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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 120 111 114
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 20 39 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.71% 1.32% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.61% 9.54% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 29 10
Median daily rate £289 £300 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £140 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £375 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £16.50 - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +14.75%
Microsoft Certification
England

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
434 409 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.34% 13.88% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 275 200
Median daily rate £400 £340 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 21
Median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +61.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £13.99 £10.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.00 £26.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
West Yorkshire -11 9 £358 +36.19% 13
South Yorkshire -3 8 £288 -4.16% 1
North Yorkshire +7 2 £326 -4.04% 3
East Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 35 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 33 (60.00%) ITIL
3 30 (54.55%) MCSA
4 26 (47.27%) Windows
5 20 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (34.55%) Cisco
7 18 (32.73%) MCSE
8 17 (30.91%) Citrix
9 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
9 16 (29.09%) VMware
10 15 (27.27%) Firewall
11 14 (25.45%) CISSP
11 14 (25.45%) PCI DSS
12 13 (23.64%) Incident Management
12 13 (23.64%) CEH
13 12 (21.82%) Windows Server
14 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
14 11 (20.00%) Security Management
14 11 (20.00%) SQL
15 10 (18.18%) Data Security
15 10 (18.18%) Windows 7
16 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
16 9 (16.36%) MS Office
17 8 (14.55%) MCP
17 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
17 8 (14.55%) SAN
17 8 (14.55%) MS Exchange
17 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in 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 8 (14.55%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.45%) Node.js
4 2 (3.64%) IBM Domino
4 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.82%) IIS
5 1 (1.82%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) MS Office
2 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Office 365
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) Firewall
2 8 (14.55%) SAN
3 5 (9.09%) LAN
4 4 (7.27%) DHCP
4 4 (7.27%) DNS
4 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.27%) VPN
4 4 (7.27%) WAN
5 3 (5.45%) Internet
5 3 (5.45%) NAS
6 1 (1.82%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.82%) Network Security
6 1 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.45%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.82%) MySQL
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Legal
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Security Specialist
2 6 (10.91%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (7.27%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (7.27%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (7.27%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Analyst
4 3 (5.45%) Consultant
4 3 (5.45%) DBA
4 3 (5.45%) Developer
4 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (5.45%) Python Developer
4 3 (5.45%) Service Desk Manager
4 3 (5.45%) Service Manager
4 3 (5.45%) SQL DBA
4 3 (5.45%) Systems Manager
4 3 (5.45%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Python Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
1 1 (1.82%) CSS
1 1 (1.82%) HTML
1 1 (1.82%) jQuery
1 1 (1.82%) Web Services
1 1 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.27%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.45%) Replication
4 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.82%) Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (47.27%) Windows
2 12 (21.82%) Windows Server
3 10 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.27%) Windows 8
6 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.27%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.45%) Linux
8 2 (3.64%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (60.00%) ITIL
2 13 (23.64%) Incident Management
3 11 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 11 (20.00%) Security Management
4 10 (18.18%) Data Security
5 6 (10.91%) Computer Security
6 4 (7.27%) Project Management
7 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.45%) Data Protection
7 3 (5.45%) Migration
7 3 (5.45%) Open Source
7 3 (5.45%) Open Source Development
7 3 (5.45%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (5.45%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (3.64%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.64%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.64%) Release Management
8 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.45%) Python
4 1 (1.82%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) Java
4 1 (1.82%) PHP
4 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (54.55%) MCSA
2 20 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (32.73%) MCSE
4 14 (25.45%) CISSP
5 13 (23.64%) CEH
6 8 (14.55%) MCITP
6 8 (14.55%) MCP
7 6 (10.91%) CCNA
7 6 (10.91%) MCDST
8 4 (7.27%) Degree
9 3 (5.45%) CCNP
9 3 (5.45%) CISA
9 3 (5.45%) MCTS
9 3 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (3.64%) CCIE
10 2 (3.64%) DBS Check
10 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.45%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.09%) SLA
3 4 (7.27%) ISO 9000
3 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (5.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.91%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.45%) Docker
5 1 (1.82%) vSphere
5 1 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) SCCM
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 5 (9.09%) SCOM
3 3 (5.45%) DameWare
3 3 (5.45%) SCSM
4 2 (3.64%) vMotion
5 1 (1.82%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 35 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 19 (34.55%) Cisco
3 17 (30.91%) Citrix
4 16 (29.09%) VMware
5 4 (7.27%) Dell
5 4 (7.27%) HP
6 3 (5.45%) CommVault
6 3 (5.45%) iManage
6 3 (5.45%) Reuters
6 3 (5.45%) ServiceNow
6 3 (5.45%) Zerto
7 2 (3.64%) Lotus
8 1 (1.82%) Novell
8 1 (1.82%) Rackspace