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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 273 166 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.75% 9.33% 10.38%
As % of the Vendors category 31.67% 23.95% 25.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 87 56
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £150 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 24
Average hourly rate £13.60 £11.00 £12.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.59% -11.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £9.10 £8.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £15.45 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
862 693 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 43.43% 38.95% 40.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 445 241
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 41
Average hourly rate £16.72 £11.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.39% -22.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £8.58 £8.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +7 178 £325 - 99
Bradford +9 58 £325 +36.84% 16
Halifax -6 6 £370 +23.33% 6
Wakefield +3 2 £113 -79.54% 4
Dewsbury +2 2 - - 2
Huddersfield +5 1 £180 -20.00% 1
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 194 (38.57%) MS Excel
2 156 (31.01%) SQL
3 137 (27.24%) SQL Server
4 126 (25.05%) Windows
5 110 (21.87%) .NET
6 105 (20.87%) Finance
7 101 (20.08%) MS Office
8 94 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
9 78 (15.51%) Business Intelligence
10 77 (15.31%) ITIL
11 75 (14.91%) C#
12 71 (14.12%) VMware
13 69 (13.72%) Oracle
14 67 (13.32%) Active Directory
15 57 (11.33%) Data Warehouse
16 55 (10.93%) SharePoint
17 54 (10.74%) CRM
18 52 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 50 (9.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 48 (9.54%) ASP.NET
21 44 (8.75%) JavaScript
21 44 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
21 44 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
22 41 (8.15%) NHS
23 38 (7.55%) Windows 7
24 37 (7.36%) T-SQL
24 37 (7.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 36 (7.16%) HTML
26 35 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
27 34 (6.76%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 55 (10.93%) SharePoint
2 34 (6.76%) MS Exchange
3 32 (6.36%) IIS
4 17 (3.38%) WebSphere
5 15 (2.98%) SAS
6 13 (2.58%) Tomcat
7 12 (2.39%) Apache
7 12 (2.39%) Jetty
7 12 (2.39%) nginx
8 11 (2.19%) Lync
9 10 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (1.19%) Oracle BPEL
12 6 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 194 (38.57%) MS Excel
2 101 (20.08%) MS Office
3 16 (3.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.58%) MS Project
5 11 (2.19%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (1.19%) InDesign
6 6 (1.19%) Photoshop
6 6 (1.19%) Adobe Captivate
6 6 (1.19%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 34 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (3.78%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.80%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.60%) Exstream
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.20%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.37%) Office 365
2 13 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.39%) Google App Engine
3 12 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (2.39%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.36%) DNS
2 26 (5.17%) DHCP
3 22 (4.37%) TCP/IP
4 17 (3.38%) VPN
5 16 (3.18%) FTP
6 15 (2.98%) SSL
7 13 (2.58%) Intranet
8 12 (2.39%) HTTP
8 12 (2.39%) LAN
8 12 (2.39%) IPsec
9 11 (2.19%) WAN
9 11 (2.19%) SAN
10 6 (1.19%) Internet
10 6 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (0.99%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.99%) Wireless
11 5 (0.99%) SMTP
12 4 (0.80%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.80%) Firewall
12 4 (0.80%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (27.24%) SQL Server
2 57 (11.33%) Data Warehouse
3 52 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (9.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (7.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 22 (4.37%) Relational Database
7 18 (3.58%) OLAP
8 17 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (2.98%) MS Access
10 14 (2.78%) Oracle Database
11 13 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.99%) Oracle ODI
13 8 (1.59%) Oracle OLAP
14 6 (1.19%) QlikView
14 6 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
14 6 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (1.19%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.19%) OLAP Cube
15 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 32 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (4.57%) Visual Studio
3 15 (2.98%) Selenium
4 14 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
5 12 (2.39%) NUnit
6 11 (2.19%) Rhino Mocks
6 11 (2.19%) Hudson
7 7 (1.39%) JIRA
8 6 (1.19%) Subversion
8 6 (1.19%) SpecFlow
9 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.99%) Axure RP
9 5 (0.99%) MSI
10 4 (0.80%) JMeter
11 3 (0.60%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
13 1 (0.20%) JUnit
13 1 (0.20%) InstallShield
General
1 105 (20.87%) Finance
2 23 (4.57%) Banking
3 22 (4.37%) Retail
4 15 (2.98%) Legal
5 14 (2.78%) Law
6 7 (1.39%) Advertising
6 7 (1.39%) Publishing
7 5 (0.99%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.80%) Games
8 4 (0.80%) Marketing
9 3 (0.60%) Interactive Media
9 3 (0.60%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.60%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.60%) Back Office
10 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.40%) Billing
11 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (24.45%) Analyst
2 112 (22.27%) Developer
3 32 (6.36%) Architect
4 28 (5.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 27 (5.37%) SQL Developer
6 26 (5.17%) Test Analyst
7 25 (4.97%) Business Analyst
7 25 (4.97%) .NET Developer
8 22 (4.37%) Service Analyst
9 21 (4.17%) Project Manager
