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 30 August 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 34 19 42
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +23
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 28 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.87% 7.49% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.70% 23.33% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 26 4
Median daily rate £475 £363 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% +68.60%
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.67 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+53.14% +5.00%
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
74 120 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 32.17% 32.09% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 98 58
Median daily rate £400 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £325 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +6.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 7
Median hourly rate £12.38 £16.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% -37.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.75 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £42.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
2 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) HDInsight
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (40.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (40.00%) High Availability
3 2 (40.00%) Presales
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) Statistics
3 2 (40.00%) Use Case
3 2 (40.00%) JSP 440
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (40.00%) HDInsight
1 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Azure SQL DBA
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
1 2 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (40.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Statistics
2 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) Presales
2 2 (40.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) CCA
2 2 (40.00%) CCIE
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) RHCE
3 1 (20.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) AppSense
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat