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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 39 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.54% 0.69% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.88% 6.06% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £175 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.48 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +11.12%
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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
41 33 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 11.05% 11.34% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 25
Average daily rate £394 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £204 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 2
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (71.43%) MCSE
4 4 (57.14%) Citrix
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) SLA
5 3 (42.86%) HP
5 3 (42.86%) Dell
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (28.57%) MCP
6 2 (28.57%) SAN
6 2 (28.57%) VMware
7 1 (14.29%) Clustering
7 1 (14.29%) Retail
7 1 (14.29%) MCTS
7 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
7 1 (14.29%) Firewall
7 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (14.29%) McAfee
7 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 1 (14.29%) MS Office
7 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 1 (14.29%) Windows XP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) NAS
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) MCP
3 1 (14.29%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
1 1 (14.29%) Sysprep
1 1 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Dell
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
5 1 (14.29%) McAfee