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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 74 91 85
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 38 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.88% 0.68% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.56% 4.51% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 8
Average daily rate £390 £338 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £193 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £11.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +17.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.00 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £13.00 £11.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +5.13%
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
360 266 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 17.80% 15.18% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 192 122
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 7
Average hourly rate £18.50 £13.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.03% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.48 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £18.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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 +13 31 £400 +18.51% 11
Wakefield - 6 £208 - 1
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 65 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 55 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 48 (50.53%) Windows
4 45 (47.37%) ITIL
5 40 (42.11%) Windows 7
6 37 (38.95%) MCSA
7 29 (30.53%) VMware
8 28 (29.47%) MS Office
9 25 (26.32%) MCSE
10 23 (24.21%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (23.16%) Cisco
11 22 (23.16%) MS Exchange
12 20 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (16.84%) Legal
13 16 (16.84%) TCP/IP
13 16 (16.84%) MS Excel
13 16 (16.84%) MCP
13 16 (16.84%) MCITP
14 14 (14.74%) PCI DSS
14 14 (14.74%) CISSP
14 14 (14.74%) Firewall
14 14 (14.74%) Service Management
15 13 (13.68%) CEH
15 13 (13.68%) MCDST
15 13 (13.68%) Windows Server
16 12 (12.63%) Incident Management
16 12 (12.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 12 (12.63%) Finance
17 11 (11.58%) Security Management
17 11 (11.58%) Ethical Hacking

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 22 (23.16%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.42%) IIS
3 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.11%) IBM Domino
4 2 (2.11%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.05%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.05%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 28 (29.47%) MS Office
2 16 (16.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) Office 365
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.84%) TCP/IP
2 14 (14.74%) Firewall
3 8 (8.42%) DNS
3 8 (8.42%) LAN
4 6 (6.32%) WAN
5 5 (5.26%) DHCP
5 5 (5.26%) Internet
6 4 (4.21%) VoIP
7 2 (2.11%) Intranet
7 2 (2.11%) VPN
8 1 (1.05%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.05%) Telepresence
8 1 (1.05%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.05%) VLAN
8 1 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 16 (16.84%) Legal
2 12 (12.63%) Finance
3 7 (7.37%) Law
4 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.11%) Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Retail
5 2 (2.11%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Back Office
6 1 (1.05%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (24.21%) Analyst
2 20 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support
3 19 (20.00%) Service Analyst
4 17 (17.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 13 (13.68%) Security Specialist
6 12 (12.63%) 1st Line Support
7 11 (11.58%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 11 (11.58%) Support Analyst
8 9 (9.47%) Service Desk Support
8 9 (9.47%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 8 (8.42%) IT Trainer
9 8 (8.42%) Technical Analyst
9 8 (8.42%) Technical Services Analyst
9 8 (8.42%) Technical Support
9 8 (8.42%) Trainer
10 7 (7.37%) Help Desk Analyst
10 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (6.32%) Legal IT Trainer
11 6 (6.32%) Technical Support Analyst
12 5 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.16%) Web Services
2 1 (1.05%) .NET
2 1 (1.05%) CSS
2 1 (1.05%) HTML
2 1 (1.05%) jQuery
2 1 (1.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) e-Learning
2 7 (7.37%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.21%) NHS
5 3 (3.16%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.11%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.05%) FMCG
7 1 (1.05%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 48 (50.53%) Windows
2 40 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 13 (13.68%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.42%) Windows 8
5 6 (6.32%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.16%) SUSE
7 3 (3.16%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.11%) Unix
8 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (47.37%) ITIL
2 14 (14.74%) Service Management
3 12 (12.63%) Incident Management
4 11 (11.58%) Ethical Hacking
4 11 (11.58%) Security Management
5 10 (10.53%) Data Security
6 7 (7.37%) Information Security
7 6 (6.32%) Change Management
7 6 (6.32%) Computer Security
7 6 (6.32%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.21%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.16%) Strategic Planning
9 3 (3.16%) Time Management
10 2 (2.11%) DevOps
10 2 (2.11%) Functional Testing
10 2 (2.11%) ITIL V3
10 2 (2.11%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (2.11%) Presales
10 2 (2.11%) Project Management
11 1 (1.05%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.37%) SQL
2 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.05%) C
3 1 (1.05%) C#
3 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (38.95%) MCSA
2 25 (26.32%) MCSE
3 23 (24.21%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (16.84%) MCITP
4 16 (16.84%) MCP
5 14 (14.74%) CISSP
6 13 (13.68%) CEH
6 13 (13.68%) MCDST
7 12 (12.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (10.53%) CCNA
9 8 (8.42%) CIPD
9 8 (8.42%) MCT
10 6 (6.32%) MOS
11 5 (5.26%) A+ Certification
12 4 (4.21%) DBS Check
12 4 (4.21%) ECDL
12 4 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (3.16%) CISA
13 3 (3.16%) MCTS
14 2 (2.11%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.74%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.21%) ISO 9000
2 4 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.16%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 20 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.32%) vSphere
4 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) SCOM
2 1 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.05%) DameWare
2 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.05%) SCCM
2 1 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 65 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 29 (30.53%) VMware
3 22 (23.16%) Cisco
4 8 (8.42%) Citrix
4 8 (8.42%) EMC
5 5 (5.26%) Oracle
6 2 (2.11%) Lotus
6 2 (2.11%) Remedy
6 2 (2.11%) Symantec
7 1 (1.05%) Rackspace