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 24 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / Midlands
Rank - 21 18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - 1.53% 1.49%
As % of the Qualifications category - 13.33% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £16.92 £16.41
% change year-on-year
-3.69% +3.10%

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
22 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 18.33% 11.45% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 9
Median daily rate £325 £445 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.96% +30.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +105.12%

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