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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 52 53 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.82% 1.69% 2.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.49% 7.65% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
Median daily rate £185 £350 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.14% +64.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £257 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £528 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+42.20% -
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
187 183 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.32% 22.15% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 120 64
Median daily rate £363 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £24.25 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.20% -21.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 25 (78.13%) Microsoft
2 21 (65.63%) Windows
3 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
4 12 (37.50%) Migration
4 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
6 10 (31.25%) MCSA
7 8 (25.00%) MCSE
7 8 (25.00%) Citrix
7 8 (25.00%) SCCM
8 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
8 7 (21.88%) Dell
8 7 (21.88%) Sophos
8 7 (21.88%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (21.88%) Office 365
8 7 (21.88%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
9 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
11 4 (12.50%) MCITP
11 4 (12.50%) VMware
11 4 (12.50%) HP
11 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
11 4 (12.50%) ITIL
12 3 (9.38%) MCP
12 3 (9.38%) VBScript
12 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
12 3 (9.38%) SQL Server

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 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.25%) DNS
3 2 (6.25%) LAN
3 2 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (3.13%) ADSL
4 1 (3.13%) DHCP
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) Skype
4 1 (3.13%) VoIP
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
4 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Automotive
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Support Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 4 (12.50%) IT Support
3 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (9.38%) Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Server Support
4 2 (6.25%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) jQuery
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
2 1 (3.13%) WCF
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.13%) Linux
7 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Migration
2 7 (21.88%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (12.50%) ITIL
4 3 (9.38%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (6.25%) Data Security
6 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
6 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.13%) Change Management
6 1 (3.13%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (3.13%) IT Asset Management
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.13%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Scrum
6 1 (3.13%) Security Operations
6 1 (3.13%) Software Delivery
6 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.13%) TDD
6 1 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
1 3 (9.38%) VBScript
2 2 (6.25%) C#
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
3 10 (31.25%) MCSA
4 8 (25.00%) MCSE
5 4 (12.50%) MCITP
6 3 (9.38%) MCP
7 2 (6.25%) CCNA
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
8 1 (3.13%) Degree
8 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
8 1 (3.13%) MCAD
8 1 (3.13%) MCSD
8 1 (3.13%) MCTS
System Software
1 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) vSphere
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.13%) NFS
4 1 (3.13%) Samba
4 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) Backup Exec
3 2 (6.25%) AirWatch
3 2 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Intune
3 2 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) Citrix
3 7 (21.88%) Dell
3 7 (21.88%) Sophos
4 4 (12.50%) HP
4 4 (12.50%) VMware
5 2 (6.25%) Intel Security
5 2 (6.25%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.13%) Apple
6 1 (3.13%) Avaya
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco
6 1 (3.13%) Dell KACE
6 1 (3.13%) Kaspersky
6 1 (3.13%) NetApp
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle
6 1 (3.13%) Symantec