Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 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 West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 80 75
Rank change year-on-year +21 -5 -22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.15% 0.11% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.22% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Gloucestershire median daily rate - £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.91% -2.48%
South West median daily rate £319 £290 £363
% change year-on-year +9.91% -20.00% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £17.50 - -
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -26.32%

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 227 461 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 34.50% 49.84% 52.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 245 275
Gloucestershire median daily rate £430 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% - +1.85%
10th Percentile £176 £235 £234
90th Percentile £663 £563 £539
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 29
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.73% - -32.10%
10th Percentile £16.75 £14.65 £11.17
90th Percentile £56.75 £44.40 £44.50
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +38.18% -32.10% +15.71%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Gloucestershire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Gloucestershire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) XenServer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) ICT Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft