Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 42 72
Rank change year-on-year -2 +30 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.98% 1.53% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.46% 8.14% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
Somerset median daily rate £160 £290 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.83% -27.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £138 £285 £363
90th Percentile £210 £295 £423
South West median daily rate £313 £285 £363
% change year-on-year +9.65% -21.38% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Somerset median hourly rate - £22.00 -
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +57.14% -26.32%

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 134 86 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 26.53% 18.78% 25.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 42 122
Somerset median daily rate £375 £350 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.35% +4.91%
10th Percentile £160 £216 £301
90th Percentile £550 £499 £450
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 30
Somerset median hourly rate £47.50 £32.25 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.29% -24.56% +55.45%
10th Percentile £10.75 £17.15 £37.43
90th Percentile £53.75 £42.95 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £39.63
% change year-on-year +36.36% -30.60% +13.21%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Somerset over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 19 November 2017. 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 - 8 £160 -
Street - 1 £325 -
Weston-super-Mare - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (70.00%) Dell
3 7 (70.00%) A+ Certification
3 7 (70.00%) DCSE
3 7 (70.00%) MCP
3 7 (70.00%) Break/Fix
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) MCSA
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) WAN
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) CESG
5 1 (10.00%) OpenUP
5 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Office 365
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) SFIA
5 1 (10.00%) MCITP

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Desktop Support
1 8 (80.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (70.00%) Deskside Engineer
2 7 (70.00%) Deskside Support
2 7 (70.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Support
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) OpenUP
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Service Design
2 1 (10.00%) SFIA
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) MCSE
2 7 (70.00%) A+ Certification
2 7 (70.00%) DCSE
2 7 (70.00%) MCP
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) MCITP
3 1 (10.00%) MCSA
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Dell
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec
3 1 (10.00%) VMware