Period
to 19 January 2018

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 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 160 143
Rank change year-on-year -9 -17 -66
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 237 224 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.44% 1.45% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.44% 5.59% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 159 175
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £146 £185 £249
90th Percentile £500 £488 £523
England median daily rate £340 £350 £345
% change year-on-year -2.86% +1.45% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 35
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £23.19 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.98% +15.95% +17.65%
10th Percentile £15.80 £14.86 £15.07
90th Percentile £39.75 £47.00 £41.88
England median hourly rate £14.65 £17.06 £16.84
% change year-on-year -14.13% +1.31% -

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,681 4,004 5,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.31% 25.98% 27.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,069 2,439 2,999
South East median daily rate £405 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £220 £257 £258
90th Percentile £563 £575 £530
England median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.87% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 220 258
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £23.27 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.42% -33.53% +105.88%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.88 £50.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.94 £26.00
% change year-on-year -9.40% -0.24% +36.84%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +20 109 £385 +16.67% 22
Berkshire +8 53 £375 +36.36% 11
Buckinghamshire +1 40 £475 +35.71% 11
Surrey -21 40 £225 -47.06% 26
Hampshire -29 36 £285 -11.63% 20
Kent -4 24 £350 - 17
West Sussex -10 17 £356 -10.94% 2
Oxfordshire -3 16 £300 +100.00%
East Sussex +1 6 £125 - 2
Middlesex 0 1 £300 -4.00%
Sussex - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 193 (81.43%) Windows
2 192 (81.01%) Microsoft
3 166 (70.04%) Active Directory
4 148 (62.45%) MCSE
5 115 (48.52%) ITIL
6 105 (44.30%) VMware
7 90 (37.97%) Windows Server
8 82 (34.60%) Office 365
9 75 (31.65%) MS Exchange
10 72 (30.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 65 (27.43%) MCSA
12 62 (26.16%) Windows 7
12 62 (26.16%) Microsoft Azure
13 52 (21.94%) Citrix
14 51 (21.52%) MCP
14 51 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
15 50 (21.10%) SCCM
15 50 (21.10%) TCP/IP
16 48 (20.25%) Hyper-V
17 47 (19.83%) DHCP
18 45 (18.99%) DNS
18 45 (18.99%) SQL Server
19 44 (18.57%) Microsoft Office
19 44 (18.57%) Change Management
20 43 (18.14%) Cisco
21 42 (17.72%) HP
21 42 (17.72%) PowerShell
21 42 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
22 38 (16.03%) Cisco Certification
22 38 (16.03%) LAN

