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 26 June 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 / Hampshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 79 53
Rank change year-on-year -5 -26  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 21 34 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.17% 1.73% 3.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.98% 4.03% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 50
Median daily rate £323 £360 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.41% -0.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £296 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £333
% change year-on-year -3.03% -1.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £27.88 - £22.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.18 - £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.58 - £22.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £24.06 £18.50
% change year-on-year -6.40% +30.05%  

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 705 843 792
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 39.21% 42.92% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 503 485
Median daily rate £413 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 35
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.83 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.37% +133.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £17.00 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 26 June 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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
Southampton +11 8 £325 - 1
Hook +1 3 £320 -6.90%
Portsmouth -1 3 £300 -28.35% 1
Basingstoke -19 1 £200 -42.44%
Havant - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 36 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 35 (67.31%) Windows
3 24 (46.15%) MCSE
3 24 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 23 (44.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (44.23%) Active Directory
5 20 (38.46%) PowerShell
6 18 (34.62%) Security Cleared
6 18 (34.62%) ITIL
6 18 (34.62%) Firewall
6 18 (34.62%) VMware
7 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
7 17 (32.69%) MS Exchange
8 15 (28.85%) SharePoint
8 15 (28.85%) Cisco
8 15 (28.85%) SC Cleared
8 15 (28.85%) Windows 7
9 14 (26.92%) SAN
10 13 (25.00%) XML
11 12 (23.08%) MCSA
11 12 (23.08%) MCITP
11 12 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (21.15%) NetApp
13 10 (19.23%) Skype
13 10 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (19.23%) Office 365
14 9 (17.31%) Skype for Business
14 9 (17.31%) Computer Science

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 17 (32.69%) MS Exchange
2 15 (28.85%) SharePoint
3 10 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (17.31%) Skype for Business
5 4 (7.69%) Commerce Server
5 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (7.69%) IIS
5 4 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (5.77%) OpenStack
7 2 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.92%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.92%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.23%) Office 365
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (34.62%) Firewall
2 14 (26.92%) SAN
3 10 (19.23%) Skype
4 9 (17.31%) VoIP
5 5 (9.62%) VPN
6 4 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 4 (7.69%) Wireless
7 3 (5.77%) RFID
8 2 (3.85%) DNS
9 1 (1.92%) DHCP
9 1 (1.92%) HTTP
9 1 (1.92%) IPsec
9 1 (1.92%) LAN
9 1 (1.92%) LDAP
9 1 (1.92%) PSTN
9 1 (1.92%) SCCP
9 1 (1.92%) SSL
9 1 (1.92%) WAN
9 1 (1.92%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Military
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Local Government
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Wintel Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) Analyst
3 4 (7.69%) Consultant
3 4 (7.69%) Resource Manager
3 4 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 4 (7.69%) SharePoint Specialist
4 3 (5.77%) Ada Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Ada Software Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Cabling Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) IT Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) IT Support
4 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (5.77%) Software Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (3.85%) Service Analyst
5 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) XML
2 9 (17.31%) CSS
3 4 (7.69%) .NET
3 4 (7.69%) jQuery
3 4 (7.69%) XSLT
4 1 (1.92%) REST
4 1 (1.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.77%) Clustering
3 3 (5.77%) iPad
3 3 (5.77%) PKI
4 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.85%) Replication
4 2 (3.85%) RIA
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.92%) Handset
5 1 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 35 (67.31%) Windows
2 24 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 23 (44.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (28.85%) Windows 7
5 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (15.38%) Windows 10
7 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.77%) Android
9 2 (3.85%) Linux
10 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.92%) Unix
10 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) ITIL
2 7 (13.46%) High Availability
2 7 (13.46%) Migration
3 4 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (7.69%) Server Building
3 4 (7.69%) Validation
3 4 (7.69%) Workflow
4 3 (5.77%) Data Encryption
4 3 (5.77%) ITIL V3
4 3 (5.77%) Records Management
4 3 (5.77%) Software Engineering
5 2 (3.85%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (3.85%) Resource Allocation
5 2 (3.85%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.92%) Service Management
6 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 9 (17.31%) VBScript
3 7 (13.46%) C#
4 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.77%) Ada
5 3 (5.77%) Ada 83
5 3 (5.77%) Ada 95
5 3 (5.77%) SQL
6 2 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (46.15%) MCSE
2 18 (34.62%) Security Cleared
3 15 (28.85%) SC Cleared
4 12 (23.08%) MCITP
4 12 (23.08%) MCSA
5 9 (17.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (17.31%) Degree
6 8 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (13.46%) CCNA
8 5 (9.62%) MCTS
9 4 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (5.77%) CCDP
10 3 (5.77%) CCNP
10 3 (5.77%) CCSA
11 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.92%) CISSP
11 1 (1.92%) GIAC
11 1 (1.92%) ISSAP
11 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.92%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (44.23%) Active Directory
2 12 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.69%) vSphere
5 3 (5.77%) BitLocker
6 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.92%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.85%) SCCM
2 2 (3.85%) SCOM
2 2 (3.85%) Unicenter
2 2 (3.85%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.92%) PowerCLI
3 1 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.92%) WMI
Vendors
1 36 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 18 (34.62%) VMware
3 15 (28.85%) Cisco
4 11 (21.15%) NetApp
5 7 (13.46%) HP
6 5 (9.62%) Citrix
7 4 (7.69%) Nintex
8 3 (5.77%) ServiceNow
9 2 (3.85%) CA
9 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.85%) McAfee
9 2 (3.85%) Peregrine
9 2 (3.85%) Remedy
9 2 (3.85%) Spiceworks
9 2 (3.85%) Veritas
10 1 (1.92%) Adobe
10 1 (1.92%) Google
10 1 (1.92%) Meraki
10 1 (1.92%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.92%) Symantec