Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 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 > Warwickshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 53 55
Rank change year-on-year +18 +2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 18 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 3.14% 0.64% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.65% 4.30% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Warwickshire median daily rate £250 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -17.65% +39.34%
10th Percentile £186 £350 £413
90th Percentile £489 £442 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £295 £350 £330
% change year-on-year -15.71% +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 4
Warwickshire median hourly rate £15.85 - £13.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £12.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year +24.31% -29.17% +4.41%

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 Warwickshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Warwickshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 102 93 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 17.77% 14.90% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 42 75
Warwickshire median daily rate £470 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £278 £267 £245
90th Percentile £575 £574 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £410 £375
% change year-on-year - +9.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 7
Warwickshire median hourly rate £15.85 £32.50 £15.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.23% +110.70% -50.94%
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year -36.00% +12.36% -25.39%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Warwickshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Warwickshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Warwickshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Warwickshire over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Warwickshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Warwickshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

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 Warwickshire region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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
Leamington Spa +14 4 £250 -28.57%
Warwick - 4 £175 - 1
Rugby - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 Warwickshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 17 (94.44%) MCSE
2 11 (61.11%) A+ Certification
2 11 (61.11%) Apple
2 11 (61.11%) Google
2 11 (61.11%) MCDST
2 11 (61.11%) MCP
2 11 (61.11%) Smartphone
2 11 (61.11%) NVQ Level 3
2 11 (61.11%) Android
2 11 (61.11%) Break/Fix
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
4 5 (27.78%) VBScript
4 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
4 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
4 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
4 5 (27.78%) Citrix
4 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
4 5 (27.78%) XenApp
4 5 (27.78%) MCITP
4 5 (27.78%) vSphere
4 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
5 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (22.22%) Patch Management

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warwickshire 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 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) DNS
1 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 3 (16.67%) DHCP
2 3 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Support Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Support
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) Smartphone
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Android
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Break/Fix
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) Patch Management
3 3 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) SIEM
4 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.56%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Strategic Thinking
5 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
1 5 (27.78%) VBScript
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (94.44%) MCSE
2 11 (61.11%) A+ Certification
2 11 (61.11%) MCDST
2 11 (61.11%) MCP
2 11 (61.11%) NVQ Level 3
3 5 (27.78%) MCITP
4 4 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.56%) CCNA
5 1 (5.56%) CCNP
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
1 5 (27.78%) vSphere
1 5 (27.78%) XenApp
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Apple
1 11 (61.11%) Google
2 5 (27.78%) Citrix
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) VMware