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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 43 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.92% 9.86% 8.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.79% 29.58% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 2
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£344 £319 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £269 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £339 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +11.12%
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
146 71 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 40.00% 33.33% 38.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 38 45
Average daily rate £408 £339 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.04% +2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £229 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £419 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 September 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
Taunton -22 6 £344 +1.26%
Bath -6 1 - - 4
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 20 (86.96%) MCP
3 19 (82.61%) ITIL
4 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
5 17 (73.91%) Service Management
6 16 (69.57%) VMware
7 15 (65.22%) SLA
7 15 (65.22%) Windows 7
8 14 (60.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 14 (60.87%) ITSM
8 14 (60.87%) Front Office
8 14 (60.87%) Back Office
8 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (56.52%) Statistics
9 13 (56.52%) Capacity Planning
10 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
10 12 (52.17%) Service Delivery
10 12 (52.17%) Risk Analysis
10 12 (52.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (52.17%) Management Information System
11 11 (47.83%) Workflow
12 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
13 7 (30.43%) MCSE
14 6 (26.09%) Citrix
15 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
15 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (17.39%) UNIX
15 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
15 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
1 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) Wireless
2 2 (8.70%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.35%) Nortel Meridian
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MSI
General
1 14 (60.87%) Front Office
1 14 (60.87%) Back Office
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Support Engineer
2 12 (52.17%) Network Support
3 10 (43.48%) Network Engineer
4 9 (39.13%) Network Support Engineer
5 7 (30.43%) Lead Network Engineer
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Support Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Support Technician
7 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (4.35%) Service Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
8 1 (4.35%) Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Wintel Support
8 1 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Statistics
2 12 (52.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows 7
3 4 (17.39%) UNIX
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) ITIL
2 17 (73.91%) Service Management
3 14 (60.87%) ITSM
4 13 (56.52%) Capacity Planning
5 12 (52.17%) Risk Analysis
5 12 (52.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (52.17%) Service Delivery
6 11 (47.83%) Workflow
7 3 (13.04%) Change Management
8 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
9 1 (4.35%) Coaching
9 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 20 (86.96%) MCP
2 14 (60.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
4 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
5 7 (30.43%) MCSE
6 4 (17.39%) MCITP
7 2 (8.70%) MCSA
8 1 (4.35%) CCNA
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (65.22%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 16 (69.57%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) Citrix
4 3 (13.04%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) Avaya
5 2 (8.70%) Mitel
6 1 (4.35%) Altiris
6 1 (4.35%) Nortel
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