The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Staffordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 20 19 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.34% 3.16% 3.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.43% 15.79% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate £250 £163 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -43.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
14 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 10.94% 20.00% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 18
Average daily rate £275 £330 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £16.75 £43.15 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.17% +115.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
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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 18 April 2014. 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
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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
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Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £370 - 1
Tamworth - - - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) 3PAR
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) WinForms
3 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Back Office
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Team Leader
1 2 (40.00%) Development Team Leader
1 2 (40.00%) Project Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) MCITP
2 1 (20.00%) MCP
2 1 (20.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) 3PAR
3 2 (40.00%) HP
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