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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 130 81 111
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 130 203 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.52% 2.18% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.53% 7.95% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 110 65
Average daily rate £337 £328 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.79% -3.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £139 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 36
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.65 £22.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +5.13%
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
2352 2553 2104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.49% 27.46% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1427 1224 1002
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 104 111
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.50 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 40 £400 +20.75% 28
Hampshire -20 28 £345 +5.34% 15
Surrey +2 23 £330 -17.50% 17
Kent -4 9 £313 +2.45% 7
Buckinghamshire 0 7 £309 +2.91% 7
West Sussex -15 6 £450 +50.00% 5
Middlesex +1 4 £390 -
East Sussex +4 2 £325 -23.52% 1
Oxfordshire -1 2 £450 +40.62% 16
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 208 (75.36%) Microsoft
2 173 (62.68%) Windows
3 169 (61.23%) MCSE
4 132 (47.83%) Active Directory
5 101 (36.59%) Windows Server
6 88 (31.88%) ITIL
7 76 (27.54%) MS Excel
8 75 (27.17%) VMware
9 73 (26.45%) MCP
10 70 (25.36%) SQL Server
11 68 (24.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 64 (23.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 61 (22.10%) SQL
13 61 (22.10%) Cisco Certification
14 59 (21.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 56 (20.29%) CCNA
16 54 (19.57%) MCSA
17 52 (18.84%) DNS
17 52 (18.84%) MCITP
18 49 (17.75%) HP
18 49 (17.75%) MS Exchange
19 48 (17.39%) Security Cleared
20 42 (15.22%) Service Management
21 41 (14.86%) Firewall
21 41 (14.86%) Windows 7
22 40 (14.49%) PowerShell
22 40 (14.49%) SharePoint
22 40 (14.49%) MS Office
23 38 (13.77%) MCTS
24 37 (13.41%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 49 (17.75%) MS Exchange
2 40 (14.49%) SharePoint
3 30 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (7.97%) IIS
5 15 (5.43%) Lync
6 13 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (2.90%) OpenStack
9 7 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.36%) Apache
13 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 76 (27.54%) MS Excel
2 40 (14.49%) MS Office
3 12 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.81%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.72%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.36%) SAP CCM
4 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (9.06%) Office 365
3 20 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (4.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.09%) IaaS
6 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (18.84%) DNS
2 41 (14.86%) Firewall
3 30 (10.87%) DHCP
4 26 (9.42%) LAN
5 24 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 24 (8.70%) WAN
6 22 (7.97%) SAN
7 15 (5.43%) Skype
8 12 (4.35%) VPN
9 11 (3.99%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (3.26%) Internet
10 9 (3.26%) Kerberos
10 9 (3.26%) LDAP
11 8 (2.90%) VLAN
11 8 (2.90%) X.500
12 7 (2.54%) Wireless
13 6 (2.17%) Structured Cabling
13 6 (2.17%) VoIP
13 6 (2.17%) WebEx
14 5 (1.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (25.36%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (9.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (7.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (5.07%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (5.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (3.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 8 (2.90%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (2.54%) QlikView
11 6 (2.17%) OLAP
12 5 (1.81%) PerformancePoint
13 3 (1.09%) Power BI
13 3 (1.09%) Star Schema
14 2 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.72%) EDRMS
14 2 (0.72%) MS Access
14 2 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.90%) Ant
1 8 (2.90%) Git (software)
1 8 (2.90%) Hudson
1 8 (2.90%) Jenkins
1 8 (2.90%) JIRA
1 8 (2.90%) Maven
1 8 (2.90%) Subversion
2 7 (2.54%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.72%) MSI
5 1 (0.36%) Moq
5 1 (0.36%) MSTest
5 1 (0.36%) NUnit
5 1 (0.36%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 19 (6.88%) Finance
2 11 (3.99%) Banking
3 8 (2.90%) French Language
3 8 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.54%) German Language
5 5 (1.81%) Back Office
5 5 (1.81%) Military
6 3 (1.09%) Advertising
6 3 (1.09%) Dutch Language
6 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.09%) Marketing
7 2 (0.72%) Billing
7 2 (0.72%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
8 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (19.20%) Support Engineer
2 45 (16.30%) Architect
3 32 (11.59%) Developer
4 31 (11.23%) Analyst
5 26 (9.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (6.16%) Support Analyst
7 16 (5.80%) Consultant
8 15 (5.43%) Server Engineer
8 15 (5.43%) Windows Engineer
9 14 (5.07%) Security Architect
10 13 (4.71%) Active Directory Engineer
11 11 (3.99%) Designer
11 11 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (3.99%) Field Engineer
11 11 (3.99%) Infrastructure Architect
11 11 (3.99%) Infrastructure Designer
12 10 (3.62%) Administrator
12 10 (3.62%) Service Analyst
12 10 (3.62%) Service Desk Analyst
12 10 (3.62%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.68%) .NET
2 20 (7.25%) HTML
3 16 (5.80%) ASP.NET
3 16 (5.80%) CSS
4 10 (3.62%) jQuery
4 10 (3.62%) XML
5 9 (3.26%) Web Services
6 6 (2.17%) Ajax
7 5 (1.81%) WCF
7 5 (1.81%) WPF
8 4 (1.45%) ELK Stack
8 4 (1.45%) Middleware
9 3 (1.09%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.09%) HTML5
9 3 (1.09%) ODBC
10 2 (0.72%) WAP
10 2 (0.72%) XSL
11 1 (0.36%) XML Schema
11 1 (0.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.06%) PKI
2 23 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 17 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.16%) CESG
4 14 (5.07%) CESG CLAS
5 13 (4.71%) Computer Science
5 13 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (4.71%) Replication
6 10 (3.62%) Driving Licence
7 8 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (2.54%) Clustering
8 7 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (2.54%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.81%) EqualLogic
10 4 (1.45%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.45%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.09%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.09%) Data Integration
11 3 (1.09%) NHS
11 3 (1.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 173 (62.68%) Windows
2 101 (36.59%) Windows Server
3 68 (24.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 64 (23.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (14.86%) Windows 7
6 35 (12.68%) Linux
7 30 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (9.06%) Unix
9 13 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (4.71%) Windows 10
10 8 (2.90%) VMS
10 8 (2.90%) Windows Vista
11 7 (2.54%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.17%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.72%) Android
13 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (31.88%) ITIL
2 42 (15.22%) Service Management
3 31 (11.23%) Migration
4 23 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 19 (6.88%) Information Security
5 19 (6.88%) TOGAF
6 16 (5.80%) CRM
7 14 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (5.07%) DevOps
7 14 (5.07%) Information Assurance
7 14 (5.07%) Network Architecture
7 14 (5.07%) SIEM
8 13 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (4.35%) Scrum
10 11 (3.99%) Workflow
11 10 (3.62%) Customer Engagement
11 10 (3.62%) Infrastructure Transformation
11 10 (3.62%) PRINCE2
11 10 (3.62%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 61 (22.10%) SQL
2 40 (14.49%) PowerShell
3 18 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 16 (5.80%) C#
5 12 (4.35%) Ruby
6 11 (3.99%) Python
7 9 (3.26%) T-SQL
8 7 (2.54%) VBScript
9 5 (1.81%) VBA
10 4 (1.45%) VB
11 3 (1.09%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.72%) AWK
12 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.72%) Perl
12 2 (0.72%) sed
12 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.36%) C++
13 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 169 (61.23%) MCSE
2 73 (26.45%) MCP
3 61 (22.10%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (20.29%) CCNA
5 54 (19.57%) MCSA
6 52 (18.84%) MCITP
7 48 (17.39%) Security Cleared
8 38 (13.77%) MCTS
9 28 (10.14%) Degree
10 27 (9.78%) DV Cleared
10 27 (9.78%) SC Cleared
11 20 (7.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (5.43%) CESG Certified Professional
12 15 (5.43%) MCSD
13 14 (5.07%) CISM
13 14 (5.07%) CISSP
13 14 (5.07%) CLAS
14 12 (4.35%) MCDST
15 10 (3.62%) A+ Certification
16 8 (2.90%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.61%) SLA
2 5 (1.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.45%) QA
4 3 (1.09%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 132 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 59 (21.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (11.23%) Hyper-V
4 29 (10.51%) vSphere
5 8 (2.90%) Docker
5 8 (2.90%) VMware ESX
6 7 (2.54%) ISA Server
6 7 (2.54%) XenApp
7 5 (1.81%) Terminal Server
7 5 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.45%) vCloud
8 4 (1.45%) XenServer
9 3 (1.09%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.09%) UAG
10 2 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 37 (13.41%) SCCM
2 26 (9.42%) WSUS
3 22 (7.97%) SCOM
4 19 (6.88%) NetBackup
5 18 (6.52%) Puppet
6 14 (5.07%) Backup Exec
7 13 (4.71%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (3.26%) Nagios
9 8 (2.90%) Ansible
9 8 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (2.54%) Sysprep
11 6 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (1.45%) Cacti
12 4 (1.45%) SCVMM
12 4 (1.45%) Windows Intune
13 3 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 2 (0.72%) BMC Marimba
14 2 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 2 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 2 (0.72%) vMotion
Vendors
1 208 (75.36%) Microsoft
2 75 (27.17%) VMware
3 49 (17.75%) HP
4 32 (11.59%) Citrix
5 31 (11.23%) Cisco
6 25 (9.06%) Oracle
7 17 (6.16%) Dell
8 16 (5.80%) Intel
8 16 (5.80%) McAfee
9 12 (4.35%) Red Hat
10 10 (3.62%) Symantec
11 9 (3.26%) NetApp
11 9 (3.26%) Remedy
12 8 (2.90%) Altiris
12 8 (2.90%) IBM
12 8 (2.90%) Splunk
12 8 (2.90%) Tableau
13 7 (2.54%) Polycom
14 6 (2.17%) SonicWALL
14 6 (2.17%) Tandberg
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