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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
South West / Bristol
Rank 62 65 63
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.80% 0.87% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.47% 3.06% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
Median daily rate £352 £120 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+193.33% -74.73%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.55 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +7.79%

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
173 229 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 23.07% 28.48% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 164 146
Median daily rate £420 £373 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.75% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £290 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £639 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 5
Median hourly rate £37.75 £17.13 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.43% -51.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £25.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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
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 19 January 2017, 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 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
3 4 (40.00%) MCSA
3 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) MCITP
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (30.00%) XenApp
4 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Dell KACE
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) PowerPivot
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (30.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) CCA
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (20.00%) NHS
5 2 (20.00%) Internet
5 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (20.00%) ETL
5 2 (20.00%) LAN

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 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DHCP
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
1 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (10.00%) VLAN
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) PowerPivot
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (20.00%) Power BI
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MSTest
1 1 (10.00%) NUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Head of IT
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Support
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Assistant
3 1 (10.00%) IT Director
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (20.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) FlexPod
2 1 (10.00%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 2 (20.00%) ETL
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (40.00%) MCSA
3 3 (30.00%) CCA
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (30.00%) MCITP
4 2 (20.00%) MCDBA
4 2 (20.00%) MCPD
4 2 (20.00%) MCSD
5 1 (10.00%) CCIE
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) MCDST
5 1 (10.00%) MCP
5 1 (10.00%) NVQ Level 3
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (10.00%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) Dell KACE
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) NetApp