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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 17.86% 20.00% 26.67%
As % of the Vendors category 35.71% 33.33% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £10.30 £11.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.77% -10.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
14 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 50.00% 60.00% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Average daily rate £213 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £375 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £10.30 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.77% -6.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 7 (43.75%) Driving Licence
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) Service Management
3 5 (31.25%) Information Security
3 5 (31.25%) CCTV
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) SLA
4 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (18.75%) MS Office
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
5 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (12.50%) MCP
6 2 (12.50%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) NHS
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (6.25%) Intranet
7 1 (6.25%) Internet
7 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (6.25%) Symantec
7 1 (6.25%) Remedy
7 1 (6.25%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) Biml
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Bower
1 1 (6.25%) Grunt
1 1 (6.25%) gulp
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Field Support Technician
1 5 (31.25%) Support Technician
2 3 (18.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Database Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
2 1 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (6.25%) LESS
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) Sass
2 1 (6.25%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Driving Licence
2 5 (31.25%) CCTV
3 2 (12.50%) NHS
4 1 (6.25%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
2 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
1 6 (37.50%) Service Management
2 5 (31.25%) Information Security
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) ETL
3 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
3 1 (6.25%) Information Management
3 1 (6.25%) MVC
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) MCDST
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Remedy
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec
3 1 (6.25%) VMware