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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 55 62 44
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.30% 0.70% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.01% 2.59% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £262
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +57.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
198 193 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 29.69% 26.96% 30.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 109 87
Average daily rate £400 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 £31.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% +138.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £13.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £45.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

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 5 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 2 £375 - 1
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (94.12%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) MCSE
2 14 (82.35%) Cisco
3 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
4 11 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (64.71%) VoIP
5 8 (47.06%) Blackberry
5 8 (47.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (41.18%) DNS
6 7 (41.18%) SQL
6 7 (41.18%) Firewall
6 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
7 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
7 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
7 6 (35.29%) DHCP
7 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
7 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
7 6 (35.29%) CCNA
8 5 (29.41%) Avaya
8 5 (29.41%) Juniper
8 5 (29.41%) Internet
8 5 (29.41%) MPLS
8 5 (29.41%) McAfee
8 5 (29.41%) LAN
8 5 (29.41%) WLAN
8 5 (29.41%) WAN
8 5 (29.41%) VPN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 8 (47.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
3 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
4 4 (23.53%) IIS
5 1 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (5.88%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) VoIP
2 7 (41.18%) DNS
2 7 (41.18%) Firewall
3 6 (35.29%) DHCP
4 5 (29.41%) WLAN
4 5 (29.41%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) Internet
4 5 (29.41%) MPLS
4 5 (29.41%) LAN
4 5 (29.41%) VPN
4 5 (29.41%) Wireless
4 5 (29.41%) IP Telephony
4 5 (29.41%) VLAN
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Network Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) Operations Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Designer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Designer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Blackberry
2 5 (29.41%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (17.65%) Open Source
3 3 (17.65%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (11.76%) Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
2 2 (11.76%) Network Management
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) MCSE
2 11 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (35.29%) CCNA
3 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.88%) MCTS
5 1 (5.88%) CCA
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.88%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.88%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) XenServer
3 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCOM
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco
2 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
3 5 (29.41%) Avaya
3 5 (29.41%) Juniper
3 5 (29.41%) McAfee
3 5 (29.41%) SonicWALL
3 5 (29.41%) Polycom
4 4 (23.53%) VMware
5 3 (17.65%) Citrix
6 2 (11.76%) LANDesk
7 1 (5.88%) BMC
7 1 (5.88%) AppSense