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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 43 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.75% - 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.95% - 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£120 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -19.31%
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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
43 75 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 12.57% 26.50% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 43 8
Average daily rate £375 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -63.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

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 26 January 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 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) MCSA
3 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
4 5 (38.46%) CRM
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) MS Office
4 5 (38.46%) MCDST
4 5 (38.46%) MCTS
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) LAN
5 4 (30.77%) WAN
6 3 (23.08%) Sun
6 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (23.08%) MCP
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 3 (23.08%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (15.38%) PowerShell

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Lync
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) LAN
1 4 (30.77%) WAN
2 2 (15.38%) VPN
2 2 (15.38%) WLAN
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) ADSL
3 1 (7.69%) Broadband
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) 3G
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Desktop Support
2 4 (30.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Support
4 2 (15.38%) Test Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
1 2 (15.38%) JSP
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) CRM
2 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) MCSA
2 5 (38.46%) MCDST
2 5 (38.46%) MCTS
3 3 (23.08%) MCP
4 2 (15.38%) MCSE
4 2 (15.38%) ISEB
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (15.38%) MCITP
4 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Sun
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec
4 1 (7.69%) Wyse
4 1 (7.69%) VMware