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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 38 43 43
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.36% 1.76% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.08% 15.87% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Average daily rate
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£368 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -19.70%
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
107 63 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.01% 11.11% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 44 32
Average daily rate £360 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 5
Average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% +73.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 14 (53.85%) MCSE
4 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
4 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (34.62%) MCP
6 8 (30.77%) MS Office
6 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (30.77%) VMware
6 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
7 7 (26.92%) Migration
7 7 (26.92%) SQL
8 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
8 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (15.38%) SCCM
10 4 (15.38%) MCITP
10 4 (15.38%) MCSA
10 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
10 4 (15.38%) HP
10 4 (15.38%) Citrix
10 4 (15.38%) SAN
11 3 (11.54%) A+ Certification
11 3 (11.54%) ITIL
11 3 (11.54%) UNIX
11 3 (11.54%) DHCP
11 3 (11.54%) DNS
11 3 (11.54%) SQL Server

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Office
2 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.85%) MS Project
4 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) SAN
2 3 (11.54%) DHCP
2 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) QlikView
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (3.85%) OLAP
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) IT Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.85%) Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) SOAP
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
1 1 (3.85%) XML
1 1 (3.85%) MDX
1 1 (3.85%) WCF
1 1 (3.85%) Reactive Extensions
1 1 (3.85%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.85%) iSeries
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
5 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (11.54%) UNIX
6 3 (11.54%) Linux
7 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Migration
2 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.69%) Workflow
4 1 (3.85%) TDD
4 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.85%) Requirements Management
4 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (3.85%) MVVM
4 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.85%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (3.85%) OO
4 1 (3.85%) CRM
4 1 (3.85%) OOD
4 1 (3.85%) ETL
4 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) PHP
3 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) MCSE
2 9 (34.62%) MCP
3 4 (15.38%) MCITP
3 4 (15.38%) MCSA
4 3 (11.54%) A+ Certification
5 2 (7.69%) CCA
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (7.69%) Degree
5 2 (7.69%) MCTS
6 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) HP APS
6 1 (3.85%) CCEA
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.85%) MCDST
6 1 (3.85%) CCNP
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) vSphere
4 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.69%) XenApp
5 1 (3.85%) Firmware
5 1 (3.85%) Xen
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) HP
3 4 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco
4 2 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (3.85%) IBM
5 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.85%) ProCurve
5 1 (3.85%) Tableau
5 1 (3.85%) Juniper
5 1 (3.85%) Lotus
5 1 (3.85%) Websense
5 1 (3.85%) Compaq
5 1 (3.85%) Dell
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