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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 106 73 77
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 29 51 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.06% 1.99% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.90% 9.73% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 38 14
Median daily rate £325 £263 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £140 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £483 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 19
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £13.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.25%
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
592 524 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.64% 20.45% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 267 232
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £511 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 53
Median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £9.76 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £45.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
Birmingham -14 9 £350 +55.55% 4
Shropshire +1 7 £315 -
Coventry -15 5 £200 +33.33% 1
Staffordshire +2 4 £268 -22.46% 2
Warwickshire -3 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £105 - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 58 (80.56%) Microsoft
2 44 (61.11%) Windows
3 27 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 27 (37.50%) MCSE
4 26 (36.11%) Windows Server
5 25 (34.72%) SharePoint
5 25 (34.72%) Active Directory
6 23 (31.94%) MCSA
6 23 (31.94%) VMware
7 22 (30.56%) Security Cleared
8 18 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (25.00%) SQL
9 17 (23.61%) ITIL
9 17 (23.61%) Cisco
9 17 (23.61%) Microsoft Azure
9 17 (23.61%) Office 365
10 16 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (20.83%) WAN
12 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (18.06%) Skype for Business
12 13 (18.06%) SC Cleared
12 13 (18.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (16.67%) SAN
13 12 (16.67%) MS Exchange
13 12 (16.67%) Migration
14 11 (15.28%) MS Office
14 11 (15.28%) Hyper-V
14 11 (15.28%) Data Centre
15 10 (13.89%) vSphere
15 10 (13.89%) Windows 8

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 25 (34.72%) SharePoint
2 13 (18.06%) Skype for Business
3 12 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (6.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (6.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (5.56%) IIS
6 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) MS Office
2 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (23.61%) Office 365
2 5 (6.94%) Yammer
3 4 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (5.56%) OneDrive
4 3 (4.17%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.83%) WAN
2 12 (16.67%) SAN
3 10 (13.89%) DNS
3 10 (13.89%) Firewall
3 10 (13.89%) LAN
4 9 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (12.50%) IPv4
5 8 (11.11%) DHCP
6 7 (9.72%) Skype
7 6 (8.33%) Kerberos
7 6 (8.33%) LDAP
8 5 (6.94%) Unified Communications
9 4 (5.56%) PBX
9 4 (5.56%) VoIP
10 3 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (2.78%) NetScaler
11 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.78%) X.500
12 1 (1.39%) SNMP
12 1 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.56%) PerformancePoint
6 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.78%) DTS
8 1 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.39%) Power BI
8 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.39%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (2.78%) Aerospace
1 2 (2.78%) Back Office
1 2 (2.78%) Local Government
1 2 (2.78%) Military
2 1 (1.39%) Advertising
2 1 (1.39%) Banking
2 1 (1.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (15.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (13.89%) Analyst
3 9 (12.50%) Developer
4 7 (9.72%) Consultant
5 6 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Technical Leader
6 5 (6.94%) Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Office 365 Specialist
7 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.56%) Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Azure Architect
7 4 (5.56%) ETL Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Juniper Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) SharePoint Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) .NET
2 2 (2.78%) CSS
2 2 (2.78%) HTML
2 2 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.39%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.33%) PKI
3 5 (6.94%) Clustering
4 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.17%) Private Cloud
4 3 (4.17%) Replication
5 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.78%) CESG
6 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 44 (61.11%) Windows
2 26 (36.11%) Windows Server
3 18 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (13.89%) Windows 8
7 9 (12.50%) Linux
7 9 (12.50%) Ubuntu
8 5 (6.94%) Windows 7
9 4 (5.56%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.78%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.39%) AIX
11 1 (1.39%) Android
11 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.61%) ITIL
2 12 (16.67%) Migration
3 7 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (8.33%) ETL
5 5 (6.94%) CRM
5 5 (6.94%) Patch Management
6 4 (5.56%) Analytics
6 4 (5.56%) Capacity Management
6 4 (5.56%) Email Filtering
6 4 (5.56%) Identity Management
6 4 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.17%) DevOps
7 3 (4.17%) ITIL V3
7 3 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (2.78%) Document Management
8 2 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.78%) Mobile Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (6.94%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.94%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.78%) C#
3 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.39%) C
4 1 (1.39%) C++
4 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.39%) X++
Qualifications
1 27 (37.50%) MCSE
2 23 (31.94%) MCSA
3 22 (30.56%) Security Cleared
4 13 (18.06%) SC Cleared
4 13 (18.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (13.89%) MCITP
6 9 (12.50%) CCNP
6 9 (12.50%) MCTS
7 4 (5.56%) Degree
7 4 (5.56%) DV Cleared
8 3 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (4.17%) MCP
9 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.78%) CCA
9 2 (2.78%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.78%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (1.39%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) SLA
3 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (34.72%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.28%) Hyper-V
3 10 (13.89%) vSphere
4 8 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.17%) XenApp
6 2 (2.78%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.39%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) SCCM
1 7 (9.72%) SCOM
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (5.56%) Nagios
2 4 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.78%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.78%) WSUS
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.39%) Netcool
4 1 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.39%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.39%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.39%) SCSM
4 1 (1.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 58 (80.56%) Microsoft
2 23 (31.94%) VMware
3 17 (23.61%) Cisco
4 9 (12.50%) Juniper
5 7 (9.72%) Citrix
6 5 (6.94%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.56%) Symantec
8 2 (2.78%) EMC
8 2 (2.78%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.78%) NetApp
9 1 (1.39%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.39%) Remedy
9 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.39%) Veritas
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