The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 77 64 54
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 20 25 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.38% 1.92% 2.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.54% 11.79% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 32
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£350 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £274 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.35 £18.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £27.85 £22.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £17.36
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -7.80%
Microsoft Certification
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Qualifications Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
361 212 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 24.95% 16.32% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 104 159
Average daily rate £400 £391 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.23% +11.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £261 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £509 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Surrey region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Surrey region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Redhill -2 4 £350 - 2
Leatherhead - 3 - - 1
Staines - 3 - - 2
Weybridge - 2 £300 -
Egham -10 1 - - 1
Banstead - 1 £488 -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 38 (73.08%) Windows
2 32 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 26 (50.00%) MCSE
4 21 (40.38%) SQL Server
5 19 (36.54%) MCSA
5 19 (36.54%) ITIL
5 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
6 18 (34.62%) SQL
7 17 (32.69%) VMware
8 15 (28.85%) MCP
9 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (23.08%) PowerShell
10 11 (21.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (21.15%) SCOM
10 11 (21.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (21.15%) Migration
10 11 (21.15%) Cisco
10 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
10 11 (21.15%) LAN
11 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
11 10 (19.23%) MCTS
11 10 (19.23%) MCITP
11 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (17.31%) Degree
12 9 (17.31%) Data Migration
12 9 (17.31%) DNS
12 9 (17.31%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (17.31%) HP
12 9 (17.31%) Citrix
12 9 (17.31%) CRM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.46%) SharePoint
2 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.54%) IIS
4 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.77%) Lync
6 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.92%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.92%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) MS Office
1 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.77%) Office 365
2 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.92%) PaaS
3 1 (1.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.15%) LAN
2 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
3 9 (17.31%) DNS
4 8 (15.38%) DHCP
5 7 (13.46%) WAN
5 7 (13.46%) SAN
5 7 (13.46%) Firewall
6 6 (11.54%) VPN
7 4 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (7.69%) NAS
8 3 (5.77%) VoIP
9 2 (3.85%) 3G
10 1 (1.92%) MPLS
10 1 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.92%) Network Security
10 1 (1.92%) Wireless
10 1 (1.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (40.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (21.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (21.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (17.31%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (11.54%) OLTP
4 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (5.77%) DTS
7 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.92%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (1.92%) OLAP
8 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Subversion
1 4 (7.69%) JIRA
2 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.77%) ClearCase
2 3 (5.77%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.92%) Maven
3 1 (1.92%) Hudson
3 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.92%) Ant
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
1 2 (3.85%) Japanese Language
2 1 (1.92%) Automotive
2 1 (1.92%) Advertising
2 1 (1.92%) Billing
2 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Support Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) DBA
2 8 (15.38%) SQL DBA
3 6 (11.54%) Developer
4 5 (9.62%) SQL Server DBA
5 4 (7.69%) CRM Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.85%) Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.85%) Administrator
7 2 (3.85%) Network Support
7 2 (3.85%) Help Desk Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) .NET
2 6 (11.54%) XML
3 4 (7.69%) Web Services
3 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.69%) WCF
4 3 (5.77%) Reactive Extensions
4 3 (5.77%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 3 (5.77%) COM+
4 3 (5.77%) SOAP
4 3 (5.77%) HTML
5 2 (3.85%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.92%) WPF
6 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Clustering
1 4 (7.69%) Informatics
1 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Replication
3 2 (3.85%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 38 (73.08%) Windows
2 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 6 (11.54%) Mac OS X
6 5 (9.62%) Linux
6 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.77%) UNIX
9 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.85%) VMS
10 1 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) ITIL
2 11 (21.15%) Migration
3 9 (17.31%) CRM
3 9 (17.31%) Data Migration
4 8 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (11.54%) Business Continuity
6 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (11.54%) Incident Management
7 5 (9.62%) Logistics
7 5 (9.62%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.69%) Software Deployment
9 3 (5.77%) Patch Management
9 3 (5.77%) Workflow
9 3 (5.77%) TDD
9 3 (5.77%) MVVM
10 2 (3.85%) ITIL V3
10 2 (3.85%) Data Protection
10 2 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (34.62%) SQL
2 12 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 7 (13.46%) C#
5 3 (5.77%) VB6
5 3 (5.77%) VBScript
5 3 (5.77%) VB
5 3 (5.77%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.92%) Python
6 1 (1.92%) Ruby
6 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (50.00%) MCSE
2 19 (36.54%) MCSA
3 15 (28.85%) MCP
4 10 (19.23%) MCTS
4 10 (19.23%) MCITP
5 9 (17.31%) Degree
6 8 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (15.38%) CCNA
7 5 (9.62%) MCDBA
7 5 (9.62%) A+ Certification
8 4 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (5.77%) CCNP
9 3 (5.77%) MCAD
9 3 (5.77%) MCSD
10 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.92%) ACSP
11 1 (1.92%) CCDA
11 1 (1.92%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.54%) VMware ESX
4 4 (7.69%) XenApp
4 4 (7.69%) vSphere
5 1 (1.92%) UAG
5 1 (1.92%) Docker
5 1 (1.92%) XenServer
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (21.15%) SCOM
2 6 (11.54%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (5.77%) SCCM
4 2 (3.85%) Puppet
4 2 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.85%) SCOrch
4 2 (3.85%) SCSM
5 1 (1.92%) Ansible
5 1 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.92%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 17 (32.69%) VMware
3 11 (21.15%) Cisco
4 9 (17.31%) HP
4 9 (17.31%) Citrix
5 6 (11.54%) BMC
6 3 (5.77%) Dell
6 3 (5.77%) IBM
6 3 (5.77%) LANDesk
7 2 (3.85%) Mitel
7 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.85%) Avaya
8 1 (1.92%) CA
8 1 (1.92%) Symantec
8 1 (1.92%) Remedy
8 1 (1.92%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.92%) Splunk
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle