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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 18 39 28
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 30 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 8.31% 1.50% 3.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.42% 6.41% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 2 10
Average daily rate
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£363 £250 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -46.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £182 £417
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £318 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £306
% change year-on-year
+8.80% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -7.95%
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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
118 78 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 32.69% 23.35% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 50 62
Average daily rate £388 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £247 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 18
Average hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +85.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £22.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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 42 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 25 (52.08%) Windows
3 24 (50.00%) MCSE
4 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (39.58%) PowerShell
6 18 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (37.50%) MS Exchange
7 17 (35.42%) ITIL
7 17 (35.42%) Intel
8 15 (31.25%) ASP.NET
8 15 (31.25%) HTML
8 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
8 15 (31.25%) SQL
8 15 (31.25%) .NET
8 15 (31.25%) MS Excel
8 15 (31.25%) SC Cleared
8 15 (31.25%) Security Cleared
9 14 (29.17%) HP
10 13 (27.08%) SQL Server
11 12 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (22.92%) ISEB
12 11 (22.92%) Cisco
12 11 (22.92%) JSP
12 11 (22.92%) UNIX
12 11 (22.92%) Linux
12 11 (22.92%) Security Testing
12 11 (22.92%) MCITP
12 11 (22.92%) ISTQB

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 18 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 18 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 18 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (8.33%) IIS
2 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) InfoPath
2 4 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) SAN
1 5 (10.42%) FCoE
1 5 (10.42%) Fibre Channel
1 5 (10.42%) NetScaler
2 3 (6.25%) DNS
3 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.17%) Intranet
3 2 (4.17%) Internet
3 2 (4.17%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.08%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (10.42%) OLAP
5 5 (10.42%) OLAP Cube
6 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Architect
1 15 (31.25%) Infrastructure Architect
2 11 (22.92%) Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Test Specialist
4 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.08%) CRM Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Hardware Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Field Service Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.25%) HTML
1 15 (31.25%) .NET
1 15 (31.25%) ASP.NET
2 11 (22.92%) JSP
3 4 (8.33%) CSS
3 4 (8.33%) XHTML
3 4 (8.33%) jQuery
4 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 2 (4.17%) HTML5
5 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Clustering
1 2 (4.17%) User Experience
1 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.08%) PKI
2 1 (2.08%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 25 (52.08%) Windows
2 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (22.92%) UNIX
3 11 (22.92%) Linux
4 2 (4.17%) Android
5 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) ITIL
2 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.92%) Knowledge Management
2 11 (22.92%) Security Testing
3 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 6 (12.50%) Scrum
4 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
4 6 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
5 5 (10.42%) ETL
6 4 (8.33%) Content Management
7 3 (6.25%) Migration
8 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.17%) Workflow
8 2 (4.17%) CRM
8 2 (4.17%) Project Management
8 2 (4.17%) CMMI
9 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (39.58%) PowerShell
2 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 15 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (10.42%) VBScript
4 4 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (50.00%) MCSE
2 15 (31.25%) SC Cleared
2 15 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 12 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (22.92%) ISEB
4 11 (22.92%) MCITP
4 11 (22.92%) ISTQB
4 11 (22.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 9 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (14.58%) MCSA
7 6 (12.50%) MCTS
7 6 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (10.42%) VCP4
9 2 (4.17%) MCDST
10 1 (2.08%) CCNP
10 1 (2.08%) CCNA
10 1 (2.08%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
3 6 (12.50%) vSphere
4 5 (10.42%) XenApp
5 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) SCCM
1 5 (10.42%) SCOM
1 5 (10.42%) vMotion
Vendors
1 42 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 17 (35.42%) Intel
3 14 (29.17%) HP
4 11 (22.92%) Cisco
5 9 (18.75%) VMware
6 5 (10.42%) Citrix
6 5 (10.42%) 3PAR
7 4 (8.33%) Telerik
8 2 (4.17%) Apple
8 2 (4.17%) Nintex
9 1 (2.08%) Infor
9 1 (2.08%) Sun