The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 58 62 57
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.02% 0.67% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.50% 2.89% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 13
Median daily rate £394 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.35% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £344 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £311
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +40.74%  

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 Milton Keynes.

Academic & Professional Certification
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 333 173 223
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 44.88% 23.28% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 121 133
Median daily rate £425 £415 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +22.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 7
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -35.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Milton Keynes

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Milton Keynes

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Milton Keynes

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (86.96%) Active Directory
3 15 (65.22%) VMware
3 15 (65.22%) SC Cleared
3 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
3 15 (65.22%) Hyper-V
3 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (56.52%) MCSA
5 13 (56.52%) ITIL
6 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (47.83%) Change Management
6 11 (47.83%) Windows Server
7 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (43.48%) SharePoint
7 10 (43.48%) Cisco
7 10 (43.48%) CCNP
8 9 (39.13%) Citrix
8 9 (39.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (39.13%) PowerShell
9 8 (34.78%) Skype for Business
9 8 (34.78%) MCP
9 8 (34.78%) SQL
10 7 (30.43%) WAN
10 7 (30.43%) DNS
10 7 (30.43%) Firewall
10 7 (30.43%) Virtual Environments
11 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
11 6 (26.09%) Root Cause Analysis

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 10 (43.48%) SharePoint
2 8 (34.78%) Skype for Business
3 6 (26.09%) IIS
4 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
5 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) DNS
1 7 (30.43%) Firewall
1 7 (30.43%) WAN
2 6 (26.09%) DHCP
2 6 (26.09%) LAN
2 6 (26.09%) SAN
3 5 (21.74%) Skype
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (8.70%) BIG-IP
5 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.70%) VPN
6 1 (4.35%) NAS
6 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) Big Data
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MSI
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (17.39%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Messaging Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Design Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Support Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) VMWare Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Wintel Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Communications Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (17.39%) Private Cloud
4 2 (8.70%) Clustering
4 2 (8.70%) CMDB
4 2 (8.70%) Handset
4 2 (8.70%) Smartphone
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (47.83%) Windows Server
4 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
5 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
6 3 (13.04%) Linux
7 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) ITIL
2 11 (47.83%) Change Management
3 7 (30.43%) Virtual Environments
4 6 (26.09%) Incident Management
4 6 (26.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (21.74%) ITIL V3
5 5 (21.74%) ITSM
5 5 (21.74%) Service Management
6 4 (17.39%) Analytics
6 4 (17.39%) Converged Infrastructure
6 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
7 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.35%) Change Control
8 1 (4.35%) High Availability
8 1 (4.35%) Network Design
8 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
8 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) PowerShell
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) SC Cleared
1 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 13 (56.52%) MCSA
3 10 (43.48%) CCNP
3 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (39.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (34.78%) MCP
6 6 (26.09%) CCNA
6 6 (26.09%) MCSE
7 5 (21.74%) DV Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) CCIE
8 4 (17.39%) MCDBA
9 2 (8.70%) VCP5
10 1 (4.35%) MCITP
10 1 (4.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (86.96%) Active Directory
2 15 (65.22%) Hyper-V
3 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (21.74%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (21.74%) ISA Server
4 5 (21.74%) UAG
4 5 (21.74%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (4.35%) Terminal Server
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.35%) XenApp
5 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) OVSD
2 2 (8.70%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) EdgeSight
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) VMware
2 10 (43.48%) Cisco
3 9 (39.13%) Citrix
4 6 (26.09%) Forcepoint
4 6 (26.09%) HP
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) Remedy
6 3 (13.04%) ServiceNow
7 2 (8.70%) Apple
7 2 (8.70%) Computacenter
7 2 (8.70%) F5
7 2 (8.70%) NetApp
7 2 (8.70%) Wyse
8 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
8 1 (4.35%) AppSense
8 1 (4.35%) CommVault
8 1 (4.35%) EMC
8 1 (4.35%) Genesys