9 21 (4.17%) Consultant
9 21 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
10 20 (3.98%) Support Analyst
11 16 (3.18%) Administrator
12 15 (2.98%) Data Analyst
13 14 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
13 14 (2.78%) Support Engineer
14 13 (2.58%) Business Developer
15 12 (2.39%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (21.87%) .NET
2 48 (9.54%) ASP.NET
3 36 (7.16%) HTML
4 27 (5.37%) CSS
5 26 (5.17%) XML
6 24 (4.77%) Web Services
6 24 (4.77%) jQuery
7 18 (3.58%) .NET Framework
7 18 (3.58%) ASP.NET Web API
8 17 (3.38%) Entity Framework
9 16 (3.18%) JSON
10 13 (2.58%) J2EE
11 12 (2.39%) Servlets
11 12 (2.39%) NHibernate
12 11 (2.19%) MDX
12 11 (2.19%) Hibernate
12 11 (2.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 10 (1.99%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 10 (1.99%) Middleware
14 9 (1.79%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.15%) NHS
2 25 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (2.98%) Open Source
4 10 (1.99%) User Experience
4 10 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.59%) Reference Data
6 7 (1.39%) Data Integration
6 7 (1.39%) Replication
6 7 (1.39%) E-Learning
6 7 (1.39%) PDA
7 6 (1.19%) Blackberry
8 5 (0.99%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.80%) iPhone
9 4 (0.80%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.80%) Learning Management System
9 4 (0.80%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.60%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.60%) Physics
10 3 (0.60%) Clustering
10 3 (0.60%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 126 (25.05%) Windows
2 38 (7.55%) Windows 7
3 35 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (6.36%) Linux
5 22 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (3.78%) Windows XP
7 18 (3.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (3.18%) UNIX
9 8 (1.59%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.19%) Android
11 5 (0.99%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.80%) SUSE
12 4 (0.80%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.80%) zOS
12 4 (0.80%) AIX
12 4 (0.80%) Solaris
13 2 (0.40%) Debian
13 2 (0.40%) CentOS
13 2 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (15.51%) Business Intelligence
3 77 (15.31%) ITIL
4 54 (10.74%) CRM
5 44 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (6.56%) Unit Testing
7 32 (6.36%) Project Management
8 31 (6.16%) Configuration Management
9 30 (5.96%) MVC
9 30 (5.96%) ETL
10 26 (5.17%) PRINCE2
11 23 (4.57%) Migration
11 23 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
13 21 (4.17%) SOA
14 18 (3.58%) Data Modelling
14 18 (3.58%) TDD
15 16 (3.18%) Scrum
15 16 (3.18%) Software Engineering
15 16 (3.18%) OO
Programming Languages
1 156 (31.01%) SQL
2 75 (14.91%) C#
3 44 (8.75%) JavaScript
4 37 (7.36%) T-SQL
5 28 (5.57%) Java
6 12 (2.39%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.19%) PL/SQL
8 10 (1.99%) VB
9 8 (1.59%) VBA
10 7 (1.39%) Python
11 5 (0.99%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 3 (0.60%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.40%) Perl
13 2 (0.40%) C
13 2 (0.40%) C++
14 1 (0.20%) PHP
14 1 (0.20%) RPG
14 1 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (4.77%) Security Cleared
2 17 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (3.38%) ISEB
3 16 (3.18%) Degree
4 10 (1.99%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.99%) MCP
7 5 (0.99%) MCSE
7 5 (0.99%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.80%) MCDST
9 3 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.60%) CCNA
9 3 (0.60%) APMP
9 3 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.40%) MCITP
10 2 (0.40%) MCSA
10 2 (0.40%) HND
11 1 (0.20%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.77%) SLA
2 16 (3.18%) QA
3 15 (2.98%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) HL7
5 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) P3O
System Software
1 67 (13.32%) Active Directory
2 44 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.39%) Hyper-V
3 12 (2.39%) Xen
4 10 (1.99%) VMware Server
5 7 (1.39%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.99%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.80%) XenApp
7 4 (0.80%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.80%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.60%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.60%) vSphere
9 2 (0.40%) UAG
9 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 17 (3.38%) SCCM
2 8 (1.59%) Puppet
3 7 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.99%) SCOM
4 5 (0.99%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.80%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.80%) Ansible
6 3 (0.60%) TeamSite
6 3 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.40%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.40%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.40%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.20%) Netcool
8 1 (0.20%) Nagios
8 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.20%) WSUS
8 1 (0.20%) Opsview
8 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 71 (14.12%) VMware
2 69 (13.72%) Oracle
3 27 (5.37%) Cisco
4 22 (4.37%) HP
4 22 (4.37%) Citrix
5 16 (3.18%) IBM
6 14 (2.78%) Adobe
7 12 (2.39%) Google
8 10 (1.99%) Perforce
8 10 (1.99%) Trillium
9 8 (1.59%) SAP
10 7 (1.39%) LANDesk
11 5 (0.99%) SonicWALL
12 4 (0.80%) Infor
12 4 (0.80%) F5
12 4 (0.80%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.80%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.80%) Amdocs
12 4 (0.80%) Remedy
13 3 (0.60%) Lotus
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £270 - £310 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £13 - £18 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £230 - £270 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Dewsbury
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago
Bradford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Leeds
Modis International - London
Posted: 27 days ago