The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 26 24 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.56% 0.71% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.00% 4.35% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.88% +16.12%

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

Qualifications Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
20 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.30% 16.43% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 20
Median daily rate £300 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.04% -5.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £95.00 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+458.82% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.69 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +84.44%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 4 (80.00%) VMware
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (20.00%) Remediation Plan
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Data Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Implementation Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCSA
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp