Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 105 93
Rank change year-on-year -6 -12 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.50% 0.33% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.39% 1.42% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 8
Bristol median daily rate £388 £300 £249
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.17% +20.36% -13.30%
10th Percentile £336 £135 £173
90th Percentile £453 £415 £419
South West median daily rate £363 £160 £285
% change year-on-year +126.56% -43.86% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate - - £40.00
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +137.31% -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 418 424 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 20.82% 23.48% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 249 278
Bristol median daily rate £385 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +2.89% +0.32%
10th Percentile £230 £233 £261
90th Percentile £538 £601 £602
South West median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 22
Bristol median hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +19.40% -7.97%
10th Percentile £18.34 £14.08 £20.00
90th Percentile £57.00 £44.75 £45.93
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £40.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +4.56% +18.52% -15.63%

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 22 September 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (80.00%) MCSE
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (50.00%) MCSA
5 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (50.00%) Citrix
6 4 (40.00%) CCA
6 4 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (40.00%) CCNA
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco
6 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (40.00%) Finance
6 4 (40.00%) VMware
6 4 (40.00%) Programme Management
6 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
6 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (40.00%) SCCM
6 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (40.00%) vCenter Server
6 4 (40.00%) NsoIT
7 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (30.00%) XenApp
7 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) Replication
8 2 (20.00%) 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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) OneDrive
2 1 (10.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
1 2 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Skype
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Integration Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Legal Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Replication
3 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) NsoIT
1 4 (40.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) MCSE
2 5 (50.00%) MCSA
3 4 (40.00%) CCA
3 4 (40.00%) CCNA
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (10.00%) MCDST
5 1 (10.00%) MOS
5 1 (10.00%) OCA
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
1 4 (40.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle