Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 January 2019 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 > West Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 129 107 120
Rank change year-on-year -22 +13 -35
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 32 46 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.96% 1.52% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.48% 12.37% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 25
West Yorkshire median daily rate £250 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.03% -3.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £114 £256 £125
90th Percentile £399 £675 £490
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £313 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.20 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.75% - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.20 -
% change year-on-year +7.75% - -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 494 372 424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 14.78% 12.27% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 219 245
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £234 £225
90th Percentile £625 £557 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +9.38% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 22
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.65 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +12.69% -16.13%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £25.19 £40.00 £20.97
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year +2.00% +2.99% -6.03%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Pontefract +1 13 - - 1
Leeds -21 12 £350 -14.11% 17
Elland - 3 £118 - 1
Wakefield -1 1 £375 +25.00% 5
Halifax - 1 - -
Brighouse - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 29 (90.63%) Microsoft
2 26 (81.25%) MCSE
3 20 (62.50%) MCSA
4 19 (59.38%) Windows
5 15 (46.88%) MCP
5 15 (46.88%) Microsoft Office
6 14 (43.75%) Windows XP
6 14 (43.75%) Windows 7
7 13 (40.63%) Windows Vista
7 13 (40.63%) Windows 2000
7 13 (40.63%) HNC
7 13 (40.63%) Unix
7 13 (40.63%) Internet
8 8 (25.00%) Cisco
9 6 (18.75%) Finance
10 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
10 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (15.63%) CCNA
10 5 (15.63%) ITIL
10 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
10 5 (15.63%) SQL
10 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
11 4 (12.50%) Mathematics
11 4 (12.50%) Time Management
11 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
12 3 (9.38%) Power Management
12 3 (9.38%) .NET Core

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (46.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.38%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (9.38%) Serverless
4 2 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.25%) Office 365
5 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (3.13%) 802.11
3 1 (3.13%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) Network Security
3 1 (3.13%) Skype
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.13%) VoIP
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
2 3 (9.38%) QlikView
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) OLTP
3 2 (6.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Back Office
3 2 (6.25%) Electronics
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Analyst
2 13 (40.63%) Service Analyst
2 13 (40.63%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (15.63%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior SQL Developer
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Power BI Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Active Directory Support
6 1 (3.13%) Exchange Support
6 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
1 3 (9.38%) .NET Core
1 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
1 3 (9.38%) RxJS
2 1 (3.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.13%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Windows 7
2 14 (43.75%) Windows XP
3 13 (40.63%) Unix
3 13 (40.63%) Windows 2000
3 13 (40.63%) Windows Vista
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.13%) Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 4 (12.50%) Time Management
3 3 (9.38%) Analytical Thinking
3 3 (9.38%) Asset Management
3 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.38%) ETL
3 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
3 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (9.38%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (9.38%) Power Management
3 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
3 3 (9.38%) Scrum
4 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.25%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) C#
2 3 (9.38%) Python
2 3 (9.38%) TypeScript
3 2 (6.25%) C
3 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (81.25%) MCSE
2 20 (62.50%) MCSA
3 15 (46.88%) MCP
4 13 (40.63%) HNC
5 5 (15.63%) CCNA
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (9.38%) A+ Certification
6 3 (9.38%) CCENT
6 3 (9.38%) MCDST
6 3 (9.38%) MCITP
6 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
6 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.25%) VCP6
8 1 (3.13%) CCNP
8 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
8 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (3.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Firmware
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) vCenter Server
1 1 (3.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 29 (90.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (9.38%) RedGate
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) Apple
4 2 (6.25%) Dell
4 2 (6.25%) Xerox
5 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) NetApp
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.13%) Synology
5 1 (3.13%) Veeam