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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 51 42 39
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.78% 2.66% 2.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.03% 12.32% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 6
Median daily rate £346 £238 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.78% -28.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £174 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £473 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.91% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +11.92%

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
124 138 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.31% 21.60% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 79 53
Median daily rate £363 £365 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £183 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -51.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.59 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.75 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

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
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 25 February 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 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
3 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (57.14%) Office 365
5 7 (50.00%) DNS
5 7 (50.00%) DHCP
5 7 (50.00%) VMware
6 6 (42.86%) MCSE
6 6 (42.86%) MS Office
6 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
7 5 (35.71%) SolarWinds
7 5 (35.71%) Patch Management
7 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
7 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
7 5 (35.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (35.71%) MCITP
7 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
7 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
8 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (28.57%) PKI
8 4 (28.57%) Migration
8 4 (28.57%) Nagios
8 4 (28.57%) Identity Management
8 4 (28.57%) PBX
8 4 (28.57%) VoIP
8 4 (28.57%) Kerberos
8 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 4 (28.57%) IIS
8 4 (28.57%) LDAP

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 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (28.57%) IIS
2 4 (28.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (57.14%) Office 365
3 4 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (28.57%) OneDrive
3 4 (28.57%) Yammer
4 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (14.29%) IaaS
4 2 (14.29%) PaaS
4 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) DHCP
1 7 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (28.57%) Kerberos
2 4 (28.57%) LDAP
2 4 (28.57%) PBX
2 4 (28.57%) Skype
2 4 (28.57%) Unified Communications
2 4 (28.57%) VoIP
3 3 (21.43%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (21.43%) SAN
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
5 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
5 1 (7.14%) LAN
5 1 (7.14%) SNMP
5 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) Azure Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (14.29%) CRM Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Office 365 Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Office 365 Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (7.14%) Network Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365 Developer
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Patch Management
2 4 (28.57%) Email Filtering
2 4 (28.57%) Identity Management
2 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
4 2 (14.29%) ArchiMate
4 2 (14.29%) Business Development
4 2 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Kanban
4 2 (14.29%) Presales
4 2 (14.29%) Project Governance
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) SDLC
4 2 (14.29%) Service Design
4 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 2 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) MCSE
2 5 (35.71%) MCITP
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
3 1 (7.14%) MCDST
3 1 (7.14%) MCPD
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) MCSD
3 1 (7.14%) MCTS
3 1 (7.14%) VCP6
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
3 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (28.57%) Nagios
1 4 (28.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) SolarWinds
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco