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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 69 73 100
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 255 219 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.57% 2.57% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.78% 10.67% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 142 83
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£325 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £235 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.41 £15.13 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -19.03%
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
2904 2053 1799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.29% 24.08% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1435 1027 780
Average daily rate £375 £374 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 93 168
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -32.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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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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
Hampshire +35 73 £323 +7.50% 35
Buckinghamshire +14 55 £275 +37.50% 8
Berkshire -17 53 £356 -16.17% 31
Surrey -11 27 £375 +7.91% 13
West Sussex -2 25 £338 -15.62% 3
Kent -13 9 £375 +17.18% 3
East Sussex -4 6 £325 +4.00% 2
Oxfordshire -24 3 - - 5
Sussex 0 1 £550 +29.41%
Middlesex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 361 (74.43%) Windows
2 337 (69.48%) Microsoft
3 287 (59.18%) MCSE
4 247 (50.93%) Active Directory
5 207 (42.68%) ITIL
6 178 (36.70%) Security Cleared
7 148 (30.52%) MCP
8 145 (29.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 144 (29.69%) SC Cleared
10 138 (28.45%) VMware
11 133 (27.42%) MS Exchange
12 131 (27.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 127 (26.19%) MS Excel
14 114 (23.51%) MCITP
15 95 (19.59%) SQL
15 95 (19.59%) HP
16 87 (17.94%) VMware Infrastructure
17 76 (15.67%) Windows 7
17 76 (15.67%) Citrix
18 75 (15.46%) MCSA
18 75 (15.46%) PowerShell
19 69 (14.23%) Linux
19 69 (14.23%) SQL Server
20 66 (13.61%) SAN
21 65 (13.40%) Cisco Certification
21 65 (13.40%) Degree
21 65 (13.40%) Windows Server 2012
22 64 (13.20%) DNS
23 62 (12.78%) SLA
24 61 (12.58%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 133 (27.42%) MS Exchange
2 49 (10.10%) IIS
3 45 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 33 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 24 (4.95%) SharePoint
7 22 (4.54%) Lync
8 19 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.82%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.62%) GroupWise
13 2 (0.41%) SAS
13 2 (0.41%) Live Communications Server
13 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.21%) Apache
Applications
1 127 (26.19%) MS Excel
2 58 (11.96%) MS Office
3 20 (4.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.86%) Office 365
2 7 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.62%) IaaS
3 3 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.21%) SaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 66 (13.61%) SAN
2 64 (13.20%) DNS
3 51 (10.52%) DHCP
4 48 (9.90%) Firewall
5 41 (8.45%) TCP/IP
6 26 (5.36%) LAN
7 25 (5.15%) WAN
8 18 (3.71%) SMTP
8 18 (3.71%) NAS
9 16 (3.30%) SSL
10 15 (3.09%) VPN
10 15 (3.09%) X.400
11 14 (2.89%) X.500
12 13 (2.68%) Wireless
13 12 (2.47%) VoIP
14 11 (2.27%) IP Telephony
14 11 (2.27%) Internet
15 8 (1.65%) VLAN
16 6 (1.24%) Broadband
16 6 (1.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (14.23%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (2.68%) SQL Server 2000
4 12 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
4 12 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.86%) EDRMS
7 8 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.44%) OLTP
9 6 (1.24%) MS Access
10 3 (0.62%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.62%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.41%) MySQL
11 2 (0.41%) OLAP
11 2 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.62%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.62%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.41%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.41%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.21%) NUnit
4 1 (0.21%) MSI
General
1 28 (5.77%) Finance
2 14 (2.89%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.03%) Military
3 5 (1.03%) Banking
4 4 (0.82%) Manufacturing
4 4 (0.82%) Marketing
5 2 (0.41%) Back Office
5 2 (0.41%) Advertising
6 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.21%) Retail
6 1 (0.21%) Automotive
6 1 (0.21%) Legal
6 1 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 89 (18.35%) Support Engineer
2 75 (15.46%) Analyst
3 37 (7.63%) Support Analyst
3 37 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 32 (6.60%) Administrator
5 31 (6.39%) Consultant
6 30 (6.19%) Wintel Engineer
7 27 (5.57%) Server Engineer
8 24 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (4.33%) Windows Administrator
10 20 (4.12%) Messaging Engineer
11 19 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
11 19 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
12 17 (3.51%) Service Analyst
13 16 (3.30%) Developer
13 16 (3.30%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 15 (3.09%) Security Analyst
14 15 (3.09%) Service Desk Analyst
14 15 (3.09%) Desktop Support
14 15 (3.09%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (11.96%) HTML
2 44 (9.07%) XML
3 38 (7.84%) .NET
4 31 (6.39%) ASP.NET
5 20 (4.12%) JSP
6 13 (2.68%) Software Packaging
6 13 (2.68%) Web Services
7 9 (1.86%) WCF
8 7 (1.44%) WPF
