Period
to 20 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 130 163
Rank change year-on-year -12 +33 -44
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 23 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.68% 0.85% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.61% 6.06% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 9
West Yorkshire median daily rate £340 £420 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +44.83% -12.45%
10th Percentile £313 £336 £209
90th Percentile £410 £442 £499
Yorkshire median daily rate £330 £404 £290
% change year-on-year -18.27% +39.22% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 2
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £13.35 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.98% -2.91% -28.57%
10th Percentile £15.24 £9.83 £10.13
90th Percentile £19.59 £14.30 £16.78
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.20 £13.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -19.09% +37.50%

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 499 396 599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 14.81% 14.01% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 221 354
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £273 £263
90th Percentile £600 £550 £600
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £417 £400
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.13% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 16 15
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.60 £14.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.90% +9.23% -16.43%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £33.28 £41.75 £17.40
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year -0.51% +22.81% -20.83%

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 20 August 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 +1 7 - - 1
Leeds -22 7 £350 -14.11% 14
Brighouse +4 2 - -
Halifax - 2 £400 -
Wakefield -2 1 £330 +5.60% 1
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 19 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 16 (69.57%) MCSE
3 12 (52.17%) Windows
4 11 (47.83%) MCP
5 9 (39.13%) MCSA
5 9 (39.13%) CCNA
5 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (34.78%) Internet
6 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (34.78%) Windows XP
7 7 (30.43%) Windows 2000
7 7 (30.43%) ITIL
7 7 (30.43%) HNC
7 7 (30.43%) Unix
7 7 (30.43%) Windows Vista
7 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
8 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
8 5 (21.74%) HP
8 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco
9 4 (17.39%) Firewall
9 4 (17.39%) Office 365
9 4 (17.39%) Migration
9 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
10 3 (13.04%) Security Auditing
10 3 (13.04%) IT Audit
10 3 (13.04%) GDPR
10 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (13.04%) Analytics
10 3 (13.04%) 802.1X

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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Internet
2 4 (17.39%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) 802.11
3 3 (13.04%) Network Security
3 3 (13.04%) Wireless
4 2 (8.70%) DHCP
4 2 (8.70%) DNS
4 2 (8.70%) LAN
4 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (4.35%) IPsec
5 1 (4.35%) MPLS
5 1 (4.35%) SAN
5 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (8.70%) Back Office
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Legal
1 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Service Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Security Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Audit Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) IT Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) e-Learning
3 1 (4.35%) EPoS
3 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows XP
3 7 (30.43%) Unix
3 7 (30.43%) Windows 2000
3 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Vista
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 1 (4.35%) HPUX
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Analytics
3 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
3 3 (13.04%) High Availability
3 3 (13.04%) Information Security
3 3 (13.04%) IT Audit
3 3 (13.04%) Network Security Management
3 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
3 3 (13.04%) Security Auditing
3 3 (13.04%) Security Management
4 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.70%) ERP
4 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
4 2 (8.70%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (8.70%) Server Patching
4 2 (8.70%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (4.35%) BPR
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) MCSE
2 11 (47.83%) MCP
3 9 (39.13%) CCNA
3 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (39.13%) MCSA
4 7 (30.43%) HNC
5 3 (13.04%) CCNP
5 3 (13.04%) MCITP
6 2 (8.70%) CCA
6 2 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (8.70%) Degree
6 2 (8.70%) MCSD
6 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
7 1 (4.35%) AWS Certification
7 1 (4.35%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.35%) PMP
7 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) GDPR
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (8.70%) XenApp
3 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
3 2 (8.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) HP SIM
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) SCOM
2 2 (8.70%) WSUS
3 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco
2 5 (21.74%) HP
3 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
3 3 (13.04%) Dell
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) McAfee
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.35%) Apple
5 1 (4.35%) Veeam
5 1 (4.35%) Xerox
5 1 (4.35%) Zoho