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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 103 87 82
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 178 196 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.87% 2.13% 2.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.15% 8.27% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 95 124
Average daily rate
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£363 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £17.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £19.80 £42.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £17.29
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -8.18%
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
2489 2369 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.11% 25.76% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1472 1166 1066
Average daily rate £375 £351 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% -3.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 81 113
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.29 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.67% -13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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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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 +11 72 £363 +36.34% 10
Berkshire +5 36 £375 -6.25% 19
Surrey +4 23 £350 +16.66% 20
Buckinghamshire -2 16 £311 +8.26% 16
West Sussex -34 10 £220 - 4
Oxfordshire -19 9 £300 +20.00% 2
Kent -5 7 £388 +10.71% 7
East Sussex -16 5 £425 +226.92% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 286 (73.52%) Microsoft
2 258 (66.32%) Windows
3 201 (51.67%) MCSE
4 182 (46.79%) Active Directory
5 162 (41.65%) ITIL
6 112 (28.79%) MCITP
7 110 (28.28%) VMware
8 107 (27.51%) MS Exchange
9 106 (27.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 104 (26.74%) Security Cleared
10 104 (26.74%) MCSA
11 92 (23.65%) MS Excel
12 89 (22.88%) HP
13 84 (21.59%) Windows 7
14 82 (21.08%) SC Cleared
15 79 (20.31%) Windows Server 2012
16 75 (19.28%) PowerShell
16 75 (19.28%) MCP
16 75 (19.28%) SQL
17 73 (18.77%) Exchange Server 2010
18 72 (18.51%) Cisco
18 72 (18.51%) Cisco Certification
19 65 (16.71%) SQL Server
19 65 (16.71%) VMware Infrastructure
20 61 (15.68%) SCCM
21 58 (14.91%) HTML
22 56 (14.40%) Citrix
23 53 (13.62%) DNS
24 50 (12.85%) LAN
24 50 (12.85%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 107 (27.51%) MS Exchange
2 73 (18.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (11.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 36 (9.25%) SharePoint
5 33 (8.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 29 (7.46%) Lync
6 29 (7.46%) IIS
7 17 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.80%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (1.29%) SAS
12 4 (1.03%) IBM Notes
12 4 (1.03%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.51%) GroupWise
14 2 (0.51%) MS Project Server
15 1 (0.26%) Node.js
15 1 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
15 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 92 (23.65%) MS Excel
2 45 (11.57%) MS Office
3 23 (5.91%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.29%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.51%) MS Project
7 1 (0.26%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.51%) SAP CCM
4 2 (0.51%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.71%) Office 365
2 16 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.29%) IaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.26%) SaaS
5 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (13.62%) DNS
2 50 (12.85%) LAN
3 43 (11.05%) Firewall
4 38 (9.77%) SAN
5 33 (8.48%) TCP/IP
6 32 (8.23%) WAN
7 31 (7.97%) DHCP
8 22 (5.66%) VPN
9 14 (3.60%) Internet
10 12 (3.08%) MPLS
11 10 (2.57%) Intranet
12 9 (2.31%) VoIP
12 9 (2.31%) SMTP
12 9 (2.31%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (2.06%) VLAN
13 8 (2.06%) Unified Communications
14 7 (1.80%) FCoE
14 7 (1.80%) NetScaler
15 6 (1.54%) HTTP
16 5 (1.29%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (16.71%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (5.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (3.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.54%) OLAP
8 6 (1.54%) OLAP Cube
9 5 (1.29%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.03%) DTS
10 4 (1.03%) OLTP
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.26%) MS Access
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Power View
11 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (3.86%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.54%) ClearCase
3 6 (1.54%) Subversion
4 5 (1.29%) ClearQuest
5 4 (1.03%) JIRA
6 2 (0.51%) StarTeam
6 2 (0.51%) WinRunner
6 2 (0.51%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.51%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.26%) MSBuild
General
1 25 (6.43%) Finance
2 6 (1.54%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.03%) Banking
3 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.77%) Retail
4 3 (0.77%) French Language
4 3 (0.77%) Japanese Language
5 2 (0.51%) German Language
5 2 (0.51%) Dutch Language
5 2 (0.51%) Advertising
5 2 (0.51%) Automotive
5 2 (0.51%) Legal
5 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.26%) Electronics
6 1 (0.26%) Publishing
6 1 (0.26%) Games
6 1 (0.26%) Billing
6 1 (0.26%) Local Government
6 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (15.94%) Support Engineer
2 38 (9.77%) Developer
3 36 (9.25%) Architect
4 33 (8.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (8.23%) 2nd Line Support
6 30 (7.71%) Infrastructure Architect
7 28 (7.20%) Analyst
8 25 (6.43%) Consultant
9 24 (6.17%) Wintel Engineer
