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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 36 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 18 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.11% 1.31% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.69% 6.33% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £313 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -4.76%
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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
87 79 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 19.86% 20.73% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 57 40
Average daily rate £400 £335 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £174 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £475 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 13
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -23.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 18 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (45.83%) MS Excel
2 11 (45.83%) SQL
3 10 (41.67%) .NET
3 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (41.67%) HTML
3 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 10 (41.67%) MCSA
3 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 8 (33.33%) MCTS
6 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (29.17%) Windows
6 7 (29.17%) MS Office
7 6 (25.00%) Linux
7 6 (25.00%) UNIX
7 6 (25.00%) JSP
7 6 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (25.00%) ISEB
7 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (25.00%) Cisco
7 6 (25.00%) HP
7 6 (25.00%) Scrum
7 6 (25.00%) MCITP
7 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (25.00%) ISTQB

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (45.83%) MS Excel
2 7 (29.17%) MS Office
3 4 (16.67%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) LAN
1 3 (12.50%) WAN
2 2 (8.33%) WLAN
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) Intranet
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
2 2 (8.33%) Extranet
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (20.83%) OLAP
3 5 (20.83%) OLAP Cube
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Test Specialist
2 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 4 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) Field Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) HTML
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
1 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET
2 6 (25.00%) JSP
3 4 (16.67%) XHTML
3 4 (16.67%) jQuery
3 4 (16.67%) CSS
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 2 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) User Experience
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) EPoS
2 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 6 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.33%) Android
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 6 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (25.00%) Scrum
2 6 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (20.83%) ETL
4 4 (16.67%) Content Management
5 3 (12.50%) Migration
5 3 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (8.33%) Workflow
6 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Procure-to-pay
7 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) CRM
7 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 4 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) MCSA
1 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (33.33%) MCTS
3 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (25.00%) ISEB
4 6 (25.00%) MCITP
4 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (20.83%) MCDST
6 4 (16.67%) MCSE
7 2 (8.33%) MCP
8 1 (4.17%) CCNP
8 1 (4.17%) CCNA
8 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (4.17%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) HP
2 6 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) Telerik
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) Apple
4 2 (8.33%) Nintex
5 1 (4.17%) Infor
5 1 (4.17%) Intel
5 1 (4.17%) Sun