Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 182 176
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 -33
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 238 215 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.41% 1.28% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.16% 5.70% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 129 160
South East median daily rate £395 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.54% -7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £153 £130 £165
90th Percentile £610 £500 £488
England median daily rate £375 £325 £340
% change year-on-year +15.38% -4.41% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 10
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £20.66 £22.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.17% -7.13% +11.20%
10th Percentile £15.19 £15.75 £14.18
90th Percentile £31.97 £38.85 £47.00
England median hourly rate £17.46 £14.65 £21.00
% change year-on-year +19.15% -30.24% +23.53%

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 3,861 3,769 4,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.85% 22.41% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,163 2,146 2,585
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £240 £214 £255
90th Percentile £588 £551 £563
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 219 211
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £25.12 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.30% -8.65% -11.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.65 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +6.25%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +18 100 £400 +6.67% 40
Hampshire 0 59 £415 +45.61% 24
Buckinghamshire +37 49 £413 -13.05% 10
Surrey -13 41 £275 +30.95% 23
Berkshire -34 34 £375 - 20
West Sussex -11 21 £500 +40.35% 1
Oxfordshire +17 17 £413 +37.50% 10
East Sussex -6 12 £600 +380.00% 1
Kent +6 5 £105 -73.91% 7
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 166 (69.75%) Windows
2 162 (68.07%) Microsoft
3 139 (58.40%) MCSE
4 126 (52.94%) Active Directory
5 108 (45.38%) ITIL
6 99 (41.60%) Office 365
7 76 (31.93%) VMware
8 71 (29.83%) Windows Server
9 62 (26.05%) SCCM
10 58 (24.37%) MCSA
11 57 (23.95%) Citrix
12 56 (23.53%) DNS
12 56 (23.53%) Security Cleared
12 56 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
13 55 (23.11%) Microsoft Office
14 54 (22.69%) Windows Server 2012
15 52 (21.85%) PowerShell
16 49 (20.59%) Cisco
17 48 (20.17%) VMware Infrastructure
18 45 (18.91%) Windows 7
19 42 (17.65%) WAN
20 41 (17.23%) DHCP
21 40 (16.81%) Cisco Certification
22 39 (16.39%) LAN
22 39 (16.39%) SC Cleared
23 38 (15.97%) Firewall
24 36 (15.13%) TCP/IP
24 36 (15.13%) SQL
24 36 (15.13%) Windows Server 2008
25 35 (14.71%) CCNA

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 33 (13.87%) MS Exchange
2 31 (13.03%) SharePoint
3 20 (8.40%) IIS
4 15 (6.30%) Skype for Business
5 14 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.52%) Confluence
8 6 (2.52%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.68%) CMS
11 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.84%) Apache
12 2 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.42%) Documentum
13 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 55 (23.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.42%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 99 (41.60%) Office 365
2 56 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (5.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (5.46%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (4.20%) OneDrive
6 9 (3.78%) IaaS
7 6 (2.52%) PaaS
8 5 (2.10%) SaaS
9 4 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.68%) Yammer
10 2 (0.84%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.84%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 56 (23.53%) DNS
2 42 (17.65%) WAN
3 41 (17.23%) DHCP
4 39 (16.39%) LAN
5 38 (15.97%) Firewall
6 36 (15.13%) TCP/IP
7 31 (13.03%) Internet
8 22 (9.24%) VoIP
9 20 (8.40%) VPN
10 19 (7.98%) SAN
11 13 (5.46%) Skype
12 12 (5.04%) Network Security
12 12 (5.04%) Unified Communications
13 11 (4.62%) Intranet
13 11 (4.62%) IP Telephony
14 10 (4.20%) Wireless
15 9 (3.78%) iSCSI
15 9 (3.78%) Kerberos
16 8 (3.36%) SSL
16 8 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.10%) Power BI
3 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.42%) Big Data
5 1 (0.42%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.42%) HDInsight
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.42%) MS Access
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.78%) JIRA
2 8 (3.36%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.26%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.42%) MSI
General
1 28 (11.76%) Finance
2 10 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.94%) Military
4 6 (2.52%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.10%) Banking
5 5 (2.10%) Electronics
5 5 (2.10%) Marketing
6 1 (0.42%) French Language
6 1 (0.42%) Games
6 1 (0.42%) German Language
6 1 (0.42%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.42%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (16.39%) Support Engineer
2 26 (10.92%) Analyst
3 24 (10.08%) Desktop Support
4 20 (8.40%) Desktop Engineer
5 19 (7.98%) Architect
6 18 (7.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 15 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (5.88%) Consultant
9 12 (5.04%) Administrator
10 11 (4.62%) VMware Engineer
11 10 (4.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 10 (4.20%) Service Desk Engineer
