Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 76 55
Rank change year-on-year +7 -21 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 23 19 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.83% 1.35% 2.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.17% 4.57% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 27
Reading median daily rate £383 £255 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -35.44% +31.67%
10th Percentile £286 £165 £199
90th Percentile £600 £406 £443
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £275 £395
% change year-on-year +36.36% -30.38% +21.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 10
Reading median hourly rate £29.08 - £21.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £29.08 £17.06 £21.55
% change year-on-year +70.44% -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 321 416 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 25.50% 29.50% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 198 297
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £227 £250
90th Percentile £600 £566 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.81% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 60
Reading median hourly rate £19.38 £36.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.17% +5.90% +83.76%
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.19 £21.55
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £60.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.60 £16.00 £30.90
% change year-on-year -21.25% -48.22% +68.16%

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 19 January 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

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 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
1 16 (69.57%) PowerShell
2 14 (60.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (60.87%) ITIL
3 13 (56.52%) Windows
4 12 (52.17%) MCSE
4 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
5 11 (47.83%) VMware
6 10 (43.48%) SQL
6 10 (43.48%) Degree
7 9 (39.13%) Office 365
8 8 (34.78%) IIS
9 7 (30.43%) MCSA
10 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
10 6 (26.09%) SAN
10 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
10 6 (26.09%) Service Management
10 6 (26.09%) Firewall
10 6 (26.09%) Customer Engagement
10 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (26.09%) MCTS
10 6 (26.09%) MCITP
11 5 (21.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (21.74%) vSphere
11 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (21.74%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
11 5 (21.74%) CCNA
11 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP

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 (34.78%) IIS
2 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (39.13%) Office 365
3 5 (21.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (8.70%) IaaS
6 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Firewall
1 6 (26.09%) SAN
2 5 (21.74%) DNS
2 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
3 4 (17.39%) NAS
4 3 (13.04%) DHCP
4 3 (13.04%) iSCSI
4 3 (13.04%) Network Security
5 2 (8.70%) LAN
5 2 (8.70%) WAN
6 1 (4.35%) Internet
6 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
6 1 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Field Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Administrator
2 3 (13.04%) Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) IT Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (13.04%) Systems Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Administrator
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Azure Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Cloud Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Azure Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Server Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) XML
2 3 (13.04%) Web Services
3 2 (8.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.70%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Licensing
2 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) Linux
4 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Customer Engagement
2 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
2 6 (26.09%) Service Management
3 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
4 3 (13.04%) Change Control
4 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (13.04%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Proactive Management
5 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.70%) Network Design
5 2 (8.70%) Workflow
6 1 (4.35%) DevOps
6 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
6 1 (4.35%) Resource Allocation
6 1 (4.35%) Software Licensing
6 1 (4.35%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) PowerShell
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) MCSE
2 10 (43.48%) Degree
3 7 (30.43%) MCSA
4 6 (26.09%) MCITP
4 6 (26.09%) MCTS
5 5 (21.74%) CCNA
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (21.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (13.04%) A+ Certification
6 3 (13.04%) CCNP
6 3 (13.04%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (13.04%) MCP
6 3 (13.04%) MCSD
6 3 (13.04%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (8.70%) MCDST
8 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) vSphere
3 3 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) BitLocker
4 1 (4.35%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCOM
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Apple
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle