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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 99 70 77
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 43 39 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.30% 1.77% 1.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.29% 6.20% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 24
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £358 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.23 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% +14.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.28 £13.80 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £17.23 £18.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +11.12%
Microsoft Certification
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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
1003 629 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.24% 28.51% 26.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 350 424
Average daily rate £395 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 50 69
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.36 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.58% -40.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £11.45 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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
Gloucestershire 0 18 £405 - 5
Wiltshire -10 7 £251 -22.69% 6
Somerset -25 7 £344 +7.84% 7
Bristol -18 4 £320 -11.72% 9
Dorset -5 2 - - 5
Devon -20 2 £330 - 4
Cornwall - - - - 1
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 62 (81.58%) Windows
2 50 (65.79%) Microsoft
3 37 (48.68%) ITIL
4 34 (44.74%) MCSE
5 32 (42.11%) Windows 7
6 31 (40.79%) Security Cleared
7 30 (39.47%) MCP
8 28 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (35.53%) Service Management
9 27 (35.53%) VMware
10 24 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (27.63%) SC Cleared
11 21 (27.63%) SharePoint
12 20 (26.32%) MS Excel
13 19 (25.00%) MS Exchange
13 19 (25.00%) Service Delivery
14 17 (22.37%) Citrix
15 16 (21.05%) Active Directory
15 16 (21.05%) HP
15 16 (21.05%) SLA
16 15 (19.74%) SQL Server
16 15 (19.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 14 (18.42%) SharePoint 2010
17 14 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
17 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (18.42%) ITSM
17 14 (18.42%) Front Office
17 14 (18.42%) Back Office
18 13 (17.11%) User Acceptance Testing
18 13 (17.11%) Capacity Planning

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 21 (27.63%) SharePoint
2 19 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 14 (18.42%) SharePoint 2010
3 14 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (7.89%) Lync
5 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.95%) IIS
8 2 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.32%) Node.js
9 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) assyst
2 1 (1.32%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.47%) DNS
2 10 (13.16%) TCP/IP
3 9 (11.84%) SAN
4 7 (9.21%) DHCP
5 6 (7.89%) Firewall
6 5 (6.58%) Wireless
6 5 (6.58%) WAN
6 5 (6.58%) LAN
7 3 (3.95%) Internet
8 2 (2.63%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.32%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (1.32%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.32%) Nortel Meridian
9 1 (1.32%) VPN
9 1 (1.32%) VoIP
9 1 (1.32%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.32%) DTS
5 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.63%) MSI
3 1 (1.32%) InstallShield
General
1 14 (18.42%) Front Office
1 14 (18.42%) Back Office
2 12 (15.79%) Military
3 4 (5.26%) Finance
4 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (23.68%) Support Engineer
2 12 (15.79%) Network Support
3 10 (13.16%) Analyst
3 10 (13.16%) Network Engineer
4 9 (11.84%) Consultant
4 9 (11.84%) Network Support Engineer
5 8 (10.53%) Administrator
6 7 (9.21%) Lead Network Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Windows Support Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Server Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (6.58%) Desktop Support
8 5 (6.58%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (5.26%) SharePoint Consultant
10 3 (3.95%) Service Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) Support Technician
10 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 2 (2.63%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.32%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (1.32%) .NET
2 1 (1.32%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Statistics
2 12 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.63%) NHS
3 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.32%) Firmware
4 1 (1.32%) Clustering
4 1 (1.32%) PDA
4 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.32%) iPhone
4 1 (1.32%) iPad
4 1 (1.32%) Kindle
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 62 (81.58%) Windows
2 32 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 28 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (15.79%) UNIX
6 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (9.21%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.95%) Linux
9 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.68%) ITIL
2 27 (35.53%) Service Management
3 19 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 14 (18.42%) ITSM
5 13 (17.11%) Capacity Planning
5 13 (17.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
7 11 (14.47%) Workflow
8 6 (7.89%) Migration
8 6 (7.89%) Data Protection
9 5 (6.58%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.26%) Coaching
10 4 (5.26%) Project Management
10 4 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
11 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Management
11 3 (3.95%) Change Management
11 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2
12 2 (2.63%) Problem Management
12 2 (2.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 2 (2.63%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.89%) SQL
2 3 (3.95%) VBScript
2 3 (3.95%) VB
3 2 (2.63%) C#
3 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (44.74%) MCSE
2 31 (40.79%) Security Cleared
3 30 (39.47%) MCP
4 21 (27.63%) SC Cleared
5 15 (19.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (11.84%) MCITP
7 8 (10.53%) MCTS
7 8 (10.53%) MCSA
8 4 (5.26%) DV Cleared
8 4 (5.26%) Degree
9 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.63%) CCNA
9 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.32%) MCSD
10 1 (1.32%) CCNP
10 1 (1.32%) CCIP
10 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.32%) MCDST
10 1 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.05%) SLA
2 4 (5.26%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 11 (14.47%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.58%) XenApp
5 4 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 4 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (3.95%) vSphere
7 2 (2.63%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.32%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.32%) MetaFrame
8 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.32%) XenServer
8 1 (1.32%) UAG
8 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (14.47%) SCCM
2 5 (6.58%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.63%) SCOM
3 2 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.63%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 50 (65.79%) Microsoft
2 27 (35.53%) VMware
3 17 (22.37%) Citrix
4 16 (21.05%) HP
5 11 (14.47%) Remedy
6 7 (9.21%) Cisco
7 6 (7.89%) Oracle
8 5 (6.58%) McAfee
9 3 (3.95%) Symantec
9 3 (3.95%) Apple
9 3 (3.95%) Avaya
10 2 (2.63%) Juniper
10 2 (2.63%) NetApp
10 2 (2.63%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.63%) Dell
10 2 (2.63%) EMC
10 2 (2.63%) Meru Networks
10 2 (2.63%) Mitel
11 1 (1.32%) Altiris
11 1 (1.32%) SonicWALL
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