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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 217 275 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.25% 12.56% 11.05%
As % of the Vendors category 32.68% 33.70% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 150 101
Median daily rate £365 £346 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% +10.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £220 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 16
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.75 £13.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.25% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.98 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.50 £20.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +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
664 816 668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 43.60% 37.26% 37.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 457 384
Median daily rate £410 £385 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 47 21
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.25% +22.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.49 £9.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.88 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 7 December 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
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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 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 +1 158 £355 -2.06% 57
Bradford -1 16 £375 +7.14% 6
Wakefield 0 12 £263 +16.66% 9
Huddersfield +6 8 £355 +61.36% 1
Halifax +1 2 £350 +4.94% 1
Brighouse - 2 - - 1
Castleford - 2 £150 -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 129 (29.38%) MS Excel
2 126 (28.70%) SQL Server
3 125 (28.47%) SQL
4 105 (23.92%) Windows
5 92 (20.96%) Active Directory
6 62 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
6 62 (14.12%) MS Office
7 61 (13.90%) VMware
8 60 (13.67%) .NET
8 60 (13.67%) Windows Server
9 57 (12.98%) Microsoft Azure
10 56 (12.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 54 (12.30%) SharePoint
12 53 (12.07%) ITIL
13 51 (11.62%) Finance
14 47 (10.71%) C#
15 44 (10.02%) Cisco
15 44 (10.02%) Migration
15 44 (10.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 43 (9.79%) T-SQL
16 43 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
17 42 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
18 38 (8.66%) Firewall
18 38 (8.66%) Project Management
19 36 (8.20%) CRM
19 36 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
20 34 (7.74%) PowerShell
20 34 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
21 33 (7.52%) ETL
21 33 (7.52%) 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 54 (12.30%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.33%) IIS
3 18 (4.10%) MS Exchange
4 14 (3.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (2.73%) Skype for Business
6 9 (2.05%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (1.59%) SAS
9 5 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.68%) CMS
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.68%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.46%) Apache
11 2 (0.46%) CloudStack
11 2 (0.46%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 129 (29.38%) MS Excel
2 62 (14.12%) MS Office
3 20 (4.56%) MS Project
4 12 (2.73%) InfoPath
5 7 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (7.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.23%) Primavera
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 57 (12.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (5.69%) Office 365
3 16 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (1.82%) IaaS
5 8 (1.82%) PaaS
6 7 (1.59%) SaaS
7 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.23%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.23%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.66%) Firewall
2 28 (6.38%) DNS
2 28 (6.38%) LAN
3 27 (6.15%) WAN
4 21 (4.78%) Network Security
5 17 (3.87%) DHCP
6 14 (3.19%) TCP/IP
7 13 (2.96%) MPLS
7 13 (2.96%) Reverse Proxy
8 12 (2.73%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (2.73%) VPN
9 11 (2.51%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (2.51%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (2.51%) Internet
9 11 (2.51%) NetScaler
9 11 (2.51%) SAN
10 7 (1.59%) FCoE
10 7 (1.59%) NX-OS
11 6 (1.37%) Wireless
12 5 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (28.70%) SQL Server
2 56 (12.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (10.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (7.52%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (7.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 29 (6.61%) SQL Server 2014
7 22 (5.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (5.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (2.96%) MS Access
8 13 (2.96%) MySQL
9 9 (2.05%) Power BI
10 8 (1.82%) QlikView
11 7 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.37%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.14%) Big Data
13 5 (1.14%) Data Mining
13 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.14%) Relational Database
13 5 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (4.33%) Visual Studio
2 17 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.59%) JIRA
4 6 (1.37%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (1.14%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.14%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.91%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.68%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.46%) JMeter
8 2 (0.46%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.46%) MSI
8 2 (0.46%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.23%) GoCD
9 1 (0.23%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.23%) Selenium
9 1 (0.23%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.23%) Subversion
9 1 (0.23%) WinRunner
General
1 51 (11.62%) Finance
2 33 (7.52%) Advertising
3 14 (3.19%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.59%) Legal
4 7 (1.59%) Retail
5 6 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.14%) Games
7 4 (0.91%) Local Government
8 3 (0.68%) Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Billing
9 2 (0.46%) iGaming
9 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.46%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) Law
10 1 (0.23%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (22.32%) Developer
2 85 (19.36%) Analyst
3 37 (8.43%) Architect
4 33 (7.52%) SQL Developer
5 23 (5.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 22 (5.01%) Consultant
6 22 (5.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (4.78%) .NET Developer
7 21 (4.78%) Project Manager
8 20 (4.56%) Support Analyst
9 18 (4.10%) SSIS Developer
9 18 (4.10%) Technical Leader
10 17 (3.87%) DBA
11 16 (3.64%) T-SQL Developer
12 13 (2.96%) 1st Line Support
12 13 (2.96%) Administrator
12 13 (2.96%) Service Analyst
12 13 (2.96%) Service Desk Analyst
12 13 (2.96%) Support Engineer
13 12 (2.73%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (13.67%) .NET
2 19 (4.33%) ASP.NET
2 19 (4.33%) Web Services
3 13 (2.96%) CSS
3 13 (2.96%) XML
4 12 (2.73%) .NET Framework
4 12 (2.73%) SOAP
5 10 (2.28%) HTML
6 8 (1.82%) MDX
6 8 (1.82%) REST
7 7 (1.59%) Ajax
7 7 (1.59%) COM
7 7 (1.59%) WCF
8 6 (1.37%) jQuery
8 6 (1.37%) JSON
8 6 (1.37%) XSLT
9 5 (1.14%) ActiveX
9 5 (1.14%) ADO
9 5 (1.14%) DAO
9 5 (1.14%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.01%) Data Centre
3 13 (2.96%) Driving Licence
4 11 (2.51%) Enterprise Storage
4 11 (2.51%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.28%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.28%) Visualisation
6 8 (1.82%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.59%) User Experience
8 6 (1.37%) CCTV
9 5 (1.14%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Licensing
10 4 (0.91%) NHS
11 3 (0.68%) Data Conversion
11 3 (0.68%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.68%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.68%) PKI
11 3 (0.68%) Replication
11 3 (0.68%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 105 (23.92%) Windows
2 60 (13.67%) Windows Server
3 36 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (5.69%) Windows 7
5 23 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (4.10%) Linux
7 12 (2.73%) Unix
8 11 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.59%) Android
11 5 (1.14%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.46%) Solaris
12 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.23%) AIX
13 1 (0.23%) HPUX
13 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.23%) SUSE
13 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
2 53 (12.07%) ITIL
3 44 (10.02%) Migration
4 42 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (8.66%) Project Management
6 36 (8.20%) CRM
7 33 (7.52%) ETL
8 26 (5.92%) Data Modelling
9 23 (5.24%) MVC
10 20 (4.56%) DevOps
11 17 (3.87%) Service Management
11 17 (3.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (3.64%) Enterprise Architecture
13 15 (3.42%) Information Security
13 15 (3.42%) Load Balancing
13 15 (3.42%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (3.42%) Web Development
14 14 (3.19%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (3.19%) PRINCE2
15 13 (2.96%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (28.47%) SQL
2 47 (10.71%) C#
3 43 (9.79%) T-SQL
4 34 (7.74%) PowerShell
5 16 (3.64%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.05%) PHP
6 9 (2.05%) VBA
7 8 (1.82%) Java
8 7 (1.59%) VB
8 7 (1.59%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.37%) C++
9 6 (1.37%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.14%) Python
10 5 (1.14%) Ruby
10 5 (1.14%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.46%) C
12 2 (0.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.46%) R
12 2 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (4.10%) Degree
3 13 (2.96%) CCNA
4 12 (2.73%) MCSE
5 11 (2.51%) CCNP
6 10 (2.28%) Security Cleared
7 8 (1.82%) MCITP
8 7 (1.59%) CCDA
8 7 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.37%) CCIE
9 6 (1.37%) CISSP
9 6 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.14%) MCP
11 4 (0.91%) CCA
11 4 (0.91%) ISEB
11 4 (0.91%) MCDBA
11 4 (0.91%) MCTS
12 3 (0.68%) MCDST
12 3 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.87%) SLA
2 9 (2.05%) QA
3 6 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.68%) HL7
4 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
System Software
1 92 (20.96%) Active Directory
2 43 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.42%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.82%) vSphere
5 7 (1.59%) Docker
5 7 (1.59%) VMware Server
6 6 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.91%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.68%) Xen
8 3 (0.68%) XenApp
9 2 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.46%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.46%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.46%) vCloud
9 2 (0.46%) VMware GSX
10 1 (0.23%) KVM
10 1 (0.23%) OpenSIPS
10 1 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (6.61%) SCCM
2 21 (4.78%) SCOM
3 9 (2.05%) Puppet
4 7 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.14%) vMotion
6 4 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.68%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.68%) WSUS
8 2 (0.46%) Ansible
8 2 (0.46%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.23%) Opsview
9 1 (0.23%) Packer
9 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.23%) Terraform
9 1 (0.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 61 (13.90%) VMware
2 44 (10.02%) Cisco
3 29 (6.61%) Citrix
4 22 (5.01%) Oracle
5 15 (3.42%) Dell
6 13 (2.96%) HP
6 13 (2.96%) Intel Security
7 12 (2.73%) Brocade
8 10 (2.28%) Tableau
9 9 (2.05%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.82%) F5
10 8 (1.82%) SAP
11 7 (1.59%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.59%) Cognos
12 6 (1.37%) SonicWALL
13 5 (1.14%) Atlassian
13 5 (1.14%) NetApp
13 5 (1.14%) NETGEAR
14 4 (0.91%) Splunk
15 3 (0.68%) Nintex
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