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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 84 73 82
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 38 37 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.49% 1.67% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.38% 9.64% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 10
Average daily rate £233 £300 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -21.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £207 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £403 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 6
Average hourly rate £13.75 £13.06 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.32% -5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.70 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £29.00 £18.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
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
515 384 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.18% 17.38% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 197 150
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 60 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £23.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £32.00 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 17 £345 -6.12% 5
Coventry -3 10 £150 -16.66% 7
Shropshire -20 5 - - 2
Warwickshire +1 1 - - 3
Herefordshire - 1 £425 -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 5
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 61 (77.22%) Microsoft
2 42 (53.16%) Windows
3 30 (37.97%) MCSE
4 27 (34.18%) Active Directory
5 26 (32.91%) ITIL
6 23 (29.11%) MCP
7 21 (26.58%) Security Cleared
8 18 (22.78%) SCCM
8 18 (22.78%) SC Cleared
8 18 (22.78%) Citrix
9 17 (21.52%) Migration
9 17 (21.52%) Windows Server
10 15 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (18.99%) Windows 7
11 13 (16.46%) Office 365
11 13 (16.46%) MCITP
12 12 (15.19%) Sophos
12 12 (15.19%) Dell
12 12 (15.19%) Windows XP
12 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (12.66%) SQL
13 10 (12.66%) Finance
14 9 (11.39%) Management Information System
14 9 (11.39%) Service Delivery
14 9 (11.39%) VMware
14 9 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (10.13%) Root Cause Analysis
15 8 (10.13%) Skype for Business
15 8 (10.13%) MS Excel
15 8 (10.13%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (10.13%) MS Exchange
1 8 (10.13%) Skype for Business
2 6 (7.59%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.06%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (5.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.80%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.27%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.27%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.27%) IIS
6 1 (1.27%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.59%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.27%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.46%) Office 365
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) LAN
1 8 (10.13%) Remote Desktop
2 7 (8.86%) WAN
3 5 (6.33%) VoIP
4 4 (5.06%) SAN
4 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.80%) Firewall
6 2 (2.53%) Extranet
6 2 (2.53%) Network Security
7 1 (1.27%) ADSL
7 1 (1.27%) DNS
7 1 (1.27%) Internet
7 1 (1.27%) Skype
7 1 (1.27%) VPN
7 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.27%) InstallShield
General
1 10 (12.66%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Marketing
3 3 (3.80%) Games
4 2 (2.53%) Local Government
5 1 (1.27%) Billing
5 1 (1.27%) German Language
5 1 (1.27%) Publishing
5 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (21.52%) Desktop Support
2 13 (16.46%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (13.92%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 10 (12.66%) Analyst
5 9 (11.39%) Consultant
5 9 (11.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (10.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (10.13%) Support Engineer
7 7 (8.86%) IT Support
7 7 (8.86%) Support Analyst
8 6 (7.59%) SCCM Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Senior IT Support
9 5 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) Desktop Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) Developer
9 5 (6.33%) Senior Desktop Support
10 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Consultant
10 4 (5.06%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (5.06%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) .NET
2 4 (5.06%) XML
3 3 (3.80%) SOAP
3 3 (3.80%) WCF
3 3 (3.80%) Web Services
4 2 (2.53%) CSS
4 2 (2.53%) HTML
5 1 (1.27%) CSS3
5 1 (1.27%) HTML5
5 1 (1.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.13%) Driving Licence
3 6 (7.59%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.80%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.80%) HP Storage
5 3 (3.80%) Statistics
6 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.53%) User Experience
7 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 42 (53.16%) Windows
2 17 (21.52%) Windows Server
3 15 (18.99%) Windows 7
3 15 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (15.19%) Windows XP
5 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.06%) Linux
6 4 (5.06%) Windows 10
6 4 (5.06%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.53%) Unix
7 2 (2.53%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.91%) ITIL
2 17 (21.52%) Migration
3 9 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (11.39%) Service Delivery
4 8 (10.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (6.33%) CRM
6 4 (5.06%) Change Management
6 4 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (5.06%) ITIL V3
6 4 (5.06%) Service Management
7 3 (3.80%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (3.80%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.80%) Scrum
7 3 (3.80%) TDD
7 3 (3.80%) Time Management
7 3 (3.80%) TOGAF
8 2 (2.53%) PRINCE
8 2 (2.53%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.66%) SQL
2 6 (7.59%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.33%) C#
4 3 (3.80%) VBScript
5 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.27%) Java
6 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (37.97%) MCSE
2 23 (29.11%) MCP
3 21 (26.58%) Security Cleared
4 18 (22.78%) SC Cleared
5 13 (16.46%) MCITP
6 7 (8.86%) MCSA
7 6 (7.59%) CISSP
7 6 (7.59%) DV Cleared
8 5 (6.33%) Degree
9 4 (5.06%) NCIE
10 3 (3.80%) APMP
10 3 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (2.53%) CCNA
11 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (2.53%) CISMP
11 2 (2.53%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (1.27%) CNE
12 1 (1.27%) MCDST
12 1 (1.27%) MCTS
12 1 (1.27%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) JSP 440
2 3 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.80%) SLA
3 1 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (34.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.80%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.53%) XenApp
4 1 (1.27%) Firmware
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.27%) NFS
4 1 (1.27%) Samba
4 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (22.78%) SCCM
2 4 (5.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.53%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.53%) SCOM
3 2 (2.53%) Windows Intune
3 2 (2.53%) WSUS
4 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.27%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.27%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 61 (77.22%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.78%) Citrix
3 12 (15.19%) Dell
3 12 (15.19%) Sophos
4 9 (11.39%) VMware
5 7 (8.86%) NetApp
6 6 (7.59%) Cisco
7 5 (6.33%) Apple
8 4 (5.06%) HP
9 3 (3.80%) Oracle
9 3 (3.80%) Symantec
10 2 (2.53%) MobileIron
11 1 (1.27%) Brocade
11 1 (1.27%) Dell KACE
11 1 (1.27%) Google
11 1 (1.27%) IBM
11 1 (1.27%) Intel Security
11 1 (1.27%) Kaspersky
11 1 (1.27%) Lotus
11 1 (1.27%) ServiceNow
Warwickshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago