Period
to 15 February 2019

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 6 months to 15 February 2019 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
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 96 96
Rank change year-on-year -13 0 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 19 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.91% 0.53% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.65% 2.67% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 3
Bristol median daily rate £350 £394 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +1.61% +14.81%
10th Percentile £106 £306 £355
90th Percentile £496 £513 £416
South West median daily rate £400 £406 £300
% change year-on-year -1.54% +35.42% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Bristol median hourly rate - - £14.55
South West median hourly rate £17.00 - £13.00

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 Bristol with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bristol
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 521 375 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 24.89% 19.90% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 200 227
Bristol median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £277 £196 £274
90th Percentile £550 £600 £624
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 11 26
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 £17.50 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.14% -45.74% +84.29%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.44 £15.10
90th Percentile £64.75 £46.00 £51.25
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +23.08% -14.47% -6.17%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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 6 months to 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
3 13 (68.42%) MCSE
4 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (63.16%) Windows Server
5 9 (47.37%) Citrix
6 8 (42.11%) CCA
6 8 (42.11%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
6 8 (42.11%) SCCM
7 7 (36.84%) XenApp
7 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
7 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) Firewall
9 4 (21.05%) Internet
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (21.05%) Office 365
9 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
9 4 (21.05%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (15.79%) Driving Licence
10 3 (15.79%) Public Cloud
10 3 (15.79%) LAN
10 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (15.79%) CCNA
10 3 (15.79%) VPN
10 3 (15.79%) Cisco
10 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (15.79%) VMware
11 2 (10.53%) Validation

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 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) Internet
2 4 (21.05%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (15.79%) LAN
3 3 (15.79%) VPN
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (10.53%) SAN
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Law
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) IT Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) AWS Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support
4 1 (5.26%) Network Support
4 1 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Driving Licence
2 3 (15.79%) Public Cloud
3 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
4 1 (5.26%) iPhone
4 1 (5.26%) Replication
4 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Windows Server
2 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL
1 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
1 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
1 2 (10.53%) Statistical Analysis
1 2 (10.53%) Validation
2 1 (5.26%) Data Validation
2 1 (5.26%) Decision-Making
2 1 (5.26%) Document Management
2 1 (5.26%) Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (5.26%) NsoIT
2 1 (5.26%) Practice Management
2 1 (5.26%) Presales
2 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) MCSE
2 8 (42.11%) CCA
2 8 (42.11%) Citrix Certification
3 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
3 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) CCNA
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) MCSA
6 1 (5.26%) AWS Certification
6 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
6 1 (5.26%) MCDST
6 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) XenApp
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.53%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.53%) ISA Server
4 2 (10.53%) UAG
4 2 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) Citrix
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Dell
4 2 (10.53%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Aderant
5 1 (5.26%) iManage
5 1 (5.26%) Ivanti
5 1 (5.26%) Mitel
5 1 (5.26%) OpenText