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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 39 32
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 29 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.88% 2.43% 2.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.02% 7.69% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 6
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£425 £301 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.28% +0.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £236 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £17.36
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -7.80%
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
181 130 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 36.71% 31.63% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 67 21
Average daily rate £425 £368 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £70.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -67.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

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 2 September 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
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 2 September 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
Blackpool -17 13 £375 +58.89%
Lytham St Annes - 4 £476 -
Blackburn - 2 - -
Preston - 2 £438 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 42 (91.30%) Microsoft
2 21 (45.65%) Windows
3 18 (39.13%) ITIL
4 17 (36.96%) Symantec
5 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
6 12 (26.09%) MCITP
6 12 (26.09%) VMware
6 12 (26.09%) MCSA
6 12 (26.09%) Active Directory
7 11 (23.91%) HP
7 11 (23.91%) MCP
7 11 (23.91%) MCSE
7 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (23.91%) PowerShell
8 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
8 10 (21.74%) Citrix
8 10 (21.74%) CMS
9 9 (19.57%) VBScript
9 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
9 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (17.39%) XenServer
10 8 (17.39%) LAN
11 7 (15.22%) DNS
11 7 (15.22%) Information Security
11 7 (15.22%) XenApp
11 7 (15.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (15.22%) Server Building
12 6 (13.04%) Validation
12 6 (13.04%) SAN
12 6 (13.04%) DHCP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (21.74%) CMS
2 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.17%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) LAN
2 7 (15.22%) DNS
3 6 (13.04%) SAN
3 6 (13.04%) DHCP
4 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.35%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.17%) LDAP
5 1 (2.17%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.17%) X.500
5 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Consultant
2 6 (13.04%) Desktop Support
3 3 (6.52%) Analyst
3 3 (6.52%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 2 (4.35%) Identity Management Consultant
4 2 (4.35%) IT Support
4 2 (4.35%) CRM Technical Consultant
4 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) CRM Consultant
4 2 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Management Consultant
4 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.17%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (2.17%) Service Analyst
5 1 (2.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.17%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) HTML
1 5 (10.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Replication
4 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) Windows
2 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
3 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Information Security
2 7 (15.22%) Server Building
3 6 (13.04%) Validation
4 5 (10.87%) Migration
4 5 (10.87%) High Availability
4 5 (10.87%) Software Deployment
5 3 (6.52%) Identity Management
6 2 (4.35%) Time Management
6 2 (4.35%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.35%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.35%) Analytics
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.35%) CRM
7 1 (2.17%) Service Management
7 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.17%) Change Management
7 1 (2.17%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) PowerShell
2 9 (19.57%) VBScript
3 5 (10.87%) SQL
4 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 12 (26.09%) MCITP
2 12 (26.09%) MCSA
3 11 (23.91%) MCP
3 11 (23.91%) MCSE
4 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
5 7 (15.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (10.87%) Degree
6 5 (10.87%) CCNA
6 5 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (8.70%) CCNP
7 4 (8.70%) VCP4
7 4 (8.70%) VCP5
8 3 (6.52%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (4.35%) CCEE
9 2 (4.35%) CCIA
10 1 (2.17%) MCTS
10 1 (2.17%) CCA
10 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (17.39%) XenServer
4 7 (15.22%) XenApp
5 5 (10.87%) vSphere
6 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (4.35%) EdgeSight
2 1 (2.17%) SCDPM
2 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (91.30%) Microsoft
2 17 (36.96%) Symantec
3 12 (26.09%) VMware
4 11 (23.91%) HP
5 10 (21.74%) Citrix
6 5 (10.87%) Altiris
7 4 (8.70%) AppSense
8 3 (6.52%) McAfee
8 3 (6.52%) 3PAR
9 2 (4.35%) Lumension
9 2 (4.35%) Compaq
9 2 (4.35%) Dell
10 1 (2.17%) Sophos
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