The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Surrey / Guildford
Rank 20 23 19
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 2.29% 3.40% 5.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.68% 13.51% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 10
Median daily rate £210 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £311
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -2.77% +33.33%  

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 Guildford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Guildford
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 31 37 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 23.66% 25.17% 35.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 48
Median daily rate £425 £450 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +33.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £272 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.43 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.67% -14.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Guildford 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 Guildford

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Guildford

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Guildford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Guildford region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Software Deployment
2 2 (66.67%) Patch Management
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) ServiceNow
2 2 (66.67%) IT Audit
3 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (33.33%) WebEx
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Web Filtering
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford 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 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) WebEx
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) IT Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL Service Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Service Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) IT Audit
2 2 (66.67%) Patch Management
2 2 (66.67%) Software Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (33.33%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) VMware