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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 25 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.70% - 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.00% - 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +5.13%
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
20 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.08% 12.22% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 15
Average daily rate £401 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.23% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £228 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £357 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £11.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -23.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cannock - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) CCAA
3 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (25.00%) TypeScript
3 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C# Web Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) HTML CSS Developer
1 1 (25.00%) HTML Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) CSS3
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCAA
1 1 (25.00%) CCENT
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Brocade
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec