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 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 82 99 98
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.05% 0.89% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.95% 5.65% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 5
Median daily rate £420 £294 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.97% -21.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £208 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £438 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £310
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +26.92%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +35.71%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 176 301 249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 13.17% 15.84% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 196 160
Median daily rate £388 £410 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.48% +10.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £35.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +6 7 £273 -35.88% 2
Bradford - 3 £450 -
Wakefield -6 1 - - 1
Keighley - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 32 (91.43%) Microsoft
2 21 (60.00%) Windows
3 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
4 14 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 13 (37.14%) ITIL
6 12 (34.29%) MCSE
7 11 (31.43%) SQL
8 9 (25.71%) MS Excel
8 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (22.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (22.86%) Finance
9 8 (22.86%) VMware
9 8 (22.86%) Linux
10 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 7 (20.00%) Firewall
10 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
11 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (17.14%) MCITP
11 6 (17.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (17.14%) DevOps
11 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
12 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (14.29%) Red Hat
12 5 (14.29%) MS Office
12 5 (14.29%) MCTS
13 4 (11.43%) vSphere
13 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (11.43%) Problem Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) IIS
3 2 (5.71%) SAS
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) Office 365
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) Firewall
2 4 (11.43%) DHCP
2 4 (11.43%) DNS
2 4 (11.43%) LAN
2 4 (11.43%) VPN
2 4 (11.43%) WAN
3 3 (8.57%) FTP
3 3 (8.57%) HTTP
3 3 (8.57%) HTTPS
3 3 (8.57%) SAN
3 3 (8.57%) SMTP
3 3 (8.57%) SSL
3 3 (8.57%) Telnet
4 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (8.57%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (5.71%) Big Data
5 2 (5.71%) MS Access
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Billing
2 2 (5.71%) Legal
2 2 (5.71%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Service Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) DBA
3 6 (17.14%) SQL DBA
4 5 (14.29%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Service Desk Support
4 5 (14.29%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Implementation Specialist
6 3 (8.57%) Exchange Support
7 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 2 (5.71%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (5.71%) Server Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (5.71%) Storage Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
1 2 (5.71%) COM+
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) e-Learning
3 2 (5.71%) Fintech
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Licensing
3 2 (5.71%) Replication
4 1 (2.86%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (60.00%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (22.86%) Linux
4 8 (22.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (8.57%) SUSE
8 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) DevOps
3 4 (11.43%) Analytics
3 4 (11.43%) Data Protection
3 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
3 4 (11.43%) Load Balancing
3 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
3 4 (11.43%) Project Management
4 3 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (8.57%) Migration
4 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.71%) Business Analytics
5 2 (5.71%) Coaching
5 2 (5.71%) Data Modelling
5 2 (5.71%) ETL
5 2 (5.71%) Line Management
5 2 (5.71%) People Management
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.71%) Process Improvement
5 2 (5.71%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) C
3 2 (5.71%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) C++
3 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) MCSE
2 6 (17.14%) MCITP
2 6 (17.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (14.29%) MCTS
4 4 (11.43%) Degree
4 4 (11.43%) MCDBA
5 3 (8.57%) MCDST
6 2 (5.71%) A+ Certification
6 2 (5.71%) CCA
6 2 (5.71%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (5.71%) MCAD
6 2 (5.71%) MCP
6 2 (5.71%) MCSD
7 1 (2.86%) AWS Certification
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) vSphere
3 3 (8.57%) Docker
3 3 (8.57%) VMware Server
4 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.71%) vCloud
4 2 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.71%) VMware GSX
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) NetBackup
1 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (8.57%) Puppet
2 2 (5.71%) SCCM
3 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (91.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco
4 4 (11.43%) Citrix
5 3 (8.57%) Brocade
5 3 (8.57%) EMC
6 2 (5.71%) Alterian
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle
6 2 (5.71%) Veeam
6 2 (5.71%) Xerox
7 1 (2.86%) Splunk