Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 39 38
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.55% 1.62% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.00% 11.11% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Staffordshire median daily rate £310 £325 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% -5.80% +263.16%
10th Percentile £270 £198 £309
90th Percentile £346 £492 £386
West Midlands median daily rate £394 £330 £318
% change year-on-year +19.32% +3.94% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £28.88 - £17.24
10th Percentile £15.36 - £16.30
90th Percentile £46.29 - £18.18
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.38 £15.43 £17.24
% change year-on-year -13.29% -10.53% +20.75%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 25 63 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 9.69% 14.58% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 36 26
Staffordshire median daily rate £340 £325 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% -8.77% +29.55%
10th Percentile £270 £204 £266
90th Percentile £431 £474 £434
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £15.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +199.28% +0.79%
10th Percentile £18.10 £34.85 £13.56
90th Percentile £49.50 £133.50 £17.74
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £24.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +25.51% -22.07% +46.23%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford +3 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) BPMN
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) CESG
3 1 (25.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics

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 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (25.00%) Data Lake Analytics
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (25.00%) Data Lake
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) HDInsight
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) Power BI
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Officer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) CESG
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) BPMN
1 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (50.00%) UML
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) CCA
2 1 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (25.00%) HNC
2 1 (25.00%) HND
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
1 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Dell