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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 337 189 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.87% 11.30% 12.83%
As % of the Vendors category 35.66% 26.29% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 97 86
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 31
Average hourly rate £11.50 £10.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £18.08 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Microsoft
Yorkshire

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
945 719 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 41.69% 43.00% 42.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 396 339
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 42
Average hourly rate £13.60 £10.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.47% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.17 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.04 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +3 242 £350 +23.34% 77
Bradford +2 62 £350 +3.70% 11
Halifax 0 8 £356 -1.79% 1
Huddersfield +1 4 £245 -42.35% 3
Wakefield -3 2 - - 3
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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.

1 257 (40.73%) SQL
2 233 (36.93%) SQL Server
3 204 (32.33%) MS Excel
4 186 (29.48%) Windows
5 142 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
6 124 (19.65%) .NET
7 115 (18.23%) VMware
8 110 (17.43%) T-SQL
9 106 (16.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 103 (16.32%) Active Directory
11 96 (15.21%) Finance
12 93 (14.74%) Business Intelligence
12 93 (14.74%) ITIL
13 90 (14.26%) MS Office
14 89 (14.10%) Team Foundation Server
15 80 (12.68%) IIS
16 73 (11.57%) Data Warehouse
17 72 (11.41%) VMware Infrastructure
18 67 (10.62%) SQL Server 2012
18 67 (10.62%) Oracle
18 67 (10.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 65 (10.30%) Microsoft Certification
20 64 (10.14%) C#
21 55 (8.72%) Visual Studio
22 54 (8.56%) Data Modelling
23 52 (8.24%) CRM
23 52 (8.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 45 (7.13%) MS Exchange
24 45 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
25 44 (6.97%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 80 (12.68%) IIS
2 45 (7.13%) MS Exchange
3 41 (6.50%) SharePoint
4 21 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 17 (2.69%) Apache
5 17 (2.69%) Tomcat
5 17 (2.69%) SAS
6 16 (2.54%) Jetty
6 16 (2.54%) nginx
6 16 (2.54%) Lync
7 11 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.48%) CMS
11 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 204 (32.33%) MS Excel
2 90 (14.26%) MS Office
3 28 (4.44%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (2.38%) MS Project
6 6 (0.95%) PowerPivot
7 5 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.48%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.32%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.32%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.32%) XMetaL
9 2 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.32%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.16%) QuarkXPress
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.16%) InDesign
10 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 32 (5.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (2.38%) Google App Engine
3 15 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (1.43%) Office 365
5 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.16%) PaaS
6 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.97%) DNS
2 34 (5.39%) TCP/IP
3 30 (4.75%) DHCP
4 25 (3.96%) LAN
4 25 (3.96%) WAN
5 18 (2.85%) SSL
6 17 (2.69%) SAN
7 16 (2.54%) HTTP
8 15 (2.38%) FTP
8 15 (2.38%) IPsec
9 14 (2.22%) Internet
10 12 (1.90%) Firewall
11 11 (1.74%) Unified Communications
12 9 (1.43%) VPN
12 9 (1.43%) DMZ
13 7 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (0.95%) Extranet
14 6 (0.95%) Intranet
15 5 (0.79%) VoIP
16 4 (0.63%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (36.93%) SQL Server
2 106 (16.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 73 (11.57%) Data Warehouse
4 67 (10.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 67 (10.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 52 (8.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 44 (6.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 23 (3.65%) Oracle Database
8 20 (3.17%) MS Access
9 18 (2.85%) OLAP
10 13 (2.06%) MongoDB
11 12 (1.90%) Relational Database
11 12 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (1.74%) Data Mining
13 8 (1.27%) Oracle OLAP
14 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (0.79%) OLAP Cube
16 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Power View
17 3 (0.48%) MySQL
17 3 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 89 (14.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 55 (8.72%) Visual Studio
3 35 (5.55%) NUnit
4 29 (4.60%) Selenium
5 18 (2.85%) Rhino Mocks
6 17 (2.69%) Jenkins
7 14 (2.22%) Toad
8 10 (1.58%) Appium
9 8 (1.27%) eggPlant
9 8 (1.27%) ERwin
10 6 (0.95%) JMeter
11 5 (0.79%) Axure RP
11 5 (0.79%) JIRA
11 5 (0.79%) Git (software)
12 4 (0.63%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.48%) Subversion
14 1 (0.16%) Maven
14 1 (0.16%) JUnit
14 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
General
1 96 (15.21%) Finance
2 19 (3.01%) Law
3 15 (2.38%) Legal
4 11 (1.74%) Retail
5 10 (1.58%) Banking
5 10 (1.58%) Back Office
6 7 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.11%) Marketing
7 5 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.79%) Advertising
8 3 (0.48%) Publishing
9 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.32%) Electronics
9 2 (0.32%) Billing
9 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 174 (27.58%) Analyst
2 126 (19.97%) Developer
3 48 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 46 (7.29%) Test Analyst
