The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Herefordshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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
West Midlands / Herefordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 4 -
Rank change year-on-year -5 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Herefordshire 5.26% 21.43% -
As % of the Qualifications category 12.50% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £322 £325 £338
% change year-on-year -0.92% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £18.28 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £23.78 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.29% +28.54%  

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 Herefordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Herefordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8 6 2
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Herefordshire 42.11% 42.86% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
Median daily rate £360 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £18.28 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Herefordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Herefordshire 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 Herefordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Herefordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Herefordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Herefordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Herefordshire

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

1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) CCDP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Herefordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCDP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft