Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 73 61
Rank change year-on-year +6 -12 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 25 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.60% 1.83% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.65% 9.06% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 14
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £310 £279 £200
90th Percentile £488 £516 £471
West Midlands median daily rate £381 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +15.53% +1.54% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £18.50 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.38 £15.43 £17.24
% change year-on-year -13.29% -10.53% +25.13%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Birmingham
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 259 309 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.57% 20.17% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 186 155
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £235 £250 £179
90th Percentile £500 £525 £528
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 14
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -46.85% +95.89%
10th Percentile £13.85 £15.45 £9.67
90th Percentile £37.25 £25.00 £47.78
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +24.49% -22.07% +44.55%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 22 (88.00%) MCSE
2 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (60.00%) Office 365
4 14 (56.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (52.00%) SharePoint
5 13 (52.00%) Windows
6 12 (48.00%) ITIL
7 10 (40.00%) MCSA
7 10 (40.00%) PowerShell
8 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
9 8 (32.00%) VMware
9 8 (32.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (32.00%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (28.00%) OneDrive
10 7 (28.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (24.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
11 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
12 5 (20.00%) BMC
12 5 (20.00%) Remedy
12 5 (20.00%) ITSM
12 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
12 5 (20.00%) Document Management
12 5 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
13 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (16.00%) MCP
13 4 (16.00%) Cisco
13 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
14 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (12.00%) Citrix

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 13 (52.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (32.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (24.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (8.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (60.00%) Office 365
2 14 (56.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (32.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (28.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) DHCP
1 2 (8.00%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (8.00%) SAN
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
1 3 (12.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Consultant
3 5 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) SharePoint Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Azure Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Office 365 Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Azure Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) IT Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Office 365 Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Replication
2 2 (8.00%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (12.00%) Linux
6 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Document Management
2 5 (20.00%) ITSM
3 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (12.00%) Service Management
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Change Management
4 2 (8.00%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (8.00%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (8.00%) High Availability
4 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.00%) Network Management
4 2 (8.00%) Statistics
5 1 (4.00%) Break/Fix
5 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.00%) Server Building
5 1 (4.00%) Software Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (88.00%) MCSE
2 10 (40.00%) MCSA
3 7 (28.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (16.00%) MCP
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (12.00%) MCTS
6 2 (8.00%) CCNA
6 2 (8.00%) Degree
6 2 (8.00%) MCITP
6 2 (8.00%) RHCE
6 2 (8.00%) VCP6
7 1 (4.00%) CCA
7 1 (4.00%) CCENT
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.00%) MCPD
7 1 (4.00%) MCSD
7 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) COBIT
1 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) vSphere
4 1 (4.00%) BitLocker
4 1 (4.00%) Terminal Server
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.00%) XenApp
4 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) WSUS
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.00%) BMC
3 5 (20.00%) Remedy
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco
5 3 (12.00%) Citrix
5 3 (12.00%) Dell
6 2 (8.00%) NetApp
6 2 (8.00%) SAP
6 2 (8.00%) Sophos
6 2 (8.00%) Sun
6 2 (8.00%) Veeam
7 1 (4.00%) AppSense
7 1 (4.00%) Juniper