The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 29 40 22
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 1.09% 1.00% 6.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% 5.88% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £120 - £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%

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

Qualifications Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
54 51 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 29.51% 17.06% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 31
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £470 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +110.81%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +10 2 £120 - 1
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) MCSE
4 3 (42.86%) MCSA
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) Replication
4 3 (42.86%) MCTS
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Clustering
5 2 (28.57%) PKI
5 2 (28.57%) Kerberos
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
5 2 (28.57%) X.500
5 2 (28.57%) LDAP
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) MCP
5 2 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
6 1 (14.29%) 3PAR

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire 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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) Kerberos
2 2 (28.57%) LDAP
2 2 (28.57%) X.500
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Analyst
1 1 (14.29%) Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
1 1 (14.29%) Mobility Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Server Support
1 1 (14.29%) Server Support Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
1 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Replication
2 2 (28.57%) Clustering
2 2 (28.57%) PKI
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 3 (42.86%) MCSA
2 3 (42.86%) MCTS
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) MCP
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (14.29%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) Terminal Server
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (14.29%) AirWatch
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Netcool
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
3 1 (14.29%) 3PAR
3 1 (14.29%) Veritas
3 1 (14.29%) VMware