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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 51 41 38
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.16% 2.55% 2.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.69% 11.51% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 4
Median daily rate £350 £290 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £175 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £465 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +7.79%

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
123 139 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.33% 22.13% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 79 59
Median daily rate £350 £371 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £24.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% -14.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 13 (68.42%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 11 (57.89%) Office 365
4 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (47.37%) MCSE
4 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
5 8 (42.11%) MS Office
5 8 (42.11%) VMware
6 7 (36.84%) DHCP
6 7 (36.84%) DNS
6 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
6 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
6 7 (36.84%) MCITP
6 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
7 6 (31.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
8 5 (26.32%) Migration
8 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
8 5 (26.32%) SolarWinds
8 5 (26.32%) Patch Management
8 5 (26.32%) Unified Communications
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (21.05%) Skype for Business
9 4 (21.05%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (21.05%) Yammer
9 4 (21.05%) Skype
9 4 (21.05%) OneDrive
9 4 (21.05%) Email Filtering
9 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing

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 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
2 4 (21.05%) IIS
2 4 (21.05%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (57.89%) Office 365
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (21.05%) OneDrive
3 4 (21.05%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) DHCP
1 7 (36.84%) DNS
2 5 (26.32%) Unified Communications
3 4 (21.05%) Kerberos
3 4 (21.05%) LDAP
3 4 (21.05%) PBX
3 4 (21.05%) SAN
3 4 (21.05%) Skype
3 4 (21.05%) VoIP
4 3 (15.79%) Firewall
4 3 (15.79%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (10.53%) LAN
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.26%) IPv4
6 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.26%) SNMP
6 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.26%) VLAN
6 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) DTS
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Database Manager
1 3 (15.79%) Developer
1 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (10.53%) Azure Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (10.53%) DBA
2 2 (10.53%) DBA Manager
2 2 (10.53%) HTML Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Specialist
2 2 (10.53%) Office 365 Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Office 365 Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Office 365 Specialist
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (10.53%) SQL DBA
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
3 1 (5.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) PKI
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
1 5 (26.32%) Patch Management
2 4 (21.05%) Email Filtering
2 4 (21.05%) Identity Management
2 4 (21.05%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (15.79%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
4 2 (10.53%) Document Management
4 2 (10.53%) ETL
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Mobile Optimisation
4 2 (10.53%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) High Availability
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) MCSE
2 7 (36.84%) MCITP
2 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (15.79%) MCSA
4 3 (15.79%) MCTS
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.26%) CCNA
6 1 (5.26%) CCNP
6 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
6 1 (5.26%) MCDST
6 1 (5.26%) VCP6
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
3 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.53%) XenApp
5 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (21.05%) Nagios
1 4 (21.05%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) VMware
3 5 (26.32%) SolarWinds
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco
6 1 (5.26%) Juniper