Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 161 163
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 +20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 63 37 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.00% 0.66% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.24% 2.32% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 25
South West median daily rate £325 £313 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +9.65% -21.38%
10th Percentile £163 £150 £130
90th Percentile £575 £513 £423
England median daily rate £363 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +7.41% -0.74% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 4
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +162.86% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £38.80 £16.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £18.25 £36.65
England median hourly rate £17.41 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.81% -23.81% +23.53%

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 1,943 1,593 1,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.85% 28.41% 30.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,003 858 1,075
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £273 £216 £233
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 103 103
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.75% +36.36% -31.25%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.38 £13.20
90th Percentile £49.75 £53.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £26.00
% change year-on-year -0.48% -3.38% +8.33%

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 November 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 20 November 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 -1 22 £550 +15.79% 10
Gloucestershire 0 13 £388 - 6
Bristol -12 12 £363 -1.69% 25
Dorset +2 6 £300 -36.84% 6
Cornwall 0 3 £250 -28.57% 1
Somerset -10 3 £325 +103.13% 4
Devon - 2 £124 - 4
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 57 (90.48%) Microsoft
2 55 (87.30%) Windows
3 43 (68.25%) MCSE
3 43 (68.25%) Windows Server
4 37 (58.73%) MCSA
5 30 (47.62%) VMware
6 28 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 28 (44.44%) Security Cleared
6 28 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (42.86%) Cisco
8 25 (39.68%) SCCM
9 24 (38.10%) PowerShell
9 24 (38.10%) CCNA
10 22 (34.92%) SC Cleared
10 22 (34.92%) Data Centre
11 21 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (31.75%) vCenter Server
13 19 (30.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 19 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (25.40%) Oracle
14 16 (25.40%) Windows 10
15 15 (23.81%) OCA
15 15 (23.81%) Oracle Certification
16 13 (20.63%) Reverse Engineering
16 13 (20.63%) JIRA
16 13 (20.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 12 (19.05%) PowerCLI
17 12 (19.05%) Problem-Solving

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 12 (19.05%) Confluence
2 11 (17.46%) MS Exchange
3 6 (9.52%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.76%) IIS
5 1 (1.59%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (9.52%) Office 365
2 4 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.76%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.76%) GitHub
3 3 (4.76%) IaaS
4 2 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.17%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.46%) DNS
2 9 (14.29%) DHCP
3 7 (11.11%) Firewall
3 7 (11.11%) SAN
4 6 (9.52%) Skype
5 5 (7.94%) VPN
6 4 (6.35%) SSL
6 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.76%) LAN
7 3 (4.76%) NAS
7 3 (4.76%) Network Security
7 3 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (3.17%) Internet
8 2 (3.17%) VSAN
9 1 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.59%) DMZ
9 1 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.17%) MySQL
3 2 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.59%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.59%) Big Data
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (20.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 13 (20.63%) JIRA
2 4 (6.35%) Bitbucket
3 3 (4.76%) CF BOSH
3 3 (4.76%) GitLab
4 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.59%) CodeSonar
5 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.59%) git-flow
5 1 (1.59%) MSI
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.59%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.59%) Selenium
General
1 5 (7.94%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.35%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (20.63%) PowerShell Engineer
3 12 (19.05%) Automation Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Deployment Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.94%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Technician
7 3 (4.76%) Server Technician
7 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Build Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) CRM Developer
8 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) REST
2 4 (6.35%) Node.js
3 3 (4.76%) .NET
3 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.76%) HTML
4 2 (3.17%) ADO.NET
4 2 (3.17%) CSS
4 2 (3.17%) HTML5
4 2 (3.17%) jQuery
4 2 (3.17%) Silverlight
4 2 (3.17%) Web Services
5 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.59%) Django
5 1 (1.59%) Java EE
5 1 (1.59%) LAMP
5 1 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.59%) SOAP
5 1 (1.59%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.59%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (34.92%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.70%) Replication
3 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.52%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (7.94%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.94%) PKI
4 5 (7.94%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.35%) Public Cloud
6 2 (3.17%) RIA
7 1 (1.59%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.59%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.59%) NHS
7 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.59%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 55 (87.30%) Windows
2 43 (68.25%) Windows Server
3 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (25.40%) Windows 10
5 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.52%) Linux
7 4 (6.35%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.17%) CentOS
8 2 (3.17%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.59%) Android
9 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.59%) Fedora
9 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (30.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (20.63%) Reverse Engineering
3 12 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (17.46%) ITIL
4 11 (17.46%) NsoIT
5 10 (15.87%) Software Engineering
6 8 (12.70%) ITIL V3
6 8 (12.70%) Migration
7 6 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 6 (9.52%) Deployment Automation
8 4 (6.35%) Programme Management
8 4 (6.35%) Time Management
9 3 (4.76%) ITSM
9 3 (4.76%) Password Management
9 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.76%) Service Management
9 3 (4.76%) Task Automation
10 2 (3.17%) Business Continuity Planning
10 2 (3.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24 (38.10%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.11%) SQL
3 5 (7.94%) Bash Shell
3 5 (7.94%) Python
4 3 (4.76%) C
4 3 (4.76%) C#
4 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.76%) Ruby
5 2 (3.17%) PHP
5 2 (3.17%) VB
5 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.59%) C++
6 1 (1.59%) Java
6 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (68.25%) MCSE
2 37 (58.73%) MCSA
3 28 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 27 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (38.10%) CCNA
6 22 (34.92%) SC Cleared
7 21 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (23.81%) OCA
8 15 (23.81%) Oracle Certification
9 9 (14.29%) DV Cleared
10 6 (9.52%) CCA
10 6 (9.52%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (9.52%) MCP
11 4 (6.35%) CCNP
12 3 (4.76%) Degree
13 2 (3.17%) Chartered Engineer
13 2 (3.17%) CISSP
13 2 (3.17%) CompTIA Security+
13 2 (3.17%) DBS Check
13 2 (3.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) PMO
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 28 (44.44%) Active Directory
1 28 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (12.70%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.94%) vSphere
3 5 (7.94%) XenApp
4 4 (6.35%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (4.76%) VMware Server
6 2 (3.17%) BitLocker
6 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.59%) Docker
7 1 (1.59%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.59%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (39.68%) SCCM
2 20 (31.75%) vCenter Server
3 12 (19.05%) PowerCLI
4 6 (9.52%) SCOM
5 5 (7.94%) Puppet
5 5 (7.94%) WSUS
6 4 (6.35%) Ansible
7 3 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (4.76%) SCVMM
7 3 (4.76%) Terraform
8 1 (1.59%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.59%) Salt
8 1 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 57 (90.48%) Microsoft
2 30 (47.62%) VMware
3 27 (42.86%) Cisco
4 16 (25.40%) Oracle
5 12 (19.05%) Atlassian
6 9 (14.29%) Citrix
7 3 (4.76%) HP
7 3 (4.76%) SaltStack
8 2 (3.17%) Infragistics
8 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.17%) Telerik
9 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.59%) EMC
9 1 (1.59%) F5
9 1 (1.59%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.59%) IBM
9 1 (1.59%) NetApp
9 1 (1.59%) Remedy
9 1 (1.59%) Symantec
9 1 (1.59%) Wyse