The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 202 205 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.93% 10.63% 13.25%
As % of the Vendors category 33.11% 29.84% 34.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 117 152
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 14
Median hourly rate £11.13 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.83% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £9.67 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.64 £45.00 £16.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Vendors Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
610 687 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 42.07% 35.61% 38.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 406 435
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 19
Median hourly rate £11.13 £15.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.22% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.48 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.82 £45.50 £14.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +4 144 £340 -9.33% 56
Wakefield +1 13 £275 - 9
Bradford +2 10 £365 +4.28% 18
Huddersfield +4 9 £355 +61.36% 3
Halifax +9 4 £375 +12.44% 6
Brighouse - 1 - -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 126 (29.58%) MS Excel
2 121 (28.40%) SQL Server
3 120 (28.17%) SQL
4 116 (27.23%) Windows
5 93 (21.83%) Active Directory
6 64 (15.02%) MS Office
7 61 (14.32%) VMware
7 61 (14.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 61 (14.32%) Windows Server
8 60 (14.08%) Business Intelligence
9 58 (13.62%) Microsoft Azure
10 57 (13.38%) .NET
11 54 (12.68%) ITIL
12 52 (12.21%) SharePoint
12 52 (12.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 45 (10.56%) Migration
14 43 (10.09%) Project Management
15 42 (9.86%) T-SQL
16 41 (9.62%) Finance
17 40 (9.39%) SQL Server 2012
18 39 (9.15%) CRM
18 39 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
19 38 (8.92%) C#
20 37 (8.69%) ETL
21 36 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
21 36 (8.45%) Dynamics CRM
22 35 (8.22%) Cisco
23 34 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
24 33 (7.75%) Windows Server 2012
24 33 (7.75%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 52 (12.21%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.69%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.76%) IIS
4 12 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 12 (2.82%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
6 7 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.17%) SAS
9 4 (0.94%) Apache
9 4 (0.94%) CMS
10 3 (0.70%) Plone
10 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.70%) SilverStripe
10 3 (0.70%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.47%) CloudStack
11 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 126 (29.58%) MS Excel
2 64 (15.02%) MS Office
3 21 (4.93%) MS Project
4 7 (1.64%) InfoPath
5 5 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 36 (8.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.23%) Primavera
4 1 (0.23%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 58 (13.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.40%) Office 365
3 14 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.58%) IaaS
4 11 (2.58%) PaaS
5 10 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (2.35%) SaaS
6 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.23%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.23%) Heroku
6 1 (0.23%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.81%) DNS
2 24 (5.63%) Firewall
3 20 (4.69%) LAN
4 19 (4.46%) WAN
5 18 (4.23%) DHCP
6 15 (3.52%) SAN
7 14 (3.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (3.05%) TCP/IP
9 12 (2.82%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (2.82%) NetScaler
10 11 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (2.35%) Internet
11 10 (2.35%) Network Security
11 10 (2.35%) VPN
12 8 (1.88%) FCoE
12 8 (1.88%) MPLS
12 8 (1.88%) NX-OS
13 6 (1.41%) Intranet
13 6 (1.41%) Reverse Proxy
14 5 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (28.40%) SQL Server
2 61 (14.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 52 (12.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (9.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 33 (7.75%) Data Warehouse
6 32 (7.51%) SQL Server 2014
7 26 (6.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (5.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (3.29%) MS Access
10 11 (2.58%) MySQL
11 10 (2.35%) QlikView
12 8 (1.88%) Power BI
13 7 (1.64%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (1.41%) Big Data
14 6 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
16 4 (0.94%) Relational Database
16 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 20 (4.69%) Visual Studio
2 15 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.17%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.17%) JIRA
4 4 (0.94%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.94%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.70%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.70%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.47%) JMeter
6 2 (0.47%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.47%) MSI
7 1 (0.23%) Gatling
7 1 (0.23%) GoCD
7 1 (0.23%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.23%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.23%) WinRunner
General
1 41 (9.62%) Finance
2 30 (7.04%) Advertising
3 15 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.11%) Retail
5 7 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.94%) Local Government
6 4 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.70%) Banking
7 3 (0.70%) Games
7 3 (0.70%) Legal
8 2 (0.47%) Billing
8 2 (0.47%) Electronics
8 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.47%) Marketing
8 2 (0.47%) Publishing
9 1 (0.23%) Back Office
9 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 101 (23.71%) Developer
2 80 (18.78%) Analyst
3 43 (10.09%) Architect
4 38 (8.92%) SQL Developer
5 21 (4.93%) .NET Developer
5 21 (4.93%) Support Analyst
6 20 (4.69%) Consultant
6 20 (4.69%) DBA
6 20 (4.69%) SSIS Developer
7 19 (4.46%) Project Manager
8 18 (4.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 16 (3.76%) 1st Line Support
9 16 (3.76%) T-SQL Developer
10 15 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (3.52%) Service Analyst
10 15 (3.52%) Service Desk Analyst
10 15 (3.52%) SQL DBA
11 14 (3.29%) Administrator
11 14 (3.29%) Support Engineer
12 13 (3.05%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (13.38%) .NET
2 20 (4.69%) Web Services
3 16 (3.76%) CSS
4 14 (3.29%) ASP.NET
5 13 (3.05%) HTML
6 12 (2.82%) SOAP
6 12 (2.82%) XML
7 10 (2.35%) .NET Framework
8 8 (1.88%) REST
9 7 (1.64%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.64%) MDX
10 6 (1.41%) Ajax
10 6 (1.41%) JSON
10 6 (1.41%) XSLT
11 5 (1.17%) ActiveX
11 5 (1.17%) ADO
11 5 (1.17%) COM
11 5 (1.17%) WCF
11 5 (1.17%) WSDL
11 5 (1.17%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.57%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (2.58%) Driving Licence
4 11 (2.58%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.58%) Visualisation
5 10 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.35%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (1.64%) N-Tier
6 7 (1.64%) User Experience
7 6 (1.41%) Replication
8 5 (1.17%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.94%) CCTV
9 4 (0.94%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.94%) NHS
9 4 (0.94%) PKI
10 3 (0.70%) Data Conversion
10 3 (0.70%) Informatics
10 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Licensing
10 3 (0.70%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 116 (27.23%) Windows
2 61 (14.32%) Windows Server
3 33 (7.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (6.10%) Linux
4 26 (6.10%) Windows 7
5 22 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.82%) Unix
8 11 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.64%) Android
10 5 (1.17%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.94%) Solaris
12 3 (0.70%) SUSE
13 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.23%) CentOS
14 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (14.08%) Business Intelligence
2 54 (12.68%) ITIL
3 45 (10.56%) Migration
4 43 (10.09%) Project Management
5 39 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (9.15%) CRM
6 37 (8.69%) ETL
7 27 (6.34%) Data Modelling
8 21 (4.93%) DevOps
9 18 (4.23%) MVC
10 14 (3.29%) SOA
10 14 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (3.05%) Data Analysis
11 13 (3.05%) Load Balancing
11 13 (3.05%) SDLC
12 12 (2.82%) Business Analysis
12 12 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (2.82%) High Availability
12 12 (2.82%) PRINCE2
12 12 (2.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 120 (28.17%) SQL
2 42 (9.86%) T-SQL
3 38 (8.92%) C#
4 25 (5.87%) PowerShell
5 19 (4.46%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.58%) PHP
7 10 (2.35%) VBA
8 7 (1.64%) VB
9 6 (1.41%) C++
9 6 (1.41%) Java
9 6 (1.41%) Python
9 6 (1.41%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.41%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.17%) Ruby
11 4 (0.94%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.70%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.47%) C
13 2 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (0.47%) R
13 2 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (4.23%) Degree
3 15 (3.52%) MCSE
4 14 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.35%) CCNP
5 10 (2.35%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.11%) CCNA
6 9 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.64%) MCITP
8 6 (1.41%) CCDA
8 6 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.17%) CCIE
10 4 (0.94%) CCA
10 4 (0.94%) MCDBA
10 4 (0.94%) MCTS
11 3 (0.70%) MCP
11 3 (0.70%) RHCE
12 2 (0.47%) OCP
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.23%) SLA
2 7 (1.64%) QA
3 3 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.70%) HL7
4 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 93 (21.83%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.05%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.58%) vSphere
5 7 (1.64%) Docker
6 5 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.94%) Terminal Server
7 4 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.70%) vCloud
8 3 (0.70%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.70%) XenApp
8 3 (0.70%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.47%) VMware GSX
9 2 (0.47%) Xen
10 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.23%) NFS
10 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (4.69%) SCCM
2 13 (3.05%) SCOM
3 10 (2.35%) Puppet
4 8 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (1.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.70%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.70%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.70%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.70%) vMotion
7 3 (0.70%) WSUS
8 2 (0.47%) Ansible
8 2 (0.47%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.47%) Nagios
9 1 (0.23%) Packer
9 1 (0.23%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.23%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.23%) Terraform
9 1 (0.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 61 (14.32%) VMware
2 35 (8.22%) Cisco
3 26 (6.10%) Citrix
4 23 (5.40%) Oracle
5 17 (3.99%) HP
6 16 (3.76%) Brocade
7 15 (3.52%) Dell
8 9 (2.11%) F5
8 9 (2.11%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.11%) Tableau
9 8 (1.88%) CheckPoint
9 8 (1.88%) SAP
10 6 (1.41%) Cognos
10 6 (1.41%) Intel Security
11 5 (1.17%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.17%) EMC
12 4 (0.94%) Apple
12 4 (0.94%) SonicWALL
12 4 (0.94%) Splunk
12 4 (0.94%) Symantec
West Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £10 - £12 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Posted: 4 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £480 - £500 per day + depending on experience & negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Networkers
Rate: £9.31 - £11.30 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
People Source Consulting
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 7 days ago