Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 105 140
Rank change year-on-year -16 +35 -51
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 42 47 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.24% 1.59% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.38% 11.81% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 20
West Yorkshire median daily rate £328 £363 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.66% -11.59% +29.64%
10th Percentile £114 £288 £119
90th Percentile £421 £675 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £313 £350
% change year-on-year +12.00% -10.71% +21.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.40% - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £13.35 £12.50
% change year-on-year +14.61% +6.80% -16.67%

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 501 398 535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 14.80% 13.49% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 232 292
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £250
90th Percentile £588 £552 £565
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 25 21
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.68% +9.23% -16.13%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.10 £11.00
90th Percentile £30.20 £35.60 £17.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.20 £14.20 £14.57
% change year-on-year +14.08% -2.51% -8.17%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +2 14 - -
Leeds -13 14 £350 -14.11% 21
Elland +1 3 £118 -
Brighouse +1 2 - -
Wakefield -4 2 £353 +12.80% 6
Halifax - 2 £400 - 1
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 37 (88.10%) Microsoft
2 33 (78.57%) MCSE
3 22 (52.38%) MCSA
4 21 (50.00%) Windows
5 19 (45.24%) MCP
6 15 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
6 15 (35.71%) Windows XP
6 15 (35.71%) Internet
7 14 (33.33%) Windows 2000
7 14 (33.33%) HNC
7 14 (33.33%) Unix
7 14 (33.33%) Windows Vista
7 14 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 13 (30.95%) CCNA
8 13 (30.95%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (23.81%) ITIL
10 9 (21.43%) Cisco
11 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
12 7 (16.67%) Finance
13 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
13 6 (14.29%) MCITP
13 6 (14.29%) SQL
13 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
13 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
13 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
13 6 (14.29%) Office 365
13 6 (14.29%) Windows Server
14 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
14 5 (11.90%) HP
14 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (14.29%) Office 365
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (7.14%) Serverless
4 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) Internet
2 5 (11.90%) Firewall
3 3 (7.14%) 802.11
3 3 (7.14%) Network Security
3 3 (7.14%) Wireless
4 2 (4.76%) DHCP
4 2 (4.76%) DNS
4 2 (4.76%) LAN
4 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (2.38%) IPsec
5 1 (2.38%) MPLS
5 1 (2.38%) SAN
5 1 (2.38%) Skype
5 1 (2.38%) VoIP
5 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.14%) QlikView
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.76%) OLTP
4 2 (4.76%) Power BI
5 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Back Office
3 4 (9.52%) Legal
4 3 (7.14%) Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Electronics
5 1 (2.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Analyst
2 14 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 14 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Security Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.14%) Audit Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior SQL Developer
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) IT Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Power BI Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
1 3 (7.14%) .NET Core
1 3 (7.14%) 802.1X
1 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
1 3 (7.14%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.76%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.38%) EPoS
4 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (50.00%) Windows
2 15 (35.71%) Windows XP
3 14 (33.33%) Unix
3 14 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 14 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 14 (33.33%) Windows Vista
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.76%) Linux
6 1 (2.38%) HPUX
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (11.90%) Migration
4 4 (9.52%) Information Security
4 4 (9.52%) Mathematics
4 4 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (9.52%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (7.14%) Analytics
5 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
5 3 (7.14%) CRM
5 3 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 3 (7.14%) ETL
5 3 (7.14%) High Availability
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 3 (7.14%) Network Security Management
5 3 (7.14%) Scrum
5 3 (7.14%) Security Management
5 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) C#
2 3 (7.14%) Python
2 3 (7.14%) TypeScript
3 2 (4.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (78.57%) MCSE
2 22 (52.38%) MCSA
3 19 (45.24%) MCP
4 14 (33.33%) HNC
5 13 (30.95%) CCNA
5 13 (30.95%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (14.29%) MCITP
7 3 (7.14%) CCENT
7 3 (7.14%) CCNP
7 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.76%) A+ Certification
8 2 (4.76%) CCA
8 2 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (4.76%) Degree
8 2 (4.76%) MCSD
8 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.38%) AWS Certification
9 1 (2.38%) MCDST
9 1 (2.38%) MCTS
9 1 (2.38%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) GDPR
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.76%) XenApp
3 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.76%) XenServer
4 1 (2.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) HP SIM
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (4.76%) SCOM
2 2 (4.76%) WSUS
3 1 (2.38%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 37 (88.10%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) Cisco
3 5 (11.90%) HP
4 4 (9.52%) VMware
5 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 3 (7.14%) Dell
5 3 (7.14%) RedGate
6 2 (4.76%) Citrix
6 2 (4.76%) McAfee
6 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.38%) Apple
7 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.38%) Veeam
7 1 (2.38%) Xerox
7 1 (2.38%) Zoho