Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 142 140
Rank change year-on-year +30 -2 +36
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 24 91 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 0.98% 1.43% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.21% 4.16% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 43 35
Median daily rate £463 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £267 £139 £121
90th Percentile £488 £575 £625
England median daily rate £450 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 9
Median hourly rate £39.50 £18.50 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.51% -55.45% +137.31%
10th Percentile £35.98 £16.22 £27.65
90th Percentile £41.63 £34.94 £66.60
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% -1.41%

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 1,085 2,188 1,516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 44.18% 34.36% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 1,254 763
Median daily rate £475 £468 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.50% +11.43% +5.00%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £250
90th Percentile £650 £626 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.56% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 161 106
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +8.28% -3.86%
10th Percentile £25.38 £15.47 £15.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £48.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +54.35% -20.69%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South West over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South West.

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 12 August 2020. 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 +30 12 £475 +18.75% 7
Somerset +14 5 - - 5
Dorset +16 3 £227 - 3
Bristol +35 2 £400 -11.01% 1
Gloucestershire +23 2 £343 -31.50% 5
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 19 (79.17%) Windows
3 18 (75.00%) MCSE
3 18 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 15 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 14 (58.33%) SC Cleared
6 12 (50.00%) MCSA
7 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
8 9 (37.50%) VMware
9 8 (33.33%) Cisco
9 8 (33.33%) CCNA
9 8 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (20.83%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (20.83%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (20.83%) Azure
11 5 (20.83%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (20.83%) CCNP
11 5 (20.83%) CRM
11 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
12 4 (16.67%) SQL
12 4 (16.67%) SQL Server

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 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) Confluence
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Azure
1 5 (20.83%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) DHCP
1 4 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) Skype
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
General
1 3 (12.50%) Military
2 2 (8.33%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) IT Trainer
4 3 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Trainer
5 2 (8.33%) CRM Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Functional Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Packager
6 1 (4.17%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) PKI
3 3 (12.50%) Clustering
3 3 (12.50%) Fat Client
3 3 (12.50%) Thin Client
4 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (12.50%) CentOS
6 3 (12.50%) Linux
6 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (20.83%) CRM
3 4 (16.67%) Service Management
4 3 (12.50%) Change Management
4 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.50%) Critical Thinking
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (12.50%) ITIL
4 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.33%) Decision-Making
5 2 (8.33%) Information Management
5 2 (8.33%) Presales
5 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
6 1 (4.17%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C
2 2 (8.33%) C#
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (75.00%) MCSE
2 15 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 14 (58.33%) SC Cleared
4 12 (50.00%) MCSA
5 8 (33.33%) CCNA
5 8 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (20.83%) CCNP
8 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
8 1 (4.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 5 (20.83%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (12.50%) XenApp
4 3 (12.50%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Ansible
1 3 (12.50%) Puppet
1 3 (12.50%) Terraform
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) VMware
3 8 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) Dell
4 3 (12.50%) HP
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
5 1 (4.17%) SAP