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 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 13.79% 11.11% 27.27%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 27.27% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £225 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £10.30 £10.15 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -7.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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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
12 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 41.38% 40.74% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
Average daily rate £225 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Average hourly rate £10.30 £10.15 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 1 April 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 4 (44.44%) MS Office
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Visualisation
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) Lync
3 2 (22.22%) Office 365
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Multimedia
3 2 (22.22%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 2 (22.22%) VBA
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) NHS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Lync
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) VoIP
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) FileMaker
General
1 2 (22.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Web Developer
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Database Developer
1 2 (22.22%) Rollout Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Visualisation
1 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
1 2 (22.22%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) iPhone
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Statistical Analysis
1 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) UML
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
1 2 (22.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) BMC
2 1 (11.11%) Apple