Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 127 89
Rank change year-on-year -8 -38 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 26 30 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.65% 0.79% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.43% 3.41% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 53
Berkshire median daily rate £398 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.50% +33.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £155 £189 £288
90th Percentile £563 £532 £475
South East median daily rate £378 £310 £360
% change year-on-year +21.77% -13.89% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -24.99% -1.02%
South East median hourly rate £19.39 £18.63 £21.33
% change year-on-year +4.05% -12.66% -0.79%

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 759 881 1,331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.01% 23.15% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 399 664
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +0.63%
10th Percentile £254 £225 £253
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 71 58
Berkshire median hourly rate £27.00 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +8.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £9.83
90th Percentile £47.35 £53.75 £44.55
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +55.56% -10.00% +11.11%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -10 13 £350 +59.09% 8
Bracknell +4 5 £550 +7.32% 2
Slough -5 3 £397 - 1
Maidenhead -9 2 £175 - 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 16 (61.54%) Windows
3 14 (53.85%) MCSE
3 14 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (50.00%) ITIL
5 10 (38.46%) Office 365
6 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
7 7 (26.92%) SQL
8 6 (23.08%) Service Management
8 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
8 6 (23.08%) Degree
8 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
8 6 (23.08%) React
8 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
9 5 (19.23%) TypeScript
9 5 (19.23%) Android Development
9 5 (19.23%) Node.js
9 5 (19.23%) REST
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
9 5 (19.23%) Xamarin
9 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
9 5 (19.23%) TOGAF
9 5 (19.23%) MCITP
9 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
9 5 (19.23%) Android
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (19.23%) SOA
9 5 (19.23%) Firewall

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 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (38.46%) Office 365
3 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) VPN
4 2 (7.69%) DHCP
4 2 (7.69%) Internet
4 2 (7.69%) NAS
4 2 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (7.69%) SAN
4 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) Network Security
5 1 (3.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Big Data
2 3 (11.54%) Power BI
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.69%) OLTP
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.85%) Blockchain
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Electronics
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Architect
2 6 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Desktop Support
4 4 (15.38%) Consultant
4 4 (15.38%) Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Desktop Technician
6 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Support
6 2 (7.69%) Azure Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Azure Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Power BI Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) React
2 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
2 5 (19.23%) Node.js
2 5 (19.23%) REST
3 2 (7.69%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) .NET
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (3.85%) jQuery
4 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
2 4 (15.38%) Replication
3 2 (7.69%) Clustering
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Licensing
3 2 (7.69%) NHS
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 5 (19.23%) Android
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (15.38%) Windows 10
5 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Service Management
3 5 (19.23%) Android Development
3 5 (19.23%) SOA
3 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (19.23%) TOGAF
4 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.54%) Application Packaging
5 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) Data Validation
6 2 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (7.69%) Line Management
6 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
6 2 (7.69%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
3 5 (19.23%) TypeScript
4 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (7.69%) VB
6 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) MCSE
2 6 (23.08%) Degree
3 5 (19.23%) MCITP
4 4 (15.38%) MCTS
4 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) MCDST
5 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.85%) MCPD
6 1 (3.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) GDPR
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) AirWatch
1 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 2 (7.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Xamarin
3 4 (15.38%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) Ivanti
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) SAP
4 2 (7.69%) Veeam
5 1 (3.85%) Capita
5 1 (3.85%) Dell
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) McAfee
5 1 (3.85%) SonicWALL