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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / South East
Rank 146 117 89
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 94 148 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.28% 1.80% 2.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.71% 6.47% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 95 104
Median daily rate £348 £350 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £275 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 15
Median hourly rate £43.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.03 £14.58 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £43.00 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.79%

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
1994 2286 2554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.24% 27.86% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1205 1358 1236
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £266 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 122 121
Median hourly rate £23.27 £42.50 £18.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.25% +133.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £60.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +105.26%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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 +6 29 £325 -17.46% 11
Berkshire -26 15 £231 -42.18% 6
Buckinghamshire +5 13 £363 +17.40% 2
West Sussex +8 12 £425 -5.55% 2
Surrey +6 10 £275 -16.66% 14
Kent -1 8 £350 +12.00% 6
Oxfordshire -8 6 £463 +8.82% 3
Middlesex +2 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 153 (68.00%) Windows
2 151 (67.11%) Microsoft
3 115 (51.11%) Active Directory
4 99 (44.00%) MCSE
5 96 (42.67%) Windows Server
6 77 (34.22%) VMware
7 65 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (26.22%) ITIL
8 59 (26.22%) Cisco
9 56 (24.89%) Security Cleared
10 53 (23.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 53 (23.56%) MCSA
11 50 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
12 48 (21.33%) MCP
13 42 (18.67%) MCITP
14 40 (17.78%) MS Excel
15 39 (17.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 38 (16.89%) SharePoint
16 38 (16.89%) Windows 7
17 37 (16.44%) SC Cleared
17 37 (16.44%) PowerShell
17 37 (16.44%) DNS
18 36 (16.00%) SQL Server
19 33 (14.67%) MS Office
20 31 (13.78%) CCIE
21 29 (12.89%) MCTS
22 28 (12.44%) VMware Infrastructure
22 28 (12.44%) Office 365
22 28 (12.44%) MS Exchange
23 27 (12.00%) SQL

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 38 (16.89%) SharePoint
2 28 (12.44%) MS Exchange
3 18 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (8.00%) Skype for Business
4 14 (6.22%) IIS
5 6 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.33%) Documentum
7 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.33%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.89%) CMS
8 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.44%) Drupal
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 40 (17.78%) MS Excel
2 33 (14.67%) MS Office
3 4 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.44%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (10.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.44%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.44%) Office 365
2 18 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.67%) IaaS
4 5 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.78%) SaaS
6 3 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.89%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.89%) PaaS
7 2 (0.89%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (16.44%) DNS
2 26 (11.56%) MPLS
3 25 (11.11%) DHCP
4 23 (10.22%) Firewall
4 23 (10.22%) Skype
5 22 (9.78%) SAN
6 18 (8.00%) Network Security
7 13 (5.78%) LAN
7 13 (5.78%) TCP/IP
8 11 (4.89%) Kerberos
8 11 (4.89%) LDAP
8 11 (4.89%) WAN
8 11 (4.89%) X.500
9 10 (4.44%) VoIP
10 7 (3.11%) VPN
11 6 (2.67%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (2.22%) Internet
12 5 (2.22%) NAS
13 4 (1.78%) SSL
14 3 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.78%) Big Data
5 4 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.89%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.89%) Redis
7 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.44%) DB2
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.44%) MS Access
8 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (1.78%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.78%) JIRA
2 3 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.89%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.44%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.44%) MSI
4 1 (0.44%) StarTeam
General
1 26 (11.56%) Finance
2 15 (6.67%) Retail
3 7 (3.11%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.67%) Military
5 5 (2.22%) German Language
5 5 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.78%) Marketing
7 2 (0.89%) Advertising
7 2 (0.89%) Automotive
7 2 (0.89%) Back Office
7 2 (0.89%) Local Government
8 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (19.56%) Architect
2 28 (12.44%) Infrastructure Architect
3 22 (9.78%) Windows Engineer
4 20 (8.89%) Cisco Architect
4 20 (8.89%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 19 (8.44%) Analyst
5 19 (8.44%) Consultant
5 19 (8.44%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
6 16 (7.11%) Support Engineer
6 16 (7.11%) Wintel Engineer
7 15 (6.67%) Network Security Architect
7 15 (6.67%) Security Architect
7 15 (6.67%) Server Engineer
8 14 (6.22%) Developer
9 13 (5.78%) Cisco Network Architect
10 12 (5.33%) Active Directory Engineer
10 12 (5.33%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (4.89%) Windows Systems Engineer
