The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wakefield 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
West Yorkshire / Wakefield
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 9 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 5.26% 2.44% 6.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.00% 16.67% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £313 £123 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +155.10% +8.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £337
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
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 Wakefield.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wakefield
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wakefield 13.16% 14.63% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £313 £123 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +155.10% +8.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £15.32 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.40% -  
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 Wakefield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wakefield 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 Wakefield

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Wakefield

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Wakefield

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 Wakefield region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Law
3 1 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) MCDST
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wakefield 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 1 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Law
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory Support
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Support
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCDST
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya
2 1 (33.33%) VMware