The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 26 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.49% 2.04% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.70% 17.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £475 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+42.20% -
Microsoft Certification
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
37 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 18.14% 11.56% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 5
Median daily rate £500 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £450 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Midlands region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Midlands region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) PaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) IaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Fintech
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Windows

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) IaaS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
1 1 (33.33%) PaaS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Azure Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft