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 2014 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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 40 29 42
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.43% 2.91% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.63% 12.90% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 1
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£301 £300 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.27% +93.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.49 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-8.51% +12.83%
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
131 62 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.80% 22.55% 40.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 21 108
Average daily rate £368 £300 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £235 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £330 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £70.00 £12.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.85% +473.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £18.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.20 £70.00 £49.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 2014.

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 2014. 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
Blackburn - - - - 2
Preston - - - - 2
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 27 (100.00%) MCSE
2 24 (88.89%) Windows
3 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
4 21 (77.78%) ITIL
4 21 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
5 19 (70.37%) HP
5 19 (70.37%) Citrix
5 19 (70.37%) VMware
6 18 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (66.67%) Compaq
6 18 (66.67%) Dell
6 18 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (59.26%) XenApp
7 16 (59.26%) XenServer
7 16 (59.26%) DHCP
7 16 (59.26%) DNS
8 15 (55.56%) XenDesktop
8 15 (55.56%) vSphere
9 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
10 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
11 7 (25.93%) Finance
12 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
13 5 (18.52%) SQL
13 5 (18.52%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (18.52%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
14 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
14 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 5 (18.52%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (18.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) DHCP
1 16 (59.26%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) SAN
2 3 (11.11%) Wireless
2 3 (11.11%) IP Telephony
2 3 (11.11%) LAN
2 3 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.41%) Data Mart
3 2 (7.41%) OLAP
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Server Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Server Support
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Services Delivery Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.70%) Web Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Web Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) DBA
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Thin Client
1 3 (11.11%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (88.89%) Windows
2 21 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Data Analysis
2 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (14.81%) Project Management
2 4 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (11.11%) Time Management
3 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.70%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
2 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) VB
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) MCSE
2 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) CCNA
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) MCP
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 18 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (59.26%) XenApp
3 16 (59.26%) XenServer
4 15 (55.56%) XenDesktop
4 15 (55.56%) vSphere
5 2 (7.41%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.70%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 19 (70.37%) HP
2 19 (70.37%) Citrix
2 19 (70.37%) VMware
3 18 (66.67%) Compaq
3 18 (66.67%) Dell
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) McAfee
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) SAP
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