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 23 June 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.

Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 117 93
Rank change year-on-year +22 -24  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 7 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.49% 0.34% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.72% 2.41% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 16
Median daily rate £313 £290 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.75% -6.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £322 £325 £338
% change year-on-year -0.92% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £23.78 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.29% +28.54%  

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 188 291 288
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 13.12% 14.14% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 184 192
Median daily rate £400 £423 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.32% +20.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £608 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +8.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.32 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.50 £20.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 +11 4 - - 3
Wakefield +1 2 £313 +155.10% 1
Bradford - 1 - - 5
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 15 (71.43%) Windows
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (57.14%) MCSE
3 11 (52.38%) Windows Server
4 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
5 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (28.57%) VMware
7 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
7 5 (23.81%) ITIL
7 5 (23.81%) Linux
7 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
7 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (19.05%) MCDST
8 4 (19.05%) MCP
8 4 (19.05%) SAN
8 4 (19.05%) VPN
8 4 (19.05%) Firewall
8 4 (19.05%) Finance
9 3 (14.29%) Legal
9 3 (14.29%) Migration
9 3 (14.29%) e-Learning
9 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
9 3 (14.29%) Military
9 3 (14.29%) Banking
9 3 (14.29%) Billing

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 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (14.29%) Office 365
3 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
1 4 (19.05%) SAN
1 4 (19.05%) VPN
2 3 (14.29%) DHCP
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (14.29%) WAN
3 2 (9.52%) FTP
3 2 (9.52%) HTTP
3 2 (9.52%) HTTPS
3 2 (9.52%) SMTP
3 2 (9.52%) SSL
3 2 (9.52%) Telnet
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Billing
2 3 (14.29%) Legal
2 3 (14.29%) Military
3 1 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (19.05%) Exchange Support
3 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Technical Support
3 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Implementation Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 2 (9.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (9.52%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (9.52%) IT Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Server Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Server Support
4 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Technician
4 2 (9.52%) Storage Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server Support
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
1 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) e-Learning
3 2 (9.52%) iPad
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows Server
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (23.81%) Linux
4 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (14.29%) SUSE
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Analytics
2 3 (14.29%) Coaching
2 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 3 (14.29%) DevOps
2 3 (14.29%) Document Management
2 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 3 (14.29%) Logistics
2 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 3 (14.29%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
2 3 (14.29%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (9.52%) Information Security
3 2 (9.52%) Line Management
3 2 (9.52%) People Management
3 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
3 2 (9.52%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) MCSE
2 4 (19.05%) MCDST
2 4 (19.05%) MCP
3 3 (14.29%) A+ Certification
3 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (9.52%) MCITP
4 2 (9.52%) MCTS
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.52%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) Brocade
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco
3 3 (14.29%) EMC
3 3 (14.29%) Xerox
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.52%) Veeam
5 1 (4.76%) Avaya
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