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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 26 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.77% 0.97% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.30% 3.85% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £290 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +3.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +0.95%
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
43 78 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 19.03% 25.16% 39.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 52 112
Median daily rate £350 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.43% +22.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

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 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Taunton +17 2 - -
Bath - 2 £290 -
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) MCSA
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) MCP
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) NetApp
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) MCITP
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Software Deployment
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure

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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) OLAP
1 1 (14.29%) OLTP
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) tSQLt
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Development DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Software Deployment
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 3 (42.86%) MCP
2 3 (42.86%) MCSA
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (28.57%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) MCDST
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) NetApp