The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
Hampshire / Basingstoke
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 36 32
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 2.16% 0.91% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.36% 2.01% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Median daily rate £110 £425 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -74.11% +44.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £345 £325
% change year-on-year -18.35% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +33.33%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke.

Academic & Professional Certification
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 112 149 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 40.29% 45.43% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 48 21
Median daily rate £356 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.71% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £210 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £692 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.44% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £82.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.57% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +55.55%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Basingstoke

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Basingstoke

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Basingstoke region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 5 (50.00%) MCSE
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Smartcard
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) PKI
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (30.00%) Wireless
3 3 (30.00%) RFID
3 3 (30.00%) CCNA
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (20.00%) C
4 2 (20.00%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) X.509
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) LDAP

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Structured Cabling
2 3 (30.00%) RFID
2 3 (30.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) LDAP
3 1 (10.00%) X.509
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Cabling Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Designer
3 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) PKI
1 4 (40.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) MCSE
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) CCNA
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft