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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 41 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.74% 6.76% 5.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.92% 24.59% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £339 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +88.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.82 £17.42 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.18% +12.40%
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
153 61 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 44.48% 27.48% 33.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 28 33
Average daily rate £400 £339 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.83% +6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £475 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.48% +9.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.35 £19.50 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 21 August 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 -25 5 £325 -4.25% 2
Bath 0 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 27 (96.43%) Windows
2 24 (85.71%) MCP
2 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 23 (82.14%) ITIL
4 19 (67.86%) SLA
4 19 (67.86%) Service Management
5 17 (60.71%) VMware
5 17 (60.71%) Windows 7
6 16 (57.14%) Service Delivery
6 16 (57.14%) ITSM
6 16 (57.14%) Front Office
6 16 (57.14%) Back Office
6 16 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (57.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 15 (53.57%) Statistics
8 14 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
8 14 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
9 13 (46.43%) Management Information System
10 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
11 11 (39.29%) Workflow
12 10 (35.71%) Citrix
12 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
13 8 (28.57%) MCSE
14 6 (21.43%) MCSA
14 6 (21.43%) Cisco
14 6 (21.43%) Avaya
14 6 (21.43%) Change Management
14 6 (21.43%) Firewall
14 6 (21.43%) Wireless

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) Firewall
1 6 (21.43%) Wireless
1 6 (21.43%) NetScaler
2 4 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (3.57%) Internet
3 1 (3.57%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MSI
General
1 16 (57.14%) Front Office
1 16 (57.14%) Back Office
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 13 (46.43%) Network Support
3 11 (39.29%) Network Engineer
4 10 (35.71%) Network Support Engineer
5 7 (25.00%) Lead Network Engineer
6 5 (17.86%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (10.71%) Service Manager
9 2 (7.14%) Services Delivery Manager
9 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (7.14%) Support Technician
9 2 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
10 1 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
10 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Manager
10 1 (3.57%) Contracts Manager
10 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support
10 1 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
10 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 15 (53.57%) Statistics
2 13 (46.43%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (96.43%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.29%) UNIX
5 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) ITIL
2 19 (67.86%) Service Management
3 16 (57.14%) Service Delivery
3 16 (57.14%) ITSM
4 14 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
4 14 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (39.29%) Workflow
6 6 (21.43%) Change Management
7 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 24 (85.71%) MCP
2 16 (57.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
5 8 (28.57%) MCSE
6 6 (21.43%) MCSA
7 4 (14.29%) MCITP
8 3 (10.71%) CCNA
8 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (67.86%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 17 (60.71%) VMware
3 10 (35.71%) Citrix
4 6 (21.43%) Avaya
4 6 (21.43%) Mitel
4 6 (21.43%) Cisco
5 3 (10.71%) Oracle
5 3 (10.71%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) Nortel
6 1 (3.57%) Altiris