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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 50 47 46
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.89% 2.28% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.75% 15.31% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 8
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £333 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £12.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.02% -45.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.82 £17.42 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.18% +12.40%
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
160 98 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.59% 14.92% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 55 64
Average daily rate £350 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £12.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% -44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 14 (63.64%) Windows
1 14 (63.64%) MCSE
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) VMware
3 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (40.91%) MCP
4 9 (40.91%) DHCP
4 9 (40.91%) DNS
4 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (36.36%) MCITP
6 7 (31.82%) HP
6 7 (31.82%) Migration
6 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
7 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
8 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
8 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
8 5 (22.73%) SAN
8 5 (22.73%) SCCM
8 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
9 4 (18.18%) C#
9 4 (18.18%) SQL
9 4 (18.18%) MS Office
9 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
9 4 (18.18%) A+ Certification
9 4 (18.18%) Workflow
9 4 (18.18%) Finance
9 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (18.18%) PowerShell

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (4.55%) Lync
4 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (18.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) DHCP
1 9 (40.91%) DNS
2 5 (22.73%) SAN
3 3 (13.64%) Wireless
4 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MSI
1 1 (4.55%) InstallShield
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Help Desk Support
2 4 (18.18%) Help Desk Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Data Centre Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Data Migration Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Support
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) WCF
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.55%) Silverlight
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (4.55%) Reactive Extensions
2 1 (4.55%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.55%) Android
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Migration
2 4 (18.18%) Workflow
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) OOD
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) OO
4 2 (9.09%) TDD
4 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
4 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.55%) MVVM
5 1 (4.55%) BDD
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.55%) Web Application Development
5 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.55%) CRM
5 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.55%) Online Security
5 1 (4.55%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C#
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
1 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) VBScript
2 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) MCSE
2 9 (40.91%) MCP
3 8 (36.36%) MCITP
4 4 (18.18%) A+ Certification
5 2 (9.09%) MCSA
6 1 (4.55%) MCAD
6 1 (4.55%) MCSD
6 1 (4.55%) Degree
6 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
2 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.64%) XenApp
4 1 (4.55%) XenServer
4 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.55%) vSphere
4 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) SCVMM
3 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.55%) WSUS
4 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) VMware
3 7 (31.82%) HP
4 3 (13.64%) Citrix
4 3 (13.64%) Apple
4 3 (13.64%) Symantec
5 2 (9.09%) Juniper
5 2 (9.09%) EMC
5 2 (9.09%) Meru Networks
6 1 (4.55%) Facebook
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