Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 October 2018 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 120 130
Rank change year-on-year -20 +10 -18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 27 45 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.69% 1.12% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.56% 5.08% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 27
Berkshire median daily rate £240 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.14% +5.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £140 £167 £255
90th Percentile £442 £519 £493
South East median daily rate £375 £325 £348
% change year-on-year +15.38% -6.47% -4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -17.96% -1.02%
South East median hourly rate £19.39 £18.00 £18.95
% change year-on-year +7.69% -4.99% -12.09%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 758 885 1,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.26% 22.11% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 403 568
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £197 £223 £249
90th Percentile £544 £588 £564
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 54 62
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £14.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.27% +18.00% -59.55%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £46.30 £39.05 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +60.00% -9.09% +2.80%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -15 19 £160 -55.86% 9
Maidenhead +5 2 £333 +47.78%
Slough -10 1 £395 +31.67% 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 24 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 20 (74.07%) Windows
3 13 (48.15%) MCSE
4 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 10 (37.04%) Office 365
6 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (33.33%) Service Management
7 8 (29.63%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (29.63%) SQL
7 8 (29.63%) ITIL
8 7 (25.93%) Finance
8 7 (25.93%) MCDST
8 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
9 6 (22.22%) Line Management
9 6 (22.22%) Software Asset Management
9 6 (22.22%) Marketing
9 6 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (22.22%) Asset Management
9 6 (22.22%) Manufacturing
9 6 (22.22%) Electronics
9 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
9 6 (22.22%) Programme Management
9 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (22.22%) SAP
9 6 (22.22%) NHS
10 5 (18.52%) Oracle
10 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
10 5 (18.52%) Degree
10 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (37.04%) Office 365
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (7.41%) SaaS
4 1 (3.70%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) DNS
1 4 (14.81%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) Internet
2 3 (11.11%) VoIP
2 3 (11.11%) VPN
3 2 (7.41%) DHCP
3 2 (7.41%) NAS
3 2 (7.41%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (7.41%) SAN
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.41%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.70%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) Blockchain
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.70%) HDInsight
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.70%) OLTP
3 1 (3.70%) Power BI
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Electronics
2 6 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 6 (22.22%) Marketing
2 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) French Language
3 1 (3.70%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) German Language
3 1 (3.70%) Italian Language
3 1 (3.70%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Desktop Support
1 10 (37.04%) Support Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Desktop Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Technician
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Active Directory Support
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.70%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Technician
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) jQuery
2 1 (3.70%) React
2 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) NHS
2 4 (14.81%) Replication
3 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Licensing
3 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
5 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Service Management
2 8 (29.63%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (29.63%) ITIL
3 6 (22.22%) Asset Management
3 6 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
3 6 (22.22%) Line Management
3 6 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 6 (22.22%) Software Asset Management
4 4 (14.81%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (14.81%) High Availability
4 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
5 3 (11.11%) Migration
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.41%) Application Packaging
6 2 (7.41%) Information Security
6 2 (7.41%) Security Patching
6 2 (7.41%) Software Licensing
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.41%) VB
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) MCSE
2 7 (25.93%) MCDST
3 5 (18.52%) Degree
4 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) CCIE
5 3 (11.11%) CCNA
5 3 (11.11%) CCNP
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
6 2 (7.41%) MCITP
6 2 (7.41%) MCSA
6 2 (7.41%) MCTS
6 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.70%) MCP
7 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (7.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.70%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) SAP
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle
4 3 (11.11%) Acme Packet
4 3 (11.11%) Sonus
4 3 (11.11%) VMware
5 2 (7.41%) Avaya
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco
5 2 (7.41%) Ivanti
6 1 (3.70%) Dell
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) McAfee
6 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.70%) Veeam