Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 58 43
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15 +16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 9 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.66% 1.36% 4.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.76% 4.48% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 28
Lancashire median daily rate £276 £187 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.45% -57.18% +45.63%
10th Percentile £239 £123 £360
90th Percentile £315 £383 £500
North West median daily rate £363 £238 £350
% change year-on-year +52.63% -32.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £15.00
North West median hourly rate £14.35 £15.43 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.03% -9.24% +6.78%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Lancashire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 170 201 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 37.12% 30.27% 33.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 125 198
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.52% +9.00%
10th Percentile £333 £275 £268
90th Percentile £601 £583 £616
North West median daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 35
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +45.45%
10th Percentile £15.82 £10.38 £25.80
90th Percentile £45.13 £53.00 £52.80
North West median hourly rate £38.13 £26.25 £30.52
% change year-on-year +45.24% -13.99% +45.33%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Lancashire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Lancashire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Lancashire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 1 - - 1
Burnley - 1 £238 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Advertising
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) WinForms
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (33.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Kaseya
2 1 (33.33%) Kaspersky
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) VMware