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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 72 89 66
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -23
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 43 5 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.97% 0.30% 2.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.41% 3.03% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 2 6
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£323 £313 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.20% +1.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £301
% change year-on-year
+14.43% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.88 £17.29
% change year-on-year
+13.38% -8.18%
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
279 165 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.80% 9.86% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 99 112
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Average hourly rate £17.77 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £14.50 £11.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.44 £16.50 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 +9 39 £350 +12.00% 16
Bradford - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 52 (85.25%) Microsoft
2 36 (59.02%) MCSE
3 35 (57.38%) Windows
4 30 (49.18%) VMware
5 25 (40.98%) MCITP
6 23 (37.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 23 (37.70%) ITIL
7 22 (36.07%) Active Directory
8 17 (27.87%) MS Exchange
8 17 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (26.23%) IIS
10 14 (22.95%) SQL Server
10 14 (22.95%) EMC
11 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
12 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (18.03%) Cisco
14 10 (16.39%) SQL
14 10 (16.39%) MS Office
15 8 (13.11%) LAN
15 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (13.11%) vSphere
16 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
16 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2007
16 7 (11.48%) Blackberry
16 7 (11.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 7 (11.48%) WAN
16 7 (11.48%) SharePoint
16 7 (11.48%) MCTS
17 6 (9.84%) Change Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 17 (27.87%) MS Exchange
2 16 (26.23%) IIS
3 7 (11.48%) SharePoint
3 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (11.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (9.84%) Lync
5 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
2 10 (16.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) LAN
2 7 (11.48%) WAN
3 5 (8.20%) SAN
3 5 (8.20%) Internet
4 4 (6.56%) DMZ
4 4 (6.56%) Firewall
4 4 (6.56%) IP Telephony
4 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.92%) DNS
5 3 (4.92%) Extranet
6 2 (3.28%) DHCP
6 2 (3.28%) NAS
6 2 (3.28%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.64%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.64%) VoIP
7 1 (1.64%) LDAP
7 1 (1.64%) VPN
7 1 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (8.20%) Law
2 4 (6.56%) Legal
3 3 (4.92%) Finance
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Analyst
3 10 (16.39%) Support Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Applications Support
5 5 (8.20%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.92%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Design Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.28%) .NET
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.64%) CSS
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) ODBC
3 1 (1.64%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.64%) HTML5
3 1 (1.64%) CSS3
3 1 (1.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.56%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (6.56%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.28%) FMCG
3 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.28%) Clustering
3 2 (3.28%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.64%) Replication
4 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 35 (57.38%) Windows
2 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (9.84%) Windows XP
6 5 (8.20%) SUSE
6 5 (8.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.20%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.70%) ITIL
2 6 (9.84%) Change Management
3 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
3 5 (8.20%) Migration
4 4 (6.56%) TOGAF
4 4 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (6.56%) Problem Management
4 4 (6.56%) Service Management
4 4 (6.56%) High Availability
5 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.92%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.92%) CRM
5 3 (4.92%) Project Management
5 3 (4.92%) Document Management
5 3 (4.92%) Server Building
6 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.28%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.28%) Time Management
7 1 (1.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.64%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) SQL
2 5 (8.20%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (59.02%) MCSE
2 25 (40.98%) MCITP
3 23 (37.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (11.48%) MCTS
5 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (9.84%) MCP
6 5 (8.20%) MCSA
6 5 (8.20%) MCDST
7 4 (6.56%) CCNA
7 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 2 (3.28%) MCT
8 2 (3.28%) CCNP
8 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.28%) CIPD
9 1 (1.64%) Degree
9 1 (1.64%) NCDA
9 1 (1.64%) CCEE
9 1 (1.64%) CCIA
9 1 (1.64%) MOS
9 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 22 (36.07%) Active Directory
2 17 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (13.11%) vSphere
4 3 (4.92%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.64%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.64%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.64%) XenApp
5 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) SCCM
2 4 (6.56%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (85.25%) Microsoft
2 30 (49.18%) VMware
3 14 (22.95%) EMC
4 11 (18.03%) Cisco
5 6 (9.84%) Citrix
6 4 (6.56%) NetApp
7 2 (3.28%) Intel
7 2 (3.28%) McAfee
8 1 (1.64%) Sophos
8 1 (1.64%) Wyse
8 1 (1.64%) AppSense
8 1 (1.64%) Brocade
8 1 (1.64%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.64%) WatchGuard
8 1 (1.64%) Symantec
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle
8 1 (1.64%) Adobe