Period
to 25 August 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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 77 113
Rank change year-on-year +11 +36 -26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 39 47 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.65% 2.47% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.04% 9.44% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 38 15
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% +19.55%
10th Percentile £133 £200 £246
90th Percentile £500 £502 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £398 £325
% change year-on-year +0.63% +22.31% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - -
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £19.39 £18.63
% change year-on-year +23.81% +4.05% -12.66%

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 299 498 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 20.35% 26.17% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 310 330
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £439 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.36% -1.50% -5.33%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £215
90th Percentile £625 £507 £575
South East median daily rate £429 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 56 44
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -2.78% +24.14%
10th Percentile £13.60 £11.00 £11.85
90th Percentile £39.50 £51.88 £50.15
South East median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £19.95
% change year-on-year +12.86% +75.44% -20.20%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +20 34 £475 +14.40% 11
High Wycombe -2 2 £211 - 4
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 23 (58.97%) Security Cleared
4 22 (56.41%) SC Cleared
4 22 (56.41%) VMware
5 20 (51.28%) MCSA
6 17 (43.59%) SCCM
7 16 (41.03%) MCITP
7 16 (41.03%) Windows Server
7 16 (41.03%) MS Exchange
8 15 (38.46%) Cisco
8 15 (38.46%) CCNA
8 15 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (38.46%) Hyper-V
9 14 (35.90%) MCSE
10 13 (33.33%) Firewall
10 13 (33.33%) ITIL
10 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
11 12 (30.77%) Office 365
11 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (30.77%) SCOM
11 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
11 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (28.21%) SQL
12 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
12 11 (28.21%) DV Cleared
13 10 (25.64%) Change Management
13 10 (25.64%) Security Management
14 9 (23.08%) Management Information System

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 16 (41.03%) MS Exchange
2 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (23.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.69%) Skype for Business
5 2 (5.13%) Apache
5 2 (5.13%) IIS
6 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.77%) Office 365
2 9 (23.08%) Azure
3 6 (15.38%) AWS
4 5 (12.82%) PaaS
5 4 (10.26%) SaaS
6 2 (5.13%) Power Platform
7 1 (2.56%) Azure Stack
7 1 (2.56%) GitHub
7 1 (2.56%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) Firewall
2 8 (20.51%) NaaS
2 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
3 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (7.69%) Skype
4 3 (7.69%) Unified Communications
5 2 (5.13%) DNS
5 2 (5.13%) Intranet
5 2 (5.13%) SAN
5 2 (5.13%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) DHCP
6 1 (2.56%) Internet
6 1 (2.56%) LAN
6 1 (2.56%) NAS
6 1 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.56%) VLAN
6 1 (2.56%) VoIP
6 1 (2.56%) WAN
6 1 (2.56%) WebEx
6 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (7.69%) MariaDB
3 3 (7.69%) MySQL
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.13%) Big Data
4 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.56%) DB2
5 1 (2.56%) Power BI
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Firebug
General
1 9 (23.08%) Law
2 8 (20.51%) Legal
3 2 (5.13%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Infrastructure Support
2 9 (23.08%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Architect
3 5 (12.82%) Team Leader
4 4 (10.26%) Applications Support
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Deskside Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Exchange Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Support Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.56%) CSS3
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) HTML5
3 1 (2.56%) jQuery
3 1 (2.56%) REST
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 6 (15.38%) Clustering
3 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.56%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.56%) iPad
6 1 (2.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 16 (41.03%) Windows Server
3 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (23.08%) Windows XP
6 8 (20.51%) Windows 8
7 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (17.95%) Windows Vista
8 5 (12.82%) Windows 10
9 4 (10.26%) Linux
10 1 (2.56%) Android
10 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.56%) CentOS
10 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.56%) Solaris
10 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) ITIL
2 10 (25.64%) Change Management
2 10 (25.64%) Security Management
3 9 (23.08%) Information Security
3 9 (23.08%) Information Security Management
3 9 (23.08%) ISMS
4 8 (20.51%) Customer-Centricity
4 8 (20.51%) E-Commerce
4 8 (20.51%) Problem Management
5 6 (15.38%) DevOps
6 5 (12.82%) CRM
6 5 (12.82%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (10.26%) ITIL V3
7 4 (10.26%) Service Management
8 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
8 3 (7.69%) Patch Management
8 3 (7.69%) Server Building
8 3 (7.69%) Server Management
8 3 (7.69%) Service Design
8 3 (7.69%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) Java
3 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) C
5 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (58.97%) Security Cleared
2 22 (56.41%) SC Cleared
3 20 (51.28%) MCSA
4 16 (41.03%) MCITP
5 15 (38.46%) CCNA
5 15 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (35.90%) MCSE
7 11 (28.21%) DV Cleared
8 7 (17.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (12.82%) MCDBA
9 5 (12.82%) MCP
9 5 (12.82%) MCTS
10 3 (7.69%) CCA
10 3 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (7.69%) VCAP
10 3 (7.69%) VCP4
10 3 (7.69%) VCP5
11 2 (5.13%) A+ Certification
12 1 (2.56%) CCSP
12 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
3 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (38.46%) Hyper-V
2 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.26%) vCloud
5 3 (7.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 3 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (7.69%) vSphere
6 1 (2.56%) VMware NSX
6 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (43.59%) SCCM
2 12 (30.77%) SCOM
3 8 (20.51%) WSUS
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (7.69%) SCVMM
4 3 (7.69%) vCenter Server
5 2 (5.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (5.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 22 (56.41%) VMware
3 15 (38.46%) Cisco
4 9 (23.08%) Sony
4 9 (23.08%) Splunk
5 8 (20.51%) Adobe
6 7 (17.95%) Citrix
6 7 (17.95%) F5
6 7 (17.95%) Meraki
7 3 (7.69%) HP
8 2 (5.13%) Remedy
8 2 (5.13%) Symantec
9 1 (2.56%) Bomgar
9 1 (2.56%) Dell
9 1 (2.56%) EMC
9 1 (2.56%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.56%) NetApp
9 1 (2.56%) Oracle
9 1 (2.56%) StorageTek
9 1 (2.56%) Sun