The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 47 48 52
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 20 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.60% 1.54% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.20% 7.80% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 7
Median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £18.50 - £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £17.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+27.94% +0.95%
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
164 141 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.35% 19.80% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 77 77
Median daily rate £400 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £183 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 6
Median hourly rate £18.00 £36.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (63.33%) Windows
3 16 (53.33%) MCSA
4 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 15 (50.00%) MCSE
5 14 (46.67%) VMware
6 13 (43.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (43.33%) Windows Server
7 12 (40.00%) Data Centre
8 11 (36.67%) Windows 8
8 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
8 11 (36.67%) vSphere
9 10 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (33.33%) Cisco
9 10 (33.33%) SAN
10 9 (30.00%) Juniper
10 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (30.00%) Firewall
10 9 (30.00%) Linux
10 9 (30.00%) IPv4
10 9 (30.00%) CCNP
10 9 (30.00%) LAN
10 9 (30.00%) WAN
10 9 (30.00%) Ubuntu
10 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (26.67%) SC Cleared
12 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
13 6 (20.00%) MCITP
13 6 (20.00%) Office 365
14 5 (16.67%) MCTS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Office 365
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) SAN
2 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (30.00%) Firewall
2 9 (30.00%) IPv4
2 9 (30.00%) LAN
2 9 (30.00%) WAN
3 1 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.33%) SNMP
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) DTS
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) Power BI
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.33%) Banking
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Legal
1 1 (3.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Technical Leader
3 4 (13.33%) Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Juniper Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Database Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Exchange Migration Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) DBA Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Office 365 Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) CSS
2 3 (10.00%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) jQuery
3 1 (3.33%) Silverlight
3 1 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Windows Server
2 13 (43.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (36.67%) Windows 8
4 9 (30.00%) Linux
4 9 (30.00%) Ubuntu
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (6.67%) Document Management
2 2 (6.67%) ETL
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile Optimisation
3 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.33%) CRM
3 1 (3.33%) High Availability
3 1 (3.33%) IT Asset Management
3 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (3.33%) Presales
3 1 (3.33%) Scrum
3 1 (3.33%) Security Auditing
3 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (3.33%) Web Application Development
3 1 (3.33%) Wireframes
3 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) VB
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
3 1 (3.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) MCSA
2 15 (50.00%) MCSE
3 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
4 10 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (30.00%) CCNP
5 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (26.67%) SC Cleared
7 6 (20.00%) MCITP
8 5 (16.67%) MCTS
9 2 (6.67%) Degree
9 2 (6.67%) MCSD
10 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
10 1 (3.33%) DBS Check
10 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
10 1 (3.33%) MCAD
10 1 (3.33%) MCDST
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) vSphere
2 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Backup Exec
1 2 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (6.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (6.67%) WSUS
2 1 (3.33%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (46.67%) VMware
3 10 (33.33%) Cisco
4 9 (30.00%) Juniper
5 3 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.33%) Avaya
7 1 (3.33%) EMC
7 1 (3.33%) NetApp
7 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds