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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 110 114 96
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 34 35 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.14% 1.09% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.37% 3.53% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 16
Average daily rate £350 £375 £196
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +91.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £525 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £10.50 £22.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.27% +57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
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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
1009 991 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.87% 30.74% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 603 418
Average daily rate £375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 53 39
Average hourly rate £41.80 £40.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £48.14 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 12 February 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 12 February 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
Wiltshire -6 13 £363 -3.33% 2
Bristol +5 11 £240 -49.47% 9
Gloucestershire +15 6 £400 -40.98% 6
Dorset +2 2 £125 -43.18% 8
Somerset +2 2 £461 +59.05% 7
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (64.00%) Windows
3 30 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 26 (52.00%) ITIL
5 22 (44.00%) MCSE
5 22 (44.00%) VMware
6 20 (40.00%) PowerShell
6 20 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (36.00%) MS Exchange
7 18 (36.00%) Windows Server
8 15 (30.00%) Migration
8 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (28.00%) Data Centre
9 14 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (28.00%) MCSA
10 13 (26.00%) Security Cleared
11 12 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (22.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (22.00%) .NET
12 11 (22.00%) DHCP
12 11 (22.00%) DNS
13 10 (20.00%) NetApp
13 10 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (18.00%) Blackberry
14 9 (18.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (18.00%) Citrix
14 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
14 9 (18.00%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 (36.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (18.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
7 5 (10.00%) IBM Domino
7 5 (10.00%) IBM Notes
8 4 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (4.00%) IIS
9 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (2.00%) JBoss
10 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (12.00%) MS Office
2 5 (10.00%) Acrobat
3 3 (6.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) DHCP
1 11 (22.00%) DNS
2 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (16.00%) SAN
4 7 (14.00%) LAN
4 7 (14.00%) WAN
5 6 (12.00%) Internet
6 4 (8.00%) MPLS
7 3 (6.00%) VoIP
8 2 (4.00%) BGP
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (4.00%) EIGRP
8 2 (4.00%) PABX
8 2 (4.00%) Unified Communications
8 2 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.00%) AMQP
9 1 (2.00%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (2.00%) HSRP
9 1 (2.00%) NAS
9 1 (2.00%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.00%) Billing
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Military
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (14.00%) Developer
3 6 (12.00%) IT Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Administrator
5 4 (8.00%) Deskside Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Deskside Support
5 4 (8.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Security Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) IT Security Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) SharePoint Administrator
6 3 (6.00%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) .NET
2 6 (12.00%) XML
3 4 (8.00%) CSS
3 4 (8.00%) HTML
3 4 (8.00%) WCF
4 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.00%) jQuery
4 3 (6.00%) SOAP
4 3 (6.00%) Web Services
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.00%) CSS3
5 1 (2.00%) HTML5
5 1 (2.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (18.00%) Blackberry
3 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.00%) Clustering
4 4 (8.00%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.00%) EqualLogic
5 2 (4.00%) Fat Client
5 2 (4.00%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.00%) CESG
6 1 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.00%) iPad
6 1 (2.00%) iPhone
6 1 (2.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (64.00%) Windows
2 20 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (36.00%) Windows Server
3 18 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (16.00%) Windows XP
6 6 (12.00%) Windows 2000
6 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (10.00%) Apple iOS
7 5 (10.00%) Linux
7 5 (10.00%) Windows Vista
8 3 (6.00%) Unix
8 3 (6.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (4.00%) Android
9 2 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) ITIL
2 15 (30.00%) Migration
3 10 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (16.00%) Service Delivery
5 7 (14.00%) Incident Management
5 7 (14.00%) Service Management
6 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.00%) Scrum
7 5 (10.00%) Change Management
7 5 (10.00%) Problem Management
7 5 (10.00%) Time Management
7 5 (10.00%) Workflow
8 4 (8.00%) TDD
9 3 (6.00%) Patch Management
9 3 (6.00%) Security Auditing
10 2 (4.00%) ITIL V3
10 2 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
10 2 (4.00%) Presales
10 2 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (4.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (18.00%) C#
3 8 (16.00%) SQL
4 6 (12.00%) Java
5 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.00%) VBScript
7 1 (2.00%) C
7 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (44.00%) MCSE
2 14 (28.00%) MCSA
3 13 (26.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (22.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (14.00%) MCITP
6 6 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (12.00%) MCTS
7 5 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 5 (10.00%) MCP
8 4 (8.00%) CCNA
8 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (6.00%) Degree
9 3 (6.00%) MCAD
9 3 (6.00%) MCSD
10 2 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (4.00%) CCNP
10 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (4.00%) MCDST
10 2 (4.00%) MCPD
11 1 (2.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) SLA
2 3 (6.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 30 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (18.00%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (18.00%) vSphere
4 8 (16.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (6.00%) XenApp
6 1 (2.00%) Firmware
6 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (8.00%) SCCM
2 4 (8.00%) WSUS
3 3 (6.00%) Nessus
4 1 (2.00%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (44.00%) VMware
3 10 (20.00%) NetApp
4 9 (18.00%) Citrix
5 7 (14.00%) Apple
5 7 (14.00%) Cisco
5 7 (14.00%) Dell
5 7 (14.00%) Sophos
6 5 (10.00%) Adobe
6 5 (10.00%) HP
6 5 (10.00%) Lotus
6 5 (10.00%) Symantec
7 3 (6.00%) 3PAR
7 3 (6.00%) Oracle
8 2 (4.00%) BMC
8 2 (4.00%) Forcepoint
8 2 (4.00%) Nintex
8 2 (4.00%) Remedy
9 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.00%) Intel Security
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