The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 47 40 32
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.03% 1.40% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 10.17% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £251 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.30% +43.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.88%
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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 Swindon region.

Qualifications Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
158 59 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 32.44% 13.75% 28.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 56 51
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £31.00 - £12.88
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 - £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 - £16.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Swindon region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Swindon region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 6 (85.71%) MCSE
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
3 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) SCOM
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) IIS
5 2 (28.57%) ATM
5 2 (28.57%) ISDN
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) CCNP
5 2 (28.57%) CCNA
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Juniper
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (28.57%) SONET
5 2 (28.57%) MPLS
5 2 (28.57%) DSL
5 2 (28.57%) MCSA
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) SSL
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) ATM
1 2 (28.57%) ISDN
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 2 (28.57%) VPN
1 2 (28.57%) SSL
1 2 (28.57%) SONET
1 2 (28.57%) MPLS
1 2 (28.57%) DSL
1 2 (28.57%) Wireless
1 2 (28.57%) Frame Relay
1 2 (28.57%) Ethereal
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
1 2 (28.57%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Designer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Report Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
1 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) MCSA
3 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCOM
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper
2 2 (28.57%) LANDesk
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) NetQoS
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Cognos
3 1 (14.29%) Tableau