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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 51 39 48
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.94% 3.13% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.88% 17.43% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 2
Average daily rate
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£359 £289 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -11.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £313 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -4.76%
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
162 109 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.68% 17.96% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 57 42
Average daily rate £340 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £168 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £24.50 £31.00 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% +20.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £31.00 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £31.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 13 (46.43%) MCSE
3 12 (42.86%) Windows
4 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
4 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
4 11 (39.29%) Migration
5 10 (35.71%) MS Office
6 8 (28.57%) CRM
6 8 (28.57%) Information Security
6 8 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (28.57%) Data Migration
6 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (25.00%) TOGAF
7 7 (25.00%) Validation
7 7 (25.00%) MCP
7 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (21.43%) Citrix
8 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (17.86%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (17.86%) A+ Certification
9 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
9 5 (17.86%) VMware
9 5 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (14.29%) Web Application Development
10 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (14.29%) Content Management
10 4 (14.29%) MCITP
10 4 (14.29%) HP
10 4 (14.29%) SQL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (17.86%) MS Exchange
1 5 (17.86%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.57%) Lync
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (35.71%) MS Office
2 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) DHCP
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
1 1 (3.57%) SAN
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (3.57%) OLAP
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) QlikView
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Law
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Help Desk Support
3 5 (17.86%) Help Desk Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (14.29%) CRM Architect
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) IT Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) AS400
1 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
1 1 (3.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.71%) Linux
4 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.71%) UNIX
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Migration
2 8 (28.57%) Information Security
2 8 (28.57%) Data Migration
2 8 (28.57%) CRM
3 7 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 7 (25.00%) Validation
4 4 (14.29%) Content Management
4 4 (14.29%) Web Application Development
4 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.57%) Workflow
6 1 (3.57%) ETL
6 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (3.57%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) MCSE
2 7 (25.00%) MCP
3 5 (17.86%) A+ Certification
4 4 (14.29%) MCITP
5 2 (7.14%) MCTS
5 2 (7.14%) MCSA
5 2 (7.14%) CCA
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.57%) CCEA
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.57%) CCNP
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.57%) MCDST
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) HP APS
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) XenApp
2 3 (10.71%) vSphere
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Citrix
3 5 (17.86%) VMware
4 4 (14.29%) HP
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco
6 2 (7.14%) EMC
7 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.57%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.57%) Tableau
7 1 (3.57%) IBM
7 1 (3.57%) Juniper
7 1 (3.57%) Lotus
7 1 (3.57%) Compaq
7 1 (3.57%) Dell
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