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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 191 174 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.94% 11.89% 11.29%
As % of the Vendors category 27.84% 28.06% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 75 111
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £128 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 20
Average hourly rate £10.50 £17.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.02 £9.85 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £45.00 £26.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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
686 620 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 42.88% 42.35% 39.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 329 327
Average daily rate £338 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £224 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 32
Average hourly rate £10.50 £17.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.06 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £20.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +1 110 £300 -7.69% 93
Bradford +10 35 £400 +28.00% 12
Wakefield +3 12 - - 6
Halifax -8 9 £384 +39.54% 7
Huddersfield +2 1 - - 4
Ilkley - - - -
Batley - - - -
Bingley - - - -
Castleford - - - - 1
Cleckheaton - - - -
Dewsbury - - - - 2
Wetherby - - - - 2
Otley - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 126 (37.84%) Windows
2 119 (35.74%) MS Excel
3 105 (31.53%) Active Directory
4 85 (25.53%) SQL Server
5 70 (21.02%) .NET
6 63 (18.92%) SQL
7 59 (17.72%) MS Exchange
8 58 (17.42%) C#
8 58 (17.42%) Finance
9 57 (17.12%) MS Office
10 45 (13.51%) VMware
10 45 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
11 41 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 39 (11.71%) SharePoint
13 37 (11.11%) Web Services
13 37 (11.11%) Oracle
14 35 (10.51%) ASP.NET
15 31 (9.31%) ITIL
15 31 (9.31%) Windows Server 2003
15 31 (9.31%) Exchange Server 2010
16 30 (9.01%) Windows 7
17 27 (8.11%) SCCM
17 27 (8.11%) .NET Framework
18 26 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
18 26 (7.81%) Migration
19 25 (7.51%) Visual Studio
20 23 (6.91%) SQL Server 2008
20 23 (6.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 22 (6.61%) WCF
21 22 (6.61%) SAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (17.72%) MS Exchange
2 39 (11.71%) SharePoint
3 31 (9.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (4.50%) IIS
6 13 (3.90%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (3.60%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (3.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (3.00%) Lync
10 8 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (2.40%) Oracle Service Bus
11 7 (2.10%) CMS
11 7 (2.10%) SAS
11 7 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.80%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.60%) WorkSite
14 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 119 (35.74%) MS Excel
2 57 (17.12%) MS Office
3 16 (4.80%) MS Project
4 11 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.70%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.80%) InfoPath
7 5 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.60%) SPSS
9 1 (0.30%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 8 (2.40%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.90%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.60%) SaaS
3 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.61%) SAN
2 14 (4.20%) Internet
3 10 (3.00%) LAN
3 10 (3.00%) WAN
3 10 (3.00%) DNS
3 10 (3.00%) Firewall
4 9 (2.70%) DHCP
4 9 (2.70%) VPN
5 7 (2.10%) Unified Communications
5 7 (2.10%) FTP
5 7 (2.10%) S/MIME
6 6 (1.80%) NAS
6 6 (1.80%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.20%) Intranet
7 4 (1.20%) Wireless
8 3 (0.90%) SSL
9 2 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.60%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.60%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (25.53%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 23 (6.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (5.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (4.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.50%) OLAP
9 4 (1.20%) SQLite
9 4 (1.20%) EDRMS
9 4 (1.20%) MS Access
10 3 (0.90%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.90%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 3 (0.90%) MySQL
11 2 (0.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 2 (0.60%) QlikView
11 2 (0.60%) IDOL
11 2 (0.60%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (7.51%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (2.40%) Hudson
5 5 (1.50%) MSTest
6 3 (0.90%) Selenium
7 2 (0.60%) JIRA
7 2 (0.60%) Subversion
7 2 (0.60%) JUnit
7 2 (0.60%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.30%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.30%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.30%) NUnit
8 1 (0.30%) Firebug
8 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.30%) WebDriver
General
1 58 (17.42%) Finance
2 15 (4.50%) Banking
3 13 (3.90%) Retail
4 7 (2.10%) Legal
5 6 (1.80%) Advertising
6 5 (1.50%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.50%) Marketing
7 4 (1.20%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.60%) Back Office
8 2 (0.60%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 77 (23.12%) Analyst
2 62 (18.62%) Developer
3 17 (5.11%) Service Analyst
3 17 (5.11%) Administrator
3 17 (5.11%) .NET Developer
3 17 (5.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 16 (4.80%) Architect
4 16 (4.80%) Support Engineer
5 13 (3.90%) Project Manager
6 12 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (3.00%) Exchange Engineer
9 9 (2.70%) Test Analyst
9 9 (2.70%) Consultant
9 9 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (2.70%) Software Manager
10 8 (2.40%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (2.40%) SQL Developer
10 8 (2.40%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (21.02%) .NET
2 37 (11.11%) Web Services
3 35 (10.51%) ASP.NET
4 27 (8.11%) .NET Framework
5 22 (6.61%) WCF
6 17 (5.11%) XML
7 12 (3.60%) HTML
8 11 (3.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 11 (3.30%) CSS
9 9 (2.70%) Middleware
10 8 (2.40%) WinForms
11 7 (2.10%) jQuery
12 6 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (1.80%) LINQ
13 5 (1.50%) Ajax
13 5 (1.50%) WPF
13 5 (1.50%) Oracle Fusion
14 4 (1.20%) RESTful
14 4 (1.20%) JSON
14 4 (1.20%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 6 (1.80%) iPhone
3 6 (1.80%) N-Tier
4 5 (1.50%) iPad
4 5 (1.50%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.50%) NHS
5 4 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.90%) Clustering
7 2 (0.60%) Online Games
7 2 (0.60%) Wiki
7 2 (0.60%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.60%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.60%) Statistics
7 2 (0.60%) PDA
7 2 (0.60%) PMI
7 2 (0.60%) Replication
7 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 126 (37.84%) Windows
2 41 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (9.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (9.01%) Windows 7
5 20 (6.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (4.80%) UNIX
7 8 (2.40%) Linux
7 8 (2.40%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.80%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.80%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (1.20%) CentOS
9 4 (1.20%) VMS
9 4 (1.20%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.60%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.30%) Android
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (9.31%) ITIL
3 26 (7.81%) Migration
4 21 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (5.71%) Service Management
5 19 (5.71%) Project Management
6 15 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (4.20%) MVC
8 12 (3.60%) Change Management
9 11 (3.30%) Workflow
9 11 (3.30%) PRINCE2
9 11 (3.30%) SOA
9 11 (3.30%) Unit Testing
10 10 (3.00%) Scrum
11 9 (2.70%) Analytics
11 9 (2.70%) Configuration Management
11 9 (2.70%) ETL
11 9 (2.70%) Data Modelling
11 9 (2.70%) CRM
12 8 (2.40%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 63 (18.92%) SQL
2 58 (17.42%) C#
3 15 (4.50%) VB.NET
3 15 (4.50%) PowerShell
4 14 (4.20%) T-SQL
5 13 (3.90%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.80%) VBA
6 6 (1.80%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.50%) Objective-C
7 5 (1.50%) Java
7 5 (1.50%) C++
8 4 (1.20%) VB
9 3 (0.90%) C
9 3 (0.90%) Perl
9 3 (0.90%) PHP
9 3 (0.90%) Python
10 2 (0.60%) Ruby
10 2 (0.60%) Delphi
11 1 (0.30%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 13 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.10%) Degree
4 6 (1.80%) ISEB
4 6 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.50%) MCSE
5 5 (1.50%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.20%) CCNA
6 4 (1.20%) MCSA
7 3 (0.90%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.60%) CCNP
9 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.30%) MCP
9 1 (0.30%) PMP
9 1 (0.30%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.30%) QA
2 9 (2.70%) SLA
3 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 105 (31.53%) Active Directory
2 26 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.50%) vSphere
4 13 (3.90%) VMware ESX
5 11 (3.30%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.50%) XenApp
7 4 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.60%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.60%) Xen
8 2 (0.60%) UAG
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.30%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 27 (8.11%) SCCM
2 13 (3.90%) SCOM
3 7 (2.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 7 (2.10%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.90%) SCDPM
4 3 (0.90%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (0.90%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.60%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.30%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.30%) WSUS
6 1 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.30%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.30%) Cacti
6 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (13.51%) VMware
2 37 (11.11%) Oracle
3 19 (5.71%) HP
4 18 (5.41%) Cisco
4 18 (5.41%) Symantec
5 16 (4.80%) NetApp
6 14 (4.20%) IBM
7 11 (3.30%) Citrix
7 11 (3.30%) EMC
8 10 (3.00%) Remedy
9 8 (2.40%) Google
9 8 (2.40%) Perforce
10 7 (2.10%) Dell
10 7 (2.10%) Postini
11 6 (1.80%) Lotus
11 6 (1.80%) Sophos
12 4 (1.20%) Kofax
13 3 (0.90%) Splunk
13 3 (0.90%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.90%) SolarWinds
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