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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 41 35 24
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 2.35% 1.49% 3.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.41% 13.89% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £120 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -63.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.33% -
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
49 36 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 11.53% 10.75% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 32
Average daily rate £300 £275 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -17.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +49.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 - 9 £300 - 4
Doncaster -6 2 £300 -
Barnsley +4 1 £225 +5.88%
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) MCSE
3 7 (46.67%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) ITIL
4 6 (40.00%) LAN
4 6 (40.00%) WAN
4 6 (40.00%) Firewall
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (33.33%) MS Office
5 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (26.67%) Supplier Management
6 4 (26.67%) Network Security
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (26.67%) DNS
6 4 (26.67%) CCNA
6 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (26.67%) IIS
6 4 (26.67%) DHCP
6 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (26.67%) MPLS
7 3 (20.00%) Web Development
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) Telerik
7 3 (20.00%) MCSA
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (20.00%) C#

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (26.67%) IIS
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) LAN
1 6 (40.00%) WAN
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) Network Security
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) DHCP
2 4 (26.67%) MPLS
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Dutch Language
1 1 (6.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Developer
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Support Manager
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (13.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (13.33%) DBA
2 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Manager
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
1 3 (20.00%) HTML5
1 3 (20.00%) jQuery
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Supplier Management
3 3 (20.00%) Web Development
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Line Management
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security
5 1 (6.67%) Workflow
5 1 (6.67%) Business Development
5 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
5 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C#
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Tcl
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) MCSE
2 4 (26.67%) CCNA
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (20.00%) MCSA
4 2 (13.33%) MCP
5 1 (6.67%) MCTS
5 1 (6.67%) MCITP
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
5 1 (6.67%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
1 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Telerik
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) Symantec
5 1 (6.67%) Websense
5 1 (6.67%) Apple
5 1 (6.67%) IBM