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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 72 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 18 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.28% 1.87% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.08% 8.60% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 17
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£400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £195 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £420 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 £13.00 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £24.28 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -19.70%
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
354 279 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 25.21% 21.73% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 158 121
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 25
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.16 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.76% -35.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £13.00 £16.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £25.00 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -5 3 £438 +118.75%
Woking - 1 £400 -
Camberley - 1 £338 - 1
Leatherhead - 1 - - 2
Redhill - - - - 1
Reigate - - - - 2
Shepperton - - - -
Staines - - - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - - - - 1
Weybridge - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Epsom - - - - 2
Farnham - - - - 1
Addlestone - - - -
Horley - - - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 30 (52.63%) Windows
2 30 (52.63%) MCSE
3 25 (43.86%) SQL Server
4 22 (38.60%) MS Excel
4 22 (38.60%) Active Directory
5 18 (31.58%) SQL
6 16 (28.07%) CRM
7 14 (24.56%) MCTS
7 14 (24.56%) SCOM
8 13 (22.81%) Migration
9 12 (21.05%) VMware
9 12 (21.05%) ITIL
9 12 (21.05%) Data Migration
10 11 (19.30%) MS Office
10 11 (19.30%) MCSA
10 11 (19.30%) MCITP
11 10 (17.54%) Dynamics CRM
11 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (17.54%) MCP
11 10 (17.54%) .NET
11 10 (17.54%) C#
12 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET
12 9 (15.79%) VB.NET
12 9 (15.79%) Citrix
12 9 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (15.79%) Firewall
12 9 (15.79%) WCF
12 9 (15.79%) WPF

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (14.04%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.28%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.51%) Lync
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (38.60%) MS Excel
2 11 (19.30%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.75%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) Firewall
2 6 (10.53%) SAN
2 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.77%) DNS
4 4 (7.02%) VoIP
4 4 (7.02%) WAN
5 3 (5.26%) DHCP
5 3 (5.26%) VPN
5 3 (5.26%) Broadband
5 3 (5.26%) IP Telephony
6 2 (3.51%) VLAN
6 2 (3.51%) Wireless
7 1 (1.75%) Intranet
7 1 (1.75%) Internet
7 1 (1.75%) 3G
7 1 (1.75%) LAN
7 1 (1.75%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (43.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (8.77%) OLTP
6 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.75%) MS Access
7 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.75%) MySQL
General
1 4 (7.02%) Marketing
2 3 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Architect
1 11 (19.30%) Support Engineer
2 8 (14.04%) Technical Architect
3 7 (12.28%) Developer
4 6 (10.53%) DBA
4 6 (10.53%) SQL Server DBA
4 6 (10.53%) SQL DBA
5 5 (8.77%) Consultant
5 5 (8.77%) CRM Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Server Support
6 4 (7.02%) Technical Support
6 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.02%) Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) Server Support Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Server Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) .NET
2 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET
2 9 (15.79%) WCF
2 9 (15.79%) WPF
3 8 (14.04%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) HTML
4 1 (1.75%) ODBC
4 1 (1.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
1 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.02%) Clustering
2 3 (5.26%) Mathematics
2 3 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.51%) CMDB
3 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.75%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.75%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 30 (52.63%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) Windows 7
3 5 (8.77%) UNIX
3 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.26%) Android
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.51%) Linux
7 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) CRM
2 13 (22.81%) Migration
3 12 (21.05%) ITIL
3 12 (21.05%) Data Migration
4 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering
7 5 (8.77%) Load Balancing
8 4 (7.02%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (7.02%) Service Management
9 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
10 2 (3.51%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (3.51%) Capacity Management
10 2 (3.51%) Data Protection
10 2 (3.51%) Project Management
10 2 (3.51%) ITSM
10 2 (3.51%) Logistics
10 2 (3.51%) TOGAF
11 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) SQL
2 10 (17.54%) C#
3 9 (15.79%) VB.NET
4 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
5 6 (10.53%) T-SQL
6 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (52.63%) MCSE
2 14 (24.56%) MCTS
3 11 (19.30%) MCSA
3 11 (19.30%) MCITP
4 10 (17.54%) MCP
5 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.02%) MCDST
5 4 (7.02%) Degree
5 4 (7.02%) A+ Certification
6 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (3.51%) CISSP
8 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.75%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (38.60%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.04%) Hyper-V
2 8 (14.04%) ISA Server
3 6 (10.53%) Forefront TMG
3 6 (10.53%) UAG
4 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (5.26%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.51%) XenApp
7 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (24.56%) SCOM
2 6 (10.53%) SCCM
3 3 (5.26%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (5.26%) SCOrch
3 3 (5.26%) SCSM
4 1 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.75%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.75%) WSUS
4 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 39 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.05%) VMware
3 9 (15.79%) Citrix
4 8 (14.04%) SolarWinds
5 5 (8.77%) BMC
5 5 (8.77%) F5
6 4 (7.02%) Cisco
6 4 (7.02%) HP
7 3 (5.26%) CommVault
7 3 (5.26%) NetApp
7 3 (5.26%) Apple
8 2 (3.51%) Tufin
8 2 (3.51%) Mitel
8 2 (3.51%) Juniper
8 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.51%) Remedy
9 1 (1.75%) Dell
9 1 (1.75%) McAfee
9 1 (1.75%) Symantec
9 1 (1.75%) CA