Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 154 175
Rank change year-on-year -21 +21 -42
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 32 34 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.64% 0.80% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.51% 5.49% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 22
Yorkshire median daily rate £313 £410 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.78% +41.99% -3.75%
10th Percentile £208 £182 £211
90th Percentile £438 £546 £435
England median daily rate £350 £347 £330
% change year-on-year +0.86% +5.15% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 6
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.20 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.08% -2.07% +11.54%
10th Percentile £14.94 £10.40 £10.38
90th Percentile £19.59 £20.50 £22.88
England median hourly rate £17.51 £18.13 £18.28
% change year-on-year -3.45% -0.79% +4.43%

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 709 619 887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.27% 14.60% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 342 573
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £263
90th Percentile £575 £556 £606
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 22
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £14.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +19.66% -18.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.33 £11.78
90th Percentile £40.00 £37.70 £23.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.25% +7.27% +22.22%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -16 20 £340 -7.17% 21
North Yorkshire 0 7 £300 -25.00% 1
South Yorkshire -5 4 £431 -9.21% 4
East Yorkshire - 1 £200 - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (65.63%) MCSE
3 20 (62.50%) Windows
4 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
4 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
5 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (31.25%) MCP
5 10 (31.25%) CCNA
6 9 (28.13%) VMware
6 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
6 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (25.00%) Office 365
7 8 (25.00%) MCSA
7 8 (25.00%) Unix
8 7 (21.88%) ITIL
8 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
8 7 (21.88%) HP
8 7 (21.88%) Cisco
8 7 (21.88%) SCCM
9 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
9 6 (18.75%) Internet
9 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (18.75%) Windows XP
9 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
9 6 (18.75%) Migration
10 5 (15.63%) HNC
10 5 (15.63%) Windows 2000
10 5 (15.63%) SAN
10 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (15.63%) Windows Vista

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 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
2 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.38%) Skype for Business
4 2 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.13%) CMS
5 1 (3.13%) Content Management Server
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Office 365
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.25%) PaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (3.13%) IaaS
4 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
4 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Internet
2 5 (15.63%) SAN
3 4 (12.50%) Firewall
3 4 (12.50%) LAN
4 3 (9.38%) DHCP
4 3 (9.38%) DNS
4 3 (9.38%) Skype
4 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.25%) 802.11
5 2 (6.25%) IPsec
5 2 (6.25%) MPLS
5 2 (6.25%) Network Security
5 2 (6.25%) VPN
5 2 (6.25%) WAN
5 2 (6.25%) Wireless
6 1 (3.13%) 4G
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.13%) NAS
6 1 (3.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (9.38%) Military
2 2 (6.25%) Back Office
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Legal
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Administrator
2 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Security Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Audit Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) IT Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Clustering
1 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
1 3 (9.38%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.25%) Public Cloud
2 2 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) e-Learning
3 1 (3.13%) EPoS
3 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
3 8 (25.00%) Unix
4 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 6 (18.75%) Windows XP
5 5 (15.63%) Windows 2000
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Vista
6 4 (12.50%) Linux
7 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.13%) HPUX
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Migration
3 4 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 4 (12.50%) Information Security
4 3 (9.38%) Analytics
4 3 (9.38%) High Availability
4 3 (9.38%) IT Audit
4 3 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
4 3 (9.38%) Security Auditing
4 3 (9.38%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.25%) ERP
5 2 (6.25%) Network Security Management
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.25%) Security Management
5 2 (6.25%) Server Patching
5 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.25%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) MCSE
2 10 (31.25%) CCNA
2 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (31.25%) MCP
3 8 (25.00%) MCSA
4 5 (15.63%) HNC
5 4 (12.50%) CCA
5 4 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (9.38%) CCNP
6 3 (9.38%) MCITP
7 2 (6.25%) Degree
7 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 2 (6.25%) MCSD
7 2 (6.25%) MCTS
7 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (3.13%) AWS Certification
8 1 (3.13%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.13%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) GDPR
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.38%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (9.38%) XenApp
3 3 (9.38%) XenDesktop
3 3 (9.38%) XenServer
4 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.25%) vSphere
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) SCCM
2 4 (12.50%) SCOM
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (6.25%) HP SIM
4 2 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (6.25%) WSUS
5 1 (3.13%) AirWatch
5 1 (3.13%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (3.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) VMware
3 7 (21.88%) Cisco
3 7 (21.88%) HP
4 4 (12.50%) Citrix
5 3 (9.38%) Dell
6 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.25%) Remedy
6 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.13%) Apple
7 1 (3.13%) BMC
7 1 (3.13%) Ivanti
7 1 (3.13%) Lumension
7 1 (3.13%) McAfee
7 1 (3.13%) Meraki
7 1 (3.13%) Sitecore
7 1 (3.13%) Veeam
7 1 (3.13%) Xerox
7 1 (3.13%) Zoho