Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 167 129
Rank change year-on-year -32 -38 -32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 197 211 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.19% 1.36% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.33% 5.16% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 128 194
South East median daily rate £350 £320 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -11.72% +11.54%
10th Percentile £200 £140 £230
90th Percentile £513 £519 £462
England median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 27 26
South East median hourly rate £23.50 £22.52 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +5.58% -1.02%
10th Percentile £18.25 £14.50 £9.50
90th Percentile £40.95 £42.46 £45.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.84 £18.28
% change year-on-year -7.11% +3.09% +1.64%

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 3,699 4,091 5,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.30% 26.45% 28.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,016 2,346 3,069
South East median daily rate £425 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.41% +2.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £255
90th Percentile £566 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 264 203
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -44.44% +60.00%
10th Percentile £13.10 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £59.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 68 £400 +8.47% 40
Buckinghamshire +7 40 £425 -5.56% 12
Kent +13 34 £350 +7.69% 4
Hampshire -32 34 £355 +14.52% 18
Surrey -27 31 £225 +15.38% 16
West Sussex +2 24 £300 -14.29% 1
Berkshire -19 19 £399 -0.38% 20
Oxfordshire -1 9 £388 +84.52% 8
Sussex - 2 £525 -
East Sussex - 2 £300 - 4
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 144 (73.10%) Microsoft
2 142 (72.08%) Windows
3 128 (64.97%) MCSE
4 117 (59.39%) Active Directory
5 82 (41.62%) MCSA
6 79 (40.10%) ITIL
7 72 (36.55%) Windows Server
8 69 (35.03%) Office 365
9 68 (34.52%) VMware
10 63 (31.98%) MCP
11 61 (30.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 50 (25.38%) PowerShell
13 48 (24.37%) SCCM
13 48 (24.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 45 (22.84%) Windows 7
15 42 (21.32%) MCITP
16 40 (20.30%) Microsoft Azure
17 38 (19.29%) Security Cleared
18 37 (18.78%) Microsoft Office
19 34 (17.26%) Citrix
19 34 (17.26%) Windows 10
20 32 (16.24%) Ivanti
20 32 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
20 32 (16.24%) Problem-Solving
21 31 (15.74%) SolarWinds
22 30 (15.23%) SC Cleared
22 30 (15.23%) ITIL V3
22 30 (15.23%) Cisco
23 29 (14.72%) SQL Server
23 29 (14.72%) Shavlik

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 26 (13.20%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.15%) SharePoint
3 16 (8.12%) IIS
4 13 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (5.08%) Skype for Business
7 6 (3.05%) Apache Spark
7 6 (3.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.52%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.51%) Apache
11 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 37 (18.78%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.52%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.54%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (35.03%) Office 365
2 40 (20.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (5.08%) OneDrive
5 6 (3.05%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (3.05%) Azure Machine Learning
5 6 (3.05%) Data Lake Analytics
6 5 (2.54%) Yammer
7 4 (2.03%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.02%) IaaS
9 2 (1.02%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.20%) Firewall
2 25 (12.69%) LAN
2 25 (12.69%) WAN
3 23 (11.68%) DHCP
4 19 (9.64%) TCP/IP
5 18 (9.14%) DNS
6 11 (5.58%) VPN
7 10 (5.08%) Skype
8 9 (4.57%) SAN
9 8 (4.06%) Internet
10 6 (3.05%) IP Telephony
10 6 (3.05%) VoIP
11 5 (2.54%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (2.54%) IMAP
11 5 (2.54%) POP3
11 5 (2.54%) SMTP
11 5 (2.54%) VLAN
12 4 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (2.03%) WLAN
13 3 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.72%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (5.08%) Big Data
3 10 (5.08%) Power BI
4 9 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (4.06%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.05%) Data Lake
6 6 (3.05%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.05%) HDInsight
6 6 (3.05%) MySQL
6 6 (3.05%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.52%) OLAP
9 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.02%) OLTP
9 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.51%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (4.57%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.05%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (2.03%) GCC
3 4 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.51%) JIRA
General
1 18 (9.14%) Finance
2 14 (7.11%) Marketing
3 10 (5.08%) Retail
4 8 (4.06%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.51%) Electronics
6 1 (0.51%) Legal
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (15.74%) Windows Engineer
2 27 (13.71%) Analyst
3 26 (13.20%) Architect
4 18 (9.14%) Desktop Support
5 17 (8.63%) Developer
6 16 (8.12%) Support Engineer
7 15 (7.61%) Systems Engineer
8 12 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (5.58%) Consultant
9 11 (5.58%) Desktop Analyst
10 10 (5.08%) Wintel Engineer
