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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 31 41 30
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.87% 3.09% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.72% 8.60% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 1
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£301 £250 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.32% +177.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £31.74 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.76% +41.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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
145 186 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 33.03% 35.98% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 102 17
Average daily rate £375 £405 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £675 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 12
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.83 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.10% +19.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £34.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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
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 22 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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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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
Blackpool -2 3 £270 +8.13%
Lytham St Annes +6 2 - -
Preston +8 1 £425 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) Windows
3 9 (47.37%) MCP
4 8 (42.11%) ITIL
4 8 (42.11%) LAN
5 7 (36.84%) MCSE
6 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
6 6 (31.58%) HP
6 6 (31.58%) Citrix
6 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (31.58%) VMware
6 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
7 5 (26.32%) XenServer
7 5 (26.32%) Symantec
7 5 (26.32%) McAfee
7 5 (26.32%) DHCP
7 5 (26.32%) DNS
7 5 (26.32%) vSphere
8 4 (21.05%) Compaq
8 4 (21.05%) Dell
8 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
9 3 (15.79%) XenApp
9 3 (15.79%) XenDesktop
9 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
9 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
10 2 (10.53%) CMS
10 2 (10.53%) Stellent
10 2 (10.53%) Content Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) CMS
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.26%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) LAN
2 5 (26.32%) DHCP
2 5 (26.32%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Desktop Support
2 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) CRM Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Security Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) PC Support
5 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Content Management
2 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) CRM
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.26%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) MCP
2 7 (36.84%) MCSE
3 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) MCITP
5 2 (10.53%) MCSA
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (5.26%) CCA
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.26%) CCNA
6 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
1 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) XenServer
2 5 (26.32%) vSphere
3 3 (15.79%) XenApp
3 3 (15.79%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (10.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (10.53%) EdgeSight
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) HP
2 6 (31.58%) Citrix
2 6 (31.58%) VMware
3 5 (26.32%) Symantec
3 5 (26.32%) McAfee
4 4 (21.05%) Compaq
4 4 (21.05%) Dell
5 2 (10.53%) Stellent
5 2 (10.53%) Lumension
6 1 (5.26%) Sophos
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