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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 86 87 70
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.76% 0.77% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.28% 5.74% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 5
Average daily rate
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£313 £283 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.61% +13.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £295 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.13 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.17% -20.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -19.70%
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
246 209 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.46% 13.49% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 123 78
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.75 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +10.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £17.00 £114.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -10 12 £313 +7.75% 17
Bradford - 1 - -
Dewsbury - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Huddersfield - - - - 2
Wakefield - - - - 2
Wetherby - - - -
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
3 19 (65.52%) SAN
4 16 (55.17%) VMware
5 14 (48.28%) ITIL
6 13 (44.83%) MCSE
6 13 (44.83%) NetApp
7 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
7 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
9 10 (34.48%) MCSA
10 9 (31.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (27.59%) HP
12 7 (24.14%) PRINCE2
12 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (20.69%) VMS
14 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
14 5 (17.24%) DNS
14 5 (17.24%) MS Office
14 5 (17.24%) Legal
15 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
15 4 (13.79%) IBM
15 4 (13.79%) Dell
15 4 (13.79%) Citrix
15 4 (13.79%) NAS
16 3 (10.34%) ServiceNow
16 3 (10.34%) CommVault

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.34%) WorkSite
2 2 (6.90%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.45%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Office
2 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (65.52%) SAN
2 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
2 5 (17.24%) DNS
3 4 (13.79%) NAS
4 3 (10.34%) DHCP
5 2 (6.90%) VPLS
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.90%) IPsec
5 2 (6.90%) Firewall
5 2 (6.90%) Extranet
5 2 (6.90%) LAN
5 2 (6.90%) WAN
5 2 (6.90%) VPN
5 2 (6.90%) SSL
5 2 (6.90%) MPLS
5 2 (6.90%) OSPF
5 2 (6.90%) BGP
5 2 (6.90%) EIGRP
5 2 (6.90%) VRRP
5 2 (6.90%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.45%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.45%) OLAP
5 1 (3.45%) QlikView
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
1 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.45%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (17.24%) Legal
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Project Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.45%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) CRM Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.45%) CSS
2 1 (3.45%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.45%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Replication
2 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (20.69%) VMS
5 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.90%) Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Mac OS
5 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) PRINCE2
3 3 (10.34%) Project Management
3 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.90%) Network Design
4 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.90%) Service Management
4 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.90%) BCP
4 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.45%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.45%) CRM
5 1 (3.45%) ERP
5 1 (3.45%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) C
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.45%) VBScript
3 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) MCSE
2 10 (34.48%) MCSA
3 9 (31.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (10.34%) MCTS
5 2 (6.90%) CCSE
5 2 (6.90%) MCITP
5 2 (6.90%) CCSA
5 2 (6.90%) MCP
5 2 (6.90%) CCNP
5 2 (6.90%) CCNA
5 2 (6.90%) CCDA
5 2 (6.90%) CCDP
5 2 (6.90%) CISSP
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (6.90%) MCDST
5 2 (6.90%) VCAP
5 2 (6.90%) VCP5
6 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 16 (55.17%) VMware
3 13 (44.83%) NetApp
4 8 (27.59%) HP
5 4 (13.79%) IBM
5 4 (13.79%) Dell
5 4 (13.79%) Citrix
6 3 (10.34%) ServiceNow
6 3 (10.34%) CommVault
6 3 (10.34%) Reuters
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco
7 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.45%) Tableau
8 1 (3.45%) Lotus
8 1 (3.45%) Adobe
8 1 (3.45%) LANDesk