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 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 68 71 77
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 18 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.77% 0.88% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.74% 3.70% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 14
Median daily rate £394 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.35% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £358 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £310
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +35.71%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 380 243 313
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 37.33% 23.64% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 155 164
Median daily rate £425 £408 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% +19.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 11
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.40% +64.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +8 15 £394 -7.35% 4
High Wycombe +2 2 - - 3
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 17 (62.96%) VMware
3 17 (62.96%) Hyper-V
4 16 (59.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (55.56%) Security Cleared
5 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (55.56%) SC Cleared
5 15 (55.56%) MCSA
6 14 (51.85%) ITIL
6 14 (51.85%) Windows Server
7 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (44.44%) Change Management
8 10 (37.04%) PowerShell
8 10 (37.04%) SharePoint
8 10 (37.04%) Citrix
8 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (37.04%) Cisco
8 10 (37.04%) CCNP
9 9 (33.33%) DNS
9 9 (33.33%) MCSE
9 9 (33.33%) MCP
9 9 (33.33%) SQL
9 9 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (33.33%) Skype for Business
10 8 (29.63%) Virtual Environments
10 8 (29.63%) Firewall
10 8 (29.63%) DHCP
10 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 (37.04%) SharePoint
2 9 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
4 6 (22.22%) IIS
5 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) DNS
2 8 (29.63%) DHCP
2 8 (29.63%) Firewall
3 7 (25.93%) WAN
4 6 (22.22%) LAN
4 6 (22.22%) SAN
5 5 (18.52%) Skype
6 4 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
7 3 (11.11%) BIG-IP
7 3 (11.11%) Network Security
8 2 (7.41%) VPN
9 1 (3.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) Big Data
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) MySQL
4 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (14.81%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Messaging Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Communications Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Design Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Design Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Support Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) VMWare Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.81%) Private Cloud
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) CMDB
3 2 (7.41%) Handset
3 2 (7.41%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (51.85%) Windows Server
5 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (14.81%) Linux
6 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
6 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
7 3 (11.11%) Unix
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) ITIL
2 12 (44.44%) Change Management
3 8 (29.63%) Virtual Environments
4 6 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 6 (22.22%) ITIL V3
4 6 (22.22%) ITSM
4 6 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (22.22%) Service Management
5 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
6 4 (14.81%) Analytics
6 4 (14.81%) Converged Infrastructure
7 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
8 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
8 2 (7.41%) Project Management
9 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
9 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
9 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) PowerShell
2 9 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) VB
3 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) MCSA
1 15 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 15 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (37.04%) CCNP
2 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (33.33%) MCP
3 9 (33.33%) MCSE
3 9 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (22.22%) CCNA
5 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
6 4 (14.81%) CCIE
6 4 (14.81%) MCDBA
7 3 (11.11%) MCITP
8 2 (7.41%) MCTS
8 2 (7.41%) VCP5
9 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
9 1 (3.70%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 17 (62.96%) Hyper-V
3 16 (59.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (18.52%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (18.52%) ISA Server
5 5 (18.52%) UAG
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.70%) Terminal Server
6 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.70%) XenApp
6 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) OVSD
2 2 (7.41%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.70%) EdgeSight
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) VMware
2 10 (37.04%) Cisco
2 10 (37.04%) Citrix
3 7 (25.93%) HP
4 6 (22.22%) Forcepoint
4 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.81%) Remedy
5 4 (14.81%) ServiceNow
6 3 (11.11%) F5
7 2 (7.41%) Apple
7 2 (7.41%) Computacenter
7 2 (7.41%) NetApp
7 2 (7.41%) Wyse
8 1 (3.70%) AppSense
8 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.70%) CommVault
8 1 (3.70%) EMC
8 1 (3.70%) Genesys
8 1 (3.70%) Intel Security
8 1 (3.70%) Symantec