Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 128 158 175
Rank change year-on-year +30 +17 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 95 38 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.49% 0.73% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.63% 2.77% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 19 18
South West median daily rate £388 £338 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.81% +8.87% -11.43%
10th Percentile £152 £173 £130
90th Percentile £575 £513 £384
England median daily rate £388 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +10.71% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 4
South West median hourly rate £16.22 - £13.00
10th Percentile £14.60 - £12.00
90th Percentile £47.45 - £15.46
England median hourly rate £18.70 £14.50 £17.06
% change year-on-year +28.97% -15.01% +0.35%

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 2,052 1,372 1,780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 32.09% 26.40% 32.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,161 765 1,144
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £306 £213 £225
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 75 149
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -15.58% -7.23%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.75
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +2.32%

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019. 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 -9 42 £483 +1.58% 5
Gloucestershire +7 19 £350 +27.27% 7
Bristol -9 19 £350 -11.11% 23
Dorset +8 7 - - 17
Cornwall - 3 £325 - 5
Somerset +1 2 £325 +195.45% 3
Devon +3 1 £140 - 7
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 73 (76.84%) Microsoft
2 67 (70.53%) Windows
3 63 (66.32%) MCSE
4 53 (55.79%) MCSA
4 53 (55.79%) Windows Server
5 43 (45.26%) Security Cleared
6 41 (43.16%) Active Directory
7 36 (37.89%) VMware
7 36 (37.89%) SC Cleared
7 36 (37.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (35.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (33.68%) Cisco
10 31 (32.63%) PowerShell
10 31 (32.63%) Data Centre
11 30 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
12 28 (29.47%) CCNA
13 27 (28.42%) SCCM
14 25 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (26.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 25 (26.32%) Windows 10
15 23 (24.21%) vCenter Server
16 22 (23.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 21 (22.11%) Problem-Solving
17 21 (22.11%) MS Exchange
17 21 (22.11%) DNS
18 19 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
19 18 (18.95%) PowerCLI
20 17 (17.89%) DHCP
21 16 (16.84%) Citrix
21 16 (16.84%) ITIL

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 21 (22.11%) MS Exchange
2 15 (15.79%) Confluence
3 12 (12.63%) Skype for Business
4 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.05%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.05%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.63%) Office 365
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.11%) DNS
2 17 (17.89%) DHCP
3 12 (12.63%) Firewall
3 12 (12.63%) Skype
4 11 (11.58%) SAN
5 8 (8.42%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (8.42%) VPN
6 5 (5.26%) LAN
7 4 (4.21%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (4.21%) Internet
7 4 (4.21%) SSL
7 4 (4.21%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.21%) VSAN
8 2 (2.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (2.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (2.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (2.11%) Network Security
9 1 (1.05%) HTTP
9 1 (1.05%) WAN
9 1 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.11%) MySQL
4 1 (1.05%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.05%) Big Data
4 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.05%) OLAP
4 1 (1.05%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.05%) Power BI
4 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.05%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 16 (16.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 16 (16.84%) JIRA
2 7 (7.37%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.26%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.05%) CodeSonar
5 1 (1.05%) git-flow
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.05%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.05%) Selenium
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (8.42%) Legal
2 3 (3.16%) Finance
3 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.05%) Law
4 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (14.74%) Automation Engineer
3 10 (10.53%) PowerShell Engineer
4 9 (9.47%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Consultant
7 6 (6.32%) Architect
7 6 (6.32%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Administrator
9 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.21%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (3.16%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) IT Support
10 3 (3.16%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.58%) REST
2 3 (3.16%) HTML
3 2 (2.11%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.11%) React
3 2 (2.11%) XML
4 1 (1.05%) .NET
4 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.05%) Django
4 1 (1.05%) Java EE
4 1 (1.05%) LAMP
4 1 (1.05%) MDX
4 1 (1.05%) Node.js
4 1 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.05%) SOAP
4 1 (1.05%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.05%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 31 (32.63%) Data Centre
2 15 (15.79%) PKI
3 9 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.42%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (7.37%) Replication
6 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
7 4 (4.21%) Driving Licence
7 4 (4.21%) Fat Client
7 4 (4.21%) Thin Client
8 3 (3.16%) Public Cloud
9 2 (2.11%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (2.11%) EMC VNX
9 2 (2.11%) Private Cloud
9 2 (2.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (1.05%) iPhone
10 1 (1.05%) NHS
10 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 67 (70.53%) Windows
2 53 (55.79%) Windows Server
3 36 (37.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (26.32%) Windows 10
5 10 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 9 (9.47%) Linux
6 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (6.32%) CentOS
8 5 (5.26%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.05%) Android
9 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.05%) Fedora
9 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.05%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (23.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (22.11%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 16 (16.84%) ITIL
6 15 (15.79%) Deployment Automation
7 14 (14.74%) NsoIT
7 14 (14.74%) Software Engineering
8 11 (11.58%) Computer Science
8 11 (11.58%) ITIL V3
9 9 (9.47%) DevOps
9 9 (9.47%) High Availability
9 9 (9.47%) Incident Management
9 9 (9.47%) Service Delivery
10 8 (8.42%) Business Continuity
11 7 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (7.37%) Mentoring
11 7 (7.37%) Migration
11 7 (7.37%) Service Management
11 7 (7.37%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (32.63%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.42%) SQL
3 6 (6.32%) C
4 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.11%) PHP
5 2 (2.11%) Python
5 2 (2.11%) VBScript
6 1 (1.05%) C#
6 1 (1.05%) C++
6 1 (1.05%) Java
6 1 (1.05%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (66.32%) MCSE
2 53 (55.79%) MCSA
3 43 (45.26%) Security Cleared
4 36 (37.89%) SC Cleared
5 30 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (29.47%) CCNA
7 25 (26.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (13.68%) OCA
8 13 (13.68%) Oracle Certification
9 11 (11.58%) DV Cleared
10 9 (9.47%) CCA
10 9 (9.47%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (7.37%) Degree
12 6 (6.32%) MCP
13 3 (3.16%) Chartered Engineer
13 3 (3.16%) DBS Check
14 2 (2.11%) CompTIA Security+
14 2 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (2.11%) ISTQB
14 2 (2.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 41 (43.16%) Active Directory
2 34 (35.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (14.74%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.42%) XenApp
5 6 (6.32%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (6.32%) vSphere
6 4 (4.21%) Terminal Server
6 4 (4.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.21%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.16%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.11%) BitLocker
8 2 (2.11%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (2.11%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.11%) UAG
8 2 (2.11%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.05%) Docker
9 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.05%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 27 (28.42%) SCCM
2 23 (24.21%) vCenter Server
3 18 (18.95%) PowerCLI
4 8 (8.42%) SCOM
5 6 (6.32%) SCVMM
5 6 (6.32%) WSUS
6 2 (2.11%) Puppet
7 1 (1.05%) Ansible
7 1 (1.05%) Salt
Vendors
1 73 (76.84%) Microsoft
2 36 (37.89%) VMware
3 32 (33.68%) Cisco
4 16 (16.84%) Citrix
5 15 (15.79%) Atlassian
6 14 (14.74%) Oracle
7 5 (5.26%) HP
8 4 (4.21%) Veeam
8 4 (4.21%) Wyse
9 3 (3.16%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.11%) Dell
10 2 (2.11%) EMC
10 2 (2.11%) F5
10 2 (2.11%) IBM
10 2 (2.11%) Sophos
11 1 (1.05%) Aderant
11 1 (1.05%) Cognos
11 1 (1.05%) iManage
11 1 (1.05%) NetApp