Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 167 152
Rank change year-on-year +25 -15 +26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 71 32 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.22% 0.59% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.26% 1.94% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 36
South West median daily rate £325 £270 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.37% -6.09% -23.33%
10th Percentile £153 £134 £130
90th Percentile £625 £458 £645
England median daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 5
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £17.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.31% -20.45% +57.14%
10th Percentile £29.08 £16.75 £11.28
90th Percentile £47.00 £18.25 £34.70
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% -17.86% +16.80%

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 1,667 1,646 1,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.74% 30.22% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 921 1,079
South West median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +1.91%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £255
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £426 £415
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.73% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 117 97
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £40.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.54% +17.39% -12.10%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.90 £20.00
90th Percentile £48.38 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.65 £27.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -14.00% +5.77% +15.56%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Wiltshire +15 17 £550 +103.70% 5
Gloucestershire +14 16 £431 - 15
Bristol -6 10 £388 +18.87% 12
Cornwall -5 7 £250 -28.57%
Dorset -3 6 £300 -36.84% 13
Devon - 4 £110 - 6
Somerset -8 1 - - 8
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 64 (90.14%) Windows
1 64 (90.14%) Microsoft
2 51 (71.83%) Windows Server
3 39 (54.93%) MCSE
3 39 (54.93%) MCSA
4 37 (52.11%) VMware
4 37 (52.11%) SCCM
5 33 (46.48%) Active Directory
6 30 (42.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (40.85%) VMware Infrastructure
8 25 (35.21%) Security Cleared
8 25 (35.21%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (35.21%) Cisco
8 25 (35.21%) ITIL
9 24 (33.80%) Data Centre
10 23 (32.39%) Windows 10
11 22 (30.99%) CCNA
12 21 (29.58%) PowerShell
12 21 (29.58%) SC Cleared
12 21 (29.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 17 (23.94%) Windows 7
13 17 (23.94%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (22.54%) Office 365
14 16 (22.54%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (22.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (22.54%) MS Exchange
15 15 (21.13%) ITIL V3
15 15 (21.13%) vCenter Server
16 14 (19.72%) Migration
17 13 (18.31%) Agile Software Development

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 16 (22.54%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.68%) Confluence
3 8 (11.27%) Skype for Business
4 6 (8.45%) IIS
5 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (22.54%) Office 365
3 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.23%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.23%) GitHub
3 3 (4.23%) IaaS
4 2 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.82%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.41%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.08%) Firewall
2 8 (11.27%) Skype
3 6 (8.45%) SAN
4 5 (7.04%) DNS
5 4 (5.63%) LAN
5 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (4.23%) DHCP
6 3 (4.23%) NAS
6 3 (4.23%) Network Security
6 3 (4.23%) VoIP
7 2 (2.82%) DMZ
7 2 (2.82%) Internet
7 2 (2.82%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.41%) SSL
8 1 (1.41%) VLAN
8 1 (1.41%) VPN
8 1 (1.41%) VSAN
8 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 9 (12.68%) JIRA
2 3 (4.23%) Bitbucket
2 3 (4.23%) CF BOSH
2 3 (4.23%) GitLab
3 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.41%) MSI
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.23%) Marketing
4 2 (2.82%) Law
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
4 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.41%) Electronics
5 1 (1.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (12.68%) Automation Engineer
2 9 (12.68%) PowerShell Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Senior Technician
3 8 (11.27%) Server Technician
4 5 (7.04%) Analyst
4 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Developer
5 4 (5.63%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.23%) Exchange Technician
6 3 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Service Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.82%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) REST
2 3 (4.23%) HTML
2 3 (4.23%) Node.js
3 2 (2.82%) .NET
3 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.82%) ADO.NET
3 2 (2.82%) CSS
3 2 (2.82%) HTML5
3 2 (2.82%) jQuery
3 2 (2.82%) Silverlight
3 2 (2.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (33.80%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.86%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.86%) Replication
3 6 (8.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (8.45%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) PKI
4 3 (4.23%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.82%) RIA
6 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.41%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.41%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 64 (90.14%) Windows
2 51 (71.83%) Windows Server
3 30 (42.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (32.39%) Windows 10
5 17 (23.94%) Windows 7
6 16 (22.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (11.27%) Linux
8 3 (4.23%) AIX
8 3 (4.23%) Solaris
8 3 (4.23%) Unix
8 3 (4.23%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.82%) CentOS
9 2 (2.82%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.41%) Fedora
10 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.21%) ITIL
2 21 (29.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 15 (21.13%) ITIL V3
4 14 (19.72%) Migration
5 13 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (15.49%) Configuration Management
7 8 (11.27%) NsoIT
7 8 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (11.27%) Reverse Engineering
8 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering
9 6 (8.45%) Incident Management
10 5 (7.04%) Availability Management
10 5 (7.04%) BCP
10 5 (7.04%) Business Continuity
10 5 (7.04%) Business Continuity Planning
10 5 (7.04%) Change Management
10 5 (7.04%) Programme Management
11 4 (5.63%) Proactive Monitoring
12 3 (4.23%) Server Virtualisation
12 3 (4.23%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.58%) PowerShell
2 10 (14.08%) SQL
3 4 (5.63%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.63%) Python
4 3 (4.23%) Ruby
5 2 (2.82%) C
5 2 (2.82%) C#
5 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.82%) VB
5 2 (2.82%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.41%) PHP
6 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (54.93%) MCSA
1 39 (54.93%) MCSE
2 25 (35.21%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (35.21%) Security Cleared
3 22 (30.99%) CCNA
4 21 (29.58%) SC Cleared
5 16 (22.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (15.49%) OCA
6 11 (15.49%) Oracle Certification
7 9 (12.68%) MCP
8 6 (8.45%) DV Cleared
9 5 (7.04%) CCNP
10 4 (5.63%) CCA
10 4 (5.63%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (5.63%) Degree
10 4 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.82%) CISSP
11 2 (2.82%) MCDST
12 1 (1.41%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (1.41%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.68%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 33 (46.48%) Active Directory
2 29 (40.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.27%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (8.45%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.63%) vSphere
6 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.23%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (4.23%) VMware Server
6 3 (4.23%) XenApp
7 2 (2.82%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.41%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 37 (52.11%) SCCM
2 15 (21.13%) vCenter Server
3 8 (11.27%) PowerCLI
4 7 (9.86%) SCOM
5 6 (8.45%) WSUS
6 4 (5.63%) Ansible
6 4 (5.63%) NetBackup
6 4 (5.63%) Puppet
7 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (4.23%) SCSM
7 3 (4.23%) Terraform
8 2 (2.82%) FortiGate
9 1 (1.41%) SCVMM
9 1 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 64 (90.14%) Microsoft
2 37 (52.11%) VMware
3 25 (35.21%) Cisco
4 12 (16.90%) Oracle
5 9 (12.68%) Atlassian
6 5 (7.04%) Citrix
6 5 (7.04%) IBM
7 4 (5.63%) Veeam
7 4 (5.63%) Veritas
8 3 (4.23%) SaltStack
9 2 (2.82%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.82%) HP
9 2 (2.82%) Infragistics
9 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.82%) Splunk
9 2 (2.82%) Telerik
10 1 (1.41%) Avaya
10 1 (1.41%) EMC
10 1 (1.41%) SAP
10 1 (1.41%) Wyse