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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank - 30 33
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - 1.59% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category - 10.53% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +0.47%
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
36 38 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 16.74% 15.14% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 23
Median daily rate £413 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.43% -7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 15
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) SCCM
3 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 5 (55.56%) MCSE
3 5 (55.56%) ITIL
3 5 (55.56%) MCP
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) MS Office
4 4 (44.44%) Blackberry
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) XenApp
4 4 (44.44%) MCDST
5 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 2 (22.22%) CISSP
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Juniper
6 2 (22.22%) BMC
6 2 (22.22%) Apple
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (22.22%) Remedy
6 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) Smartphone
6 2 (22.22%) Remedy ITSM

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 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Desktop Support
2 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Deskside Support
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Blackberry
2 2 (22.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
2 2 (22.22%) Patch Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) MCP
1 5 (55.56%) MCSE
2 4 (44.44%) MCDST
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) CISSP
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (11.11%) MCSA
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Apple
3 2 (22.22%) BMC
3 2 (22.22%) Juniper
3 2 (22.22%) Remedy