The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire 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 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 57 44 46
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.98% 1.23% 2.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.12% 3.50% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 8
Average daily rate
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£251 £175 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.57% -54.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £152 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% +10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.36 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +11.96%
Microsoft Certification
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Qualifications Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
170 200 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 23.78% 35.15% 38.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 99 135
Average daily rate £365 £375 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £476 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 6
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +96.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 1 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
Swindon -7 6 £251 +43.57% 1
Malmesbury - 1 - -
Salisbury - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) SCCM
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) XenApp
5 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (37.50%) AdminStudio
5 3 (37.50%) MCSE
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
6 2 (25.00%) Dell
7 1 (12.50%) MS Project Server
7 1 (12.50%) QA
7 1 (12.50%) Software Packaging
7 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL
7 1 (12.50%) HP
7 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (12.50%) iPad
7 1 (12.50%) UAG
7 1 (12.50%) Lync
7 1 (12.50%) Change Control
7 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project Server
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Intranet
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) AdminStudio
2 1 (12.50%) MSI
2 1 (12.50%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Applications Packager
2 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Wintel Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (12.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) PDA
1 1 (12.50%) iPhone
1 1 (12.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) CAD
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
1 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
1 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (12.50%) Workflow
1 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
1 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
1 1 (12.50%) Time Management
1 1 (12.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
1 1 (12.50%) VB
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) MCTS
2 1 (12.50%) MCITP
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
2 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (12.50%) UAG
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) MetaFrame
3 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) Apple
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
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Posted: 12 days ago