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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 24 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.56% - 2.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.55% - 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £325 - £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £337 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.06 £18.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+31.83% +17.74%
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

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
22 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 12.36% 13.14% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 13
Median daily rate £325 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £201 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £427 £587
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £155.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1048.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +34.00%

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 25 June 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) CCENT
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) CCAA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre

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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCAA
1 1 (50.00%) CCENT
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCSA
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) VMware