The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 26 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 2.42% 20.00% 20.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.05% 42.86% 38.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £339 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.79% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.74% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.29 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.67% +11.54%
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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 Taunton region.

Qualifications Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
74 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 59.68% 46.67% 52.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 14 12
Average daily rate £400 £339 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.83% -5.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £395 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 30 September 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 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 10 (76.92%) MCP
3 9 (69.23%) Service Management
4 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
5 7 (53.85%) SLA
5 7 (53.85%) MCSE
5 7 (53.85%) Front Office
5 7 (53.85%) VMware
6 6 (46.15%) Back Office
6 6 (46.15%) ITSM
6 6 (46.15%) Management Information System
6 6 (46.15%) Statistics
6 6 (46.15%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (46.15%) Service Delivery
6 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
6 6 (46.15%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (46.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (38.46%) MCITP
7 5 (38.46%) Citrix
7 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
7 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
7 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
7 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (38.46%) Workflow
8 4 (30.77%) assyst

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
1 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MSI
General
1 7 (53.85%) Front Office
2 6 (46.15%) Back Office
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
1 5 (38.46%) Support Engineer
1 5 (38.46%) Network Support Engineer
1 5 (38.46%) Network Support
1 5 (38.46%) Lead Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Server Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Support Technician
2 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Management Information System
1 6 (46.15%) Statistics
2 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (30.77%) UNIX
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 9 (69.23%) Service Management
3 6 (46.15%) Service Delivery
3 6 (46.15%) Risk Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (46.15%) ITSM
4 5 (38.46%) Workflow
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
6 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) MCP
2 7 (53.85%) MCSE
3 6 (46.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (38.46%) MCITP
4 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Nortel
5 1 (7.69%) Altiris