Period
to 15 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 15 July 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 > Slough
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 - 40
Rank change year-on-year - +40 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.05% - 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.14% - 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Slough median daily rate £397 - £325
10th Percentile £388 - £313
90th Percentile £461 - £338
Berkshire median daily rate £397 £500 £375
% change year-on-year -20.55% +33.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year +25.00% -24.99% -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 Slough with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Slough
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42 45 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 14.63% 16.01% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 36 45
Slough median daily rate £383 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.84% +15.15%
10th Percentile £208 £265 £285
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £406 £400
% change year-on-year +4.62% +1.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% -16.67%
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +73.33% +20.00% -42.00%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Slough

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Slough.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Slough

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Slough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Slough

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 Slough region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Veeam
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) AirWatch
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Data Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (33.33%) Power BI
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) OLTP
1 1 (33.33%) Power BI
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Power BI Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) AirWatch
1 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Veeam
2 2 (66.67%) VMware