The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
South East / Hampshire
Rank 85 97 47
Rank change year-on-year +12 -50  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 31 25 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.69% 1.15% 4.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.04% 2.85% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 44
Median daily rate £310 £375 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.33% +21.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £422 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £311
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Median hourly rate £41.64 - £14.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 - £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.86 - £14.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +40.74%  

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 Hampshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 768 877 795
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 41.81% 40.30% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 586 437
Median daily rate £415 £380 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.21% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 24 28
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +145.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.38 £54.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Hampshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Hampshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Hampshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Hampshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Hampshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Hampshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke +11 7 £110 -74.11% 3
Hook +8 7 £310 +1.63%
Fareham - 4 £275 - 1
Portsmouth -5 3 - -
Southampton +6 2 £419 +7.37% 3
Farnborough - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 48 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 41 (60.29%) Windows
3 40 (58.82%) Active Directory
4 37 (54.41%) Security Cleared
5 31 (45.59%) Windows Server
6 28 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (38.24%) SC Cleared
7 26 (38.24%) ITIL
8 25 (36.76%) PowerShell
9 23 (33.82%) VMware
10 22 (32.35%) MCTS
11 20 (29.41%) MCITP
11 20 (29.41%) Windows 7
12 19 (27.94%) MCSA
13 18 (26.47%) XML
13 18 (26.47%) VBScript
13 18 (26.47%) Cisco
13 18 (26.47%) Firewall
14 17 (25.00%) PKI
14 17 (25.00%) MS Exchange
14 17 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (22.06%) MCSE
15 15 (22.06%) SAN
16 14 (20.59%) NetApp
16 14 (20.59%) VoIP
16 14 (20.59%) SQL Server
16 14 (20.59%) Skype
16 14 (20.59%) Skype for Business

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire 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 17 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 15 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (20.59%) Skype for Business
4 5 (7.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.82%) MS Office
3 3 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Office 365
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.47%) IaaS
3 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.47%) Firewall
2 15 (22.06%) SAN
3 14 (20.59%) Skype
3 14 (20.59%) VoIP
4 13 (19.12%) DNS
5 11 (16.18%) LDAP
6 10 (14.71%) Kerberos
6 10 (14.71%) X.500
7 5 (7.35%) Wireless
8 4 (5.88%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (4.41%) RFID
9 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
9 3 (4.41%) VPN
10 2 (2.94%) DHCP
11 1 (1.47%) HTTP
11 1 (1.47%) ISDN
11 1 (1.47%) PBX
11 1 (1.47%) Q.931
11 1 (1.47%) SCCP
11 1 (1.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (10.29%) Military
2 4 (5.88%) Finance
3 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Wintel Engineer
2 13 (19.12%) Active Directory Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Architect
3 7 (10.29%) Consultant
3 7 (10.29%) Server Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Ada Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Ada Software Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Cabling Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) IT Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Windows Specialist
8 2 (2.94%) PowerShell Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.47%) XML
2 11 (16.18%) CSS
3 4 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (1.47%) REST
4 1 (1.47%) RFC 2833
4 1 (1.47%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.00%) PKI
2 11 (16.18%) Replication
3 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.88%) Smartcard
5 3 (4.41%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.94%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.94%) iPad
6 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.94%) RIA
7 1 (1.47%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (1.47%) Clustering
7 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.47%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (60.29%) Windows
2 31 (45.59%) Windows Server
3 28 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (29.41%) Windows 7
5 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.41%) Linux
7 3 (4.41%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.94%) Android
8 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.47%) Unix
9 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.24%) ITIL
2 13 (19.12%) Customer Requirements
3 10 (14.71%) Validation
4 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
5 5 (7.35%) High Availability
5 5 (7.35%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (5.88%) ITIL V3
6 4 (5.88%) Software Deployment
7 3 (4.41%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.41%) Migration
8 2 (2.94%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.94%) Change Management
8 2 (2.94%) Information Security
8 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.94%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.94%) Prototyping
8 2 (2.94%) Records Management
8 2 (2.94%) Resource Allocation
9 1 (1.47%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 1 (1.47%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.76%) PowerShell
2 18 (26.47%) VBScript
3 7 (10.29%) Ada
3 7 (10.29%) Ada 83
3 7 (10.29%) Ada 95
4 6 (8.82%) C#
5 4 (5.88%) SQL
6 2 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (54.41%) Security Cleared
2 26 (38.24%) SC Cleared
3 22 (32.35%) MCTS
4 20 (29.41%) MCITP
5 19 (27.94%) MCSA
6 15 (22.06%) MCSE
7 11 (16.18%) MCP
8 8 (11.76%) Degree
9 6 (8.82%) CCNA
9 6 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.94%) CISSP
11 2 (2.94%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (1.47%) A+ Certification
12 1 (1.47%) CCDP
12 1 (1.47%) CCNP
12 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.47%) MCSD
12 1 (1.47%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 17 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (19.12%) VMware ESX
4 8 (11.76%) vSphere
5 7 (10.29%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.94%) XenServer
8 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.47%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.47%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) NetBackup
1 3 (4.41%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) Unicenter
3 1 (1.47%) PowerCLI
3 1 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.47%) WMI
Vendors
1 48 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 23 (33.82%) VMware
3 18 (26.47%) Cisco
4 14 (20.59%) NetApp
5 5 (7.35%) HP
6 4 (5.88%) Citrix
7 2 (2.94%) CA
7 2 (2.94%) Peregrine
7 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.94%) Remedy
7 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.94%) Spiceworks
8 1 (1.47%) AppSense
8 1 (1.47%) Avaya
8 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.47%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (1.47%) Google
8 1 (1.47%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.47%) Sonus
8 1 (1.47%) Symantec
Basingstoke
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £200 - £210 per day
Posted: 15 days ago