Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 164 164
Rank change year-on-year +8 0 -22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 35 37 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.66% 0.70% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.45% 2.25% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 37
South West median daily rate £413 £260 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.65% -25.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £174 £130 £115
90th Percentile £513 £375 £450
England median daily rate £343 £350 £340
% change year-on-year -2.14% +2.94% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% +6.12% -35.53%
10th Percentile £16.75 £12.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £18.25 £15.46 £13.68
England median hourly rate £14.25 £17.06 £16.84
% change year-on-year -16.47% +1.31% -

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 1,427 1,643 1,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.10% 30.88% 31.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 1,037 1,232
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £215 £223 £263
90th Percentile £600 £563 £531
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 131 131
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -8.50% +5.08%
10th Percentile £16.38 £14.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.60 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.38 £25.50 £25.66
% change year-on-year -8.33% -0.62% +35.05%

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 16 January 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
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 16 January 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
Bristol -15 10 £394 +51.44% 10
Wiltshire -2 7 £475 +66.67% 13
Dorset - 5 £200 - 14
Somerset -10 2 £135 -47.57% 3
Gloucestershire - 2 £500 - 5
Devon +8 1 - - 6
Cornwall -9 1 £350 +7.69%
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 South West region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 19 (54.29%) MCSA
3 18 (51.43%) MCSE
4 15 (42.86%) Office 365
5 14 (40.00%) Windows
6 12 (34.29%) Cisco
7 10 (28.57%) ITIL
7 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 10 (28.57%) Migration
8 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
8 9 (25.71%) Windows Server
9 8 (22.86%) SQL
10 7 (20.00%) T-SQL
10 7 (20.00%) DNS
10 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (20.00%) Firewall
10 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (17.14%) Citrix
11 6 (17.14%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (17.14%) VPN
11 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
12 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
12 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
12 5 (14.29%) Internet
12 5 (14.29%) MCITP
12 5 (14.29%) VMware
12 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
12 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012

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 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.43%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (42.86%) Office 365
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.86%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) DNS
1 7 (20.00%) Firewall
2 6 (17.14%) VPN
3 5 (14.29%) Internet
4 3 (8.57%) DHCP
4 3 (8.57%) IPsec
4 3 (8.57%) Network Security
4 3 (8.57%) SAN
4 3 (8.57%) SCCP
4 3 (8.57%) Skype
5 2 (5.71%) LAN
5 2 (5.71%) NAS
5 2 (5.71%) VoIP
5 2 (5.71%) WAN
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.86%) Extranet
6 1 (2.86%) Intranet
6 1 (2.86%) PBX
6 1 (2.86%) SSL
6 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (17.14%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (11.43%) OLAP
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
1 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Analyst
1 7 (20.00%) Developer
2 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Office 365 Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Help Desk Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Business Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Deskside Support
5 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) PKI
3 3 (8.57%) Wiki
4 2 (5.71%) Clustering
4 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.71%) Replication
5 1 (2.86%) CMDB
5 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Windows Server
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.43%) Android
5 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
5 4 (11.43%) Windows 10
5 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) ITIL
1 10 (28.57%) Migration
2 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (11.43%) Time Management
4 3 (8.57%) Analytical Thinking
4 3 (8.57%) Asset Management
4 3 (8.57%) Data Modelling
4 3 (8.57%) IT Asset Management
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL V3
4 3 (8.57%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (8.57%) Security Architecture
5 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.71%) Change Management
5 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) ETL
5 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.71%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
5 2 (5.71%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 7 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (54.29%) MCSA
2 18 (51.43%) MCSE
3 5 (14.29%) MCITP
4 4 (11.43%) A+ Certification
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (11.43%) Degree
5 3 (8.57%) CISSP
5 3 (8.57%) GIAC
5 3 (8.57%) ISSAP
6 2 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (5.71%) MCP
6 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.86%) CCNA
7 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.86%) DCSE
7 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.86%) ISEB
7 1 (2.86%) MCDBA
7 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.57%) XenApp
4 1 (2.86%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.86%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.86%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.86%) vSphere
4 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (8.57%) Backup Exec
2 3 (8.57%) SCCM
3 2 (5.71%) SCOM
4 1 (2.86%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.86%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (34.29%) Cisco
3 6 (17.14%) Citrix
4 5 (14.29%) VMware
5 3 (8.57%) Dell
5 3 (8.57%) HP
5 3 (8.57%) IBM
5 3 (8.57%) McAfee
6 2 (5.71%) Palo Alto
6 2 (5.71%) Symantec
7 1 (2.86%) Avaya
7 1 (2.86%) BT
7 1 (2.86%) F5
7 1 (2.86%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.86%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.86%) OpenLink
7 1 (2.86%) Sonus
7 1 (2.86%) Sophos
7 1 (2.86%) Veeam
7 1 (2.86%) Veritas