The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 45 35
Rank change year-on-year +7 -10  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.31% 0.29% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.33% 1.41% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £270 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £340
% change year-on-year -1.53% -4.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £24.06 £18.25
% change year-on-year -6.40% +31.83%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon.

Academic & Professional Certification
Swindon
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43 71 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 13.19% 20.46% 20.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 56 57
Median daily rate £400 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £264 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +57.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Swindon

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Swindon

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Access
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (100.00%) Application Performance Management

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MS Access
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Application Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft