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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 85 101 118
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 206 150 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.15% 1.67% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.72% 6.54% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 75 54
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £124 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 31 13
Average hourly rate £28.75 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.65 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £21.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -23.91%
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
2670 2292 1730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.82% 25.58% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1101 786
Average daily rate £375 £356 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +3.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 126 113
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £13.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.25 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -36.36%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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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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 +25 63 £347 +11.19% 18
Berkshire +12 59 £356 -16.17% 33
West Sussex -5 28 £310 -11.42% 5
Buckinghamshire -7 19 £300 +9.09% 19
Surrey +1 16 £400 +23.07% 23
Kent -9 9 £305 +1.66% 4
East Sussex +1 5 £425 +41.66% 3
Oxfordshire -14 5 £320 -14.66% 7
Middlesex +4 1 - - 2
M4 Corridor -1 1 £500 -
Sussex - 1 £425 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 337 (72.94%) Microsoft
2 316 (68.40%) Windows
3 259 (56.06%) MCSE
4 225 (48.70%) Active Directory
5 210 (45.45%) ITIL
6 160 (34.63%) Security Cleared
7 142 (30.74%) VMware
8 139 (30.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 136 (29.44%) SC Cleared
10 134 (29.00%) MCP
11 126 (27.27%) MCITP
12 124 (26.84%) MS Exchange
13 118 (25.54%) MS Excel
14 106 (22.94%) Windows Server 2003
15 91 (19.70%) SQL
16 87 (18.83%) VMware Infrastructure
17 86 (18.61%) MCSA
18 84 (18.18%) HP
19 77 (16.67%) Windows 7
20 74 (16.02%) PowerShell
21 71 (15.37%) SQL Server
22 70 (15.15%) Cisco
23 69 (14.94%) MCTS
24 67 (14.50%) Citrix
25 65 (14.07%) Linux
26 63 (13.64%) DNS
27 60 (12.99%) Degree
27 60 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
28 59 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
28 59 (12.77%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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
1 124 (26.84%) MS Exchange
2 51 (11.04%) Exchange Server 2003
3 50 (10.82%) IIS
4 49 (10.61%) SharePoint
5 33 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (5.19%) Lync
6 24 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (3.68%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
8 11 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.30%) GroupWise
10 6 (1.30%) IBM Notes
11 5 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (0.65%) Documentum
13 2 (0.43%) SAS
13 2 (0.43%) Live Communications Server
14 1 (0.22%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 118 (25.54%) MS Excel
2 51 (11.04%) MS Office
3 18 (3.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.43%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.68%) Office 365
2 12 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.30%) IaaS
4 5 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (13.64%) DNS
2 56 (12.12%) SAN
3 50 (10.82%) Firewall
3 50 (10.82%) DHCP
4 35 (7.58%) TCP/IP
5 30 (6.49%) LAN
5 30 (6.49%) WAN
6 21 (4.55%) VoIP
7 18 (3.90%) VPN
8 17 (3.68%) SMTP
9 15 (3.25%) NAS
10 11 (2.38%) SSL
11 10 (2.16%) Internet
11 10 (2.16%) X.400
11 10 (2.16%) X.500
12 8 (1.73%) Wireless
12 8 (1.73%) VLAN
13 7 (1.52%) IMAP
13 7 (1.52%) IP Telephony
13 7 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (15.37%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.73%) OLTP
8 7 (1.52%) MS Access
9 5 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.65%) EDRMS
10 3 (0.65%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.43%) MySQL
11 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.43%) OLAP
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.52%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.65%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.43%) WinRunner
4 2 (0.43%) TestDirector
4 2 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.22%) MSI
5 1 (0.22%) NUnit
5 1 (0.22%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.22%) MSBuild
General
1 29 (6.28%) Finance
2 10 (2.16%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.30%) Banking
4 5 (1.08%) Military
5 4 (0.87%) Marketing
6 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.22%) Back Office
6 1 (0.22%) Automotive
6 1 (0.22%) Legal
6 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 86 (18.61%) Support Engineer
2 59 (12.77%) Analyst
3 40 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 33 (7.14%) Consultant
5 31 (6.71%) Developer
5 31 (6.71%) Wintel Engineer
6 30 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
6 30 (6.49%) Server Engineer
7 29 (6.28%) Field Engineer
7 29 (6.28%) Support Analyst
8 24 (5.19%) Administrator
9 18 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 17 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 17 (3.68%) Windows Administrator
11 15 (3.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 15 (3.25%) Architect
12 14 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
12 14 (3.03%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 13 (2.81%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (12.55%) HTML
2 49 (10.61%) .NET
3 45 (9.74%) XML
4 37 (8.01%) ASP.NET
5 18 (3.90%) JSP
