Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bridgend with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 February 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
South Wales > Bridgend
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 17 8
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bridgend 5.88% 2.50% 5.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.50% 3.45% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Bridgend median daily rate £425 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
South Wales median daily rate £388 £185 £325
% change year-on-year +109.46% -43.08% -38.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bridgend median hourly rate - - £25.00
South Wales median hourly rate £16.00 £57.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -72.17% +194.87% -8.24%

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 Bridgend with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bridgend
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bridgend 47.06% 72.50% 65.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 26 8
Bridgend median daily rate £415 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.78% - -
10th Percentile £379 £303 £375
90th Percentile £506 £475 £479
South Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Bridgend median hourly rate £13.00 - £25.00
South Wales median hourly rate £36.25 £23.00 £47.15
% change year-on-year +57.61% -51.21% +194.66%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Bridgend

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bridgend.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Bridgend

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bridgend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Bridgend

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 Bridgend region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) CGI
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (100.00%) arcserve
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (100.00%) Sophos
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bridgend 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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) arcserve
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) Sophos
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec