Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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 > West Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 147 89
Rank change year-on-year +38 -58 +36
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 51 32 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.68% 0.89% 2.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.23% 6.48% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 39
West Yorkshire median daily rate £363 £420 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.69% +64.71% -11.69%
10th Percentile £290 £116 £120
90th Percentile £675 £500 £400
Yorkshire median daily rate £313 £350 £253
% change year-on-year -10.71% +38.61% -12.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 10
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.35 - £15.50
10th Percentile £11.08 - £10.50
90th Percentile £14.77 - £19.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £12.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +13.60% -18.03% +22.00%

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 417 494 705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.74% 13.81% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 268 449
West Yorkshire median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £255
90th Percentile £553 £565 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.23% -16.13% +1.64%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £16.79 £35.20
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £14.53 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.81% -6.24% -

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +23 34 £408 -9.34% 2
Wakefield -1 7 £313 +208.64% 1
Pontefract - 7 - -
Brighouse - 1 - -
Elland - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

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

1 45 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 31 (60.78%) MCSE
3 27 (52.94%) Windows
4 23 (45.10%) SQL
5 22 (43.14%) Active Directory
6 16 (31.37%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (31.37%) Windows Server
7 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (29.41%) ITIL
8 14 (27.45%) SharePoint
8 14 (27.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (25.49%) DNS
9 13 (25.49%) SQL Server
10 12 (23.53%) MCP
10 12 (23.53%) Management Information System
10 12 (23.53%) Finance
10 12 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (21.57%) Infrastructure Management
11 11 (21.57%) WAN
11 11 (21.57%) LAN
12 10 (19.61%) IIS
12 10 (19.61%) SharePoint Server
12 10 (19.61%) Service Delivery
12 10 (19.61%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (19.61%) SCOM
12 10 (19.61%) PowerShell
12 10 (19.61%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (17.65%) RedGate
13 9 (17.65%) SCCM

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 14 (27.45%) SharePoint
1 14 (27.45%) SharePoint 2013
2 10 (19.61%) IIS
2 10 (19.61%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
4 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.84%) Office 365
3 1 (1.96%) PaaS
3 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.49%) DNS
2 11 (21.57%) LAN
2 11 (21.57%) WAN
3 8 (15.69%) NetScaler
4 4 (7.84%) SAN
5 3 (5.88%) DHCP
5 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.92%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.96%) DMVPN
7 1 (1.96%) Firewall
7 1 (1.96%) HSRP
7 1 (1.96%) IPsec
7 1 (1.96%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.96%) MPLS
7 1 (1.96%) PBX
7 1 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.96%) SSL
7 1 (1.96%) VLAN
7 1 (1.96%) VPLS
7 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.49%) SQL Server
2 12 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (19.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (17.65%) QlikView
5 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (5.88%) Power BI
6 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.88%) SSDT
7 1 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (15.69%) Git (software)
2 8 (15.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Law
2 3 (5.88%) Legal
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Billing
3 2 (3.92%) Military
3 2 (3.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) 2nd Line Support
2 14 (27.45%) Developer
3 10 (19.61%) Administrator
3 10 (19.61%) SharePoint Administrator
4 9 (17.65%) Senior Developer
4 9 (17.65%) Senior SQL Developer
4 9 (17.65%) SQL Developer
5 8 (15.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 7 (13.73%) 2nd Line Technical Support
6 7 (13.73%) Active Directory Support
6 7 (13.73%) Service Desk Support
6 7 (13.73%) Technical Support
7 6 (11.76%) Exchange Support
8 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Dynamics AX Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Developer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (31.37%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.92%) e-Learning
3 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (52.94%) Windows
2 16 (31.37%) Windows Server
3 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.73%) Unix
4 7 (13.73%) Windows 2000
4 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
4 7 (13.73%) Windows Vista
4 7 (13.73%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.96%) Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) ITIL
2 12 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (21.57%) Infrastructure Management
4 10 (19.61%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (19.61%) Service Delivery
5 9 (17.65%) Analytical Thinking
5 9 (17.65%) ETL
6 8 (15.69%) Information Security
7 7 (13.73%) Data Protection
7 7 (13.73%) Feasibility Study
7 7 (13.73%) Performance Management
8 5 (9.80%) Analytics
9 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (7.84%) Data Management
10 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (5.88%) Database Optimisation
11 2 (3.92%) Coaching
11 2 (3.92%) ERP
11 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
11 2 (3.92%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) SQL
2 10 (19.61%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.92%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (60.78%) MCSE
2 12 (23.53%) MCP
3 9 (17.65%) MCITP
3 9 (17.65%) MCSA
4 7 (13.73%) HNC
5 5 (9.80%) MCDST
6 4 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (5.88%) CCNA
7 3 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.92%) A+ Certification
8 2 (3.92%) CCNP
8 2 (3.92%) CISSP
8 2 (3.92%) Degree
9 1 (1.96%) CCENT
9 1 (1.96%) CCSA
9 1 (1.96%) CEH
9 1 (1.96%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) CISM
9 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (43.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.69%) Virtual Servers
2 8 (15.69%) vSphere
3 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (19.61%) SCOM
2 9 (17.65%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.65%) RedGate
3 8 (15.69%) NetApp
4 6 (11.76%) Cisco
5 5 (9.80%) VMware
6 3 (5.88%) Avaya
6 3 (5.88%) Tableau
7 2 (3.92%) Xerox
8 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.96%) McAfee
8 1 (1.96%) Mercator
8 1 (1.96%) Qualys
8 1 (1.96%) Sophos
8 1 (1.96%) Symantec
8 1 (1.96%) Trend Micro