The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 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
England / South East
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 100 88
Rank change year-on-year -44 -12  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 114 194 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.38% 1.99% 2.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.09% 7.12% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 123 135
Median daily rate £275 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £350 £321
% change year-on-year -17.14% +8.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 18
Median hourly rate £29.92 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.27% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £9.00 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.95 £43.90 £40.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.28 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.96% +21.83%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2240 2723 2676
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.19% 27.97% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1313 1704 1432
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 94 119
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.43 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.61% +44.44%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +3 31 £310 -22.98% 14
Kent +35 23 £207 -4.60% 6
Buckinghamshire -2 14 £500 +17.64% 3
Surrey -24 12 £160 -62.35% 10
Berkshire -32 12 £500 +33.33% 8
West Sussex +4 9 £330 -23.90% 5
Oxfordshire -12 9 £150 -40.00% 2
Middlesex +3 2 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 137 (64.93%) Microsoft
2 136 (64.45%) Windows
3 117 (55.45%) Active Directory
4 92 (43.60%) MCSE
5 84 (39.81%) ITIL
6 74 (35.07%) VMware
7 73 (34.60%) Windows Server
8 72 (34.12%) MCSA
9 68 (32.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 65 (30.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 55 (26.07%) Security Cleared
12 52 (24.64%) PowerShell
13 48 (22.75%) VMware Infrastructure
14 47 (22.27%) SQL Server
15 44 (20.85%) SC Cleared
16 42 (19.91%) MS Exchange
17 39 (18.48%) MCITP
18 37 (17.54%) SharePoint
18 37 (17.54%) MCP
19 36 (17.06%) Windows Server 2003
20 34 (16.11%) Cisco
21 33 (15.64%) Windows 7
22 32 (15.17%) Change Management
23 31 (14.69%) Firewall
23 31 (14.69%) SQL
24 30 (14.22%) Microsoft Office
24 30 (14.22%) Office 365
25 29 (13.74%) Skype for Business
25 29 (13.74%) SAN
26 28 (13.27%) High Availability

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 42 (19.91%) MS Exchange
2 37 (17.54%) SharePoint
3 29 (13.74%) Skype for Business
4 26 (12.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (7.58%) IIS
6 8 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.37%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.42%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.95%) Apache
10 2 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.47%) CMS
11 1 (0.47%) Drupal
11 1 (0.47%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (14.22%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.95%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 30 (14.22%) Office 365
2 24 (11.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.32%) IaaS
5 5 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.37%) PaaS
6 3 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.95%) GitHub
7 2 (0.95%) SaaS
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.47%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.47%) G Suite
8 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (14.69%) Firewall
2 29 (13.74%) SAN
3 23 (10.90%) Skype
4 19 (9.00%) VoIP
5 18 (8.53%) DNS
6 16 (7.58%) LAN
7 15 (7.11%) DHCP
7 15 (7.11%) WAN
8 11 (5.21%) TCP/IP
9 10 (4.74%) VPN
10 7 (3.32%) Network Security
11 6 (2.84%) NAS
12 5 (2.37%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (2.37%) Wireless
13 4 (1.90%) BIG-IP
13 4 (1.90%) Structured Cabling
14 3 (1.42%) LDAP
14 3 (1.42%) RFID
14 3 (1.42%) SSL
15 2 (0.95%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (22.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.37%) DB2
6 5 (2.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.90%) Big Data
7 4 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.90%) MySQL
7 4 (1.90%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (2.37%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.37%) JIRA
1 5 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.47%) MSI
5 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (12.32%) Finance
2 7 (3.32%) Military
2 7 (3.32%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.47%) Back Office
4 1 (0.47%) Banking
4 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.47%) Local Government
4 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (10.90%) Wintel Engineer
2 22 (10.43%) Analyst
3 21 (9.95%) Architect
4 17 (8.06%) Windows Engineer
5 16 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (7.58%) Server Engineer
6 15 (7.11%) Consultant
7 14 (6.64%) Support Engineer
8 13 (6.16%) Support Analyst
9 12 (5.69%) Desktop Support
10 11 (5.21%) Developer
11 10 (4.74%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (4.27%) Windows Systems Engineer
13 8 (3.79%) Administrator
14 7 (3.32%) DBA
14 7 (3.32%) Desktop Analyst
14 7 (3.32%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 7 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 7 (3.32%) SQL DBA
14 7 (3.32%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.37%) XML
2 19 (9.00%) CSS
3 12 (5.69%) .NET
4 9 (4.27%) HTML
5 7 (3.32%) Web Services
6 6 (2.84%) jQuery
7 4 (1.90%) HTML5
7 4 (1.90%) XSLT
8 3 (1.42%) RESTful
9 2 (0.95%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.95%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.95%) CSS3
9 2 (0.95%) REST
9 2 (0.95%) SOAP
9 2 (0.95%) WAP
10 1 (0.47%) ActiveX
10 1 (0.47%) React
10 1 (0.47%) SAML
10 1 (0.47%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.06%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.69%) PKI
4 11 (5.21%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.21%) Replication
5 10 (4.74%) NHS
6 9 (4.27%) Blackberry
6 9 (4.27%) Clustering
7 5 (2.37%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.90%) CMDB
8 4 (1.90%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.90%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.90%) Smartcard
9 3 (1.42%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.42%) EPoS
9 3 (1.42%) Handset
9 3 (1.42%) iPad
9 3 (1.42%) PMI
9 3 (1.42%) User Experience
10 2 (0.95%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 136 (64.45%) Windows
2 73 (34.60%) Windows Server
3 68 (32.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 65 (30.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (17.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (15.64%) Windows 7
7 23 (10.90%) Linux
8 17 (8.06%) Windows 10
9 7 (3.32%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.84%) Unix
11 5 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.90%) Android
12 4 (1.90%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.90%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.95%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.95%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.95%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.95%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (39.81%) ITIL
2 32 (15.17%) Change Management
3 28 (13.27%) High Availability
4 19 (9.00%) ITIL V3
5 18 (8.53%) Service Delivery
6 15 (7.11%) Migration
7 13 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (5.69%) Incident Management
9 10 (4.74%) Analytics
9 10 (4.74%) Scrum
9 10 (4.74%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (4.74%) Virtual Environments
10 9 (4.27%) Customer Requirements
10 9 (4.27%) Project Management
10 9 (4.27%) Service Management
10 9 (4.27%) Validation
11 8 (3.79%) CRM
11 8 (3.79%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 52 (24.64%) PowerShell
2 31 (14.69%) SQL
3 22 (10.43%) VBScript
4 13 (6.16%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.69%) C#
6 7 (3.32%) Ada
6 7 (3.32%) Ada 83
6 7 (3.32%) Ada 95
6 7 (3.32%) Bash Shell
6 7 (3.32%) Python
7 6 (2.84%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.37%) Perl
8 5 (2.37%) Ruby
8 5 (2.37%) VB
9 2 (0.95%) ABAP
9 2 (0.95%) C
9 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (43.60%) MCSE
2 72 (34.12%) MCSA
3 55 (26.07%) Security Cleared
4 44 (20.85%) SC Cleared
5 39 (18.48%) MCITP
6 37 (17.54%) MCP
7 27 (12.80%) Degree
8 22 (10.43%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (9.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 18 (8.53%) CCNA
11 16 (7.58%) MCTS
12 13 (6.16%) CCNP
13 9 (4.27%) DV Cleared
13 9 (4.27%) MCDBA
14 7 (3.32%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (2.37%) MCSD
16 4 (1.90%) CCIE
16 4 (1.90%) RHCE
17 3 (1.42%) A+ Certification
17 3 (1.42%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.79%) SLA
2 4 (1.90%) PMO
3 3 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.95%) QA
4 2 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 117 (55.45%) Active Directory
2 48 (22.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (10.90%) Hyper-V
4 15 (7.11%) VMware ESX
5 13 (6.16%) vSphere
6 9 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (3.32%) UAG
7 7 (3.32%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (2.37%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (2.37%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.42%) XenApp
11 2 (0.95%) Firmware
11 2 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.95%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.47%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (5.69%) SCCM
2 9 (4.27%) Nessus
3 8 (3.79%) Puppet
4 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (1.90%) Ansible
5 4 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.90%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.42%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.42%) OVSD
6 3 (1.42%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.95%) SCOM
7 2 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.95%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.47%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.47%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.47%) WMI
Vendors
1 137 (64.93%) Microsoft
2 74 (35.07%) VMware
3 34 (16.11%) Cisco
4 23 (10.90%) NetApp
5 22 (10.43%) HP
6 18 (8.53%) Citrix
7 14 (6.64%) Oracle
8 11 (5.21%) ServiceNow
9 10 (4.74%) LANDesk
9 10 (4.74%) Remedy
10 9 (4.27%) Apple
10 9 (4.27%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.84%) Forcepoint
12 4 (1.90%) BMC
12 4 (1.90%) CA
12 4 (1.90%) F5
12 4 (1.90%) Nintex
12 4 (1.90%) Sophos
13 3 (1.42%) Spiceworks
13 3 (1.42%) Tableau
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