The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 83 101 87
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 57 19 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.91% 0.81% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.77% 7.60% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £120 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -1.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.80 £17.23
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -8.25%
Microsoft Certification
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
414 250 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.87% 10.67% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 151 149
Average daily rate £363 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 20
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.50 £34.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.93% -55.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £12.00 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £25.00 £44.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -9.52%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Yorkshire region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Yorkshire region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 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
West Yorkshire +14 41 £350 +12.00% 16
South Yorkshire -7 12 £225 +87.50% 6
North Yorkshire -4 3 £115 - 3
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 69 (77.53%) Microsoft
2 52 (58.43%) Windows
3 50 (56.18%) MCSE
4 40 (44.94%) VMware
5 32 (35.96%) ITIL
6 29 (32.58%) MCITP
7 28 (31.46%) Active Directory
8 27 (30.34%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (29.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 24 (26.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (23.60%) SQL
12 19 (21.35%) MS Exchange
13 17 (19.10%) MS Excel
13 17 (19.10%) IIS
13 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (17.98%) SQL Server
14 16 (17.98%) LAN
15 15 (16.85%) WAN
16 14 (15.73%) EMC
17 13 (14.61%) Cisco
17 13 (14.61%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (14.61%) MS Office
18 12 (13.48%) MCP
18 12 (13.48%) .NET
18 12 (13.48%) Cisco Certification
19 11 (12.36%) Firewall
20 10 (11.24%) CCNA
20 10 (11.24%) SAN
20 10 (11.24%) DNS
20 10 (11.24%) SCCM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 19 (21.35%) MS Exchange
2 17 (19.10%) IIS
3 8 (8.99%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (6.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (4.49%) Lync
6 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (19.10%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) SaaS
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.98%) LAN
2 15 (16.85%) WAN
3 11 (12.36%) Firewall
4 10 (11.24%) DNS
4 10 (11.24%) SAN
5 9 (10.11%) DHCP
6 7 (7.87%) TCP/IP
7 6 (6.74%) Internet
8 5 (5.62%) Network Security
9 4 (4.49%) DMZ
9 4 (4.49%) MPLS
10 3 (3.37%) VPN
10 3 (3.37%) Extranet
11 2 (2.25%) NAS
11 2 (2.25%) Unified Communications
11 2 (2.25%) IP Telephony
12 1 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (1.12%) VLAN
12 1 (1.12%) PABX
12 1 (1.12%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
1 3 (3.37%) Subversion
1 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.12%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (5.62%) Finance
1 5 (5.62%) Law
2 4 (4.49%) Legal
3 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.12%) Advertising
4 1 (1.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (24.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (16.85%) Analyst
3 11 (12.36%) Support Analyst
4 8 (8.99%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) Developer
4 8 (8.99%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (5.62%) Applications Support
5 5 (5.62%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) .NET Developer
6 4 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Service Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Consultant
6 4 (4.49%) Server Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) IT Support
7 3 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (3.37%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (3.37%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.48%) .NET
2 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET
3 7 (7.87%) jQuery
3 7 (7.87%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (6.74%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (6.74%) JSON
5 5 (5.62%) Application Packaging
5 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 4 (4.49%) RESTful
6 4 (4.49%) LINQ
7 3 (3.37%) Entity Framework
7 3 (3.37%) HTML
7 3 (3.37%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.25%) CSS
8 2 (2.25%) HTML5
9 1 (1.12%) CSS3
9 1 (1.12%) Web Services
9 1 (1.12%) ODBC
9 1 (1.12%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.74%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.62%) Clustering
4 4 (4.49%) NHS
5 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.25%) Replication
6 2 (2.25%) E-Learning
6 2 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.25%) FMCG
7 1 (1.12%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.12%) User Experience
7 1 (1.12%) W3C
7 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 52 (58.43%) Windows
2 24 (26.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (14.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (8.99%) Windows XP
5 8 (8.99%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.62%) SUSE
6 5 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.49%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.37%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.96%) ITIL
2 8 (8.99%) MVC
3 7 (7.87%) Migration
4 6 (6.74%) Change Management
4 6 (6.74%) TDD
5 5 (5.62%) Supplier Management
5 5 (5.62%) Service Management
5 5 (5.62%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (5.62%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 4 (4.49%) Project Management
6 4 (4.49%) CRM
6 4 (4.49%) TOGAF
6 4 (4.49%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.37%) Document Management
7 3 (3.37%) Web Development
7 3 (3.37%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.37%) Workflow
7 3 (3.37%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.60%) SQL
2 8 (8.99%) T-SQL
2 8 (8.99%) C#
2 8 (8.99%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.62%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.12%) VBScript
4 1 (1.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 50 (56.18%) MCSE
2 29 (32.58%) MCITP
3 26 (29.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (13.48%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (13.48%) MCP
5 10 (11.24%) CCNA
6 9 (10.11%) MCSA
7 8 (8.99%) MCTS
8 7 (7.87%) MCSD
9 6 (6.74%) MCDST
9 6 (6.74%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (6.74%) MCAD
10 4 (4.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 2 (2.25%) CIPD
11 2 (2.25%) MCT
11 2 (2.25%) CCNP
12 1 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (1.12%) CCEA
12 1 (1.12%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.49%) SLA
3 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 28 (31.46%) Active Directory
2 27 (30.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.99%) vSphere
4 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (3.37%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.25%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.12%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.12%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.12%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.12%) XenApp
7 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 10 (11.24%) SCCM
2 2 (2.25%) SCOM
2 2 (2.25%) SCVMM
2 2 (2.25%) AirWatch
2 2 (2.25%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (77.53%) Microsoft
2 40 (44.94%) VMware
3 14 (15.73%) EMC
4 13 (14.61%) Cisco
5 8 (8.99%) Citrix
6 6 (6.74%) HP
7 4 (4.49%) NetApp
8 2 (2.25%) Apple
8 2 (2.25%) Symantec
8 2 (2.25%) Intel
9 1 (1.12%) Oracle
9 1 (1.12%) IBM
9 1 (1.12%) Adobe
9 1 (1.12%) Remedy
9 1 (1.12%) McAfee
9 1 (1.12%) Websense
9 1 (1.12%) Wyse
9 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.12%) AppSense
9 1 (1.12%) Brocade