Period
to 23 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 46 21
Rank change year-on-year +6 -25 +33
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 3 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.71% 0.62% 7.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.76% 2.50% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 49
Southampton median daily rate £325 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.58% +31.03% +36.79%
10th Percentile £291 £205 £333
90th Percentile £344 £488 £394
Hampshire median daily rate £300 £328 £363
% change year-on-year -8.40% -9.66% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Southampton median hourly rate £37.50 - £37.96
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £13.70 £30.23
% change year-on-year +155.47% -54.68% +91.69%

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 Southampton with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Southampton
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 82 120 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 17.48% 24.74% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 85 171
Southampton median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% +5.52% +3.57%
10th Percentile £234 £235 £300
90th Percentile £575 £488 £444
Hampshire median daily rate £395 £381 £380
% change year-on-year +3.61% +0.33% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 17
Southampton median hourly rate £44.12 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +252.92% -28.57% -32.69%
10th Percentile £39.13 £11.00 £10.88
90th Percentile £48.09 £25.50 £45.00
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £40.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.84% +48.18% +3.77%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Southampton

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Southampton

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) MCSE
2 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (50.00%) Commerce Server
2 4 (50.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) BitLocker
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (37.50%) Data Encryption
3 3 (37.50%) CCSA
3 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) CCDP
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 (50.00%) Commerce Server
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) AutoCAD
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Resource Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (37.50%) Data Encryption
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) MCSE
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
2 3 (37.50%) CCSA
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) CCDP
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
4 1 (12.50%) HNC
4 1 (12.50%) HND
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) VCAP
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) BitLocker
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) VMware