The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Taunton region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 3.23% 13.46% 7.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.76% 31.82% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £299 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.23 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-7.83% +6.00%
Qualifications Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
105 22 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 67.74% 42.31% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 5 15
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 19 (90.48%) ITIL
3 18 (85.71%) MCP
4 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
4 17 (80.95%) Service Management
5 14 (66.67%) ITSM
5 14 (66.67%) Front Office
5 14 (66.67%) VMware
5 14 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (66.67%) Windows 7
5 14 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 13 (61.90%) Risk Analysis
6 13 (61.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (61.90%) Back Office
6 13 (61.90%) Statistics
6 13 (61.90%) Service Delivery
7 12 (57.14%) SLA
7 12 (57.14%) Management Information System
7 12 (57.14%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (47.62%) Workflow
9 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
10 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
11 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (33.33%) MCSE
11 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (28.57%) MCITP
12 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
12 6 (28.57%) Citrix
12 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (19.05%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 14 (66.67%) Front Office
2 13 (61.90%) Back Office
3 2 (9.52%) Finance
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Support Engineer
2 9 (42.86%) Network Support
3 8 (38.10%) Network Support Engineer
3 8 (38.10%) Network Engineer
4 7 (33.33%) Lead Network Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Service Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Support
6 2 (9.52%) Support Technician
7 1 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 13 (61.90%) Statistics
2 12 (57.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (19.05%) UNIX
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) ITIL
2 17 (80.95%) Service Management
3 14 (66.67%) ITSM
4 13 (61.90%) Risk Analysis
4 13 (61.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (61.90%) Service Delivery
5 12 (57.14%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (47.62%) Workflow
7 3 (14.29%) Change Management
8 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 18 (85.71%) MCP
2 14 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
5 7 (33.33%) MCSE
6 6 (28.57%) MCITP
7 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (9.52%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (57.14%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 14 (66.67%) VMware
3 6 (28.57%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco
6 1 (4.76%) Nortel
6 1 (4.76%) Altiris
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