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 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 59 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.38% 1.08% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.25% 4.37% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 4
Median daily rate £356 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £317 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £311
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +20.96%
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
176 183 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.00% 24.66% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 127 86
Median daily rate £388 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -16.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +20.00%

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
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 29 June 2016.

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 29 June 2016, 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 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 17 (62.96%) Windows
3 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
5 10 (37.04%) Migration
6 9 (33.33%) MCSA
7 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
7 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
8 6 (22.22%) MCSE
8 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (18.52%) Citrix
9 5 (18.52%) SCCM
9 5 (18.52%) VMware
10 4 (14.81%) MCITP
10 4 (14.81%) vSphere
10 4 (14.81%) Dell
10 4 (14.81%) Sophos
10 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
10 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
10 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
10 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
10 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
10 4 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (14.81%) Office 365
10 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
10 4 (14.81%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
11 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (11.11%) HP

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 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
3 1 (3.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) IPv4
2 2 (7.41%) LAN
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Power BI
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.70%) Automotive
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Local Government
1 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Consultant
2 3 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Migration Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Server Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Server Support
3 2 (7.41%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Wintel Support
3 2 (7.41%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) jQuery
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) WCF
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
4 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.41%) Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Migration
2 4 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (7.41%) Scrum
4 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.70%) CRM
4 1 (3.70%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL
4 1 (3.70%) Presales
4 1 (3.70%) Security Auditing
4 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.70%) TDD
4 1 (3.70%) Wireframes
4 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) C#
1 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.41%) VBScript
2 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 9 (33.33%) MCSA
3 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
4 6 (22.22%) MCSE
5 4 (14.81%) MCITP
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (7.41%) CCNP
7 2 (7.41%) Degree
7 2 (7.41%) MCSD
7 2 (7.41%) MCTS
7 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
8 1 (3.70%) CCNA
8 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
8 1 (3.70%) MCAD
8 1 (3.70%) MCP
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) vSphere
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
2 3 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 2 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
3 2 (7.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Citrix
2 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Dell
3 4 (14.81%) Sophos
4 3 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco
5 2 (7.41%) Intel Security
5 2 (7.41%) Juniper
5 2 (7.41%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.70%) Apple
6 1 (3.70%) Avaya
6 1 (3.70%) Symantec
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