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 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 50 51 52
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.96% 1.68% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.20% 10.58% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 3
Average daily rate
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£310 £265 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.98% +2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £179 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £345 £612
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +11.12%
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
147 104 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.22% 15.88% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 54 55
Average daily rate £330 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £506 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.25 £31.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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%) Microsoft
2 12 (54.55%) MCSE
3 10 (45.45%) VMware
4 9 (40.91%) MCP
4 9 (40.91%) DHCP
4 9 (40.91%) DNS
4 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 8 (36.36%) Migration
5 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (31.82%) HP
6 7 (31.82%) SCCM
7 6 (27.27%) MCITP
8 5 (22.73%) SAN
8 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
8 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
9 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 4 (18.18%) MS Office
9 4 (18.18%) C#
9 4 (18.18%) SQL
9 4 (18.18%) A+ Certification
9 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
9 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
9 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
9 4 (18.18%) Workflow
9 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
9 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (18.18%) MS Office
2 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) DHCP
1 9 (40.91%) DNS
2 5 (22.73%) SAN
3 2 (9.09%) Wireless
4 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) 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 3 (13.64%) 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%) Migration Engineer
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%) Data Migration Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Data Centre Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Support
4 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) WCF
2 1 (4.55%) Silverlight
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
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
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) XML
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 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) 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%) Unit Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) TDD
4 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
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%) MVC
5 1 (4.55%) CRM
5 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C#
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
1 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) Ruby
2 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) MCSE
2 9 (40.91%) MCP
3 6 (27.27%) MCITP
4 4 (18.18%) A+ Certification
5 2 (9.09%) MCSA
6 1 (4.55%) MCTS
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%) MCAD
6 1 (4.55%) MCSD
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
3 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 3 (13.64%) XenApp
5 1 (4.55%) vSphere
5 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.55%) XenServer
5 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) 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 10 (45.45%) VMware
3 7 (31.82%) HP
4 3 (13.64%) Symantec
4 3 (13.64%) Citrix
5 2 (9.09%) Meru Networks
5 2 (9.09%) Apple
5 2 (9.09%) Juniper
5 2 (9.09%) EMC
6 1 (4.55%) Facebook