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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 18 33 30
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 26 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 8.00% 1.30% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.26% 5.71% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 1 5
Average daily rate
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£363 £335 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -28.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £335 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £335 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.33% -
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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
92 70 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 28.31% 22.80% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 51 54
Average daily rate £400 £325 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -3.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 17
Average hourly rate £22.50 £50.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% +154.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £50.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 29 May 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 29 May 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 30 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 19 (52.78%) PowerShell
3 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 15 (41.67%) HTML
3 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 15 (41.67%) SQL
3 15 (41.67%) .NET
3 15 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 15 (41.67%) Windows
3 15 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 14 (38.89%) HP
5 13 (36.11%) MCSE
6 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 12 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (30.56%) ISEB
7 11 (30.56%) Cisco
7 11 (30.56%) JSP
7 11 (30.56%) UNIX
7 11 (30.56%) Linux
7 11 (30.56%) Security Testing
7 11 (30.56%) Knowledge Management
7 11 (30.56%) MCITP
7 11 (30.56%) ISTQB
7 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (30.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (25.00%) VMware

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
1 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (11.11%) IIS
2 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.89%) MS Office
3 4 (11.11%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) SAN
1 5 (13.89%) FCoE
1 5 (13.89%) Fibre Channel
1 5 (13.89%) NetScaler
2 3 (8.33%) DNS
3 2 (5.56%) Intranet
3 2 (5.56%) Internet
3 2 (5.56%) Extranet
3 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.78%) LAN
4 1 (2.78%) WLAN
4 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (13.89%) OLAP
4 5 (13.89%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) Test Specialist
3 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Field Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (41.67%) HTML
1 15 (41.67%) .NET
1 15 (41.67%) ASP.NET
2 11 (30.56%) JSP
3 4 (11.11%) jQuery
3 4 (11.11%) CSS
3 4 (11.11%) XHTML
4 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 2 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) User Experience
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (2.78%) EPoS
2 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) UNIX
2 11 (30.56%) Linux
2 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.56%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Security Testing
1 11 (30.56%) Knowledge Management
2 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (19.44%) ITIL
5 6 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
5 6 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (16.67%) Scrum
5 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (13.89%) ETL
6 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
7 4 (11.11%) Content Management
8 3 (8.33%) Migration
9 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.56%) CMMI
9 2 (5.56%) Workflow
9 2 (5.56%) Project Management
10 1 (2.78%) CRM
10 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
10 1 (2.78%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) PowerShell
2 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 15 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) VBScript
4 4 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (36.11%) MCSE
3 12 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (30.56%) ISEB
4 11 (30.56%) MCITP
4 11 (30.56%) ISTQB
4 11 (30.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 9 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (22.22%) MCSA
7 7 (19.44%) MCTS
8 6 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (13.89%) VCP4
10 3 (8.33%) MCDST
11 1 (2.78%) MCP
11 1 (2.78%) CCNP
11 1 (2.78%) CCNA
11 1 (2.78%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (19.44%) Active Directory
3 6 (16.67%) vSphere
4 5 (13.89%) XenApp
5 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) SCCM
1 5 (13.89%) SCOM
1 5 (13.89%) vMotion
Vendors
1 30 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (38.89%) HP
3 11 (30.56%) Cisco
4 9 (25.00%) VMware
5 6 (16.67%) Intel
5 6 (16.67%) Citrix
6 5 (13.89%) 3PAR
7 4 (11.11%) Telerik
8 2 (5.56%) Nintex
8 2 (5.56%) Apple
9 1 (2.78%) Sun
9 1 (2.78%) Infor