Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 86 42
Rank change year-on-year +4 -44 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 11 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.86% 0.81% 4.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.20% 2.94% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 59
Reading median daily rate £413 £173 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +139.13% -54.61% +16.92%
10th Percentile £276 £129 £263
90th Percentile £675 £299 £450
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £250 £375
% change year-on-year +80.00% -33.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Reading median hourly rate £19.38 - £21.33
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.38 £45.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year -56.93% +110.97% -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 344 374 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 26.75% 27.44% 28.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 197 316
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% +2.50%
10th Percentile £270 £210 £253
90th Percentile £600 £543 £513
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 27
Reading median hourly rate £19.38 £30.91 £55.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.30% -44.36% +157.77%
10th Percentile £13.13 £15.00 £21.33
90th Percentile £51.63 £57.50 £63.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £20.17
% change year-on-year +1.75% -29.33% -3.98%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
2 6 (54.55%) Office 365
2 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) MCSE
3 5 (45.45%) MCITP
4 4 (36.36%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) Service Management
4 4 (36.36%) MCTS
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
6 2 (18.18%) Network Design
6 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (18.18%) SCOM
6 2 (18.18%) vSphere
6 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 2 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
6 2 (18.18%) CCNA
6 2 (18.18%) B2B
6 2 (18.18%) B2C
6 2 (18.18%) MCSD

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 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (18.18%) IIS
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (54.55%) Office 365
3 2 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (9.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) SMS
2 1 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Power BI
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Azure Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Field Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Customer Engagement
2 4 (36.36%) Service Management
3 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) B2B
4 2 (18.18%) B2C
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (18.18%) Identity Management
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) Network Design
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (18.18%) Privileged Identity Management
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
1 6 (54.55%) MCSE
2 5 (45.45%) MCITP
3 4 (36.36%) MCTS
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (18.18%) MCSA
4 2 (18.18%) MCSD
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (9.09%) MCDST
5 1 (9.09%) MCP
5 1 (9.09%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) GDPR
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) vSphere
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) HP