The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Yorkshire / North Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 25 33
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire 2.80% 3.16% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.57% 16.22% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £258 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £340
% change year-on-year -1.51% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £27.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -16.59% +42.10%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
North Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 14 37 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire 9.79% 19.47% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 63 92
Median daily rate £413 £350 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -9.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £149 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £13.81 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -63.65%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in North Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in North Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in North Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in North Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in North 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 North Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
York +12 2 - - 2
Selby - 2 - -
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 North Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) MCSE
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) MCP
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
5 2 (22.22%) Sun
5 2 (22.22%) CCNA
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) PKI
5 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
5 2 (22.22%) SCCM
5 2 (22.22%) Solaris
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Veritas
5 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
5 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) SLA
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in North 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 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
2 1 (11.11%) EPiServer
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
1 2 (22.22%) PKI
1 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (22.22%) Performance Optimisation
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) OO
2 1 (11.11%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (44.44%) MCP
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) MCITP
4 1 (11.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Sun
3 2 (22.22%) Veritas
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco