The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 121 80 84
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 41 80 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 2.15% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.86% 10.55% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 23
Median daily rate £275 £319 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £161 £81
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £438 £314
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 20 16
Median hourly rate £12.75 £14.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -8.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £25.02 £31.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +14.75%
Microsoft Certification
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
843 758 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.33% 20.33% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 346 327
Median daily rate £400 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £516 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 85 74
Median hourly rate £39.22 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.28% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.77 £59.00 £45.00
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 the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the North West region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the North West region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Manchester -30 20 £294 +6.81% 11
Cheshire -2 12 £305 +35.55% 3
Lancashire -9 5 £175 -41.82% 3
Merseyside -8 4 £260 - 3
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 61 (71.76%) Microsoft
2 58 (68.24%) Windows
3 51 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 45 (52.94%) ITIL
5 36 (42.35%) MCSE
6 30 (35.29%) MS Office
6 30 (35.29%) Citrix
7 29 (34.12%) VMware
8 25 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (28.24%) Windows Server
9 24 (28.24%) DNS
10 23 (27.06%) MCSA
10 23 (27.06%) Finance
11 22 (25.88%) MCITP
12 19 (22.35%) MCP
12 19 (22.35%) MS Exchange
12 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (20.00%) Windows 7
13 17 (20.00%) DHCP
13 17 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (18.82%) Banking
14 16 (18.82%) SharePoint
14 16 (18.82%) IIS
14 16 (18.82%) Blackberry
15 15 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (17.65%) HP
16 14 (16.47%) Linux
16 14 (16.47%) MS Excel
17 13 (15.29%) SQL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 19 (22.35%) MS Exchange
2 16 (18.82%) IIS
2 16 (18.82%) SharePoint
3 15 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (9.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (8.24%) Apache
5 7 (8.24%) JBoss
5 7 (8.24%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.53%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.18%) CMS
9 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (35.29%) MS Office
2 14 (16.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.18%) Sage 1000
2 1 (1.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.12%) Office 365
2 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.53%) SoftLayer
5 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (28.24%) DNS
2 17 (20.00%) DHCP
3 10 (11.76%) VPN
4 9 (10.59%) TCP/IP
5 7 (8.24%) LAN
5 7 (8.24%) SSL
5 7 (8.24%) WAN
6 6 (7.06%) Internet
7 5 (5.88%) VLAN
8 4 (4.71%) Extranet
8 4 (4.71%) Firewall
8 4 (4.71%) Wireless
9 3 (3.53%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (3.53%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.53%) SAN
9 3 (3.53%) VoIP
10 2 (2.35%) Kerberos
10 2 (2.35%) LDAP
10 2 (2.35%) X.500
11 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.24%) MySQL
3 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.18%) MS Access
6 1 (1.18%) OLAP
6 1 (1.18%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.18%) OLTP
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) HP UFT
1 2 (2.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 23 (27.06%) Finance
2 16 (18.82%) Banking
3 12 (14.12%) Law
3 12 (14.12%) Legal
4 10 (11.76%) Local Government
5 5 (5.88%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.53%) Advertising
6 3 (3.53%) French Language
6 3 (3.53%) German Language
7 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (27.06%) Analyst
2 11 (12.94%) Support Analyst
3 9 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (10.59%) Support Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Developer
5 7 (8.24%) IT Support
5 7 (8.24%) Service Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Desktop Support
6 6 (7.06%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.88%) Applications Support
8 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.71%) Active Directory Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Active Directory Support
8 4 (4.71%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Project Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Server Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.76%) .NET
2 7 (8.24%) .NET Framework
2 7 (8.24%) LAMP
3 6 (7.06%) JSP
4 4 (4.71%) HTML
4 4 (4.71%) WAMP
4 4 (4.71%) XML
5 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.53%) CSS
6 2 (2.35%) Ajax
6 2 (2.35%) XHTML
7 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.18%) jQuery
7 1 (1.18%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.82%) Blackberry
2 6 (7.06%) PMI
3 5 (5.88%) iPad
4 4 (4.71%) Clustering
4 4 (4.71%) Life Science
5 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.53%) Handset
5 3 (3.53%) Replication
6 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.35%) PKI
6 2 (2.35%) Psychology
6 2 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.18%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 58 (68.24%) Windows
2 25 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 24 (28.24%) Windows Server
4 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (16.47%) Linux
8 10 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (11.76%) Unix
9 7 (8.24%) Windows XP
10 5 (5.88%) Windows 10
11 4 (4.71%) Windows Vista
12 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
12 3 (3.53%) Solaris
13 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
14 1 (1.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (52.94%) ITIL
2 9 (10.59%) Document Management
2 9 (10.59%) Problem Management
2 9 (10.59%) Project Management
3 7 (8.24%) PRINCE2
3 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (7.06%) Capacity Management
4 6 (7.06%) Change Management
4 6 (7.06%) Security Management
4 6 (7.06%) Supplier Management
5 4 (4.71%) Load Balancing
5 4 (4.71%) Migration
5 4 (4.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (4.71%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.53%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.53%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (3.53%) Patch Management
6 3 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.53%) Security Patching
6 3 (3.53%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.29%) PowerShell
1 13 (15.29%) SQL
2 8 (9.41%) PHP
3 7 (8.24%) Java
3 7 (8.24%) Shell Script
4 5 (5.88%) C
5 4 (4.71%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.53%) C#
6 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.53%) VB
7 2 (2.35%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.35%) VBScript
8 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (42.35%) MCSE
2 23 (27.06%) MCSA
3 22 (25.88%) MCITP
4 19 (22.35%) MCP
5 13 (15.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 13 (15.29%) MCDST
6 12 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (12.94%) CCNA
8 9 (10.59%) MCTS
9 8 (9.41%) RHCE
10 7 (8.24%) MOS
10 7 (8.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (7.06%) Degree
11 6 (7.06%) PMI Certification
11 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
12 5 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (2.35%) MCDBA
13 2 (2.35%) OCP
13 2 (2.35%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (2.35%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.35%) QA
System Software
1 51 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.59%) Hyper-V
4 8 (9.41%) vSphere
5 7 (8.24%) UAG
6 5 (5.88%) XenApp
7 4 (4.71%) XenServer
8 3 (3.53%) Brightmail
8 3 (3.53%) NFS
8 3 (3.53%) Xen
8 3 (3.53%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.18%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (15.29%) SCCM
2 7 (8.24%) Puppet
2 7 (8.24%) Red Hat Satellite
3 6 (7.06%) Tivoli
4 5 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (5.88%) WSUS
5 3 (3.53%) SCOM
6 2 (2.35%) BladeLogic
6 2 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 61 (71.76%) Microsoft
2 30 (35.29%) Citrix
3 29 (34.12%) VMware
4 15 (17.65%) HP
5 11 (12.94%) Red Hat
6 8 (9.41%) Oracle
7 7 (8.24%) Brocade
7 7 (8.24%) Cisco
8 5 (5.88%) Symantec
9 4 (4.71%) EMC
9 4 (4.71%) IBM
10 3 (3.53%) AppSense
10 3 (3.53%) Compaq
10 3 (3.53%) Dell
10 3 (3.53%) IronPort
10 3 (3.53%) NetApp
10 3 (3.53%) ThinPrint
11 2 (2.35%) Polycom
11 2 (2.35%) Proofpoint
11 2 (2.35%) SAP
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