Period
to 25 October 2020

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 25 October 2020 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
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 25 38
Rank change year-on-year +10 +13 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 2 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.25% 1.09% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.76% 10.00% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £303 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.72% -5.51%
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £419 £295
% change year-on-year +25.37% +41.95% -25.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.79% -54.29%
West Midlands median hourly rate - £15.85 £15.85

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 21 20 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 26.25% 10.87% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 36
Median daily rate £375 £440 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.77% +21.38% +6.62%
10th Percentile £305 £301 £281
90th Percentile £438 £515 £499
West Midlands median daily rate £432 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -4.00% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.69% +80.09%
Median hourly rate £27.67 £29.96 £16.00
% change year-on-year -7.67% +87.27% -45.76%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Staffordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Staffordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Staffordshire.

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 6 months to 25 October 2020. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +9 1 - - 2
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) AWS
1 1 (100.00%) IBM XIV
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware