The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 36 37 40
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.28% 4.32% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.60% 12.83% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 20 7
Median daily rate £300 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +19.04%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £17.00 £16.67
% change year-on-year
+27.94% +1.97%
Microsoft Certification
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
87 187 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 27.88% 33.63% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 130 67
Median daily rate £467 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% +0.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £335 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £509 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 17
Median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £25.12 £20.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.00 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) LAN
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (57.14%) CCNA
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco
4 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
5 3 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (42.86%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (42.86%) Canon
5 3 (42.86%) SCCM
5 3 (42.86%) SCOM
5 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (42.86%) Symantec
5 3 (42.86%) Intel Security
5 3 (42.86%) Replication
5 3 (42.86%) Backup Exec
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (42.86%) VPN
5 3 (42.86%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (28.57%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) LAN
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) Kerberos
3 2 (28.57%) LDAP
3 2 (28.57%) X.500
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) IT Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SAN Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Scripter
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Replication
2 2 (28.57%) PKI
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
3 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Management
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Identity Management
2 2 (28.57%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) CCNA
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) MCSA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Backup Exec
1 3 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
1 3 (42.86%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Canon
3 3 (42.86%) Dell
3 3 (42.86%) Intel Security
3 3 (42.86%) Symantec
4 2 (28.57%) EqualLogic
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Veeam
5 1 (14.29%) arcserve
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) Juniper
5 1 (14.29%) Mitel
5 1 (14.29%) ProCurve
5 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 1 (14.29%) Sophos