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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 82 78 71
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 20 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.76% 1.29% 2.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.50% 9.66% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 35
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£290 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 - £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 - £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £10.20 £11.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.42 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +12.40%
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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
200 207 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.75% 13.38% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 94 145
Average daily rate £325 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £247 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £38.30 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 August 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 29 August 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -1 11 £295 - 8
Pontefract - - - -
Wakefield - - - - 1
Batley - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Cleckheaton - - - - 1
Halifax - - - - 1
Huddersfield - - - -
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) MCSE
3 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (65.00%) SAN
4 11 (55.00%) VMware
5 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 8 (40.00%) NetApp
6 8 (40.00%) MCSA
6 8 (40.00%) ITIL
7 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
7 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (30.00%) HP
9 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
9 4 (20.00%) MCITP
9 4 (20.00%) Dell
9 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 4 (20.00%) IBM
9 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (15.00%) DNS
10 3 (15.00%) Cisco
10 3 (15.00%) MS Office
10 3 (15.00%) VMS
10 3 (15.00%) DHCP
10 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (15.00%) CCNA
10 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (15.00%) Clustering
10 3 (15.00%) Firewall

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (5.00%) Lync
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) SAN
2 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) DNS
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (10.00%) NAS
4 2 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) DSL
5 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
1 1 (5.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (5.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) IT Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Information Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
1 1 (5.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) NHS
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) VMS
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (10.00%) UNIX
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (5.00%) Project Management
2 1 (5.00%) Service Management
2 1 (5.00%) ITSM
2 1 (5.00%) Online Security
2 1 (5.00%) Migration
2 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (5.00%) Logistics
2 1 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (5.00%) Release Management
2 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
2 1 (5.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) MCSE
2 8 (40.00%) MCSA
3 4 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (20.00%) MCITP
4 3 (15.00%) CCNA
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.00%) MCP
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (10.00%) vSphere
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
1 2 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) VMware
3 8 (40.00%) NetApp
4 6 (30.00%) HP
5 4 (20.00%) Dell
5 4 (20.00%) IBM
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco
7 2 (10.00%) Citrix
8 1 (5.00%) McAfee
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle
8 1 (5.00%) Adobe
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