Period
to 24 September 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 24 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 East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 106 87
Rank change year-on-year +32 -19 +28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 46 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.46% 1.31% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.47% 5.79% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 17
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £475 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.63% +33.80% +13.60%
10th Percentile £200 £332 £103
90th Percentile £500 £550 £445
South East median daily rate £375 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +13.64% -5.71% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 - £12.00
South East median hourly rate £19.39 £18.13 £21.33
% change year-on-year +6.92% -15.00% -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 486 501 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 25.96% 22.55% 25.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 300 311
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £215 £200 £207
90th Percentile £500 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 43 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +56.52% -74.73%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.81 £10.24
90th Percentile £53.87 £54.50 £21.00
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £21.50 £24.28
% change year-on-year +86.05% -11.45% +0.66%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +25 36 £412 -17.70% 14
High Wycombe -2 1 - - 4
Aylesbury - 1 £450 -
Buckingham - 1 £475 -
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 38 (82.61%) Windows
2 35 (76.09%) ITIL
3 29 (63.04%) ITIL V3
4 26 (56.52%) Security Cleared
5 25 (54.35%) Active Directory
6 24 (52.17%) Microsoft
7 21 (45.65%) SC Cleared
7 21 (45.65%) Office 365
8 19 (41.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (41.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (41.30%) Change Management
8 19 (41.30%) Citrix
8 19 (41.30%) MCSE
9 18 (39.13%) DV Cleared
10 15 (32.61%) MCSA
11 14 (30.43%) Service Management
11 14 (30.43%) VMware
12 13 (28.26%) SCCM
12 13 (28.26%) PowerShell
13 12 (26.09%) Windows Server
13 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
14 11 (23.91%) McAfee
14 11 (23.91%) QA
14 11 (23.91%) Windows 7
14 11 (23.91%) Data Centre
15 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
15 10 (21.74%) ITSM
15 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (21.74%) Linux
16 9 (19.57%) MCP

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 8 (17.39%) IIS
1 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 5 (10.87%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (10.87%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (8.70%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 21 (45.65%) Office 365
2 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (10.87%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (10.87%) OneDrive
4 4 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) Firewall
2 4 (8.70%) Skype
3 2 (4.35%) Broadband
3 2 (4.35%) NAS
3 2 (4.35%) SAN
3 2 (4.35%) VPN
4 1 (2.17%) LAN
4 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) Power BI
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
1 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Analyst
2 6 (13.04%) Applications Support
2 6 (13.04%) Desktop Support
3 5 (10.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Applications Specialist
3 5 (10.87%) Developer
3 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (8.70%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Applications Support Specialist
4 4 (8.70%) CRM Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Service Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Support Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) Active Directory Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) Office 365 Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) .NET
1 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 38 (82.61%) Windows
2 19 (41.30%) Windows Server 2008
2 19 (41.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (26.09%) Windows Server
4 11 (23.91%) Windows 7
5 10 (21.74%) Linux
5 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (15.22%) Unix
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (76.09%) ITIL
2 29 (63.04%) ITIL V3
3 19 (41.30%) Change Management
4 14 (30.43%) Service Management
5 10 (21.74%) ITSM
6 7 (15.22%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (15.22%) Migration
6 7 (15.22%) Virtual Environments
7 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
7 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (10.87%) CRM
8 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 5 (10.87%) Service Delivery
8 5 (10.87%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.52%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (6.52%) High Availability
9 3 (6.52%) Patch Management
9 3 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (4.35%) Critical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) PowerShell
2 9 (19.57%) SQL
3 6 (13.04%) C#
3 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 21 (45.65%) SC Cleared
3 19 (41.30%) MCSE
4 18 (39.13%) DV Cleared
5 15 (32.61%) MCSA
6 9 (19.57%) MCITP
6 9 (19.57%) MCP
7 7 (15.22%) MCDBA
8 6 (13.04%) CCNP
8 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (13.04%) CISM
8 6 (13.04%) CISMP
8 6 (13.04%) CISSP
9 3 (6.52%) Degree
10 2 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
11 1 (2.17%) CCA
11 1 (2.17%) CCENT
11 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.35%) SLA
3 1 (2.17%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 25 (54.35%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (8.70%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.17%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (28.26%) SCCM
2 9 (19.57%) WSUS
3 2 (4.35%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 24 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 19 (41.30%) Citrix
3 14 (30.43%) VMware
4 11 (23.91%) McAfee
5 5 (10.87%) F5
6 4 (8.70%) Oracle
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco
8 2 (4.35%) Intel
9 1 (2.17%) Micro Focus
9 1 (2.17%) SAP
9 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.17%) Symantec