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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 125 89 77
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 27 78 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 1.86% 2.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.40% 9.25% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 44 42
Median daily rate £275 £340 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +18.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £135 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 7
Median hourly rate £14.86 £15.77 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.77% -6.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.44 £11.80 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £47.71 £21.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.67 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+53.14% +5.00%
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
614 843 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.62% 20.08% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 468 320
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +6.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 65 51
Median hourly rate £21.00 £37.72 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.31% +67.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £15.77 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £57.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -14 16 £225 +7.14% 16
Cheshire +7 5 - - 7
Merseyside +4 3 £375 +114.28% 5
Lancashire -11 2 £300 -29.41%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 53 (79.10%) Microsoft
2 48 (71.64%) Windows
3 40 (59.70%) Active Directory
4 36 (53.73%) ITIL
5 32 (47.76%) MCSE
6 26 (38.81%) Windows Server
7 23 (34.33%) VMware
8 22 (32.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (31.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
10 20 (29.85%) DNS
11 18 (26.87%) Linux
12 17 (25.37%) MCP
12 17 (25.37%) MS Office
13 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (23.88%) SCCM
14 15 (22.39%) Red Hat
14 15 (22.39%) MCSA
15 14 (20.90%) SQL Server
15 14 (20.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 13 (19.40%) MCITP
16 13 (19.40%) Finance
17 12 (17.91%) MCTS
17 12 (17.91%) CCNA
17 12 (17.91%) Cisco Certification
17 12 (17.91%) Unix
18 11 (16.42%) DHCP
18 11 (16.42%) IIS
19 10 (14.93%) MS Exchange
19 10 (14.93%) HP

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 11 (16.42%) IIS
2 10 (14.93%) MS Exchange
3 9 (13.43%) SharePoint
4 8 (11.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (10.45%) Apache
5 7 (10.45%) JBoss
5 7 (10.45%) Tomcat
6 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.99%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.49%) CMS
8 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (25.37%) MS Office
2 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.49%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.99%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) Office 365
2 2 (2.99%) SoftLayer
3 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (29.85%) DNS
2 11 (16.42%) DHCP
3 7 (10.45%) Internet
3 7 (10.45%) LAN
3 7 (10.45%) SSL
3 7 (10.45%) VPN
3 7 (10.45%) WAN
4 5 (7.46%) SAN
4 5 (7.46%) VLAN
5 4 (5.97%) Extranet
6 3 (4.48%) Firewall
6 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.99%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (2.99%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.99%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.99%) LDAP
7 2 (2.99%) WLAN
7 2 (2.99%) X.500
8 1 (1.49%) DMZ
8 1 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.45%) MySQL
3 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) HP UFT
1 2 (2.99%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (19.40%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Banking
2 8 (11.94%) Law
2 8 (11.94%) Legal
3 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.99%) Local Government
4 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Advertising
5 1 (1.49%) French Language
5 1 (1.49%) German Language
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (34.33%) Analyst
2 9 (13.43%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (13.43%) Support Analyst
2 9 (13.43%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (11.94%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (7.46%) IT Support
5 5 (7.46%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.97%) Developer
6 4 (5.97%) IT Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.48%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.43%) .NET
2 7 (10.45%) LAMP
3 6 (8.96%) .NET Framework
3 6 (8.96%) JSP
4 4 (5.97%) WAMP
5 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.99%) jQuery
5 2 (2.99%) XML
6 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.49%) CSS
6 1 (1.49%) HTML
6 1 (1.49%) WCF
6 1 (1.49%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (11.94%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.96%) PMI
3 3 (4.48%) Clustering
3 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.48%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.48%) Replication
3 3 (4.48%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.99%) Life Science
4 2 (2.99%) NHS
4 2 (2.99%) PKI
4 2 (2.99%) Psychology
5 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.49%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 48 (71.64%) Windows
2 26 (38.81%) Windows Server
3 22 (32.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (31.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (26.87%) Linux
6 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (20.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (17.91%) Unix
9 7 (10.45%) Solaris
9 7 (10.45%) Windows 7
10 6 (8.96%) Windows XP
11 4 (5.97%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.49%) Android
13 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000
13 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (53.73%) ITIL
2 10 (14.93%) Problem Management
2 10 (14.93%) Project Management
3 8 (11.94%) Patch Management
3 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2
3 8 (11.94%) Security Patching
3 8 (11.94%) Virtual Environments
4 7 (10.45%) Document Management
5 6 (8.96%) Capacity Management
5 6 (8.96%) Change Management
5 6 (8.96%) Security Management
6 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (5.97%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.97%) Supplier Management
7 3 (4.48%) Server Hardening
8 2 (2.99%) Defect Management
8 2 (2.99%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.99%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.99%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.43%) PowerShell
1 9 (13.43%) SQL
2 8 (11.94%) PHP
3 7 (10.45%) Java
4 5 (7.46%) C
4 5 (7.46%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.97%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.99%) C#
6 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.99%) VB
7 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (47.76%) MCSE
2 17 (25.37%) MCP
3 15 (22.39%) MCSA
4 13 (19.40%) MCITP
5 12 (17.91%) CCNA
5 12 (17.91%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (17.91%) MCTS
6 10 (14.93%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (13.43%) MCDST
8 8 (11.94%) RHCE
9 6 (8.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (8.96%) PMI Certification
9 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
10 5 (7.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (4.48%) DBS Check
11 3 (4.48%) MOS
12 2 (2.99%) Degree
12 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
12 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.97%) SLA
3 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (59.70%) Active Directory
2 20 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.45%) UAG
4 6 (8.96%) vSphere
5 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.97%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.97%) XenApp
6 2 (2.99%) NFS
6 2 (2.99%) Xen
7 1 (1.49%) Firmware
7 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.49%) vCloud
7 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (23.88%) SCCM
2 10 (14.93%) SCOM
3 8 (11.94%) WSUS
4 7 (10.45%) Puppet
4 7 (10.45%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (5.97%) Tivoli
6 3 (4.48%) Backup Exec
6 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.49%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.49%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.49%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.49%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 53 (79.10%) Microsoft
2 23 (34.33%) VMware
3 15 (22.39%) Red Hat
4 10 (14.93%) Citrix
4 10 (14.93%) HP
5 7 (10.45%) Brocade
6 6 (8.96%) Cisco
6 6 (8.96%) Oracle
7 4 (5.97%) IBM
8 3 (4.48%) Intel Security
8 3 (4.48%) NetApp
8 3 (4.48%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.48%) Symantec
9 2 (2.99%) AppSense
9 2 (2.99%) Canon
9 2 (2.99%) Dell
9 2 (2.99%) EMC
9 2 (2.99%) SAP
10 1 (1.49%) Lotus
10 1 (1.49%) Novell
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