Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 48 50
Rank change year-on-year -25 +2 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.28% 0.86% 2.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 2.31% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 8
Lancashire median daily rate £250 £276 £246
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.50% +12.18% -43.71%
10th Percentile £218 £239 £137
90th Percentile £283 £315 £341
North West median daily rate £288 £313 £271
% change year-on-year -8.00% +15.21% -27.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - £11.50 -
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £12.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year +63.27% -23.44% -5.88%

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 203 173 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 28.92% 37.28% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 97 108
Lancashire median daily rate £474 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £331 £275
90th Percentile £650 £594 £600
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 24
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.92% -0.63%
10th Percentile £14.10 £11.03 £10.08
90th Percentile £47.04 £44.45 £53.00
North West median hourly rate £29.50 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -26.25% +60.00% -17.14%

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 13 December 2018. 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
Blackburn - 2 £250 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (100.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) IT Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) VMware