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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 68 50 55
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.44% 0.66% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.37% 2.58% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
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£320 £363 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +95.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £13.75 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +11.12%
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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
169 155 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 18.51% 25.62% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 109 86
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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
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 18 September 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) Meru Networks
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) XenApp
4 2 (28.57%) MCITP
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
4 2 (28.57%) Juniper
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) Apple
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) EMC
4 2 (28.57%) MCSA
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Support
1 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) MCSA
2 2 (28.57%) MCP
2 2 (28.57%) MCITP
3 1 (14.29%) MCDST
3 1 (14.29%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) XenServer
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Juniper
3 2 (28.57%) Apple
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) Meru Networks
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco