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 26 July 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 15 7 10
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 189 295 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 9.27% 13.79% 9.42%
As % of the Vendors category 27.23% 34.38% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 183 92
Median daily rate £350 £335 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £215 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 22
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £11.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -2.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £8.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £18.65 £23.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
694 858 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 34.05% 40.09% 39.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 529 384
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 33 33
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £10.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +94.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.43 £8.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 26 July 2016.

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
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 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -15 113 £350 +4.47% 68
Bradford +1 30 £380 +26.66% 12
Wakefield +4 18 £350 +211.11% 8
Halifax +3 8 £342 +0.44% 2
Bingley - 2 - -
Brighouse - 1 - -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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.

1 132 (32.59%) SQL
1 132 (32.59%) SQL Server
2 130 (32.10%) MS Excel
3 128 (31.60%) Windows
4 85 (20.99%) Active Directory
5 77 (19.01%) Windows Server
6 71 (17.53%) Finance
7 70 (17.28%) VMware
8 60 (14.81%) MS Office
9 57 (14.07%) .NET
10 56 (13.83%) Business Intelligence
11 49 (12.10%) Oracle
12 47 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (11.60%) VMware Infrastructure
13 44 (10.86%) CRM
14 43 (10.62%) SharePoint
15 42 (10.37%) Microsoft Azure
16 41 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
17 40 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
18 39 (9.63%) T-SQL
19 37 (9.14%) Firewall
20 34 (8.40%) Cisco
20 34 (8.40%) Dynamics CRM
21 32 (7.90%) ITIL
21 32 (7.90%) Office 365
22 31 (7.65%) C#
23 30 (7.41%) Citrix
24 29 (7.16%) ETL
24 29 (7.16%) PowerShell
25 28 (6.91%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 43 (10.62%) SharePoint
2 27 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 20 (4.94%) IIS
4 13 (3.21%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.72%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.47%) Tomcat
7 9 (2.22%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.73%) SAS
9 7 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.48%) Jetty
10 6 (1.48%) nginx
11 5 (1.23%) Apache
11 5 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.99%) CloudStack
12 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.99%) JBoss
12 4 (0.99%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 130 (32.10%) MS Excel
2 60 (14.81%) MS Office
3 23 (5.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 23 (5.68%) MS Project
4 13 (3.21%) InfoPath
5 11 (2.72%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.49%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 34 (8.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.25%) Aligne
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) Maximo
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 42 (10.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (7.90%) Office 365
3 15 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.23%) Google App Engine
4 5 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.49%) PaaS
5 2 (0.49%) SaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (9.14%) Firewall
2 26 (6.42%) Network Security
3 25 (6.17%) WAN
4 24 (5.93%) LAN
5 22 (5.43%) SAN
6 20 (4.94%) DNS
7 16 (3.95%) DHCP
8 14 (3.46%) Reverse Proxy
9 13 (3.21%) TCP/IP
10 12 (2.96%) FTP
10 12 (2.96%) VPN
11 10 (2.47%) MPLS
12 9 (2.22%) Internet
13 6 (1.48%) HTTP
13 6 (1.48%) SSL
14 5 (1.23%) BGP
14 5 (1.23%) DSL
14 5 (1.23%) Intranet
14 5 (1.23%) Kerberos
14 5 (1.23%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (32.59%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (6.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 24 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (4.44%) MS Access
8 17 (4.20%) Data Mining
9 14 (3.46%) SQL Server 2014
10 11 (2.72%) MySQL
11 10 (2.47%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (1.98%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.73%) Big Data
14 6 (1.48%) DB2
15 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
16 3 (0.74%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.22%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.73%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.48%) JIRA
5 5 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.23%) Subversion
6 4 (0.99%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.49%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.49%) MSI
7 2 (0.49%) Selenium
7 2 (0.49%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.25%) ERwin
8 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.25%) NUnit
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.25%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.25%) VersionOne
General
1 71 (17.53%) Finance
2 16 (3.95%) Legal
3 15 (3.70%) Banking
4 13 (3.21%) Advertising
5 8 (1.98%) Retail
6 7 (1.73%) Games
7 6 (1.48%) Law
7 6 (1.48%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.99%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.99%) iGaming
8 4 (0.99%) Publishing
9 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.49%) Marketing
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 86 (21.23%) Analyst
2 74 (18.27%) Developer
3 34 (8.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
5 26 (6.42%) Architect
6 22 (5.43%) Consultant
7 21 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 20 (4.94%) Administrator
9 18 (4.44%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (4.20%) Business Analyst
11 15 (3.70%) .NET Developer
12 14 (3.46%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (3.46%) SQL Developer
12 14 (3.46%) Technical Leader
13 13 (3.21%) DBA
13 13 (3.21%) Server Engineer
13 13 (3.21%) Support Engineer
14 11 (2.72%) Technical Architect
15 10 (2.47%) Support Analyst
15 10 (2.47%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (14.07%) .NET
2 23 (5.68%) HTML
3 19 (4.69%) CSS
4 17 (4.20%) ASP.NET
5 10 (2.47%) Servlets
6 9 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (2.22%) MDX
6 9 (2.22%) Velocity
7 8 (1.98%) HTML5
7 8 (1.98%) WCF
8 7 (1.73%) Web Services
8 7 (1.73%) XML
9 6 (1.48%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
10 5 (1.23%) CSS3
10 5 (1.23%) J2EE
10 5 (1.23%) jQuery
10 5 (1.23%) Middleware
10 5 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.99%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.95%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.46%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.21%) Clustering
5 11 (2.72%) Algorithms
6 7 (1.73%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.48%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (1.48%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.23%) CCTV
8 5 (1.23%) e-Learning
8 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Licensing
8 5 (1.23%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.23%) User Experience
8 5 (1.23%) Video Editing
8 5 (1.23%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.99%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.99%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.99%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 128 (31.60%) Windows
2 77 (19.01%) Windows Server
3 40 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (5.68%) Windows 7
6 22 (5.43%) Linux
7 21 (5.19%) Unix
8 18 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (2.22%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.48%) Android
10 6 (1.48%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.48%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.23%) AIX
11 5 (1.23%) HPUX
11 5 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.23%) SUSE
12 3 (0.74%) Solaris
12 3 (0.74%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (13.83%) Business Intelligence
2 47 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (10.86%) CRM
4 32 (7.90%) ITIL
5 29 (7.16%) ETL
6 28 (6.91%) Migration
7 24 (5.93%) Project Management
7 24 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (5.43%) MVC
9 19 (4.69%) Enterprise Architecture
10 18 (4.44%) Data Modelling
10 18 (4.44%) Web Development
11 16 (3.95%) Problem Management
12 14 (3.46%) Vulnerability Management
13 13 (3.21%) Analytics
13 13 (3.21%) Unit Testing
14 12 (2.96%) ERP
14 12 (2.96%) Information Security
14 12 (2.96%) Waterfall
15 11 (2.72%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 132 (32.59%) SQL
2 39 (9.63%) T-SQL
3 31 (7.65%) C#
4 29 (7.16%) PowerShell
5 20 (4.94%) Java
6 19 (4.69%) JavaScript
7 15 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 15 (3.70%) VBA
8 14 (3.46%) PHP
9 13 (3.21%) C++
10 6 (1.48%) VB
11 3 (0.74%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.74%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.49%) Perl
13 1 (0.25%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.25%) Python
13 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (3.46%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (3.46%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.47%) CCNA
2 10 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (1.73%) CISSP
3 7 (1.73%) MCSE
4 5 (1.23%) CCDA
4 5 (1.23%) CCNP
4 5 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.99%) CCA
5 4 (0.99%) CCIE
5 4 (0.99%) CISA
5 4 (0.99%) CISM
5 4 (0.99%) Degree
5 4 (0.99%) MCSA
5 4 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.74%) ISEB
6 3 (0.74%) MCP
7 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.96%) QA
2 9 (2.22%) SLA
3 7 (1.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.23%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (20.99%) Active Directory
2 47 (11.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.47%) Xen
5 7 (1.73%) vSphere
6 6 (1.48%) VMware Server
6 6 (1.48%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.23%) KVM
8 4 (0.99%) XenApp
9 3 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.25%) vCloud
11 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (5.68%) SCCM
2 15 (3.70%) SCOM
3 5 (1.23%) vMotion
4 4 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (0.99%) Opsview
5 2 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.49%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.49%) WSUS
6 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.25%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.25%) SCSM
6 1 (0.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 70 (17.28%) VMware
2 49 (12.10%) Oracle
3 34 (8.40%) Cisco
4 30 (7.41%) Citrix
5 21 (5.19%) HP
6 15 (3.70%) Intel Security
7 13 (3.21%) Informatica
8 11 (2.72%) Dell
9 9 (2.22%) SAP
10 8 (1.98%) IBM
10 8 (1.98%) NetApp
11 6 (1.48%) Google
11 6 (1.48%) Sybase
12 5 (1.23%) Adobe
12 5 (1.23%) Apple
12 5 (1.23%) iManage
12 5 (1.23%) NETGEAR
12 5 (1.23%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.23%) Remedy
12 5 (1.23%) SonicWALL
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