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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 65 69 65
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.19% 0.54% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.93% 2.70% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
Median daily rate £239 £239 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.10% -25.39%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.92 £15.77
% change year-on-year
+50.88% +7.29%
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
223 185 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 24.19% 20.15% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 139 92
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £12.39 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+222.84% -63.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £10.39 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £15.13 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) MCSE
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
5 7 (46.67%) Citrix
6 6 (40.00%) MCSA
6 6 (40.00%) ITIL
7 5 (33.33%) CCA
7 5 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) XenApp
7 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 5 (33.33%) NetScaler
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
8 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
9 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (20.00%) MCP
9 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 3 (20.00%) DHCP
9 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (20.00%) DNS
9 3 (20.00%) Dell KACE
10 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
10 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
10 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop

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 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) CMS
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) 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%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
General
1 2 (13.33%) Law
2 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Service Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) 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%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Services Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Service Assurance Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) 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%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Android
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Unix
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Document Management
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Practice Management
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%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Line Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) 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%) MCDST
6 1 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (6.67%) Degree
6 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) 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 7 (46.67%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) Dell KACE
4 2 (13.33%) LANDesk
4 2 (13.33%) Mitel
4 2 (13.33%) OpenText
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Dell