The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 50 52 40
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.22% 0.20% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.38% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Median daily rate £400 £325 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.67 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+53.14% +4.18%
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 Gloucestershire region.

Qualifications Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
229 266 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 49.67% 54.07% 45.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 154 87
Median daily rate £400 £411 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% +8.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 10
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.38 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.90% -47.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £11.78 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.00 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (25.00%) SCDPM
4 1 (25.00%) SCOrch
4 1 (25.00%) SCSM
4 1 (25.00%) Docker
4 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (25.00%) SCOM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (25.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) WSDL
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) MODAF
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) MCDST
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) MCSD
3 1 (25.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (25.00%) DFS Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (25.00%) SCDPM
2 1 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) SCOrch
2 1 (25.00%) SCSM
2 1 (25.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) VMware