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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 109 101 73
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 35 26 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.22% 1.01% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.16% 7.95% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 19
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £223 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £393 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £313 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% +15.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -4.76%
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
382 327 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.31% 12.74% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 195 147
Average daily rate £340 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £12.21 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.20 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -9 15 £344 +3.77% 23
South Yorkshire -1 11 £300 +84.61% 4
North Yorkshire -2 8 £320 -14.66% 4
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 34 (61.82%) Microsoft
2 27 (49.09%) MCSE
3 26 (47.27%) Windows
4 23 (41.82%) ITIL
5 22 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 16 (29.09%) MS Office
7 15 (27.27%) SQL Server
8 14 (25.45%) VMware
9 13 (23.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (21.82%) SQL
10 12 (21.82%) MCSA
11 11 (20.00%) C#
11 11 (20.00%) SAN
11 11 (20.00%) WAN
11 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (18.18%) MCTS
12 10 (18.18%) jQuery
12 10 (18.18%) LAN
12 10 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (18.18%) .NET
12 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
12 10 (18.18%) Firewall
13 9 (16.36%) Citrix
13 9 (16.36%) CCNA
13 9 (16.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (14.55%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (14.55%) MS Exchange

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (14.55%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (12.73%) SharePoint
3 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (9.09%) Lync
4 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (7.27%) IIS
5 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (5.45%) IBM Notes
6 3 (5.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (5.45%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.82%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (29.09%) MS Office
2 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) SaaS
1 2 (3.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) WAN
1 11 (20.00%) SAN
2 10 (18.18%) LAN
2 10 (18.18%) Firewall
3 7 (12.73%) TCP/IP
3 7 (12.73%) DNS
4 6 (10.91%) MPLS
4 6 (10.91%) Network Security
5 5 (9.09%) NAS
5 5 (9.09%) DHCP
6 4 (7.27%) IP Telephony
7 3 (5.45%) Extranet
8 2 (3.64%) Internet
8 2 (3.64%) OSPF
8 2 (3.64%) BGP
8 2 (3.64%) EIGRP
8 2 (3.64%) VRRP
8 2 (3.64%) SSL
8 2 (3.64%) VPN
8 2 (3.64%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 13 (23.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (14.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.82%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.82%) QlikView
6 1 (1.82%) OLAP
6 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.45%) Subversion
2 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.82%) Fiddler
General
1 7 (12.73%) Legal
2 3 (5.45%) Law
3 2 (3.64%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Advertising
4 1 (1.82%) Games
4 1 (1.82%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.82%) German Language
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Developer
2 6 (10.91%) Analyst
2 6 (10.91%) Support Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (7.27%) Service Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) .NET Developer
4 4 (7.27%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Project Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.45%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Senior Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Support Manager
6 2 (3.64%) PC Support
6 2 (3.64%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) .NET
1 10 (18.18%) jQuery
2 8 (14.55%) ASP.NET
3 6 (10.91%) HTML
3 6 (10.91%) JSON
3 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (10.91%) KnockoutJS
4 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (7.27%) LINQ
5 4 (7.27%) HTML5
5 4 (7.27%) RESTful
6 3 (5.45%) Entity Framework
6 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.64%) CSS
8 1 (1.82%) Web Services
8 1 (1.82%) XML
8 1 (1.82%) WSH
8 1 (1.82%) Application Packaging
8 1 (1.82%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.27%) Replication
2 4 (7.27%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) W3C
4 1 (1.82%) Statistics
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (47.27%) Windows
2 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.45%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.64%) Linux
5 2 (3.64%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.82%) ITIL
2 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.55%) PRINCE2
4 7 (12.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (12.73%) MVC
4 7 (12.73%) Web Development
5 6 (10.91%) TDD
6 5 (9.09%) Migration
6 5 (9.09%) High Availability
6 5 (9.09%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 4 (7.27%) Problem Management
7 4 (7.27%) Supplier Management
7 4 (7.27%) TOGAF
7 4 (7.27%) Project Management
7 4 (7.27%) Service Management
8 3 (5.45%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (3.64%) Time Management
9 2 (3.64%) Business Continuity Planning
9 2 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) SQL
2 11 (20.00%) C#
3 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.82%) VBScript
6 1 (1.82%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 27 (49.09%) MCSE
2 12 (21.82%) MCSA
3 10 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (18.18%) MCTS
4 9 (16.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (16.36%) CCNA
5 6 (10.91%) MCAD
5 6 (10.91%) MCSD
5 6 (10.91%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (9.09%) MCITP
7 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 4 (7.27%) MCDST
7 4 (7.27%) MCP
8 3 (5.45%) CCNP
8 3 (5.45%) Degree
9 2 (3.64%) VCP5
9 2 (3.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (3.64%) VCAP
9 2 (3.64%) CCDA
9 2 (3.64%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
1 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) Terminal Services
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.82%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.82%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.82%) XenApp
4 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) AirWatch
2 3 (5.45%) SCCM
3 2 (3.64%) SCOM
3 2 (3.64%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.82%) WSUS
4 1 (1.82%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 34 (61.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.45%) VMware
3 9 (16.36%) Citrix
4 6 (10.91%) Cisco
4 6 (10.91%) HP
5 4 (7.27%) CommVault
6 3 (5.45%) Lotus
6 3 (5.45%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.45%) Reuters
6 3 (5.45%) Symantec
6 3 (5.45%) Telerik
6 3 (5.45%) ServiceNow
6 3 (5.45%) Zerto
7 2 (3.64%) LANDesk
7 2 (3.64%) Adobe
8 1 (1.82%) AppSense
8 1 (1.82%) McAfee
8 1 (1.82%) Sophos
8 1 (1.82%) Websense
8 1 (1.82%) Wyse
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