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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / Yorkshire
Rank 98 117 105
Rank change year-on-year +19 -12  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 26 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.22% 0.88% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.15% 5.48% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 21
Median daily rate £400 £331 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.75% +1.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £208 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £433 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £310
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +53.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.09 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% +28.57%  

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 319 456 408
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 15.02% 16.06% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 291 277
Median daily rate £400 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 14
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.54 £32.20 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 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
West Yorkshire +13 12 £420 +42.97% 5
South Yorkshire +3 9 £400 +39.13% 2
North Yorkshire +8 5 £400 +2.56% 4
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 41 (83.67%) Microsoft
2 29 (59.18%) Windows
3 23 (46.94%) Active Directory
4 20 (40.82%) MCSE
4 20 (40.82%) Windows Server
5 13 (26.53%) Data Centre
5 13 (26.53%) MS Excel
5 13 (26.53%) VMware
6 12 (24.49%) ITIL
7 11 (22.45%) SQL
7 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (20.41%) Office 365
8 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
9 9 (18.37%) Linux
9 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (18.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (16.33%) Skype for Business
10 8 (16.33%) Skype
10 8 (16.33%) Citrix
10 8 (16.33%) Finance
11 7 (14.29%) Firewall
11 7 (14.29%) Manufacturing
11 7 (14.29%) MS Exchange
11 7 (14.29%) PBX
11 7 (14.29%) Windows 7
11 7 (14.29%) Polycom
12 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (12.24%) DevOps
12 6 (12.24%) Red Hat

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 8 (16.33%) Skype for Business
2 7 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.16%) IIS
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.04%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.04%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (26.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.41%) Office 365
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) Skype
2 7 (14.29%) Firewall
2 7 (14.29%) PBX
3 6 (12.24%) HTTPS
4 5 (10.20%) DNS
5 4 (8.16%) DHCP
5 4 (8.16%) LAN
5 4 (8.16%) SAN
5 4 (8.16%) VPN
5 4 (8.16%) WAN
6 3 (6.12%) FTP
6 3 (6.12%) HTTP
6 3 (6.12%) SMTP
6 3 (6.12%) SSL
6 3 (6.12%) Telnet
7 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.04%) Internet
8 1 (2.04%) NAS
8 1 (2.04%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (6.12%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.08%) Big Data
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.04%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.04%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Billing
4 2 (4.08%) Legal
4 2 (4.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) DBA
2 7 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 5 (10.20%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (10.20%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Service Desk Support
3 5 (10.20%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Business Consultant
4 4 (8.16%) Consultant
4 4 (8.16%) Implementation Specialist
4 4 (8.16%) Lync Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.12%) Exchange Support
5 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.04%) COM+
2 1 (2.04%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.04%) WAP
2 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.08%) e-Learning
3 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.08%) Fintech
3 2 (4.08%) iPad
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Licensing
3 2 (4.08%) Replication
3 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.04%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (59.18%) Windows
2 20 (40.82%) Windows Server
3 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (18.37%) Linux
5 9 (18.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (6.12%) SUSE
9 2 (4.08%) Android
9 2 (4.08%) Solaris
10 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) ITIL
2 6 (12.24%) DevOps
3 4 (8.16%) Data Protection
3 4 (8.16%) Incident Management
3 4 (8.16%) Load Balancing
3 4 (8.16%) Migration
3 4 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (8.16%) Problem Management
3 4 (8.16%) Project Management
3 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
4 3 (6.12%) Analytics
4 3 (6.12%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.08%) Coaching
5 2 (4.08%) High Availability
5 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (4.08%) Line Management
5 2 (4.08%) People Management
5 2 (4.08%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (4.08%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) SQL
2 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.08%) C
3 2 (4.08%) C#
3 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.04%) C++
4 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (40.82%) MCSE
2 6 (12.24%) MCITP
2 6 (12.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (10.20%) Degree
3 5 (10.20%) MCP
3 5 (10.20%) MCTS
4 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.12%) MCDBA
5 2 (4.08%) A+ Certification
5 2 (4.08%) CCA
5 2 (4.08%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (4.08%) MCDST
5 2 (4.08%) MCSA
5 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) AWS Certification
6 1 (2.04%) CCNA
6 1 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.04%) MCAD
6 1 (2.04%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (46.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) vSphere
3 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.12%) Docker
4 3 (6.12%) VMware Server
5 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.08%) vCloud
5 2 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.08%) VMware GSX
6 1 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) NetBackup
1 5 (10.20%) SCCM
2 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.12%) Puppet
3 1 (2.04%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) vMotion
Vendors
1 41 (83.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.53%) VMware
3 8 (16.33%) Citrix
4 7 (14.29%) Polycom
5 6 (12.24%) Red Hat
6 5 (10.20%) Cisco
7 3 (6.12%) Brocade
7 3 (6.12%) EMC
8 2 (4.08%) Oracle
8 2 (4.08%) Sun
8 2 (4.08%) Veeam
8 2 (4.08%) Veritas
8 2 (4.08%) Xerox
9 1 (2.04%) Alterian
9 1 (2.04%) Splunk