Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 120 116
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4 -30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 45 36 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.22% 1.03% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.82% 2.95% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 51
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.17% -9.09% -8.97%
10th Percentile £131 £128 £238
90th Percentile £479 £390 £475
South East median daily rate £375 £325 £348
% change year-on-year +15.38% -6.47% -4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Hampshire median hourly rate £19.39 £35.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.61% +155.47% -54.68%
10th Percentile £17.50 £21.26 £11.85
90th Percentile £21.27 £38.25 £15.55
South East median hourly rate £19.39 £18.00 £18.95
% change year-on-year +7.69% -4.99% -12.09%

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 1,179 1,219 1,473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 31.90% 34.72% 38.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 692 934
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £287 £220 £268
90th Percentile £575 £525 £549
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 64 72
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +65.05%
10th Percentile £21.60 £19.91 £12.50
90th Percentile £60.68 £47.91 £58.38
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +60.00% -9.09% +2.80%

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 17 October 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
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 17 October 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
Hook - 8 £415 -
Fleet -15 6 £360 +12.50%
Portsmouth -16 6 - - 1
Southampton -25 5 £325 - 1
Fareham +4 3 £422 - 7
Havant -7 3 £413 -
Winchester -12 3 £475 +36.69% 1
Basingstoke +11 2 £175 -11.39% 1
Petersfield 0 2 £170 +25.93% 1
Farnborough -14 1 £475 - 2
Eastleigh - 1 - -
Gosport - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 36 (80.00%) MCSE
2 34 (75.56%) Microsoft
3 25 (55.56%) Windows
4 23 (51.11%) Active Directory
5 17 (37.78%) VMware
6 13 (28.89%) HP
7 12 (26.67%) Office 365
8 11 (24.44%) vSphere
8 11 (24.44%) ITIL
9 10 (22.22%) Cisco
10 9 (20.00%) MCSA
10 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (17.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (17.78%) Change Management
11 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
11 8 (17.78%) Windows Server
12 7 (15.56%) VCP6
12 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
12 7 (15.56%) Windows 10
12 7 (15.56%) iSCSI
12 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
12 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
12 7 (15.56%) SCCM
12 7 (15.56%) Client/Server
12 7 (15.56%) NFS
13 6 (13.33%) DNS
13 6 (13.33%) LDAP
13 6 (13.33%) Kerberos
13 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
13 6 (13.33%) Migration

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 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 5 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.89%) OpenStack
3 3 (6.67%) IIS
3 3 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.67%) Office 365
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.67%) IaaS
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) iSCSI
2 6 (13.33%) DNS
2 6 (13.33%) Kerberos
3 5 (11.11%) Network Security
3 5 (11.11%) Skype
3 5 (11.11%) X.500
4 4 (8.89%) Internet
4 4 (8.89%) SAN
5 3 (6.67%) Firewall
5 3 (6.67%) VoIP
5 3 (6.67%) Wireless
6 2 (4.44%) LAN
6 2 (4.44%) Unified Communications
6 2 (4.44%) WAN
6 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.22%) DHCP
7 1 (2.22%) NAS
7 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.22%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
2 1 (2.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (8.89%) Consultant
2 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (8.89%) IT Support
2 4 (8.89%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
3 3 (6.67%) IT Technician
3 3 (6.67%) Support Technician
4 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Administrator
4 2 (4.44%) Deployment Specialist
4 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint Specialist
4 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Specialist
4 2 (4.44%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) LDAP
2 3 (6.67%) .NET
3 2 (4.44%) CSS
3 2 (4.44%) jQuery
3 2 (4.44%) XML
3 2 (4.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Client/Server
2 5 (11.11%) PKI
2 5 (11.11%) Replication
3 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.67%) Clustering
4 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.22%) CESG
5 1 (2.22%) CMDB
5 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.22%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (55.56%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Windows Server
3 7 (15.56%) Windows 10
4 5 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.67%) Linux
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.22%) AIX
8 1 (2.22%) CentOS
8 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) ITIL
2 8 (17.78%) Change Management
3 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
4 6 (13.33%) Migration
4 6 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (11.11%) High Availability
5 5 (11.11%) Identity Management
5 5 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (6.67%) Business Continuity
7 3 (6.67%) Capacity Management
7 3 (6.67%) Change Control
7 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.67%) Process Improvement
7 3 (6.67%) Records Management
7 3 (6.67%) Server Building
7 3 (6.67%) Server Management
7 3 (6.67%) Workflow
8 2 (4.44%) Network Security Management
8 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.67%) C#
3 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) C
4 1 (2.22%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (80.00%) MCSE
2 9 (20.00%) MCSA
3 8 (17.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
4 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
4 7 (15.56%) VCP6
5 4 (8.89%) Degree
5 4 (8.89%) MCP
6 3 (6.67%) CCNA
6 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.44%) CCNP
7 2 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (2.22%) DBS Check
8 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.22%) MCDST
8 1 (2.22%) MCTS
8 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 23 (51.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (24.44%) vSphere
3 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (15.56%) NFS
5 6 (13.33%) vCloud
6 5 (11.11%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 4 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
9 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) SCCM
2 6 (13.33%) vRealize
3 3 (6.67%) SCOM
4 2 (4.44%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 34 (75.56%) Microsoft
2 17 (37.78%) VMware
3 13 (28.89%) HP
4 10 (22.22%) Cisco
5 3 (6.67%) Nintex
5 3 (6.67%) Remedy
5 3 (6.67%) Veritas
6 2 (4.44%) Centrify
6 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.44%) Citrix
6 2 (4.44%) EMC
7 1 (2.22%) Altiris
7 1 (2.22%) Apple
7 1 (2.22%) Avaya
7 1 (2.22%) Dell
7 1 (2.22%) Juniper
7 1 (2.22%) McAfee
7 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.22%) Sophos
7 1 (2.22%) Trend Micro