The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 48 45
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.22% 2.77% 2.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.73% 8.45% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 7
Median daily rate £258 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £316 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £439 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £340
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 13
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £23.78 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.29% +28.54%  

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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 148 284 249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 25.78% 32.83% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 165 111
Median daily rate £450 £388 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% -1.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 24
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Reading over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 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 Reading region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 9 (81.82%) MCSE
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL
4 5 (45.45%) MCP
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
5 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) MCSA
5 4 (36.36%) HP
6 3 (27.27%) SLA
6 3 (27.27%) Apple
6 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
6 3 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) JIRA
7 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 2 (18.18%) A+ Certification
7 2 (18.18%) VPN
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
7 2 (18.18%) Office 365
7 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
7 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
7 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Service Desk Support
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Service Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Service Desk Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 2 (18.18%) Support Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Mac Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Business Development
3 1 (9.09%) Coaching
3 1 (9.09%) ITSM
3 1 (9.09%) MODAF
3 1 (9.09%) Presales
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) MCSE
2 5 (45.45%) MCP
3 4 (36.36%) MCSA
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) A+ Certification
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (9.09%) CCNA
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (9.09%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) HP
3 3 (27.27%) Apple
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) LANDesk
4 1 (9.09%) McAfee
4 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto
4 1 (9.09%) Sophos
4 1 (9.09%) VMware