The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 April 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 East / Middlesex
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 21 22
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 1.94% 1.90% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 13.04% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £230 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £350 £322
% change year-on-year -17.85% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +37.93%  

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 Middlesex.

Academic & Professional Certification
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20 23 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 19.42% 14.56% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 25
Median daily rate £350 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +11.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £230 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.05% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £48.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.83% +37.77%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex 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 Middlesex

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Middlesex

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Windows NT
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Specialist
1 2 (100.00%) Wintel Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 2 (100.00%) Windows NT
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware