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 3 months to 28 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
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 109 122
Rank change year-on-year -18 +13  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.55% 1.03% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.71% 3.10% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 12
Median daily rate £215 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £153 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £640 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £340
% change year-on-year -1.53% -4.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £16.71 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £26.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -15.81% +42.66%  

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 the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 875 1001 855
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.96% 33.41% 27.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 611 509
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £598 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 44 47
Median hourly rate £42.00 £27.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.72% -34.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £21.91 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset -4 6 £150 - 2
Dorset +6 5 £475 +163.88% 10
Bristol -7 2 £425 +157.57% 7
Gloucestershire +11 1 - -
Wiltshire -6 1 £270 -55.00% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South West region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 19 (76.00%) MCSE
2 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (44.00%) Windows
4 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (28.00%) Firewall
7 6 (24.00%) ITIL
7 6 (24.00%) MCP
7 6 (24.00%) Cisco
7 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
8 5 (20.00%) GIAC
8 5 (20.00%) CISSP
8 5 (20.00%) Palo Alto
9 4 (16.00%) Security Operations
9 4 (16.00%) Break/Fix
9 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (16.00%) A+ Certification
9 4 (16.00%) Dell
9 4 (16.00%) Aerospace
9 4 (16.00%) Network Security
9 4 (16.00%) DCSE
9 4 (16.00%) Office 365
10 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (12.00%) Change Management
10 3 (12.00%) ISSAP
10 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (12.00%) SCCP
10 3 (12.00%) McAfee
10 3 (12.00%) NetApp
10 3 (12.00%) SLA

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 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) Firewall
2 4 (16.00%) Network Security
3 3 (12.00%) LAN
3 3 (12.00%) SCCP
3 3 (12.00%) VPN
3 3 (12.00%) WAN
3 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (8.00%) DHCP
4 2 (8.00%) DNS
4 2 (8.00%) VLAN
5 1 (4.00%) AMQP
5 1 (4.00%) Internet
5 1 (4.00%) IPsec
5 1 (4.00%) MPLS
5 1 (4.00%) PABX
5 1 (4.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.00%) MS Access
2 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (16.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Desktop Support
2 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Deskside Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Deskside Support
3 3 (12.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) IT Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) IT Manager
3 3 (12.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Operations Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Security Operations Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.00%) JMS
3 1 (4.00%) WCF
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) FlexPod
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Break/Fix
2 4 (16.00%) Security Operations
3 3 (12.00%) Change Management
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Case Management
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.00%) Scrum
4 2 (8.00%) SIEM
4 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) Application Performance Management
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.00%) SDLC
5 1 (4.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.00%) Server Building
5 1 (4.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C#
1 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) MCSE
2 6 (24.00%) MCP
2 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (20.00%) CISSP
3 5 (20.00%) GIAC
4 4 (16.00%) A+ Certification
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (16.00%) DCSE
5 3 (12.00%) ISSAP
6 2 (8.00%) MCSA
6 2 (8.00%) SSCP
7 1 (4.00%) CCNA
7 1 (4.00%) CCNP
7 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (4.00%) MCITP
7 1 (4.00%) MCPD
7 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) UAG
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Cisco
3 5 (20.00%) Palo Alto
4 4 (16.00%) Dell
5 3 (12.00%) McAfee
5 3 (12.00%) NetApp
6 2 (8.00%) HP
6 2 (8.00%) VMware
7 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
7 1 (4.00%) Computacenter
7 1 (4.00%) Lotus
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle
7 1 (4.00%) Remedy
7 1 (4.00%) Telerik
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