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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 37 38 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.31% 0.62% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.50% 2.35% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate
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£200 £525 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.90% +320.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -15.27%
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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
64 85 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 18.44% 26.40% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 48 33
Average daily rate £350 £365 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £126 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.59% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.56 £12.47 £12.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £25.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) MCSA
3 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 6 (42.86%) MCTS
4 5 (35.71%) CRM
4 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) MS Office
5 4 (28.57%) LAN
5 4 (28.57%) WAN
5 4 (28.57%) MCDST
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (21.43%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
6 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 3 (21.43%) Firewall
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) VMware
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (21.43%) Sun
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (21.43%) Citrix

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Lync
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) LAN
1 4 (28.57%) WAN
2 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) VPN
3 2 (14.29%) WLAN
4 1 (7.14%) ADSL
4 1 (7.14%) Broadband
4 1 (7.14%) 3G
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
1 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) CRM
2 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) MCSA
1 6 (42.86%) MCTS
2 4 (28.57%) MCDST
3 3 (21.43%) MCP
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 2 (14.29%) vSphere
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Sun
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) Wyse