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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 61 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.82% 0.26% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.98% 1.32% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -19.70%
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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
176 152 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 20.54% 19.49% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 105 70
Average daily rate £365 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.13 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) MCITP
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle OLAP
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Red Gate
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) OLAP Cube
4 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) MySQL
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (44.44%) OLAP
4 4 (44.44%) MCDBA
4 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (44.44%) ETL
4 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) MCTS
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
6 2 (22.22%) MCDST
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) MCP
6 2 (22.22%) MCSE

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle OLAP
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (44.44%) OLAP Cube
1 4 (44.44%) MySQL
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
1 4 (44.44%) OLAP
1 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (11.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) SQL DBA
1 4 (44.44%) DBA
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Server Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Applications Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ETL
1 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Practice Management
3 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Document Management
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) MCITP
2 4 (44.44%) MCDBA
3 3 (33.33%) MCTS
4 2 (22.22%) MCDST
4 2 (22.22%) MCP
4 2 (22.22%) MCSE
5 1 (11.11%) ECDL
5 1 (11.11%) SSCP
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Red Gate
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Avaya
4 1 (11.11%) McAfee
4 1 (11.11%) Open Text
4 1 (11.11%) Mitel
4 1 (11.11%) LANDesk