The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basildon with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Essex / Basildon
Rank 8 5 13
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basildon 3.33% 9.09% 4.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 33.33% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £135 £120 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £308
% change year-on-year -8.57% +13.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +40.74%  

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 Basildon.

Academic & Professional Certification
Basildon
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 10 3 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basildon 33.33% 27.27% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
Median daily rate £305 £120 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +154.16% -63.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £120 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £39.00 £27.38 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.43% -34.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Basildon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basildon 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 Basildon

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basildon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Basildon

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Basildon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Basildon

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Basildon region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCA
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) NDS
2 3 (75.00%) Novell
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) NHS
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WLAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) Windows

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon 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 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) WLAN
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) WebEx
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Data Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Data Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Migration Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCA
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) NDS
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Novell