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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 42 31 40
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.20% 3.86% 3.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.46% 11.26% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 9
Median daily rate £175 £301 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.82% +20.32%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Median hourly rate - £11.50 £31.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +14.75%
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
112 151 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 26.92% 34.32% 40.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 70 118
Median daily rate £425 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 29
Median hourly rate £36.26 £37.00 £23.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +59.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £11.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £59.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Blackpool +3 2 - -
Chorley - 1 £175 - 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 11 (91.67%) MCSE
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (66.67%) VMware
4 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 8 (66.67%) ITIL
5 7 (58.33%) MS Office
6 6 (50.00%) Windows
6 6 (50.00%) HP
6 6 (50.00%) Citrix
6 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (41.67%) DNS
7 5 (41.67%) Cisco
7 5 (41.67%) MCSA
8 4 (33.33%) SQL
8 4 (33.33%) LAN
8 4 (33.33%) MCP
8 4 (33.33%) WAN
8 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (33.33%) CCNA
9 3 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (25.00%) ThinPrint
9 3 (25.00%) vSphere
9 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
9 3 (25.00%) Brightmail
9 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013

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 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Office
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) DHCP
3 3 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) VoIP
4 2 (16.67%) Kerberos
4 2 (16.67%) LDAP
4 2 (16.67%) X.500
General
1 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) IT Support
1 5 (41.67%) Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Support
3 3 (25.00%) IT Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (16.67%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) IT Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Messaging Support
4 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Server Support
4 2 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Life Science
2 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (16.67%) PKI
2 2 (16.67%) Replication
2 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) MCSE
2 5 (41.67%) MCSA
3 4 (33.33%) CCNA
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (33.33%) MCP
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) Brightmail
3 3 (25.00%) vSphere
3 3 (25.00%) XenApp
3 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 6 (50.00%) HP
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) Compaq
5 3 (25.00%) Dell
5 3 (25.00%) IronPort
5 3 (25.00%) Symantec
5 3 (25.00%) ThinPrint
6 2 (16.67%) Polycom