The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Southampton region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 37 26 37
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.02% 3.24% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.33% 10.42% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 3
Average daily rate
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£215 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.25% +4.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.29 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +8.06%
Qualifications Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
75 96 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 21.68% 31.07% 30.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 69 42
Average daily rate £330 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £134 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 35
Average hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 July 2014, 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (58.33%) ITIL
4 6 (50.00%) MCSE
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) CCNP
6 4 (33.33%) CCNA
6 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 4 (33.33%) Intel
6 4 (33.33%) Citrix
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (33.33%) LAN
6 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (33.33%) VCP5
6 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (25.00%) Degree
7 3 (25.00%) MCTS
7 3 (25.00%) Finance
7 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
7 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (25.00%) Budget Control
7 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (25.00%) Mainframe

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) WLAN
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Designer
1 4 (33.33%) Designer
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (16.67%) PKI
3 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Budget Control
2 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) MCSE
2 4 (33.33%) CCNP
2 4 (33.33%) CCNA
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (33.33%) VCP5
3 3 (25.00%) MCTS
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) MCSA
4 2 (16.67%) MCDST
4 2 (16.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (16.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Intel
3 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Sophos
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint