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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 26 31 22
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.87% 1.22% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 9.52% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £510 - £95
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.24 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.92 £15.82
% change year-on-year
+50.88% +6.93%
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
38 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 16.52% 12.80% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 8
Median daily rate £400 £348 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% +15.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £410 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £351
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 £17.24 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.82% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stafford - 2 £510 -
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) CCA
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) Aerospace
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) CESG
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Private Cloud
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Azure Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) CESG
1 2 (66.67%) Private Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCA
1 2 (66.67%) CESG Certified Professional
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (66.67%) MCSA
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
1 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco