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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 48 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.51% 1.41% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.09% 9.38% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 0
Average daily rate
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£305 £218 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+7.54% -10.14%
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
109 96 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.99% 15.05% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 55 40
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £224 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% +32.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £20.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £31.25 £18.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.39%

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014, 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 13 (65.00%) Windows
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) MCSE
3 8 (40.00%) MCP
3 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (30.00%) VMware
5 5 (25.00%) C#
5 5 (25.00%) DHCP
5 5 (25.00%) DNS
5 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 5 (25.00%) SAN
5 5 (25.00%) Migration
5 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (20.00%) HP
6 4 (20.00%) SQL
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (20.00%) MS Office
6 4 (20.00%) MCITP
6 4 (20.00%) SCCM
6 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (15.00%) WCF
7 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.00%) TDD

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.00%) MS Project
3 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) DHCP
1 5 (25.00%) DNS
1 5 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (5.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Developer
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
1 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (15.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) CRM Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Support
3 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) WCF
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) Reactive Extensions
2 2 (10.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) Silverlight
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) TDD
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) OO
3 2 (10.00%) CRM
3 2 (10.00%) MVVM
3 2 (10.00%) OOD
3 2 (10.00%) Workflow
4 1 (5.00%) MVC
4 1 (5.00%) BDD
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) MCSE
2 8 (40.00%) MCP
3 4 (20.00%) MCITP
4 3 (15.00%) MCSA
4 3 (15.00%) A+ Certification
5 2 (10.00%) Degree
5 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) MCAD
6 1 (5.00%) MCSD
6 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) VMware
3 4 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) Symantec
5 2 (10.00%) EMC
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) Juniper
5 2 (10.00%) Apple
5 2 (10.00%) Meru Networks
6 1 (5.00%) Websense
6 1 (5.00%) Facebook