Period
to 16 November 2019

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 6 months to 16 November 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
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 101 94 88
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 25 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.23% 1.21% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.92% 3.29% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 1
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.73% +15.79% +66.67%
10th Percentile £105 £462 £463
90th Percentile £516 £610 £488
South West median daily rate £450 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +38.31% +4.00% +14.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate - £46.00 -
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £46.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -61.96% +162.86% -20.45%

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 856 638 443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 42.27% 36.86% 35.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 348 254
Wiltshire median daily rate £485 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £310 £350 £313
90th Percentile £625 £625 £589
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 9
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +24.29% -14.63%
10th Percentile £35.00 £32.53 £23.60
90th Percentile £51.86 £47.00 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £41.53 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.13% +7.87% +40.00%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
Swindon +3 11 £105 - 9
Corsham -19 4 £490 -10.91% 1
Salisbury - 3 £460 - 2
Chippenham -17 2 £425 - 4
Microsoft Certification
South West

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 23 (92.00%) Windows
1 23 (92.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (60.00%) ITIL
4 14 (56.00%) Windows Server
5 13 (52.00%) MCSE
5 13 (52.00%) VMware
6 12 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (44.00%) MCSA
8 10 (40.00%) SAN
9 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (36.00%) Azure
9 9 (36.00%) vCenter Server
9 9 (36.00%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (32.00%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
10 8 (32.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (32.00%) SCCM
10 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
10 8 (32.00%) DNS
10 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
10 8 (32.00%) PRINCE2
11 7 (28.00%) MCP
11 7 (28.00%) DHCP
11 7 (28.00%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (28.00%) SCOM
11 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
11 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
12 6 (24.00%) HP

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 (20.00%) IBM Notes
2 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (12.00%) Confluence
4 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (20.00%) Acrobat
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (36.00%) Azure
2 5 (20.00%) AWS
3 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) SAN
2 8 (32.00%) DNS
3 7 (28.00%) DHCP
4 5 (20.00%) Internet
4 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (12.00%) VSAN
6 1 (4.00%) Network Security
6 1 (4.00%) Skype
6 1 (4.00%) VoIP
6 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (12.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (16.00%) Public Sector
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Wintel Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Technical Leader
3 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Deskside Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Deskside Support
4 2 (8.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.00%) Migration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (12.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (8.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.00%) Replication
4 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (12.00%) CentOS
5 3 (12.00%) Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) ITIL
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (32.00%) PRINCE2
3 8 (32.00%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (20.00%) Performance Management
5 5 (20.00%) Server Building
5 5 (20.00%) Service Management
6 4 (16.00%) Decision-Making
6 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
6 4 (16.00%) Matrix Organization
6 4 (16.00%) Migration
6 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (16.00%) Task Automation
7 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
7 3 (12.00%) Process Improvement
7 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.00%) V-Model
7 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) MCSE
2 11 (44.00%) MCSA
3 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (32.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (28.00%) MCP
5 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (12.00%) CCNA
7 3 (12.00%) CEH
7 3 (12.00%) ISEB
7 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
7 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (4.00%) CCIE
8 1 (4.00%) CCNP
8 1 (4.00%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (28.00%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (20.00%) vSphere
5 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) vCenter Server
2 8 (32.00%) SCCM
3 7 (28.00%) SCOM
4 5 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (52.00%) VMware
3 6 (24.00%) HP
4 5 (20.00%) Adobe
4 5 (20.00%) Lotus
4 5 (20.00%) McAfee
4 5 (20.00%) Symantec
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco
6 3 (12.00%) Atlassian
7 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
7 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.00%) NetApp
7 1 (4.00%) Veeam