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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 22 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 7.55% 17.11% 6.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.94% 36.11% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 1
Average daily rate £325 £285 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -10.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Qualifications Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
161 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 75.94% 47.37% 79.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 5 19
Average daily rate £350 £275 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -24.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £342 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
Microsoft Certification
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (90.48%) MCP
3 18 (85.71%) Windows
3 18 (85.71%) ITIL
4 16 (76.19%) VMware
4 16 (76.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (76.19%) Windows 7
5 14 (66.67%) Front Office
6 13 (61.90%) ITSM
6 13 (61.90%) Service Management
7 12 (57.14%) SLA
8 11 (52.38%) Service Delivery
8 11 (52.38%) Back Office
8 11 (52.38%) Statistics
8 11 (52.38%) Risk Analysis
8 11 (52.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (47.62%) Management Information System
9 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
9 10 (47.62%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (42.86%) Workflow
11 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
11 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
12 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
12 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
13 6 (28.57%) Citrix
14 5 (23.81%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
14 5 (23.81%) MCSE
14 5 (23.81%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (23.81%) Finance

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (23.81%) MS Exchange
1 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (19.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Nortel Meridian
2 3 (14.29%) DHCP
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 14 (66.67%) Front Office
2 11 (52.38%) Back Office
3 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 5 (23.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) Network Support
3 7 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 6 (28.57%) Lead Network Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (14.29%) Administrator
6 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Technical Support
7 2 (9.52%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (9.52%) Service Manager
7 2 (9.52%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Team Leader
8 1 (4.76%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Statistics
2 10 (47.62%) Management Information System
3 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
4 2 (9.52%) Clustering
5 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows 7
3 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) ITIL
2 13 (61.90%) Service Management
2 13 (61.90%) ITSM
3 11 (52.38%) Risk Analysis
3 11 (52.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (52.38%) Service Delivery
4 10 (47.62%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (42.86%) Workflow
6 3 (14.29%) Migration
6 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.76%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 19 (90.48%) MCP
2 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
3 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (23.81%) MCSE
4 5 (23.81%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (14.29%) CCNA
6 2 (9.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (57.14%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (76.19%) VMware
3 6 (28.57%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) Nortel
5 3 (14.29%) Apple
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco
7 1 (4.76%) Altiris
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