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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 51 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.25% 2.42% 3.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.33% 15.15% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 12
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 £293 £247 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £333 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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 £15.88 £17.23 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-7.83% +6.00%
Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
169 99 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.54% 15.99% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 54 59
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -32.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £12.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £12.50 £21.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -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 1 August 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 1 August 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 15 (65.22%) Windows
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 12 (52.17%) MCSE
3 9 (39.13%) MCP
3 9 (39.13%) VMware
4 8 (34.78%) MCITP
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
5 7 (30.43%) SCCM
5 7 (30.43%) DHCP
5 7 (30.43%) DNS
6 6 (26.09%) HP
6 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
6 6 (26.09%) MS Office
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (26.09%) Migration
6 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
7 5 (21.74%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
7 5 (21.74%) A+ Certification
8 4 (17.39%) Citrix
8 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
8 4 (17.39%) C#
8 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
8 4 (17.39%) Workflow
8 4 (17.39%) Finance
8 4 (17.39%) MCTS
8 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
9 3 (13.04%) XenApp

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (17.39%) MS Exchange
1 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) Node.js
3 1 (4.35%) Lync
3 1 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
1 6 (26.09%) MS Office
2 5 (21.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) DHCP
1 7 (30.43%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) Wireless
3 2 (8.70%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.35%) MSI
1 1 (4.35%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Help Desk Support
2 5 (21.74%) Help Desk Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Data Migration Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Data Centre Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) SCCM Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Support
4 2 (8.70%) Migration Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) WCF
2 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (4.35%) Reactive Extensions
2 1 (4.35%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.35%) RESTful
2 1 (4.35%) Silverlight
2 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) PDA
1 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
4 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Workflow
3 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) OOD
4 2 (8.70%) OO
4 2 (8.70%) Requirements Management
4 2 (8.70%) TDD
4 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.35%) MVVM
5 1 (4.35%) BDD
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Online Security
5 1 (4.35%) MVC
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) C#
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) MCSE
2 9 (39.13%) MCP
3 8 (34.78%) MCITP
4 5 (21.74%) A+ Certification
5 4 (17.39%) MCTS
6 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) Degree
6 1 (4.35%) MCAD
6 1 (4.35%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.04%) XenApp
3 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.35%) vSphere
4 1 (4.35%) XenServer
4 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) SCVMM
3 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.35%) WSUS
4 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) HP
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
5 3 (13.04%) Symantec
5 3 (13.04%) Apple
6 2 (8.70%) Meru Networks
6 2 (8.70%) Juniper
6 2 (8.70%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) Facebook
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