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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 69 41
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.46% 0.36% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.16% 2.07% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£350 £313 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -30.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.33% -
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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
185 145 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 21.49% 17.34% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 102 64
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £477 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 8
Average hourly rate £37.39 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.65% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.98 £16.50 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.70 £34.70 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
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 29 May 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 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (50.00%) MCITP
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (40.00%) ETL
5 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) MCDBA
5 4 (40.00%) OLAP
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) MySQL
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle
5 4 (40.00%) Red Gate
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (40.00%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (30.00%) MCSE
7 2 (20.00%) MCP
7 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (20.00%) VMware
7 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (20.00%) Clustering
7 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (20.00%) SCCM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Lync
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle OLAP
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) OLAP
3 4 (40.00%) MySQL
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (40.00%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
1 1 (10.00%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) SQL DBA
1 4 (40.00%) DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Business Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Server Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Applications Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Packager
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (40.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) MCITP
2 4 (40.00%) MCDBA
3 3 (30.00%) MCSE
4 2 (20.00%) MCP
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (10.00%) CCEE
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (10.00%) MCDST
5 1 (10.00%) MCTS
5 1 (10.00%) MCSA
5 1 (10.00%) MCT
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (10.00%) ECDL
5 1 (10.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) vCloud
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (10.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Red Gate
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) McAfee
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