Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 February 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 East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 88 105
Rank change year-on-year +7 +17 -50
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 51 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.28% 1.30% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.28% 4.04% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 9
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £438 £394 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +20.23% +9.17%
10th Percentile £313 £179 £261
90th Percentile £536 £538 £445
South East median daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £21.58 £29.92 £21.25
% change year-on-year -27.88% +40.80% +24.49%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 496 570 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 22.21% 32.20% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 394 314
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £398 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.47% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £231 £293 £256
90th Percentile £523 £562 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 10 12
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £16.82 £15.75 £12.10
90th Percentile £45.05 £44.63 £30.10
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -1.19% -25.71% +100.00%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 23 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes 0 44 £475 +20.63% 15
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 43 (84.31%) ITIL
2 42 (82.35%) Windows
3 35 (68.63%) Microsoft
4 32 (62.75%) Security Cleared
5 31 (60.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (60.78%) VMware
6 30 (58.82%) MCSE
6 30 (58.82%) Active Directory
7 28 (54.90%) ITIL V3
8 26 (50.98%) VMware Infrastructure
8 26 (50.98%) SC Cleared
8 26 (50.98%) Change Management
9 22 (43.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (37.25%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (37.25%) Windows Server
10 19 (37.25%) MCSA
11 17 (33.33%) MS Exchange
11 17 (33.33%) Citrix
11 17 (33.33%) DV Cleared
12 16 (31.37%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (31.37%) Office 365
12 16 (31.37%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
12 16 (31.37%) Firewall
13 15 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (27.45%) NetApp
14 14 (27.45%) Hyper-V
15 13 (25.49%) Linux
16 12 (23.53%) Cisco
16 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
16 12 (23.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 17 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (21.57%) Skype for Business
3 8 (15.69%) IIS
4 4 (7.84%) Apache
5 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 16 (31.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 16 (31.37%) Office 365
2 8 (15.69%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (9.80%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.92%) IaaS
5 1 (1.96%) PaaS
5 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (31.37%) Firewall
2 11 (21.57%) TCP/IP
3 6 (11.76%) LAN
3 6 (11.76%) Skype
3 6 (11.76%) WAN
4 5 (9.80%) SAN
4 5 (9.80%) VPN
5 4 (7.84%) DHCP
5 4 (7.84%) DNS
5 4 (7.84%) Internet
5 4 (7.84%) Wireless
6 3 (5.88%) BIG-IP
6 3 (5.88%) NAS
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.96%) MPLS
7 1 (1.96%) Network Security
7 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (5.88%) Big Data
3 3 (5.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.96%) JIRA
2 1 (1.96%) MSI
2 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Architect
2 11 (21.57%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 11 (21.57%) Team Leader
3 8 (15.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (13.73%) Technical Architect
5 6 (11.76%) Wintel Architect
6 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Communications Specialist
7 3 (5.88%) Head of Infrastructure
7 3 (5.88%) Messaging Specialist
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Service Architect
8 2 (3.92%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (37.25%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (21.57%) Enterprise Cloud
3 10 (19.61%) Data Centre
4 7 (13.73%) PKI
5 5 (9.80%) Clustering
5 5 (9.80%) CMDB
5 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
6 4 (7.84%) Client/Server
6 4 (7.84%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (82.35%) Windows
2 31 (60.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (43.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (37.25%) Windows Server
5 13 (25.49%) Linux
6 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (11.76%) Windows 7
8 4 (7.84%) Windows 10
8 4 (7.84%) Windows Vista
9 3 (5.88%) Unix
10 2 (3.92%) Solaris
10 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.96%) Android
11 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (84.31%) ITIL
2 28 (54.90%) ITIL V3
3 26 (50.98%) Change Management
4 16 (31.37%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
5 11 (21.57%) Network Virtualisation
6 10 (19.61%) PRINCE2
7 9 (17.65%) Service Delivery
8 8 (15.69%) Service Management
9 7 (13.73%) ITSM
9 7 (13.73%) TOGAF
10 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (11.76%) Migration
10 6 (11.76%) Presales
10 6 (11.76%) Service Design
11 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
11 5 (9.80%) DevOps
11 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
12 4 (7.84%) Creative Thinking
12 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (7.84%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) PowerShell
2 8 (15.69%) SQL
3 2 (3.92%) C#
4 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (62.75%) Security Cleared
2 30 (58.82%) MCSE
3 26 (50.98%) SC Cleared
4 19 (37.25%) MCSA
5 17 (33.33%) DV Cleared
6 15 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (23.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (21.57%) CCNA
9 7 (13.73%) CCNP
9 7 (13.73%) MCITP
9 7 (13.73%) MCP
10 5 (9.80%) CCSP
11 3 (5.88%) CISM
11 3 (5.88%) CISMP
11 3 (5.88%) CISSP
11 3 (5.88%) Degree
12 2 (3.92%) CCA
12 2 (3.92%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) SLA
2 4 (7.84%) QA
System Software
1 30 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 26 (50.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (27.45%) Hyper-V
4 6 (11.76%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (7.84%) XenApp
6 3 (5.88%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (5.88%) ISA Server
6 3 (5.88%) UAG
7 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.96%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (21.57%) SCCM
2 7 (13.73%) SCOM
3 6 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (3.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.96%) EdgeSight
7 1 (1.96%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.96%) HP ALM
7 1 (1.96%) MOM
7 1 (1.96%) OVSD
Vendors
1 35 (68.63%) Microsoft
2 31 (60.78%) VMware
3 17 (33.33%) Citrix
4 14 (27.45%) NetApp
5 12 (23.53%) Cisco
6 9 (17.65%) Symantec
7 7 (13.73%) HP
8 4 (7.84%) Forcepoint
8 4 (7.84%) McAfee
9 3 (5.88%) Computacenter
9 3 (5.88%) F5
9 3 (5.88%) Remedy
9 3 (5.88%) ServiceNow
10 2 (3.92%) SAP
10 2 (3.92%) StorageTek
10 2 (3.92%) Sun
11 1 (1.96%) Apple
11 1 (1.96%) Genesys
11 1 (1.96%) Mercator
11 1 (1.96%) Sophos