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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 64 70
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.36% 0.71% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% 2.84% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £263 £165 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -50.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £165 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £165 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £340
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £23.78 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.29% +28.54%  

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 200 211 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 24.13% 24.88% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 156 135
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 11
Median hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -2.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.20 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.90 £62.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) MCSE
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (33.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (33.33%) VLAN
4 3 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) NetApp
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (33.33%) Network Security
4 3 (33.33%) Office 365
4 3 (33.33%) FlexPod
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Case Management
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Change Management
6 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 1 (11.11%) Android
6 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
6 1 (11.11%) PABX
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
6 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
6 1 (11.11%) SLA
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco

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 (11.11%) IBM Notes
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Network Security
2 3 (33.33%) VLAN
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) MPLS
3 1 (11.11%) PABX
3 1 (11.11%) Skype
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 3 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) IT Manager
2 2 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Assurance Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Case Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Service Design
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Lotus