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 28 August 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 149 115 75
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -40
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 115 162 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.34% 1.65% 2.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.18% 6.21% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 93 112
Median daily rate £325 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 25 30
Median hourly rate £22.45 £17.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.25% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £15.50 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.74 £22.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.67 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+53.14% +4.18%
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
2218 2608 2355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.81% 26.54% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1369 1546 1203
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 117 105
Median hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -16 28 £344 -5.10% 19
Surrey +8 25 £363 +3.57% 19
Berkshire +1 16 £310 +30.52% 14
Buckinghamshire +16 14 £200 -42.85% 2
West Sussex -6 12 £363 +34.25% 3
Oxfordshire -1 10 £275 +52.77% 1
Kent +6 4 £130 -68.00% 2
Middlesex - 2 £313 - 1
Home Counties - 1 £285 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 232 (76.82%) Microsoft
2 204 (67.55%) Windows
3 163 (53.97%) MCSE
4 148 (49.01%) Active Directory
5 105 (34.77%) Windows Server
6 100 (33.11%) ITIL
7 98 (32.45%) VMware
8 92 (30.46%) MS Excel
9 82 (27.15%) DNS
10 75 (24.83%) PowerShell
11 71 (23.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 68 (22.52%) MCP
13 66 (21.85%) Security Cleared
14 64 (21.19%) VMware Infrastructure
15 62 (20.53%) MCSA
16 60 (19.87%) SQL
17 59 (19.54%) MS Office
18 58 (19.21%) HP
19 54 (17.88%) MS Exchange
20 52 (17.22%) DHCP
21 51 (16.89%) MCITP
22 50 (16.56%) TCP/IP
23 49 (16.23%) Cisco
23 49 (16.23%) SCCM
24 48 (15.89%) Windows 7
24 48 (15.89%) Degree
24 48 (15.89%) Citrix
25 46 (15.23%) Cisco Certification
25 46 (15.23%) SQL Server
26 45 (14.90%) Linux

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 54 (17.88%) MS Exchange
2 43 (14.24%) SharePoint
3 25 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (3.64%) IIS
6 10 (3.31%) Skype for Business
7 7 (2.32%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (2.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.32%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.99%) Apache
10 3 (0.99%) Documentum
11 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 92 (30.46%) MS Excel
2 59 (19.54%) MS Office
3 13 (4.30%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.66%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 12 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.66%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.33%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.33%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (13.25%) Office 365
2 32 (10.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.64%) IaaS
4 12 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (3.31%) PaaS
6 5 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.66%) SaaS
7 3 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 82 (27.15%) DNS
2 52 (17.22%) DHCP
3 50 (16.56%) TCP/IP
4 42 (13.91%) SAN
5 26 (8.61%) WAN
6 24 (7.95%) LAN
7 23 (7.62%) VPN
8 21 (6.95%) Firewall
9 16 (5.30%) LDAP
10 15 (4.97%) HTTP
10 15 (4.97%) Internet
11 14 (4.64%) IPsec
11 14 (4.64%) IPv6
12 13 (4.30%) Software-Defined Networking
13 10 (3.31%) Skype
14 8 (2.65%) Kerberos
14 8 (2.65%) NAS
14 8 (2.65%) Network Security
14 8 (2.65%) X.500
15 6 (1.99%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (5.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (5.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (3.31%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (2.32%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (1.66%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.32%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.99%) Power BI
10 2 (0.66%) HDInsight
10 2 (0.66%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.66%) MS Access
10 2 (0.66%) MySQL
10 2 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (3.64%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.98%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.66%) MSI
4 4 (1.32%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.99%) Ant
5 3 (0.99%) Hudson
5 3 (0.99%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.99%) JIRA
5 3 (0.99%) Maven
5 3 (0.99%) Subversion
5 3 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.66%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.66%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.33%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 27 (8.94%) Finance
2 14 (4.64%) Marketing
3 12 (3.97%) German Language
4 7 (2.32%) Law
5 5 (1.66%) Military
5 5 (1.66%) Retail
6 4 (1.32%) Advertising
6 4 (1.32%) Banking
6 4 (1.32%) French Language
6 4 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.99%) Automotive
8 2 (0.66%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (0.66%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) Local Government
9 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (15.56%) Support Engineer
2 45 (14.90%) Analyst
3 28 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 26 (8.61%) Architect
5 22 (7.28%) 3rd Line Support
6 21 (6.95%) Developer
7 20 (6.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 20 (6.62%) Consultant
7 20 (6.62%) Server Engineer
8 19 (6.29%) Desktop Support
8 19 (6.29%) Wintel Engineer
