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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 20 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.35% 1.50% -
As % of the Qualifications category 14.29% 10.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Microsoft Certification
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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
14 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.46% 14.29% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 5
Average daily rate £400 £340 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 12 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Fintech
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Windows

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365 Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365 Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft