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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 81 75 71
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 17 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.00% 1.16% 1.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.73% 9.88% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 20
Average daily rate
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£290 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £332 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.90% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.20 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% -4.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.29 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.67% +11.54%
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
207 172 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.94% 11.75% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 80 130
Average daily rate £338 £350 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £101.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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 0 14 £283 -29.37% 10
Pontefract - - - -
Wakefield - - - - 1
Wetherby - - - -
Batley - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Cleckheaton - - - -
Dewsbury - - - - 1
Halifax - - - - 1
Huddersfield - - - -
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (89.47%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) SAN
3 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
4 12 (63.16%) NetApp
5 11 (57.89%) VMware
6 10 (52.63%) MCSE
7 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
8 8 (42.11%) MCSA
8 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (31.58%) HP
10 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (26.32%) VMS
10 5 (26.32%) ITIL
11 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
11 4 (21.05%) Dell
11 4 (21.05%) IBM
11 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
11 4 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (15.79%) Firewall
12 3 (15.79%) DNS
12 3 (15.79%) Cisco
12 3 (15.79%) DHCP
12 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
12 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (10.53%) SaaS
13 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
13 2 (10.53%) IIS
13 2 (10.53%) MS Office
13 2 (10.53%) Citrix

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) SAN
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) DHCP
2 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (10.53%) Internet
4 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.26%) DSL
4 1 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
1 1 (5.26%) InstallShield
1 1 (5.26%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Wintel Support
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
1 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Clustering
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
1 1 (5.26%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) VMS
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) Time Management
2 1 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (5.26%) Logistics
2 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.26%) Project Management
2 1 (5.26%) ERP
2 1 (5.26%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
1 1 (5.26%) VBScript
1 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) MCSE
2 8 (42.11%) MCSA
3 4 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.53%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) MCITP
5 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) MCP
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) XenServer
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
1 2 (10.53%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 12 (63.16%) NetApp
3 11 (57.89%) VMware
4 6 (31.58%) HP
5 4 (21.05%) Dell
5 4 (21.05%) IBM
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco
7 2 (10.53%) Citrix
8 1 (5.26%) McAfee
8 1 (5.26%) Adobe
8 1 (5.26%) Oracle