11 10 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 9 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (3.78%) Support Analyst
12 9 (3.78%) Systems Engineer
13 7 (2.94%) Windows Engineer
13 7 (2.94%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.78%) .NET
2 8 (3.36%) LDAP
3 6 (2.52%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.68%) Web Services
5 3 (1.26%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.42%) CSS
6 1 (0.42%) HTML
6 1 (0.42%) jQuery
6 1 (0.42%) LAMP
6 1 (0.42%) Middleware
6 1 (0.42%) React
6 1 (0.42%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (11.34%) Data Centre
3 22 (9.24%) Video Conferencing
4 16 (6.72%) Mobile App
5 15 (6.30%) Replication
6 14 (5.88%) PKI
7 12 (5.04%) Clustering
8 10 (4.20%) Client/Server
9 9 (3.78%) Management Information System
10 6 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (2.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 5 (2.10%) NHS
11 5 (2.10%) Public Cloud
11 5 (2.10%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.68%) Microsoft Licensing
13 3 (1.26%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.84%) BYOD
14 2 (0.84%) IBM Storwize
14 2 (0.84%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.84%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 166 (69.75%) Windows
2 71 (29.83%) Windows Server
3 54 (22.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (18.91%) Windows 7
5 36 (15.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (14.71%) Windows 10
7 23 (9.66%) Linux
8 18 (7.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (5.04%) Unix
10 11 (4.62%) Mac OS X
11 7 (2.94%) Windows XP
12 5 (2.10%) Android
13 3 (1.26%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.26%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.84%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.42%) AIX
15 1 (0.42%) CentOS
15 1 (0.42%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (45.38%) ITIL
2 33 (13.87%) ITIL V3
2 33 (13.87%) Service Management
3 29 (12.18%) Migration
4 27 (11.34%) Change Management
5 25 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (8.40%) ITSM
7 18 (7.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 17 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (7.14%) Computer Science
9 15 (6.30%) Incident Management
9 15 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (5.88%) Service Delivery
11 13 (5.46%) Server Building
12 12 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (5.04%) Patch Management
12 12 (5.04%) Server Management
13 11 (4.62%) TOGAF
14 10 (4.20%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 52 (21.85%) PowerShell
2 36 (15.13%) SQL
3 8 (3.36%) C#
4 6 (2.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.84%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.42%) ABAP
6 1 (0.42%) C
6 1 (0.42%) Python
6 1 (0.42%) R
6 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.42%) VB
6 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 139 (58.40%) MCSE
2 58 (24.37%) MCSA
3 56 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 40 (16.81%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (16.39%) SC Cleared
6 35 (14.71%) CCNA
6 35 (14.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 28 (11.76%) DV Cleared
8 25 (10.50%) MCITP
8 25 (10.50%) MCP
9 24 (10.08%) Degree
10 18 (7.56%) CCNP
11 15 (6.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 13 (5.46%) MCDST
12 13 (5.46%) MCTS
13 11 (4.62%) MOS
14 9 (3.78%) A+ Certification
14 9 (3.78%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (3.78%) VCP6
15 8 (3.36%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.24%) SLA
2 15 (6.30%) QA
3 3 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.84%) GDPR
5 1 (0.42%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 126 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 48 (20.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (10.92%) vSphere
4 18 (7.56%) Hyper-V
5 13 (5.46%) vCloud
5 13 (5.46%) XenApp
6 12 (5.04%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (4.62%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (4.20%) XenDesktop
9 7 (2.94%) NFS
10 6 (2.52%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (2.52%) XenServer
11 5 (2.10%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 3 (1.26%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.26%) UAG
13 2 (0.84%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.84%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 62 (26.05%) SCCM
2 11 (4.62%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (3.36%) SCVMM
4 7 (2.94%) SCOM
4 7 (2.94%) vCenter Server
5 6 (2.52%) NetBackup
5 6 (2.52%) vRealize
6 5 (2.10%) Cisco UCCE
6 5 (2.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (2.10%) WSUS
7 4 (1.68%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.68%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.68%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.84%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.84%) PaperCut
8 2 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.42%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 162 (68.07%) Microsoft
2 76 (31.93%) VMware
3 57 (23.95%) Citrix
4 49 (20.59%) Cisco
5 27 (11.34%) HP
6 21 (8.82%) Avaya
7 16 (6.72%) Apple
8 13 (5.46%) Polycom
9 11 (4.62%) Oracle
9 11 (4.62%) Wyse
10 8 (3.36%) Dell
10 8 (3.36%) McAfee
10 8 (3.36%) NetApp
11 6 (2.52%) EMC
11 6 (2.52%) F5
11 6 (2.52%) Remedy
11 6 (2.52%) SAP
11 6 (2.52%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.10%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.10%) Mitel