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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 40 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.51% 2.64% 2.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.97% 14.29% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 6
Average daily rate £345 £368 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £300 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £415 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
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
142 112 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.94% 18.51% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 59 43
Average daily rate £375 £345 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £174 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £29.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +141.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
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 12 February 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 12 February 2016, 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 27 (93.10%) Microsoft
2 17 (58.62%) Windows
3 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
4 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
5 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
5 12 (41.38%) Migration
6 10 (34.48%) Citrix
6 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
7 9 (31.03%) SCCM
8 8 (27.59%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (27.59%) Office 365
8 8 (27.59%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (27.59%) Dell
8 8 (27.59%) Sophos
8 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
9 6 (20.69%) MCSE
9 6 (20.69%) ITIL
10 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
10 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
11 4 (13.79%) Marketing
11 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (13.79%) CRM
11 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
12 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
12 3 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (10.34%) MCP
12 3 (10.34%) MCSA
12 3 (10.34%) LAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (10.34%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (10.34%) LAN
2 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.90%) VoIP
3 2 (6.90%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) ADSL
4 1 (3.45%) DNS
4 1 (3.45%) Skype
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
4 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (13.79%) Marketing
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) German Language
3 1 (3.45%) Publishing
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Desktop Support
2 5 (17.24%) Consultant
2 5 (17.24%) Support Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (13.79%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) IT Support
4 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) IT Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) SOAP
1 1 (3.45%) WCF
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
1 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
3 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.45%) Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Unix
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Migration
2 8 (27.59%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (20.69%) ITIL
4 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.79%) CRM
6 3 (10.34%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (6.90%) Data Security
7 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
8 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
8 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.45%) Change Management
8 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.45%) Identity Access Management
8 1 (3.45%) ITSM
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.45%) Regression Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Scrum
8 1 (3.45%) Service Management
8 1 (3.45%) Software Delivery
8 1 (3.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) C#
1 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
1 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
1 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) MCSE
4 3 (10.34%) MCP
4 3 (10.34%) MCSA
5 1 (3.45%) CCNA
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) MCDST
System Software
1 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.45%) NFS
2 1 (3.45%) Samba
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) AirWatch
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 27 (93.10%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) Citrix
3 8 (27.59%) Dell
3 8 (27.59%) Sophos
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) MobileIron
5 1 (3.45%) Apple
5 1 (3.45%) Dell KACE
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) Kaspersky
5 1 (3.45%) NetApp
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) VMware
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 days ago