12 10 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
13 9 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.22%) CSS
2 12 (5.33%) .NET
2 12 (5.33%) XML
3 11 (4.89%) HTML
4 6 (2.67%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.67%) Web Services
5 4 (1.78%) jQuery
6 3 (1.33%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.33%) HTML5
7 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.89%) CSS3
7 2 (0.89%) REST
7 2 (0.89%) RESTful
7 2 (0.89%) Sass
7 2 (0.89%) SOAP
8 1 (0.44%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.44%) Google Maps API
8 1 (0.44%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.44%) ODBC
8 1 (0.44%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.22%) PKI
2 16 (7.11%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.11%) Replication
3 15 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.00%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.11%) Clustering
6 5 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.22%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.78%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.78%) PMI
8 3 (1.33%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.33%) CMDB
8 3 (1.33%) Smartcard
8 3 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.89%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 153 (68.00%) Windows
2 96 (42.67%) Windows Server
3 65 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (23.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (17.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (16.89%) Windows 7
7 18 (8.00%) Windows 10
8 14 (6.22%) Linux
9 10 (4.44%) Windows XP
10 6 (2.67%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.78%) Solaris
13 3 (1.33%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.33%) Unix
14 2 (0.89%) Android
14 2 (0.89%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.89%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.89%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.44%) AIX
15 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (26.22%) ITIL
2 18 (8.00%) Migration
3 15 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (6.22%) Network Design
5 12 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (5.33%) Change Management
6 11 (4.89%) Analytics
6 11 (4.89%) Asset Management
6 11 (4.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (4.89%) High Availability
6 11 (4.89%) Project Management
6 11 (4.89%) Service Delivery
7 10 (4.44%) Incident Management
7 10 (4.44%) Scrum
8 9 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (3.56%) DevOps
9 8 (3.56%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (3.56%) Server Building
9 8 (3.56%) Software Deployment
9 8 (3.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.44%) PowerShell
2 27 (12.00%) SQL
3 14 (6.22%) VBScript
4 9 (4.00%) C#
4 9 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.11%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.67%) Ada
6 6 (2.67%) Ada 83
6 6 (2.67%) Ada 95
7 4 (1.78%) ABAP
7 4 (1.78%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.78%) Python
8 3 (1.33%) Perl
8 3 (1.33%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.89%) Ruby
9 2 (0.89%) VB
10 1 (0.44%) C++
10 1 (0.44%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 99 (44.00%) MCSE
2 56 (24.89%) Security Cleared
3 53 (23.56%) MCSA
4 50 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (21.33%) MCP
6 42 (18.67%) MCITP
7 37 (16.44%) SC Cleared
8 31 (13.78%) CCIE
9 29 (12.89%) MCTS
10 21 (9.33%) CCNP
11 20 (8.89%) Degree
12 18 (8.00%) CCNA
13 17 (7.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (5.78%) DV Cleared
15 11 (4.89%) A+ Certification
16 9 (4.00%) MCDST
16 9 (4.00%) MCSD
17 6 (2.67%) VCP5
18 5 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 4 (1.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.33%) SLA
2 4 (1.78%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.78%) QA
3 3 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.89%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.44%) JSP 440
System Software
1 115 (51.11%) Active Directory
2 28 (12.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (8.89%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.11%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.44%) vSphere
6 7 (3.11%) UAG
7 5 (2.22%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (2.22%) ISA Server
7 5 (2.22%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.78%) Firmware
9 3 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.33%) XenApp
10 2 (0.89%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.89%) XenServer
11 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (9.78%) SCCM
2 11 (4.89%) Nessus
3 6 (2.67%) SCOM
3 6 (2.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.78%) Puppet
5 4 (1.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.33%) WSUS
7 2 (0.89%) Ansible
7 2 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.44%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.44%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.44%) SCSM
8 1 (0.44%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 151 (67.11%) Microsoft
2 77 (34.22%) VMware
3 59 (26.22%) Cisco
4 19 (8.44%) HP
5 14 (6.22%) NetApp
6 13 (5.78%) LANDesk
7 11 (4.89%) Citrix
7 11 (4.89%) SolarWinds
8 8 (3.56%) Forcepoint
9 7 (3.11%) Intel Security
9 7 (3.11%) Oracle
10 6 (2.67%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.67%) Remedy
11 5 (2.22%) Apple
11 5 (2.22%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.22%) SAP
11 5 (2.22%) Symantec
12 4 (1.78%) Altiris
12 4 (1.78%) Avaya
12 4 (1.78%) EMC
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