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 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 117 113 71
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -42
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 25 21 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.80% 0.73% 2.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 2.41% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 19
Average daily rate
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£375 £323 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £256 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £325 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £306
% change year-on-year
+8.80% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -7.95%
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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
873 873 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.04% 30.26% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 568 332
Average daily rate £388 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 48 28
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £16.50 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Wiltshire - 6 £375 - 4
Dorset +4 4 £375 - 5
Gloucestershire +1 4 £415 +31.74% 4
Bristol 0 4 £288 -10.15% 6
Devon -5 4 £550 +120.00% 1
Somerset -3 1 £425 +30.76% 1
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 42 (91.30%) Microsoft
2 28 (60.87%) MCSE
3 25 (54.35%) Windows
4 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
5 19 (41.30%) MS Excel
6 17 (36.96%) MCSA
7 16 (34.78%) SharePoint
8 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
9 14 (30.43%) VMware
10 13 (28.26%) SCCM
11 11 (23.91%) SCOM
11 11 (23.91%) SQL
12 10 (21.74%) Citrix
12 10 (21.74%) Clustering
13 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (19.57%) Retail
13 9 (19.57%) Cisco
13 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (19.57%) MCITP
14 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
15 7 (15.22%) ITIL
15 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
15 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (15.22%) Lync
16 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (13.04%) Windows XP
16 6 (13.04%) DNS
17 5 (10.87%) WAN
17 5 (10.87%) DHCP
17 5 (10.87%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (34.78%) SharePoint
2 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
3 7 (15.22%) Lync
4 4 (8.70%) IIS
5 3 (6.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (6.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.17%) Node.js
6 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (41.30%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.70%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) DNS
2 5 (10.87%) LAN
2 5 (10.87%) WAN
2 5 (10.87%) DHCP
3 4 (8.70%) VPN
4 3 (6.52%) Wireless
4 3 (6.52%) MPLS
5 2 (4.35%) DSL
5 2 (4.35%) Firewall
5 2 (4.35%) Ethereal
5 2 (4.35%) Network Security
5 2 (4.35%) tcpdump
5 2 (4.35%) Frame Relay
5 2 (4.35%) SONET
5 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.35%) VoIP
5 2 (4.35%) ATM
5 2 (4.35%) ISDN
5 2 (4.35%) SSL
5 2 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.35%) MySQL
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.35%) OLAP
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.35%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Ant
2 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.17%) MSI
3 1 (2.17%) AdminStudio
General
1 9 (19.57%) Retail
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Analyst
2 9 (19.57%) Developer
3 5 (10.87%) Consultant
4 4 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Wintel Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Designer
5 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Services Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) DBA
6 2 (4.35%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (4.35%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.35%) CSS
2 2 (4.35%) Ajax
2 2 (4.35%) jQuery
2 2 (4.35%) HTML5
2 2 (4.35%) HTML
2 2 (4.35%) CSS3
3 1 (2.17%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.17%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.17%) WCF
3 1 (2.17%) SOAP
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) XML
3 1 (2.17%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Clustering
2 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.17%) EPoS
4 1 (2.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (54.35%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (13.04%) Windows XP
3 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.87%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.70%) Linux
6 2 (4.35%) UNIX
6 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) ITIL
2 5 (10.87%) Service Delivery
3 4 (8.70%) Migration
3 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (6.52%) Patch Management
4 3 (6.52%) MVC
4 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.35%) Open Source
5 2 (4.35%) Six Sigma
5 2 (4.35%) BPR
5 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.35%) ETL
5 2 (4.35%) Scrum
5 2 (4.35%) Web Design
5 2 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (2.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) C#
3 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (60.87%) MCSE
2 17 (36.96%) MCSA
3 9 (19.57%) MCITP
4 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
5 5 (10.87%) MCTS
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (8.70%) MCP
6 4 (8.70%) CCNA
6 4 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (8.70%) Degree
6 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.52%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.35%) MCSD
8 2 (4.35%) MCDBA
8 2 (4.35%) CCNP
8 2 (4.35%) MCDST
9 1 (2.17%) CHFI
9 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.17%) ECDL
9 1 (2.17%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.17%) QA
1 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.70%) vSphere
5 3 (6.52%) Firmware
6 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.17%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.17%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (28.26%) SCCM
2 11 (23.91%) SCOM
3 2 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.17%) WSUS
4 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.17%) MOM
Vendors
1 42 (91.30%) Microsoft
2 14 (30.43%) VMware
3 10 (21.74%) Citrix
4 9 (19.57%) Cisco
5 3 (6.52%) Juniper
5 3 (6.52%) HP
5 3 (6.52%) Oracle
6 2 (4.35%) McAfee
6 2 (4.35%) TOWER Software
6 2 (4.35%) Avaya
6 2 (4.35%) NetQoS
6 2 (4.35%) Red Gate
6 2 (4.35%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.17%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.17%) Polycom
7 1 (2.17%) Tableau
7 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.17%) Cognos
7 1 (2.17%) Dell
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