10 22 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (4.11%) Server Engineer
12 15 (3.86%) Test Specialist
12 15 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support
13 14 (3.60%) Network Engineer
14 13 (3.34%) Support Analyst
15 12 (3.08%) Field Engineer
15 12 (3.08%) SharePoint Developer
16 11 (2.83%) Administrator
16 11 (2.83%) DBA
17 10 (2.57%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (14.91%) HTML
2 50 (12.85%) .NET
3 39 (10.03%) ASP.NET
4 34 (8.74%) XML
5 22 (5.66%) JSP
6 14 (3.60%) jQuery
7 13 (3.34%) Web Services
8 11 (2.83%) CSS
9 7 (1.80%) XHTML
9 7 (1.80%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.54%) WCF
10 6 (1.54%) HTML5
11 5 (1.29%) Application Packaging
12 4 (1.03%) ASP.NET 2.0
12 4 (1.03%) SOAP
12 4 (1.03%) COM+
13 3 (0.77%) Middleware
13 3 (0.77%) MSMQ
13 3 (0.77%) Reactive Extensions
13 3 (0.77%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.68%) Clustering
3 18 (4.63%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.37%) Computer Science
5 16 (4.11%) Blackberry
6 14 (3.60%) Client/Server
7 12 (3.08%) Replication
7 12 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.54%) PKI
10 5 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.29%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.03%) User Experience
11 4 (1.03%) NHS
11 4 (1.03%) Informatics
12 3 (0.77%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.77%) EqualLogic
12 3 (0.77%) Life Science
13 2 (0.51%) CMDB
13 2 (0.51%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 258 (66.32%) Windows
2 106 (27.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (21.59%) Windows 7
4 79 (20.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (12.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (11.05%) Linux
7 34 (8.74%) UNIX
8 26 (6.68%) Windows XP
9 14 (3.60%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.80%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.54%) Windows 2000
12 5 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.77%) Android
14 2 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.51%) AIX
14 2 (0.51%) HPUX
14 2 (0.51%) Solaris
15 1 (0.26%) VMS
15 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (41.65%) ITIL
2 48 (12.34%) Migration
3 32 (8.23%) Configuration Management
4 25 (6.43%) High Availability
5 24 (6.17%) ITIL V3
5 24 (6.17%) CRM
6 23 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (5.66%) Security Testing
8 21 (5.40%) Project Management
9 20 (5.14%) Knowledge Management
10 19 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (4.11%) Validation
12 15 (3.86%) Network Design
13 14 (3.60%) Incident Management
13 14 (3.60%) Capacity Planning
13 14 (3.60%) Patch Management
14 13 (3.34%) Service Delivery
14 13 (3.34%) Service Management
15 12 (3.08%) Change Management
15 12 (3.08%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 75 (19.28%) SQL
1 75 (19.28%) PowerShell
2 38 (9.77%) VBScript
3 36 (9.25%) JavaScript
4 27 (6.94%) C#
5 11 (2.83%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.54%) C
6 6 (1.54%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.29%) VB
8 4 (1.03%) VB6
9 3 (0.77%) VBA
10 1 (0.26%) Python
10 1 (0.26%) C++
10 1 (0.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 201 (51.67%) MCSE
2 112 (28.79%) MCITP
3 104 (26.74%) MCSA
3 104 (26.74%) Security Cleared
4 82 (21.08%) SC Cleared
5 75 (19.28%) MCP
6 72 (18.51%) Cisco Certification
7 50 (12.85%) CCNA
8 46 (11.83%) MCTS
9 39 (10.03%) Degree
10 35 (9.00%) DV Cleared
11 30 (7.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 27 (6.94%) CCNP
13 25 (6.43%) ISTQB
14 22 (5.66%) A+ Certification
15 19 (4.88%) Network+ Certification
15 19 (4.88%) ISEB
15 19 (4.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 15 (3.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 14 (3.60%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (11.05%) SLA
2 6 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.77%) HL7
4 2 (0.51%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 182 (46.79%) Active Directory
2 65 (16.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (9.77%) Hyper-V
4 37 (9.51%) vSphere
5 29 (7.46%) XenApp
6 16 (4.11%) VMware ESX
7 14 (3.60%) XenDesktop
8 12 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.54%) DFS Replication
9 6 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.03%) UAG
12 3 (0.77%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.51%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.51%) Samba
13 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.51%) XenServer
14 1 (0.26%) Novell eDirectory
14 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 61 (15.68%) SCCM
2 30 (7.71%) SCOM
3 10 (2.57%) WSUS
4 9 (2.31%) vMotion
5 8 (2.06%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.80%) SAP Afaria
7 6 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (1.54%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.29%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.03%) Foglight
10 3 (0.77%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.77%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.77%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.51%) SCSM
11 2 (0.51%) NetVault Backup
11 2 (0.51%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 286 (73.52%) Microsoft
2 110 (28.28%) VMware
3 89 (22.88%) HP
4 72 (18.51%) Cisco
5 56 (14.40%) Citrix
6 31 (7.97%) Symantec
7 26 (6.68%) Intel
8 17 (4.37%) McAfee
9 16 (4.11%) CheckPoint
10 12 (3.08%) Oracle
10 12 (3.08%) SolarWinds
11 11 (2.83%) 3PAR
11 11 (2.83%) Dell
12 6 (1.54%) Avaya
12 6 (1.54%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.29%) Lotus
13 5 (1.29%) Sophos
13 5 (1.29%) Telerik
13 5 (1.29%) Juniper
13 5 (1.29%) CommVault
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