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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 102 101 100
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 42 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.31% 0.95% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.05% 5.21% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 10 9
Median daily rate £348 £368 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +33.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £479 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 8
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.15 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.43% +2.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £12.53 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £28.25 £20.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £17.00 £16.67
% change year-on-year
+27.94% +1.97%
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
694 461 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.63% 18.24% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 232 230
Median daily rate £398 £325 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.30% -6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 49 32
Median hourly rate £24.00 £29.26 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.96% +36.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £39.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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 25 September 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
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 25 September 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 +2 19 £400 +14.28% 4
Coventry - 7 £333 - 1
Herefordshire - 7 £325 -
Shropshire -24 3 £320 - 1
Staffordshire 0 2 £510 - 5
Worcestershire -2 1 £600 - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £465 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 64 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 57 (67.86%) Windows
3 36 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 34 (40.48%) MCSE
5 29 (34.52%) SQL Server
6 27 (32.14%) Security Cleared
7 25 (29.76%) MCSA
8 23 (27.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (26.19%) Active Directory
9 22 (26.19%) VMware
10 21 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 21 (25.00%) ITIL
11 20 (23.81%) SharePoint
12 19 (22.62%) SQL
13 18 (21.43%) Cisco
13 18 (21.43%) Data Centre
14 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (20.24%) WAN
15 16 (19.05%) SC Cleared
16 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (16.67%) MS Office
17 14 (16.67%) vSphere
18 13 (15.48%) MS Exchange
19 12 (14.29%) Linux
19 12 (14.29%) LAN
19 12 (14.29%) MCTS
20 11 (13.10%) Windows 8
21 10 (11.90%) Office 365
21 10 (11.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 20 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 13 (15.48%) MS Exchange
3 8 (9.52%) Skype for Business
4 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (5.95%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (5.95%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.38%) IIS
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 14 (16.67%) MS Office
3 6 (7.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.90%) Office 365
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.38%) Google Apps
3 2 (2.38%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.38%) SaaS
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.19%) IaaS
4 1 (1.19%) PaaS
4 1 (1.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.24%) WAN
2 12 (14.29%) LAN
3 10 (11.90%) SAN
4 9 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (10.71%) Firewall
4 9 (10.71%) IPv4
5 5 (5.95%) DNS
6 4 (4.76%) DHCP
7 2 (2.38%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.38%) Skype
8 1 (1.19%) Internet
8 1 (1.19%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.19%) LDAP
8 1 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.19%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.19%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.19%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (34.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.76%) PerformancePoint
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.38%) DTS
5 1 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.19%) Power BI
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.19%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (2.38%) Aerospace
1 2 (2.38%) Automotive
1 2 (2.38%) Back Office
1 2 (2.38%) Local Government
1 2 (2.38%) Military
2 1 (1.19%) Advertising
2 1 (1.19%) Banking
2 1 (1.19%) Finance
2 1 (1.19%) Legal
2 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (15.48%) Analyst
2 10 (11.90%) Developer
3 9 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (10.71%) Technical Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) Technical Leader
5 6 (7.14%) Consultant
5 6 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Technical Support
6 5 (5.95%) Administrator
6 5 (5.95%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.95%) SharePoint Administrator
6 5 (5.95%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Architect
7 4 (4.76%) ETL Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (3.57%) CSS
2 3 (3.57%) HTML
2 3 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.19%) jQuery
3 1 (1.19%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.19%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.57%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.38%) CESG
3 2 (2.38%) Clustering
3 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.19%) PKI
4 1 (1.19%) Replication
4 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 57 (67.86%) Windows
2 36 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 23 (27.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (14.29%) Linux
7 11 (13.10%) Windows 8
8 10 (11.90%) Windows 7
8 10 (11.90%) Windows XP
9 9 (10.71%) Ubuntu
10 4 (4.76%) Unix
11 3 (3.57%) CentOS
12 2 (2.38%) Android
12 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.38%) Windows 10
13 1 (1.19%) AIX
13 1 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.00%) ITIL
2 9 (10.71%) Migration
3 6 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 6 (7.14%) ETL
3 6 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 6 (7.14%) System Testing
4 5 (5.95%) CRM
5 4 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (4.76%) Analytics
5 4 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 4 (4.76%) Change Control
5 4 (4.76%) Change Management
5 4 (4.76%) Data Modelling
5 4 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.76%) High Availability
5 4 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.76%) Service Management
6 3 (3.57%) Network Architecture
6 3 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.62%) SQL
2 7 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.57%) C#
4 3 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.19%) C++
5 1 (1.19%) VB
5 1 (1.19%) VBScript
5 1 (1.19%) X++
Qualifications
1 34 (40.48%) MCSE
2 27 (32.14%) Security Cleared
3 25 (29.76%) MCSA
4 16 (19.05%) SC Cleared
5 14 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (14.29%) MCTS
7 10 (11.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (10.71%) CCNP
8 9 (10.71%) MCITP
9 8 (9.52%) DV Cleared
10 7 (8.33%) MCP
11 5 (5.95%) Degree
12 4 (4.76%) A+ Certification
12 4 (4.76%) CCNA
13 3 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (3.57%) MCSD
14 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (2.38%) CESG Certified Professional
14 2 (2.38%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.57%) QA
2 3 (3.57%) SLA
3 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (26.19%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.67%) vSphere
3 7 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.95%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.38%) XenApp
5 2 (2.38%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.19%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) NetBackup
2 5 (5.95%) SCCM
2 5 (5.95%) SCOM
3 4 (4.76%) AirWatch
4 3 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.57%) WSUS
5 2 (2.38%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.19%) Netcool
6 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.19%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.19%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.19%) SCSM
6 1 (1.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 64 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 22 (26.19%) VMware
3 18 (21.43%) Cisco
4 9 (10.71%) Juniper
5 8 (9.52%) HP
6 6 (7.14%) Citrix
7 4 (4.76%) EMC
7 4 (4.76%) Intel Security
7 4 (4.76%) Symantec
8 3 (3.57%) Becrypt
8 3 (3.57%) Google
8 3 (3.57%) Lumension
8 3 (3.57%) Panasonic
8 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.57%) Remedy
8 3 (3.57%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.57%) Sophos
9 2 (2.38%) Dell
9 2 (2.38%) Kaspersky
9 2 (2.38%) SolarWinds
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