The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 125 105
Rank change year-on-year +14 -20  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 20 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.63% 0.72% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.30% 4.68% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 28
Median daily rate £319 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.86% -4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £148 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £413 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £340
% change year-on-year -1.51% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.76 £26.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -21.66% +39.47%  

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 Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 302 427 417
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 14.67% 15.27% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 561 554
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £613 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 8
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.32 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.49% -38.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.25 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £22.40 £32.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +24.44%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
West Yorkshire +28 8 £313 +7.75% 9
North Yorkshire +7 4 - - 2
South Yorkshire -3 1 £325 -13.33% 5
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 27 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (58.33%) Windows
3 17 (47.22%) MCSE
4 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 14 (38.89%) Windows Server
5 11 (30.56%) Data Centre
5 11 (30.56%) Office 365
6 9 (25.00%) Skype for Business
6 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 9 (25.00%) Skype
7 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (19.44%) PBX
7 7 (19.44%) MCP
7 7 (19.44%) Polycom
7 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (19.44%) Manufacturing
8 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (16.67%) ITIL
8 6 (16.67%) Management Information System
9 5 (13.89%) Finance
9 5 (13.89%) DNS
9 5 (13.89%) Cisco
9 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
9 5 (13.89%) Citrix
9 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (13.89%) VMware
10 4 (11.11%) Firewall
10 4 (11.11%) Banking
10 4 (11.11%) MCDST

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 9 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (5.56%) IIS
5 1 (2.78%) CMS
5 1 (2.78%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) Office 365
2 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) Skype
2 7 (19.44%) PBX
3 5 (13.89%) DNS
4 4 (11.11%) Firewall
4 4 (11.11%) VPN
5 3 (8.33%) DHCP
5 3 (8.33%) LAN
5 3 (8.33%) WAN
6 2 (5.56%) FTP
6 2 (5.56%) HTTP
6 2 (5.56%) HTTPS
6 2 (5.56%) SMTP
6 2 (5.56%) SSL
6 2 (5.56%) Telnet
7 1 (2.78%) SAN
7 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (19.44%) Manufacturing
2 5 (13.89%) Finance
3 4 (11.11%) Banking
4 3 (8.33%) Billing
4 3 (8.33%) Legal
4 3 (8.33%) Military
5 1 (2.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (13.89%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Analyst
2 4 (11.11%) Business Consultant
2 4 (11.11%) Consultant
2 4 (11.11%) Exchange Support
2 4 (11.11%) Lync Consultant
3 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Technical Support
3 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Developer
3 3 (8.33%) Implementation Specialist
3 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 2 (5.56%) IT Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Server Support
4 2 (5.56%) Service Desk Technician
4 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Data Centre
2 6 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.33%) e-Learning
3 3 (8.33%) iPad
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (5.56%) PKI
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.33%) Linux
5 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (8.33%) Analytics
2 3 (8.33%) Coaching
2 3 (8.33%) DevOps
2 3 (8.33%) Document Management
2 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 3 (8.33%) Logistics
2 3 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 3 (8.33%) Process Improvement
2 3 (8.33%) Project Management
2 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.56%) Information Security
3 2 (5.56%) Line Management
3 2 (5.56%) People Management
3 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.56%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) C
2 3 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) MCSE
2 7 (19.44%) MCP
3 4 (11.11%) MCDST
4 3 (8.33%) A+ Certification
4 3 (8.33%) CCNA
4 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.33%) MCITP
4 3 (8.33%) MCSA
4 3 (8.33%) MCTS
5 1 (2.78%) CCENT
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.56%) SCOM
3 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.78%) vMotion
Vendors
1 27 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) Polycom
3 5 (13.89%) Cisco
3 5 (13.89%) Citrix
3 5 (13.89%) VMware
4 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 3 (8.33%) Xerox
5 2 (5.56%) Veeam
6 1 (2.78%) Avaya
6 1 (2.78%) Mercator
6 1 (2.78%) Sun
6 1 (2.78%) Veritas
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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