Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 133 107
Rank change year-on-year +24 -26 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 53 38 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.31% 0.89% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.11% 3.58% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 24 37
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £164 £221 £143
90th Percentile £519 £488 £616
South East median daily rate £328 £341 £363
% change year-on-year -4.03% -5.86% +12.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 16
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £17.06 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.37% -20.84% +26.24%
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £22.45 £19.25
% change year-on-year -19.80% +16.60% +18.46%

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 867 1062 1287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.42% 24.95% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 523 629
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £238
90th Percentile £588 £575 £533
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 56 97
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -59.55% +62.63%
10th Percentile £11.55 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £38.90 £45.39 £48.00
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.44% +17.24% +70.59%

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 19 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 November 2017. 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 24 £375 +26.05%
Bracknell - 6 £450 -
Newbury +3 5 £150 -25.93%
Slough +8 4 £288 -10.16%
Maidenhead -10 1 £225 -48.86%
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 41 (77.36%) Windows
2 38 (71.70%) Active Directory
3 36 (67.92%) Microsoft
4 29 (54.72%) MCSE
4 29 (54.72%) ITIL
5 24 (45.28%) VMware
6 19 (35.85%) PowerShell
6 19 (35.85%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (30.19%) Windows 7
7 16 (30.19%) Degree
7 16 (30.19%) Windows Server
8 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (28.30%) DNS
9 14 (26.42%) Office 365
9 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (24.53%) MCITP
10 13 (24.53%) DHCP
10 13 (24.53%) TCP/IP
11 12 (22.64%) Cisco
11 12 (22.64%) MS Exchange
11 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
12 11 (20.75%) SQL
12 11 (20.75%) Windows 10
13 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (16.98%) IIS
14 9 (16.98%) Linux
14 9 (16.98%) Service Management
14 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (16.98%) SCCM

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 12 (22.64%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (16.98%) IIS
3 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.66%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (35.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (26.42%) Office 365
3 9 (16.98%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (15.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (5.66%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (3.77%) IaaS
6 2 (3.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.89%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.30%) DNS
2 13 (24.53%) DHCP
2 13 (24.53%) TCP/IP
3 7 (13.21%) Firewall
3 7 (13.21%) SAN
4 6 (11.32%) NAS
5 4 (7.55%) iSCSI
5 4 (7.55%) LAN
5 4 (7.55%) Network Security
5 4 (7.55%) WAN
6 3 (5.66%) VPN
7 2 (3.77%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (3.77%) SMTP
7 2 (3.77%) Wireless
8 1 (1.89%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.89%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.89%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.89%) HDInsight
5 1 (1.89%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.89%) Power BI
General
1 6 (11.32%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
3 1 (1.89%) French Language
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Analyst
2 8 (15.09%) Architect
2 8 (15.09%) Field Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Consultant
3 7 (13.21%) Service Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Support Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Service Desk Support
4 6 (11.32%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) IT Support
5 5 (9.43%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (7.55%) Administrator
6 4 (7.55%) Desktop Support
6 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) Web Services
2 4 (7.55%) XML
3 2 (3.77%) .NET
3 2 (3.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Smartphone
2 4 (7.55%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.66%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.66%) Replication
4 2 (3.77%) Clustering
4 2 (3.77%) iPad
4 2 (3.77%) iPhone
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.89%) FMCG
5 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.89%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (77.36%) Windows
2 16 (30.19%) Windows 7
2 16 (30.19%) Windows Server
3 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (20.75%) Windows 10
6 9 (16.98%) Linux
7 7 (13.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (13.21%) Windows 8
8 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.77%) Unix
10 2 (3.77%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (54.72%) ITIL
2 9 (16.98%) Service Management
3 8 (15.09%) Customer Engagement
4 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (13.21%) Data Analysis
5 6 (11.32%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (11.32%) ITIL V3
5 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
6 5 (9.43%) Change Management
6 5 (9.43%) Migration
6 5 (9.43%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (7.55%) Chat Support
7 4 (7.55%) Coaching
7 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.66%) Change Control
8 3 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.66%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (5.66%) Presales
8 3 (5.66%) Proactive Management
8 3 (5.66%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) PowerShell
2 11 (20.75%) SQL
3 1 (1.89%) C#
3 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (54.72%) MCSE
2 16 (30.19%) Degree
3 13 (24.53%) MCITP
4 8 (15.09%) MCSA
4 8 (15.09%) MCTS
5 7 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (13.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (11.32%) CCNA
6 6 (11.32%) MCP
7 5 (9.43%) CCNP
8 4 (7.55%) A+ Certification
8 4 (7.55%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (7.55%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (7.55%) Security+ Certification
9 3 (5.66%) DV Cleared
9 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
10 2 (3.77%) CCENT
10 2 (3.77%) MCDST
10 2 (3.77%) RHCE
10 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 38 (71.70%) Active Directory
2 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.21%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
4 6 (11.32%) vSphere
5 4 (7.55%) XenApp
5 4 (7.55%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.77%) Docker
7 1 (1.89%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.89%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) SCCM
2 5 (9.43%) SCOM
3 4 (7.55%) WSUS
4 2 (3.77%) Ansible
4 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.77%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.89%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.89%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 36 (67.92%) Microsoft
2 24 (45.28%) VMware
3 12 (22.64%) Cisco
4 8 (15.09%) HP
5 5 (9.43%) Citrix
6 4 (7.55%) Dell
7 3 (5.66%) Lotus
7 3 (5.66%) Veeam
8 2 (3.77%) Apple
8 2 (3.77%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (3.77%) IBM
8 2 (3.77%) Kaspersky
8 2 (3.77%) Oracle
8 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.89%) AppSense
9 1 (1.89%) BMC
9 1 (1.89%) CommVault
9 1 (1.89%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.89%) Juniper
9 1 (1.89%) Symantec