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 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 47 46 47
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.35% 2.13% 2.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.41% 9.94% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £365 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +54.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.88%
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
135 161 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.22% 21.47% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 83 55
Average daily rate £340 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Average hourly rate £36.00 £18.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.59% +54.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 August 2015.

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 August 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 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (45.00%) Migration
4 8 (40.00%) Information Security
4 8 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (40.00%) Windows
4 8 (40.00%) CRM
4 8 (40.00%) Data Migration
5 7 (35.00%) SCCM
5 7 (35.00%) TOGAF
5 7 (35.00%) Validation
6 6 (30.00%) MCSE
6 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (25.00%) MCP
7 5 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 5 (25.00%) VMware
8 4 (20.00%) Content Management
8 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 4 (20.00%) MCSA
8 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (15.00%) Veeam
9 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (15.00%) Patch Management
9 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 5 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
General
1 3 (15.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) CRM Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Server Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Migration
2 8 (40.00%) CRM
2 8 (40.00%) Information Security
2 8 (40.00%) Data Migration
3 7 (35.00%) TOGAF
3 7 (35.00%) Validation
4 4 (20.00%) Content Management
4 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (15.00%) Patch Management
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) VBScript
1 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) MCSE
2 5 (25.00%) MCP
3 4 (20.00%) MCSA
4 3 (15.00%) MCTS
5 2 (10.00%) MCITP
6 1 (5.00%) CCA
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) Veeam
4 2 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) ProCurve