The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 67 70 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.43% 0.34% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.21% 2.13% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate
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£239 £320 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.39% -11.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £17.36
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -7.80%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
181 141 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.42% 16.15% 26.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 97 111
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £285 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £507 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 13
Average hourly rate £11.78 £33.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.83% +91.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.11 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (37.50%) MCSA
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Clustering
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) Office 365
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) SCCM
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (25.00%) MCITP
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) Service Management
6 1 (12.50%) MCP
6 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) Dell
6 1 (12.50%) Citrix

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Lync
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) DB2
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
1 1 (12.50%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) ICT Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Business Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Packager
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (12.50%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) MCSE
2 3 (37.50%) MCSA
3 2 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (12.50%) CCEE
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) MCDBA
4 1 (12.50%) MCT
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) vCloud
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) SCVMM
2 1 (12.50%) MOM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco