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 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands / Warwickshire
Rank 39 31 38
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 0.29% 1.54% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 7.69% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £275 £159
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +72.95%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £311
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.93 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.08% +22.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +40.74%  

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 Warwickshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Warwickshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 70 65 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 20.11% 20.06% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 29
Median daily rate £375 £375 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 23
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.71 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.19% -41.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.93 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.11 £19.73 £37.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Warwickshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warwickshire 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Warwickshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

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

1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory Support
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy
2 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow