Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 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 West > Devon
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 52 66
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 0.20% 0.87% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 2.84% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Devon median daily rate - £185 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -22.11% -5.94%
South West median daily rate £475 £255 £350
% change year-on-year +86.27% -27.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Devon median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £12.25
% change year-on-year +34.62% +6.12% -35.53%

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 Devon with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Devon
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 166 141 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 33.20% 30.52% 33.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 67 140
Devon median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £199 £171 £267
90th Percentile £563 £533 £513
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 8
Devon median hourly rate £45.00 £15.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +195.08% -61.88% +11.11%
10th Percentile £34.50 £13.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £48.40 £48.24 £45.25
South West median hourly rate £32.75 £37.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year -12.67% -4.46% +7.83%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Devon.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Devon

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Devon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Devon

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Devon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Devon

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Devon

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 Devon region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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
Exeter +5 1 - - 4
Microsoft Certification
South West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Devon region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (100.00%) Veeam
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (100.00%) Sonus

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Skype
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Messaging Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Sonus
1 1 (100.00%) Veeam
1 1 (100.00%) VMware