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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 46 44 40
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.12% 1.36% 2.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.04% 3.93% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +51.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £193 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £385 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.26% -29.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -19.31%
Microsoft Certification
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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 Wiltshire region.

Qualifications Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
199 178 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 30.11% 34.50% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 104 122
Average daily rate £400 £398 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.25 £105.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.86% -80.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £26.75 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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
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 27 January 2015. 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 -14 1 £420 +50.00%
Chippenham - - - - 2
Corsham - - - -
Salisbury - - - -
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 16 (88.89%) Windows
1 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 13 (72.22%) MCSE
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (61.11%) VoIP
5 8 (44.44%) Blackberry
5 8 (44.44%) Firewall
6 7 (38.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (38.89%) DNS
6 7 (38.89%) CCNA
6 7 (38.89%) DHCP
7 6 (33.33%) VPN
7 6 (33.33%) WAN
7 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 6 (33.33%) LAN
7 6 (33.33%) Avaya
7 6 (33.33%) Wireless
7 6 (33.33%) VLAN
7 6 (33.33%) SonicWALL
7 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (27.78%) JSP 440
8 5 (27.78%) Polycom
8 5 (27.78%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (27.78%) Telecoms

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 7 (38.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
4 2 (11.11%) IIS
5 1 (5.56%) Lync
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) VoIP
2 8 (44.44%) Firewall
3 7 (38.89%) DNS
3 7 (38.89%) DHCP
4 6 (33.33%) VPN
4 6 (33.33%) WAN
4 6 (33.33%) LAN
4 6 (33.33%) Wireless
4 6 (33.33%) VLAN
5 5 (27.78%) IP Telephony
5 5 (27.78%) MPLS
5 5 (27.78%) Internet
5 5 (27.78%) WLAN
6 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 3 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Blackberry
2 5 (27.78%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (16.67%) Open Source
3 3 (16.67%) Handset
4 1 (5.56%) iPad
4 1 (5.56%) PDA
4 1 (5.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 3 (16.67%) Network Management
3 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) Time Management
3 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.56%) CAD
3 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) MCSE
2 12 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (38.89%) CCNA
4 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) MCSA
7 1 (5.56%) CCEE
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (5.56%) MCTS
7 1 (5.56%) MCP
7 1 (5.56%) CCA
7 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) JSP 440
2 1 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 2 (11.11%) Terminal Services
3 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
3 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.56%) XenServer
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) UAG
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.56%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) Avaya
3 6 (33.33%) SonicWALL
4 5 (27.78%) Polycom
4 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 5 (27.78%) McAfee
4 5 (27.78%) Juniper
4 5 (27.78%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) BMC
6 1 (5.56%) Apple
6 1 (5.56%) AppSense
6 1 (5.56%) HP