Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 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
England > South West
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 175 148
Rank change year-on-year +44 -27 +22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 67 29 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.25% 0.53% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.49% 1.68% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 37
South West median daily rate £300 £313 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -16.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £123 £150 £165
90th Percentile £625 £443 £650
England median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 5
South West median hourly rate £36.27 - £22.00
10th Percentile £26.23 - £14.88
90th Percentile £76.40 - £35.20
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.26 £18.99
% change year-on-year -4.16% -3.83% +8.50%

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 the South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,491 1,729 1,977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.84% 31.40% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 1,061 1,178
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% -
10th Percentile £230 £234 £263
90th Percentile £570 £571 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 133 109
South West median hourly rate £41.27 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.16% - -
10th Percentile £16.38 £17.00 £19.70
90th Percentile £48.63 £52.00 £49.20
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.63 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.61% +7.73% +24.49%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South West over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South West over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South West region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +18 18 £438 +62.64% 4
Wiltshire +17 11 £300 +11.11% 1
Bristol -8 8 £500 +42.05% 4
Cornwall +3 7 £250 -28.57% 3
Devon - 7 £110 - 6
Dorset -8 3 £300 -36.84% 7
Somerset +1 1 - - 3
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 59 (88.06%) Microsoft
2 56 (83.58%) Windows
3 44 (65.67%) Windows Server
4 34 (50.75%) MCSA
4 34 (50.75%) Active Directory
5 33 (49.25%) SCCM
6 30 (44.78%) VMware
7 26 (38.81%) ITIL
8 25 (37.31%) Office 365
9 23 (34.33%) MCSE
10 22 (32.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (32.84%) Windows 10
11 21 (31.34%) Cisco
12 20 (29.85%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (28.36%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (28.36%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (26.87%) Firewall
14 18 (26.87%) Windows 7
15 17 (25.37%) CCNA
15 17 (25.37%) MS Exchange
16 14 (20.90%) SQL
16 14 (20.90%) Migration
16 14 (20.90%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (20.90%) Hyper-V
16 14 (20.90%) SC Cleared
16 14 (20.90%) Security Cleared
17 13 (19.40%) ITIL V3
17 13 (19.40%) Data Centre
18 12 (17.91%) IIS
18 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Office

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 17 (25.37%) MS Exchange
2 12 (17.91%) IIS
3 11 (16.42%) SharePoint
3 11 (16.42%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.99%) Confluence
5 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (37.31%) Office 365
2 14 (20.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.49%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.87%) Firewall
2 12 (17.91%) DNS
3 11 (16.42%) Skype
4 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
5 8 (11.94%) LAN
6 6 (8.96%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (8.96%) DMZ
7 5 (7.46%) SAN
8 4 (5.97%) DHCP
8 4 (5.97%) SSL
9 3 (4.48%) VoIP
10 2 (2.99%) Network Security
10 2 (2.99%) Unified Communications
10 2 (2.99%) WAN
11 1 (1.49%) Extranet
11 1 (1.49%) Intranet
11 1 (1.49%) NAS
11 1 (1.49%) VLAN
11 1 (1.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) Big Data
1 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (2.99%) JIRA
1 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.49%) MSI
General
1 7 (10.45%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.48%) Marketing
4 2 (2.99%) Law
4 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Advertising
5 1 (1.49%) Electronics
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Local Government
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 10 (14.93%) Support Engineer
2 7 (10.45%) Analyst
2 7 (10.45%) Senior Technician
2 7 (10.45%) Server Technician
3 4 (5.97%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (5.97%) Consultant
3 4 (5.97%) PowerShell Engineer
3 4 (5.97%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (4.48%) Architect
4 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support
4 3 (4.48%) Exchange Technician
4 3 (4.48%) IT Engineer
4 3 (4.48%) IT Support
4 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
4 3 (4.48%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (2.99%) Developer
5 2 (2.99%) Network Engineer
5 2 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (2.99%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) REST
2 2 (2.99%) .NET
2 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.99%) ADO.NET
2 2 (2.99%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.99%) CSS
2 2 (2.99%) HTML
2 2 (2.99%) HTML5
2 2 (2.99%) jQuery
2 2 (2.99%) Node.js
2 2 (2.99%) React
2 2 (2.99%) Silverlight
2 2 (2.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.45%) PKI
3 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.48%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.99%) Replication
5 2 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.49%) Clustering
6 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.49%) NHS
6 1 (1.49%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 56 (83.58%) Windows
2 44 (65.67%) Windows Server
3 22 (32.84%) Windows 10
3 22 (32.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (29.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (26.87%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.97%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.48%) AIX
7 3 (4.48%) Android
7 3 (4.48%) Linux
7 3 (4.48%) Solaris
7 3 (4.48%) Unix
8 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.81%) ITIL
2 14 (20.90%) Migration
3 13 (19.40%) ITIL V3
4 7 (10.45%) Configuration Management
5 5 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.46%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.97%) BCP
6 4 (5.97%) Business Continuity
6 4 (5.97%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (5.97%) Change Management
6 4 (5.97%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.97%) NsoIT
6 4 (5.97%) Proactive Monitoring
7 3 (4.48%) CRM
7 3 (4.48%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 3 (4.48%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (4.48%) Programme Management
7 3 (4.48%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (4.48%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.99%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) SQL
2 11 (16.42%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.99%) C#
4 2 (2.99%) TypeScript
4 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.49%) VB
5 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (50.75%) MCSA
2 23 (34.33%) MCSE
3 19 (28.36%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (25.37%) CCNA
5 14 (20.90%) SC Cleared
5 14 (20.90%) Security Cleared
6 9 (13.43%) MCP
7 7 (10.45%) CCNP
8 5 (7.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (5.97%) MCITP
9 4 (5.97%) OCA
9 4 (5.97%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (4.48%) Degree
11 2 (2.99%) MCDST
12 1 (1.49%) CISSP
12 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
12 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.49%) MOS
12 1 (1.49%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) PMO
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 34 (50.75%) Active Directory
2 19 (28.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (20.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.45%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (8.96%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.48%) XenApp
7 2 (2.99%) BitLocker
7 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.99%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.99%) vSphere
8 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (49.25%) SCCM
2 8 (11.94%) WSUS
3 6 (8.96%) FortiGate
3 6 (8.96%) SCOM
4 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (7.46%) vCenter Server
5 4 (5.97%) Backup Exec
5 4 (5.97%) NetBackup
6 3 (4.48%) SCSM
7 2 (2.99%) PowerCLI
8 1 (1.49%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 59 (88.06%) Microsoft
2 30 (44.78%) VMware
3 21 (31.34%) Cisco
4 8 (11.94%) IBM
5 7 (10.45%) Veeam
6 6 (8.96%) Fortinet
6 6 (8.96%) HP
6 6 (8.96%) Splunk
7 5 (7.46%) Veritas
8 4 (5.97%) Avaya
8 4 (5.97%) Citrix
8 4 (5.97%) Dell
8 4 (5.97%) Oracle
9 3 (4.48%) Sonus
10 2 (2.99%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.99%) Infragistics
10 2 (2.99%) Telerik
10 2 (2.99%) Xamarin
11 1 (1.49%) Apple
11 1 (1.49%) Symantec