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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 46 42 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 17.10% 17.72% 20.00%
As % of the Vendors category 38.33% 34.15% 38.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £221 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £448 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.75 £10.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +23.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £10.00 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £13.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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
120 123 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 44.61% 51.90% 51.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 61 36
Average daily rate £400 £330 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -6.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.00 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £26.60 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 23 £325 -18.75% 21
Middlesbrough - 5 - - 2
Harrogate -5 1 £420 +86.66% 4
Skipton - - - - 3
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 32 (43.24%) Windows
2 24 (32.43%) MS Excel
3 21 (28.38%) MS Office
4 20 (27.03%) Active Directory
5 18 (24.32%) SQL
6 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (16.22%) .NET
7 12 (16.22%) MS Exchange
7 12 (16.22%) VMware
8 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (13.51%) Windows 7
9 10 (13.51%) HTML
9 10 (13.51%) JavaScript
9 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET
9 10 (13.51%) CSS
9 10 (13.51%) Windows XP
10 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
10 9 (12.16%) C#
10 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (10.81%) MVC
11 8 (10.81%) Clustering
11 8 (10.81%) CRM
11 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
11 8 (10.81%) SAN
11 8 (10.81%) vSphere
11 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (9.46%) Migration
12 7 (9.46%) Dynamics CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 12 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.76%) Lync
4 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.41%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (4.05%) Apache Solr
5 3 (4.05%) IIS
5 3 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (32.43%) MS Excel
2 21 (28.38%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.35%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (9.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.70%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) SAN
2 6 (8.11%) Firewall
3 5 (6.76%) VoIP
4 4 (5.41%) LAN
4 4 (5.41%) PBX
4 4 (5.41%) Internet
4 4 (5.41%) MGCP
4 4 (5.41%) H.323
5 3 (4.05%) VLAN
6 1 (1.35%) Network Security
6 1 (1.35%) Intranet
6 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.35%) WAN
6 1 (1.35%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.70%) FileMaker
3 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.05%) Selenium
3 1 (1.35%) MorphX
3 1 (1.35%) MSI
3 1 (1.35%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (9.46%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Law
2 6 (8.11%) Legal
3 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.70%) Advertising
3 2 (2.70%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (16.22%) Developer
2 9 (12.16%) Analyst
3 8 (10.81%) Consultant
4 5 (6.76%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 4 (5.41%) .NET Developer
5 4 (5.41%) C# Developer
5 4 (5.41%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Exchange Specialist
5 4 (5.41%) Server Specialist
5 4 (5.41%) IT Support
5 4 (5.41%) VMware Specialist
5 4 (5.41%) Windows Server Specialist
6 3 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (4.05%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.05%) Support Technician
6 3 (4.05%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.22%) .NET
2 10 (13.51%) HTML
2 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET
2 10 (13.51%) CSS
3 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (6.76%) jQuery
4 5 (6.76%) XML
5 4 (5.41%) X-Windows
6 3 (4.05%) NHibernate
6 3 (4.05%) WCF
6 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (4.05%) Lucene.Net
6 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (4.05%) XSD
6 3 (4.05%) Lucene
7 2 (2.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (2.70%) JSON
7 2 (2.70%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.35%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) Clustering
2 5 (6.76%) NHS
3 4 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.05%) W3C
5 2 (2.70%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.70%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.35%) CESG
6 1 (1.35%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.35%) GIS
6 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (43.24%) Windows
2 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (13.51%) Windows 7
4 10 (13.51%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.05%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (10.81%) MVC
2 8 (10.81%) CRM
3 7 (9.46%) Migration
3 7 (9.46%) ITIL
4 5 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.41%) High Availability
5 4 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (5.41%) Manual Testing
6 3 (4.05%) OOD
6 3 (4.05%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (4.05%) Software Engineering
6 3 (4.05%) Scrum
7 2 (2.70%) Change Management
7 2 (2.70%) Service Management
7 2 (2.70%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (2.70%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (2.70%) Data Transformation
7 2 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.32%) SQL
2 10 (13.51%) JavaScript
3 9 (12.16%) C#
4 3 (4.05%) VB
5 2 (2.70%) VBA
5 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
2 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.76%) MCSE
4 4 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (5.41%) MCITP
5 3 (4.05%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.05%) Degree
5 3 (4.05%) ISEB
6 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.35%) CISSP
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.35%) CCNP
6 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 20 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.81%) vSphere
3 6 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.41%) ISA Server
4 4 (5.41%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.35%) XenApp
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) SCCM
2 5 (6.76%) WSUS
3 1 (1.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (16.22%) VMware
2 6 (8.11%) Cisco
3 5 (6.76%) HP
4 4 (5.41%) Altiris
4 4 (5.41%) Avaya
4 4 (5.41%) Polycom
5 3 (4.05%) Dell
5 3 (4.05%) Mitel
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle
6 2 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.70%) Sophos
6 2 (2.70%) Remedy
6 2 (2.70%) Qualys
7 1 (1.35%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.35%) McAfee
7 1 (1.35%) Citrix
7 1 (1.35%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.35%) Adobe
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