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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 111 123 117
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 33 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.08% 0.75% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.30% 2.54% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 16
Median daily rate £420 £375 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £485 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.00 - £17.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £18.25 £15.81
% change year-on-year
+46.57% +15.41%
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
1000 944 848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.80% 29.50% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 563 547
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 62 35
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +19.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £13.00 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.11% +25.00%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +7 11 £270 -6.08% 4
Dorset -1 6 £135 -64.00% 5
Wiltshire -7 6 £600 +71.42% 4
Somerset +19 4 £290 -31.76% 4
Gloucestershire -5 2 £519 +25.00% 3
Cornwall - 2 - - 1
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England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 42 (67.74%) Windows
2 40 (64.52%) Microsoft
3 33 (53.23%) MCSE
4 28 (45.16%) Security Cleared
5 24 (38.71%) ITIL
5 24 (38.71%) Active Directory
6 22 (35.48%) Citrix
7 21 (33.87%) MCSA
8 20 (32.26%) VMware
9 19 (30.65%) Windows Server
10 17 (27.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (27.42%) Windows 7
11 14 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (22.58%) SCCM
11 14 (22.58%) Migration
11 14 (22.58%) XML
11 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
12 13 (20.97%) MCSD
12 13 (20.97%) SAN
12 13 (20.97%) PowerShell
12 13 (20.97%) Hyper-V
13 12 (19.35%) MCP
14 11 (17.74%) SharePoint
14 11 (17.74%) MS Exchange
15 10 (16.13%) WAN
15 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
15 10 (16.13%) Virtual Environments
15 10 (16.13%) Private Cloud
16 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (14.52%) DV Cleared

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 11 (17.74%) MS Exchange
1 11 (17.74%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (6.45%) IIS
3 4 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (6.45%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.23%) CMS
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
1 9 (14.52%) MS Office
2 5 (8.06%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Office 365
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.97%) SAN
2 10 (16.13%) WAN
3 8 (12.90%) LAN
4 7 (11.29%) Firewall
4 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
5 6 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (8.06%) DHCP
6 5 (8.06%) DNS
6 5 (8.06%) MPLS
7 2 (3.23%) ADSL
7 2 (3.23%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.23%) PABX
7 2 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.61%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.61%) Internet
8 1 (1.61%) Network Security
8 1 (1.61%) Skype
8 1 (1.61%) VLAN
8 1 (1.61%) VoIP
8 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.61%) OLAP
4 1 (1.61%) OLTP
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.61%) tSQLt
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Law
2 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.61%) Electronics
3 1 (1.61%) Local Government
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Military
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Analyst
1 11 (17.74%) Architect
2 8 (12.90%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (11.29%) Consultant
3 7 (11.29%) Desktop Support
3 7 (11.29%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.45%) Administrator
6 4 (6.45%) SharePoint Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.84%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Support Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) XML
2 9 (14.52%) Web Services
3 8 (12.90%) REST
3 8 (12.90%) WSDL
3 8 (12.90%) XSD
4 7 (11.29%) .NET
5 6 (9.68%) CSS
5 6 (9.68%) HTML
6 5 (8.06%) 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 6 (9.68%) Blackberry
3 5 (8.06%) NHS
4 4 (6.45%) Driving Licence
5 3 (4.84%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.84%) Clustering
6 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
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%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (67.74%) Windows
2 19 (30.65%) Windows Server
3 17 (27.42%) Windows 7
3 17 (27.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (9.68%) Linux
6 5 (8.06%) Android
6 5 (8.06%) Unix
6 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
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 24 (38.71%) ITIL
2 14 (22.58%) Migration
3 10 (16.13%) Virtual Environments
4 8 (12.90%) SOA
5 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (11.29%) MODAF
5 7 (11.29%) TOGAF
5 7 (11.29%) Zachman Framework
6 6 (9.68%) Problem Management
7 5 (8.06%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (8.06%) Security Auditing
7 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.06%) Workflow
8 4 (6.45%) Patch Management
8 4 (6.45%) Service Design
8 4 (6.45%) Time Management
9 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.84%) Data Protection
9 3 (4.84%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.84%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.97%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.90%) SQL
3 6 (9.68%) C#
3 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.68%) VBScript
4 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.23%) VB
5 1 (1.61%) C
5 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (53.23%) MCSE
2 28 (45.16%) Security Cleared
3 21 (33.87%) MCSA
4 13 (20.97%) MCSD
5 12 (19.35%) MCP
6 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
7 9 (14.52%) DV Cleared
8 8 (12.90%) MCDST
8 8 (12.90%) MCTS
9 7 (11.29%) MCITP
10 5 (8.06%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (8.06%) MCAD
11 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (4.84%) A+ Certification
12 3 (4.84%) CCNA
12 3 (4.84%) CISSP
13 2 (3.23%) CCA
13 2 (3.23%) CCNP
13 2 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) HL7
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (20.97%) Hyper-V
4 8 (12.90%) Docker
4 8 (12.90%) Xen
5 6 (9.68%) XenApp
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%) Firmware
8 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (22.58%) SCCM
2 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (3.23%) SCDPM
4 2 (3.23%) SCOM
4 2 (3.23%) SCOrch
4 2 (3.23%) SCSM
4 2 (3.23%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.23%) WSUS
5 1 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 40 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 22 (35.48%) Citrix
3 20 (32.26%) VMware
4 7 (11.29%) Cisco
5 3 (4.84%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.84%) Dell
5 3 (4.84%) NetApp
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%) Juniper
6 2 (3.23%) LANDesk
6 2 (3.23%) Mitel
6 2 (3.23%) OpenText
6 2 (3.23%) WatchGuard
7 1 (1.61%) NETGEAR
7 1 (1.61%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.61%) SonicWALL
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