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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 62 67 66
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.30% 0.69% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.09% 3.21% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 1
Average daily rate £240 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.47% +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Microsoft Certification
South West

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
216 187 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 25.56% 21.49% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 150 121
Average daily rate £366 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.48% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 5
Average hourly rate £14.33 £35.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.07% +68.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £47.50 £32.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) TCP/IP
2 7 (53.85%) Dell
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 6 (46.15%) SLA
4 5 (38.46%) Adobe
4 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
4 5 (38.46%) Citrix
4 5 (38.46%) Lotus
4 5 (38.46%) Apple
4 5 (38.46%) Acrobat
4 5 (38.46%) Internet
4 5 (38.46%) Symantec
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 2000
4 5 (38.46%) IBM Notes
4 5 (38.46%) IBM Domino
4 5 (38.46%) MCSE
4 5 (38.46%) Java
4 5 (38.46%) Service Management
4 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
4 5 (38.46%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (38.46%) Blackberry
4 5 (38.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (38.46%) Billing
4 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Vista
4 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
4 5 (38.46%) Data Centre

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (38.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (38.46%) IBM Domino
1 5 (38.46%) IBM Notes
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Acrobat
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) TCP/IP
2 5 (38.46%) Internet
3 2 (15.38%) MPLS
3 2 (15.38%) PABX
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.69%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (38.46%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Deskside Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Deskside Support
2 4 (30.77%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Service Assurance Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Service Manager
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) CSS3
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Blackberry
1 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) Clustering
3 2 (15.38%) EqualLogic
4 1 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 2000
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Vista
2 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
3 2 (15.38%) Android
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
2 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
2 5 (38.46%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
3 2 (15.38%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Kanban
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Presales
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) MCSE
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) CISSP
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Dell
3 5 (38.46%) Adobe
3 5 (38.46%) Apple
3 5 (38.46%) Citrix
3 5 (38.46%) Lotus
3 5 (38.46%) Symantec
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 2 (15.38%) NetApp
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco