Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 136 108
Rank change year-on-year +26 -28 +29
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 66 62 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.50% 1.26% 1.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.96% 8.93% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 46 54
Yorkshire median daily rate £313 £350 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +11.55% +9.13%
10th Percentile £115 £125 £120
90th Percentile £640 £475 £420
England median daily rate £343 £350 £340
% change year-on-year -2.14% +2.94% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 14
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 - £15.50
10th Percentile £11.21 - £10.65
90th Percentile £14.99 - £22.25
England median hourly rate £14.25 £17.06 £16.84
% change year-on-year -16.47% +1.31% -

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 602 694 1,075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.68% 14.12% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 428 696
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £195 £230 £225
90th Percentile £550 £532 £531
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 33 51
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.57 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.99% -6.03% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.67 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £24.75 £28.75
England median hourly rate £23.38 £25.50 £25.66
% change year-on-year -8.33% -0.62% +35.05%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +6 46 £363 -3.33% 16
North Yorkshire +7 12 £200 -22.33% 3
South Yorkshire +10 7 £350 -3.45% 5
East Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 61 (92.42%) Microsoft
2 38 (57.58%) Windows
3 35 (53.03%) MCSE
3 35 (53.03%) Active Directory
4 24 (36.36%) SQL
5 20 (30.30%) DNS
5 20 (30.30%) Windows Server
6 18 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (25.76%) Windows 7
7 17 (25.76%) ITIL
8 16 (24.24%) Finance
8 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (21.21%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (21.21%) Migration
9 14 (21.21%) SQL Server
9 14 (21.21%) SharePoint
10 12 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (16.67%) MCITP
11 11 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
11 11 (16.67%) WAN
11 11 (16.67%) IIS
12 10 (15.15%) MCP
12 10 (15.15%) LAN
12 10 (15.15%) vSphere
12 10 (15.15%) SharePoint Server
12 10 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (15.15%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (15.15%) SCOM
12 10 (15.15%) PowerShell

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 14 (21.21%) SharePoint
1 14 (21.21%) SharePoint 2013
2 11 (16.67%) IIS
3 10 (15.15%) SharePoint Server
4 9 (13.64%) MS Exchange
5 6 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.03%) CMS
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.03%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Office 365
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.03%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.52%) PaaS
4 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (30.30%) DNS
2 11 (16.67%) WAN
3 10 (15.15%) LAN
4 8 (12.12%) NetScaler
5 5 (7.58%) Firewall
5 5 (7.58%) IP Telephony
5 5 (7.58%) SAN
6 3 (4.55%) DHCP
6 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.03%) PBX
7 2 (3.03%) VoIP
7 2 (3.03%) VPN
8 1 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.52%) IPsec
8 1 (1.52%) MPLS
8 1 (1.52%) SSL
8 1 (1.52%) VLAN
8 1 (1.52%) VPLS
8 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (13.64%) QlikView
5 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (4.55%) Power BI
6 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.55%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (12.12%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (24.24%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Law
2 2 (3.03%) Legal
2 2 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) 2nd Line Support
1 14 (21.21%) Developer
2 12 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Active Directory Support
3 10 (15.15%) Administrator
3 10 (15.15%) SharePoint Administrator
4 9 (13.64%) Senior Developer
4 9 (13.64%) Senior SQL Developer
4 9 (13.64%) SQL Developer
5 8 (12.12%) Desktop Support
6 7 (10.61%) Service Desk Support
7 6 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 6 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Exchange Support
7 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Telephony Support
9 4 (6.06%) Consultant
9 4 (6.06%) IT Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) REST
1 2 (3.03%) SOAP
1 2 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (1.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 6 (9.09%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.52%) Clustering
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.52%) NHS
5 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (57.58%) Windows
2 20 (30.30%) Windows Server
3 17 (25.76%) Windows 7
4 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (10.61%) Unix
5 7 (10.61%) Windows 2000
5 7 (10.61%) Windows Vista
5 7 (10.61%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.52%) Linux
7 1 (1.52%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) ITIL
2 14 (21.21%) Migration
3 12 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 10 (15.15%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (13.64%) Analytical Thinking
6 9 (13.64%) ETL
7 8 (12.12%) Information Security
8 7 (10.61%) Data Protection
8 7 (10.61%) Feasibility Study
8 7 (10.61%) Performance Management
8 7 (10.61%) Service Delivery
9 6 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (9.09%) Data Management
10 3 (4.55%) Analytics
10 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.55%) Database Optimisation
10 3 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (4.55%) TOGAF
11 2 (3.03%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.36%) SQL
2 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 35 (53.03%) MCSE
2 11 (16.67%) MCITP
3 10 (15.15%) MCP
4 9 (13.64%) MCDST
5 8 (12.12%) MCSA
6 7 (10.61%) HNC
7 5 (7.58%) Degree
8 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (4.55%) CCNA
9 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
10 2 (3.03%) CCNP
10 2 (3.03%) CISSP
10 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (3.03%) MCSD
11 1 (1.52%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.52%) CCDP
11 1 (1.52%) CCIE
11 1 (1.52%) CCSE
11 1 (1.52%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) GDPR
1 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (53.03%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.15%) vSphere
3 8 (12.12%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.03%) Terminal Services
5 2 (3.03%) XenApp
6 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.52%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) SCOM
2 8 (12.12%) SCCM
3 2 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (92.42%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.64%) NetApp
2 9 (13.64%) RedGate
2 9 (13.64%) VMware
3 7 (10.61%) Cisco
4 4 (6.06%) Citrix
5 3 (4.55%) McAfee
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle
5 3 (4.55%) Symantec
5 3 (4.55%) Tableau
6 2 (3.03%) Avaya
6 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.03%) HP
6 2 (3.03%) IBM
6 2 (3.03%) Intel
6 2 (3.03%) Juniper
6 2 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.52%) Apple
7 1 (1.52%) Dell
7 1 (1.52%) Sophos