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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 63 68 67
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.18% 0.55% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.45% 2.72% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Median daily rate £270 £288 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.08% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £202 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £401 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £18.00 £15.81
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +13.83%
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
247 184 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 26.47% 20.26% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 132 88
Median daily rate £420 £380 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £480 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +82.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 (81.25%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) MCSE
3 8 (50.00%) ITIL
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
5 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
7 4 (25.00%) Service Design
7 4 (25.00%) WAN
7 4 (25.00%) MCSA
7 4 (25.00%) Citrix
7 4 (25.00%) MPLS
7 4 (25.00%) Android
7 4 (25.00%) Time Management
7 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
7 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (18.75%) VMware
8 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
8 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
8 3 (18.75%) SAN
8 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
8 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (12.50%) Office 365
9 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
9 2 (12.50%) XenApp
9 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
9 2 (12.50%) Windows 7

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 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (12.50%) CMS
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) MPLS
1 4 (25.00%) WAN
1 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
3 2 (12.50%) PABX
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
General
1 2 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Service Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Service Assurance Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Service Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Security Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 2 (12.50%) Clustering
1 2 (12.50%) PKI
1 2 (12.50%) Private Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) CESG
2 1 (6.25%) EqualLogic
2 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
4 4 (25.00%) Android
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (12.50%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Unix
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (25.00%) Service Design
2 4 (25.00%) Time Management
3 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (12.50%) Document Management
4 2 (12.50%) Practice Management
5 1 (6.25%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) Line Management
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) MCSE
2 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) MCSA
4 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) CCA
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (12.50%) MCDST
5 2 (12.50%) MCP
6 1 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (6.25%) Degree
6 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) XenApp
2 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) Dell
4 2 (12.50%) LANDesk
4 2 (12.50%) Mitel
4 2 (12.50%) OpenText
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp