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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 21 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 3.52% 1.66% 3.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.59% 12.00% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate
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- - £124
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+14.75% +1.66%
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
34 25 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 17.09% 13.81% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 19
Average daily rate £385 £303 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +40.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 11
Average hourly rate £30.08 £42.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.22% +9.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. 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
Weymouth - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) MCSE
3 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 6 (50.00%) Windows
4 6 (50.00%) MCSA
4 6 (50.00%) Retail
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (25.00%) Clustering
6 3 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) SCOM
6 3 (25.00%) Lync
6 3 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (16.67%) HTML5
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (16.67%) CSS3
7 2 (16.67%) Migration
7 2 (16.67%) jQuery
7 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (16.67%) Degree
7 2 (16.67%) Web Design
7 2 (16.67%) MVC

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Lync
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Ant
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Services Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Wintel Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) Ajax
2 2 (16.67%) jQuery
2 2 (16.67%) HTML5
2 2 (16.67%) CSS3
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) EPoS
2 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (16.67%) MVC
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Web Design
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (8.33%) Lean Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Server Building
3 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (8.33%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) MCSE
2 6 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (16.67%) MCSD
4 1 (8.33%) MCDST
4 1 (8.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
1 3 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco