The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 29 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.82% 1.42% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.39% 11.11% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Average daily rate £150 £180 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £11.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +5.13%
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 Coventry region.

Qualifications Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
61 36 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 17.23% 12.81% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 21 21
Average daily rate £315 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £180 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £386 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £16.85 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.71% +34.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Coventry region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Coventry region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 13 (81.25%) MCSE
2 12 (75.00%) MCP
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) Management Information System
4 7 (43.75%) Driving Licence
5 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
6 5 (31.25%) Finance
6 5 (31.25%) Office 365
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (18.75%) MS Office
8 3 (18.75%) LAN
8 3 (18.75%) VoIP
8 3 (18.75%) WAN
8 3 (18.75%) Apple
8 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
8 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
8 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
8 3 (18.75%) Time Management
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (18.75%) Statistics
8 3 (18.75%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (18.75%) Degree
8 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 2 (12.50%) Records Management
9 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
9 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) VoIP
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
2 2 (12.50%) Extranet
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Desktop Support
2 7 (43.75%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 7 (43.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Senior Desktop Support
3 5 (31.25%) Senior IT Support
3 5 (31.25%) Support Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Senior Desktop Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Senior Support Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (18.75%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 3 (18.75%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Driving Licence
1 7 (43.75%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
2 3 (18.75%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
2 3 (18.75%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance
3 2 (12.50%) Records Management
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) MCSE
2 12 (75.00%) MCP
3 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (6.25%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) MCITP
5 1 (6.25%) MCSA
5 1 (6.25%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Firmware
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) vSphere
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (6.25%) WSUS
1 1 (6.25%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Apple
3 2 (12.50%) NetApp
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Sophos
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec