The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Yorkshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 92 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 31 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.29% 2.05% 3.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.89% 13.90% 23.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 44
Average daily rate
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£313 £279 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.10% -14.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £256 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £302 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £12.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.23 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-7.83% +6.00%
Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
173 223 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.21% 14.75% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 100 142
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.07 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £37.20 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

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
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 30 July 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
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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 -17 5 £313 - 12
Wakefield - - - - 2
Batley - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Cleckheaton - - - - 1
Halifax - - - -
Huddersfield - - - - 2
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 12 (70.59%) MCSE
3 11 (64.71%) Windows
4 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
5 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
6 6 (35.29%) SAN
6 6 (35.29%) VMware
6 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
7 5 (29.41%) MS Office
8 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
8 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) .NET
8 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
8 4 (23.53%) ITIL
8 4 (23.53%) MCSA
8 4 (23.53%) Clustering
8 4 (23.53%) Project Management
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (23.53%) Service Management
8 4 (23.53%) ITSM
8 4 (23.53%) vSphere
8 4 (23.53%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (17.65%) MCITP
9 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (17.65%) Release Management
9 3 (17.65%) Information Management
9 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (17.65%) Knowledge Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 4 (23.53%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (5.88%) Lync
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 5 (29.41%) MS Office
3 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) SAN
2 3 (17.65%) NAS
2 3 (17.65%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.88%) Internet
4 1 (5.88%) DSL
4 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (17.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) SharePoint Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Wintel Support
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Information Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Clustering
2 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) Social Media
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) UNIX
3 3 (17.65%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
1 4 (23.53%) Project Management
1 4 (23.53%) Service Management
1 4 (23.53%) ITSM
2 3 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) Release Management
2 3 (17.65%) Information Management
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
2 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Logistics
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
4 1 (5.88%) Online Security
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) MCSE
2 4 (23.53%) MCSA
3 3 (17.65%) MCITP
3 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (17.65%) ISEB
3 3 (17.65%) CCNA
4 2 (11.76%) MCP
4 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) vSphere
4 1 (5.88%) XenApp
4 1 (5.88%) XenServer
4 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
1 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) McAfee
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Adobe
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
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