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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 95 95 69
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 27 25 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.06% 1.12% 2.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.40% 9.80% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 31
Average daily rate
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£285 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £248 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £10.20 £22.69 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.04% +111.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £16.84 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.73% -0.94%
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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
365 255 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.30% 11.43% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 133 205
Average daily rate £338 £330 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £236 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £469 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 19
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.69 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.19% +26.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £14.40 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £32.50 £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 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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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 -7 17 £285 -9.52% 28
North Yorkshire -2 5 - - 2
South Yorkshire 0 4 £375 - 3
East Yorkshire - 1 £275 - 2
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 37 (78.72%) Microsoft
2 35 (74.47%) Windows
3 21 (44.68%) MCSE
4 20 (42.55%) Active Directory
5 19 (40.43%) VMware
6 18 (38.30%) SAN
6 18 (38.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (29.79%) NetApp
8 11 (23.40%) MCITP
8 11 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (21.28%) HP
9 10 (21.28%) Citrix
9 10 (21.28%) ITIL
10 9 (19.15%) Cisco
10 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (17.02%) MCSA
11 8 (17.02%) SharePoint
11 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (14.89%) SCCM
12 7 (14.89%) MS Exchange
12 7 (14.89%) MS Office
13 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
13 6 (12.77%) VMS
13 6 (12.77%) DHCP
13 6 (12.77%) DNS
13 6 (12.77%) Office 365
14 5 (10.64%) High Availability
14 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
14 5 (10.64%) XenApp

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 8 (17.02%) SharePoint
2 7 (14.89%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.51%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (8.51%) Lync
4 2 (4.26%) IIS
4 2 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Office
2 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Office 365
2 2 (4.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (38.30%) SAN
2 6 (12.77%) DHCP
2 6 (12.77%) DNS
3 5 (10.64%) VoIP
4 4 (8.51%) PBX
4 4 (8.51%) MGCP
4 4 (8.51%) H.323
5 3 (6.38%) Firewall
5 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.26%) Wireless
6 2 (4.26%) Internet
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.13%) DSL
7 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.13%) VPN
7 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.13%) LAN
7 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MSI
2 3 (6.38%) InstallShield
3 1 (2.13%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (12.77%) Analyst
1 6 (12.77%) 3rd Line Support
1 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (12.77%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (8.51%) Exchange Engineer
2 4 (8.51%) Exchange Specialist
2 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
2 4 (8.51%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
3 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (6.38%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (4.26%) Build Engineer
4 2 (4.26%) Administrator
4 2 (4.26%) Service Analyst
4 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (4.26%) Technical Support
4 2 (4.26%) Applications Packager
4 2 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (4.26%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) .NET
1 2 (4.26%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.13%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.13%) CSS
2 1 (2.13%) XML
2 1 (2.13%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Clustering
2 4 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Statistics
4 1 (2.13%) FMCG
4 1 (2.13%) Social Media
4 1 (2.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (74.47%) Windows
2 18 (38.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (12.77%) VMS
6 5 (10.64%) Windows XP
7 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) ITIL
2 5 (10.64%) High Availability
3 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.38%) Validation
4 3 (6.38%) Migration
5 2 (4.26%) Project Management
5 2 (4.26%) Waterfall
5 2 (4.26%) CRM
5 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.13%) ITSM
6 1 (2.13%) Workflow
6 1 (2.13%) ERP
6 1 (2.13%) ETL
6 1 (2.13%) Logistics
6 1 (2.13%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.13%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.13%) Web Development
6 1 (2.13%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (2.13%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) VBScript
1 4 (8.51%) VB
2 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.26%) C
3 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (44.68%) MCSE
2 11 (23.40%) MCITP
3 8 (17.02%) MCSA
4 5 (10.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (6.38%) MCTS
5 3 (6.38%) MCP
5 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.26%) CCNA
7 1 (2.13%) CCA
7 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.13%) CCEA
7 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.13%) Degree
7 1 (2.13%) NCDA
7 1 (2.13%) NCIE
7 1 (2.13%) VCAP
7 1 (2.13%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (42.55%) Active Directory
2 11 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.64%) XenApp
3 5 (10.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (8.51%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (8.51%) ISA Server
4 4 (8.51%) VMware ESX
5 3 (6.38%) XenServer
6 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) SCOM
2 2 (4.26%) SCVMM
2 2 (4.26%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 37 (78.72%) Microsoft
2 19 (40.43%) VMware
3 14 (29.79%) NetApp
4 10 (21.28%) Citrix
4 10 (21.28%) HP
5 9 (19.15%) Cisco
6 4 (8.51%) IBM
6 4 (8.51%) Dell
6 4 (8.51%) Avaya
6 4 (8.51%) Polycom
6 4 (8.51%) Remedy
7 2 (4.26%) Meru Networks
7 2 (4.26%) Juniper
7 2 (4.26%) Apple
7 2 (4.26%) Symantec
7 2 (4.26%) EMC
8 1 (2.13%) Adobe
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle
8 1 (2.13%) SAP
8 1 (2.13%) McAfee
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