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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 2 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 25.00% 7.41% 10.34%
As % of the Vendors category 61.54% 22.22% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate £300 £113 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+166.66% -79.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.40 - £10.15
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.72 - £10.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.08 - £10.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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 Wakefield region.

Vendors Category
Wakefield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
13 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 40.63% 33.33% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 8
Average daily rate £350 £163 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+115.38% -45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £113 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £294 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.30 - £10.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wakefield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Wakefield region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) Driving Licence
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (23.08%) SLA
4 3 (23.08%) PHP
4 3 (23.08%) .NET
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
4 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 3 (23.08%) Information Security
4 3 (23.08%) InfoPath
4 3 (23.08%) CCTV
5 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) Web Design
6 1 (7.69%) Grunt
6 1 (7.69%) TypeScript
6 1 (7.69%) Bower
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (7.69%) gulp

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (7.69%) Node.js
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) InfoPath
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Biml
3 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Bower
2 1 (7.69%) Grunt
2 1 (7.69%) gulp
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) General Ledger
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Field Support Technician
2 3 (23.08%) Support Technician
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Report Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js
3 1 (7.69%) COM
3 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (7.69%) LESS
3 1 (7.69%) RESTful
3 1 (7.69%) Sass
3 1 (7.69%) SignalR
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Driving Licence
2 3 (23.08%) CCTV
3 1 (7.69%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Information Security
1 3 (23.08%) Service Management
2 2 (15.38%) CRM
2 2 (15.38%) Web Design
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) ETL
3 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) VMware