The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 73 78 80
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 41 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.81% 1.36% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.34% 8.55% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 10
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£371 £400 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.18% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £216 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £403 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £293
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 5
Average hourly rate £13.06 £11.19 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.69% -50.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £10.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £15.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £18.20
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -23.07%
Microsoft Certification
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
439 351 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.37% 15.88% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 159 131
Average daily rate £339 £342 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% +5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 11 26
Average hourly rate £29.00 £13.76 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.75% -58.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.30 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £22.70 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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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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
Birmingham -2 15 £368 -8.12% 14
Shropshire -3 6 - -
Coventry +2 4 £180 - 2
West Bromwich - 4 £375 -
Worcestershire - 3 - - 2
Wolverhampton +5 2 £225 - 2
Staffordshire -2 1 - - 1
Warwickshire -3 1 £210 - 1
Brierley Hill - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Kingswinford - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 62 (82.67%) Windows
2 49 (65.33%) Microsoft
3 40 (53.33%) MCSE
4 37 (49.33%) Active Directory
5 32 (42.67%) MS Office
6 29 (38.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (34.67%) MCITP
8 23 (30.67%) MCP
9 21 (28.00%) Citrix
10 20 (26.67%) Windows XP
11 17 (22.67%) ITIL
11 17 (22.67%) SQL
12 16 (21.33%) SQL Server
12 16 (21.33%) VMware
13 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (16.00%) MS Exchange
14 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (14.67%) SCCM
15 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
16 10 (13.33%) Migration
16 10 (13.33%) Windows 7
17 9 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
17 9 (12.00%) MCTS
17 9 (12.00%) PRINCE2
17 9 (12.00%) UNIX
17 9 (12.00%) SLA
17 9 (12.00%) Cisco
18 8 (10.67%) DNS
18 8 (10.67%) Linux
18 8 (10.67%) Finance

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 12 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.33%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.00%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.33%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.33%) Lync
6 1 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 32 (42.67%) MS Office
2 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.67%) MS Project
5 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) DNS
2 7 (9.33%) SAN
2 7 (9.33%) Firewall
3 6 (8.00%) DHCP
4 5 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.67%) NAS
5 4 (5.33%) Internet
6 2 (2.67%) LAN
6 2 (2.67%) WAN
6 2 (2.67%) Network Security
6 2 (2.67%) Wireless
7 1 (1.33%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.33%) Extranet
7 1 (1.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (10.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (10.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.67%) MySQL
6 1 (1.33%) OLAP
6 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.33%) QlikView
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.33%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.33%) WiX
2 1 (1.33%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.33%) MSI
General
1 8 (10.67%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Local Government
3 5 (6.67%) Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (26.67%) Analyst
2 11 (14.67%) Consultant
2 11 (14.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (13.33%) Administrator
3 10 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 8 (10.67%) Service Analyst
4 8 (10.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (9.33%) SQL DBA
5 7 (9.33%) DBA
6 6 (8.00%) Desktop Support
6 6 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Network Consultant
7 5 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (6.67%) Help Desk Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) .NET
1 3 (4.00%) XML
2 2 (2.67%) XSLT
2 2 (2.67%) SOAP
2 2 (2.67%) Web Services
2 2 (2.67%) SAP Basis
2 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.67%) WCF
3 1 (1.33%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (1.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (1.33%) MDX
3 1 (1.33%) HTML
3 1 (1.33%) CSS
3 1 (1.33%) WAP
3 1 (1.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.67%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.33%) NHS
4 1 (1.33%) AS400
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 62 (82.67%) Windows
2 29 (38.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (26.67%) Windows XP
4 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 9 (12.00%) UNIX
8 8 (10.67%) Linux
9 2 (2.67%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) ITIL
2 10 (13.33%) Migration
3 9 (12.00%) PRINCE2
4 8 (10.67%) ITSM
5 7 (9.33%) Service Management
6 5 (6.67%) Process Management
6 5 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.67%) Network Management
6 5 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.00%) Project Management
8 2 (2.67%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.67%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.67%) Workflow
9 1 (1.33%) Programme Management
9 1 (1.33%) Change Management
9 1 (1.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (1.33%) CRM
9 1 (1.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.67%) SQL
2 3 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (1.33%) C++
3 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.33%) PHP
3 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.33%) X++
3 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (53.33%) MCSE
2 26 (34.67%) MCITP
3 23 (30.67%) MCP
4 9 (12.00%) MCTS
5 7 (9.33%) A+ Certification
5 7 (9.33%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (9.33%) CCNP
6 6 (8.00%) CCNA
6 6 (8.00%) MCSA
7 5 (6.67%) MCDBA
7 5 (6.67%) CCDP
7 5 (6.67%) CCA
7 5 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (5.33%) CCEA
8 4 (5.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (4.00%) MCDST
9 3 (4.00%) Degree
10 2 (2.67%) CNE
10 2 (2.67%) Novell Certification
10 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (49.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.00%) XenApp
3 6 (8.00%) vSphere
4 1 (1.33%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (14.67%) SCCM
2 2 (2.67%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.67%) DameWare
3 1 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (65.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.00%) Citrix
3 16 (21.33%) VMware
4 9 (12.00%) Cisco
5 7 (9.33%) Oracle
5 7 (9.33%) Red Gate
6 3 (4.00%) HP
6 3 (4.00%) Lotus
7 2 (2.67%) Juniper
7 2 (2.67%) Google
7 2 (2.67%) Brocade
7 2 (2.67%) Dell
7 2 (2.67%) EMC
7 2 (2.67%) SAP
7 2 (2.67%) McAfee
8 1 (1.33%) Websense
8 1 (1.33%) Tableau
8 1 (1.33%) IBM
8 1 (1.33%) Intel
8 1 (1.33%) Compaq
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £305 per day
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