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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 71 91 64
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 37 18 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.74% 0.85% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.39% 6.32% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £365 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +58.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £90 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 2 15
Average hourly rate £13.06 £18.85 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.72% -31.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.77 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £21.92 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -18.91%
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
394 285 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.50% 13.47% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 149 122
Average daily rate £338 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 2 36
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.69 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.04% -31.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £15.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £22.69 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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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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 0 14 £368 +61.53% 12
Shropshire -4 8 £351 -12.37% 1
Warwickshire +1 4 £210 - 2
Coventry - 4 £180 - 1
Worcestershire - 3 - - 4
Wolverhampton - 1 £225 -
Herefordshire - 1 £350 -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Kingswinford - - - -
Solihull - - - - 3
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 5
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England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 59 (83.10%) Windows
2 47 (66.20%) Microsoft
3 39 (54.93%) Active Directory
4 37 (52.11%) MCSE
5 32 (45.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (42.25%) MS Office
7 23 (32.39%) Windows XP
8 21 (29.58%) MCP
9 19 (26.76%) VMware
10 18 (25.35%) Citrix
11 17 (23.94%) MCITP
12 16 (22.54%) ITIL
12 16 (22.54%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (18.31%) SQL
13 13 (18.31%) MS Exchange
13 13 (18.31%) Windows 7
13 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (15.49%) MS Excel
14 11 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (15.49%) SCCM
15 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
15 10 (14.08%) Migration
16 9 (12.68%) DNS
16 9 (12.68%) SAN
17 8 (11.27%) SLA
17 8 (11.27%) DHCP
17 8 (11.27%) MCSA
17 8 (11.27%) UNIX
17 8 (11.27%) MCTS
18 7 (9.86%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 13 (18.31%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.45%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (5.63%) WebSphere
4 3 (4.23%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.41%) Lync
6 1 (1.41%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 30 (42.25%) MS Office
2 11 (15.49%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.82%) MS Project
5 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.68%) DNS
1 9 (12.68%) SAN
2 8 (11.27%) DHCP
3 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.04%) Firewall
4 4 (5.63%) NAS
5 2 (2.82%) Wireless
5 2 (2.82%) Internet
6 1 (1.41%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.41%) Network Security
6 1 (1.41%) HTTP
6 1 (1.41%) LAN
6 1 (1.41%) WAN
6 1 (1.41%) SMTP
6 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.41%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.41%) QlikView
3 1 (1.41%) OLAP
3 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.41%) WiX
2 1 (1.41%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.41%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.41%) MSI
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Local Government
3 4 (5.63%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (12.68%) Support Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Consultant
4 7 (9.86%) Service Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (8.45%) Developer
6 5 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Desktop Support
6 5 (7.04%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Network Consultant
7 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) WCF
1 3 (4.23%) .NET
1 3 (4.23%) SOAP
1 3 (4.23%) Web Services
2 2 (2.82%) SAP Basis
2 2 (2.82%) XML
2 2 (2.82%) XSLT
2 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.41%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (1.41%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (1.41%) MDX
3 1 (1.41%) WAP
3 1 (1.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (2.82%) Clustering
2 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.41%) iSeries
3 1 (1.41%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.41%) NHS
3 1 (1.41%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 59 (83.10%) Windows
2 32 (45.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (32.39%) Windows XP
4 16 (22.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (18.31%) Windows 7
5 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (11.27%) UNIX
7 7 (9.86%) Linux
8 3 (4.23%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) ITIL
2 10 (14.08%) Migration
3 7 (9.86%) PRINCE2
3 7 (9.86%) ITSM
4 5 (7.04%) Service Management
5 4 (5.63%) Process Management
5 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.63%) Network Management
5 4 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.23%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.23%) Project Management
7 2 (2.82%) Workflow
7 2 (2.82%) Unit Testing
8 1 (1.41%) Kimball Methodology
8 1 (1.41%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.41%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.41%) MVVM
8 1 (1.41%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.31%) SQL
2 4 (5.63%) C#
3 1 (1.41%) X++
3 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.41%) C++
3 1 (1.41%) PHP
3 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (52.11%) MCSE
2 21 (29.58%) MCP
3 17 (23.94%) MCITP
4 8 (11.27%) MCSA
4 8 (11.27%) MCTS
5 5 (7.04%) CCNP
5 5 (7.04%) A+ Certification
5 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (7.04%) CCA
5 5 (7.04%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (5.63%) CCEA
6 4 (5.63%) CCNA
6 4 (5.63%) CCDP
6 4 (5.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.23%) MCDST
7 3 (4.23%) Degree
8 2 (2.82%) HNC
8 2 (2.82%) CNE
8 2 (2.82%) Novell Certification
8 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (54.93%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.86%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.45%) vSphere
5 5 (7.04%) XenApp
6 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.41%) Xen
6 1 (1.41%) Firmware
6 1 (1.41%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (15.49%) SCCM
2 2 (2.82%) DameWare
2 2 (2.82%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.82%) SCOM
3 1 (1.41%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (66.20%) Microsoft
2 19 (26.76%) VMware
3 18 (25.35%) Citrix
4 6 (8.45%) Cisco
5 4 (5.63%) HP
6 3 (4.23%) Oracle
6 3 (4.23%) Lotus
7 2 (2.82%) McAfee
7 2 (2.82%) SAP
7 2 (2.82%) Dell
7 2 (2.82%) EMC
7 2 (2.82%) Brocade
7 2 (2.82%) Google
8 1 (1.41%) Tableau
8 1 (1.41%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.41%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.41%) Juniper
8 1 (1.41%) CA
8 1 (1.41%) Intel
8 1 (1.41%) Compaq
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