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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / South West
Rank 126 109 111
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 37 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 1.24% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 3.58% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 29 21
Median daily rate £269 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £120 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £402 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.55 £10.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.52% -52.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.31 £10.50 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.78 £10.50 £25.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.88% +16.12%

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
886 1033 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.83% 34.49% 30.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 658 600
Median daily rate £410 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 65 47
Median hourly rate £38.50 £41.80 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +3.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £57.00 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.69 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +84.44%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -3 4 £370 +54.06% 2
Somerset -1 1 £225 -51.21% 2
Gloucestershire -4 1 £269 -32.75%
Wiltshire -11 1 - -
Devon - 1 £185 - 3
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 26 (83.87%) Microsoft
2 18 (58.06%) MCSE
3 17 (54.84%) ITIL
4 15 (48.39%) Windows
5 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
5 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
5 10 (32.26%) VMware
5 10 (32.26%) MCITP
5 10 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
7 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
7 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
8 7 (22.58%) Cisco
8 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
8 7 (22.58%) LAN
8 7 (22.58%) WAN
8 7 (22.58%) Service Management
9 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (19.35%) VoIP
9 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (19.35%) PowerPivot
10 5 (16.13%) SAN
10 5 (16.13%) CCNA
10 5 (16.13%) DHCP
10 5 (16.13%) MCSA
10 5 (16.13%) Linux

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 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) IBM Notes
2 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.23%) IIS
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) LAN
1 7 (22.58%) WAN
2 6 (19.35%) VoIP
3 5 (16.13%) DHCP
3 5 (16.13%) SAN
4 4 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (9.68%) DNS
5 3 (9.68%) Firewall
5 3 (9.68%) MPLS
5 3 (9.68%) NAS
5 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.45%) ISDN
6 2 (6.45%) Skype
6 2 (6.45%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
6 2 (6.45%) VLAN
7 1 (3.23%) Network Security
7 1 (3.23%) PABX
7 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) PowerPivot
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (12.90%) PerformancePoint
3 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.45%) Power BI
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) MSTest
2 1 (3.23%) NUnit
General
1 2 (6.45%) Back Office
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Military
1 2 (6.45%) Retail
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Service Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Deskside Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Deskside Support
5 3 (9.68%) Deskside Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Network Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Support Technician
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Technician
6 2 (6.45%) Server Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.23%) jQuery
1 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Replication
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.45%) CESG
4 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
4 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) NHS
4 2 (6.45%) Smartphone
4 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.23%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
3 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
4 5 (16.13%) Linux
5 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
7 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.45%) Solaris
8 1 (3.23%) Android
8 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) ITIL
2 7 (22.58%) Service Management
3 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.90%) Project Management
5 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
5 4 (12.90%) Workflow
6 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.45%) Capacity Management
7 2 (6.45%) Change Management
7 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
7 2 (6.45%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.45%) ETL
7 2 (6.45%) Information Governance
7 2 (6.45%) Information Security
7 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.45%) ITSM
7 2 (6.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.90%) C#
2 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (58.06%) MCSE
2 10 (32.26%) MCITP
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (16.13%) CCNA
4 5 (16.13%) MCSA
4 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
5 4 (12.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (9.68%) MCDST
6 3 (9.68%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (6.45%) CCDA
7 2 (6.45%) CNA
7 2 (6.45%) CNE
7 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
7 2 (6.45%) MCPD
7 2 (6.45%) MCSD
7 2 (6.45%) Novell Certification
7 2 (6.45%) RHCE
7 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) JSP 440
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
1 10 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.23%) UAG
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 26 (83.87%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) VMware
3 7 (22.58%) Cisco
4 3 (9.68%) HP
4 3 (9.68%) Lotus
5 2 (6.45%) 3PAR
5 2 (6.45%) Novell
5 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.45%) Sophos
5 2 (6.45%) Veeam
6 1 (3.23%) Computacenter
6 1 (3.23%) NetApp
6 1 (3.23%) Remedy