Period
to 19 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 84 88
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4 +20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 32 47 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.03% 2.14% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.80% 10.04% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 14
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £475 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.16% +20.63% +20.23%
10th Percentile £350 £357 £239
90th Percentile £508 £540 £543
South East median daily rate £389 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +11.07% +6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £33.40 £21.58 £26.56
% change year-on-year +54.79% -18.74% +24.96%

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 410 468 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 26.02% 21.30% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 281 392
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £232 £238 £293
90th Percentile £560 £538 £562
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 46 9
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.12 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.74% +16.67% +4.35%
10th Percentile £13.25 £16.74 £15.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.54 £45.50
South East median hourly rate £33.40 £25.69 £25.50
% change year-on-year +30.01% +0.75% -28.17%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 28 £425 -10.53% 11
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 25 (78.13%) Windows
1 25 (78.13%) PowerShell
2 22 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 21 (65.63%) VMware
4 18 (56.25%) ITIL
4 18 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (53.13%) Windows Server
5 17 (53.13%) DV Cleared
6 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 15 (46.88%) Citrix
7 15 (46.88%) MCSE
7 15 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (40.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (37.50%) SCCM
9 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
9 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (37.50%) SQL
9 12 (37.50%) Data Centre
10 11 (34.38%) Office 365
10 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (31.25%) Service Management
11 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
11 10 (31.25%) Patch Management
12 9 (28.13%) Server Building
12 9 (28.13%) Task Automation
12 9 (28.13%) MCP
12 9 (28.13%) Change Management
12 9 (28.13%) Hyper-V

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 7 (21.88%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.63%) IIS
2 5 (15.63%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) Documentum
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (34.38%) Office 365
3 6 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (15.63%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (15.63%) OneDrive
5 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (3.13%) IaaS
5 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) Firewall
2 6 (18.75%) Unified Communications
3 5 (15.63%) Skype
4 3 (9.38%) LAN
4 3 (9.38%) SAN
4 3 (9.38%) WAN
5 2 (6.25%) Broadband
5 2 (6.25%) DHCP
5 2 (6.25%) DNS
5 2 (6.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) Power BI
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) CRM Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.38%) Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Office 365 Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) .NET
2 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) LAMP
3 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 8 (25.00%) Clustering
3 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (18.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
6 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
7 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
7 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (53.13%) Windows Server
4 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (15.63%) Linux
7 4 (12.50%) Unix
8 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000
9 1 (3.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) ITIL
2 10 (31.25%) Patch Management
2 10 (31.25%) Service Management
3 9 (28.13%) Change Management
3 9 (28.13%) Incident Management
3 9 (28.13%) Server Building
3 9 (28.13%) Task Automation
4 8 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 8 (25.00%) Migration
5 7 (21.88%) Server Management
6 6 (18.75%) ITSM
6 6 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (15.63%) CRM
7 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
8 3 (9.38%) Application Packaging
8 3 (9.38%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (9.38%) Critical Thinking
8 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (9.38%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 25 (78.13%) PowerShell
2 12 (37.50%) SQL
3 6 (18.75%) C#
4 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) C
5 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 17 (53.13%) DV Cleared
3 15 (46.88%) MCSE
4 13 (40.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 9 (28.13%) MCP
7 7 (21.88%) MCSA
7 7 (21.88%) VCP5
8 6 (18.75%) CCA
8 6 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (18.75%) MCTS
8 6 (18.75%) VCAP
8 6 (18.75%) VCP4
9 3 (9.38%) CCNA
9 3 (9.38%) CCNP
9 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (9.38%) Degree
10 1 (3.13%) CISSP
10 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (3.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) SLA
2 2 (6.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.13%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (28.13%) Hyper-V
4 6 (18.75%) vCloud
4 6 (18.75%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (18.75%) vSphere
4 6 (18.75%) XenServer
5 3 (9.38%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (9.38%) UAG
5 3 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (6.25%) ISA Server
6 2 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) SCCM
2 6 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (18.75%) SCVMM
2 6 (18.75%) vCenter Server
3 3 (9.38%) AirWatch
4 2 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.13%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 21 (65.63%) VMware
3 15 (46.88%) Citrix
4 8 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (9.38%) Forcepoint
5 3 (9.38%) NetApp
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle
5 3 (9.38%) Remedy
6 2 (6.25%) Computacenter
6 2 (6.25%) Intel
7 1 (3.13%) F5
7 1 (3.13%) Kofax
7 1 (3.13%) Meridio
7 1 (3.13%) OpenText
7 1 (3.13%) SAP