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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 118 128 119
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 25 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.86% 0.78% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.99% 2.62% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 19
Median daily rate £260 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.27% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £162 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £503 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £31.00 £14.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.42% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £14.00 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £14.00 £19.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.92 £15.82
% change year-on-year
+50.88% +6.93%
Microsoft Certification
England

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
837 994 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.85% 29.69% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 607 586
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £351
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 66 32
Median hourly rate £36.50 £41.24 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.49% +17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £12.00 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
Bristol 0 11 £239 -0.10% 2
Wiltshire +4 5 £285 -18.57% 5
Somerset +12 3 £290 -22.66% 2
Cornwall - 2 - - 2
Devon +8 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire +6 1 £400 +23.07% 3
Dorset -5 1 - - 3
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 South West region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 47 (75.81%) Windows
2 42 (67.74%) Microsoft
3 33 (53.23%) MCSE
4 28 (45.16%) Active Directory
5 25 (40.32%) Citrix
5 25 (40.32%) ITIL
6 24 (38.71%) MCSA
6 24 (38.71%) Security Cleared
7 23 (37.10%) Windows 7
7 23 (37.10%) Windows Server
8 21 (33.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (30.65%) VMware
10 16 (25.81%) Migration
11 15 (24.19%) Hyper-V
12 14 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (22.58%) MCP
13 13 (20.97%) XML
13 13 (20.97%) SCCM
14 12 (19.35%) MCSD
14 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
14 12 (19.35%) MS Exchange
14 12 (19.35%) SAN
15 11 (17.74%) SharePoint
15 11 (17.74%) MS Office
15 11 (17.74%) PowerShell
16 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
16 10 (16.13%) Private Cloud
16 10 (16.13%) Virtual Environments
17 9 (14.52%) Web Services

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 12 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 11 (17.74%) SharePoint
3 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (8.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (8.06%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (6.45%) IIS
6 4 (6.45%) Skype for Business
7 2 (3.23%) CMS
7 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (3.23%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (17.74%) MS Office
2 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.23%) Office 365
2 1 (1.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.35%) SAN
2 9 (14.52%) DHCP
3 8 (12.90%) DNS
3 8 (12.90%) LAN
3 8 (12.90%) WAN
4 7 (11.29%) Firewall
4 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
5 5 (8.06%) NetScaler
6 4 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (4.84%) Internet
7 3 (4.84%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.23%) ADSL
8 2 (3.23%) MPLS
8 2 (3.23%) VLAN
9 1 (1.61%) Network Security
9 1 (1.61%) VPN
9 1 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.61%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.61%) OLAP
4 1 (1.61%) OLTP
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.61%) tSQLt
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.23%) Law
3 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.61%) Electronics
4 1 (1.61%) Local Government
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Military
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Architect
2 10 (16.13%) Analyst
2 10 (16.13%) Support Engineer
3 8 (12.90%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Consultant
5 6 (9.68%) Desktop Support
5 6 (9.68%) Service Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.45%) Administrator
7 4 (6.45%) Developer
7 4 (6.45%) SharePoint Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.84%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Support Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.97%) XML
2 9 (14.52%) Web Services
3 8 (12.90%) REST
3 8 (12.90%) WSDL
3 8 (12.90%) XSD
4 6 (9.68%) .NET
5 5 (8.06%) CSS
5 5 (8.06%) HTML
6 4 (6.45%) jQuery
7 2 (3.23%) Middleware
8 1 (1.61%) Ajax
8 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.61%) SOAP
8 1 (1.61%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Private Cloud
2 8 (12.90%) Blackberry
3 5 (8.06%) NHS
4 4 (6.45%) Driving Licence
5 3 (4.84%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.23%) Clustering
6 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.23%) PKI
6 2 (3.23%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.61%) CESG
7 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.61%) Replication
7 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 47 (75.81%) Windows
2 23 (37.10%) Windows 7
2 23 (37.10%) Windows Server
3 21 (33.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.06%) Linux
5 5 (8.06%) Unix
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.45%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.84%) Android
8 2 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.61%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.32%) ITIL
2 16 (25.81%) Migration
3 10 (16.13%) Virtual Environments
4 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (12.90%) SOA
5 7 (11.29%) MODAF
5 7 (11.29%) TOGAF
5 7 (11.29%) Zachman Framework
6 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.45%) Security Auditing
7 4 (6.45%) Workflow
8 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.84%) Data Protection
8 3 (4.84%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.84%) ITIL V3
8 3 (4.84%) Patch Management
8 3 (4.84%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.84%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.84%) Service Management
9 2 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.29%) SQL
3 5 (8.06%) C#
3 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.06%) VBScript
4 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.23%) VB
5 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (53.23%) MCSE
2 24 (38.71%) MCSA
2 24 (38.71%) Security Cleared
3 14 (22.58%) MCP
4 12 (19.35%) MCSD
5 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
6 8 (12.90%) MCDST
7 7 (11.29%) DV Cleared
7 7 (11.29%) MCITP
8 6 (9.68%) MCTS
9 5 (8.06%) CCA
9 5 (8.06%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (8.06%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (6.45%) CCNA
10 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (6.45%) MCAD
11 3 (4.84%) A+ Certification
12 2 (3.23%) CISSP
12 2 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (3.23%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) HL7
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 15 (24.19%) Hyper-V
3 14 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (14.52%) XenApp
5 8 (12.90%) Docker
5 8 (12.90%) Xen
6 3 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.84%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.23%) DFS Replication
7 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (20.97%) SCCM
2 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (4.84%) SCDPM
5 2 (3.23%) SCOM
5 2 (3.23%) SCOrch
5 2 (3.23%) SCSM
5 2 (3.23%) SCVMM
5 2 (3.23%) WSUS
6 1 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 42 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 25 (40.32%) Citrix
3 19 (30.65%) VMware
4 5 (8.06%) Cisco
5 3 (4.84%) Dell KACE
5 3 (4.84%) Remedy
6 2 (3.23%) Apple
6 2 (3.23%) AppSense
6 2 (3.23%) BMC
6 2 (3.23%) CA
6 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.23%) Dell
6 2 (3.23%) Juniper
6 2 (3.23%) LANDesk
6 2 (3.23%) Lotus
6 2 (3.23%) Mitel
6 2 (3.23%) NetApp
6 2 (3.23%) OpenText
6 2 (3.23%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.23%) WatchGuard