The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Uxbridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 17 15 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 0.89% 1.28% 3.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 7.14% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.82 £17.49 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +12.83%
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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 Uxbridge region.

Qualifications Category
Uxbridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
19 14 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 16.96% 17.95% 26.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 14
Average daily rate £370 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £550 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Uxbridge

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Uxbridge

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Uxbridge

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Uxbridge

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Uxbridge

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Uxbridge 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 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) NetIQ
2 1 (50.00%) CISA
2 1 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Law
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) ISSAP
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Server Monitoring

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Uxbridge 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Server Support
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Security Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Server Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Security Management
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) CISA
1 1 (50.00%) ISSAP
1 1 (50.00%) MCTS
1 1 (50.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) EMC
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) NetIQ
1 1 (50.00%) VMware