Period
to 6 December 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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 123 105
Rank change year-on-year +29 -18 +25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 37 44 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.59% 1.29% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.38% 8.68% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 19
West Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £117 £114 £265
90th Percentile £438 £425 £675
Yorkshire median daily rate £313 £375 £313
% change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 15
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.33 £15.30 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.34% +22.40% -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.33 £15.30 £13.35
% change year-on-year -6.34% +14.61% +6.80%

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 325 507 420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.97% 14.85% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 296 241
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +6.80%
10th Percentile £220 £278 £256
90th Percentile £575 £600 £553
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 36 34
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.88 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.39% +11.80% +9.23%
10th Percentile £11.90 £13.94 £11.21
90th Percentile £66.50 £29.19 £40.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.88 £14.83
% change year-on-year +13.39% +7.08% +2.01%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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
Leeds +40 28 £325 -7.14% 16
Bradford - 8 £425 - 3
Wakefield +6 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 32 (86.49%) Microsoft
2 21 (56.76%) MCSE
3 20 (54.05%) Windows
4 17 (45.95%) Active Directory
5 15 (40.54%) DNS
6 13 (35.14%) SQL
6 13 (35.14%) VMware
7 12 (32.43%) Office 365
8 11 (29.73%) Azure
9 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
9 9 (24.32%) Windows Server
10 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (21.62%) MCSA
10 8 (21.62%) SLA
10 8 (21.62%) Finance
10 8 (21.62%) Retail
11 7 (18.92%) Migration
11 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (18.92%) ITIL
11 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
12 6 (16.22%) SMTP
12 6 (16.22%) Nagios
12 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
13 5 (13.51%) MCITP
13 5 (13.51%) SCCM
13 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (13.51%) DHCP
13 5 (13.51%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (13.51%) 3PAR

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 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Acrobat
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (32.43%) Office 365
2 11 (29.73%) Azure
3 4 (10.81%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (10.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 2 (5.41%) AWS
4 2 (5.41%) SaaS
5 1 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.70%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.70%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) DNS
2 6 (16.22%) SMTP
3 5 (13.51%) DHCP
4 4 (10.81%) Firewall
4 4 (10.81%) HTTP
5 3 (8.11%) NAS
5 3 (8.11%) VSAN
6 2 (5.41%) Broadband
6 2 (5.41%) SAN
6 2 (5.41%) SNMP
6 2 (5.41%) VoIP
6 2 (5.41%) Wireless
7 1 (2.70%) FTP
7 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.70%) Internet
7 1 (2.70%) LAN
7 1 (2.70%) SSL
7 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.70%) Telnet
7 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.70%) Data Lake
6 1 (2.70%) Power BI
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) WinDbg
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) Hudson
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
1 8 (21.62%) Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (16.22%) Service Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Azure Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) DBA
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) SQL DBA
5 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) .NET
1 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
2 3 (8.11%) JMS
2 3 (8.11%) WCF
3 2 (5.41%) Middleware
4 1 (2.70%) .NET Core
4 1 (2.70%) EDI
4 1 (2.70%) OAuth
4 1 (2.70%) OAuth2
4 1 (2.70%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Handset
2 2 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (54.05%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Windows Server
2 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) Linux
3 4 (10.81%) Windows 10
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (18.92%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) Migration
3 5 (13.51%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
4 4 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (8.11%) DevOps
5 3 (8.11%) High Availability
5 3 (8.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.41%) Data Management
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security
6 2 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.70%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.70%) Line Management
7 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.70%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.11%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.41%) VBScript
5 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (56.76%) MCSE
2 8 (21.62%) MCSA
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (13.51%) MCITP
4 3 (8.11%) CCA
4 3 (8.11%) CCNP
4 3 (8.11%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (5.41%) CCSP
5 2 (5.41%) CCVP
5 2 (5.41%) DBS Check
5 2 (5.41%) Degree
5 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) CCDA
6 1 (2.70%) CCNA
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.70%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) SLA
2 3 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 17 (45.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) VMware NSX
2 3 (8.11%) vSphere
2 3 (8.11%) XenApp
3 2 (5.41%) ISA Server
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.70%) Firmware
4 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Nagios
2 5 (13.51%) SCCM
3 3 (8.11%) vRealize
4 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.70%) MIIS
4 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (86.49%) Microsoft
2 13 (35.14%) VMware
3 5 (13.51%) 3PAR
4 4 (10.81%) Citrix
5 3 (8.11%) Dell
5 3 (8.11%) McAfee
6 2 (5.41%) Adobe
6 2 (5.41%) HP
6 2 (5.41%) Sonus
6 2 (5.41%) Symantec
6 2 (5.41%) Veeam
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco
7 1 (2.70%) IBM
7 1 (2.70%) Lotus
7 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds