The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Wakefield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 2 - 7
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 21.43% - 3.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 100.00% - 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £208 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.38% +5.13%
Microsoft Certification
West Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Wakefield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 21.43% 31.58% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate £208 - £105
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £9.25 £12.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 9 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) MCP
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) MCDST
3 4 (44.44%) MCSE
3 4 (44.44%) MS Office
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) CCNA
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (33.33%) MCTS
4 3 (33.33%) MCITP
5 2 (22.22%) Driving Licence
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (11.11%) NHS
6 1 (11.11%) Intranet
6 1 (11.11%) Internet
6 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (11.11%) Remedy
6 1 (11.11%) Service Management
6 1 (11.11%) Windows XP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Intranet
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Service Desk Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Service Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Systems Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Database Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (22.22%) Driving Licence
3 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) MCP
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) MCDST
2 4 (44.44%) MCSE
3 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 3 (33.33%) MCITP
3 3 (33.33%) MCTS
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Remedy