The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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
South West / Bristol
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 68 67
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.73% 0.66% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.09% 2.75% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Median daily rate £352 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.16% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £358 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £388 £450
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 Bristol.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bristol
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 194 218 171
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 23.69% 23.93% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 154 118
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 2
Median hourly rate £37.75 £41.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.03% +14.01%  
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 Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Bristol

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Bristol over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Bristol

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Bristol

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 Bristol region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) MCSE
3 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (25.00%) MCITP
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (25.00%) VLAN
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (25.00%) Network Security
5 3 (25.00%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) NetApp
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (25.00%) PowerPivot
5 3 (25.00%) FlexPod
6 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
6 2 (16.67%) Power BI
6 2 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (16.67%) Case Management
6 2 (16.67%) MCSA
6 2 (16.67%) MCDBA
6 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) Network Security
2 3 (25.00%) VLAN
2 3 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) LAN
4 1 (8.33%) MPLS
4 1 (8.33%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) PowerPivot
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (16.67%) Power BI
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MSTest
1 1 (8.33%) NUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Service Assurance Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) jQuery
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) FlexPod
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 2 (16.67%) Case Management
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
3 2 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Design
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) MCSE
2 3 (25.00%) MCITP
3 2 (16.67%) MCDBA
3 2 (16.67%) MCPD
3 2 (16.67%) MCSA
3 2 (16.67%) MCSD
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) MCDST
4 1 (8.33%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) NetApp