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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 108 100 98
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 38 55 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.34% 1.75% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.45% 10.66% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 13
Median daily rate £350 £316 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.67% +9.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £113 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -1.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +0.95%
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
402 516 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.16% 16.44% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 326 205
Median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.86 £16.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.26% -2.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £28.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -22 18 £385 +16.66% 12
North Yorkshire +11 10 £258 +123.91% 1
South Yorkshire 0 10 £363 +243.61% 3
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 55 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (50.91%) Windows
2 28 (50.91%) MCSE
3 22 (40.00%) VMware
4 19 (34.55%) SQL Server
5 16 (29.09%) Windows Server
6 15 (27.27%) MCSA
7 14 (25.45%) ITIL
7 14 (25.45%) Data Centre
8 13 (23.64%) Degree
8 13 (23.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
9 12 (21.82%) C#
9 12 (21.82%) SQL
9 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (18.18%) Cisco
11 10 (18.18%) Citrix
11 10 (18.18%) Web Services
11 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
11 10 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
11 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
12 9 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (16.36%) SAN
12 9 (16.36%) ETL
12 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (14.55%) Cisco Certification

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 6 (10.91%) Skype for Business
2 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) IIS
3 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Office 365
2 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.36%) SAN
2 7 (12.73%) DHCP
2 7 (12.73%) DNS
3 5 (9.09%) Skype
4 4 (7.27%) PBX
5 3 (5.45%) Internet
5 3 (5.45%) LDAP
5 3 (5.45%) NAS
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.64%) Firewall
6 2 (3.64%) FTP
7 1 (1.82%) HTTP
7 1 (1.82%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.82%) LAN
7 1 (1.82%) SMTP
7 1 (1.82%) SSL
7 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.82%) VPN
7 1 (1.82%) WAN
7 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (34.55%) SQL Server
2 13 (23.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (5.45%) MySQL
7 1 (1.82%) MS Access
7 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.82%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (14.55%) Advertising
2 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.45%) Legal
4 2 (3.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) Developer
2 10 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) ETL Developer
3 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Support
3 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Senior Developer
3 8 (14.55%) Senior ETL Developer
3 8 (14.55%) SSAS Developer
3 8 (14.55%) SSIS Developer
3 8 (14.55%) SSRS Developer
4 7 (12.73%) Consultant
4 7 (12.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Senior Support Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Server Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Service Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) Web Services
2 5 (9.09%) .NET
2 5 (9.09%) SOAP
3 4 (7.27%) Ajax
4 3 (5.45%) CSS
4 3 (5.45%) ebXML
4 3 (5.45%) LAMP
4 3 (5.45%) REST
5 2 (3.64%) WCF
5 2 (3.64%) XML
6 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.82%) COM+
6 1 (1.82%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.45%) PKI
2 3 (5.45%) Replication
2 3 (5.45%) Smartcard
3 2 (3.64%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 28 (50.91%) Windows
2 16 (29.09%) Windows Server
3 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (10.91%) Linux
4 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.45%) Unix
6 2 (3.64%) Android
6 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) ITIL
2 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (16.36%) ETL
3 8 (14.55%) ETL Development
3 8 (14.55%) Kimball Methodology
4 6 (10.91%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (9.09%) Service Management
6 3 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (5.45%) CRM
6 3 (5.45%) Data Protection
6 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.45%) Open Source
6 3 (5.45%) Project Management
7 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.64%) Business Analysis
7 2 (3.64%) Prototyping
7 2 (3.64%) Release Management
7 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.64%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) C#
1 12 (21.82%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) C++
2 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.45%) Java
3 3 (5.45%) PHP
3 3 (5.45%) Ruby
4 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (50.91%) MCSE
2 15 (27.27%) MCSA
3 13 (23.64%) Degree
4 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 8 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (10.91%) MCITP
7 5 (9.09%) MCDST
7 5 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (7.27%) CCNP
9 3 (5.45%) MCP
9 3 (5.45%) MCTS
9 3 (5.45%) RHCE
10 2 (3.64%) CCNA
10 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (3.64%) MCAD
10 2 (3.64%) MCSD
11 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.82%) CNE
11 1 (1.82%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) HL7
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (3.64%) XenApp
4 1 (1.82%) Docker
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) SCCM
2 6 (10.91%) SCOM
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (5.45%) SCSM
5 2 (3.64%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (40.00%) VMware
3 10 (18.18%) Cisco
3 10 (18.18%) Citrix
4 7 (12.73%) HP
5 4 (7.27%) Polycom
6 3 (5.45%) CommVault
6 3 (5.45%) Dell
6 3 (5.45%) iManage
6 3 (5.45%) Reuters
6 3 (5.45%) ServiceNow
6 3 (5.45%) Zerto
7 2 (3.64%) NetApp
7 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.82%) Apple
8 1 (1.82%) Canon
8 1 (1.82%) Novell
8 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.82%) Splunk
8 1 (1.82%) Xerox