The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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 / South Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 47 39
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.31% 0.92% 2.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 5.26% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 10
Median daily rate £325 £331 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% +10.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £337
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £24.06 £18.25
% change year-on-year -6.40% +31.83%  

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 South Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 67 76 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 20.74% 17.55% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 59 36
Median daily rate £450 £385 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.88% +28.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £45.50 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.22% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South 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 South Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in South Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in South Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Sheffield +9 1 £325 -15.58% 4
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (70.00%) PBX
2 7 (70.00%) Skype
2 7 (70.00%) Manufacturing
2 7 (70.00%) Polycom
2 7 (70.00%) Skype for Business
2 7 (70.00%) Office 365
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) MCSE
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) MCSA
4 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (20.00%) High Availability
5 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (10.00%) vMotion
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Migration

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 7 (70.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 7 (70.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) PBX
1 7 (70.00%) Skype
2 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (70.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Business Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Lync Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) DBA
2 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (20.00%) High Availability
1 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) MCSE
2 2 (20.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Polycom
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
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