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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 94 87 73
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 23 30 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.92% 1.18% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.23% 6.67% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 19
Average daily rate
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£368 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.63% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £186 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 7
Average hourly rate £17.24 £14.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.98% +9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £10.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.40 £20.23 £30.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.88%
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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
440 450 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.69% 17.77% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 212 150
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 25
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.01% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 10 £400 +25.00% 10
Shropshire -8 4 - -
Warwickshire +4 2 £335 -
Staffordshire - 2 - - 1
Coventry -6 1 - - 3
Stourbridge - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 3
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 42 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 34 (66.67%) Windows
3 29 (56.86%) Active Directory
4 24 (47.06%) MCSE
5 16 (31.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (29.41%) MS Excel
6 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
6 15 (29.41%) SCCM
7 14 (27.45%) VMware
8 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (23.53%) ITIL
9 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
9 12 (23.53%) MCITP
10 11 (21.57%) Information Security
10 11 (21.57%) MCP
10 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (19.61%) Windows 7
11 10 (19.61%) CRM
11 10 (19.61%) Migration
11 10 (19.61%) Dynamics CRM
12 9 (17.65%) Citrix
13 8 (15.69%) SharePoint
13 8 (15.69%) MCSA
13 8 (15.69%) Data Migration
13 8 (15.69%) Hyper-V
14 7 (13.73%) TOGAF
14 7 (13.73%) ITSM
14 7 (13.73%) Validation
14 7 (13.73%) Windows XP
15 6 (11.76%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.69%) SharePoint
3 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (9.80%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (7.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.96%) Lync
7 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.96%) IIS
7 1 (1.96%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) DNS
2 4 (7.84%) SAN
2 4 (7.84%) DHCP
3 3 (5.88%) Firewall
4 2 (3.92%) LAN
4 2 (3.92%) WAN
4 2 (3.92%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.96%) VPN
5 1 (1.96%) Wireless
5 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Ant
1 1 (1.96%) MSI
General
1 4 (7.84%) Retail
2 3 (5.88%) Local Government
2 3 (5.88%) Law
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.92%) Finance
4 1 (1.96%) Automotive
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (15.69%) Analyst
2 7 (13.73%) Architect
3 6 (11.76%) Consultant
3 6 (11.76%) Support Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Server Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) CRM Architect
6 3 (5.88%) SCCM Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.88%) Administrator
6 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.92%) Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Leader
7 2 (3.92%) CRM Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.92%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) J2EE
3 1 (1.96%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.96%) Spring
3 1 (1.96%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.96%) EqualLogic
2 1 (1.96%) User Experience
2 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (66.67%) Windows
2 16 (31.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (19.61%) Windows 7
6 7 (13.73%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.96%) UNIX
8 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) ITIL
2 11 (21.57%) Information Security
3 10 (19.61%) Migration
3 10 (19.61%) CRM
4 8 (15.69%) Data Migration
5 7 (13.73%) Validation
5 7 (13.73%) ITSM
5 7 (13.73%) TOGAF
6 6 (11.76%) Service Management
7 4 (7.84%) Change Management
7 4 (7.84%) Risk Management
7 4 (7.84%) Content Management
7 4 (7.84%) ITIL V3
7 4 (7.84%) Server Monitoring
8 3 (5.88%) Patch Management
8 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.92%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (3.92%) Resource Management
9 2 (3.92%) Workflow
9 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) VBScript
2 1 (1.96%) VB
2 1 (1.96%) C#
2 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (47.06%) MCSE
2 12 (23.53%) MCITP
3 11 (21.57%) MCP
4 8 (15.69%) MCSA
5 4 (7.84%) MCTS
5 4 (7.84%) NVQ Level 4
6 2 (3.92%) Degree
6 2 (3.92%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.96%) CCA
7 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 29 (56.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.69%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.92%) XenApp
4 2 (3.92%) vSphere
4 2 (3.92%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.96%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (29.41%) SCCM
2 4 (7.84%) SCOM
3 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 42 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 14 (27.45%) VMware
3 9 (17.65%) Citrix
4 5 (9.80%) HP
5 4 (7.84%) Cisco
6 3 (5.88%) Dell
6 3 (5.88%) EMC
6 3 (5.88%) Veeam
7 2 (3.92%) Panasonic
7 2 (3.92%) Symantec
7 2 (3.92%) Brocade
8 1 (1.96%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.96%) Google
8 1 (1.96%) McAfee
8 1 (1.96%) IBM
8 1 (1.96%) NetApp
8 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.96%) webMethods
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle
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Austin Fraser
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