The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 42 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.60% 1.44% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.04% 6.98% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£290 £233 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.73% -13.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -19.70%
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 Somerset region.

Qualifications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
98 43 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 29.25% 20.67% 34.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 23 37
Average daily rate £325 £350 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.53 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +23.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £32.44 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £36.62 £39.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
Bath - - - -
Taunton - - - -
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (28.57%) MCITP
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (28.57%) SCOM
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Clustering
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (28.57%) SLA
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) MSI
5 1 (14.29%) InstallShield
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) MCSA
5 1 (14.29%) CCNA
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
1 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MSI
1 1 (14.29%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Server Support
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Packager
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) PC Support
3 1 (14.29%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCITP
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) MCSA
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Mitel
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) Novell