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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 49 47
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.30% 0.84% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.90% 1.37% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Median daily rate - £388 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £330 £340
% change year-on-year -3.56% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £26.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -15.01% +41.33%  

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 Gloucestershire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 111 292 226
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 33.74% 61.09% 51.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 153 129
Median daily rate £368 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.12% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £324 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 7 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.40 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £27.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 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 27 June 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) AMQP
2 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (50.00%) UAG
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) JMS
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA

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 (50.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) AMQP
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) JMS
1 1 (50.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) MCPD
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) UAG
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Computacenter
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy
1 1 (50.00%) VMware