The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bristol region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 68 46 54
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.50% 0.73% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% 2.72% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 7
Average daily rate
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£316 £363 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £363 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.23 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-7.83% +6.00%
Qualifications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
116 147 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.55% 26.87% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 95 92
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.35 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.27% -22.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £45.75 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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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 1 August 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
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) MCSA
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
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%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) XenApp
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Meru Networks
4 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
4 2 (28.57%) MCITP
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (28.57%) EMC
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) MCP
4 2 (28.57%) Juniper
4 2 (28.57%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

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