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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 26 44 27
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 19 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.22% 1.23% 2.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.76% 3.85% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 5
Average daily rate
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£420 £245 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £236 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £260 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £53.25 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.63 £17.06
% change year-on-year
+15.20% -8.41%
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
107 156 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.40% 31.90% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 83 15
Average daily rate £375 £488 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £263 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £700 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 11
Average hourly rate £30.52 £20.13 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.65% -0.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £63.64 £27.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +4 8 £375 +53.06% 2
Lytham St Annes +8 2 £451 +84.27%
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 29 (87.88%) Microsoft
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
3 15 (45.45%) ITIL
4 12 (36.36%) VMware
4 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 11 (33.33%) MCSE
5 11 (33.33%) HP
5 11 (33.33%) Citrix
5 11 (33.33%) Symantec
6 10 (30.30%) PowerShell
6 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (27.27%) XenServer
7 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
7 9 (27.27%) MCSA
7 9 (27.27%) MCP
7 9 (27.27%) MCITP
8 8 (24.24%) LAN
8 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
8 8 (24.24%) XenApp
9 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
9 7 (21.21%) vSphere
9 7 (21.21%) DHCP
9 7 (21.21%) DNS
10 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
10 6 (18.18%) VBScript
10 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (18.18%) Validation
10 6 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (18.18%) Server Building

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 5 (15.15%) CMS
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.03%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) LAN
2 7 (21.21%) DHCP
2 7 (21.21%) DNS
3 3 (9.09%) SAN
4 2 (6.06%) NetScaler
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Desktop Support
2 5 (15.15%) Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.03%) Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) PC Support
6 1 (3.03%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) HTML
1 3 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.06%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Validation
2 6 (18.18%) Server Building
3 4 (12.12%) Software Deployment
3 4 (12.12%) Information Security
4 3 (9.09%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) High Availability
5 2 (6.06%) Analytics
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.06%) Content Management
6 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.03%) CRM
6 1 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) PowerShell
2 6 (18.18%) VBScript
3 4 (12.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) MCSE
1 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (27.27%) MCITP
2 9 (27.27%) MCSA
2 9 (27.27%) MCP
3 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
4 6 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (12.12%) CCNA
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (12.12%) Degree
6 3 (9.09%) VCP4
6 3 (9.09%) CCNP
6 3 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (9.09%) VCP5
7 2 (6.06%) CCEE
7 2 (6.06%) CCIA
8 1 (3.03%) MCTS
8 1 (3.03%) CCA
8 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 9 (27.27%) XenServer
3 8 (24.24%) XenApp
4 7 (21.21%) vSphere
5 3 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (6.06%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (6.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (6.06%) EdgeSight
2 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (87.88%) Microsoft
2 12 (36.36%) VMware
3 11 (33.33%) HP
3 11 (33.33%) Citrix
3 11 (33.33%) Symantec
4 5 (15.15%) McAfee
5 4 (12.12%) Compaq
5 4 (12.12%) Dell
5 4 (12.12%) Altiris
6 3 (9.09%) AppSense
7 2 (6.06%) 3PAR
7 2 (6.06%) Lumension
7 2 (6.06%) Stellent
8 1 (3.03%) Sophos
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