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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire / North Yorkshire
Rank 25 34 30
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire 2.76% 0.47% 3.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.82% 5.56% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Median daily rate £400 £390 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +21.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £311
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -2.77% +33.33%  

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 39 18 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire 21.55% 8.49% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 43
Median daily rate £375 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £386 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in North Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in North Yorkshire citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +13 2 £400 +2.56% 1
Middlesbrough - 2 - - 1
Harrogate - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) MCP
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Sun
4 2 (33.33%) SLA
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) Solaris
4 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
4 2 (33.33%) Veritas
4 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (33.33%) User Experience
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone
5 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) EPiServer
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Skype
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) iPad
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 3 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) MCITP
4 1 (16.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Sun
2 2 (33.33%) Veritas
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco