The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bracknell with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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.

Microsoft Certification
Berkshire / Bracknell
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 34 31
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 1.87% 0.36% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.88% 1.47% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Median daily rate £513 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.88% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £310
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £17.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year +6.14% +26.78%  

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 Bracknell.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bracknell
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 85 68 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 31.84% 24.82% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 17
Median daily rate £300 £405 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.92% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 5 7
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Bracknell

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bracknell 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 Bracknell

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Bracknell

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 30 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 Bracknell region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (80.00%) Office 365
2 4 (80.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) CommVault
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bracknell 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (80.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Azure Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Migration Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) CommVault
2 1 (20.00%) EMC
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) VMware