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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 107 120 95
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 26 20 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.89% 0.64% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.76% 2.26% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 29
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £214 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £413 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.46 - £14.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 - £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.29 - £14.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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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
941 884 1026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.13% 28.25% 31.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 509 593
Average daily rate £375 £423 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.24% +20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 36 52
Average hourly rate £42.00 £38.13 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% +8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £14.58 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Dorset -7 6 £278 -17.16% 4
Bristol +2 4 £388 +6.89% 3
Wiltshire -1 4 £363 -3.33% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £278 - 2
Devon +5 2 - - 2
Cornwall - 2 £215 - 1
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 44 (74.58%) Microsoft
2 37 (62.71%) Windows
3 35 (59.32%) Active Directory
4 27 (45.76%) ITIL
5 25 (42.37%) MCSE
6 23 (38.98%) PowerShell
7 20 (33.90%) VMware
8 19 (32.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (30.51%) MS Exchange
10 17 (28.81%) Migration
10 17 (28.81%) Security Cleared
11 15 (25.42%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (23.73%) Windows Server
13 13 (22.03%) MCSA
13 13 (22.03%) .NET
14 12 (20.34%) DHCP
14 12 (20.34%) SharePoint
14 12 (20.34%) DNS
14 12 (20.34%) Citrix
14 12 (20.34%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (18.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (18.64%) SCCM
15 11 (18.64%) SQL
15 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
15 11 (18.64%) C#
15 11 (18.64%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (18.64%) Data Centre

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 18 (30.51%) MS Exchange
2 15 (25.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (20.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (20.34%) SharePoint
4 10 (16.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (10.17%) IIS
7 5 (8.47%) IBM Domino
7 5 (8.47%) IBM Notes
8 4 (6.78%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (5.08%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (1.69%) CMS
10 1 (1.69%) JBoss
10 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
10 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) InfoPath
1 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
1 7 (11.86%) MS Office
2 5 (8.47%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.34%) DHCP
1 12 (20.34%) DNS
2 10 (16.95%) TCP/IP
3 7 (11.86%) LAN
3 7 (11.86%) WAN
4 6 (10.17%) Internet
5 5 (8.47%) SAN
6 3 (5.08%) Firewall
6 3 (5.08%) MPLS
6 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (3.39%) PABX
7 2 (3.39%) VLAN
7 2 (3.39%) VoIP
8 1 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.69%) HTTP
8 1 (1.69%) Network Security
8 1 (1.69%) NX-OS
8 1 (1.69%) Skype
8 1 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 5 (8.47%) Billing
2 3 (5.08%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Military
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Law
4 1 (1.69%) Local Government
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Support Engineer
2 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) Developer
4 6 (10.17%) Consultant
4 6 (10.17%) Desktop Support
5 5 (8.47%) Administrator
5 5 (8.47%) Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) IT Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Deskside Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Deskside Support
6 4 (6.78%) Deskside Support Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) SharePoint Administrator
6 4 (6.78%) SharePoint Consultant
6 4 (6.78%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) .NET
2 10 (16.95%) XML
3 8 (13.56%) CSS
3 8 (13.56%) HTML
4 7 (11.86%) jQuery
5 4 (6.78%) WCF
6 3 (5.08%) SOAP
6 3 (5.08%) Web Services
7 1 (1.69%) Ajax
7 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.69%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Data Centre
2 10 (16.95%) Blackberry
3 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.08%) Clustering
5 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.39%) EqualLogic
5 2 (3.39%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.39%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.69%) CESG
6 1 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.69%) iPad
6 1 (1.69%) iPhone
6 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (62.71%) Windows
2 19 (32.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (23.73%) Windows Server
5 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (16.95%) Windows 7
7 8 (13.56%) Windows XP
8 6 (10.17%) Linux
9 5 (8.47%) Apple iOS
9 5 (8.47%) Windows 2000
9 5 (8.47%) Windows Vista
10 2 (3.39%) Android
10 2 (3.39%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (3.39%) Unix
11 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.76%) ITIL
2 17 (28.81%) Migration
3 11 (18.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (15.25%) Service Delivery
5 8 (13.56%) Service Management
6 7 (11.86%) Security Auditing
6 7 (11.86%) Workflow
7 6 (10.17%) Incident Management
8 5 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (8.47%) Scrum
9 4 (6.78%) Patch Management
9 4 (6.78%) Problem Management
9 4 (6.78%) TDD
10 3 (5.08%) Change Management
10 3 (5.08%) ITIL V3
10 3 (5.08%) Time Management
11 2 (3.39%) CRM
11 2 (3.39%) Information Management
11 2 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (3.39%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) PowerShell
2 11 (18.64%) C#
2 11 (18.64%) SQL
3 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
3 8 (13.56%) VBScript
4 6 (10.17%) Java
5 2 (3.39%) VB
6 1 (1.69%) C
6 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (42.37%) MCSE
2 17 (28.81%) Security Cleared
3 13 (22.03%) MCSA
4 11 (18.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (16.95%) MCITP
5 10 (16.95%) MCTS
6 9 (15.25%) DV Cleared
7 7 (11.86%) MCAD
7 7 (11.86%) MCSD
8 5 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (8.47%) MCP
9 4 (6.78%) CISSP
9 4 (6.78%) MCDST
10 3 (5.08%) CCNA
11 2 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (3.39%) CCNP
11 2 (3.39%) HND
11 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.69%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) SLA
2 2 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.69%) JSP 440
System Software
1 35 (59.32%) Active Directory
2 14 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (15.25%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (15.25%) vSphere
4 8 (13.56%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.08%) XenApp
6 1 (1.69%) Firmware
6 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) SCCM
2 5 (8.47%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (6.78%) WSUS
4 1 (1.69%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.69%) Nessus
4 1 (1.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (74.58%) Microsoft
2 20 (33.90%) VMware
3 12 (20.34%) Citrix
4 10 (16.95%) NetApp
5 8 (13.56%) Dell
6 7 (11.86%) Apple
6 7 (11.86%) Sophos
7 6 (10.17%) Cisco
8 5 (8.47%) Adobe
8 5 (8.47%) Lotus
8 5 (8.47%) Symantec
9 4 (6.78%) HP
10 3 (5.08%) CheckPoint
10 3 (5.08%) Oracle
10 3 (5.08%) Remedy
11 2 (3.39%) AppSense
11 2 (3.39%) BMC
11 2 (3.39%) CA
11 2 (3.39%) Forcepoint
11 2 (3.39%) Juniper
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