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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 39 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.06% 1.96% 2.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.88% 17.07% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£375 - £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £22.69 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £16.84 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.73% -0.94%
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
68 41 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 18.09% 11.48% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 20 45
Average daily rate £350 £265 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £167 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £458 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 7
Average hourly rate £37.60 £22.69 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% +10.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £21.63 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £22.69 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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
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 24 October 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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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
Rotherham - 3 £375 -
Sheffield -2 1 - - 2
Barnsley - - - - 1
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) MCSE
3 6 (42.86%) Citrix
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 5 (35.71%) SCCM
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (28.57%) SLA
6 3 (21.43%) VBScript
6 3 (21.43%) VB
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (21.43%) Remedy
6 3 (21.43%) MSI
6 3 (21.43%) Validation
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) XenApp
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 2 (14.29%) Office 365
7 2 (14.29%) XenServer
7 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) SCVMM
7 2 (14.29%) MCITP
7 2 (14.29%) InstallShield
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco
7 2 (14.29%) HP
8 1 (7.14%) CCA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) VoIP
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MSI
2 2 (14.29%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Build Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Applications Packager
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Validation
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) VBScript
1 3 (21.43%) VB
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (14.29%) MCITP
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) NCDA
3 1 (7.14%) NCIE
3 1 (7.14%) VCAP
3 1 (7.14%) CCAA
3 1 (7.14%) CCA
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CCEA
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.14%) MCTS
3 1 (7.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) XenApp
4 2 (14.29%) XenServer
4 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
5 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) Remedy
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) NetApp