The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 March 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
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 49 60
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire - 1.83% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.53% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 2
Median daily rate - £363 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £311
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.09 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% +28.57%  

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 Wiltshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 226 265 238
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 35.20% 40.52% 33.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 181 155
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 £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £520 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 3
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +105.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Wiltshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) SharePoint
1 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (42.86%) PerformancePoint
2 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) PowerPivot
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) MCSE
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
3 2 (28.57%) Sophos

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 5 (71.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) PerformancePoint
1 3 (42.86%) PowerPivot
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Back Office
1 2 (28.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Support Technician
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Technician
2 2 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) CESG
1 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
1 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
1 3 (42.86%) Workflow
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) MCDST
3 1 (14.29%) MCITP
3 1 (14.29%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) 3PAR
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Sophos
2 2 (28.57%) Veeam
2 2 (28.57%) VMware