Period
to 12 November 2019

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 6 months to 12 November 2019 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 > Hampshire
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 135 129 118
Rank change year-on-year -6 -11 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 38 49 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.09% 1.33% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.04% 4.06% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 22
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £415 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.46% +40.68% -10.61%
10th Percentile £130 £175 £128
90th Percentile £595 £600 £364
South East median daily rate £375 £389 £330
% change year-on-year -3.54% +17.80% -3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Hampshire median hourly rate £52.50 £19.39 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +170.83% -44.61% +155.47%
10th Percentile £51.25 £17.50 £20.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £21.27 £38.25
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £19.39 £18.00
% change year-on-year +23.81% +7.69% +5.51%

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 Hampshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hampshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,252 1,207 1,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 35.85% 32.67% 35.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 669 711
Hampshire median daily rate £438 £420 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.33% +1.28%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £210
90th Percentile £588 £588 £525
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 64 58
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £19.93 £18.25 £19.34
90th Percentile £53.75 £62.88 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £42.42 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.05% +60.00% -9.09%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

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 6 months to 12 November 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Hampshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 12 November 2019. 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
Portsmouth +13 13 £438 -41.67% 6
Southampton +11 8 £448 +86.46% 3
Winchester +1 5 £538 +13.16% 2
Farnborough -4 4 £500 +14.29% 4
Basingstoke 0 3 £500 +185.71% 1
Fareham +5 2 £114 -59.16% 1
Havant +5 1 - - 3
Hook -6 1 £260 -37.35% 2
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 28 (73.68%) MCSE
1 28 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 20 (52.63%) Windows
3 17 (44.74%) Active Directory
3 17 (44.74%) VMware
4 15 (39.47%) ITIL
4 15 (39.47%) Azure
5 12 (31.58%) DNS
6 10 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (26.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
6 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (23.68%) PowerShell
7 9 (23.68%) Windows Server
7 9 (23.68%) CCNA
8 8 (21.05%) Citrix
8 8 (21.05%) Office 365
8 8 (21.05%) PaaS
9 7 (18.42%) AWS
9 7 (18.42%) MCSA
10 6 (15.79%) Linux
10 6 (15.79%) Java
10 6 (15.79%) SQL
10 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
10 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (15.79%) Migration
10 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
10 6 (15.79%) Degree
10 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring 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 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.26%) IBM Notes
2 2 (5.26%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) Confluence
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Acrobat
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (39.47%) Azure
2 8 (21.05%) Office 365
2 8 (21.05%) PaaS
3 7 (18.42%) AWS
4 4 (10.53%) SaaS
5 3 (7.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (7.89%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (7.89%) IaaS
6 1 (2.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) DNS
2 5 (13.16%) DHCP
2 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.53%) SAN
4 3 (7.89%) Internet
4 3 (7.89%) NetScaler
4 3 (7.89%) Wireless
5 2 (5.26%) Firewall
5 2 (5.26%) LAN
5 2 (5.26%) Skype
5 2 (5.26%) VLAN
6 1 (2.63%) HTTP
6 1 (2.63%) Intranet
6 1 (2.63%) MPLS
6 1 (2.63%) SNMP
6 1 (2.63%) SSL
6 1 (2.63%) VoIP
6 1 (2.63%) VPN
6 1 (2.63%) WAN
6 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQLite
3 1 (2.63%) Big Data
3 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.63%) HBase
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) JIRA
2 4 (10.53%) Android Studio
2 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Local Government
3 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.26%) Military
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (15.79%) Architect
2 5 (13.16%) Consultant
2 5 (13.16%) Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (10.53%) Android Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Build Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Design Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
5 2 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Dagger
1 4 (10.53%) RESTful
1 4 (10.53%) Retrofit
1 4 (10.53%) RxJava
2 1 (2.63%) LDAP
2 1 (2.63%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.26%) PKI
3 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.63%) iPad
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) PDA
4 1 (2.63%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Windows
2 9 (23.68%) Windows Server
3 6 (15.79%) Linux
3 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (10.53%) Android
4 4 (10.53%) Windows 10
5 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.63%) CentOS
7 1 (2.63%) Unix
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) ITIL
2 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.79%) Migration
3 5 (13.16%) Architectural Design
3 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
3 5 (13.16%) SDLC
3 5 (13.16%) TOGAF
4 4 (10.53%) Android Development
4 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
4 4 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (10.53%) ERD
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (10.53%) Multithreading
4 4 (10.53%) MVVM
4 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 4 (10.53%) SOLID
4 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.53%) TDD
4 4 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) PowerShell
2 6 (15.79%) Java
2 6 (15.79%) SQL
3 4 (10.53%) Kotlin
3 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (73.68%) MCSE
2 10 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 10 (26.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (23.68%) CCNA
4 7 (18.42%) MCSA
5 6 (15.79%) Degree
5 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 5 (13.16%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (10.53%) MCP
8 3 (7.89%) CCNP
8 3 (7.89%) VCP5
9 2 (5.26%) CCIE
9 2 (5.26%) CISSP
9 2 (5.26%) MCTS
10 1 (2.63%) CCA
10 1 (2.63%) CCDP
10 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (2.63%) MCAD
10 1 (2.63%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) GDPR
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (44.74%) Active Directory
2 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.53%) vSphere
4 3 (7.89%) XenApp
5 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.63%) Docker
6 1 (2.63%) HDFS
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) SCOM
2 3 (7.89%) vCenter Server
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.26%) vMotion
3 2 (5.26%) WSUS
4 1 (2.63%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.63%) CASB
4 1 (2.63%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.63%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 28 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 17 (44.74%) VMware
3 8 (21.05%) Citrix
4 4 (10.53%) HP
4 4 (10.53%) Oracle
5 3 (7.89%) Apple
5 3 (7.89%) Dell
5 3 (7.89%) McAfee
6 2 (5.26%) 3PAR
6 2 (5.26%) Adobe
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (5.26%) Intel
6 2 (5.26%) Lotus
6 2 (5.26%) Remedy
6 2 (5.26%) SAP
6 2 (5.26%) Symantec
7 1 (2.63%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.63%) Lumension
7 1 (2.63%) Meraki
7 1 (2.63%) New Relic