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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 99 82 81
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 38 41 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.31% 1.53% 1.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.22% 8.17% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 16
Average daily rate £288 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £148 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 11
Average hourly rate £17.10 £13.00 £11.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.53% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.29 £13.04 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -1.66%
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
611 502 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.13% 18.75% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 270 203
Average daily rate £375 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 41 34
Average hourly rate £18.28 £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.08% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.80 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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 +5 15 £185 -47.14% 5
Herefordshire +10 5 £488 +62.50%
Warwickshire -1 4 £275 +43.60% 5
Worcestershire -1 4 £363 +166.54% 1
Shropshire -32 3 - -
Coventry -9 2 - - 2
Dudley - 2 £90 -
Solihull - 1 £450 - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 60 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 45 (60.00%) Windows
3 31 (41.33%) MCSE
4 30 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 25 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 22 (29.33%) Windows 7
7 20 (26.67%) MS Excel
8 17 (22.67%) SC Cleared
8 17 (22.67%) Windows Server
9 16 (21.33%) Migration
10 15 (20.00%) MCSA
10 15 (20.00%) MCP
10 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (18.67%) SCCM
11 14 (18.67%) ITIL
11 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (17.33%) Windows XP
12 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
12 13 (17.33%) Citrix
13 12 (16.00%) Office 365
14 11 (14.67%) PowerShell
14 11 (14.67%) MCITP
14 11 (14.67%) Dell
14 11 (14.67%) MS Office
15 10 (13.33%) VMware
15 10 (13.33%) Sophos
16 9 (12.00%) SharePoint
16 9 (12.00%) CCNA
16 9 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
16 9 (12.00%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 9 (12.00%) MS Exchange
1 9 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.33%) IIS
2 4 (5.33%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (4.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.33%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.67%) MS Office
3 4 (5.33%) InfoPath
3 4 (5.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.33%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.00%) Office 365
2 2 (2.67%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.00%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (8.00%) LAN
3 5 (6.67%) WAN
4 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.33%) VoIP
5 3 (4.00%) DNS
5 3 (4.00%) Internet
6 2 (2.67%) Extranet
6 2 (2.67%) SAN
6 2 (2.67%) VPN
6 2 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.33%) ADSL
7 1 (1.33%) DHCP
7 1 (1.33%) Firewall
7 1 (1.33%) Skype
7 1 (1.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.33%) InstallShield
General
1 7 (9.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Automotive
2 1 (1.33%) Banking
2 1 (1.33%) Billing
2 1 (1.33%) Games
2 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (18.67%) Support Engineer
2 12 (16.00%) Analyst
2 12 (16.00%) Desktop Support
3 11 (14.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (10.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 8 (10.67%) Support Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) IT Support
7 6 (8.00%) Developer
7 6 (8.00%) SCCM Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Consultant
9 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Technical Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) .NET
2 6 (8.00%) XML
3 5 (6.67%) CSS
3 5 (6.67%) HTML
4 4 (5.33%) jQuery
5 2 (2.67%) SOAP
5 2 (2.67%) WCF
5 2 (2.67%) Web Services
6 1 (1.33%) CSS3
6 1 (1.33%) HTML5
6 1 (1.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.67%) Driving Licence
4 4 (5.33%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.00%) NHS
5 3 (4.00%) Statistics
6 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.67%) User Experience
7 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.33%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.33%) PKI
7 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 45 (60.00%) Windows
2 22 (29.33%) Windows 7
3 17 (22.67%) Windows Server
4 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (17.33%) Windows XP
7 6 (8.00%) Windows 8
7 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (6.67%) Linux
9 4 (5.33%) Unix
9 4 (5.33%) Windows 10
10 3 (4.00%) CentOS
11 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.33%) Android
12 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.33%) Migration
2 14 (18.67%) ITIL
3 7 (9.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (9.33%) Service Delivery
4 5 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.33%) Security Auditing
5 4 (5.33%) Service Management
5 4 (5.33%) System Testing
5 4 (5.33%) Workflow
6 3 (4.00%) Change Management
6 3 (4.00%) ITSM
6 3 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (4.00%) Time Management
6 3 (4.00%) Web Development
7 2 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.67%) Application Packaging
7 2 (2.67%) Data Security
7 2 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.67%) Scrum
7 2 (2.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.67%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.67%) SQL
3 7 (9.33%) C#
3 7 (9.33%) VBScript
4 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.33%) Java
5 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.33%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (41.33%) MCSE
2 25 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 17 (22.67%) SC Cleared
4 15 (20.00%) MCP
4 15 (20.00%) MCSA
5 11 (14.67%) MCITP
6 9 (12.00%) CCNA
6 9 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (10.67%) DV Cleared
8 5 (6.67%) Degree
9 4 (5.33%) A+ Certification
9 4 (5.33%) MCAD
9 4 (5.33%) MCSD
9 4 (5.33%) MCTS
10 2 (2.67%) CCNP
10 2 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.33%) CCAA
11 1 (1.33%) CCENT
11 1 (1.33%) NCIE
11 1 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.00%) SLA
3 2 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.00%) vSphere
3 4 (5.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.67%) XenApp
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.33%) NFS
5 1 (1.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (18.67%) SCCM
2 4 (5.33%) AirWatch
2 4 (5.33%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (4.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.00%) WSUS
4 2 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Intune
5 1 (1.33%) SCOM
5 1 (1.33%) SmoothWall
5 1 (1.33%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 60 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.33%) Citrix
3 11 (14.67%) Dell
4 10 (13.33%) Sophos
4 10 (13.33%) VMware
5 7 (9.33%) HP
6 5 (6.67%) Apple
6 5 (6.67%) Cisco
7 4 (5.33%) Symantec
8 3 (4.00%) Becrypt
8 3 (4.00%) Google
8 3 (4.00%) Intel Security
8 3 (4.00%) Kaspersky
8 3 (4.00%) Lumension
8 3 (4.00%) NetApp
8 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.67%) MobileIron
9 2 (2.67%) Oracle
10 1 (1.33%) Avaya
10 1 (1.33%) Lotus
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