Period
to 29 May 2020

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 6 months to 29 May 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 116 159 187
Rank change year-on-year +43 +28 -39
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 31 18
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.62% 0.69% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.43% 4.83% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 10
Median daily rate £425 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% +8.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £186 £203 £183
90th Percentile £443 £600 £444
England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 8
Median hourly rate £13.25 £12.00 £14.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.42% -17.67% -23.29%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.76 £13.79
90th Percentile £14.35 £19.88 £16.59
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% -7.89%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 379 642 656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 18.00% 14.36% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 439 406
Median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £248 £217 £238
90th Percentile £646 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 44
Median hourly rate £15.23 £15.80 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.64% -12.22% -5.26%
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £45.68 £40.70
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.36
% change year-on-year +4.79% +31.72% -15.48%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

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 6 months to 29 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +30 7 £425 +30.77% 1
South Yorkshire +36 3 - - 2
East Yorkshire +7 2 - -
North Yorkshire -2 1 £130 -66.01% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

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

1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) Migration
4 4 (30.77%) Office 365
4 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) MCSE
4 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) MCP
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) SMTP
5 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) MCSA
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (23.08%) Public Sector
6 2 (15.38%) IIS
6 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (15.38%) Skype
6 2 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (15.38%) GDPR
6 2 (15.38%) E-Discovery

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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.69%) Acrobat
2 1 (7.69%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
2 2 (15.38%) Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SMTP
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) Skype
2 2 (15.38%) VoIP
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) HTTP
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) MPLS
3 1 (7.69%) PBX
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Public Sector
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Migration Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) IT Support
2 2 (15.38%) Migration Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Migration Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Office 365 Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Project Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Web Applications Developer
3 1 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Applications Developer
3 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) C# Web Application Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Support
3 1 (7.69%) IT Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) Ajax
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) JMS
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) WCF
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Unix
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
3 2 (15.38%) E-Discovery
3 2 (15.38%) High Availability
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (7.69%) Office Automation
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C#
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) MCP
1 4 (30.77%) MCSE
2 3 (23.08%) MCSA
3 1 (7.69%) HND
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.69%) MCSD
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) GDPR
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) McAfee
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Intel
3 1 (7.69%) Lotus
3 1 (7.69%) Meraki
3 1 (7.69%) Sage
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec
3 1 (7.69%) Xamarin