Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 67 77
Rank change year-on-year -13 +10 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.14% 1.91% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.34% 7.57% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 12
Reading median daily rate £140 £383 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.40% +50.00% -35.44%
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £375 £275
% change year-on-year - +36.36% -30.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Reading median hourly rate - £29.08 -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £29.08 £17.06
% change year-on-year - +70.44% -20.84%

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 392 317 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 26.24% 25.26% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 157 199
Reading median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £181 £270 £227
90th Percentile £550 £600 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.52% +0.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 13
Reading median hourly rate £52.50 £19.38 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +170.90% -46.17% +16.50%
10th Percentile £40.63 £11.25 £19.19
90th Percentile £70.28 £39.75 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.50 £12.60 £15.75
% change year-on-year +110.32% -20.00% -49.03%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 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 Reading region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (76.47%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
4 8 (47.06%) Service Management
4 8 (47.06%) Office 365
5 7 (41.18%) ITIL
6 6 (35.29%) MCDST
7 5 (29.41%) Marketing
7 5 (29.41%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (29.41%) Programme Management
7 5 (29.41%) Asset Management
7 5 (29.41%) Electronics
7 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
7 5 (29.41%) Finance
7 5 (29.41%) Manufacturing
7 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
7 5 (29.41%) NHS
7 5 (29.41%) MCSE
7 5 (29.41%) SAP
7 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (29.41%) Line Management
7 5 (29.41%) Software Asset Management
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (17.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
9 3 (17.65%) Acme Packet
9 3 (17.65%) High Availability
9 3 (17.65%) Sonus

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 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Office 365
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (17.65%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DHCP
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
1 3 (17.65%) VoIP
2 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) OSPF
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
General
1 5 (29.41%) Electronics
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
1 5 (29.41%) Manufacturing
1 5 (29.41%) Marketing
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Support Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Desktop Support
2 6 (35.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Network Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Azure Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Azure Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) IT Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Design Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior IT Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) NHS
2 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Service Management
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) Asset Management
3 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (29.41%) Digital Marketing
3 5 (29.41%) Line Management
3 5 (29.41%) Programme Management
3 5 (29.41%) Software Asset Management
4 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (17.65%) High Availability
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) MCDST
2 5 (29.41%) MCSE
3 3 (17.65%) CCIE
3 3 (17.65%) CCNA
3 3 (17.65%) CCNP
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (17.65%) MCITP
3 3 (17.65%) MCTS
4 1 (5.88%) MCP
4 1 (5.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) SAP
3 3 (17.65%) Acme Packet
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Sonus
4 2 (11.76%) Avaya
5 1 (5.88%) SonicWALL