The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 28 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 2.27% 4.43% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.71% 19.57% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £278 £335 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.16% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.42 - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+42.20% -
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 Dorset region.

Qualifications Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
56 46 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 21.21% 22.66% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 14
Median daily rate £280 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 12
Median hourly rate £42.13 £21.04 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.21% -50.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Weymouth +4 1 - -
Blandford Forum - 1 £275 - 1
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) MCSE
2 5 (62.50%) SCCM
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) CISSP
4 3 (37.50%) MCP
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (25.00%) MCDST
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Juniper
5 2 (25.00%) BMC
5 2 (25.00%) Apple
5 2 (25.00%) Remedy
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Local Government
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) BlackBerry Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Support
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix Support
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) ICT Trainer
4 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Security
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (37.50%) CISSP
2 3 (37.50%) MCP
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (25.00%) MCDST
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) HND
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Apple
3 2 (25.00%) BMC
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) Remedy