9 17 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 17 (5.63%) Support Analyst
10 14 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (4.64%) Active Directory Engineer
11 13 (4.30%) Administrator
11 13 (4.30%) Infrastructure Architect
11 13 (4.30%) Service Analyst
11 13 (4.30%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (3.97%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (12.91%) .NET
2 19 (6.29%) XML
3 17 (5.63%) ASP.NET
3 17 (5.63%) CSS
4 16 (5.30%) HTML
5 8 (2.65%) Web Services
6 5 (1.66%) ODBC
7 4 (1.32%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.66%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.66%) Ajax
8 2 (0.66%) DCOM
8 2 (0.66%) jQuery
8 2 (0.66%) JSON
8 2 (0.66%) LAMP
8 2 (0.66%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.66%) REST
8 2 (0.66%) WCF
9 1 (0.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 1 (0.33%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (0.33%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.26%) Computer Science
2 27 (8.94%) PKI
3 25 (8.28%) Data Centre
4 19 (6.29%) Management Information System
5 17 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (4.30%) Public Cloud
7 10 (3.31%) Clustering
7 10 (3.31%) Replication
8 7 (2.32%) Blackberry
8 7 (2.32%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.32%) Mathematics
8 7 (2.32%) Smartcard
9 5 (1.66%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.99%) AS400
10 3 (0.99%) CMDB
10 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.99%) PMI
10 3 (0.99%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.99%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.99%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 204 (67.55%) Windows
2 105 (34.77%) Windows Server
3 71 (23.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (15.89%) Windows 7
5 45 (14.90%) Linux
5 45 (14.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (12.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (4.30%) Unix
9 10 (3.31%) Windows XP
10 9 (2.98%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.99%) Solaris
11 6 (1.99%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.32%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.99%) CentOS
13 3 (0.99%) VMS
14 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (33.11%) ITIL
2 27 (8.94%) Project Management
3 25 (8.28%) Service Management
4 24 (7.95%) ITIL V3
5 22 (7.28%) Service Delivery
6 20 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (6.62%) Load Balancing
6 20 (6.62%) Workflow
7 19 (6.29%) Mentoring
8 18 (5.96%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (5.96%) Migration
8 18 (5.96%) Presales
9 16 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (5.30%) Problem Management
10 15 (4.97%) CRM
10 15 (4.97%) Process Improvement
11 14 (4.64%) High Availability
12 13 (4.30%) Server Building
13 12 (3.97%) Incident Management
14 11 (3.64%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (24.83%) PowerShell
2 60 (19.87%) SQL
3 34 (11.26%) VBScript
4 28 (9.27%) JavaScript
5 25 (8.28%) C#
6 14 (4.64%) VB
7 13 (4.30%) Python
8 12 (3.97%) T-SQL
9 11 (3.64%) Ruby
10 10 (3.31%) C++
11 9 (2.98%) C
11 9 (2.98%) Perl
12 8 (2.65%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.99%) ABAP
13 3 (0.99%) Java
13 3 (0.99%) PHP
14 1 (0.33%) R
14 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 163 (53.97%) MCSE
2 68 (22.52%) MCP
3 66 (21.85%) Security Cleared
4 62 (20.53%) MCSA
5 51 (16.89%) MCITP
6 48 (15.89%) Degree
7 46 (15.23%) Cisco Certification
8 43 (14.24%) SC Cleared
9 34 (11.26%) MCTS
10 26 (8.61%) CCNA
10 26 (8.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 24 (7.95%) MCDST
12 23 (7.62%) DV Cleared
13 18 (5.96%) MCSD
14 15 (4.97%) CCNP
15 10 (3.31%) ISTQB
16 9 (2.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 9 (2.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 7 (2.32%) ISEB
18 6 (1.99%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.28%) SLA
2 7 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.99%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.99%) QA
4 3 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.66%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.66%) JSP 440
System Software
1 148 (49.01%) Active Directory
2 64 (21.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (13.58%) Hyper-V
4 27 (8.94%) vSphere
5 24 (7.95%) XenApp
6 11 (3.64%) VMware ESX
7 10 (3.31%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.65%) Firmware
9 5 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.99%) Docker
11 3 (0.99%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.66%) XenServer
13 1 (0.33%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.33%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 49 (16.23%) SCCM
2 27 (8.94%) SCOM
3 18 (5.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 16 (5.30%) WSUS
5 15 (4.97%) NetBackup
6 11 (3.64%) Backup Exec
7 10 (3.31%) Ansible
7 10 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (3.31%) Puppet
8 9 (2.98%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (1.66%) WMI
11 3 (0.99%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.66%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.66%) Perfmon
13 1 (0.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 232 (76.82%) Microsoft
2 98 (32.45%) VMware
3 58 (19.21%) HP
4 49 (16.23%) Cisco
5 48 (15.89%) Citrix
6 21 (6.95%) NetApp
7 18 (5.96%) Red Hat
8 14 (4.64%) Dell
8 14 (4.64%) Intel Security
9 13 (4.30%) Oracle
10 12 (3.97%) EMC
11 10 (3.31%) Juniper
12 8 (2.65%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.65%) IBM
13 7 (2.32%) 3PAR
13 7 (2.32%) CommVault
13 7 (2.32%) Symantec
14 6 (1.99%) Intel
15 5 (1.66%) Hitachi
15 5 (1.66%) Remedy
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