Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 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 East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 71 94
Rank change year-on-year +10 +23 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 26 37 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.11% 2.37% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.90% 8.77% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 22
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £408 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% -14.21% +35.71%
10th Percentile £154 £308 £369
90th Percentile £494 £506 £536
South East median daily rate £350 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -9.68% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £33.40 £22.50
% change year-on-year -34.13% +48.44% -30.59%

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 292 422 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 23.68% 27.09% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 305 288
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £408 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% - -6.98%
10th Percentile £206 £227 £232
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% -0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 47
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.50 £18.12 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.92% -13.74% +16.67%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £12.53
90th Percentile £35.75 £48.75 £42.73
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.97
% change year-on-year - +34.77% +15.42%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 +7 24 £400 -3.61% 5
High Wycombe - 2 £198 - 4
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 19 (73.08%) VMware
2 18 (69.23%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 17 (65.38%) Cisco
4 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 12 (46.15%) Hyper-V
6 12 (46.15%) CCNA
6 12 (46.15%) MCSA
6 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (46.15%) Change Management
7 11 (42.31%) MCITP
7 11 (42.31%) SCCM
7 11 (42.31%) Office 365
8 10 (38.46%) Firewall
8 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (38.46%) MS Exchange
9 9 (34.62%) Security Management
9 9 (34.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (34.62%) Splunk
9 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (30.77%) Meraki
10 8 (30.77%) NaaS
10 8 (30.77%) Customer-Centricity
10 8 (30.77%) Windows 8
10 8 (30.77%) F5
10 8 (30.77%) Azure

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 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (11.54%) IIS
5 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
6 1 (3.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (42.31%) Office 365
2 8 (30.77%) Azure
3 5 (19.23%) AWS
4 2 (7.69%) Azure Stack
4 2 (7.69%) Power Platform
5 1 (3.85%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) Firewall
2 8 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (30.77%) NaaS
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.54%) Unified Communications
4 2 (7.69%) DHCP
4 2 (7.69%) DNS
4 2 (7.69%) Internet
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) Intranet
5 1 (3.85%) SAN
5 1 (3.85%) Skype
5 1 (3.85%) VoIP
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Power BI
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Firebug
General
1 8 (30.77%) Law
1 8 (30.77%) Legal
2 3 (11.54%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Support Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Support
3 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Consultant
5 4 (15.38%) Architect
6 3 (11.54%) Azure Architect
6 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (11.54%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) VMware Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (7.69%) Citrix Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) Developer
7 2 (7.69%) VMware Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
1 1 (3.85%) CSS3
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) HTML5
1 1 (3.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) Clustering
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 2 (7.69%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (30.77%) Windows 8
5 8 (30.77%) Windows XP
6 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.69%) CentOS
7 2 (7.69%) Linux
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
7 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Change Management
2 9 (34.62%) Security Management
3 8 (30.77%) Customer-Centricity
3 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 8 (30.77%) Information Security
3 8 (30.77%) Information Security Management
3 8 (30.77%) ISMS
3 8 (30.77%) Problem Management
4 6 (23.08%) ITIL
5 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
6 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (11.54%) ITIL V3
6 3 (11.54%) Patch Management
6 3 (11.54%) Server Building
6 3 (11.54%) Server Management
6 3 (11.54%) Task Automation
6 3 (11.54%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (3.85%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 1 (3.85%) Email Filtering
7 1 (3.85%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) SQL
3 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (46.15%) CCNA
2 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (46.15%) MCSA
3 11 (42.31%) MCITP
4 9 (34.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (30.77%) MCSE
6 7 (26.92%) DV Cleared
7 3 (11.54%) CCA
7 3 (11.54%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (11.54%) MCTS
7 3 (11.54%) VCAP
7 3 (11.54%) VCP4
7 3 (11.54%) VCP5
8 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
8 1 (3.85%) CCNP
8 1 (3.85%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (3.85%) MCDBA
8 1 (3.85%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Hyper-V
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 5 (19.23%) vCloud
5 3 (11.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 3 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (11.54%) vSphere
6 2 (7.69%) VMware NSX
7 1 (3.85%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
7 1 (3.85%) UAG
7 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) SCCM
2 8 (30.77%) SCOM
2 8 (30.77%) WSUS
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (11.54%) SCVMM
3 3 (11.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) VMware
2 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 17 (65.38%) Cisco
4 9 (34.62%) Splunk
5 8 (30.77%) Adobe
5 8 (30.77%) F5
5 8 (30.77%) Meraki
5 8 (30.77%) Sony
6 5 (19.23%) Citrix
7 3 (11.54%) IFS
8 2 (7.69%) Forcepoint
8 2 (7.69%) NetApp
8 2 (7.69%) Remedy
9 1 (3.85%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (3.85%) Dell
9 1 (3.85%) EMC
9 1 (3.85%) HP
9 1 (3.85%) Ivanti
9 1 (3.85%) OneLogin
9 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds