Period
to 26 May 2018

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 26 May 2018 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 125 136
Rank change year-on-year -30 +11 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 24 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.23% 0.86% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.93% 6.40% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 20
West Yorkshire median daily rate £200 £170 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -57.23% +20.00%
10th Percentile £185 £125 £191
90th Percentile £215 £446 £422
Yorkshire median daily rate £300 £350 £385
% change year-on-year -14.29% -9.09% +28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 5
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +15.15% +26.92%
10th Percentile £12.95 £12.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £16.20 £20.50 £22.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -23.68% -5.00% +53.85%

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 414 375 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 12.11% 13.43% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 220 396
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £238 £255 £261
90th Percentile £575 £538 £588
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 10 12
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £15.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +36.28% +10.07%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.93 £11.78
90th Percentile £40.60 £39.80 £22.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £15.41
% change year-on-year -2.70% +20.05% -14.39%

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 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 26 May 2018. 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 - 6 - -
Bradford -7 1 £200 -55.56% 1
Leeds -32 1 - - 16
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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 7 (87.50%) MCP
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 2000
2 6 (75.00%) HNC
2 6 (75.00%) Unix
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Vista
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (50.00%) Performance Management
4 4 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 4 (50.00%) Information Security
4 4 (50.00%) IP Telephony
4 4 (50.00%) LAN
4 4 (50.00%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) Feasibility Study
5 3 (37.50%) MCSA
6 2 (25.00%) Internet
6 2 (25.00%) MCSE
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (12.50%) ITIL
7 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
7 1 (12.50%) NHS
7 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
7 1 (12.50%) SLA

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:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) IP Telephony
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory Support
2 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Service Desk Support
2 4 (50.00%) Telephony Support
3 3 (37.50%) Service Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Unix
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 2000
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Vista
2 6 (75.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (50.00%) Feasibility Study
2 4 (50.00%) Information Security
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) MCP
2 6 (75.00%) HNC
3 3 (37.50%) MCSA
4 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle