Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 111 140 120
Rank change year-on-year +29 -20 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 60 38 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.64% 1.00% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.54% 2.88% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 30
Hampshire median daily rate £485 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.33% +20.97% -13.89%
10th Percentile £341 £175 £112
90th Percentile £575 £490 £414
South East median daily rate £424 £378 £310
% change year-on-year +12.32% +21.77% -12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 5
Hampshire median hourly rate £33.40 £19.39 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.30% +6.16% -
10th Percentile £31.55 £17.50 £14.75
90th Percentile £35.44 £21.27 £40.98
South East median hourly rate £33.40 £19.39 £18.63
% change year-on-year +72.30% +4.05% -12.66%

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 1,321 1,318 1,459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 36.12% 34.71% 39.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 671 849
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +6.58%
10th Percentile £293 £270 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £412
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.09% +3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 53 98
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £18.57 £17.80 £14.93
90th Percentile £57.97 £54.75 £52.88
South East median hourly rate £33.40 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.57% +55.56% -10.00%

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 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Hampshire over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

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 July 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 +6 19 £505 +77.19% 12
Southampton 0 10 £413 +26.92% 4
Farnborough +7 9 £450 - 5
Winchester +8 5 £525 +23.53% 1
Basingstoke +5 2 £500 +109.42% 3
Havant - 2 - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 53 (88.33%) MCSE
2 43 (71.67%) Microsoft
3 31 (51.67%) ITIL
4 29 (48.33%) VMware
5 26 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (40.00%) Windows
6 24 (40.00%) Security Cleared
7 23 (38.33%) CCNA
7 23 (38.33%) Citrix
8 22 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 21 (35.00%) Degree
10 20 (33.33%) SC Cleared
11 19 (31.67%) PRINCE2
12 16 (26.67%) Cisco
12 16 (26.67%) PaaS
13 15 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (25.00%) Active Directory
14 13 (21.67%) TOGAF
14 13 (21.67%) DNS
14 13 (21.67%) Windows Server
14 13 (21.67%) TOGAF Certification
15 12 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
15 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (18.33%) SaaS
16 11 (18.33%) Oracle
16 11 (18.33%) Architectural Design
17 10 (16.67%) MCSA
17 10 (16.67%) PRINCE
17 10 (16.67%) vSphere

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 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (5.00%) IIS
2 3 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.33%) Confluence
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) Apache
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (26.67%) PaaS
3 15 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (18.33%) SaaS
5 5 (8.33%) Office 365
6 4 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (6.67%) IaaS
7 3 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (1.67%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) DNS
2 8 (13.33%) DHCP
3 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.67%) NetScaler
5 3 (5.00%) LAN
5 3 (5.00%) SAN
5 3 (5.00%) WAN
5 3 (5.00%) Wireless
6 2 (3.33%) Internet
6 2 (3.33%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.33%) SSL
7 1 (1.67%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.67%) FCoE
7 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.67%) MPLS
7 1 (1.67%) Network Security
7 1 (1.67%) Skype
7 1 (1.67%) VLAN
7 1 (1.67%) VPN
7 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) Big Data
3 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.67%) OLAP
3 4 (6.67%) SAP BW
3 4 (6.67%) SAP Data Services
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.67%) HBase
4 1 (1.67%) MS Access
4 1 (1.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (1.67%) Android Studio
2 1 (1.67%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
1 3 (5.00%) Marketing
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
2 2 (3.33%) Military
2 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Local Government
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Architect
2 14 (23.33%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Consultant
5 6 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) SAP Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Build Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Design Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) SAP BW Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Leader
9 2 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) ETL Consultant
9 2 (3.33%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) Dagger
1 1 (1.67%) LDAP
1 1 (1.67%) RESTful
1 1 (1.67%) Retrofit
1 1 (1.67%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 4 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.00%) PKI
4 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.33%) Replication
4 2 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.67%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.67%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.00%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (11.67%) Linux
4 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.33%) Android
6 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.67%) CentOS
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (51.67%) ITIL
2 19 (31.67%) PRINCE2
3 13 (21.67%) TOGAF
4 12 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 11 (18.33%) Architectural Design
6 10 (16.67%) PRINCE
7 9 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (15.00%) Risk Analysis
7 9 (15.00%) Service Management
7 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (13.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 8 (13.33%) Availability Management
8 8 (13.33%) Change Management
8 8 (13.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 8 (13.33%) Incident Management
8 8 (13.33%) ITSM
8 8 (13.33%) Migration
8 8 (13.33%) Performance Management
8 8 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (13.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) SQL
2 7 (11.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.00%) VBScript
4 1 (1.67%) Java
4 1 (1.67%) Kotlin
4 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (88.33%) MCSE
2 26 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 23 (38.33%) CCNA
5 21 (35.00%) Degree
6 20 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 15 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (21.67%) TOGAF Certification
9 10 (16.67%) MCSA
10 8 (13.33%) CCA
10 8 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (8.33%) VCP5
12 4 (6.67%) MCP
12 4 (6.67%) VCP6
13 3 (5.00%) CCDP
13 3 (5.00%) CCIE
13 3 (5.00%) CCNP
13 3 (5.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 15 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (16.67%) vSphere
4 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.00%) XenApp
6 2 (3.33%) NFS
6 2 (3.33%) vCloud
6 2 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.33%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.67%) Docker
7 1 (1.67%) HDFS
7 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) SCCM
2 4 (6.67%) SCOM
2 4 (6.67%) vCenter Server
3 3 (5.00%) vMotion
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.33%) SCOrch
4 2 (3.33%) vRealize
4 2 (3.33%) WSUS
5 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 43 (71.67%) Microsoft
2 29 (48.33%) VMware
3 23 (38.33%) Citrix
4 16 (26.67%) Cisco
5 11 (18.33%) Oracle
6 6 (10.00%) SAP
7 4 (6.67%) HP
8 3 (5.00%) 3PAR
8 3 (5.00%) Apple
8 3 (5.00%) Dell
8 3 (5.00%) Intel
9 1 (1.67%) CommVault
9 1 (1.67%) Ivanti
9 1 (1.67%) New Relic
9 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.67%) Remedy
9 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.67%) Symantec
9 1 (1.67%) Trend Micro
9 1 (1.67%) Veeam