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 28 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 44 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.23% 0.49% 3.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 1.43% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -18.91%
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
114 70 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 26.21% 34.31% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 21 60
Average daily rate £400 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £254 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £683 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.67% -15.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burnley - - - -
Preston - - - -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Time Management
4 3 (37.50%) Marketing
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
4 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) OLAP
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) HP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (25.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (25.00%) OLAP
3 2 (25.00%) Data Mart
3 2 (25.00%) OLAP Cube
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Services Delivery Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (37.50%) Time Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) XenServer
2 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Compaq
2 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
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