
6 37 (8.45%) TCP/IP
7 29 (6.62%) WAN
8 27 (6.16%) VPN
9 21 (4.79%) VoIP
10 15 (3.42%) Internet
11 11 (2.51%) NAS
12 10 (2.28%) VLAN
12 10 (2.28%) SSL
13 9 (2.05%) Intranet
13 9 (2.05%) SMTP
14 8 (1.83%) POP3
14 8 (1.83%) Wireless
14 8 (1.83%) IMAP
15 7 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
16 6 (1.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.37%) OLAP
8 6 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (1.37%) OLAP Cube
9 5 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.91%) DTS
11 3 (0.68%) MS Access
12 2 (0.46%) EDRMS
13 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.23%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 14 (3.20%) Visual Studio
2 11 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.14%) ClearCase
3 5 (1.14%) ClearQuest
4 4 (0.91%) Subversion
4 4 (0.91%) JIRA
5 2 (0.46%) WinRunner
5 2 (0.46%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.23%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.23%) MSI
6 1 (0.23%) NUnit
6 1 (0.23%) MSBuild
General
1 22 (5.02%) Finance
2 9 (2.05%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.37%) Banking
4 4 (0.91%) Military
5 3 (0.68%) Legal
5 3 (0.68%) Marketing
5 3 (0.68%) Japanese Language
6 2 (0.46%) Automotive
7 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.23%) Advertising
7 1 (0.23%) Publishing
7 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 88 (20.09%) Support Engineer
2 42 (9.59%) Developer
3 40 (9.13%) Analyst
3 40 (9.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (7.76%) Field Engineer
5 33 (7.53%) 2nd Line Support
5 33 (7.53%) Consultant
6 25 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
7 24 (5.48%) Wintel Engineer
8 20 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 20 (4.57%) Architect
9 17 (3.88%) Server Engineer
10 16 (3.65%) Network Engineer
11 14 (3.20%) Support Analyst
11 14 (3.20%) Administrator
11 14 (3.20%) Test Specialist
11 14 (3.20%) Network Support
11 14 (3.20%) SharePoint Developer
11 14 (3.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (2.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (16.67%) HTML
2 63 (14.38%) .NET
3 51 (11.64%) XML
4 47 (10.73%) ASP.NET
5 27 (6.16%) JSP
6 15 (3.42%) Web Services
7 14 (3.20%) jQuery
8 10 (2.28%) CSS
9 9 (2.05%) .NET Framework
10 8 (1.83%) WCF
11 7 (1.60%) HTML5
12 6 (1.37%) XHTML
13 5 (1.14%) WPF
13 5 (1.14%) Application Packaging
14 4 (0.91%) ASP.NET 2.0
14 4 (0.91%) COM+
15 3 (0.68%) Middleware
15 3 (0.68%) Software Packaging
16 2 (0.46%) LINQ
16 2 (0.46%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (7.99%) Clustering
3 14 (3.20%) Blackberry
4 13 (2.97%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.97%) Private Cloud
4 13 (2.97%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.51%) Replication
6 10 (2.28%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (2.05%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.83%) PKI
9 6 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.68%) User Experience
10 3 (0.68%) NHS
11 2 (0.46%) EPoS
11 2 (0.46%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.46%) PDA
11 2 (0.46%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.46%) iPhone
11 2 (0.46%) iPad
12 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 271 (61.87%) Windows
2 105 (23.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 88 (20.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 83 (18.95%) Windows 7
5 64 (14.61%) Linux
6 47 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (9.13%) UNIX
8 30 (6.85%) Windows XP
9 15 (3.42%) Windows 8
10 12 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
11 7 (1.60%) Windows Vista
11 7 (1.60%) Windows 2000
12 5 (1.14%) Windows NT
12 5 (1.14%) Android
