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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 29 39 46
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.80% 0.76% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% 2.41% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £419 £331 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.41% +21.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £286 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £376 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.91% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +11.92%

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
58 83 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 23.20% 31.56% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 69 40
Median daily rate £425 £388 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -1.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £488 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Median hourly rate £14.13 £36.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.75% +157.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

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 25 February 2017, 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 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (25.00%) AppSense
4 1 (25.00%) Process Management
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (25.00%) RHCE
4 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (25.00%) Symantec
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) CCDP
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA

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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (25.00%) Network Management
1 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (25.00%) Operations Management
1 1 (25.00%) Personalization
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Process Management
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CCDP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) RHCE
3 1 (25.00%) RHCSA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) AppSense
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec