The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South Yorkshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 25 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 2.85% 0.99% 2.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.93% 5.66% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Average daily rate
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£120 £300 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +76.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.29 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +8.06%
Qualifications Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
43 53 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 13.61% 17.49% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 33 25
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £44.30 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.56% +92.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

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 July 2014.

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 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 3 £350 +64.70% 5
Doncaster - 1 - - 2
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 7 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) MCSE
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) SCCM
5 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 4 (28.57%) Migration
5 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (21.43%) HP
6 3 (21.43%) Citrix
6 3 (21.43%) XenApp
6 3 (21.43%) SCVMM
6 3 (21.43%) MCITP
6 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
7 2 (14.29%) Office 365
7 2 (14.29%) MCP
7 2 (14.29%) XenServer
7 2 (14.29%) Workflow
7 2 (14.29%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) DHCP
7 2 (14.29%) DNS
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco
7 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (14.29%) Project Management
8 1 (7.14%) VoIP
8 1 (7.14%) SQL
8 1 (7.14%) SQL Server

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Support Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) MCSE
2 3 (21.43%) MCITP
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (14.29%) MCP
4 1 (7.14%) MCTS
4 1 (7.14%) NCDA
4 1 (7.14%) NCIE
4 1 (7.14%) VCAP
4 1 (7.14%) CCAA
4 1 (7.14%) CCA
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CCEA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 3 (21.43%) XenApp
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) XenServer
5 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
5 1 (7.14%) vSphere
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 3 (21.43%) SCVMM
3 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp
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