9 6 (1.24%) WinForms
9 6 (1.24%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.82%) CSS
11 3 (0.62%) REST
11 3 (0.62%) Application Packaging
11 3 (0.62%) LINQ
11 3 (0.62%) Ajax
12 2 (0.41%) ADO.NET
12 2 (0.41%) Silverlight
12 2 (0.41%) Windows Identity Foundation
12 2 (0.41%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.10%) Clustering
2 32 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.36%) Blackberry
4 18 (3.71%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.30%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.68%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.65%) Thin Client
7 8 (1.65%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.24%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.24%) PKI
8 6 (1.24%) Replication
9 5 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.82%) CMDB
10 4 (0.82%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.82%) iPad
11 3 (0.62%) iPhone
11 3 (0.62%) EPoS
12 2 (0.41%) NHS
12 2 (0.41%) Blog
12 2 (0.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 361 (74.43%) Windows
2 145 (29.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 131 (27.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 76 (15.67%) Windows 7
5 69 (14.23%) Linux
6 65 (13.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (9.28%) UNIX
8 28 (5.77%) Windows XP
9 20 (4.12%) Windows 2000
9 20 (4.12%) Windows 8
10 19 (3.92%) Windows 2000 Server
11 15 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (3.09%) Windows Vista
12 13 (2.68%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.62%) Android
13 3 (0.62%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.21%) CentOS
15 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (42.68%) ITIL
2 53 (10.93%) Service Management
3 40 (8.25%) Change Management
4 34 (7.01%) Migration
5 32 (6.60%) Validation
6 31 (6.39%) High Availability
7 30 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 26 (5.36%) Project Management
9 25 (5.15%) Incident Management
10 24 (4.95%) Service Delivery
11 22 (4.54%) Customer Engagement
12 21 (4.33%) CRM
13 19 (3.92%) Configuration Management
14 17 (3.51%) ITIL V3
15 15 (3.09%) Load Balancing
15 15 (3.09%) Security Testing
16 14 (2.89%) Vulnerability Management
16 14 (2.89%) Performance Tuning
16 14 (2.89%) Data Migration
17 13 (2.68%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 95 (19.59%) SQL
2 75 (15.46%) PowerShell
3 36 (7.42%) VBScript
4 31 (6.39%) JavaScript
5 17 (3.51%) VB
6 15 (3.09%) C#
7 14 (2.89%) T-SQL
8 10 (2.06%) C
9 7 (1.44%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.24%) Perl
10 6 (1.24%) PHP
10 6 (1.24%) Bourne shell
10 6 (1.24%) Korn
11 3 (0.62%) Java
11 3 (0.62%) VBA
12 2 (0.41%) C++
12 2 (0.41%) Python
12 2 (0.41%) Ruby
13 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 287 (59.18%) MCSE
2 178 (36.70%) Security Cleared
3 148 (30.52%) MCP
4 144 (29.69%) SC Cleared
5 114 (23.51%) MCITP
6 75 (15.46%) MCSA
7 65 (13.40%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (13.40%) Degree
8 60 (12.37%) MCTS
9 57 (11.75%) DV Cleared
10 49 (10.10%) CCNA
11 33 (6.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 20 (4.12%) ISTQB
13 18 (3.71%) CCNP
14 17 (3.51%) MCDST
14 17 (3.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 12 (2.47%) HNC
15 12 (2.47%) A+ Certification
15 12 (2.47%) Citrix Certification
16 11 (2.27%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (12.78%) SLA
2 5 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.62%) BS7799
4 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.21%) QA
5 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 247 (50.93%) Active Directory
2 87 (17.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (9.28%) Hyper-V
4 26 (5.36%) vSphere
4 26 (5.36%) VMware ESX
5 22 (4.54%) ISA Server
6 18 (3.71%) Terminal Services
7 17 (3.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (2.06%) UAG
9 8 (1.65%) Firmware
9 8 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (1.65%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (1.24%) NFS
10 6 (1.24%) XenApp
10 6 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.24%) vCloud
11 4 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.82%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.62%) Xen
12 3 (0.62%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 58 (11.96%) SCCM
2 43 (8.87%) SCOM
3 30 (6.19%) Backup Exec
4 15 (3.09%) BladeLogic
4 15 (3.09%) McAfee ePO
5 14 (2.89%) Nagios
6 12 (2.47%) OVSD
7 11 (2.27%) Nessus
7 11 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (1.86%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.44%) SCSM
10 6 (1.24%) WSUS
11 5 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (1.03%) MOM
12 4 (0.82%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.82%) OpenView
12 4 (0.82%) WMI
12 4 (0.82%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 3 (0.62%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 337 (69.48%) Microsoft
2 138 (28.45%) VMware
3 95 (19.59%) HP
4 76 (15.67%) Citrix
5 61 (12.58%) Cisco
6 38 (7.84%) McAfee
7 23 (4.74%) Red Hat
8 22 (4.54%) Symantec
9 16 (3.30%) Lumension
9 16 (3.30%) SolarWinds
10 15 (3.09%) Oracle
11 13 (2.68%) Sophos
12 12 (2.47%) Intel
13 11 (2.27%) NetApp
14 10 (2.06%) Juniper
15 9 (1.86%) EMC
15 9 (1.86%) IBM
15 9 (1.86%) Remedy
16 8 (1.65%) Qualys
16 8 (1.65%) Isilon
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Reading, Berkshire
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Reading
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Rate: £300 - £450 per day + competitive
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Wokingham
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