The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 33 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 2.90% 2.88% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.90% 19.57% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
Average daily rate
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£225 £120 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £120 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £295 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £17.29
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -8.18%
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
71 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 17.15% 14.70% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 27 33
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 9
Average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £44.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -43.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 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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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
Sheffield -8 5 £275 -21.42% 3
Barnsley -1 3 £225 +5.88%
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 16 (72.73%) MCSE
2 15 (68.18%) Windows
3 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (45.45%) VMware
5 8 (36.36%) LAN
5 8 (36.36%) WAN
5 8 (36.36%) ITIL
6 7 (31.82%) DHCP
6 7 (31.82%) DNS
6 7 (31.82%) Firewall
7 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 6 (27.27%) CCNA
7 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
7 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (22.73%) HP
8 5 (22.73%) MCSA
8 5 (22.73%) MCP
8 5 (22.73%) SQL
8 5 (22.73%) SCCM
8 5 (22.73%) Supplier Management
9 4 (18.18%) MCITP
9 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (18.18%) Network Security
9 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (18.18%) MS Office
9 4 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (18.18%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 3 (13.64%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 4 (18.18%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) LAN
1 8 (36.36%) WAN
2 7 (31.82%) DHCP
2 7 (31.82%) DNS
2 7 (31.82%) Firewall
3 4 (18.18%) SAN
3 4 (18.18%) Network Security
3 4 (18.18%) MPLS
4 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
5 2 (9.09%) VPN
5 2 (9.09%) Internet
6 1 (4.55%) Wireless
6 1 (4.55%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Support Manager
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) IT Support
3 2 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) SQL DBA
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) DBA
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) jQuery
1 2 (9.09%) HTML5
2 1 (4.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) NHS
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Supplier Management
3 3 (13.64%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Line Management
4 2 (9.09%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (9.09%) Workflow
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Web Development
5 1 (4.55%) Business Development
5 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
5 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security
5 1 (4.55%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) MCSE
2 6 (27.27%) CCNA
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (22.73%) MCSA
3 5 (22.73%) MCP
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (18.18%) MCITP
5 3 (13.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (13.64%) MCTS
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (4.55%) HP ASE
6 1 (4.55%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (4.55%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (4.55%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
2 2 (9.09%) WSUS
2 2 (9.09%) SCVMM
3 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) VMware
3 5 (22.73%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix
4 2 (9.09%) Apple
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco
4 2 (9.09%) Symantec
4 2 (9.09%) Telerik
5 1 (4.55%) Websense
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint