The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 March 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 / Shropshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 64 34
Rank change year-on-year +31 -30  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 0.56% 0.94% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.69% 3.81% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £311
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.09 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% +28.57%  

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 Shropshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 59 105 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 32.78% 24.59% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 17
Median daily rate £420 £388 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +38.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £34.38 - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Shropshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Shropshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Shropshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +31 1 £425 -
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Replication
2 2 (50.00%) MCTS
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (25.00%) X.500
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Server Support
1 1 (25.00%) Server Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (25.00%) VMware