The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 75 79 101
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 198 199 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.16% 2.35% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.22% 9.49% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 129 54
Average daily rate
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£275 £361 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.87% +20.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £466 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.68 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.48% +5.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £42.82 £31.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.29 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +8.06%
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2409 2098 2178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.26% 24.78% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1181 1080 962
Average daily rate £360 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 115 145
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
Microsoft Certification
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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 +16 55 £266 -42.20% 17
West Sussex +21 40 £220 -51.11% 1
Berkshire -13 37 £400 +3.89% 15
Buckinghamshire -8 19 £275 +10.00% 12
Surrey -22 17 £300 -7.69% 18
East Sussex +4 13 £130 -60.00% 1
Kent -6 9 £350 +24.44% 6
Oxfordshire -28 5 £250 -31.50% 7
Middlesex - - - -
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England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 265 (72.60%) Windows
2 246 (67.40%) Microsoft
3 211 (57.81%) MCSE
4 175 (47.95%) Active Directory
5 144 (39.45%) ITIL
6 130 (35.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 111 (30.41%) MS Exchange
8 106 (29.04%) VMware
9 100 (27.40%) MS Excel
10 93 (25.48%) MCP
11 83 (22.74%) Cisco Certification
11 83 (22.74%) MCITP
12 79 (21.64%) Security Cleared
13 77 (21.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 70 (19.18%) SQL
15 67 (18.36%) MS Office
16 65 (17.81%) Cisco
17 64 (17.53%) Citrix
18 63 (17.26%) Firewall
19 62 (16.99%) CCNA
20 60 (16.44%) SQL Server
20 60 (16.44%) Linux
21 59 (16.16%) SC Cleared
22 55 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
23 53 (14.52%) HP
24 52 (14.25%) DNS
25 50 (13.70%) .NET
26 48 (13.15%) MCTS
27 47 (12.88%) SCCM
27 47 (12.88%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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
1 111 (30.41%) MS Exchange
2 45 (12.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (10.41%) IIS
4 29 (7.95%) SharePoint
5 22 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 21 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 21 (5.75%) Lync
7 16 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.92%) SAS
10 6 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.37%) IBM Notes
11 5 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2000
11 5 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (1.10%) Live Communications Server
13 3 (0.82%) Documentum
13 3 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.82%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.27%) Apache
Applications
1 100 (27.40%) MS Excel
2 67 (18.36%) MS Office
3 15 (4.11%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.93%) Office 365
2 13 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.47%) IaaS
5 8 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.27%) SaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 63 (17.26%) Firewall
2 52 (14.25%) DNS
3 45 (12.33%) SAN
4 41 (11.23%) DHCP
5 34 (9.32%) WAN
6 33 (9.04%) LAN
7 31 (8.49%) TCP/IP
8 25 (6.85%) Internet
9 23 (6.30%) VPN
10 18 (4.93%) VoIP
11 16 (4.38%) MPLS
11 16 (4.38%) Wireless
12 11 (3.01%) Network Security
13 10 (2.74%) X.400
14 9 (2.47%) X.500
14 9 (2.47%) RTP
14 9 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (1.92%) Intranet
15 7 (1.92%) NAS
16 6 (1.64%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (16.44%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (6.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (4.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (2.19%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (1.64%) EDRMS
9 5 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.37%) MySQL
10 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (4.93%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.19%) MSI
3 3 (0.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (0.82%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.27%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 27 (7.40%) Finance
2 12 (3.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.37%) Military
4 3 (0.82%) Publishing
5 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.55%) Banking
5 2 (0.55%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.27%) Retail
6 1 (0.27%) Back Office
6 1 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 61 (16.71%) Analyst
2 56 (15.34%) Support Engineer
3 35 (9.59%) Consultant
3 35 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 26 (7.12%) Support Analyst
5 15 (4.11%) Administrator
5 15 (4.11%) Microsoft Consultant
6 14 (3.84%) Technical Leader
6 14 (3.84%) CRM Consultant
6 14 (3.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 14 (3.84%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 13 (3.56%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 13 (3.56%) Service Analyst
7 13 (3.56%) Server Engineer
8 12 (3.29%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (3.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (3.29%) Security Analyst
8 12 (3.29%) Network Engineer
9 11 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (2.74%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (13.70%) .NET
2 37 (10.14%) HTML
2 37 (10.14%) ASP.NET
3 23 (6.30%) XML
4 19 (5.21%) JSP
5 16 (4.38%) CSS
6 13 (3.56%) WSDL
7 10 (2.74%) Web Services
8 8 (2.19%) Software Packaging
9 5 (1.37%) WCF
9 5 (1.37%) Application Packaging
10 4 (1.10%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.10%) Classic ASP
10 4 (1.10%) Middleware
10 4 (1.10%) XSD
10 4 (1.10%) XSLT
11 3 (0.82%) WAP
12 2 (0.55%) WinForms
13 1 (0.27%) SAML
13 1 (0.27%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.95%) Clustering
2 18 (4.93%) PKI
3 15 (4.11%) Blackberry
4 13 (3.56%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.10%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.10%) Replication
8 4 (1.10%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.10%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.82%) CLARiiON
9 3 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.82%) iPad
10 2 (0.55%) Blog
10 2 (0.55%) iPhone
10 2 (0.55%) NHS
10 2 (0.55%) Statistics
10 2 (0.55%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 265 (72.60%) Windows
2 130 (35.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (21.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 60 (16.44%) Linux
5 47 (12.88%) UNIX
6 46 (12.60%) Windows 7
7 43 (11.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (9.59%) Windows XP
9 16 (4.38%) Windows 2000
10 14 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (3.56%) Windows 8
12 12 (3.29%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (2.19%) Windows Vista
13 8 (2.19%) Windows NT
14 5 (1.37%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.27%) Debian
15 1 (0.27%) AIX
15 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (39.45%) ITIL
2 40 (10.96%) Service Management
3 25 (6.85%) Incident Management
4 24 (6.58%) CRM
5 23 (6.30%) Service Delivery
6 21 (5.75%) ITIL V3
7 20 (5.48%) Validation
7 20 (5.48%) Migration
8 17 (4.66%) Configuration Management
9 15 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (3.84%) Change Management
11 13 (3.56%) Project Management
11 13 (3.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (3.56%) Performance Monitoring
12 12 (3.29%) Customer Engagement
12 12 (3.29%) Load Balancing
13 11 (3.01%) Workflow
14 10 (2.74%) Penetration Testing
14 10 (2.74%) Security Testing
14 10 (2.74%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (19.18%) SQL
2 40 (10.96%) PowerShell
3 33 (9.04%) JavaScript
4 26 (7.12%) C#
5 17 (4.66%) VBScript
6 11 (3.01%) VB
6 11 (3.01%) T-SQL
7 10 (2.74%) C++
7 10 (2.74%) C
8 8 (2.19%) Java
9 4 (1.10%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.82%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.82%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 211 (57.81%) MCSE
2 93 (25.48%) MCP
3 83 (22.74%) Cisco Certification
3 83 (22.74%) MCITP
4 79 (21.64%) Security Cleared
5 62 (16.99%) CCNA
6 59 (16.16%) SC Cleared
7 48 (13.15%) MCTS
8 47 (12.88%) MCSA
8 47 (12.88%) Degree
9 35 (9.59%) MCDST
10 34 (9.32%) DV Cleared
11 28 (7.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 24 (6.58%) ISTQB
13 23 (6.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 20 (5.48%) CCNP
15 11 (3.01%) CISSP
15 11 (3.01%) CEH
16 10 (2.74%) MCSD
17 7 (1.92%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.96%) SLA
2 4 (1.10%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.82%) BS7799
3 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.55%) QA
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 175 (47.95%) Active Directory
2 55 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (6.30%) Hyper-V
4 20 (5.48%) vSphere
5 13 (3.56%) VMware ESX
6 11 (3.01%) UAG
7 9 (2.47%) XenApp
8 7 (1.92%) ISA Server
9 6 (1.64%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.37%) XenServer
10 5 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.10%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.82%) Xen
12 3 (0.82%) NLBS
12 3 (0.82%) KVM
13 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.55%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.27%) vCloud
14 1 (0.27%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 47 (12.88%) SCCM
2 22 (6.03%) SCOM
3 21 (5.75%) Backup Exec
4 12 (3.29%) WSUS
5 11 (3.01%) Nessus
6 10 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (2.74%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (2.19%) SAP Afaria
8 7 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (1.37%) MOM
10 5 (1.37%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (1.10%) OVSD
12 3 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.82%) Sysprep
13 2 (0.55%) BladeLogic
13 2 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
14 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 246 (67.40%) Microsoft
2 106 (29.04%) VMware
3 65 (17.81%) Cisco
4 64 (17.53%) Citrix
5 53 (14.52%) HP
6 28 (7.67%) McAfee
7 25 (6.85%) Oracle
8 17 (4.66%) Symantec
9 14 (3.84%) Red Hat
10 12 (3.29%) CheckPoint
10 12 (3.29%) Sophos
11 10 (2.74%) Qualys
12 9 (2.47%) Apple
12 9 (2.47%) Intel
12 9 (2.47%) Lumension
13 8 (2.19%) Avaya
13 8 (2.19%) Juniper
14 7 (1.92%) EMC
14 7 (1.92%) Lotus
15 6 (1.64%) NetApp
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