Period
to 22 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 189 156
Rank change year-on-year -9 -33 -26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 207 198 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.26% 1.22% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.71% 5.44% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 116 181
South East median daily rate £375 £325 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -5.52% -5.10%
10th Percentile £145 £134 £150
90th Percentile £497 £500 £488
England median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year +3.70% +2.27% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 9
South East median hourly rate £19.39 £17.50 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.77% +2.58% -20.84%
10th Percentile £17.15 £14.95 £13.92
90th Percentile £21.27 £38.85 £31.27
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £20.83
% change year-on-year +2.61% -22.80% +19.03%

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 3,625 3,642 4,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.02% 22.42% 26.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,012 2,067 2,677
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £233 £215 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 216 207
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £24.38 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.10% -11.36% -11.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £52.35
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +1.96% +10.87%

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 October 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
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 October 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 +21 104 £388 +6.90% 38
Buckinghamshire +40 57 £412 -13.37% 12
Hampshire -8 47 £388 +29.17% 14
Surrey -21 33 £225 -16.67% 14
Berkshire -25 29 £240 -35.14% 13
Oxfordshire +4 18 £400 +33.33% 13
West Sussex -7 16 £400 +33.33% 7
Kent +4 3 £306 -12.50% 5
Sussex +7 2 £525 -
East Sussex -4 2 £600 +380.00% 4
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 145 (70.05%) Windows
2 142 (68.60%) Microsoft
3 118 (57.00%) MCSE
4 112 (54.11%) Active Directory
5 101 (48.79%) ITIL
6 81 (39.13%) Office 365
7 66 (31.88%) VMware
8 60 (28.99%) Windows Server
9 56 (27.05%) SCCM
10 50 (24.15%) Security Cleared
11 47 (22.71%) PowerShell
11 47 (22.71%) Microsoft Azure
11 47 (22.71%) MCSA
12 44 (21.26%) Citrix
13 43 (20.77%) Windows 7
13 43 (20.77%) Windows Server 2012
14 41 (19.81%) VMware Infrastructure
15 40 (19.32%) ITIL V3
16 39 (18.84%) Microsoft Office
16 39 (18.84%) Cisco
17 36 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
18 35 (16.91%) DNS
18 35 (16.91%) Change Management
18 35 (16.91%) Windows 10
19 34 (16.43%) SC Cleared
20 32 (15.46%) SQL Server
21 31 (14.98%) Firewall
22 30 (14.49%) Cisco Certification
23 29 (14.01%) SQL
24 28 (13.53%) Service Management

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 27 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 22 (10.63%) MS Exchange
3 20 (9.66%) IIS
4 17 (8.21%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (6.76%) Skype for Business
6 7 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (2.42%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.93%) CMS
8 4 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.93%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.97%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.48%) Apache
10 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.48%) Documentum
Applications
1 39 (18.84%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.48%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 81 (39.13%) Office 365
2 47 (22.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.76%) OneDrive
4 11 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (3.86%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (3.38%) IaaS
7 7 (3.38%) Yammer
8 5 (2.42%) Azure Machine Learning
9 4 (1.93%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (1.93%) Data Lake Analytics
9 4 (1.93%) Mimecast
10 3 (1.45%) PaaS
10 3 (1.45%) SaaS
11 2 (0.97%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 35 (16.91%) DNS
2 31 (14.98%) Firewall
3 26 (12.56%) WAN
4 23 (11.11%) DHCP
4 23 (11.11%) LAN
4 23 (11.11%) VoIP
5 19 (9.18%) TCP/IP
5 19 (9.18%) VPN
6 17 (8.21%) Internet
7 13 (6.28%) SAN
8 11 (5.31%) Skype
9 10 (4.83%) Network Security
10 9 (4.35%) iSCSI
11 8 (3.86%) Kerberos
11 8 (3.86%) Unified Communications
11 8 (3.86%) Wireless
12 6 (2.90%) NAS
13 5 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (2.42%) IP Telephony
13 5 (2.42%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.83%) Power BI
3 7 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.42%) Big Data
5 5 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.42%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.42%) HDInsight
5 5 (2.42%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.93%) Data Lake
6 4 (1.93%) MySQL
6 4 (1.93%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.48%) OLAP
8 1 (0.48%) OLTP
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.97%) Fiddler
3 2 (0.97%) JIRA
3 2 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (10.63%) Finance
2 13 (6.28%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.83%) Marketing
4 7 (3.38%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.90%) Electronics
6 4 (1.93%) Banking
7 3 (1.45%) Retail
8 1 (0.48%) French Language
8 1 (0.48%) Games
8 1 (0.48%) German Language
8 1 (0.48%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.48%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.48%) Military
8 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (14.49%) Analyst
2 29 (14.01%) Support Engineer
3 25 (12.08%) Desktop Support
4 15 (7.25%) Consultant
4 15 (7.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 14 (6.76%) Administrator
5 14 (6.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 13 (6.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (5.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (4.83%) Architect
8 10 (4.83%) Developer
9 9 (4.35%) Office 365 Engineer
9 9 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (3.86%) Service Analyst
10 8 (3.86%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (3.86%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (3.86%) VMware Engineer
11 7 (3.38%) Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (3.38%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.80%) .NET
2 8 (3.86%) LDAP
3 7 (3.38%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.42%) Web Services
5 4 (1.93%) CSS
6 3 (1.45%) jQuery
7 2 (0.97%) HTML
7 2 (0.97%) XML
7 2 (0.97%) XSLT
8 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.48%) CSS3
8 1 (0.48%) HTML5
8 1 (0.48%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.48%) LAMP
8 1 (0.48%) Middleware
8 1 (0.48%) REST
8 1 (0.48%) RESTful
8 1 (0.48%) WCF
8 1 (0.48%) WF
8 1 (0.48%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 21 (10.14%) Computer Science
3 15 (7.25%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (5.31%) Clustering
5 10 (4.83%) Management Information System
5 10 (4.83%) Replication
6 9 (4.35%) Client/Server
6 9 (4.35%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.90%) NHS
7 6 (2.90%) PKI
8 4 (1.93%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 3 (1.45%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.97%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.97%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Licensing
10 2 (0.97%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.48%) CESG
11 1 (0.48%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 145 (70.05%) Windows
2 60 (28.99%) Windows Server
3 43 (20.77%) Windows 7
3 43 (20.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (16.91%) Windows 10
6 21 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (8.70%) Linux
8 13 (6.28%) Unix
9 6 (2.90%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.42%) Android
11 4 (1.93%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.93%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.45%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.97%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.48%) AIX
14 1 (0.48%) CentOS
14 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.48%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (48.79%) ITIL
2 40 (19.32%) ITIL V3
3 35 (16.91%) Change Management
4 28 (13.53%) Service Management
5 27 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (12.08%) Migration
7 17 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 14 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (6.76%) PRINCE2
9 14 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (5.80%) High Availability
10 12 (5.80%) Incident Management
10 12 (5.80%) ITSM
11 11 (5.31%) Service Delivery
12 10 (4.83%) Asset Management
12 10 (4.83%) Server Management
13 9 (4.35%) Server Building
14 8 (3.86%) Cybersecurity
14 8 (3.86%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.71%) PowerShell
2 29 (14.01%) SQL
3 11 (5.31%) C#
4 9 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.42%) Python
5 5 (2.42%) R
6 4 (1.93%) U-SQL
7 3 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.45%) VB
8 2 (0.97%) Perl
9 1 (0.48%) C
9 1 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 118 (57.00%) MCSE
2 50 (24.15%) Security Cleared
3 47 (22.71%) MCSA
4 34 (16.43%) SC Cleared
5 30 (14.49%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (13.53%) DV Cleared
6 28 (13.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 27 (13.04%) Degree
8 22 (10.63%) MCITP
9 20 (9.66%) CCNA
9 20 (9.66%) CCNP
10 19 (9.18%) MCP
11 13 (6.28%) MCDST
12 10 (4.83%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (4.35%) VCP6
14 8 (3.86%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (3.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (3.86%) MCTS
15 7 (3.38%) CISSP
15 7 (3.38%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.73%) SLA
2 15 (7.25%) QA
3 2 (0.97%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.97%) GDPR
3 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.48%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 112 (54.11%) Active Directory
2 41 (19.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.66%) vSphere
4 16 (7.73%) Hyper-V
5 11 (5.31%) vCloud
5 11 (5.31%) Virtual Desktop
5 11 (5.31%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (3.38%) NFS
7 7 (3.38%) XenApp
8 5 (2.42%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 5 (2.42%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (1.93%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (1.93%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.93%) XenServer
10 3 (1.45%) UAG
11 2 (0.97%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.97%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 56 (27.05%) SCCM
2 11 (5.31%) WSUS
3 7 (3.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (3.38%) NetBackup
4 6 (2.90%) SCVMM
4 6 (2.90%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (2.90%) vRealize
5 5 (2.42%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (2.42%) SCOM
5 5 (2.42%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.45%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.45%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.97%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.97%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.97%) PaperCut
7 2 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 142 (68.60%) Microsoft
2 66 (31.88%) VMware
3 44 (21.26%) Citrix
4 39 (18.84%) Cisco
5 18 (8.70%) HP
5 18 (8.70%) McAfee
6 15 (7.25%) Avaya
7 13 (6.28%) Oracle
8 10 (4.83%) ServiceNow
9 9 (4.35%) Remedy
9 9 (4.35%) SolarWinds
10 8 (3.86%) Wyse
11 7 (3.38%) SAP
12 6 (2.90%) Apple
12 6 (2.90%) Dell
12 6 (2.90%) F5
12 6 (2.90%) Polycom
12 6 (2.90%) Veritas
13 5 (2.42%) Intel
13 5 (2.42%) Mitel