The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank - - 30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent - - 3.45%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.90% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.29 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.67% +11.54%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Qualifications Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 2.27% 23.53% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 16
Average daily rate - £260 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Stoke-on-Trent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Microsoft Certification
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Back Office
1 2 (100.00%) WinForms
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Line Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (100.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Team Leader
1 2 (100.00%) Development Team Leader
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft