The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 16.81% 9.04% 17.86%
As % of the Vendors category 37.04% 21.25% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 11
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.18% -0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.00 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.18 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Microsoft
Yorkshire

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

Vendors Category
North Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
108 80 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 45.38% 42.55% 47.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 36 35
Average daily rate £300 £388 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £263 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.00 £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £14.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in North Yorkshire

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in North Yorkshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in North Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the North Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in North Yorkshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in North Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the North Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
York +4 22 £300 -22.58% 19
Harrogate +7 15 £338 +200.00% 8
Skipton - 2 - - 1
Middlesbrough -3 1 - -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North Yorkshire 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 34 (42.50%) Windows
2 27 (33.75%) SQL
3 26 (32.50%) MS Office
4 23 (28.75%) MS Excel
5 20 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 19 (23.75%) MS Exchange
6 19 (23.75%) SQL Server
7 18 (22.50%) LAN
8 17 (21.25%) WAN
8 17 (21.25%) C#
8 17 (21.25%) .NET
8 17 (21.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 16 (20.00%) VMware
10 14 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (16.25%) MVC
11 13 (16.25%) ITIL
12 12 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (13.75%) Windows 7
13 11 (13.75%) ASP.NET
13 11 (13.75%) MS Visio
13 11 (13.75%) Cisco
14 10 (12.50%) HP
14 10 (12.50%) SAN
14 10 (12.50%) jQuery
15 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (11.25%) Change Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North Yorkshire 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 19 (23.75%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.25%) SharePoint
2 9 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (5.00%) IIS
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.50%) Lync
5 1 (1.25%) SAS
5 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 26 (32.50%) MS Office
2 23 (28.75%) MS Excel
3 11 (13.75%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.00%) MS Project
5 2 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (5.00%) SAP ERP
2 4 (5.00%) Agresso
3 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.25%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.50%) LAN
2 17 (21.25%) WAN
3 10 (12.50%) SAN
4 8 (10.00%) VPN
5 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
6 6 (7.50%) MPLS
7 5 (6.25%) OSPF
7 5 (6.25%) BGP
7 5 (6.25%) Wireless
8 4 (5.00%) Firewall
8 4 (5.00%) Internet
8 4 (5.00%) Network Security
9 3 (3.75%) DNS
10 2 (2.50%) DHCP
10 2 (2.50%) VoIP
10 2 (2.50%) BIG-IP
10 2 (2.50%) VLAN
10 2 (2.50%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.25%) DSL
11 1 (1.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (8.75%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.00%) Selenium
4 3 (3.75%) Subversion
5 1 (1.25%) Toad
General
1 5 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (2.50%) Advertising
3 1 (1.25%) Military
3 1 (1.25%) Retail
3 1 (1.25%) Local Government
3 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (31.25%) Analyst
2 14 (17.50%) Developer
3 10 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 7 (8.75%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (8.75%) Architect
4 7 (8.75%) Test Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Service Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.25%) Project Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Implementation Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Implementation Project Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (5.00%) ERP Project Manager
7 4 (5.00%) SAP Manager
7 4 (5.00%) SAP Change Manager
7 4 (5.00%) ERP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.25%) .NET
2 11 (13.75%) ASP.NET
3 10 (12.50%) jQuery
4 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (8.75%) CSS
5 7 (8.75%) HTML
6 6 (7.50%) .NET Framework
6 6 (7.50%) Entity Framework
7 4 (5.00%) LINQ
7 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (3.75%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (3.75%) RESTful
8 3 (3.75%) JSON
8 3 (3.75%) Ajax
9 2 (2.50%) HTML5
9 2 (2.50%) CSS3
10 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (1.25%) WCF
10 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.75%) W3C
4 2 (2.50%) Clustering
4 2 (2.50%) Graphic Design
4 2 (2.50%) RIA
4 2 (2.50%) User Experience
4 2 (2.50%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.50%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.25%) iPhone
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 34 (42.50%) Windows
2 17 (21.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (13.75%) Windows 7
5 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (8.75%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.75%) UNIX
8 3 (3.75%) Linux
9 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.25%) ITIL
1 13 (16.25%) MVC
2 9 (11.25%) Change Management
2 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 6 (7.50%) Problem Management
4 6 (7.50%) Migration
4 6 (7.50%) ERP
5 5 (6.25%) Project Management
5 5 (6.25%) TDD
5 5 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 5 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (5.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (5.00%) Security Testing
6 4 (5.00%) Data Migration
6 4 (5.00%) Network Architecture
6 4 (5.00%) Coaching
6 4 (5.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 4 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (33.75%) SQL
2 17 (21.25%) C#
3 16 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.00%) Java
7 1 (1.25%) VB
7 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.25%) CCNP
2 5 (6.25%) CCIP
2 5 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.00%) CCNA
3 4 (5.00%) MCAD
3 4 (5.00%) MCSD
3 4 (5.00%) PMP
3 4 (5.00%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.75%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.75%) CCIE
4 3 (3.75%) ISEB
4 3 (3.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.50%) Degree
5 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.25%) MCDST
6 1 (1.25%) MCP
6 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.25%) HND
6 1 (1.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.75%) XenServer
4 6 (7.50%) XenApp
5 2 (2.50%) vSphere
5 2 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.25%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Puppet
2 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.25%) WSUS
2 1 (1.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (20.00%) VMware
2 11 (13.75%) Cisco
3 10 (12.50%) HP
4 7 (8.75%) NetApp
5 6 (7.50%) Citrix
6 5 (6.25%) SAP
7 4 (5.00%) Meraki
7 4 (5.00%) Apple
8 3 (3.75%) Oracle
9 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.50%) AppSense
9 2 (2.50%) Altiris
9 2 (2.50%) Google
9 2 (2.50%) ProCurve
9 2 (2.50%) F5
9 2 (2.50%) Facebook
10 1 (1.25%) Trustwave
10 1 (1.25%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.25%) Sybase
10 1 (1.25%) Juniper