The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Devon 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 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 38 25 33
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 0.34% 3.54% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 14.00% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 2
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£175 £150 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -55.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.41 £15.13 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -19.03%
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 Devon region.

Qualifications Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
136 50 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 46.90% 25.25% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 34 43
Average daily rate £370 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £425 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.72% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £27.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £27.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Devon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Devon region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Devon

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Devon region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Devon region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth -10 1 £175 +34.61%
Exeter - - - -
Ivybridge - - - -
Okehampton - - - -
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Military
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (33.33%) Sophos
3 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) WatchGuard
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) SonicWALL
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) Support Technician
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Sophos
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) WatchGuard
3 1 (33.33%) SonicWALL