The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Coventry 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 33 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.24% 0.44% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.89% 3.33% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £450 £235 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.48% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.38 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Qualifications Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
45 30 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 13.93% 13.27% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 19
Average daily rate £395 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £100 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £14.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £25.60 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

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
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 23 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Lync
4 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Software Packaging
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (25.00%) Online Security
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (25.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Support Technician
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
1 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Migration Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Support Technician
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Online Security
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft