The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 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
South East / Surrey
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 63 69
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.90% 2.67% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.70% 10.93% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 7
Median daily rate £190 £375 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.33% +18.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £255 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £470 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £330 £340
% change year-on-year -3.56% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Median hourly rate £14.75 £46.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.93% +196.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £21.83 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £57.20 £22.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £26.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -15.01% +41.33%  

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 Surrey.

Academic & Professional Certification
Surrey
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 193 311 338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 15.83% 24.45% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 212 203
Median daily rate £400 £460 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £349 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 21
Median hourly rate £19.00 £46.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.69% +155.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.46 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £118.50 £50.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Surrey

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Surrey over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Surrey

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Surrey

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Woking -4 5 £190 -
Egham +4 1 £450 +12.50%
Staines +1 1 £475 - 1
Reigate - 1 £325 - 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 18 (69.23%) MCSE
3 15 (57.69%) ITIL
4 14 (53.85%) Windows
4 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
5 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (30.77%) Cisco
6 8 (30.77%) Linux
6 8 (30.77%) LAN
6 8 (30.77%) WAN
7 7 (26.92%) MCP
7 7 (26.92%) HP
7 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
7 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
8 6 (23.08%) SCCM
8 6 (23.08%) Citrix
8 6 (23.08%) CCNA
8 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (19.23%) MS Visio
9 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
9 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Excel
9 5 (19.23%) RHCE
9 5 (19.23%) Juniper
9 5 (19.23%) Firmware
9 5 (19.23%) Blackberry
9 5 (19.23%) Dell
9 5 (19.23%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (19.23%) BICSI Certification
9 5 (19.23%) JNCIA

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (19.23%) MS Visio
2 5 (19.23%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) IaaS
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (15.38%) Office 365
1 4 (15.38%) PaaS
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.69%) GitHub
4 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) LAN
1 8 (30.77%) WAN
2 3 (11.54%) Skype
3 2 (7.69%) DHCP
3 2 (7.69%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) HTTP
4 1 (3.85%) Network Security
4 1 (3.85%) SMTP
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
4 1 (3.85%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (19.23%) Data Centre Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Technician
4 3 (11.54%) Support Technician
5 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Cloud Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Developer
5 2 (7.69%) IT Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL Service Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) ActiveX
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) CSS3
2 1 (3.85%) EDI
2 1 (3.85%) EDIFACT
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) HTML5
2 1 (3.85%) JMS
2 1 (3.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 5 (19.23%) Blackberry
2 5 (19.23%) CMDB
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (30.77%) Linux
4 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3
3 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) IT Audit
4 2 (7.69%) Patch Management
4 2 (7.69%) Software Deployment
4 2 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (3.85%) Change Control
5 1 (3.85%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps
5 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.85%) Information Security
5 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.85%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (3.85%) MVC
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Server Building
5 1 (3.85%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 1 (3.85%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
1 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 4 (15.38%) Perl
1 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
1 4 (15.38%) Python
2 3 (11.54%) Ruby
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) ActionScript
3 1 (3.85%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) MCSE
2 7 (26.92%) MCP
3 6 (23.08%) CCNA
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (19.23%) BICSI Certification
4 5 (19.23%) JNCIA
4 5 (19.23%) JNCIS
4 5 (19.23%) LPIC
4 5 (19.23%) RHCE
5 2 (7.69%) Degree
5 2 (7.69%) MCDST
5 2 (7.69%) MCITP
5 2 (7.69%) MCSD
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.85%) Master's Degree
6 1 (3.85%) MCSA
6 1 (3.85%) MCTS
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) Firmware
3 4 (15.38%) XenApp
4 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.85%) BitLocker
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.85%) vSphere
6 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
2 4 (15.38%) Puppet
3 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.85%) Ansible
4 1 (3.85%) SCSM
4 1 (3.85%) Simpana
Vendors
1 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) Cisco
3 7 (26.92%) HP
4 6 (23.08%) Citrix
5 5 (19.23%) Dell
5 5 (19.23%) Juniper
6 4 (15.38%) VMware
7 3 (11.54%) Mitel
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle
8 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
9 1 (3.85%) AppSense
9 1 (3.85%) CA
9 1 (3.85%) CommVault
9 1 (3.85%) NetApp
9 1 (3.85%) SAP