13 2 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.46%) AIX
14 1 (0.23%) HPUX
14 1 (0.23%) Solaris
14 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (45.43%) ITIL
2 50 (11.42%) Migration
3 49 (11.19%) Service Management
4 33 (7.53%) Customer Engagement
5 31 (7.08%) High Availability
5 31 (7.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 30 (6.85%) CRM
7 29 (6.62%) Configuration Management
7 29 (6.62%) ITIL V3
8 26 (5.94%) Security Testing
9 25 (5.71%) Project Management
9 25 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (5.48%) Incident Management
10 24 (5.48%) Knowledge Management
11 21 (4.79%) Change Management
12 20 (4.57%) Performance Monitoring
13 19 (4.34%) Service Delivery
14 18 (4.11%) Validation
15 15 (3.42%) Network Design
15 15 (3.42%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 90 (20.55%) SQL
2 86 (19.63%) PowerShell
3 43 (9.82%) JavaScript
4 41 (9.36%) VBScript
5 34 (7.76%) C#
6 16 (3.65%) VB
7 12 (2.74%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.60%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.60%) C
9 4 (0.91%) PHP
9 4 (0.91%) VB6
10 3 (0.68%) VBA
11 2 (0.46%) C++
11 2 (0.46%) Java
12 1 (0.23%) Perl
12 1 (0.23%) Python
12 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.23%) Korn
12 1 (0.23%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 213 (48.63%) MCSE
2 139 (31.74%) MCITP
3 138 (31.51%) Security Cleared
4 120 (27.40%) SC Cleared
5 104 (23.74%) MCSA
6 97 (22.15%) MCP
7 82 (18.72%) Cisco Certification
8 68 (15.53%) MCTS
9 61 (13.93%) Degree
10 56 (12.79%) CCNA
11 46 (10.50%) DV Cleared
12 29 (6.62%) ISTQB
13 28 (6.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 27 (6.16%) CCNP
15 24 (5.48%) A+ Certification
16 23 (5.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 20 (4.57%) Network+ Certification
18 15 (3.42%) ISEB
19 14 (3.20%) CISSP
20 13 (2.97%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (11.87%) SLA
2 3 (0.68%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.46%) HL7
3 2 (0.46%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 209 (47.72%) Active Directory
2 74 (16.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (11.42%) Hyper-V
4 22 (5.02%) vSphere
5 14 (3.20%) VMware ESX
6 11 (2.51%) XenApp
7 10 (2.28%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.83%) UAG
8 8 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.60%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.37%) vCloud
11 5 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.91%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.91%) Firmware
13 3 (0.68%) Samba
14 1 (0.23%) VMware GSX
14 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.23%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 51 (11.64%) SCCM
2 34 (7.76%) SCOM
3 17 (3.88%) Backup Exec
4 10 (2.28%) Nagios
4 10 (2.28%) SCSM
5 8 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (1.83%) WMI
5 8 (1.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.37%) OVSD
6 6 (1.37%) Nessus
7 5 (1.14%) BladeLogic
7 5 (1.14%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.14%) MOM
8 4 (0.91%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 4 (0.91%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.68%) OpenView
9 3 (0.68%) WSUS
9 3 (0.68%) SAP Afaria
9 3 (0.68%) vMotion
Vendors
1 315 (71.92%) Microsoft
2 126 (28.77%) VMware
3 94 (21.46%) HP
4 78 (17.81%) Cisco
5 53 (12.10%) Citrix
6 31 (7.08%) McAfee
7 19 (4.34%) Symantec
8 18 (4.11%) Oracle
9 16 (3.65%) NetApp
10 15 (3.42%) Avaya
11 14 (3.20%) Juniper
12 13 (2.97%) Red Hat
13 10 (2.28%) Lotus
13 10 (2.28%) IBM
13 10 (2.28%) Dell
13 10 (2.28%) Lumension
14 9 (2.05%) Sophos
15 7 (1.60%) Intel
15 7 (1.60%) Novell
16 6 (1.37%) Veritas
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