Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 131 146
Rank change year-on-year -14 +15 -27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 49 51 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.99% 1.20% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.83% 8.33% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 42
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -10.71% +30.84%
10th Percentile £163 £195 £207
90th Percentile £425 £494 £436
England median daily rate £350 £338 £333
% change year-on-year +3.70% +1.50% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.40% - -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.24 £11.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £19.59 £14.30 £13.75
England median hourly rate £16.35 £16.25 £20.83
% change year-on-year +0.62% -21.99% +19.03%

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 717 612 829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.55% 14.42% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 363 509
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +9.40%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £553 £565
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 31 27
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £14.20 £14.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.20% -2.51% -7.11%
10th Percentile £12.90 £11.25 £11.43
90th Percentile £33.15 £35.00 £24.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.87 £25.50
% change year-on-year -6.94% +5.35% +13.33%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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 -17 35 £328 -6.43% 29
North Yorkshire -3 6 £300 +9.09% 6
South Yorkshire -1 3 £450 +50.00% 10
East Yorkshire - 1 £200 - 3
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 37 (75.51%) Microsoft
2 36 (73.47%) MCSE
3 31 (63.27%) Windows
4 20 (40.82%) MCSA
5 16 (32.65%) MCP
5 16 (32.65%) Windows Server
6 15 (30.61%) CCNA
6 15 (30.61%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (28.57%) Active Directory
8 12 (24.49%) Cisco
8 12 (24.49%) Microsoft Office
8 12 (24.49%) Windows XP
8 12 (24.49%) Internet
8 12 (24.49%) Windows 7
9 11 (22.45%) Windows Vista
9 11 (22.45%) SCCM
9 11 (22.45%) VMware
9 11 (22.45%) Windows 2000
9 11 (22.45%) HNC
9 11 (22.45%) Unix
10 10 (20.41%) ITIL
10 10 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (20.41%) Office 365
11 7 (14.29%) Clustering
11 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 7 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (12.24%) vSphere
12 6 (12.24%) DHCP
12 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP

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 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.41%) Office 365
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.04%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) Internet
2 6 (12.24%) DHCP
2 6 (12.24%) DNS
2 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.20%) SAN
4 4 (8.16%) Firewall
4 4 (8.16%) NAS
5 3 (6.12%) 802.11
5 3 (6.12%) Network Security
5 3 (6.12%) Wireless
6 2 (4.08%) LAN
6 2 (4.08%) VoIP
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (2.04%) IPsec
7 1 (2.04%) MPLS
7 1 (2.04%) VLAN
7 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.08%) OLTP
3 2 (4.08%) Power BI
4 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.04%) QlikView
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Legal
2 4 (8.16%) Retail
3 3 (6.12%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) Service Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Administrator
4 6 (12.24%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (10.20%) Windows Administrator
5 5 (10.20%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Network Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Security Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.12%) Audit Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Server Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) SharePoint Administrator
8 2 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.08%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) .NET Core
3 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.04%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Clustering
2 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.12%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.04%) EPoS
5 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.04%) Replication
5 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.04%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 31 (63.27%) Windows
2 16 (32.65%) Windows Server
3 12 (24.49%) Windows 7
3 12 (24.49%) Windows XP
4 11 (22.45%) Unix
4 11 (22.45%) Windows 2000
4 11 (22.45%) Windows Vista
5 3 (6.12%) Linux
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.04%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) ITIL
2 5 (10.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.16%) Information Security
3 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (8.16%) Mathematics
3 4 (8.16%) Migration
3 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
4 3 (6.12%) Analytics
4 3 (6.12%) CRM
4 3 (6.12%) Data Protection
4 3 (6.12%) High Availability
4 3 (6.12%) IT Audit
4 3 (6.12%) Network Security Management
4 3 (6.12%) Security Auditing
4 3 (6.12%) Security Management
4 3 (6.12%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.08%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.04%) C
3 1 (2.04%) C#
3 1 (2.04%) Java
3 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.04%) Python
3 1 (2.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 36 (73.47%) MCSE
2 20 (40.82%) MCSA
3 16 (32.65%) MCP
4 15 (30.61%) CCNA
4 15 (30.61%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (22.45%) HNC
6 4 (8.16%) CCNP
6 4 (8.16%) MCITP
7 3 (6.12%) CCA
7 3 (6.12%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (6.12%) MCTS
7 3 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.08%) A+ Certification
8 2 (4.08%) CCENT
8 2 (4.08%) Degree
8 2 (4.08%) MCSD
8 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.04%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.04%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) GDPR
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (12.24%) vSphere
5 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (6.12%) XenApp
5 3 (6.12%) XenDesktop
5 3 (6.12%) XenServer
6 1 (2.04%) Firmware
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.04%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (22.45%) SCCM
2 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (8.16%) vCenter Server
4 2 (4.08%) HP SIM
4 2 (4.08%) SCOM
4 2 (4.08%) WSUS
5 1 (2.04%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 37 (75.51%) Microsoft
2 12 (24.49%) Cisco
3 11 (22.45%) VMware
4 5 (10.20%) HP
5 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.12%) Citrix
5 3 (6.12%) Dell
5 3 (6.12%) McAfee
6 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.04%) Apple
7 1 (2.04%) Aruba
7 1 (2.04%) BMC
7 1 (2.04%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.04%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.04%) RedGate
7 1 (2.04%) Veeam
7 1 (2.04%) Xerox
7 1 (2.04%) Zoho