Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 112 95
Rank change year-on-year +52 -17 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 55 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.19% 1.26% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.93% 5.77% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 19 15
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £395 £475 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.84% +137.50% -42.86%
10th Percentile £200 £298 £103
90th Percentile £503 £505 £456
South East median daily rate £389 £328 £341
% change year-on-year +18.70% -4.03% -5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £22.45
% change year-on-year +8.11% -17.58% +16.60%

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 461 520 466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 26.76% 21.89% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 309 331
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £390 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £210 £162 £230
90th Percentile £514 £525 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 59 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +3.70% -43.75%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.01 £10.24
90th Percentile £41.50 £48.75 £39.00
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.69 £34.00
% change year-on-year +55.70% -24.44% +10.03%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +40 50 £389 -22.17% 2
Aylesbury - 1 £450 -
Buckingham - 1 £475 -
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 46 (83.64%) Windows
2 40 (72.73%) ITIL
2 40 (72.73%) Security Cleared
3 34 (61.82%) Active Directory
4 33 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 29 (52.73%) Citrix
5 29 (52.73%) DV Cleared
5 29 (52.73%) ITIL V3
6 27 (49.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (49.09%) VMware
7 26 (47.27%) SC Cleared
7 26 (47.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (45.45%) PowerShell
8 25 (45.45%) Change Management
9 23 (41.82%) Office 365
10 22 (40.00%) SCCM
11 20 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (34.55%) Windows Server
13 18 (32.73%) SQL
13 18 (32.73%) MCSE
13 18 (32.73%) MCSA
14 16 (29.09%) Service Management
15 14 (25.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
16 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Azure
17 12 (21.82%) Virtual Machines
17 12 (21.82%) ITSM
17 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Office
18 11 (20.00%) IIS

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 11 (20.00%) IIS
2 9 (16.36%) SharePoint
3 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
4 6 (10.91%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (9.09%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.82%) Apache
6 1 (1.82%) CMS
6 1 (1.82%) Documentum
6 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (41.82%) Office 365
2 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (10.91%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (10.91%) OneDrive
4 5 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (3.64%) IaaS
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.36%) Firewall
2 6 (10.91%) Unified Communications
3 5 (9.09%) Skype
4 3 (5.45%) LAN
4 3 (5.45%) SAN
4 3 (5.45%) WAN
5 2 (3.64%) Broadband
5 2 (3.64%) DHCP
5 2 (3.64%) DNS
5 2 (3.64%) NAS
5 2 (3.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) Power BI
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (1.82%) Finance
1 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Analyst
2 6 (10.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (10.91%) Applications Support
2 6 (10.91%) Desktop Support
3 5 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
3 5 (9.09%) Developer
4 4 (7.27%) Applications Support Specialist
4 4 (7.27%) CRM Developer
4 4 (7.27%) Desktop Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (7.27%) Support Specialist
5 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.45%) Active Directory Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Administrator
5 3 (5.45%) Office 365 Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 3 (5.45%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) .NET
2 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.82%) LAMP
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.55%) Clustering
3 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (10.91%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 5 (9.09%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.64%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 46 (83.64%) Windows
2 27 (49.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 26 (47.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (34.55%) Windows Server
5 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (20.00%) Linux
6 11 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 9 (16.36%) Unix
8 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.82%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (72.73%) ITIL
2 29 (52.73%) ITIL V3
3 25 (45.45%) Change Management
4 16 (29.09%) Service Management
5 12 (21.82%) ITSM
6 9 (16.36%) Incident Management
6 9 (16.36%) Patch Management
7 8 (14.55%) Migration
7 8 (14.55%) Server Building
7 8 (14.55%) Task Automation
8 7 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (12.73%) Server Management
8 7 (12.73%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (9.09%) CRM
9 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 5 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 5 (9.09%) Test Strategy
10 4 (7.27%) Cybersecurity
11 3 (5.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 18 (32.73%) SQL
3 6 (10.91%) C#
4 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.82%) C
5 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 29 (52.73%) DV Cleared
3 26 (47.27%) SC Cleared
4 18 (32.73%) MCSA
4 18 (32.73%) MCSE
5 14 (25.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (18.18%) MCP
7 9 (16.36%) MCITP
8 7 (12.73%) CCA
8 7 (12.73%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (12.73%) MCDBA
8 7 (12.73%) VCP5
9 6 (10.91%) MCTS
9 6 (10.91%) VCAP
9 6 (10.91%) VCP4
10 5 (9.09%) CCNP
10 5 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (5.45%) CCNA
11 3 (5.45%) CISSP
11 3 (5.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.00%) QA
2 5 (9.09%) SLA
3 2 (3.64%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.82%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (61.82%) Active Directory
2 20 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (21.82%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (16.36%) Hyper-V
5 6 (10.91%) vCloud
5 6 (10.91%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (10.91%) vSphere
5 6 (10.91%) XenServer
6 3 (5.45%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (5.45%) UAG
6 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.64%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.82%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 22 (40.00%) SCCM
2 9 (16.36%) WSUS
3 6 (10.91%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (10.91%) SCVMM
3 6 (10.91%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.64%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.64%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 33 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (52.73%) Citrix
3 27 (49.09%) VMware
4 11 (20.00%) McAfee
5 10 (18.18%) Cisco
6 6 (10.91%) F5
7 4 (7.27%) Oracle
8 3 (5.45%) Forcepoint
8 3 (5.45%) NetApp
8 3 (5.45%) Remedy
9 2 (3.64%) Computacenter
9 2 (3.64%) Intel
10 1 (1.82%) Kofax
10 1 (1.82%) Meridio
10 1 (1.82%) OpenText
10 1 (1.82%) SAP