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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 71 69 66
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 21 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.46% 1.55% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.07% 7.64% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £180 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -38.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £14.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+1.78% -23.91%
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
414 275 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 28.83% 20.25% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 143 124
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 23
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.16 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.76% -38.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

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 4 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 March 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
Guildford +2 7 £450 +125.00% 2
Redhill - 2 - -
Egham - 1 £140 - 1
Woking - 1 £400 - 3
Horley - - - -
Leatherhead - - - - 1
Epsom - - - -
Farnham - - - -
Addlestone - - - -
Camberley - - - - 2
Cobham - - - -
Reigate - - - - 2
Shepperton - - - -
Staines - - - - 2
Sunbury-on-Thames - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 39 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (46.15%) Windows
2 24 (46.15%) MCSE
3 21 (40.38%) MS Excel
3 21 (40.38%) SQL Server
4 20 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 19 (36.54%) CRM
6 15 (28.85%) Migration
7 13 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 13 (25.00%) MCSA
7 13 (25.00%) C#
7 13 (25.00%) .NET
8 12 (23.08%) SQL
8 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET
8 12 (23.08%) ITIL
8 12 (23.08%) MCTS
8 12 (23.08%) Data Migration
9 11 (21.15%) MS Office
10 10 (19.23%) MCITP
10 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (17.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (17.31%) VMware
11 9 (17.31%) Firewall
11 9 (17.31%) VB.NET
11 9 (17.31%) MCP
11 9 (17.31%) Citrix
11 9 (17.31%) WCF
11 9 (17.31%) WPF
12 8 (15.38%) Web Services

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 7 (13.46%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.69%) Lync
4 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.85%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.92%) IIS
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (40.38%) MS Excel
2 11 (21.15%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) Firewall
2 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.62%) VoIP
3 4 (7.69%) WAN
3 4 (7.69%) DHCP
3 4 (7.69%) VPN
3 4 (7.69%) DNS
4 3 (5.77%) Broadband
5 2 (3.85%) VLAN
5 2 (3.85%) IP Telephony
5 2 (3.85%) Wireless
5 2 (3.85%) SAN
6 1 (1.92%) 3G
6 1 (1.92%) LAN
6 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (40.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (17.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (7.69%) OLTP
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.92%) MS Access
7 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.92%) MySQL
General
1 4 (7.69%) Marketing
2 3 (5.77%) Legal
3 2 (3.85%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Support Engineer
2 10 (19.23%) Developer
3 7 (13.46%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (13.46%) CRM Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Architect
4 5 (9.62%) Consultant
4 5 (9.62%) DBA
4 5 (9.62%) SQL DBA
4 5 (9.62%) IT Support
5 4 (7.69%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Server Support Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) CRM Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
5 4 (7.69%) Wintel Support
5 4 (7.69%) Server Support
5 4 (7.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) .NET
2 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 9 (17.31%) WCF
3 9 (17.31%) WPF
4 8 (15.38%) Web Services
5 1 (1.92%) HTML
5 1 (1.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Clustering
3 2 (3.85%) CMDB
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (46.15%) Windows
2 7 (13.46%) Windows 7
3 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.85%) Android
6 2 (3.85%) UNIX
6 2 (3.85%) Linux
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) CRM
2 15 (28.85%) Migration
3 12 (23.08%) ITIL
3 12 (23.08%) Data Migration
4 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 4 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (7.69%) Service Management
7 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (3.85%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.85%) TOGAF
8 2 (3.85%) Project Management
8 2 (3.85%) ITSM
9 1 (1.92%) B2B
9 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) C#
2 12 (23.08%) SQL
3 9 (17.31%) VB.NET
4 5 (9.62%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (46.15%) MCSE
2 13 (25.00%) MCSA
3 12 (23.08%) MCTS
4 10 (19.23%) MCITP
5 9 (17.31%) MCP
6 6 (11.54%) A+ Certification
7 5 (9.62%) VCP4
8 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
9 3 (5.77%) CCNA
9 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
10 2 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (3.85%) Degree
10 2 (3.85%) MCDST
10 2 (3.85%) CISSP
11 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.92%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) ISA Server
3 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.85%) vSphere
4 2 (3.85%) XenApp
4 2 (3.85%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.92%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.92%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) SCOM
2 3 (5.77%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.92%) WSUS
3 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 39 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.31%) VMware
2 9 (17.31%) Citrix
3 5 (9.62%) HP
3 5 (9.62%) Cisco
4 3 (5.77%) BMC
4 3 (5.77%) Apple
4 3 (5.77%) Mitel
5 2 (3.85%) Tufin
5 2 (3.85%) LANDesk
5 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.85%) NetApp
5 2 (3.85%) Lotus
5 2 (3.85%) Juniper
6 1 (1.92%) Avaya
6 1 (1.92%) Dell
6 1 (1.92%) CommVault
6 1 (1.92%) CODA
6 1 (1.92%) Remedy
6 1 (1.92%) McAfee
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