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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 32 30 34
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.39% 4.71% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.94% 21.05% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 3
Average daily rate £395 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
81 95 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 28.22% 22.35% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 66 58
Average daily rate £375 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £300 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% -55.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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 1 May 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) .NET
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (33.33%) C#
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) MCSE
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) High Availability
5 2 (33.33%) HDInsight
5 2 (33.33%) MCITP
5 2 (33.33%) Statistics
5 2 (33.33%) Use Case
5 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
5 2 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) IPsec
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (33.33%) HDInsight
2 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Azure SQL DBA
1 2 (33.33%) DBA
1 2 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Test Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Statistics
2 1 (16.67%) CLARiiON
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) High Availability
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) Budget Control
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Operations Management
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Storage Virtualisation
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (33.33%) MCITP
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CCSA
2 1 (16.67%) CCSE
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCP
2 1 (16.67%) MCTS
2 1 (16.67%) RHCE
2 1 (16.67%) RHCSA
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) ISA Server
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) AppSense
3 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Forcepoint
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) IronPort
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Nokia
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) VMware