The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Herefordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 11 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Herefordshire 4.00% 10.00% 9.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.67% 20.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£300 - £135
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £313 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -4.76%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Herefordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Herefordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Herefordshire 24.00% 50.00% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate £300 £214 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% +58.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Herefordshire

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Herefordshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Herefordshire

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Herefordshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Herefordshire

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Herefordshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Herefordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Herefordshire 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) NAS
2 4 (66.67%) Network Management
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (66.67%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (66.67%) Process Management
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 4 (66.67%) MCITP
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 4 (66.67%) UNIX
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
2 4 (66.67%) CCDP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Herefordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Herefordshire 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 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) NAS
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 4 (66.67%) Process Management
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (66.67%) Network Management
1 4 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
2 4 (66.67%) CCDP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft