Period
to 23 July 2018

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 6 months to 23 July 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 68 49
Rank change year-on-year -12 -19 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 13 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.88% 1.03% 3.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.74% 4.04% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 42
Reading median daily rate £350 £220 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -41.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £143 £90 £307
90th Percentile £474 £349 £450
Berkshire median daily rate £398 £500 £375
% change year-on-year -20.50% +33.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -24.99% -1.02%
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year +25.00% -24.99% -1.02%

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 Reading with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Reading
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 348 322 550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 23.69% 25.58% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 166 308
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £280 £214 £235
90th Percentile £588 £578 £541
Berkshire median daily rate £424 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +2.42% +3.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 17
Reading median hourly rate £28.00 £25.38 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -4.25% +22.97%
10th Percentile £14.20 £15.00 £21.30
90th Percentile £59.75 £57.50 £57.39
Berkshire median hourly rate £27.00 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +100.00% +8.00% -42.00%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 6 months to 23 July 2018.

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 23 July 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 Reading region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) ITIL
4 6 (46.15%) Service Management
4 6 (46.15%) Office 365
5 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (38.46%) MCITP
5 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 4 (30.77%) MCSE
6 4 (30.77%) MCTS
6 4 (30.77%) Degree
6 4 (30.77%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
7 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
7 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (23.08%) Replication
7 3 (23.08%) DNS
7 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (23.08%) SQL
8 2 (15.38%) DHCP
8 2 (15.38%) NHS
8 2 (15.38%) VB
8 2 (15.38%) SAP
8 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2

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:

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Office 365
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) SMS
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Power BI
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) OLTP
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (15.38%) Electronics
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Desktop Support
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Desktop Technician
2 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (15.38%) Azure Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Power BI Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Support Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Replication
2 2 (15.38%) NHS
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Service Management
3 4 (30.77%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
5 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
5 2 (15.38%) B2B
5 2 (15.38%) B2C
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (15.38%) Identity Management
5 2 (15.38%) Line Management
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
5 2 (15.38%) Security Patching
5 2 (15.38%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) MCITP
2 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) MCSE
2 4 (30.77%) MCTS
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) MCDST
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) GDPR
1 1 (7.69%) QA
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Ivanti
2 2 (15.38%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Capita
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) VMware