Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 63 74
Rank change year-on-year -12 +11 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 19 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.32% 1.75% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.72% 7.07% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 13
Reading median daily rate £160 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.29% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £140 £263 £255
90th Percentile £405 £438 £400
Berkshire median daily rate £240 £370 £363
% change year-on-year -35.14% +2.07% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -17.96% -1.02%
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +14.29% -17.96% -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 332 311 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 23.07% 24.76% 29.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 154 237
Reading median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -4.08%
10th Percentile £162 £225 £217
90th Percentile £575 £609 £555
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 13
Reading median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.89% -3.06% -20.71%
10th Percentile £18.20 £15.00 £21.27
90th Percentile £62.00 £48.15 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +92.59% +8.00% -59.55%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 15 (78.95%) Windows
3 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
4 8 (42.11%) Service Management
4 8 (42.11%) MCSE
4 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
5 7 (36.84%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (36.84%) MCDST
6 6 (31.58%) Marketing
6 6 (31.58%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (31.58%) Office 365
6 6 (31.58%) Line Management
6 6 (31.58%) Software Asset Management
6 6 (31.58%) NHS
6 6 (31.58%) ITIL
6 6 (31.58%) SAP
6 6 (31.58%) Electronics
6 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
6 6 (31.58%) Finance
6 6 (31.58%) Manufacturing
6 6 (31.58%) Programme Management
6 6 (31.58%) Asset Management
7 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
8 4 (21.05%) SQL
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
9 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
9 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
9 3 (15.79%) Acme Packet

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 (10.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Office 365
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
1 3 (15.79%) VoIP
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) NAS
3 1 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) OLTP
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.26%) Power BI
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (31.58%) Electronics
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
1 6 (31.58%) Manufacturing
1 6 (31.58%) Marketing
1 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Desktop Support
1 9 (47.37%) Support Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Desktop Technician
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Support
5 2 (10.53%) Network Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Technician
6 1 (5.26%) Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Support Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) NHS
2 3 (15.79%) Replication
3 2 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Service Management
2 7 (36.84%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (31.58%) Asset Management
3 6 (31.58%) Digital Marketing
3 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 6 (31.58%) Line Management
3 6 (31.58%) Programme Management
3 6 (31.58%) Software Asset Management
4 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.79%) High Availability
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
5 2 (10.53%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.53%) Security Patching
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.26%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
6 1 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (5.26%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.53%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) MCSE
2 7 (36.84%) MCDST
3 3 (15.79%) CCIE
3 3 (15.79%) CCNA
3 3 (15.79%) CCNP
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) MCITP
4 2 (10.53%) MCTS
4 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (10.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) SAP
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle
4 3 (15.79%) Acme Packet
4 3 (15.79%) Sonus
5 2 (10.53%) Avaya
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) Ivanti
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) McAfee
6 1 (5.26%) VMware