Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 79 64
Rank change year-on-year +15 -15 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 24 17 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.90% 1.15% 2.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.77% 4.04% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 20
Reading median daily rate £375 £298 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.05% -20.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £282 £240 £171
90th Percentile £575 £419 £441
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £338 £375
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 17
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £24.06 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.03% +11.65% +26.24%
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £17.06 £21.55
% change year-on-year +11.37% -20.84% +26.24%

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 309 421 557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 24.47% 28.56% 28.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 206 279
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +9.32%
10th Percentile £263 £226 £257
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 64
Reading median hourly rate £16.00 £36.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.56% +16.50% +81.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.63 £21.55
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £54.64
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year - -59.55% +62.63%

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 18 November 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

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Reading over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 20 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (70.83%) Windows
3 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 14 (58.33%) ITIL
5 13 (54.17%) MCSE
5 13 (54.17%) PowerShell
6 12 (50.00%) VMware
7 11 (45.83%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (41.67%) SQL
9 8 (33.33%) IIS
9 8 (33.33%) Cisco
9 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 8 (33.33%) MCITP
9 8 (33.33%) Degree
10 7 (29.17%) DNS
11 6 (25.00%) MCSA
11 6 (25.00%) SAN
11 6 (25.00%) Service Management
11 6 (25.00%) MCTS
11 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (25.00%) NAS
11 6 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
11 6 (25.00%) Office 365
12 5 (20.83%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
12 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (20.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (20.83%) Linux

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 8 (33.33%) IIS
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (25.00%) Office 365
3 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (20.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (8.33%) IaaS
6 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (29.17%) DNS
3 6 (25.00%) NAS
3 6 (25.00%) SAN
4 5 (20.83%) DHCP
5 4 (16.67%) Firewall
6 3 (12.50%) iSCSI
6 3 (12.50%) Network Security
7 2 (8.33%) LAN
7 2 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (8.33%) WAN
8 1 (4.17%) Internet
8 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
8 1 (4.17%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 3 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Azure Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) IT Support
4 2 (8.33%) Server Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) XML
2 3 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (8.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.33%) Clustering
1 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Licensing
2 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
2 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.33%) Unix
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
2 6 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 3 (12.50%) Change Control
3 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 3 (12.50%) Proactive Management
3 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (8.33%) Presales
4 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (8.33%) SOA
4 2 (8.33%) Validation
4 2 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) PowerShell
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) MCSE
2 8 (33.33%) Degree
2 8 (33.33%) MCITP
3 6 (25.00%) MCSA
3 6 (25.00%) MCTS
4 5 (20.83%) MCP
4 5 (20.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (12.50%) A+ Certification
5 3 (12.50%) CCNA
5 3 (12.50%) CCNP
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (12.50%) CompTIA Security+
5 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 3 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (12.50%) Security+ Certification
6 2 (8.33%) MCDST
6 2 (8.33%) MCSD
6 2 (8.33%) RHCE
6 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 20 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (12.50%) vSphere
4 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.17%) BitLocker
5 1 (4.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCOM
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) VMware
3 8 (33.33%) Cisco
4 5 (20.83%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.17%) Apple
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) Dell
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle