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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 94 98 70
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 25 22 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.03% 1.01% 2.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.86% 8.12% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 39
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 £264 £332 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £13.75 £21.63 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.43% +88.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% +11.12%
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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
318 271 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.04% 12.40% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 142 206
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 15
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.69 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.68% +44.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £14.00 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.06 £39.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
West Yorkshire -7 16 £290 -18.88% 11
South Yorkshire +5 6 £375 -28.57% 6
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
East Yorkshire - 1 £320 - 3
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 34 (79.07%) Microsoft
2 31 (72.09%) Windows
3 21 (48.84%) Active Directory
4 19 (44.19%) MCSE
4 19 (44.19%) VMware
5 17 (39.53%) SAN
6 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (30.23%) NetApp
8 12 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (25.58%) HP
10 10 (23.26%) ITIL
10 10 (23.26%) Citrix
11 8 (18.60%) MCSA
11 8 (18.60%) MS Office
11 8 (18.60%) MCITP
11 8 (18.60%) SCCM
12 7 (16.28%) DHCP
12 7 (16.28%) DNS
12 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
12 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (13.95%) Windows XP
13 6 (13.95%) MCP
13 6 (13.95%) SLA
13 6 (13.95%) Cisco
13 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
14 5 (11.63%) XenApp
14 5 (11.63%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (11.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (11.63%) VMS
14 5 (11.63%) Remedy

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
1 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) IIS
3 2 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.33%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MS Office
2 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (39.53%) SAN
2 7 (16.28%) DHCP
2 7 (16.28%) DNS
3 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.98%) Firewall
4 2 (4.65%) Wireless
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (4.65%) Internet
4 2 (4.65%) LAN
4 2 (4.65%) VoIP
4 2 (4.65%) WAN
5 1 (2.33%) PBX
5 1 (2.33%) VPN
5 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.33%) DSL
5 1 (2.33%) MGCP
5 1 (2.33%) H.323
5 1 (2.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MSI
2 3 (6.98%) InstallShield
3 1 (2.33%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) Analyst
2 6 (13.95%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Service Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Systems Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Administrator
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Systems Support
5 2 (4.65%) Applications Packager
5 2 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.33%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) NHS
1 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
1 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.65%) Clustering
2 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.33%) FMCG
2 1 (2.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (72.09%) Windows
2 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (13.95%) Windows XP
5 5 (11.63%) VMS
6 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) ITIL
2 4 (9.30%) Migration
3 3 (6.98%) Project Management
3 3 (6.98%) Validation
4 2 (4.65%) ITIL V3
4 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.65%) Service Management
4 2 (4.65%) ITSM
4 2 (4.65%) Workflow
5 1 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.33%) Logistics
5 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.33%) ERP
5 1 (2.33%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.33%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.33%) Release Management
5 1 (2.33%) Time Management
5 1 (2.33%) High Availability
5 1 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) VBScript
1 4 (9.30%) VB
2 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (44.19%) MCSE
2 8 (18.60%) MCSA
2 8 (18.60%) MCITP
3 6 (13.95%) MCP
4 5 (11.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.65%) CCNA
7 1 (2.33%) CCA
7 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.33%) CCEA
7 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.33%) MCTS
7 1 (2.33%) Degree
7 1 (2.33%) NCDA
7 1 (2.33%) NCIE
7 1 (2.33%) VCAP
7 1 (2.33%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (48.84%) Active Directory
2 12 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
4 5 (11.63%) XenApp
4 5 (11.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (9.30%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.98%) XenServer
7 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) SCVMM
3 2 (4.65%) SCOM
3 2 (4.65%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 34 (79.07%) Microsoft
2 19 (44.19%) VMware
3 13 (30.23%) NetApp
4 11 (25.58%) HP
5 10 (23.26%) Citrix
6 6 (13.95%) Cisco
7 5 (11.63%) Remedy
8 4 (9.30%) IBM
8 4 (9.30%) Dell
9 2 (4.65%) EMC
9 2 (4.65%) Apple
9 2 (4.65%) Symantec
9 2 (4.65%) Juniper
9 2 (4.65%) Meru Networks
10 1 (2.33%) Oracle
10 1 (2.33%) McAfee
10 1 (2.33%) Polycom
10 1 (2.33%) Avaya
10 1 (2.33%) Adobe