The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 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 / Coventry
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 43 37
Rank change year-on-year +13 -6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 1.21% 0.97% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.14% 6.56% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £400 £495 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.19% +46.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £463 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £499 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £340
% change year-on-year -1.51% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.76 £26.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -21.66% +39.47%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry.

Academic & Professional Certification
Coventry
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42 61 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 17.00% 14.77% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 54 44
Median daily rate £413 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £282 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 4
Median hourly rate £16.00 £40.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% -3.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £36.25 £28.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £43.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +24.44%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Coventry

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Coventry

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Coventry

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Coventry region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) Kanban
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Release Management
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) PaaS
3 2 (50.00%) DevOps
3 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (50.00%) Coaching
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) IaaS
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) CCA
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) Veritas
4 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (50.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Coaching
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps
1 2 (50.00%) Kanban
1 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (50.00%) Release Management
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCSA
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (25.00%) CCA
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (25.00%) ECDL
2 1 (25.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas
3 1 (25.00%) VMware