Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 148 103
Rank change year-on-year +27 -45 +21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 70 62 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.61% 1.14% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.18% 7.77% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 54
Yorkshire median daily rate £313 £350 £284
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +23.35% -1.73%
10th Percentile £115 £211 £120
90th Percentile £649 £475 £400
England median daily rate £333 £338 £331
% change year-on-year -1.48% +1.89% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 12
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.35 £12.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% -18.03% +22.00%
10th Percentile £11.08 £11.25 £10.55
90th Percentile £14.77 £13.75 £18.45
England median hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -23.81% +23.53% -

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 626 798 1030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.39% 14.67% 16.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 479 687
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £213 £254 £225
90th Percentile £551 £563 £525
England median daily rate £425 £422 £400
% change year-on-year +0.83% +5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 56
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.53 £15.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.29% -7.32% +1.16%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.28 £10.75
90th Percentile £40.00 £23.75 £34.00
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.49% +7.37% +25.00%

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 19 November 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 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 19 November 2017. 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 +36 48 £350 -16.67% 7
North Yorkshire +10 15 £200 -22.33%
South Yorkshire +8 6 £350 -6.67%
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 62 (88.57%) Microsoft
2 39 (55.71%) Windows
3 36 (51.43%) MCSE
4 33 (47.14%) Active Directory
5 22 (31.43%) DNS
6 21 (30.00%) SQL
7 20 (28.57%) Windows Server
8 19 (27.14%) ITIL
9 17 (24.29%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (21.43%) Windows 7
12 13 (18.57%) Finance
12 13 (18.57%) Migration
12 13 (18.57%) SQL Server
12 13 (18.57%) MCDST
13 12 (17.14%) Management Information System
14 11 (15.71%) VMware
14 11 (15.71%) IIS
14 11 (15.71%) MCP
14 11 (15.71%) SharePoint
14 11 (15.71%) WAN
14 11 (15.71%) Cisco
14 11 (15.71%) MCITP
14 11 (15.71%) PowerShell
14 11 (15.71%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (15.71%) Infrastructure Management
15 10 (14.29%) vSphere
15 10 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
15 10 (14.29%) SharePoint Server

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 11 (15.71%) IIS
1 11 (15.71%) SharePoint
1 11 (15.71%) SharePoint 2013
2 10 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.29%) CMS
5 2 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.57%) Office 365
2 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.86%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.43%) PaaS
4 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (31.43%) DNS
2 11 (15.71%) WAN
3 10 (14.29%) LAN
4 8 (11.43%) NetScaler
5 6 (8.57%) SAN
6 5 (7.14%) Firewall
7 4 (5.71%) DHCP
7 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.86%) PBX
8 2 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.86%) Skype
8 2 (2.86%) VoIP
8 2 (2.86%) VPN
9 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.43%) DMVPN
9 1 (1.43%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.43%) HSRP
9 1 (1.43%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.43%) VLAN
9 1 (1.43%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (12.86%) QlikView
3 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (18.57%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Banking
2 3 (4.29%) Billing
2 3 (4.29%) Law
2 3 (4.29%) Legal
2 3 (4.29%) Military
3 2 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 13 (18.57%) Developer
3 12 (17.14%) Support Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Administrator
4 10 (14.29%) SharePoint Administrator
5 9 (12.86%) Senior Developer
5 9 (12.86%) Senior SQL Developer
5 9 (12.86%) SQL Developer
6 8 (11.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 8 (11.43%) 2nd Line Technical Support
6 8 (11.43%) Desktop Support
6 8 (11.43%) Technical Support
7 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (8.57%) Active Directory Support
8 6 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (8.57%) Exchange Support
8 6 (8.57%) Service Desk Support
9 4 (5.71%) Consultant
9 4 (5.71%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) .NET
2 2 (2.86%) REST
2 2 (2.86%) SOAP
2 2 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.29%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (17.14%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.57%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.29%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.43%) Clustering
6 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.43%) NHS
6 1 (1.43%) PKI
6 1 (1.43%) User Experience
6 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (55.71%) Windows
2 20 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.57%) Unix
5 6 (8.57%) Windows 2000
5 6 (8.57%) Windows Vista
5 6 (8.57%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.86%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.43%) Linux
7 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.14%) ITIL
2 13 (18.57%) Migration
3 11 (15.71%) Infrastructure Management
4 10 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 9 (12.86%) Analytical Thinking
5 9 (12.86%) ETL
5 9 (12.86%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (10.00%) Information Security
7 6 (8.57%) Data Protection
7 6 (8.57%) Feasibility Study
7 6 (8.57%) Performance Management
8 3 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.29%) Analytics
8 3 (4.29%) Coaching
8 3 (4.29%) Data Management
8 3 (4.29%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (4.29%) Logistics
8 3 (4.29%) Mathematics
8 3 (4.29%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.00%) SQL
2 11 (15.71%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.29%) C
4 2 (2.86%) C#
4 2 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 36 (51.43%) MCSE
2 13 (18.57%) MCDST
3 11 (15.71%) MCITP
3 11 (15.71%) MCP
4 10 (14.29%) MCSA
5 6 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (8.57%) HNC
6 5 (7.14%) CCNA
6 5 (7.14%) Degree
7 3 (4.29%) A+ Certification
7 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.86%) CCNP
8 2 (2.86%) CISSP
8 2 (2.86%) MCSD
8 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.43%) CCENT
9 1 (1.43%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (1.43%) MCTS
9 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) GDPR
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (47.14%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.29%) vSphere
3 8 (11.43%) Virtual Servers
3 8 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.86%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.86%) XenApp
5 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.43%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) SCOM
2 9 (12.86%) SCCM
3 2 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (88.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.71%) Cisco
2 11 (15.71%) VMware
3 9 (12.86%) NetApp
3 9 (12.86%) RedGate
4 4 (5.71%) Citrix
5 3 (4.29%) Avaya
5 3 (4.29%) McAfee
5 3 (4.29%) Symantec
5 3 (4.29%) Xerox
6 2 (2.86%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.86%) HP
6 2 (2.86%) IBM
6 2 (2.86%) Intel
6 2 (2.86%) Juniper
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle
6 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.43%) Apple
7 1 (1.43%) Dell
7 1 (1.43%) Mercator