5 38 (6.02%) Business Analyst
6 35 (5.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 33 (5.23%) Architect
8 31 (4.91%) Support Analyst
9 30 (4.75%) Data Analyst
10 29 (4.60%) DBA
10 29 (4.60%) SQL Developer
11 24 (3.80%) Administrator
12 23 (3.65%) .NET Developer
13 21 (3.33%) SQL DBA
14 20 (3.17%) Service Desk Analyst
14 20 (3.17%) Service Analyst
15 19 (3.01%) Business Developer
16 18 (2.85%) Consultant
17 17 (2.69%) Tester
17 17 (2.69%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (19.65%) .NET
2 34 (5.39%) ASP.NET
3 30 (4.75%) CSS
3 30 (4.75%) jQuery
4 29 (4.60%) HTML
5 25 (3.96%) .NET Framework
6 24 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web API
7 23 (3.65%) Entity Framework
7 23 (3.65%) XML
8 22 (3.49%) JSON
9 20 (3.17%) NHibernate
10 18 (2.85%) MDX
10 18 (2.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 17 (2.69%) J2EE
12 16 (2.54%) Servlets
13 14 (2.22%) Web Services
14 7 (1.11%) ASP.NET 2.0
15 5 (0.79%) WCF
15 5 (0.79%) SOAP
15 5 (0.79%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.65%) Data Centre
3 21 (3.33%) NHS
4 20 (3.17%) Visualisation
5 18 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.38%) Clustering
7 12 (1.90%) Blackberry
8 10 (1.58%) Replication
9 6 (0.95%) E-Learning
9 6 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.79%) Data Integration
10 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.63%) FMCG
11 4 (0.63%) iPhone
11 4 (0.63%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.63%) CMDB
12 3 (0.48%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.48%) PDA
12 3 (0.48%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 186 (29.48%) Windows
2 43 (6.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (6.66%) Windows 7
4 37 (5.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (5.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (4.91%) Linux
7 18 (2.85%) Windows XP
8 13 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.90%) UNIX
9 12 (1.90%) SUSE
10 8 (1.27%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.63%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.63%) AIX
11 4 (0.63%) Solaris
11 4 (0.63%) zOS
12 3 (0.48%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.48%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.16%) MVS
14 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (14.74%) ITIL
2 93 (14.74%) Business Intelligence
3 54 (8.56%) Data Modelling
4 52 (8.24%) CRM
5 45 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (6.66%) MVC
7 41 (6.50%) Test Scripting
8 40 (6.34%) Project Management
9 38 (6.02%) TDD
10 37 (5.86%) ETL
11 36 (5.71%) E-Commerce
12 35 (5.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 34 (5.39%) Unit Testing
14 33 (5.23%) Migration
15 32 (5.07%) SDLC
16 31 (4.91%) Data Analysis
16 31 (4.91%) Configuration Management
17 27 (4.28%) DevOps
18 25 (3.96%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 257 (40.73%) SQL
2 110 (17.43%) T-SQL
3 64 (10.14%) C#
4 40 (6.34%) PowerShell
5 37 (5.86%) JavaScript
6 30 (4.75%) PL/SQL
7 22 (3.49%) Java
8 17 (2.69%) VB
9 11 (1.74%) C++
10 7 (1.11%) VBA
11 5 (0.79%) Python
11 5 (0.79%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 5 (0.79%) C
12 3 (0.48%) PHP
13 2 (0.32%) Ruby
13 2 (0.32%) Delphi
13 2 (0.32%) Perl
13 2 (0.32%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.16%) VBScript
14 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 65 (10.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (5.71%) MCSE
3 30 (4.75%) MCITP
4 28 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 22 (3.49%) Security Cleared
6 16 (2.54%) ISEB
7 9 (1.43%) MCP
7 9 (1.43%) SC Cleared
8 8 (1.27%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.27%) MCDST
9 6 (0.95%) CIPD
9 6 (0.95%) Degree
9 6 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.79%) MCT
10 5 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.63%) CCNA
12 3 (0.48%) MOS
12 3 (0.48%) MCSA
12 3 (0.48%) CCNP
13 1 (0.16%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.65%) QA
2 20 (3.17%) SLA
3 17 (2.69%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 103 (16.32%) Active Directory
2 72 (11.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.33%) vSphere
4 17 (2.69%) VMware Server
5 15 (2.38%) Xen
6 8 (1.27%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.11%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.63%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.63%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.48%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.48%) XenApp
9 3 (0.48%) vCloud
10 2 (0.32%) UAG
10 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.16%) XenServer
11 1 (0.16%) Firmware
11 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 26 (4.12%) SCCM
2 11 (1.74%) Puppet
3 10 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.43%) SCOM
5 5 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.48%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.48%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.32%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.16%) yum
8 1 (0.16%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.16%) Nagios
8 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.16%) WSUS
8 1 (0.16%) logstash
8 1 (0.16%) Opsview
8 1 (0.16%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 115 (18.23%) VMware
2 67 (10.62%) Oracle
3 38 (6.02%) Cisco
4 23 (3.65%) Citrix
5 22 (3.49%) EMC
6 19 (3.01%) Google
7 10 (1.58%) Tableau
7 10 (1.58%) HP
7 10 (1.58%) NetApp
8 7 (1.11%) Computacenter
9 6 (0.95%) Informatica
10 5 (0.79%) Trillium
10 5 (0.79%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.63%) F5
11 4 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (0.63%) SAP
12 3 (0.48%) Siebel
12 3 (0.48%) Adobe
12 3 (0.48%) Amdocs
12 3 (0.48%) Nokia
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