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 24 February 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands / Coventry
Rank 47 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.25% 1.30% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.64% 8.47% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £150 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.24% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £17.75 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-11.26% +13.52%

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 59 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 15.10% 15.32% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 47 20
Median daily rate £445 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £478 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.80 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £18.20 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Coventry region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
4 3 (42.86%) Skype
4 3 (42.86%) Mimecast
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
4 3 (42.86%) Office 365
4 3 (42.86%) SCCM
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (28.57%) DevOps
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (28.57%) MCSE
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (42.86%) Mimecast
2 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Skype
2 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365 Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Database Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior IT Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) CCA
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (14.29%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 1 (14.29%) Veritas