Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 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 West > Bristol
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 106 93
Rank change year-on-year -10 -13 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.52% 0.57% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 2.70% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 8
Bristol median daily rate £375 £369 £249
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +47.94% -13.30%
10th Percentile £325 £291 £173
90th Percentile £483 £513 £419
South West median daily rate £325 £313 £260
% change year-on-year +4.00% +20.19% -30.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate - - £40.00
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +162.86% -20.45% +57.14%

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 463 408 426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 22.02% 21.00% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 223 281
Bristol median daily rate £376 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £203 £270
90th Percentile £538 £604 £600
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 22 19
Bristol median hourly rate £39.75 £36.25 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.66% +34.26% +68.75%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.79 £19.55
90th Percentile £57.93 £44.88 £46.10
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £38.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.87% +40.00% -29.94%

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 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 12 November 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 11 (100.00%) MCSE
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) Citrix
4 6 (54.55%) CCA
4 6 (54.55%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (54.55%) SCCM
5 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) XenApp
5 5 (45.45%) MCSA
5 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco
6 4 (36.36%) CCNA
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (36.36%) Finance
6 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (36.36%) VMware
6 4 (36.36%) Programme Management
6 4 (36.36%) vCenter Server
6 4 (36.36%) NsoIT
7 3 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
7 3 (27.27%) Replication
8 2 (18.18%) Internet

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 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
1 2 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
1 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) AWS Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
1 3 (27.27%) Replication
1 3 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Windows Server
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) NsoIT
1 4 (36.36%) Programme Management
2 1 (9.09%) Decision-Making
2 1 (9.09%) Presales
2 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) MCSE
2 6 (54.55%) CCA
2 6 (54.55%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (45.45%) MCSA
3 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) CCNA
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (9.09%) AWS Certification
5 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
5 1 (9.09%) OCA
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) XenApp
3 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) SCCM
2 4 (36.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle