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 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 15 37 27
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 33 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 9.85% 1.98% 3.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.00% 9.59% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 4 10
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 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £17.29
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -8.18%
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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
110 73 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 32.84% 20.62% 29.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 46 70
Average daily rate £363 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £248 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £45.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.44% +125.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £22.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.15 £45.00 £30.00
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 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 31 July 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 47 (88.68%) Microsoft
2 32 (60.38%) Windows
3 31 (58.49%) MCSE
4 30 (56.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (56.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (45.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (45.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (45.28%) MS Exchange
6 23 (43.40%) ITIL
6 23 (43.40%) Intel
7 19 (35.85%) PowerShell
8 17 (32.08%) SQL
9 14 (26.42%) HP
10 13 (24.53%) HTML
10 13 (24.53%) JavaScript
10 13 (24.53%) .NET
10 13 (24.53%) SQL Server
10 13 (24.53%) ASP.NET
10 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
10 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
11 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
12 11 (20.75%) VMware
12 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (18.87%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (16.98%) ISEB
14 9 (16.98%) Cisco
14 9 (16.98%) Linux
14 9 (16.98%) UNIX

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (45.28%) MS Exchange
1 24 (45.28%) Exchange Server 2010
1 24 (45.28%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (7.55%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (7.55%) IIS
2 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.55%) InfoPath
3 3 (5.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) SAN
1 7 (13.21%) FCoE
1 7 (13.21%) Fibre Channel
1 7 (13.21%) NetScaler
2 3 (5.66%) DNS
3 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.77%) Intranet
3 2 (3.77%) Internet
3 2 (3.77%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (13.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (9.43%) OLAP
5 5 (9.43%) OLAP Cube
6 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) Architect
1 21 (39.62%) Infrastructure Architect
2 11 (20.75%) Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Test Specialist
5 6 (11.32%) SQL Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Consultant
9 1 (1.89%) Field Service Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Help Desk Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) Service Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) Field Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Service Desk Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) HTML
1 13 (24.53%) .NET
1 13 (24.53%) ASP.NET
2 9 (16.98%) JSP
3 4 (7.55%) CSS
3 4 (7.55%) XHTML
3 4 (7.55%) jQuery
4 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 2 (3.77%) HTML5
5 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Clustering
1 2 (3.77%) User Experience
1 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.89%) PKI
2 1 (1.89%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 32 (60.38%) Windows
2 30 (56.60%) Windows Server 2008
2 30 (56.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (16.98%) Linux
3 9 (16.98%) UNIX
4 2 (3.77%) Android
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) ITIL
2 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.98%) Knowledge Management
3 9 (16.98%) Security Testing
4 7 (13.21%) Test Scripting
4 7 (13.21%) Configuration Management
5 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (11.32%) Kimball Methodology
5 6 (11.32%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (11.32%) Scrum
6 5 (9.43%) ETL
7 4 (7.55%) Content Management
8 3 (5.66%) Migration
9 2 (3.77%) Workflow
9 2 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.77%) CRM
9 2 (3.77%) Project Management
9 2 (3.77%) CMMI
10 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
10 1 (1.89%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) PowerShell
2 17 (32.08%) SQL
3 13 (24.53%) JavaScript
4 7 (13.21%) VBScript
5 4 (7.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 31 (58.49%) MCSE
2 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
2 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
3 10 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (16.98%) ISEB
4 9 (16.98%) MCITP
4 9 (16.98%) ISTQB
4 9 (16.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 8 (15.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (13.21%) VCP4
6 7 (13.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (11.32%) MCTS
7 6 (11.32%) MCSA
8 1 (1.89%) CCNP
8 1 (1.89%) CCNA
8 1 (1.89%) MCDST
8 1 (1.89%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (15.09%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.09%) vSphere
3 7 (13.21%) XenApp
4 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) SCCM
1 7 (13.21%) SCOM
1 7 (13.21%) vMotion
Vendors
1 47 (88.68%) Microsoft
2 23 (43.40%) Intel
3 14 (26.42%) HP
4 11 (20.75%) VMware
5 9 (16.98%) Cisco
6 7 (13.21%) Citrix
6 7 (13.21%) 3PAR
7 4 (7.55%) Telerik
8 2 (3.77%) Apple
8 2 (3.77%) Nintex
9 1 (1.89%) Infor
9 1 (1.89%) Sun