Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 84 74
Rank change year-on-year -1 -10 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 20 45 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.38% 2.34% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.74% 6.30% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 5
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +37.68%
10th Percentile £285 £250 £282
90th Percentile £510 £700 £503
South West median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% - -
South West median hourly rate £42.25 £17.00 £78.75
% change year-on-year +148.53% -78.41% +505.77%

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 730 714 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 50.48% 37.13% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 463 203
Median daily rate £500 £450 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.76% +15.24%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £314
90th Percentile £625 £625 £698
South West median daily rate £500 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +12.36% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.73% +69.09% -28.57%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year -12.50% +36.75% -24.03%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Wiltshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Wiltshire.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Wiltshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Wiltshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Wiltshire.

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 28 March 2020. 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 +29 4 £575 +109.09% 1
Chippenham -1 4 £425 -10.53% 3
Corsham -15 4 £413 -25.00% 1
Salisbury +8 1 - - 2
Microsoft Certification
South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (80.00%) Windows
3 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (50.00%) MCSE
5 9 (45.00%) VMware
5 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
6 8 (40.00%) Cisco
7 7 (35.00%) MCSA
8 6 (30.00%) ITIL
8 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (25.00%) SLA
9 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (25.00%) CCNA
10 4 (20.00%) DNS
10 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (20.00%) DHCP
10 4 (20.00%) PKI
10 4 (20.00%) Azure
10 4 (20.00%) Office 365
11 3 (15.00%) Critical Thinking
11 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 3 (15.00%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
11 3 (15.00%) Confluence

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 3 (15.00%) Confluence
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.00%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Azure
1 4 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (5.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DHCP
1 4 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) VoIP
3 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) GitLab
General
1 3 (15.00%) Military
2 2 (10.00%) Public Sector
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 3 (15.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Packager
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) PKI
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Critical Thinking
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) Deadline-Driven
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure as Code
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) MCSE
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (35.00%) MCSA
4 5 (25.00%) CCNA
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (15.00%) CCNP
6 1 (5.00%) MCP
6 1 (5.00%) OCA
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (5.00%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (15.00%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.00%) PowerCLI
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (5.00%) Adobe
4 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Lotus
4 1 (5.00%) McAfee
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec