Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 93 97
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.61% 0.94% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.96% 3.93% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 6
Bristol median daily rate £369 £249 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.94% -18.61% +2.94%
10th Percentile £291 £173 £169
90th Percentile £513 £419 £425
South West median daily rate £319 £290 £363
% change year-on-year +9.91% -20.00% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £26.50 -
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -26.32%

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 406 407 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 20.60% 23.93% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 269 280
Bristol median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £203 £269 £263
90th Percentile £600 £600 £501
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 14
Bristol median hourly rate £36.25 £25.50 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.16% +48.91% -54.33%
10th Percentile £13.79 £17.50 £10.70
90th Percentile £44.88 £47.50 £25.00
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +36.36% -31.25% +14.29%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 8 (66.67%) Office 365
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) MCSA
3 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) Migration
5 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco
6 3 (25.00%) Internet
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) A+ Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (25.00%) MCITP
6 3 (25.00%) Wiki
6 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) IT Asset Management
6 3 (25.00%) MCSE
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Thinking
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) Skype
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
7 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune

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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) Office 365
2 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) NAS
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) Skype
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (8.33%) Extranet
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Intranet
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (8.33%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Expert
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) CSS3
1 1 (8.33%) Durandal
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) HTML5
1 1 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (8.33%) React
1 1 (8.33%) RESTful
1 1 (8.33%) WCF
1 1 (8.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) Wiki
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (16.67%) Replication
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Android
2 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (25.00%) IT Asset Management
3 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 2 (16.67%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Build Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) MCSA
2 3 (25.00%) A+ Certification
2 3 (25.00%) MCITP
2 3 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) ISA Server
3 1 (8.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
2 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) BT
5 1 (8.33%) Dell
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Veritas