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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 34 38 28
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.23% 0.82% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.76% 6.25% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £250 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% +6.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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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 48 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 12.65% 13.19% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 11
Average daily rate £315 £325 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £250 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 2
Average hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) MCITP
3 4 (50.00%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Internet
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 3 (37.50%) SCCM
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (25.00%) CRM
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) Information Security
6 1 (12.50%) Retail
6 1 (12.50%) MCDST
6 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (12.50%) MCSA
6 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Internet
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Server Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Workflow
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) MCITP
2 4 (50.00%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) MCDST
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) DameWare
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus