Period
to 21 November 2017

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 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.

Microsoft Certification
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 94 109
Rank change year-on-year -14 +15 -53
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 30 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.26% 1.20% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.83% 4.53% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 13
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £475 £200 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +137.50% -42.86% +34.62%
10th Percentile £298 £103 £262
90th Percentile £505 £456 £438
South East median daily rate £328 £341 £363
% change year-on-year -4.03% -5.86% +12.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £18.50 £22.45 £19.25
% change year-on-year -17.58% +16.60% +16.67%

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 515 464 565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.69% 26.62% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 330 376
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £162 £230 £213
90th Percentile £525 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 6 9
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £20.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -43.75% +140.00%
10th Percentile £12.01 £10.24 £16.82
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.00 £46.50
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £29.95
% change year-on-year -24.44% +13.52% +76.18%

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 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 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 2017. 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 -23 23 £500 +149.75% 3
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 26 (86.67%) Windows
2 23 (76.67%) MCSE
3 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 21 (70.00%) ITIL
5 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (56.67%) Windows Server
7 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (50.00%) SC Cleared
8 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
8 15 (50.00%) VMware
9 13 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (43.33%) Hyper-V
10 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
11 11 (36.67%) Citrix
11 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
11 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (36.67%) Data Centre
12 10 (33.33%) ITIL V3
12 10 (33.33%) MCSA
12 10 (33.33%) Linux
12 10 (33.33%) Symantec
13 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (26.67%) HP
14 8 (26.67%) MCP
14 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
14 8 (26.67%) Office 365
14 8 (26.67%) DV Cleared
14 8 (26.67%) PKI
15 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development

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 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (10.00%) Apache
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (10.00%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (26.67%) Office 365
3 5 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (6.67%) IaaS
6 1 (3.33%) OneDrive
6 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) SAN
3 3 (10.00%) BIG-IP
3 3 (10.00%) NAS
3 3 (10.00%) Skype
4 1 (3.33%) AMQP
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) Big Data
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
1 1 (3.33%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Architect
2 7 (23.33%) Wintel Architect
3 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Architect
5 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Active Directory Support
5 3 (10.00%) Communications Specialist
5 3 (10.00%) Head of Infrastructure
5 3 (10.00%) Messaging Specialist
5 3 (10.00%) Service Architect
6 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Active Directory Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Support Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.33%) Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Network Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) JMS
1 1 (3.33%) Middleware
1 1 (3.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (26.67%) PKI
3 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (13.33%) Virtual Team
5 3 (10.00%) Clustering
6 1 (3.33%) CMDB
6 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (86.67%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) Windows Server
2 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (33.33%) Linux
5 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (16.67%) Windows Vista
7 4 (13.33%) Unix
7 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
8 3 (10.00%) Solaris
9 1 (3.33%) Android
9 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
9 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) ITIL
2 10 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
4 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (20.00%) Change Management
5 6 (20.00%) Migration
5 6 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
5 6 (20.00%) Presales
5 6 (20.00%) Service Design
5 6 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (16.67%) Service Management
7 4 (13.33%) Creative Thinking
7 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
7 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
8 3 (10.00%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (10.00%) DevOps
8 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 3 (10.00%) ITSM
8 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (76.67%) MCSE
2 15 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (33.33%) MCSA
4 8 (26.67%) DV Cleared
4 8 (26.67%) MCP
5 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (13.33%) MCITP
7 3 (10.00%) CCNA
7 3 (10.00%) CCNP
7 3 (10.00%) CISM
7 3 (10.00%) CISMP
7 3 (10.00%) CISSP
7 3 (10.00%) Degree
8 2 (6.67%) GSAE
8 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (3.33%) CCSP
9 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (3.33%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (43.33%) Hyper-V
2 13 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (13.33%) XenApp
5 2 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.33%) Terminal Server
6 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (23.33%) SCCM
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (10.00%) SCOM
3 3 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (6.67%) OpenView
4 2 (6.67%) OVSD
5 1 (3.33%) EdgeSight
5 1 (3.33%) MOM
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) VMware
3 11 (36.67%) Citrix
4 10 (33.33%) Symantec
5 8 (26.67%) HP
6 6 (20.00%) Cisco
7 3 (10.00%) F5
7 3 (10.00%) NetApp
7 3 (10.00%) ServiceNow
7 3 (10.00%) StorageTek
7 3 (10.00%) Sun
8 1 (3.33%) Altiris
8 1 (3.33%) Apple
8 1 (3.33%) AppSense
8 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
8 1 (3.33%) Genesys
8 1 (3.33%) Oracle