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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
South West / Somerset
Rank 38 37 44
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.40% 0.65% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.75% 2.56% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £225 £461 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.21% +59.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £16.92 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-4.90% +7.29%

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
57 78 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 22.71% 25.41% 28.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 43 46
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £323 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £465 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 14
Median hourly rate £40.00 £51.44 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.23% +41.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.25 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath +2 1 £225 -56.09% 1
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Server Building
1 1 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco