Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 117 97
Rank change year-on-year -9 -20 +30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 40 35 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.23% 1.17% 2.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.11% 9.02% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 40
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £363 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +34.88% -13.31%
10th Percentile £248 £125 £120
90th Percentile £675 £475 £420
Yorkshire median daily rate £300 £350 £318
% change year-on-year -14.29% +10.24% +2.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 11
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.26% +22.58% +19.23%
10th Percentile £11.21 £17.50 £11.75
90th Percentile £14.98 £20.50 £22.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £19.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -25.26% +22.58% +19.23%

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 360 388 701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 11.07% 12.97% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 226 449
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £384 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% -4.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £220 £250
90th Percentile £538 £528 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 19 19
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.75 £15.05 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.58% -2.90% +14.81%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.44 £10.90
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.10 £40.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.18 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +4.39% - -3.13%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 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
Leeds -5 26 £394 +5.00% 15
Pontefract - 8 - - 1
Wakefield 0 5 £300 +275.00% 3
Bradford -4 1 £200 -23.08% 3
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 36 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (55.00%) MCSE
3 21 (52.50%) Windows
4 19 (47.50%) Active Directory
5 18 (45.00%) SQL
6 13 (32.50%) Finance
6 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
6 13 (32.50%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (27.50%) MCP
8 11 (27.50%) WAN
8 11 (27.50%) LAN
9 10 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
10 9 (22.50%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (22.50%) Analytical Thinking
10 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (22.50%) RedGate
10 9 (22.50%) QlikView
10 9 (22.50%) MCITP
10 9 (22.50%) Management Information System
10 9 (22.50%) ETL
10 9 (22.50%) ITIL
11 8 (20.00%) HNC
11 8 (20.00%) Unix
11 8 (20.00%) Windows 2000
11 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
11 8 (20.00%) Windows XP
11 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery

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 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 8 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (12.50%) IIS
2 5 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.00%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) PaaS
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) LAN
1 11 (27.50%) WAN
2 7 (17.50%) DNS
3 6 (15.00%) IP Telephony
4 3 (7.50%) NetScaler
4 3 (7.50%) SAN
5 2 (5.00%) DHCP
5 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.50%) DMVPN
6 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.50%) Firewall
6 1 (2.50%) HSRP
6 1 (2.50%) IPsec
6 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.50%) MPLS
6 1 (2.50%) PBX
6 1 (2.50%) SSL
6 1 (2.50%) VLAN
6 1 (2.50%) VPLS
6 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (22.50%) QlikView
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (7.50%) Power BI
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (7.50%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (32.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Law
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 14 (35.00%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Active Directory Support
3 9 (22.50%) Senior Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Senior SQL Developer
3 9 (22.50%) SQL Developer
4 8 (20.00%) Service Desk Support
5 6 (15.00%) Telephony Support
6 5 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (12.50%) Administrator
6 5 (12.50%) Exchange Support
6 5 (12.50%) SharePoint Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (22.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.50%) NHS
4 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (20.00%) Unix
4 8 (20.00%) Windows 2000
4 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 8 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.50%) Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (22.50%) Analytical Thinking
2 9 (22.50%) ETL
2 9 (22.50%) ITIL
3 8 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 8 (20.00%) Feasibility Study
3 8 (20.00%) Information Security
3 8 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.00%) Data Management
7 3 (7.50%) Analytics
7 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.50%) Database Optimisation
7 3 (7.50%) Migration
8 2 (5.00%) ERP
8 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (55.00%) MCSE
2 11 (27.50%) MCP
3 9 (22.50%) MCITP
4 8 (20.00%) HNC
5 6 (15.00%) MCSA
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.00%) MCDST
6 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.50%) CCDP
7 1 (2.50%) CCIE
7 1 (2.50%) CCNA
7 1 (2.50%) CCNP
7 1 (2.50%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) CISM
7 1 (2.50%) CISSP
7 1 (2.50%) Degree
7 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (47.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (7.50%) vSphere
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) SCCM
2 5 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) RedGate
3 3 (7.50%) NetApp
3 3 (7.50%) Tableau
3 3 (7.50%) VMware
4 2 (5.00%) Avaya
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle