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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 108 121 106
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 33 20 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.12% 0.64% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.32% 2.32% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 24
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £16.71 - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.06 £18.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+30.05% +19.35%
Microsoft Certification
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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
993 862 964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.64% 27.68% 31.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 512 625
Median daily rate £390 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 48 53
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.52% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.86 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

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 26 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Dorset -3 9 £180 -52.00% 9
Wiltshire -9 7 £550 +46.66% 5
Bristol +12 6 £165 -50.18% 2
Gloucestershire -2 4 £388 -6.62% 9
Somerset +11 2 - - 3
Devon -1 1 - - 3
Cornwall - 1 £215 - 2
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 45 (71.43%) Windows
1 45 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 37 (58.73%) MCSE
3 31 (49.21%) Active Directory
4 28 (44.44%) ITIL
5 24 (38.10%) VMware
5 24 (38.10%) Security Cleared
6 23 (36.51%) MCSA
7 22 (34.92%) Migration
7 22 (34.92%) Windows Server
8 21 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 21 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (31.75%) Citrix
10 19 (30.16%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (28.57%) MS Exchange
11 18 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
12 15 (23.81%) XML
12 15 (23.81%) Windows 7
13 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (22.22%) SCCM
14 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (20.63%) MCSD
15 12 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
16 11 (17.46%) Hyper-V
16 11 (17.46%) SAN
16 11 (17.46%) NetApp
16 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
17 10 (15.87%) DHCP
17 10 (15.87%) DNS

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 18 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 8 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (6.35%) IIS
7 4 (6.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (3.17%) CMS
8 2 (3.17%) Skype for Business
9 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
1 10 (15.87%) MS Office
2 5 (7.94%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.46%) SAN
2 10 (15.87%) DHCP
2 10 (15.87%) DNS
3 6 (9.52%) LAN
3 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 6 (9.52%) WAN
4 4 (6.35%) Firewall
4 4 (6.35%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (4.76%) MPLS
6 2 (3.17%) PABX
7 1 (1.59%) BGP
7 1 (1.59%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.59%) Internet
7 1 (1.59%) Network Security
7 1 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.59%) Skype
7 1 (1.59%) VLAN
7 1 (1.59%) VoIP
7 1 (1.59%) VPN
7 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Law
2 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
3 1 (1.59%) Local Government
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Military
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (15.87%) Analyst
1 10 (15.87%) Architect
2 8 (12.70%) Desktop Support
3 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Consultant
4 6 (9.52%) Developer
4 6 (9.52%) Service Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) IT Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) SharePoint Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.81%) XML
2 10 (15.87%) Web Services
3 8 (12.70%) .NET
3 8 (12.70%) REST
3 8 (12.70%) WSDL
3 8 (12.70%) XSD
4 6 (9.52%) CSS
4 6 (9.52%) HTML
5 5 (7.94%) jQuery
6 2 (3.17%) SOAP
6 2 (3.17%) WCF
7 1 (1.59%) Ajax
7 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 8 (12.70%) Private Cloud
4 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.94%) NHS
5 3 (4.76%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.76%) Clustering
6 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.17%) EqualLogic
6 2 (3.17%) PKI
6 2 (3.17%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (71.43%) Windows
2 22 (34.92%) Windows Server
3 21 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.35%) Linux
8 3 (4.76%) Android
9 2 (3.17%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.59%) Unix
10 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (44.44%) ITIL
2 22 (34.92%) Migration
3 18 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
4 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (12.70%) SOA
6 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (11.11%) MODAF
6 7 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 7 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (7.94%) Patch Management
7 5 (7.94%) Security Auditing
7 5 (7.94%) Workflow
8 4 (6.35%) ITIL V3
8 4 (6.35%) Problem Management
8 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (3.17%) Cybersecurity
10 2 (3.17%) Data Protection
10 2 (3.17%) Service Design
10 2 (3.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.11%) C#
2 7 (11.11%) SQL
3 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.52%) VBScript
4 2 (3.17%) VB
5 1 (1.59%) C
5 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (58.73%) MCSE
2 24 (38.10%) Security Cleared
3 23 (36.51%) MCSA
4 13 (20.63%) MCSD
5 10 (15.87%) MCP
5 10 (15.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (14.29%) MCDST
7 8 (12.70%) DV Cleared
7 8 (12.70%) MCTS
7 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
8 7 (11.11%) MCITP
9 5 (7.94%) MCAD
10 4 (6.35%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (4.76%) CISSP
12 2 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (3.17%) CCNA
12 2 (3.17%) CCNP
12 2 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (1.59%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) HL7
2 3 (4.76%) SLA
3 2 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (49.21%) Active Directory
2 19 (30.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (17.46%) Hyper-V
4 9 (14.29%) vSphere
5 8 (12.70%) Docker
5 8 (12.70%) VMware ESX
5 8 (12.70%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (12.70%) Xen
6 5 (7.94%) XenApp
7 2 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.59%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.59%) Firmware
8 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) SCCM
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (7.94%) WSUS
4 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.59%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.59%) SCOM
6 1 (1.59%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.59%) SCSM
6 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 45 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 24 (38.10%) VMware
3 20 (31.75%) Citrix
4 11 (17.46%) NetApp
5 6 (9.52%) Sophos
6 4 (6.35%) Cisco
6 4 (6.35%) Remedy
7 3 (4.76%) Apple
7 3 (4.76%) BMC
7 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.76%) Dell
8 2 (3.17%) AppSense
8 2 (3.17%) CA
8 2 (3.17%) Forcepoint
8 2 (3.17%) Juniper
8 2 (3.17%) LANDesk
8 2 (3.17%) Mitel
8 2 (3.17%) OpenText
8 2 (3.17%) Oracle
9 1 (1.59%) SonicWALL