Period
to 15 May 2021

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 15 May 2021 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
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 75 91 131
Rank change year-on-year +16 +40 +27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 11 23
As % of all contract jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.35% 0.73% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.50% 4.40% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 10
10th Percentile £159 £226 £270
25th Percentile £184 £291 £298
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £250 £425 £325
Median % change year-on-year -41.18% +30.77% -23.53%
75th Percentile £328 £438 £375
90th Percentile £359 £441 £560
Yorkshire median daily rate £250 £425 £325
% change year-on-year -41.18% +30.77% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £13.65
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £13.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year - +10.42% -17.67%

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 160 250 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.95% 16.67% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 172 279
10th Percentile £193 £247 £249
25th Percentile £316 £404 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £475 £438
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
75th Percentile £550 £588 £510
90th Percentile £623 £650 £588
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £472 £450
% change year-on-year -9.96% +4.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 12
10th Percentile £17.47 £10.25 £11.00
25th Percentile £21.25 £11.63 £13.25
Median hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £15.80
Median % change year-on-year +73.33% -5.06% -9.71%
75th Percentile £28.22 £58.75 £21.13
90th Percentile £40.00 £61.85 £25.22
Yorkshire median hourly rate £24.25 £15.23 £15.30
% change year-on-year +59.28% -0.49% -12.57%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 15 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire.

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 15 May 2021. 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
Leeds +19 2 £250 -41.18% 5
Wakefield +4 1 £145 -35.56%
Halifax - 1 £380 - 1
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 15 May 2021, 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 3 (75.00%) MCSE
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Azure
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Social Skills
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Firmware
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) VCP6
3 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V

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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
General
1 2 (50.00%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Field Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Implementation Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) VCP6
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Firmware
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) Veeam