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 26 June 2016 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 112 93 100
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 33 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.35% 1.56% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.46% 11.46% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 2
Median daily rate £290 £300 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +2.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £150 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £408 £298
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.06 £18.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+30.05% +19.35%
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
284 288 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.04% 13.58% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 190 122
Median daily rate £425 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -1.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -30 6 £358 +11.71% 9
Wakefield -3 1 £123 +8.88% 3
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) ITIL
3 13 (54.17%) MCSE
4 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (50.00%) Citrix
5 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
6 9 (37.50%) MCSA
6 9 (37.50%) MS Office
7 8 (33.33%) MCP
7 8 (33.33%) VMware
7 8 (33.33%) MCITP
7 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
8 7 (29.17%) SQL
9 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (25.00%) SAN
9 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
10 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (20.83%) Cisco
10 5 (20.83%) LAN
11 4 (16.67%) WAN
11 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 4 (16.67%) VPN
11 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
11 4 (16.67%) Finance
11 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) IBM Domino
2 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project Server
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Office
2 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) SAN
2 5 (20.83%) LAN
3 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (16.67%) VPN
3 4 (16.67%) WAN
4 3 (12.50%) Internet
4 3 (12.50%) NAS
5 2 (8.33%) DHCP
5 2 (8.33%) DNS
5 2 (8.33%) Firewall
6 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Manager
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (4.17%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) jQuery
2 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 3 (12.50%) Replication
1 3 (12.50%) Smartphone
2 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
9 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (12.50%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.17%) ERP
4 1 (4.17%) Front End Development
4 1 (4.17%) High Availability
4 1 (4.17%) Information Management
4 1 (4.17%) ITSM
4 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) PHP
3 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) MCSE
2 9 (37.50%) MCSA
3 8 (33.33%) MCITP
3 8 (33.33%) MCP
4 4 (16.67%) CCNA
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (16.67%) MCDST
5 3 (12.50%) MCTS
5 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.17%) DBS Check
6 1 (4.17%) MCAD
6 1 (4.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) DameWare
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
1 3 (12.50%) SCOM
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) SCSM
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Citrix
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco
4 4 (16.67%) HP
5 3 (12.50%) CommVault
5 3 (12.50%) iManage
5 3 (12.50%) Reuters
5 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
5 3 (12.50%) Zerto
6 2 (8.33%) Dell
6 2 (8.33%) Lotus
7 1 (4.17%) Rackspace