The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Birmingham region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 55 42 31
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.16% 2.52% 3.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.88% 14.56% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 17
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 £289 £244 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £346 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £12.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £17.23 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-8.56% +6.00%
Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
164 103 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.70% 17.31% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 50 60
Average daily rate £350 £393 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.94% +48.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -29.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
Microsoft Certification
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 17 (62.96%) Windows
3 15 (55.56%) MCSE
4 12 (44.44%) MCP
5 10 (37.04%) MS Office
5 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (33.33%) VMware
6 9 (33.33%) DNS
6 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 8 (29.63%) A+ Certification
7 8 (29.63%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
7 8 (29.63%) MCITP
8 7 (25.93%) SCCM
8 7 (25.93%) DHCP
9 6 (22.22%) HP
9 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (22.22%) Migration
10 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
10 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
11 4 (14.81%) Citrix
11 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
11 4 (14.81%) Workflow
11 4 (14.81%) Finance
11 4 (14.81%) MCTS
11 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
12 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
12 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.70%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.70%) Lync
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MS Office
2 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 8 (29.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) DNS
2 7 (25.93%) DHCP
3 3 (11.11%) Wireless
4 2 (7.41%) SAN
5 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.70%) Internet
5 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.70%) VPN
5 1 (3.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
1 1 (3.70%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Help Desk Support
2 7 (25.93%) Support Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Help Desk Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Consultant
3 5 (18.52%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Data Migration Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Data Centre Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) SCCM Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) DBA
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Support
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) WCF
2 1 (3.70%) Silverlight
2 1 (3.70%) RESTful
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (3.70%) Reactive Extensions
2 1 (3.70%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) PDA
1 1 (3.70%) Clustering
1 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
4 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.70%) Android
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Migration
2 4 (14.81%) Workflow
3 3 (11.11%) Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 2 (7.41%) TDD
5 1 (3.70%) Release Management
5 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.70%) MVVM
5 1 (3.70%) BDD
5 1 (3.70%) Requirements Management
5 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) MVC
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) Online Security
5 1 (3.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
4 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) MCSE
2 12 (44.44%) MCP
3 8 (29.63%) A+ Certification
3 8 (29.63%) MCITP
4 4 (14.81%) MCTS
5 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.41%) MCSA
7 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.70%) Degree
7 1 (3.70%) MCAD
7 1 (3.70%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (3.70%) XenServer
4 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) SCCM
2 3 (11.11%) SCVMM
3 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.70%) WSUS
4 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) HP
4 4 (14.81%) Citrix
5 3 (11.11%) Apple
5 3 (11.11%) Symantec
6 2 (7.41%) Meru Networks
6 2 (7.41%) EMC
6 2 (7.41%) Juniper
7 1 (3.70%) Facebook