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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
North West / Lancashire
Rank 30 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.50% 1.56% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.82% 4.70% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Median daily rate £503 £275 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.72% -11.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £255 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £295 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.91% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +11.92%

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
102 149 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 39.69% 33.26% 29.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 88 64
Median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 8
Median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £34.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +15.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.50 £25.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.15 £53.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 6 £515 - 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) ITIL
2 10 (58.82%) MCSE
2 10 (58.82%) VMware
3 8 (47.06%) Backup Exec
3 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) Oracle
4 6 (35.29%) IIS
4 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
4 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (29.41%) PKI
5 5 (29.41%) SAN
5 5 (29.41%) Symantec
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
5 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
6 4 (23.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (23.53%) SCCM
6 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (17.65%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (17.65%) SCOM
7 3 (17.65%) Time Management
7 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint

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 6 (35.29%) IIS
2 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.88%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) SAN
2 3 (17.65%) DHCP
2 3 (17.65%) LAN
2 3 (17.65%) VPN
2 3 (17.65%) WAN
3 2 (11.76%) DNS
3 2 (11.76%) IP Telephony
3 2 (11.76%) NAS
4 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database 12c
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
3 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.88%) MySQL
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Backup Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) IT Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Application Security Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Security Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
1 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
1 3 (17.65%) SOAP
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.76%) Ajax
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (11.76%) RESTful
2 2 (11.76%) WCF
2 2 (11.76%) WinForms
2 2 (11.76%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) PKI
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Life Science
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) AS400
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Licensing
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) CentOS
5 1 (5.88%) Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) Time Management
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) ERP
3 2 (11.76%) MVC
3 2 (11.76%) OO
3 2 (11.76%) OOD
3 2 (11.76%) Release Management
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.88%) ITSM
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) MCSE
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (17.65%) CCNA
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (17.65%) RHCE
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) MCITP
5 1 (5.88%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
1 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) MetaFrame
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) Backup Exec
2 4 (23.53%) SCCM
3 3 (17.65%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (17.65%) NetBackup
3 3 (17.65%) SCOM
4 2 (11.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (11.76%) WSUS
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) VMware
3 8 (47.06%) Oracle
4 5 (29.41%) Symantec
5 3 (17.65%) Canon
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco
5 3 (17.65%) Dell
5 3 (17.65%) EqualLogic
5 3 (17.65%) Intel Security
5 3 (17.65%) Remedy
5 3 (17.65%) Veeam
6 2 (11.76%) Kaseya
6 2 (11.76%) Kaspersky
6 2 (11.76%) SAP
6 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.88%) Citrix