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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 119 129 114
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 22 23 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.81% 0.72% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 2.23% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 24
Median daily rate £320 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £120 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £425 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+13.70% -
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
903 1032 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.33% 32.37% 31.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 652 639
Median daily rate £400 £385 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.57% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 64 73
Median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £17.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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
Wiltshire -1 8 £320 -0.77% 2
Bristol +6 6 £413 +243.75% 8
Devon +9 3 £185 -22.10% 1
Cornwall - 3 £325 -
Somerset +24 2 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 33 (76.74%) Microsoft
2 27 (62.79%) Windows
3 26 (60.47%) MCSE
4 21 (48.84%) ITIL
5 17 (39.53%) Windows Server
6 16 (37.21%) Windows 7
6 16 (37.21%) VMware
7 15 (34.88%) Active Directory
8 14 (32.56%) MCSA
8 14 (32.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (27.91%) MS Excel
10 11 (25.58%) MCITP
11 10 (23.26%) WAN
12 9 (20.93%) DHCP
12 9 (20.93%) LAN
12 9 (20.93%) SharePoint
12 9 (20.93%) Linux
13 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
13 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
13 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (18.60%) SAN
13 8 (18.60%) Cisco
13 8 (18.60%) Service Management
13 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
13 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Analysis 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 9 (20.93%) SharePoint
2 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
3 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (9.30%) IBM Notes
4 4 (9.30%) Skype for Business
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (27.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) WAN
2 9 (20.93%) DHCP
2 9 (20.93%) LAN
3 8 (18.60%) SAN
4 7 (16.28%) DNS
5 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
5 6 (13.95%) VoIP
6 5 (11.63%) NetScaler
7 4 (9.30%) MPLS
7 4 (9.30%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (6.98%) Firewall
8 3 (6.98%) NAS
9 2 (4.65%) ADSL
9 2 (4.65%) Internet
9 2 (4.65%) ISDN
9 2 (4.65%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (4.65%) Skype
9 2 (4.65%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (4.65%) Unified Communications
9 2 (4.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (13.95%) PowerPivot
3 4 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.30%) PerformancePoint
4 2 (4.65%) Power BI
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.33%) OLAP
5 1 (2.33%) OLTP
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.33%) MSTest
2 1 (2.33%) NUnit
2 1 (2.33%) tSQLt
General
1 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.65%) Back Office
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Military
2 2 (4.65%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Support Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Developer
5 4 (9.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Deskside Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Deskside Support
5 4 (9.30%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Service Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Support Technician
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Technician
7 2 (4.65%) Server Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Middleware
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.33%) jQuery
2 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Replication
2 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.98%) CESG
3 3 (6.98%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.65%) Clustering
4 2 (4.65%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.65%) NHS
4 2 (4.65%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.65%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.65%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.33%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 27 (62.79%) Windows
2 17 (39.53%) Windows Server
3 16 (37.21%) Windows 7
4 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (20.93%) Linux
7 4 (9.30%) Unix
7 4 (9.30%) Windows 10
7 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.65%) Android
8 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.65%) Solaris
8 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) ITIL
2 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.60%) Service Management
3 7 (16.28%) PRINCE2
4 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (13.95%) Project Management
5 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
6 4 (9.30%) Workflow
7 3 (6.98%) Data Protection
7 3 (6.98%) ETL
7 3 (6.98%) Migration
8 2 (4.65%) Data Migration
8 2 (4.65%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.65%) Information Security
8 2 (4.65%) ITIL V3
8 2 (4.65%) ITSM
8 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.65%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.30%) C#
2 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.30%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (60.47%) MCSE
2 14 (32.56%) MCSA
3 11 (25.58%) MCITP
4 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
5 7 (16.28%) CCNA
6 5 (11.63%) CCA
6 5 (11.63%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (11.63%) MCP
7 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
7 4 (9.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
8 3 (6.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (4.65%) CCDA
9 2 (4.65%) Degree
9 2 (4.65%) MCDBA
9 2 (4.65%) MCDST
9 2 (4.65%) MCPD
9 2 (4.65%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) JSP 440
1 2 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 15 (34.88%) Active Directory
2 14 (32.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
4 5 (11.63%) XenApp
5 4 (9.30%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.33%) DFS Replication
7 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (4.65%) SCCM
1 2 (4.65%) SCDPM
2 1 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.33%) SCOM
2 1 (2.33%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.33%) SCSM
2 1 (2.33%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (76.74%) Microsoft
2 16 (37.21%) VMware
3 8 (18.60%) Cisco
4 7 (16.28%) Citrix
5 4 (9.30%) Lotus
6 3 (6.98%) Dell KACE
7 2 (4.65%) 3PAR
7 2 (4.65%) HP
7 2 (4.65%) Novell
7 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.65%) Sophos
7 2 (4.65%) Veeam
7 2 (4.65%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.33%) Avaya
8 1 (2.33%) Dell
8 1 (2.33%) NetApp
8 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds