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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 46 46 34
Rank change year-on-year 0 -12  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.93% 1.13% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.47% 6.45% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 6
Median daily rate £400 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.13% -4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £288 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £288 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £308
% change year-on-year -8.57% +13.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +40.74%  

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 86 93 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 18.42% 17.55% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 58 44
Median daily rate £425 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £163 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in South Yorkshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in South Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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
Sheffield +9 7 £400 +39.13%
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) Office 365
2 8 (61.54%) Data Centre
3 7 (53.85%) Skype
3 7 (53.85%) Skype for Business
3 7 (53.85%) Polycom
3 7 (53.85%) Manufacturing
3 7 (53.85%) PBX
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) MCSE
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) HTTPS
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 2 (15.38%) MCSA
7 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
7 2 (15.38%) ETL
7 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (15.38%) Big Data
7 2 (15.38%) High Availability
7 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 (53.85%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) PBX
1 7 (53.85%) Skype
2 3 (23.08%) HTTPS
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (15.38%) Big Data
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (53.85%) Manufacturing
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Business Consultant
1 4 (30.77%) Consultant
1 4 (30.77%) DBA
1 4 (30.77%) Lync Consultant
1 4 (30.77%) SQL DBA
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Software Packaging
1 1 (7.69%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Fintech
2 2 (15.38%) Replication
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) ETL
2 2 (15.38%) High Availability
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
2 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) MCSE
2 2 (15.38%) MCSA
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) vMotion
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Polycom
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat