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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 82 94 90
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 202 171 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.16% 1.91% 2.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.46% 7.07% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 84 125
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£323 £319 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £127 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 6
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.82% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.45 £41.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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
2387 2417 2140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.58% 26.99% 26.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1207 1114
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 103 125
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -23.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +33 91 £325 +8.33% 22
Berkshire -8 43 £398 +4.60% 27
Surrey +24 35 £280 -6.66% 16
Buckinghamshire -5 18 £310 +12.72% 17
West Sussex -28 12 £275 -15.38% 5
East Sussex -18 2 £325 -7.27% 5
Oxfordshire -22 2 £300 +20.00% 6
Kent -2 1 £255 -5.55% 6
Middlesex - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 301 (73.59%) Microsoft
2 252 (61.61%) Windows
3 203 (49.63%) Active Directory
4 197 (48.17%) MCSE
5 177 (43.28%) ITIL
6 147 (35.94%) MCITP
7 125 (30.56%) Security Cleared
8 120 (29.34%) VMware
9 107 (26.16%) SC Cleared
10 100 (24.45%) HP
11 96 (23.47%) MS Exchange
11 96 (23.47%) MCSA
12 93 (22.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 90 (22.00%) MS Excel
14 89 (21.76%) SQL
15 88 (21.52%) PowerShell
16 84 (20.54%) Cisco
17 81 (19.80%) Cisco Certification
18 80 (19.56%) Windows 7
19 77 (18.83%) MCP
20 74 (18.09%) HTML
21 72 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
22 70 (17.11%) DNS
23 64 (15.65%) Windows Server 2003
23 64 (15.65%) MCTS
24 60 (14.67%) SQL Server
25 59 (14.43%) .NET
26 55 (13.45%) Linux
26 55 (13.45%) SCCM
27 53 (12.96%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 96 (23.47%) MS Exchange
2 45 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (10.27%) IIS
4 41 (10.02%) SharePoint
5 29 (7.09%) Lync
6 23 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 21 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 20 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (3.42%) Office Communications Server
11 13 (3.18%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (2.20%) IBM Notes
13 7 (1.71%) SAS
13 7 (1.71%) GroupWise
14 4 (0.98%) Oracle Application Server
15 3 (0.73%) Documentum
16 2 (0.49%) Live Communications Server
16 2 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2000
17 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 90 (22.00%) MS Excel
2 40 (9.78%) MS Office
3 24 (5.87%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.47%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.09%) Office 365
2 14 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.47%) IaaS
4 6 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.98%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.24%) SaaS
6 1 (0.24%) PaaS
6 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 70 (17.11%) DNS
2 53 (12.96%) Firewall
3 49 (11.98%) LAN
4 47 (11.49%) SAN
5 43 (10.51%) DHCP
6 37 (9.05%) WAN
7 35 (8.56%) TCP/IP
8 30 (7.33%) VPN
9 20 (4.89%) VoIP
10 15 (3.67%) SMTP
11 14 (3.42%) Internet
12 10 (2.44%) VLAN
13 9 (2.20%) Intranet
13 9 (2.20%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (1.96%) IMAP
14 8 (1.96%) POP3
15 7 (1.71%) MPLS
16 6 (1.47%) NAS
16 6 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.47%) OLAP Cube
8 6 (1.47%) OLAP
9 5 (1.22%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.98%) DTS
11 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.49%) OLTP
13 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.24%) MS Access
13 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (3.42%) Visual Studio
2 11 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.47%) Subversion
4 5 (1.22%) ClearCase
4 5 (1.22%) ClearQuest
5 4 (0.98%) JIRA
6 2 (0.49%) WinRunner
6 2 (0.49%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.24%) MSI
7 1 (0.24%) NUnit
7 1 (0.24%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.24%) MSBuild
General
1 20 (4.89%) Finance
2 5 (1.22%) Telecoms
3 4 (0.98%) Banking
4 3 (0.73%) Military
4 3 (0.73%) Japanese Language
5 2 (0.49%) Automotive
5 2 (0.49%) Legal
5 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.24%) Advertising
6 1 (0.24%) Publishing
6 1 (0.24%) Billing
6 1 (0.24%) Marketing
6 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 71 (17.36%) Support Engineer
2 40 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 38 (9.29%) Developer
4 34 (8.31%) Consultant
5 31 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 31 (7.58%) Field Engineer
5 31 (7.58%) Analyst
6 28 (6.85%) Wintel Engineer
6 28 (6.85%) Architect
7 22 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (4.65%) Server Engineer
9 18 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 15 (3.67%) SharePoint Developer
10 15 (3.67%) Test Specialist
11 14 (3.42%) Network Engineer
12 13 (3.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 12 (2.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (2.93%) Infrastructure Architect
14 11 (2.69%) Exchange Engineer
14 11 (2.69%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (18.09%) HTML
2 59 (14.43%) .NET
3 48 (11.74%) XML
4 46 (11.25%) ASP.NET
5 29 (7.09%) JSP
6 14 (3.42%) jQuery
7 11 (2.69%) Web Services
8 10 (2.44%) CSS
9 7 (1.71%) HTML5
10 6 (1.47%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.47%) XHTML
11 5 (1.22%) WCF
12 4 (0.98%) ASP.NET 2.0
12 4 (0.98%) COM+
13 3 (0.73%) Middleware
13 3 (0.73%) Application Packaging
14 2 (0.49%) AngularJS
14 2 (0.49%) CSS3
14 2 (0.49%) Entity Framework
14 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.07%) Clustering
1 33 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.67%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.42%) Client/Server
4 13 (3.18%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.69%) Replication
5 11 (2.69%) Private Cloud
6 8 (1.96%) PKI
6 8 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.47%) NHS
9 3 (0.73%) EqualLogic
9 3 (0.73%) User Experience
10 2 (0.49%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.49%) Informatics
10 2 (0.49%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.49%) PDA
10 2 (0.49%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.49%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 252 (61.61%) Windows
2 93 (22.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 80 (19.56%) Windows 7
4 64 (15.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 55 (13.45%) Linux
6 49 (11.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (9.05%) UNIX
8 28 (6.85%) Windows XP
9 13 (3.18%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.22%) Android
12 3 (0.73%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.49%) AIX
13 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.24%) VMS
14 1 (0.24%) HPUX
14 1 (0.24%) Solaris
14 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (43.28%) ITIL
2 51 (12.47%) Migration
3 36 (8.80%) Service Management
4 33 (8.07%) Configuration Management
5 31 (7.58%) High Availability
6 29 (7.09%) Security Testing
7 28 (6.85%) CRM
8 27 (6.60%) Project Management
8 27 (6.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 27 (6.60%) Customer Engagement
9 26 (6.36%) Knowledge Management
10 25 (6.11%) ITIL V3
11 22 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (4.40%) Incident Management
12 18 (4.40%) Performance Monitoring
13 17 (4.16%) Validation
14 15 (3.67%) Test Scripting
14 15 (3.67%) Network Design
15 14 (3.42%) Service Delivery
16 13 (3.18%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (21.76%) SQL
2 88 (21.52%) PowerShell
3 45 (11.00%) JavaScript
4 44 (10.76%) VBScript
5 31 (7.58%) C#
6 9 (2.20%) VB
6 9 (2.20%) VB.NET
7 7 (1.71%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.22%) C
9 4 (0.98%) VB6
9 4 (0.98%) PHP
10 3 (0.73%) Java
10 3 (0.73%) VBA
11 2 (0.49%) C++
12 1 (0.24%) Python
12 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 197 (48.17%) MCSE
2 147 (35.94%) MCITP
3 125 (30.56%) Security Cleared
4 107 (26.16%) SC Cleared
5 96 (23.47%) MCSA
6 81 (19.80%) Cisco Certification
7 77 (18.83%) MCP
8 64 (15.65%) MCTS
9 53 (12.96%) CCNA
10 51 (12.47%) Degree
11 39 (9.54%) DV Cleared
12 35 (8.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 31 (7.58%) ISTQB
14 26 (6.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 25 (6.11%) CCNP
16 23 (5.62%) A+ Certification
17 20 (4.89%) ISEB
18 19 (4.65%) Network+ Certification
19 15 (3.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 14 (3.42%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.80%) SLA
2 3 (0.73%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.73%) QA
3 2 (0.49%) HL7
3 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.49%) JSP 440
System Software
1 203 (49.63%) Active Directory
2 72 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (11.49%) Hyper-V
4 31 (7.58%) vSphere
5 17 (4.16%) XenApp
6 13 (3.18%) VMware ESX
7 11 (2.69%) XenDesktop
7 11 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.71%) UAG
9 6 (1.47%) vCloud
10 4 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.73%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.73%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.49%) XenServer
12 2 (0.49%) Samba
12 2 (0.49%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.49%) Firmware
13 1 (0.24%) VMware GSX
13 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 55 (13.45%) SCCM
2 34 (8.31%) SCOM
3 11 (2.69%) Backup Exec
4 8 (1.96%) SCSM
5 7 (1.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (1.71%) vMotion
6 6 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (1.47%) WMI
6 6 (1.47%) MOM
6 6 (1.47%) Nagios
7 5 (1.22%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.22%) SAP Afaria
8 4 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (0.98%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 4 (0.98%) WSUS
8 4 (0.98%) Nessus
9 3 (0.73%) OpenView
9 3 (0.73%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 301 (73.59%) Microsoft
2 120 (29.34%) VMware
3 100 (24.45%) HP
4 84 (20.54%) Cisco
5 40 (9.78%) Citrix
6 26 (6.36%) McAfee
7 24 (5.87%) Symantec
8 15 (3.67%) Avaya
8 15 (3.67%) Oracle
9 13 (3.18%) Dell
10 12 (2.93%) Juniper
10 12 (2.93%) NetApp
11 10 (2.44%) Lotus
11 10 (2.44%) CheckPoint
12 9 (2.20%) IBM
13 8 (1.96%) Intel
14 7 (1.71%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.71%) Novell
14 7 (1.71%) Sophos
15 6 (1.47%) 3PAR
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Posted: Yesterday
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Portsmouth
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