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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 94 99 67
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.81% 0.51% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.37% 4.41% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 8
Average daily rate
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£225 £331 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.07% +18.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £309 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+11.13% +7.14%
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
251 204 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.69% 11.52% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 131 99
Average daily rate £350 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 0 13 £225 -35.71% 13
Bradford -17 1 £338 - 2
Wakefield - 1 £113 - 1
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
3 14 (50.00%) ITIL
3 14 (50.00%) MCSE
4 8 (28.57%) MS Office
4 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (25.00%) VMware
5 7 (25.00%) MCTS
6 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (21.43%) Cisco
6 6 (21.43%) Blackberry
6 6 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (17.86%) CCNA
7 5 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (17.86%) SLA
7 5 (17.86%) SQL
7 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
7 5 (17.86%) LAN
7 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
7 5 (17.86%) MCITP
7 5 (17.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (14.29%) MCDST
8 4 (14.29%) IP Telephony
8 4 (14.29%) Project Management
8 4 (14.29%) Migration

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 6 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
3 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (14.29%) Lync
4 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.57%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) LAN
1 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 4 (14.29%) DNS
2 4 (14.29%) WAN
2 4 (14.29%) SAN
2 4 (14.29%) IP Telephony
3 3 (10.71%) Firewall
3 3 (10.71%) VPN
4 2 (7.14%) SSL
4 2 (7.14%) DHCP
4 2 (7.14%) Internet
4 2 (7.14%) Extranet
4 2 (7.14%) MPLS
4 2 (7.14%) OSPF
4 2 (7.14%) BGP
4 2 (7.14%) EIGRP
4 2 (7.14%) VRRP
4 2 (7.14%) IPsec
4 2 (7.14%) VPLS
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (3.57%) OLAP
3 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) QlikView
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
1 3 (10.71%) Legal
2 2 (7.14%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Games
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Applications Support
3 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.57%) MDX
2 1 (3.57%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.57%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 4 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) Linux
5 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.14%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (14.29%) High Availability
3 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 4 (14.29%) Project Management
3 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) TOGAF
4 3 (10.71%) Document Management
4 3 (10.71%) Service Management
4 3 (10.71%) Change Management
4 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.14%) BCP
5 2 (7.14%) CRM
5 2 (7.14%) Network Design
5 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.57%) VBScript
3 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) MCSE
2 7 (25.00%) MCTS
3 5 (17.86%) MCITP
3 5 (17.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (17.86%) CCNA
4 4 (14.29%) MCSA
4 4 (14.29%) MCDST
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 3 (10.71%) MCP
6 2 (7.14%) CISSP
6 2 (7.14%) CCNP
6 2 (7.14%) CCDA
6 2 (7.14%) CCDP
6 2 (7.14%) CCSA
6 2 (7.14%) CCSE
6 2 (7.14%) VCP5
6 2 (7.14%) VCAP
7 1 (3.57%) CCEE
7 1 (3.57%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
2 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.71%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.57%) Terminal Server
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.00%) VMware
3 6 (21.43%) Cisco
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix
5 2 (7.14%) LANDesk
5 2 (7.14%) Adobe
5 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.57%) Symantec
6 1 (3.57%) McAfee
6 1 (3.57%) Sophos
6 1 (3.57%) Wyse
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle
6 1 (3.57%) WatchGuard
6 1 (3.57%) Tableau
6 1 (3.57%) Lotus
6 1 (3.57%) AppSense