11 9 (4.57%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (4.57%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (4.57%) Support Analyst
12 8 (4.06%) Windows Systems Engineer
13 7 (3.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 7 (3.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 7 (3.55%) Technical Architect
14 6 (3.05%) Desktop Engineer
14 6 (3.05%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.58%) .NET
2 7 (3.55%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.05%) .NET Framework
3 6 (3.05%) AngularJS
3 6 (3.05%) REST
4 5 (2.54%) HTML
4 5 (2.54%) MAPI
4 5 (2.54%) Node.js
4 5 (2.54%) React
5 3 (1.52%) CSS
5 3 (1.52%) Web Services
6 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.02%) jQuery
6 2 (1.02%) Software Packaging
6 2 (1.02%) WCF
6 2 (1.02%) XML
6 2 (1.02%) XSLT
7 1 (0.51%) Ember.js
7 1 (0.51%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.11%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (5.58%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.57%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.06%) Clustering
5 8 (4.06%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.06%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.54%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.02%) CMDB
8 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.02%) PKI
8 2 (1.02%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.51%) iSeries
9 1 (0.51%) NHS
9 1 (0.51%) PDA
9 1 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 142 (72.08%) Windows
2 72 (36.55%) Windows Server
3 61 (30.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (24.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 45 (22.84%) Windows 7
6 34 (17.26%) Windows 10
7 32 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (6.09%) Linux
9 7 (3.55%) Android
10 5 (2.54%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.54%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.03%) Unix
12 3 (1.52%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (40.10%) ITIL
2 32 (16.24%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (15.23%) ITIL V3
4 24 (12.18%) Change Management
5 23 (11.68%) Migration
6 17 (8.63%) TOGAF
7 13 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (6.09%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (6.09%) PRINCE2
8 12 (6.09%) Server Patching
8 12 (6.09%) Service Management
8 12 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (5.08%) High Availability
9 10 (5.08%) Performance Management
10 9 (4.57%) Analytics
10 9 (4.57%) Service Delivery
11 8 (4.06%) Data Management
11 8 (4.06%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (3.55%) Content Management
12 7 (3.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.38%) PowerShell
2 25 (12.69%) SQL
3 17 (8.63%) Shell Script
4 10 (5.08%) C#
5 9 (4.57%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.05%) Python
6 6 (3.05%) R
6 6 (3.05%) U-SQL
7 5 (2.54%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.54%) TypeScript
7 5 (2.54%) VBA
8 3 (1.52%) C
9 2 (1.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (1.02%) Perl
9 2 (1.02%) VB
10 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 128 (64.97%) MCSE
2 82 (41.62%) MCSA
3 63 (31.98%) MCP
4 42 (21.32%) MCITP
5 38 (19.29%) Security Cleared
6 30 (15.23%) SC Cleared
7 20 (10.15%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (9.64%) Degree
9 17 (8.63%) DV Cleared
10 13 (6.60%) CCNA
11 12 (6.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (5.08%) CCNP
12 10 (5.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (4.57%) MCDST
14 6 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (2.54%) MCTS
16 4 (2.03%) CISM
16 4 (2.03%) CISMP
16 4 (2.03%) CISSP
16 4 (2.03%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.66%) SLA
2 11 (5.58%) QA
3 6 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.51%) GDPR
System Software
1 117 (59.39%) Active Directory
2 24 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.63%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.09%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (4.06%) vSphere
5 8 (4.06%) XenApp
6 6 (3.05%) UAG
6 6 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.03%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.03%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.52%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.02%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.02%) Firmware
10 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.51%) KVM
10 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 48 (24.37%) SCCM
2 22 (11.17%) Nessus
3 9 (4.57%) WSUS
4 8 (4.06%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (3.55%) EMC NetWorker
5 7 (3.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (2.03%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.03%) SCOM
8 3 (1.52%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.52%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.02%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.51%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.51%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.51%) vRealize
10 1 (0.51%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 144 (73.10%) Microsoft
2 68 (34.52%) VMware
3 34 (17.26%) Citrix
4 32 (16.24%) Ivanti
5 31 (15.74%) SolarWinds
6 30 (15.23%) Cisco
7 29 (14.72%) Shavlik
8 16 (8.12%) HP
8 16 (8.12%) McAfee
9 9 (4.57%) ServiceNow
9 9 (4.57%) Symantec
10 8 (4.06%) EMC
10 8 (4.06%) Remedy
10 8 (4.06%) Wyse
11 7 (3.55%) SAP
12 6 (3.05%) Centrify
12 6 (3.05%) NetApp
12 6 (3.05%) Oracle
13 5 (2.54%) Bloomberg
13 5 (2.54%) Reuters