The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Huddersfield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Huddersfield 26.67% 33.33% 9.09%
As % of the Vendors category 57.14% 71.43% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate £220 £180 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Microsoft
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Huddersfield region.

Vendors Category
Huddersfield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
7 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Huddersfield 46.67% 46.67% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Average daily rate £250 £180 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -48.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Huddersfield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Huddersfield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Huddersfield

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Huddersfield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Huddersfield region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Huddersfield

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Huddersfield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Huddersfield region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Huddersfield

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Huddersfield

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Huddersfield region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 7 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (28.57%) DevOps
5 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
5 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Node.js
6 2 (14.29%) CSS3
6 2 (14.29%) HTML5
6 2 (14.29%) Ember.js
6 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 2 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (14.29%) Office 365
6 2 (14.29%) jQuery
6 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) Retail
6 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (14.29%) C#
6 2 (14.29%) HTML
6 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (14.29%) .NET
6 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 2 (14.29%) Intranet

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Huddersfield by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Huddersfield region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Intranet
2 1 (7.14%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Administrator
1 7 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 7 (50.00%) Windows Administrator
1 7 (50.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
1 7 (50.00%) Wintel Administrator
1 7 (50.00%) Wintel Systems Administrator
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) VMWare Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (14.29%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
5 1 (7.14%) DBA
5 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 2 (14.29%) CSS
1 2 (14.29%) CSS3
1 2 (14.29%) Ember.js
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) HTML5
1 2 (14.29%) jQuery
1 2 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (7.14%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) BDD
2 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
2 2 (14.29%) MVC
2 2 (14.29%) Scrum
2 2 (14.29%) TDD
2 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Build Automation
3 1 (7.14%) Data Security
3 1 (7.14%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (7.14%) ETL
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (7.14%) Apple
2 1 (7.14%) BT
2 1 (7.14%) Ericsson
2 1 (7.14%) Huawei
2 1 (7.14%) Nokia