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 75 (31.65%) MS Exchange
2 29 (12.24%) SharePoint
3 27 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (7.59%) IIS
5 17 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (5.91%) Skype for Business
7 13 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.27%) Apache
9 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (18.57%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.53%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 82 (34.60%) Office 365
2 62 (26.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (10.97%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (6.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (2.53%) IaaS
5 6 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (2.11%) OneDrive
7 4 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.27%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.27%) PaaS
9 2 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (21.10%) TCP/IP
2 47 (19.83%) DHCP
3 45 (18.99%) DNS
4 38 (16.03%) LAN
4 38 (16.03%) WAN
5 37 (15.61%) Firewall
6 34 (14.35%) SAN
7 22 (9.28%) VoIP
8 15 (6.33%) Skype
9 11 (4.64%) IP Telephony
10 10 (4.22%) NAS
10 10 (4.22%) VPN
11 8 (3.38%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (2.95%) Network Security
12 7 (2.95%) VLAN
13 6 (2.53%) iSCSI
14 5 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (2.11%) DMZ
14 5 (2.11%) Intranet
14 5 (2.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (3.38%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.69%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.69%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.27%) Big Data
9 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.42%) OLTP
10 1 (0.42%) Power BI
10 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.42%) JIRA
2 1 (0.42%) MSI
General
1 13 (5.49%) Finance
2 8 (3.38%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.42%) French Language
4 1 (0.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (16.88%) Architect
2 27 (11.39%) Windows Engineer
3 26 (10.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (10.55%) Analyst
5 22 (9.28%) Support Engineer
6 14 (5.91%) Technical Architect
7 12 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (5.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 12 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (5.06%) Service Analyst
7 12 (5.06%) Service Desk Analyst
7 12 (5.06%) Service Desk Engineer
7 12 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (4.64%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 11 (4.64%) Team Leader
9 10 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (4.22%) Administrator
9 10 (4.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 10 (4.22%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.11%) Web Services
1 5 (2.11%) XML
2 3 (1.27%) .NET
3 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.84%) CSS
3 2 (0.84%) HTML
3 2 (0.84%) JSON
3 2 (0.84%) REST
3 2 (0.84%) WCF
4 1 (0.42%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.42%) CSS3
4 1 (0.42%) HTML5
4 1 (0.42%) JMS
4 1 (0.42%) jQuery
4 1 (0.42%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (0.42%) Middleware
4 1 (0.42%) RESTful
4 1 (0.42%) WF
4 1 (0.42%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.97%) Management Information System
2 24 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.59%) Data Centre
4 17 (7.17%) Clustering
5 11 (4.64%) Enterprise Cloud
6 9 (3.80%) PKI
7 8 (3.38%) CMDB
8 6 (2.53%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.53%) Smartphone
8 6 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (2.53%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.69%) Replication
10 3 (1.27%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.27%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.84%) iPad
11 2 (0.84%) iPhone
11 2 (0.84%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.84%) PMI
12 1 (0.42%) Life Science
12 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 193 (81.43%) Windows
2 90 (37.97%) Windows Server
3 72 (30.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 62 (26.16%) Windows 7
5 42 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (15.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (14.77%) Windows 10
8 29 (12.24%) Linux
9 10 (4.22%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.95%) Windows Vista
10 7 (2.95%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.11%) Android
11 5 (2.11%) Unix
12 4 (1.69%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.84%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.84%) Solaris
14 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (48.52%) ITIL
2 44 (18.57%) Change Management
3 36 (15.19%) PRINCE2
4 33 (13.92%) ITIL V3
5 21 (8.86%) Incident Management
6 20 (8.44%) Service Management
6 20 (8.44%) TOGAF
7 19 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (7.59%) Configuration Management
8 18 (7.59%) Service Delivery
9 17 (7.17%) High Availability
10 15 (6.33%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
10 15 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (5.91%) Mentoring
11 14 (5.91%) Network Virtualisation
12 12 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (5.06%) Project Management
13 11 (4.64%) Data Management
13 11 (4.64%) Load Balancing
13 11 (4.64%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (17.72%) PowerShell
2 36 (15.19%) SQL
3 6 (2.53%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.69%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.27%) C
5 3 (1.27%) C#
5 3 (1.27%) VBScript
6 2 (0.84%) ABAP
6 2 (0.84%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.42%) Java
7 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 148 (62.45%) MCSE
2 65 (27.43%) MCSA
3 51 (21.52%) MCP
4 38 (16.03%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (16.03%) MCITP
5 36 (15.19%) Security Cleared
6 34 (14.35%) CCNA
7 30 (12.66%) SC Cleared
8 25 (10.55%) Degree
9 21 (8.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 20 (8.44%) MCDST
11 16 (6.75%) DV Cleared
12 8 (3.38%) CCNP
12 8 (3.38%) MCTS
13 7 (2.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (2.53%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (2.11%) A+ Certification
15 5 (2.11%) CCA
15 5 (2.11%) CCSP
15 5 (2.11%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.97%) SLA
2 18 (7.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.53%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.27%) QA
5 2 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 166 (70.04%) Active Directory
2 51 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (20.25%) Hyper-V
4 28 (11.81%) vSphere
5 22 (9.28%) XenApp
6 20 (8.44%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (5.49%) XenDesktop
8 9 (3.80%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (2.53%) XenServer
10 5 (2.11%) UAG
11 4 (1.69%) Docker
11 4 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.27%) DFS Replication
12 3 (1.27%) Firmware
13 2 (0.84%) NFS
13 2 (0.84%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.84%) vCloud
13 2 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.42%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 50 (21.10%) SCCM
2 15 (6.33%) SCOM
3 14 (5.91%) Nessus
4 13 (5.49%) Microsoft Clustering
5 10 (4.22%) NetBackup
6 8 (3.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.69%) Ansible
7 4 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.84%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.84%) PowerCLI
9 2 (0.84%) vRealize
9 2 (0.84%) WSUS
10 1 (0.42%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.42%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.42%) OVSD
10 1 (0.42%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 192 (81.01%) Microsoft
2 105 (44.30%) VMware
3 52 (21.94%) Citrix
4 43 (18.14%) Cisco
5 42 (17.72%) HP
6 25 (10.55%) NetApp
7 20 (8.44%) Ivanti
8 19 (8.02%) SolarWinds
9 11 (4.64%) Symantec
10 10 (4.22%) Avaya
11 9 (3.80%) Apple
11 9 (3.80%) Dell
12 8 (3.38%) 3PAR
13 5 (2.11%) CheckPoint
13 5 (2.11%) Oracle
13 5 (2.11%) ServiceNow
14 4 (1.69%) F5
14 4 (1.69%) IBM
14 4 (1.69%) Juniper
14 4 (1.69%) McAfee