The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 18 44 29
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 29 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 7.51% 1.56% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.58% 6.74% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 4 7
Average daily rate
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£363 £215 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.60% -54.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £17.36
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -7.80%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Qualifications Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
123 89 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 31.87% 23.12% 29.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 62 72
Average daily rate £363 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £573 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% +96.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.54 £45.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Southampton region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Southampton region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 51 (91.07%) Microsoft
2 38 (67.86%) Windows
2 38 (67.86%) MCSE
3 36 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (55.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (55.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 31 (55.36%) MS Exchange
5 30 (53.57%) ITIL
5 30 (53.57%) Intel
6 15 (26.79%) PowerShell
7 14 (25.00%) SQL
8 12 (21.43%) HTML
8 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
8 12 (21.43%) .NET
8 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET
8 12 (21.43%) HP
9 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
9 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
9 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (16.07%) VMware
11 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 8 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (12.50%) XenApp
12 7 (12.50%) VCP4
12 7 (12.50%) vSphere

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 31 (55.36%) MS Exchange
1 31 (55.36%) Exchange Server 2010
1 31 (55.36%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (8.93%) IIS
3 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.36%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) InfoPath
3 2 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) SAN
1 7 (12.50%) FCoE
1 7 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
1 7 (12.50%) NetScaler
2 3 (5.36%) Internet
3 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.57%) DNS
4 1 (1.79%) Intranet
4 1 (1.79%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (7.14%) OLAP Cube
4 4 (7.14%) OLAP
4 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (1.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (50.00%) Architect
1 28 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 10 (17.86%) Developer
3 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Test Specialist
4 5 (8.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Designer
5 4 (7.14%) Designer
6 3 (5.36%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Consultant
8 1 (1.79%) Field Service Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Help Desk Analyst
8 1 (1.79%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.43%) HTML
1 12 (21.43%) .NET
1 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET
2 7 (12.50%) JSP
3 5 (8.93%) CSS
3 5 (8.93%) jQuery
4 3 (5.36%) XHTML
5 2 (3.57%) Ajax
6 1 (1.79%) Web Services
6 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 1 (1.79%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Clustering
1 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.79%) User Experience
2 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.79%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 38 (67.86%) Windows
2 36 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 36 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (12.50%) Linux
3 7 (12.50%) UNIX
4 1 (1.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (53.57%) ITIL
2 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
3 7 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 7 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 6 (10.71%) Scrum
5 5 (8.93%) Test Scripting
6 4 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
6 4 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (7.14%) ETL
6 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.36%) Content Management
8 2 (3.57%) SDLC
8 2 (3.57%) OO
8 2 (3.57%) Project Management
8 2 (3.57%) CMMI
8 2 (3.57%) OOD
8 2 (3.57%) TDD
8 2 (3.57%) Project Planning
8 2 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) PowerShell
2 14 (25.00%) SQL
3 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.50%) VBScript
5 5 (8.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 38 (67.86%) MCSE
2 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
2 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
3 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (12.50%) ISEB
4 7 (12.50%) VCP4
4 7 (12.50%) MCITP
4 7 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 7 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (8.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (7.14%) MCTS
6 4 (7.14%) MCSA
7 1 (1.79%) CCNP
7 1 (1.79%) CCNA
7 1 (1.79%) MCDST
7 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (12.50%) XenApp
2 7 (12.50%) vSphere
2 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) SCCM
1 7 (12.50%) SCOM
1 7 (12.50%) vMotion
Vendors
1 51 (91.07%) Microsoft
2 30 (53.57%) Intel
3 12 (21.43%) HP
4 9 (16.07%) VMware
5 7 (12.50%) 3PAR
5 7 (12.50%) Citrix
5 7 (12.50%) Cisco
6 3 (5.36%) Telerik
7 1 (1.79%) Nintex
7 1 (1.79%) Apple