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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 70 59 57
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.55% 0.41% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.30% 2.07% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate
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£488 £178 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+174.64% -45.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+12.26% -19.70%
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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
217 145 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 23.87% 20.00% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 101 77
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 17
Average hourly rate £46.88 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.41% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £11.70 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £35.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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
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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) MCITP
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) MySQL
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) OLAP
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) MCP
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) MCDBA
5 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (25.00%) ETL
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (25.00%) MCTS
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle OLAP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) OLAP
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle OLAP
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) OLAP Cube
2 2 (25.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) DBA
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Server Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Applications Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ETL
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Practice Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Document Management
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (25.00%) MCTS
2 2 (25.00%) MCP
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) MCDBA
3 1 (12.50%) SSCP
3 1 (12.50%) MCDST
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Red Gate
4 1 (12.50%) Meru Networks
4 1 (12.50%) Mitel
4 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) Apple
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) Open Text