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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 191 175 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.56% 12.04% 11.46%
As % of the Vendors category 27.05% 28.88% 28.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 81 109
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £116 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £420 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 23
Average hourly rate £10.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.01 £9.85 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £45.00 £21.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
706 606 767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 42.74% 41.68% 40.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 317 347
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 33
Average hourly rate £10.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.08 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £21.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 0 116 £300 -7.69% 75
Bradford +9 31 £388 +10.71% 16
Wakefield +3 11 - - 4
Halifax -11 9 £384 +39.54% 3
Huddersfield +3 2 - - 6
Dewsbury - 1 - - 1
Batley - - - -
Ilkley - - - -
Brighouse - - - - 1
Castleford - - - - 2
Cleckheaton - - - - 1
Wetherby - - - - 2
Otley - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 128 (37.76%) Windows
2 120 (35.40%) MS Excel
3 98 (28.91%) Active Directory
4 83 (24.48%) SQL Server
5 70 (20.65%) .NET
6 62 (18.29%) C#
7 60 (17.70%) SQL
8 59 (17.40%) MS Office
8 59 (17.40%) MS Exchange
9 55 (16.22%) Finance
10 47 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
11 44 (12.98%) SharePoint
12 39 (11.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 37 (10.91%) ASP.NET
13 37 (10.91%) Web Services
13 37 (10.91%) VMware
14 36 (10.62%) Oracle
15 35 (10.32%) Windows 7
16 29 (8.55%) ITIL
16 29 (8.55%) Migration
16 29 (8.55%) Exchange Server 2010
17 28 (8.26%) Visual Studio
17 28 (8.26%) Windows Server 2003
17 28 (8.26%) .NET Framework
18 25 (7.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 24 (7.08%) HP
20 23 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
20 23 (6.78%) WCF
20 23 (6.78%) SCCM
21 22 (6.49%) SAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 59 (17.40%) MS Exchange
2 44 (12.98%) SharePoint
3 29 (8.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (4.42%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (4.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 13 (3.83%) Lync
7 11 (3.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (2.95%) CMS
9 8 (2.36%) IIS
9 8 (2.36%) Oracle Service Bus
9 8 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (2.06%) SAS
10 7 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.88%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.59%) WorkSite
13 2 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 120 (35.40%) MS Excel
2 59 (17.40%) MS Office
3 17 (5.01%) MS Project
4 12 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.77%) InfoPath
6 5 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.47%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.36%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (2.36%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.88%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.59%) Office 365
2 2 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.49%) SAN
2 14 (4.13%) VPN
3 12 (3.54%) Firewall
4 11 (3.24%) WAN
4 11 (3.24%) Internet
5 10 (2.95%) LAN
5 10 (2.95%) DNS
6 9 (2.65%) DHCP
7 8 (2.36%) TCP/IP
8 7 (2.06%) FTP
8 7 (2.06%) Wireless
8 7 (2.06%) Unified Communications
8 7 (2.06%) S/MIME
9 6 (1.77%) Intranet
10 5 (1.47%) MPLS
10 5 (1.47%) IPsec
11 3 (0.88%) SSL
12 2 (0.59%) DSL
12 2 (0.59%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (24.48%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (3.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (1.77%) EDRMS
8 6 (1.77%) MySQL
8 6 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.18%) MS Access
9 4 (1.18%) OLAP
9 4 (1.18%) SQLite
10 3 (0.88%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 2 (0.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 2 (0.59%) QlikView
11 2 (0.59%) IDOL
12 1 (0.29%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 28 (8.26%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.65%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (2.36%) Hudson
5 5 (1.47%) MSTest
6 3 (0.88%) Selenium
7 2 (0.59%) JUnit
7 2 (0.59%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.59%) Subversion
7 2 (0.59%) JIRA
8 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.29%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.29%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.29%) NUnit
8 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.29%) Firebug
8 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
General
1 55 (16.22%) Finance
2 16 (4.72%) Banking
3 14 (4.13%) Retail
4 8 (2.36%) Advertising
5 7 (2.06%) Legal
6 6 (1.77%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.47%) Marketing
7 5 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.88%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.59%) Local Government
9 2 (0.59%) Back Office
9 2 (0.59%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
10 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 76 (22.42%) Analyst
2 63 (18.58%) Developer
3 18 (5.31%) Support Engineer
4 17 (5.01%) Service Analyst
4 17 (5.01%) .NET Developer
4 17 (5.01%) Service Desk Analyst
5 16 (4.72%) Project Manager
6 15 (4.42%) Architect
7 14 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (3.54%) Administrator
8 12 (3.54%) Consultant
9 11 (3.24%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (2.95%) Software Manager
11 9 (2.65%) Exchange Engineer
11 9 (2.65%) IT Support
11 9 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (2.65%) Test Analyst
11 9 (2.65%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (2.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 9 (2.65%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (20.65%) .NET
2 37 (10.91%) ASP.NET
2 37 (10.91%) Web Services
3 28 (8.26%) .NET Framework
4 23 (6.78%) WCF
5 18 (5.31%) XML
6 16 (4.72%) HTML
7 14 (4.13%) CSS
8 11 (3.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 9 (2.65%) Middleware
10 8 (2.36%) WinForms
11 7 (2.06%) LINQ
11 7 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (1.77%) jQuery
12 6 (1.77%) WF
13 5 (1.47%) Oracle Fusion
13 5 (1.47%) Ajax
13 5 (1.47%) XMPP
14 4 (1.18%) JSON
14 4 (1.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.95%) Blackberry
3 6 (1.77%) N-Tier
3 6 (1.77%) iPhone
4 5 (1.47%) iPad
4 5 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.47%) Clustering
5 4 (1.18%) NHS
5 4 (1.18%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.59%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.59%) Online Games
6 2 (0.59%) PMI
6 2 (0.59%) Replication
6 2 (0.59%) PDA
6 2 (0.59%) Statistics
6 2 (0.59%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.29%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.29%) Wiki
7 1 (0.29%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 128 (37.76%) Windows
2 39 (11.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (10.32%) Windows 7
4 28 (8.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (5.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (4.42%) UNIX
7 9 (2.65%) Windows 8
8 8 (2.36%) Linux
9 6 (1.77%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.77%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (1.47%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.18%) VMS
11 4 (1.18%) CentOS
12 2 (0.59%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (8.55%) Migration
2 29 (8.55%) ITIL
3 23 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (6.19%) Project Management
5 20 (5.90%) Service Management
6 16 (4.72%) MVC
7 14 (4.13%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (3.83%) Change Management
9 12 (3.54%) PRINCE2
9 12 (3.54%) CRM
9 12 (3.54%) Workflow
10 10 (2.95%) Scrum
10 10 (2.95%) Configuration Management
10 10 (2.95%) Unit Testing
11 9 (2.65%) Data Modelling
11 9 (2.65%) OO
12 8 (2.36%) SOA
12 8 (2.36%) ETL
12 8 (2.36%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (18.29%) C#
2 60 (17.70%) SQL
3 17 (5.01%) VB.NET
3 17 (5.01%) PowerShell
4 15 (4.42%) JavaScript
5 14 (4.13%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.77%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.47%) Objective-C
7 5 (1.47%) Java
7 5 (1.47%) C++
8 4 (1.18%) PHP
8 4 (1.18%) VB
8 4 (1.18%) VBA
9 3 (0.88%) Python
9 3 (0.88%) Perl
9 3 (0.88%) C
10 2 (0.59%) Delphi
10 2 (0.59%) Ruby
11 1 (0.29%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 14 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.77%) ISEB
3 6 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (1.77%) Degree
4 5 (1.47%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.47%) MCSE
5 4 (1.18%) MCSA
5 4 (1.18%) CCNA
5 4 (1.18%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.88%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.59%) MCP
7 2 (0.59%) CCNP
8 1 (0.29%) CCA
8 1 (0.29%) CISSP
8 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.54%) QA
2 8 (2.36%) SLA
3 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 98 (28.91%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.42%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.24%) vSphere
5 7 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.06%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.47%) Xen
6 5 (1.47%) XenApp
7 3 (0.88%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.59%) UAG
8 2 (0.59%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.29%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 23 (6.78%) SCCM
2 9 (2.65%) SCOM
3 7 (2.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (0.88%) SCDPM
4 3 (0.88%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.88%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.88%) WSUS
5 2 (0.59%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.59%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.29%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.29%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.29%) Cacti
6 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 37 (10.91%) VMware
2 36 (10.62%) Oracle
3 24 (7.08%) HP
4 21 (6.19%) Cisco
5 19 (5.60%) NetApp
6 13 (3.83%) Citrix
6 13 (3.83%) Symantec
7 12 (3.54%) IBM
8 10 (2.95%) Remedy
9 9 (2.65%) EMC
10 8 (2.36%) Perforce
10 8 (2.36%) Google
11 7 (2.06%) Dell
11 7 (2.06%) Postini
12 6 (1.77%) Kofax
12 6 (1.77%) Sophos
13 3 (0.88%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.88%) Lotus
13 3 (0.88%) Veeam
13 3 (0.88%) SolarWinds
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