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 3 May 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 102 102 97
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.35% 0.94% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.54% 6.83% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 9
Median daily rate £425 £331 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% -5.35%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +30.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+42.20% -
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
276 278 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.66% 13.78% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 175 137
Median daily rate £410 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £230 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
Median hourly rate £12.75 £15.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% +1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.38 £12.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.00 £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -13 7 £425 +25.92% 14
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 29 (64.44%) MCSA
2 27 (60.00%) ITIL
3 24 (53.33%) Windows
4 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
5 20 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 17 (37.78%) Cisco
6 17 (37.78%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (33.33%) Firewall
7 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 14 (31.11%) PCI DSS
8 14 (31.11%) CISSP
9 13 (28.89%) CEH
9 13 (28.89%) VMware
9 13 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (24.44%) Security Management
10 11 (24.44%) Ethical Hacking
10 11 (24.44%) Incident Management
10 11 (24.44%) MCSE
10 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
11 10 (22.22%) Citrix
11 10 (22.22%) Data Security
12 9 (20.00%) MCITP
13 8 (17.78%) MS Office
14 7 (15.56%) MCP
14 7 (15.56%) LAN
14 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
14 7 (15.56%) Hyper-V
15 6 (13.33%) WAN
15 6 (13.33%) Computer Security
15 6 (13.33%) Finance

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.44%) IBM Domino
2 2 (4.44%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.22%) MS Project Server
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MS Office
2 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.22%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (33.33%) Firewall
2 7 (15.56%) LAN
2 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
3 6 (13.33%) WAN
4 5 (11.11%) VPN
5 4 (8.89%) DNS
6 3 (6.67%) Internet
7 2 (4.44%) SAN
8 1 (2.22%) DHCP
8 1 (2.22%) NAS
8 1 (2.22%) Network Security
8 1 (2.22%) Telepresence
8 1 (2.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
1 6 (13.33%) Legal
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Security Specialist
2 9 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (15.56%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (15.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 5 (11.11%) Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Service Desk Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Service Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Systems Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Exchange Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Office 365 Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Presales Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Server Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) CSS
1 1 (2.22%) HTML
1 1 (2.22%) jQuery
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
1 1 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) NHS
4 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) Windows
2 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.89%) Windows 8
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) ITIL
2 11 (24.44%) Ethical Hacking
2 11 (24.44%) Incident Management
2 11 (24.44%) Security Management
3 10 (22.22%) Data Security
4 6 (13.33%) Computer Security
5 3 (6.67%) Change Management
5 3 (6.67%) Information Security
5 3 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (6.67%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (4.44%) Presales
6 2 (4.44%) Service Management
7 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.22%) CRM
7 1 (2.22%) ERP
7 1 (2.22%) Information Management
7 1 (2.22%) ITSM
7 1 (2.22%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.22%) Migration
7 1 (2.22%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.22%) C#
3 1 (2.22%) Java
3 1 (2.22%) PHP
3 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (64.44%) MCSA
2 17 (37.78%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (31.11%) CISSP
4 13 (28.89%) CEH
5 11 (24.44%) MCSE
6 9 (20.00%) MCITP
7 7 (15.56%) MCP
8 5 (11.11%) CCNA
9 3 (6.67%) CISA
9 3 (6.67%) MCDST
9 3 (6.67%) MCTS
9 3 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (4.44%) CCIE
10 2 (4.44%) CCNP
10 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
11 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (2.22%) CCSP
11 1 (2.22%) CISM
11 1 (2.22%) DBS Check
11 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.11%) PCI DSS
2 4 (8.89%) ISO 9000
2 4 (8.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 13 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) DameWare
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) SCOM
2 1 (2.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 17 (37.78%) Cisco
3 13 (28.89%) VMware
4 10 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (4.44%) HP
5 2 (4.44%) Lotus
6 1 (2.22%) CommVault
6 1 (2.22%) Dell
6 1 (2.22%) iManage
6 1 (2.22%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.22%) Reuters
6 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.22%) Symantec
6 1 (2.22%) Zerto