6 12 (2.60%) Web Services
6 12 (2.60%) WCF
7 9 (1.95%) WPF
8 8 (1.73%) jQuery
9 7 (1.52%) CSS
10 6 (1.30%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.30%) Software Packaging
10 6 (1.30%) HTML5
11 5 (1.08%) Application Packaging
12 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET 2.0
12 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (0.43%) REST
12 2 (0.43%) CSS3
12 2 (0.43%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.04%) Clustering
2 41 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.25%) Blackberry
4 14 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.81%) Client/Server
6 12 (2.60%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.73%) PKI
8 6 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.08%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.87%) Replication
10 4 (0.87%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.87%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.43%) User Experience
12 2 (0.43%) iPhone
12 2 (0.43%) iPad
12 2 (0.43%) CMDB
12 2 (0.43%) PDA
12 2 (0.43%) EPoS
12 2 (0.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 316 (68.40%) Windows
2 139 (30.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 106 (22.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 77 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 65 (14.07%) Linux
6 60 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (7.79%) UNIX
8 28 (6.06%) Windows XP
9 20 (4.33%) Windows 8
10 16 (3.46%) Windows 2000 Server
11 15 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (3.03%) Windows Vista
13 11 (2.38%) Windows 2000
14 9 (1.95%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.87%) Android
16 2 (0.43%) AIX
17 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (45.45%) ITIL
2 59 (12.77%) Service Management
3 43 (9.31%) Migration
4 32 (6.93%) Change Management
4 32 (6.93%) CRM
4 32 (6.93%) Customer Engagement
5 31 (6.71%) High Availability
5 31 (6.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (5.84%) Configuration Management
6 27 (5.84%) Project Management
7 25 (5.41%) Validation
8 21 (4.55%) Service Delivery
9 20 (4.33%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (4.33%) ITIL V3
10 18 (3.90%) Security Testing
11 17 (3.68%) Data Migration
11 17 (3.68%) Incident Management
12 16 (3.46%) Knowledge Management
13 14 (3.03%) Software Engineering
13 14 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 91 (19.70%) SQL
2 74 (16.02%) PowerShell
3 38 (8.23%) VBScript
4 34 (7.36%) JavaScript
5 30 (6.49%) C#
6 17 (3.68%) VB
7 12 (2.60%) VB.NET
7 12 (2.60%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.73%) C
9 6 (1.30%) PHP
10 5 (1.08%) VBA
11 3 (0.65%) Java
11 3 (0.65%) Perl
11 3 (0.65%) Korn
11 3 (0.65%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.43%) C++
13 1 (0.22%) Python
13 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 259 (56.06%) MCSE
2 160 (34.63%) Security Cleared
3 136 (29.44%) SC Cleared
4 134 (29.00%) MCP
5 126 (27.27%) MCITP
6 86 (18.61%) MCSA
7 69 (14.94%) MCTS
8 60 (12.99%) Degree
9 59 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
10 58 (12.55%) DV Cleared
11 40 (8.66%) CCNA
12 31 (6.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 21 (4.55%) ISTQB
14 17 (3.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 15 (3.25%) CCNP
16 14 (3.03%) MCDST
17 12 (2.60%) CISSP
18 11 (2.38%) MCSD
19 10 (2.16%) ISEB
20 9 (1.95%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (11.04%) SLA
2 3 (0.65%) QA
2 3 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 225 (48.70%) Active Directory
2 87 (18.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (11.90%) Hyper-V
4 24 (5.19%) VMware ESX
5 21 (4.55%) vSphere
6 12 (2.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 12 (2.60%) ISA Server
7 11 (2.38%) Terminal Services
8 10 (2.16%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.95%) UAG
10 8 (1.73%) Firmware
10 8 (1.73%) XenApp
10 8 (1.73%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.30%) vCloud
12 5 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.65%) NFS
15 1 (0.22%) Samba
15 1 (0.22%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 50 (10.82%) SCCM
2 38 (8.23%) SCOM
3 31 (6.71%) Backup Exec
4 15 (3.25%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (2.60%) Nagios
6 11 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (2.16%) OVSD
7 10 (2.16%) BladeLogic
8 8 (1.73%) WMI
8 8 (1.73%) SCSM
9 7 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (1.52%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.52%) MOM
10 6 (1.30%) Nessus
11 5 (1.08%) SAP Afaria
12 4 (0.87%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 4 (0.87%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.65%) OpenView
13 3 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 3 (0.65%) Foglight
Vendors
1 337 (72.94%) Microsoft
2 142 (30.74%) VMware
3 84 (18.18%) HP
4 70 (15.15%) Cisco
5 67 (14.50%) Citrix
6 38 (8.23%) McAfee
7 19 (4.11%) Red Hat
8 16 (3.46%) NetApp
8 16 (3.46%) Symantec
8 16 (3.46%) Lumension
9 15 (3.25%) Sophos
10 13 (2.81%) Oracle
11 11 (2.38%) Juniper
12 10 (2.16%) Avaya
12 10 (2.16%) Dell
12 10 (2.16%) Remedy
13 9 (1.95%) IBM
13 9 (1.95%) Intel
14 8 (1.73%) EMC
14 8 (1.73%) Lotus
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
Gold Group
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £345 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £250 - 300 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £13 - £16 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £17.00 - £20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe
Church International
Rate: £400 per day all inclusive
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Explore Group
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Explore Group
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Middlesex
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago