Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 114 149 132
Rank change year-on-year +35 -17 +33
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 26 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.96% 0.58% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.54% 4.28% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 6
West Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £340 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% -7.17% +2.45%
10th Percentile £108 £313 £155
90th Percentile £550 £410 £440
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £313 £410
% change year-on-year +4.00% -23.78% +41.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 8
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.65 £16.20 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.74% +14.08% +18.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £14.84 £10.40
90th Percentile £22.36 £19.59 £20.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £16.20 £14.20
% change year-on-year -25.93% +14.08% -2.07%

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 345 467 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 12.77% 13.57% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 258 208
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -1.52%
10th Percentile £206 £297 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 40 17
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +26.76% -7.10%
10th Percentile £11.43 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.70 £40.10 £36.34
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +14.75%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +47 22 £325 -7.14% 20
Pontefract -3 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £275 - 2
Huddersfield - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 17 (65.38%) MCSE
3 15 (57.69%) Windows
4 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 12 (46.15%) Office 365
5 10 (38.46%) SQL
6 9 (34.62%) VMware
7 8 (30.77%) Retail
7 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (26.92%) ITIL
8 7 (26.92%) SLA
8 7 (26.92%) DNS
9 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
10 5 (19.23%) Windows 10
10 5 (19.23%) Nagios
10 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
10 5 (19.23%) Finance
11 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
11 4 (15.38%) MCSA
11 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
11 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
12 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
12 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (11.54%) T-SQL

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 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (46.15%) Office 365
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.69%) Power Platform
3 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) Azure Stack
3 1 (3.85%) IaaS
3 1 (3.85%) PaaS
3 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) DNS
2 3 (11.54%) Firewall
3 2 (7.69%) Internet
3 2 (7.69%) LAN
3 2 (7.69%) NAS
3 2 (7.69%) Network Security
3 2 (7.69%) SAN
3 2 (7.69%) VPN
3 2 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (3.85%) ADSL
4 1 (3.85%) Broadband
4 1 (3.85%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) ISDN
4 1 (3.85%) MPLS
4 1 (3.85%) PSTN
4 1 (3.85%) SMTP
4 1 (3.85%) SNMP
4 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) VoIP
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (7.69%) Power BI
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (7.69%) SSDT
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.85%) Hudson
3 1 (3.85%) WinDbg
General
1 8 (30.77%) Retail
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Games
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Service Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
3 2 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Server Support
3 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server Support
4 1 (3.85%) Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Architect
4 1 (3.85%) C++ Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
1 2 (7.69%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.85%) Handset
2 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (19.23%) Windows 10
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.85%) Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Unix
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
4 2 (7.69%) Analytics
4 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.69%) Data Management
4 2 (7.69%) Database Optimisation
4 2 (7.69%) High Availability
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.85%) ETL
5 1 (3.85%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.69%) C++
3 2 (7.69%) VB
3 2 (7.69%) VB.NET
3 2 (7.69%) VB6
3 2 (7.69%) VC++
4 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) MCSE
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (15.38%) MCSA
3 3 (11.54%) CCNA
3 3 (11.54%) CCNP
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.85%) CCA
4 1 (3.85%) CCAA
4 1 (3.85%) CCSP
4 1 (3.85%) CCVP
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.85%) HNC
4 1 (3.85%) MCITP
4 1 (3.85%) MCP
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
4 1 (3.85%) vSphere
4 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) 3PAR
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco
3 2 (7.69%) Dell
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) Tableau
4 1 (3.85%) Avaya
4 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) CommVault
4 1 (3.85%) EMC
4 1 (3.85%) Huawei
4 1 (3.85%) Mitel
4 1 (3.85%) NetApp
4 1 (3.85%) Sonus
4 1 (3.85%) Twitter
4 1 (3.85%) Veeam