The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
South West / Somerset
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 32 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.38% 0.81% -
As % of the Qualifications category 5.95% 5.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £150 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £322 £325 £338
% change year-on-year -0.92% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £23.78 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.29% +28.54%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset.

Academic & Professional Certification
Somerset
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 84 38 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 40.00% 15.45% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 7 47
Median daily rate £405 £318 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.55% -12.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 14
Median hourly rate £50.00 £22.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.27% -60.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Somerset

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Somerset

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Somerset

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Yeovil - 3 £150 - 2
Bath +5 1 - -
Weston-super-Mare - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South West

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) MCP
3 3 (50.00%) Break/Fix
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (50.00%) Dell
3 3 (50.00%) A+ Certification
3 3 (50.00%) DCSE
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (16.67%) Git (software)

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Deskside Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Deskside Support
2 2 (33.33%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Server Building
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) MCP
3 3 (50.00%) A+ Certification
3 3 (50.00%) DCSE
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Telerik
3 1 (16.67%) VMware