The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Wakefield 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 - 3 2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 0 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield - 15.00% 28.57%
As % of the Vendors category - 75.00% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.18% -0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £9.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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 Wakefield region.

Vendors Category
Wakefield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 19.05% 20.00% 53.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate £305 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 - £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £9.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+344.44% -38.98%
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 Wakefield

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

Microsoft
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) MCDST
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Lync
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (50.00%) Lync
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCDST
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix