The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 118 111 73
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -38
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 26 25 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.81% 0.81% 1.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.78% 2.82% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £320 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +62.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £256 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £405 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £17.75 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £17.29
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -8.18%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
934 886 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.19% 28.88% 29.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 566 352
Average daily rate £393 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 44
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.88 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South West region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South West region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Devon +3 5 £463 +85.00% 1
Wiltshire +1 5 £350 +30.84% 2
Bristol -2 5 £288 -9.09% 6
Dorset +2 4 £375 - 5
Gloucestershire -1 4 £415 +3.75% 3
Somerset -1 3 £375 +15.38%
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 40 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 27 (58.70%) MCSE
3 22 (47.83%) Windows
3 22 (47.83%) Active Directory
4 20 (43.48%) MS Excel
5 18 (39.13%) MCSA
6 14 (30.43%) VMware
7 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
7 13 (28.26%) SharePoint
7 13 (28.26%) SCCM
8 11 (23.91%) Clustering
8 11 (23.91%) SCOM
9 9 (19.57%) Retail
9 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (19.57%) Citrix
9 9 (19.57%) SQL
10 8 (17.39%) ITIL
10 8 (17.39%) Cisco
10 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
10 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
10 8 (17.39%) Lync
11 7 (15.22%) MCITP
11 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (13.04%) C#
12 6 (13.04%) .NET
12 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
13 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
13 5 (10.87%) Degree

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 13 (28.26%) SharePoint
2 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 8 (17.39%) Lync
3 3 (6.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (6.52%) IIS
3 3 (6.52%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.17%) Node.js
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (43.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) LAN
1 4 (8.70%) WAN
1 4 (8.70%) VPN
1 4 (8.70%) DNS
1 4 (8.70%) SAN
2 3 (6.52%) SONET
2 3 (6.52%) MPLS
2 3 (6.52%) DSL
2 3 (6.52%) Wireless
2 3 (6.52%) Frame Relay
2 3 (6.52%) Ethereal
2 3 (6.52%) Network Security
2 3 (6.52%) SSL
2 3 (6.52%) DHCP
2 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.52%) ATM
2 3 (6.52%) ISDN
2 3 (6.52%) tcpdump
3 2 (4.35%) Unified Communications
3 2 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) DB2
4 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Ant
2 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.17%) MSI
2 1 (2.17%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (19.57%) Retail
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Developer
2 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Consultant
4 4 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Wintel Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Designer
5 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Services Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (6.52%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (4.35%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Technical Designer
7 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (2.17%) Information Security Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) SOAP
2 3 (6.52%) Web Services
2 3 (6.52%) XML
2 3 (6.52%) WCF
3 1 (2.17%) jQuery
3 1 (2.17%) HTML5
3 1 (2.17%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.17%) CSS3
3 1 (2.17%) MSMQ
3 1 (2.17%) Ajax
3 1 (2.17%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.17%) CSS
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Clustering
2 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Replication
4 1 (2.17%) EPoS
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.17%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (47.83%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.87%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.52%) Linux
7 2 (4.35%) UNIX
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) ITIL
2 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.87%) Scrum
3 5 (10.87%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.70%) Migration
4 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (6.52%) Patch Management
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.52%) TDD
5 3 (6.52%) Open Source
6 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.35%) MVC
6 2 (4.35%) Six Sigma
6 2 (4.35%) BPR
6 2 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) C#
3 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (58.70%) MCSE
2 18 (39.13%) MCSA
3 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 7 (15.22%) MCITP
5 5 (10.87%) Degree
5 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.70%) MCTS
7 3 (6.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (6.52%) DV Cleared
7 3 (6.52%) CCNP
7 3 (6.52%) CCNA
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (6.52%) MCP
8 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.17%) MCDST
9 1 (2.17%) MCSD
9 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.17%) CISA
9 1 (2.17%) CISM
9 1 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.17%) QA
1 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.70%) vSphere
4 3 (6.52%) Firmware
5 1 (2.17%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.17%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (28.26%) SCCM
2 11 (23.91%) SCOM
3 2 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.17%) WSUS
4 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.17%) MOM
Vendors
1 40 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 14 (30.43%) VMware
3 9 (19.57%) Citrix
4 8 (17.39%) Cisco
5 3 (6.52%) HP
5 3 (6.52%) Juniper
5 3 (6.52%) NetQoS
6 2 (4.35%) TOWER Software
6 2 (4.35%) LANDesk
6 2 (4.35%) Dell
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle
7 1 (2.17%) Cognos
7 1 (2.17%) IBM
7 1 (2.17%) EMC
7 1 (2.17%) Tableau
7 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow
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