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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 34 32
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.94% 1.31% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.35% 9.76% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£303 £450 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.77% +91.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.38 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -15.49%
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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
31 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 10.03% 13.44% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 7
Average daily rate £275 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £325 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £12.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Migration
4 4 (50.00%) MCITP
5 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (37.50%) SCCM
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) Internet
5 3 (37.50%) MS Office
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) MCSE
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (12.50%) Workflow
7 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (12.50%) Office 365
7 1 (12.50%) Change Management
7 1 (12.50%) Wireless
7 1 (12.50%) DameWare
7 1 (12.50%) Information Security
7 1 (12.50%) MCDST
7 1 (12.50%) MCTS
7 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (12.50%) MCSA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) MCITP
2 3 (37.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCDST
3 1 (12.50%) MCTS
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) DameWare
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus