The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 24 -
Rank change year-on-year +9 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 7.69% 0.56% -
As % of the Qualifications category 45.00% 4.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Median daily rate £338 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £337
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £24.06 £18.25
% change year-on-year -6.40% +31.83%  

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 Staffordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20 22 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 17.09% 12.36% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 13
Median daily rate £450 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -7.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £29.00 £155.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.29% +1048.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Staffordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Staffordshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Staffordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Staffordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 6 £350 - 2
Stafford - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (40.00%) Information Architecture
4 4 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (40.00%) Migration
4 4 (40.00%) Office 365
4 4 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) Dashboard Development
4 4 (40.00%) Power BI
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 3 (30.00%) HOOD
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) MCSE
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (20.00%) CISSP
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (20.00%) CNA
6 2 (20.00%) CNE
6 2 (20.00%) Novell Certification
6 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) Identity Management
6 2 (20.00%) Data Security
6 2 (20.00%) CISA

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Power BI
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Administrator
1 4 (40.00%) SharePoint Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Information Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Information Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Information Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Dashboard Development
1 4 (40.00%) Information Architecture
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) HOOD
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Data Security
3 2 (20.00%) Identity Management
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (30.00%) MCSE
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 2 (20.00%) CISA
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CISSP
2 2 (20.00%) CNA
2 2 (20.00%) CNE
2 2 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (20.00%) CRISC
2 2 (20.00%) Novell Certification
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) VMware