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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank - 33 22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 4.78% 10.94%
As % of the Qualifications category - 9.66% 30.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 5
Average daily rate
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- £160 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -15.49%
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
101 145 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 29.79% 49.49% 35.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 98 26
Average daily rate £413 £375 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.13% +28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £727 £475 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Average hourly rate £38.25 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+155.00% -
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 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 27 March 2015. 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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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 - - - -
Street - - - -
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Novell
2 1 (50.00%) MSI
2 1 (50.00%) InstallShield
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MSI
1 1 (50.00%) InstallShield
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Packager
1 1 (50.00%) PC Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Novell
2 1 (50.00%) VMware