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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Yorkshire / Wakefield
Rank 1 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 36.36% 11.11% 25.00%
As % of the Vendors category 66.67% 25.00% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 1
Median daily rate £313 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £10.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +40.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
24 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 54.55% 44.44% 55.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 4
Median daily rate £400 £213 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £208 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £395 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.14 £14.50 £10.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% +40.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wakefield region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wakefield region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 10 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 8 (30.77%) SLA
3 6 (23.08%) Skype for Business
3 6 (23.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (19.23%) Windows
4 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
4 5 (19.23%) CRM
4 5 (19.23%) SQL
4 5 (19.23%) MS Office
4 5 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
5 4 (15.38%) HTML
5 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 4 (15.38%) .NET
5 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
6 3 (11.54%) Office 365
6 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (11.54%) Skype
6 3 (11.54%) AirWatch
6 3 (11.54%) Driving Licence
6 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
6 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (11.54%) Service Management
6 3 (11.54%) Android
6 3 (11.54%) SCCM
6 3 (11.54%) SCOM
7 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 6 (23.08%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (23.08%) Skype for Business
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.85%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
1 5 (19.23%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Skype
2 2 (7.69%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) Intranet
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) Power BI
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) IT Trainer
3 3 (11.54%) Trainer
4 2 (7.69%) CRM Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Field Support Technician
4 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Support Technician
5 1 (3.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Support
5 1 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Power BI Developer
5 1 (3.85%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (3.85%) SSAS Developer
5 1 (3.85%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (3.85%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
1 4 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) MDX
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Driving Licence
2 2 (7.69%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Android
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) CRM
2 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (11.54%) Service Management
3 2 (7.69%) Coaching
3 2 (7.69%) ETL
3 2 (7.69%) Information Security
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (3.85%) Data Management
4 1 (3.85%) Data Mapping
4 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.85%) ERP
4 1 (3.85%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (3.85%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.85%) Presales
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.69%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) C++
3 2 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) MCDST
2 1 (3.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) AirWatch
1 3 (11.54%) SCCM
1 3 (11.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) MuleSoft