The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 88 80 58
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 15 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.84% 0.98% 2.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.28% 8.67% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 17
Average daily rate
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£280 £293 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.27% +17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £266 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £393 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -19.73%
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 West Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
239 173 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.43% 11.26% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 96 113
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +36.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
Leeds -8 15 £280 -3.44% 12
Wakefield - - - - 2
Wetherby - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Cleckheaton - - - -
Dewsbury - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 25 (89.29%) Windows
2 21 (75.00%) SAN
3 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 16 (57.14%) VMware
5 14 (50.00%) MCSE
6 13 (46.43%) ITIL
6 13 (46.43%) NetApp
6 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (42.86%) MCSA
8 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
8 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
9 8 (28.57%) HP
9 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (21.43%) PRINCE2
11 6 (21.43%) VMS
11 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (17.86%) Citrix
12 5 (17.86%) Legal
13 4 (14.29%) NAS
13 4 (14.29%) Dell
13 4 (14.29%) Cisco
13 4 (14.29%) IBM
13 4 (14.29%) DNS
13 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
13 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 4 (14.29%) MS Office
14 3 (10.71%) MCP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 (10.71%) WorkSite
2 2 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (75.00%) SAN
2 4 (14.29%) NAS
2 4 (14.29%) DNS
2 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.71%) DHCP
3 3 (10.71%) Firewall
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (7.14%) Extranet
5 1 (3.57%) LAN
5 1 (3.57%) WAN
5 1 (3.57%) VPN
5 1 (3.57%) SSL
5 1 (3.57%) Internet
5 1 (3.57%) EIGRP
5 1 (3.57%) VRRP
5 1 (3.57%) MPLS
5 1 (3.57%) OSPF
5 1 (3.57%) BGP
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.57%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.57%) OLAP
5 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.57%) QlikView
5 1 (3.57%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MSI
1 1 (3.57%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.57%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (17.86%) Legal
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (10.71%) Project Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
2 1 (3.57%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.57%) MDX
2 1 (3.57%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Replication
2 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (89.29%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (21.43%) VMS
5 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.57%) Linux
6 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Service Management
4 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.57%) ERP
5 1 (3.57%) CRM
5 1 (3.57%) ETL
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) BCP
5 1 (3.57%) Release Management
5 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Web Development
5 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Migration
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.57%) VBScript
3 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) MCSE
2 12 (42.86%) MCSA
3 8 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (10.71%) MCP
5 2 (7.14%) MCDST
5 2 (7.14%) MCTS
5 2 (7.14%) MCITP
5 2 (7.14%) CCNA
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.57%) CISSP
6 1 (3.57%) CCDA
6 1 (3.57%) CCDP
6 1 (3.57%) CCNP
6 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) CCSA
6 1 (3.57%) CCSE
6 1 (3.57%) VCAP
6 1 (3.57%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.71%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.57%) XenServer
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
1 2 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 16 (57.14%) VMware
3 13 (46.43%) NetApp
4 8 (28.57%) HP
5 5 (17.86%) Citrix
6 4 (14.29%) Dell
6 4 (14.29%) Cisco
6 4 (14.29%) IBM
7 3 (10.71%) CommVault
7 3 (10.71%) Reuters
7 3 (10.71%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.57%) McAfee
8 1 (3.57%) Tableau