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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 96 86 70
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.86% 0.82% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.40% 6.25% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 3
Average daily rate
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£344 £350 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +204.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £300 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £410 £191
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
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
250 224 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.41% 13.13% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 135 76
Average daily rate £370 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 8
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 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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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 12 £350 -1.75% 11
Bradford -13 3 £338 - 1
Castleford - - - -
Cleckheaton - - - - 1
Halifax - - - - 1
Huddersfield - - - - 2
Liversedge - - - -
Wakefield - - - - 4
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Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 20 (68.97%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
3 17 (58.62%) MCSE
4 15 (51.72%) ITIL
5 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
6 11 (37.93%) VMware
7 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
7 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (31.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (27.59%) MS Office
9 8 (27.59%) MCSA
9 8 (27.59%) PRINCE2
9 8 (27.59%) SAN
9 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (24.14%) MCTS
10 7 (24.14%) Legal
11 6 (20.69%) Blackberry
11 6 (20.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
12 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (17.24%) Citrix
12 5 (17.24%) CCNA
12 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
12 5 (17.24%) Cisco
12 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (17.24%) NAS
13 4 (13.79%) Problem Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
1 6 (20.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.34%) Lync
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.34%) WorkSite
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.45%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Office
2 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) SAN
2 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
2 5 (17.24%) NAS
3 4 (13.79%) DNS
3 4 (13.79%) LAN
3 4 (13.79%) WAN
4 3 (10.34%) Firewall
4 3 (10.34%) Extranet
4 3 (10.34%) IP Telephony
5 2 (6.90%) VPLS
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.90%) DMVPN
5 2 (6.90%) HSRP
5 2 (6.90%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (6.90%) MPLS
5 2 (6.90%) OSPF
5 2 (6.90%) BGP
5 2 (6.90%) EIGRP
5 2 (6.90%) VRRP
5 2 (6.90%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.45%) QlikView
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.45%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (3.45%) OLAP
5 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Fiddler
General
1 7 (24.14%) Legal
2 3 (10.34%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Developer
2 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Project Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support
3 3 (10.34%) Service Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.45%) CSS
2 1 (3.45%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.45%) MDX
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Blackberry
2 4 (13.79%) Replication
3 3 (10.34%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (68.97%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Mac OS
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.45%) VMS
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) ITIL
2 8 (27.59%) PRINCE2
3 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (13.79%) Migration
4 4 (13.79%) Project Management
4 4 (13.79%) Service Management
4 4 (13.79%) TOGAF
4 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
5 3 (10.34%) High Availability
5 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) BCP
6 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.90%) Network Design
6 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
6 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.45%) Web Development
7 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.45%) VBScript
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) C
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (58.62%) MCSE
2 9 (31.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (27.59%) MCSA
4 7 (24.14%) MCTS
5 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (17.24%) CCNA
6 4 (13.79%) MCITP
6 4 (13.79%) MCDST
7 3 (10.34%) MCP
7 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 2 (6.90%) VCP5
8 2 (6.90%) VCAP
8 2 (6.90%) CISSP
8 2 (6.90%) CCNP
8 2 (6.90%) CCDA
8 2 (6.90%) CCDP
8 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (6.90%) CCSA
8 2 (6.90%) CCSE
9 1 (3.45%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.45%) Terminal Server
4 1 (3.45%) XenApp
4 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 11 (37.93%) VMware
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco
3 5 (17.24%) Citrix
4 3 (10.34%) CommVault
4 3 (10.34%) HP
4 3 (10.34%) Reuters
4 3 (10.34%) ServiceNow
5 2 (6.90%) LANDesk
5 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.90%) Adobe
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) NetApp
6 1 (3.45%) Lotus
6 1 (3.45%) AppSense
6 1 (3.45%) Symantec
6 1 (3.45%) McAfee
6 1 (3.45%) Sophos
6 1 (3.45%) Wyse
6 1 (3.45%) Tableau