Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 87 128 145
Rank change year-on-year +41 +17 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 49 21
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.98% 1.15% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.52% 4.90% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 14
Median daily rate £210 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.15% +1.63% -20.30%
10th Percentile £191 £231 £186
90th Percentile £580 £506 £563
South East median daily rate £400 £424 £375
% change year-on-year -5.66% +13.07% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £33.40 £20.00
% change year-on-year -40.12% +67.00% -1.91%

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 308 999 762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.70% 23.52% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 460 367
Median daily rate £430 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £219 £256 £256
90th Percentile £575 £575 £566
South East median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 90 29
Median hourly rate £25.91 £21.33 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.47% -17.96% +73.33%
10th Percentile £16.91 £12.00 £11.80
90th Percentile £68.75 £82.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate £31.39 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.88% -5.71% +62.79%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Berkshire over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Berkshire.

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 3 July 2020. 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 +13 10 £313 -16.67% 3
Bracknell +29 5 - - 1
Newbury +4 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) MCSE
4 8 (47.06%) Windows 10
5 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
5 7 (41.18%) Office 365
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
6 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
6 6 (35.29%) Linux
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (29.41%) Azure
7 5 (29.41%) PKI
7 5 (29.41%) Java
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (23.53%) DevOps
8 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (23.53%) Windows 8
8 4 (23.53%) C++
8 4 (23.53%) Eclipse
8 4 (23.53%) HP
8 4 (23.53%) Dell
8 4 (23.53%) ITSM
8 4 (23.53%) Cryptography
9 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
9 3 (17.65%) SLA
10 2 (11.76%) Cisco
10 2 (11.76%) SharePoint

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 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Office 365
2 5 (29.41%) Azure
3 1 (5.88%) AWS
3 1 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (5.88%) IaaS
3 1 (5.88%) PaaS
3 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
2 4 (23.53%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (23.53%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) DevOps Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Java Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
2 1 (5.88%) Reactive Extensions
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) WCF
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) PKI
2 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows 10
3 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
4 6 (35.29%) Linux
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (23.53%) Windows 8
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (5.88%) Unix
8 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Cryptography
1 4 (23.53%) DevOps
1 4 (23.53%) ITSM
1 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Microservices
2 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) CRM
3 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) TDD
3 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) C++
3 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) MCDST
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
2 1 (5.88%) MCSA
2 1 (5.88%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Ansible
1 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (5.88%) PingFederate
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Dell
2 4 (23.53%) HP
3 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
5 1 (5.88%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (5.88%) BMC
5 1 (5.88%) CrowdStrike
5 1 (5.88%) CyberArk
5 1 (5.88%) F5
5 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.88%) Google
5 1 (5.88%) Qualys
5 1 (5.88%) Splunk
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec
5 1 (5.88%) Trend Micro