Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 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 > Hampshire
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 122 110
Rank change year-on-year -3 -12 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 67 37 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.75% 1.03% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.09% 3.03% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 20 50
Hampshire median daily rate £405 £285 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.11% -13.64% -8.97%
10th Percentile £176 £128 £238
90th Percentile £600 £359 £476
South East median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% - -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
Hampshire median hourly rate £24.91 £30.75 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.99% -33.87% +194.77%
10th Percentile £17.50 £19.04 £23.81
90th Percentile £36.54 £37.50 £47.00
South East median hourly rate £22.46 £20.66 £21.29
% change year-on-year +8.71% -2.98% +6.45%

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 1,317 1,222 1,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 34.36% 34.18% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 692 928
Hampshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £283 £220 £263
90th Percentile £600 £525 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £401
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.06% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 55 80
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -0.19%
10th Percentile £18.25 £19.34 £12.50
90th Percentile £67.50 £50.00 £52.63
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £27.50
% change year-on-year +36.24% -6.58% -11.00%

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 19 December 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Hampshire over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

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 6 months to 19 December 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
Portsmouth -23 14 £600 +105.13% 1
Southampton -14 7 £338 +28.57% 8
Havant -1 6 £413 -
Farnborough -9 6 £200 - 1
Fleet -11 6 £360 +12.50%
Eastleigh - 5 - - 2
Gosport - 5 £378 - 2
Hook - 4 £425 -
Basingstoke +4 3 £175 -10.26% 1
Winchester -3 3 £475 +36.69%
Fareham -1 2 £279 - 2
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 53 (79.10%) MCSE
1 53 (79.10%) Microsoft
2 35 (52.24%) Active Directory
3 33 (49.25%) Windows
4 25 (37.31%) VMware
5 20 (29.85%) ITIL
5 20 (29.85%) Cisco
6 18 (26.87%) HP
6 18 (26.87%) Security Cleared
7 17 (25.37%) MCSA
8 16 (23.88%) DNS
8 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
9 14 (20.90%) PowerShell
10 12 (17.91%) vSphere
10 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (17.91%) PKI
10 12 (17.91%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (17.91%) SQL
10 12 (17.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Office
11 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (16.42%) Windows Server
12 10 (14.93%) Office 365
12 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (14.93%) Client/Server
13 9 (13.43%) DHCP
13 9 (13.43%) Linux
13 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (13.43%) Firewall
13 9 (13.43%) Wireless

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 7 (10.45%) Skype for Business
2 6 (8.96%) Confluence
3 4 (5.97%) IIS
3 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.49%) Apache
6 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.49%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.93%) Office 365
2 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.97%) IaaS
4 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.88%) DNS
2 9 (13.43%) DHCP
2 9 (13.43%) Firewall
2 9 (13.43%) Network Security
2 9 (13.43%) Wireless
3 8 (11.94%) Internet
3 8 (11.94%) Kerberos
3 8 (11.94%) Skype
4 7 (10.45%) iSCSI
4 7 (10.45%) LAN
4 7 (10.45%) SSL
4 7 (10.45%) WAN
5 6 (8.96%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (7.46%) X.500
7 4 (5.97%) SAN
8 3 (4.48%) VLAN
8 3 (4.48%) Wireshark
9 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.99%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) Big Data
2 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (1.49%) MS Access
2 1 (1.49%) OLAP
2 1 (1.49%) Power BI
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) JIRA
2 3 (4.48%) Fiddler
2 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (10.45%) Military
2 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Finance
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (13.43%) Test Engineer
2 7 (10.45%) VMware Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Network Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Administrator
5 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Deployment Specialist
6 3 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) IT Support
6 3 (4.48%) Server Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) SharePoint Administrator
6 3 (4.48%) Windows Specialist
6 3 (4.48%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) IT Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) LDAP
2 4 (5.97%) .NET
2 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.97%) HTML
3 3 (4.48%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.49%) OAuth
4 1 (1.49%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) PKI
2 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (14.93%) Client/Server
4 7 (10.45%) Replication
5 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.48%) Clustering
6 3 (4.48%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.99%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.99%) Smart Meter
7 2 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.49%) CESG
8 1 (1.49%) CMDB
8 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (49.25%) Windows
2 11 (16.42%) Windows Server
3 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (13.43%) Linux
5 7 (10.45%) Windows 10
6 4 (5.97%) Unix
6 4 (5.97%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.49%) AIX
8 1 (1.49%) CentOS
8 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.85%) ITIL
2 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (11.94%) Change Management
3 8 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (10.45%) Mentoring
4 7 (10.45%) Network Management
5 6 (8.96%) Critical Thinking
5 6 (8.96%) Identity Management
5 6 (8.96%) ITIL V3
5 6 (8.96%) Network Security Management
5 6 (8.96%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (8.96%) Security Management
5 6 (8.96%) Test Scripting
6 5 (7.46%) Migration
7 4 (5.97%) Cryptography
7 4 (5.97%) Security Testing
7 4 (5.97%) Server Building
8 3 (4.48%) Capacity Management
8 3 (4.48%) High Availability
8 3 (4.48%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) PowerShell
2 12 (17.91%) SQL
3 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.97%) VBScript
4 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (79.10%) MCSE
2 18 (26.87%) Security Cleared
3 17 (25.37%) MCSA
4 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
5 12 (17.91%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (17.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (11.94%) CCNA
7 7 (10.45%) VCP6
8 6 (8.96%) CCNP
8 6 (8.96%) Degree
9 4 (5.97%) ISEB
9 4 (5.97%) ISTQB
9 4 (5.97%) MCITP
10 3 (4.48%) A+ Certification
10 3 (4.48%) MCP
11 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.99%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
12 1 (1.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) SLA
3 1 (1.49%) JSP 440
System Software
1 35 (52.24%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (17.91%) vSphere
3 7 (10.45%) NFS
4 6 (8.96%) vCloud
5 5 (7.46%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 4 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
7 3 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) SCCM
2 6 (8.96%) vRealize
3 4 (5.97%) HP ALM
4 3 (4.48%) SCOM
5 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.49%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (79.10%) Microsoft
2 25 (37.31%) VMware
3 20 (29.85%) Cisco
4 18 (26.87%) HP
5 6 (8.96%) CheckPoint
5 6 (8.96%) Citrix
6 3 (4.48%) Remedy
6 3 (4.48%) Trend Micro
6 3 (4.48%) Veritas
7 2 (2.99%) McAfee
8 1 (1.49%) Altiris
8 1 (1.49%) Centrify
8 1 (1.49%) Dell
8 1 (1.49%) EMC
8 1 (1.49%) Juniper
8 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.49%) Sophos