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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 94 72 50
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 17 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.78% 1.28% 2.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.14% 9.55% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 30
Average daily rate £331 £163 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.84% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £113 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £238 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
228 178 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.65% 13.43% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 80 121
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £145 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 11
Average hourly rate £13.29 £12.13 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.60% -30.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
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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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -16 11 £356 +214.56% 10
Bradford -1 1 - - 1
Huddersfield -1 1 £248 +17.85%
Cleckheaton - - - -
Halifax - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 15 (57.69%) MCSE
4 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
6 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
6 8 (30.77%) VMware
7 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (26.92%) SQL
7 7 (26.92%) ITIL
7 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (23.08%) MS Office
8 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
8 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
8 6 (23.08%) MCITP
9 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
9 5 (19.23%) Client/Server
9 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
9 5 (19.23%) Citrix
9 5 (19.23%) Service Management
10 4 (15.38%) ITSM
10 4 (15.38%) SAN
10 4 (15.38%) Project Management
10 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
10 4 (15.38%) .NET
10 4 (15.38%) vSphere
10 4 (15.38%) MCTS
10 4 (15.38%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (11.54%) IBM Notes
3 3 (11.54%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.85%) Lync
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 6 (23.08%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) InfoPath
3 1 (3.85%) CATIA
3 1 (3.85%) Pro/ENGINEER
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 4 (15.38%) SAN
3 3 (11.54%) NAS
3 3 (11.54%) VPN
3 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) Internet
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
4 2 (7.69%) LDAP
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.85%) VLAN
5 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.85%) VoIP
5 1 (3.85%) SMTP
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Publishing
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Developer
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Server Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Client/Server
2 3 (11.54%) Clustering
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) PKI
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
4 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Vista
5 3 (11.54%) UNIX
5 3 (11.54%) Linux
5 3 (11.54%) Windows 2000
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Service Management
3 4 (15.38%) ITSM
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Release Management
4 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (11.54%) System Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Information Management
4 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) MCSE
2 6 (23.08%) MCITP
3 4 (15.38%) MCTS
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (11.54%) MCP
4 3 (11.54%) MCSA
4 3 (11.54%) CCNA
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (11.54%) ISEB
5 1 (3.85%) MOS
5 1 (3.85%) MCDST
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) vSphere
4 2 (7.69%) MetaFrame
4 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.85%) XenApp
5 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
1 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 5 (19.23%) Citrix
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) Lotus
5 2 (7.69%) LANDesk
5 2 (7.69%) NetApp
6 1 (3.85%) Altiris
6 1 (3.85%) Kaspersky
6 1 (3.85%) Avaya
6 1 (3.85%) Symantec
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