Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 102 92
Rank change year-on-year +23 -10 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 46 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.28% 1.44% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.70% 4.63% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 18 12
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +39.34%
10th Percentile £200 £279 £291
90th Percentile £512 £550 £445
South East median daily rate £361 £320 £363
% change year-on-year +12.89% -11.72% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 - £12.00
South East median hourly rate £23.50 £22.52 £21.33
% change year-on-year +4.35% +5.58% -1.02%

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 474 626 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 23.48% 31.08% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 373 304
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £411 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.76% -2.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £220 £263 £285
90th Percentile £510 £550 £528
South East median daily rate £425 £406 £400
% change year-on-year +4.79% +1.39% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 28 11
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +25.00% -44.08%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.59 £10.24
90th Percentile £52.75 £24.00 £39.25
South East median hourly rate £35.50 £20.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +77.50% -44.44% +60.00%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +10 40 £405 -9.94% 6
High Wycombe -3 1 - - 5
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 37 (80.43%) ITIL
2 33 (71.74%) Windows
3 31 (67.39%) Microsoft
4 27 (58.70%) ITIL V3
5 26 (56.52%) Change Management
5 26 (56.52%) Security Cleared
6 22 (47.83%) Active Directory
7 21 (45.65%) MCSE
8 20 (43.48%) MCSA
8 20 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (41.30%) VMware
10 18 (39.13%) SC Cleared
10 18 (39.13%) DV Cleared
10 18 (39.13%) Citrix
10 18 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (36.96%) Office 365
12 16 (34.78%) Microsoft Office
13 14 (30.43%) Cisco
13 14 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (30.43%) Windows 7
13 14 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (28.26%) MCP
15 12 (26.09%) SCCM
15 12 (26.09%) Problem-Solving
16 11 (23.91%) QA
16 11 (23.91%) McAfee
16 11 (23.91%) NetApp
16 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
17 10 (21.74%) Linux

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 10 (21.74%) IIS
2 9 (19.57%) Skype for Business
3 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.17%) Apache
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (34.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.96%) Office 365
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.17%) IaaS
4 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) Firewall
2 7 (15.22%) LAN
2 7 (15.22%) WAN
3 6 (13.04%) VPN
4 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.70%) DHCP
5 4 (8.70%) DNS
5 4 (8.70%) Internet
5 4 (8.70%) Skype
6 3 (6.52%) Wireless
7 1 (2.17%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.17%) MPLS
7 1 (2.17%) SAN
7 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Visual Studio
1 6 (13.04%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.17%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Architect
3 6 (13.04%) .NET Developer
3 6 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (13.04%) Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Desktop Support
4 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 5 (10.87%) Team Leader
4 5 (10.87%) Technical Architect
5 4 (8.70%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Service Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Active Directory Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Messaging Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) .NET
2 6 (13.04%) .NET Framework
2 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.70%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Client/Server
2 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (4.35%) CMDB
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) iSeries
4 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 33 (71.74%) Windows
2 20 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (30.43%) Windows 7
5 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (21.74%) Linux
7 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
8 4 (8.70%) Windows 10
9 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (80.43%) ITIL
2 27 (58.70%) ITIL V3
3 26 (56.52%) Change Management
4 12 (26.09%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (21.74%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
6 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (17.39%) PRINCE2
7 7 (15.22%) Service Delivery
7 7 (15.22%) Service Management
8 6 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (10.87%) Incident Management
9 5 (10.87%) Network Virtualisation
9 5 (10.87%) Project Management
9 5 (10.87%) TOGAF
10 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (8.70%) ITSM
10 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (6.52%) Agile Project Management
11 3 (6.52%) Project Governance
12 2 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) PowerShell
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 21 (45.65%) MCSE
3 20 (43.48%) MCSA
4 18 (39.13%) DV Cleared
4 18 (39.13%) SC Cleared
5 13 (28.26%) MCP
6 10 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (17.39%) CCNP
8 7 (15.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (10.87%) CCNA
10 4 (8.70%) CISM
10 4 (8.70%) CISMP
10 4 (8.70%) CISSP
11 3 (6.52%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (6.52%) MCITP
12 2 (4.35%) CCA
12 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (2.17%) Degree
13 1 (2.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) QA
2 9 (19.57%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 14 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
4 6 (13.04%) XenApp
5 5 (10.87%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (6.52%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (6.52%) ISA Server
6 3 (6.52%) UAG
6 3 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (26.09%) SCCM
2 6 (13.04%) WSUS
3 2 (4.35%) SCOM
4 1 (2.17%) HP ALM
4 1 (2.17%) OVSD
4 1 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 31 (67.39%) Microsoft
2 19 (41.30%) VMware
3 18 (39.13%) Citrix
4 14 (30.43%) Cisco
5 11 (23.91%) McAfee
5 11 (23.91%) NetApp
6 6 (13.04%) SAP
7 5 (10.87%) Micro Focus
8 4 (8.70%) Forcepoint
9 3 (6.52%) Computacenter
9 3 (6.52%) HP
9 3 (6.52%) Remedy
9 3 (6.52%) Symantec
10 2 (4.35%) ServiceNow
11 1 (2.17%) F5
11 1 (2.17%) Facebook
11 1 (2.17%) Kaspersky
11 1 (2.17%) Meraki
11 1 (2.17%) Twitter
11 1 (2.17%) Veeam