Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 108 149
Rank change year-on-year +34 +41 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 31 23
As % of all contract jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.11% 1.18% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 8.56% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 26 4
Median daily rate £235 £320 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.56% -5.88% -19.05%
10th Percentile £228 £110 £313
90th Percentile £243 £388 £410
Yorkshire median daily rate £183 £315 £330
% change year-on-year -42.06% -4.55% -20.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.81% +17.98%
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +20.83% -25.93% +21.35%

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 195 362 506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 22.16% 13.79% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 256 292
Median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £253 £197 £305
90th Percentile £650 £581 £588
Yorkshire median daily rate £495 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +16.47% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 44
Median hourly rate £26.96 £21.25 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.87% +22.06% +22.61%
10th Percentile £13.80 £11.58 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £64.65 £40.00
Median hourly rate £16.85 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.42% +2.86% -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Sage
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) SOLIDWORKS
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Line 500
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Meraki
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

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 1 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Meraki
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Sage
1 1 (100.00%) VMware