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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 36 43 34
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.76% 1.89% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 13.46% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £331 £120 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+176.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.97% +5.13%
Microsoft Certification
Hampshire

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
78 52 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 29.66% 14.05% 23.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 33 36
Average daily rate £400 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
Average hourly rate £36.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 14 February 2016, 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 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
3 8 (57.14%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 8 (57.14%) MCSE
3 8 (57.14%) ITIL
3 8 (57.14%) Intel
3 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
5 5 (35.71%) HTML
5 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (35.71%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 3 (21.43%) IIS
6 3 (21.43%) CSS
6 3 (21.43%) OOD
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (21.43%) Internet
6 3 (21.43%) OO
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) Ajax
6 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
6 3 (21.43%) Web Development

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
2 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (21.43%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Designer
1 8 (57.14%) Infrastructure Designer
2 7 (50.00%) Architect
2 7 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 7 (50.00%) Wintel Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Software Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Specialist
4 2 (14.29%) Security Specialist
4 2 (14.29%) Test Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
1 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) Ajax
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
1 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Unix
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Infrastructure Transformation
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) OO
2 3 (21.43%) OOD
2 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
2 3 (21.43%) Refactoring
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
2 3 (21.43%) SDLC
2 3 (21.43%) TDD
2 3 (21.43%) Web Development
3 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) MCSE
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) MCITP
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) CCNP
4 1 (7.14%) MCP
4 1 (7.14%) MCTS
4 1 (7.14%) VCP5
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) Intel
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) VMware