Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 107 104 105
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.39% 1.02% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.67% 4.16% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 4
Bristol median daily rate £338 £350 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -11.11% +1.61%
10th Percentile £204 £106 £306
90th Percentile £375 £496 £513
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +6.25% +18.52% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 - -
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +164.71% - -

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 420 505 377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 23.45% 24.43% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 289 198
Bristol median daily rate £500 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £212
90th Percentile £657 £575 £588
South West median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 47 11
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +114.29% -50.00%
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +25.00% -16.88%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020, 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) Azure
3 4 (57.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 3 (42.86%) vSphere
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) MCSE
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) EqualLogic
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (28.57%) Veeam
5 2 (28.57%) SAN
5 2 (28.57%) Patch Management
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (28.57%) DevOps
5 2 (28.57%) Replication
5 2 (28.57%) Public Sector
6 1 (14.29%) RHCSA
6 1 (14.29%) GitLab
6 1 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (14.29%) Serverless
6 1 (14.29%) Shavlik
6 1 (14.29%) Azure Functions
6 1 (14.29%) Power Platform
6 1 (14.29%) PowerApps
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Flow
6 1 (14.29%) Sparx
6 1 (14.29%) Power BI

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 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Azure
1 4 (57.14%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Functions
2 1 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Flow
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Power Platform
2 1 (14.29%) PowerApps
2 1 (14.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Power BI
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) GitLab
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Public Sector
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) IT Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) CRM Architect
2 1 (14.29%) CRM Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Floorwalker
2 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Floorwalker
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Deployment Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Patch Management
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) ArchiMate
3 1 (14.29%) B2C
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) RHCE
2 1 (14.29%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
1 1 (14.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) EqualLogic
3 2 (28.57%) Veeam
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (14.29%) Ivanti
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) Shavlik
4 1 (14.29%) Sparx