Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 158 184
Rank change year-on-year -2 +26 -34
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 37 46 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.66% 0.80% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.34% 2.59% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 32
South West median daily rate £313 £285 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.65% -21.38% +11.54%
10th Percentile £150 £130 £160
90th Percentile £513 £423 £467
England median daily rate £333 £338 £331
% change year-on-year -1.48% +1.89% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +57.14% -26.32%
England median hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -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 1583 1773 2002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.44% 30.85% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 1088 1250
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +1.43%
10th Percentile £215 £239 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £530
England median daily rate £425 £422 £400
% change year-on-year +0.83% +5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 105 128
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -30.60% +13.21%
10th Percentile £16.38 £13.40 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.38 £47.50 £50.55
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.49% +7.37% +25.00%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -13 12 £369 +47.94% 2
Somerset -2 10 £160 -44.83%
Dorset +12 6 £475 - 2
Wiltshire -8 3 £475 +66.67% 5
Gloucestershire +23 1 - - 5
Cornwall -13 1 £350 +7.69%
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 21 (56.76%) MCSE
2 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
3 18 (48.65%) Windows
4 15 (40.54%) Cisco
5 13 (35.14%) MCSA
6 12 (32.43%) Office 365
7 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Office
8 10 (27.03%) ITIL
8 10 (27.03%) A+ Certification
9 8 (21.62%) MCP
9 8 (21.62%) Dell
9 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
10 7 (18.92%) Break/Fix
10 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
10 7 (18.92%) VPN
10 7 (18.92%) DNS
10 7 (18.92%) Firewall
10 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (18.92%) Migration
10 7 (18.92%) DCSE
11 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (13.51%) MCITP
11 5 (13.51%) ISSAP
11 5 (13.51%) VMware
11 5 (13.51%) GIAC
11 5 (13.51%) Citrix
11 5 (13.51%) CISSP
11 5 (13.51%) Internet
11 5 (13.51%) SCCP

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 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
1 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.11%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.70%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (32.43%) Office 365
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) DNS
1 7 (18.92%) Firewall
1 7 (18.92%) VPN
2 5 (13.51%) Internet
2 5 (13.51%) SCCP
3 4 (10.81%) IPsec
3 4 (10.81%) Network Security
4 3 (8.11%) LAN
4 3 (8.11%) WAN
5 2 (5.41%) DHCP
5 2 (5.41%) NAS
5 2 (5.41%) SAN
5 2 (5.41%) Skype
5 2 (5.41%) VoIP
6 1 (2.70%) Extranet
6 1 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (2.70%) Intranet
6 1 (2.70%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.70%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) OLAP
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (5.41%) Aerospace
1 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Support Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Desktop Support
3 7 (18.92%) Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Deskside Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Deskside Support
3 7 (18.92%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Office 365 Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Security Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Help Desk Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (2.70%) CSS
1 1 (2.70%) CSS3
1 1 (2.70%) Durandal
1 1 (2.70%) HTML
1 1 (2.70%) HTML5
1 1 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (2.70%) React
1 1 (2.70%) RESTful
1 1 (2.70%) WCF
1 1 (2.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) PKI
3 3 (8.11%) Wiki
4 2 (5.41%) Clustering
4 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.41%) Replication
5 1 (2.70%) CESG
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (2.70%) User Experience
5 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.81%) Android
4 4 (10.81%) Apple iOS
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) Break/Fix
2 7 (18.92%) Migration
3 4 (10.81%) Security Architecture
3 4 (10.81%) Time Management
4 3 (8.11%) Analytical Thinking
4 3 (8.11%) Asset Management
4 3 (8.11%) IT Asset Management
4 3 (8.11%) TOGAF
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.41%) Security Operations
5 2 (5.41%) SIEM
6 1 (2.70%) Change Management
6 1 (2.70%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.70%) ETL
6 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.11%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (56.76%) MCSE
2 13 (35.14%) MCSA
3 10 (27.03%) A+ Certification
4 8 (21.62%) MCP
5 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (18.92%) DCSE
6 5 (13.51%) CISSP
6 5 (13.51%) GIAC
6 5 (13.51%) ISSAP
6 5 (13.51%) MCITP
7 2 (5.41%) Degree
7 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.70%) CCNA
8 1 (2.70%) CEH
8 1 (2.70%) DBS Check
8 1 (2.70%) ISEB
8 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
8 1 (2.70%) MCTS
8 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.41%) XenApp
5 1 (2.70%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.70%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.70%) vSphere
5 1 (2.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (5.41%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.41%) SCOM
3 1 (2.70%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.70%) SCCM
3 1 (2.70%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 15 (40.54%) Cisco
3 8 (21.62%) Dell
4 5 (13.51%) Citrix
4 5 (13.51%) VMware
5 4 (10.81%) McAfee
5 4 (10.81%) Palo Alto
6 2 (5.41%) HP
6 2 (5.41%) IBM
6 2 (5.41%) Symantec
7 1 (2.70%) BT
7 1 (2.70%) F5
7 1 (2.70%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.70%) IronPort
7 1 (2.70%) Veritas