Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 119 153 139
Rank change year-on-year +34 -14 +25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 51 43 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.28% 0.86% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.59% 6.03% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 14
Yorkshire median daily rate £313 £363 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +13.73% -8.93%
10th Percentile £113 £231 £236
90th Percentile £388 £434 £384
England median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 8
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £15.75 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +17.98% +6.80%
10th Percentile £11.00 £15.24 £10.23
90th Percentile £21.67 £19.59 £14.30
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year +14.29% +4.48% -20.24%

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 532 713 606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.39% 14.26% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 438 358
Yorkshire median daily rate £416 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +4.55% +1.63%
10th Percentile £194 £271 £255
90th Percentile £566 £588 £553
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 54 28
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.35 £14.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +11.99% +2.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.65 £11.18
90th Percentile £51.41 £29.50 £42.05
England median hourly rate £36.00 £24.08 £27.50
% change year-on-year +49.50% -12.44% +8.65%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

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 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 6 months to 21 September 2019. 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 +46 39 £325 -1.52% 22
South Yorkshire -9 10 £200 -53.62% 5
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 43 (84.31%) Microsoft
2 36 (70.59%) Windows
3 32 (62.75%) Active Directory
4 29 (56.86%) MCSE
5 21 (41.18%) Office 365
6 18 (35.29%) ITIL
6 18 (35.29%) DNS
7 17 (33.33%) SQL
7 17 (33.33%) VMware
8 16 (31.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (25.49%) MCITP
10 12 (23.53%) Citrix
10 12 (23.53%) Windows 7
10 12 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 11 (21.57%) Data Centre
11 11 (21.57%) Windows Server
11 11 (21.57%) Mentoring
11 11 (21.57%) Retail
12 10 (19.61%) Service Management
12 10 (19.61%) Nagios
12 10 (19.61%) VPN
13 9 (17.65%) LAN
13 9 (17.65%) SLA
13 9 (17.65%) Asset Management
14 8 (15.69%) Smartphone
14 8 (15.69%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (15.69%) ServiceNow
14 8 (15.69%) Azure
14 8 (15.69%) BitLocker

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 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.92%) IIS
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (41.18%) Office 365
2 8 (15.69%) Azure
3 3 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (5.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 3 (5.88%) Power Platform
4 2 (3.92%) AWS
4 2 (3.92%) SaaS
5 1 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.96%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (35.29%) DNS
2 10 (19.61%) VPN
3 9 (17.65%) LAN
4 8 (15.69%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (9.80%) DHCP
5 5 (9.80%) Firewall
6 4 (7.84%) NAS
6 4 (7.84%) SAN
7 3 (5.88%) SMTP
7 3 (5.88%) VSAN
8 2 (3.92%) Broadband
8 2 (3.92%) Network Security
8 2 (3.92%) SNMP
8 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.92%) VoIP
8 2 (3.92%) Wireless
9 1 (1.96%) ADSL
9 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.96%) ISDN
9 1 (1.96%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (5.88%) Power BI
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.92%) SSDT
5 1 (1.96%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.92%) WinDbg
2 1 (1.96%) Hudson
2 1 (1.96%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.96%) MSI
General
1 11 (21.57%) Retail
2 7 (13.73%) Finance
3 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.84%) German Language
5 3 (5.88%) Legal
6 1 (1.96%) Back Office
6 1 (1.96%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.96%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Desktop Support
3 8 (15.69%) Service Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Technical Specialist
4 7 (13.73%) Support Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Active Directory Support
6 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (9.80%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Desktop Specialist
7 4 (7.84%) Desktop Support Specialist
7 4 (7.84%) Support Specialist
8 3 (5.88%) Active Directory Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Active Directory Support Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Administrator
9 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Data Centre
2 8 (15.69%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Handset
4 1 (1.96%) Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (70.59%) Windows
2 16 (31.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (23.53%) Windows 7
4 11 (21.57%) Windows Server
5 7 (13.73%) Windows 10
6 4 (7.84%) Linux
7 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) ITIL
2 12 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (21.57%) Mentoring
4 10 (19.61%) Service Management
5 9 (17.65%) Asset Management
6 6 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (7.84%) Migration
7 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.88%) Data Management
8 3 (5.88%) High Availability
8 3 (5.88%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.92%) Analytics
9 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.92%) Database Optimisation
9 2 (3.92%) DevOps
9 2 (3.92%) Information Security
9 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (56.86%) MCSE
2 13 (25.49%) MCITP
3 7 (13.73%) MCSA
4 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (7.84%) CCA
5 4 (7.84%) CCNP
5 4 (7.84%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.92%) CCNA
7 2 (3.92%) CCSP
7 2 (3.92%) CCVP
7 2 (3.92%) DBS Check
7 2 (3.92%) Degree
7 2 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.96%) CCAA
8 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.96%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (62.75%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.69%) BitLocker
3 5 (9.80%) XenApp
4 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.84%) vSphere
5 3 (5.88%) VMware NSX
6 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.92%) ISA Server
6 2 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.96%) Firmware
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (19.61%) Nagios
2 5 (9.80%) SCCM
3 3 (5.88%) vRealize
4 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.96%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 43 (84.31%) Microsoft
2 17 (33.33%) VMware
3 12 (23.53%) Citrix
4 8 (15.69%) ServiceNow
5 7 (13.73%) 3PAR
6 3 (5.88%) Dell
7 2 (3.92%) Cisco
7 2 (3.92%) HP
7 2 (3.92%) McAfee
7 2 (3.92%) Sonus
7 2 (3.92%) Tableau
7 2 (3.92%) Veeam
8 1 (1.96%) Adobe
8 1 (1.96%) Avaya
8 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.96%) CommVault
8 1 (1.96%) IBM
8 1 (1.96%) Mitel
8 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.96%) Symantec