Period
to 18 January 2018

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 6 months to 18 January 2018 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
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 49 68
Rank change year-on-year -3 +19 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.43% 1.04% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.98% 4.95% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Somerset median daily rate £135 £258 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.57% -35.63% +37.93%
10th Percentile £115 £220 £363
90th Percentile £155 £289 £464
South West median daily rate £350 £260 £350
% change year-on-year +34.62% -25.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £12.25
% change year-on-year +34.62% +6.12% -35.53%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Somerset
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 101 101 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 21.54% 21.04% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 52 109
Somerset median daily rate £400 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £160 £213 £300
90th Percentile £538 £474 £468
South West median daily rate £423 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.69% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 34 24
Somerset median hourly rate £13.92 £40.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.21% -8.57% +22.55%
10th Percentile £10.69 £26.60 £38.55
90th Percentile £48.00 £43.00 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £35.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% -8.33% +7.14%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

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 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Yeovil - 2 £135 -
Microsoft Certification
South West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (50.00%) DCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec

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 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Deskside Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Deskside Support
1 2 (100.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Break/Fix
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (50.00%) DCSE
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec