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 28 September 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 63 66 70
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.00% 0.67% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.37% 3.19% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 2
Median daily rate £260 £306 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.10% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £178 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £425 £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.91% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £13.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +0.95%
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
206 188 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 22.81% 21.08% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 143 126
Median daily rate £355 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £507 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% -38.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £10.67 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 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 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 13 (86.67%) MCSE
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (46.67%) ITIL
5 6 (40.00%) MCSA
5 6 (40.00%) Citrix
6 5 (33.33%) CCA
6 5 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) XenApp
6 5 (33.33%) NetScaler
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
7 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
8 3 (20.00%) Dell KACE
8 3 (20.00%) DNS
8 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
8 3 (20.00%) MCP
8 3 (20.00%) DHCP
9 2 (13.33%) Unix
9 2 (13.33%) WAN
9 2 (13.33%) Linux
9 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
9 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
9 2 (13.33%) SQL Server

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) Internet
3 2 (13.33%) MPLS
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
1 1 (6.67%) Law
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Security Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (6.67%) ICT Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) ICT Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Services Manager
3 1 (6.67%) IT Assistant
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Service Assurance Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (13.33%) PKI
2 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) CESG
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Informatics
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) Android
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) Unix
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Service Design
2 2 (13.33%) Time Management
3 1 (6.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Document Management
3 1 (6.67%) Line Management
3 1 (6.67%) Practice Management
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) MCSE
2 6 (40.00%) MCSA
3 5 (33.33%) CCA
3 5 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) MCP
4 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 1 (6.67%) CCIE
6 1 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (6.67%) MCDST
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) XenApp
3 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (6.67%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) Dell KACE
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) LANDesk
5 1 (6.67%) Mitel
5 1 (6.67%) OpenText