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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 118 94 68
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 22 51 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.70% 1.58% 2.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% 4.95% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 29 24
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£353 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £403 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £313 £295
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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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
889 1030 671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.29% 31.92% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 593 365
Average daily rate £405 £350 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 53 42
Average hourly rate £38.00 £33.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
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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
Dorset +6 10 £278 - 10
Wiltshire +11 4 £365 -11.51% 10
Bristol +4 2 £363 +262.50% 7
Devon -6 1 - - 1
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 48 (82.76%) Microsoft
2 39 (67.24%) MCSE
3 37 (63.79%) Windows
4 23 (39.66%) Active Directory
5 20 (34.48%) SQL
6 18 (31.03%) Cisco
7 16 (27.59%) SharePoint
8 14 (24.14%) MS Exchange
8 14 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (24.14%) VMware
8 14 (24.14%) Security Cleared
9 13 (22.41%) MS Excel
9 13 (22.41%) MCSA
10 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
10 12 (20.69%) VoIP
10 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (20.69%) Windows 7
11 10 (17.24%) Firewall
11 10 (17.24%) Citrix
12 9 (15.52%) Windows XP
12 9 (15.52%) Blackberry
12 9 (15.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (13.79%) XenApp
13 8 (13.79%) SCCM
13 8 (13.79%) MCITP
13 8 (13.79%) CCNA
14 7 (12.07%) LAN
14 7 (12.07%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 16 (27.59%) SharePoint
2 14 (24.14%) MS Exchange
3 9 (15.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (8.62%) IIS
4 5 (8.62%) Lync
5 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.72%) CMS
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.72%) Node.js
6 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (22.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.69%) VoIP
2 10 (17.24%) Firewall
3 7 (12.07%) LAN
3 7 (12.07%) DNS
3 7 (12.07%) WAN
3 7 (12.07%) Internet
4 6 (10.34%) DHCP
5 5 (8.62%) WLAN
5 5 (8.62%) VPN
5 5 (8.62%) MPLS
5 5 (8.62%) Wireless
5 5 (8.62%) VLAN
5 5 (8.62%) IP Telephony
6 4 (6.90%) SAN
7 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.72%) NAS
8 1 (1.72%) Network Security
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.90%) OLAP Cube
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle OLAP
3 4 (6.90%) OLAP
3 4 (6.90%) MySQL
3 4 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) MSI
2 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.72%) Ant
3 1 (1.72%) WinRunner
3 1 (1.72%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.72%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.72%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.72%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.62%) Retail
3 3 (5.17%) Military
4 1 (1.72%) Law
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) Analyst
2 7 (12.07%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) Developer
4 4 (6.90%) SQL DBA
4 4 (6.90%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (6.90%) DBA
5 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Consultant
5 3 (5.17%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Technical Services Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Wintel Consultant
6 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.45%) Administrator
6 2 (3.45%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Applications Packager
6 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (1.72%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) Application Packaging
2 4 (6.90%) JSP
2 4 (6.90%) .NET
3 2 (3.45%) Ajax
3 2 (3.45%) jQuery
3 2 (3.45%) CSS3
3 2 (3.45%) HTML5
3 2 (3.45%) HTML
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.45%) CSS
4 1 (1.72%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.72%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Blackberry
2 6 (10.34%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (10.34%) Clustering
3 4 (6.90%) Open Source
3 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.17%) Handset
5 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.72%) EPoS
6 1 (1.72%) NHS
6 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.72%) Kindle
6 1 (1.72%) PDA
6 1 (1.72%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 37 (63.79%) Windows
2 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (20.69%) Windows 7
3 9 (15.52%) Windows XP
3 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.90%) Linux
5 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.72%) UNIX
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.72%) AIX
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.72%) Android
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.34%) Service Delivery
2 4 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (6.90%) ETL
2 4 (6.90%) ITIL
3 3 (5.17%) MVC
3 3 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.45%) Information Security
4 2 (3.45%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.45%) Software Testing
4 2 (3.45%) Network Design
4 2 (3.45%) Software Deployment
4 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (3.45%) Network Management
4 2 (3.45%) Web Design
4 2 (3.45%) Migration
4 2 (3.45%) Project Management
4 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
5 1 (1.72%) ERP
5 1 (1.72%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 20 (34.48%) SQL
2 4 (6.90%) C#
3 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.45%) VBScript
3 2 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (67.24%) MCSE
2 14 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (24.14%) Security Cleared
3 13 (22.41%) MCSA
4 8 (13.79%) MCITP
4 8 (13.79%) CCNA
5 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
6 5 (8.62%) MCP
6 5 (8.62%) DV Cleared
7 4 (6.90%) MCDBA
8 3 (5.17%) Degree
8 3 (5.17%) MCDST
8 3 (5.17%) MCTS
9 2 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (3.45%) MCSD
10 1 (1.72%) MCT
10 1 (1.72%) CCA
10 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.72%) CISSP
10 1 (1.72%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) JSP 440
1 6 (10.34%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (39.66%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.79%) XenApp
3 7 (12.07%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (12.07%) Hyper-V
4 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (6.90%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.17%) ISA Server
7 2 (3.45%) vSphere
8 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.72%) XenServer
8 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.72%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) SCCM
2 7 (12.07%) SCOM
3 2 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.72%) MOM
4 1 (1.72%) Netcool
4 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (82.76%) Microsoft
2 18 (31.03%) Cisco
3 14 (24.14%) VMware
4 10 (17.24%) Citrix
5 7 (12.07%) McAfee
6 6 (10.34%) SonicWALL
6 6 (10.34%) Avaya
6 6 (10.34%) Juniper
6 6 (10.34%) Oracle
7 5 (8.62%) Novell
7 5 (8.62%) Polycom
8 4 (6.90%) Red Gate
9 3 (5.17%) LANDesk
10 2 (3.45%) NetApp
10 2 (3.45%) HP
11 1 (1.72%) Dell
11 1 (1.72%) BMC
11 1 (1.72%) Veritas
11 1 (1.72%) Sophos
11 1 (1.72%) OpenText
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