The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Yorkshire region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 199 141 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.04% 10.64% 10.03%
As % of the Vendors category 26.75% 26.65% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 64 82
Average daily rate £325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -3.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £139 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 12
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £12.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -3.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £8.76 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £18.20 £15.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
744 529 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 41.26% 39.92% 42.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 223 331
Average daily rate £350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £426 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 42 31
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.76 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £34.00 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
Yorkshire

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 April 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
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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -3 148 £325 +4.41% 83
Halifax -4 11 £350 -9.67% 9
Bradford -1 9 £238 -5.00% 14
Wakefield -3 3 £550 +46.66% 4
Pudsey - 3 £300 -
Huddersfield -6 1 £225 +7.14% 9
Bingley - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 2
Brighouse - - - -
Castleford - - - - 1
Cleckheaton - - - -
Ossett - - - -
Otley - - - -
Pontefract - - - - 1
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 156 (43.45%) Windows
2 122 (33.98%) MS Excel
3 119 (33.15%) SQL Server
4 95 (26.46%) SQL
5 78 (21.73%) .NET
5 78 (21.73%) MS Office
6 63 (17.55%) Active Directory
7 62 (17.27%) C#
8 53 (14.76%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (14.48%) MS Exchange
10 48 (13.37%) Windows 7
11 47 (13.09%) Migration
12 39 (10.86%) ASP.NET
13 38 (10.58%) T-SQL
14 36 (10.03%) CRM
15 35 (9.75%) SharePoint
15 35 (9.75%) VMware
15 35 (9.75%) Windows Server 2008
15 35 (9.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 34 (9.47%) Finance
17 33 (9.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 32 (8.91%) Dynamics CRM
19 31 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
20 30 (8.36%) Oracle
21 29 (8.08%) SQL Server 2008
22 25 (6.96%) Project Management
22 25 (6.96%) MS Project
22 25 (6.96%) ITIL
23 24 (6.69%) Visual Studio
23 24 (6.69%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 52 (14.48%) MS Exchange
2 35 (9.75%) SharePoint
3 22 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (3.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 13 (3.62%) CMS
6 12 (3.34%) Lync
7 10 (2.79%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (2.23%) IIS
9 7 (1.95%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (1.67%) IBM Notes
10 6 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.11%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.56%) LiveCycle
12 2 (0.56%) nginx
12 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.28%) WorkSite
Applications
1 122 (33.98%) MS Excel
2 78 (21.73%) MS Office
3 25 (6.96%) MS Project
4 12 (3.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (2.79%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.11%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.84%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.28%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.28%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 32 (8.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.56%) Office 365
3 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.13%) SAN
2 17 (4.74%) DNS
3 15 (4.18%) TCP/IP
4 14 (3.90%) VPN
4 14 (3.90%) DHCP
4 14 (3.90%) Firewall
5 11 (3.06%) Internet
6 10 (2.79%) Wireless
7 8 (2.23%) MPLS
7 8 (2.23%) IPsec
8 6 (1.67%) WAN
9 5 (1.39%) LAN
10 4 (1.11%) Intranet
10 4 (1.11%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.84%) VLAN
11 3 (0.84%) NAS
11 3 (0.84%) DSL
11 3 (0.84%) FTP
11 3 (0.84%) SSL
12 2 (0.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (33.15%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (9.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (8.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (4.18%) MySQL
6 13 (3.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (3.34%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.23%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.11%) EDRMS
11 4 (1.11%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.11%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.56%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.56%) DTS
13 2 (0.56%) Oracle9i Database
13 2 (0.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 24 (6.69%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.11%) InstallShield
3 4 (1.11%) JIRA
3 4 (1.11%) NUnit
3 4 (1.11%) PhoneGap
4 3 (0.84%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.56%) Maven
5 2 (0.56%) Subversion
5 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.28%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.28%) MSTest
6 1 (0.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.28%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.28%) MSI
General
1 34 (9.47%) Finance
2 14 (3.90%) Banking
3 13 (3.62%) Retail
4 8 (2.23%) Legal
5 6 (1.67%) Publishing
6 5 (1.39%) Advertising
7 4 (1.11%) Local Government
8 3 (0.84%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.28%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 75 (20.89%) Developer
2 71 (19.78%) Analyst
3 29 (8.08%) Administrator
4 25 (6.96%) DBA
5 18 (5.01%) .NET Developer
5 18 (5.01%) SQL DBA
6 17 (4.74%) Service Desk Analyst
6 17 (4.74%) Service Analyst
7 16 (4.46%) Architect
8 14 (3.90%) Project Manager
8 14 (3.90%) Test Analyst
9 12 (3.34%) Business Analyst
10 11 (3.06%) Consultant
10 11 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (2.79%) SQL Server DBA
11 10 (2.79%) Senior Developer
11 10 (2.79%) Microsoft Developer
12 9 (2.51%) CRM Developer
12 9 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 9 (2.51%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (21.73%) .NET
2 39 (10.86%) ASP.NET
3 22 (6.13%) HTML
3 22 (6.13%) WCF
4 20 (5.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 17 (4.74%) CSS
6 16 (4.46%) Web Services
6 16 (4.46%) WPF
7 11 (3.06%) WinForms
7 11 (3.06%) Middleware
8 9 (2.51%) jQuery
8 9 (2.51%) XML
9 8 (2.23%) XMPP
10 7 (1.95%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.95%) LINQ
10 7 (1.95%) HTML5
11 6 (1.67%) Ajax
11 6 (1.67%) LINQ to SQL
12 4 (1.11%) Classic ASP
12 4 (1.11%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.41%) Clustering
2 13 (3.62%) NHS
3 12 (3.34%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.51%) Data Integration
5 8 (2.23%) Semantic Web
6 7 (1.95%) Statistics
7 6 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.39%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.11%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (1.11%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.11%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.84%) Replication
11 2 (0.56%) VLE
11 2 (0.56%) Open Source
11 2 (0.56%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.56%) PKI
12 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.28%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 156 (43.45%) Windows
2 48 (13.37%) Windows 7
3 35 (9.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (6.13%) Windows XP
6 21 (5.85%) UNIX
7 13 (3.62%) Linux
8 12 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.23%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.11%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.11%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (1.11%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.84%) CentOS
12 3 (0.84%) AIX
13 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.28%) Android
14 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (14.76%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (13.09%) Migration
3 36 (10.03%) CRM
4 25 (6.96%) Project Management
4 25 (6.96%) ITIL
5 24 (6.69%) MVC
6 19 (5.29%) Data Modelling
6 19 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (4.46%) OO
8 14 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (3.90%) PRINCE2
8 14 (3.90%) Business Analysis
8 14 (3.90%) TDD
9 13 (3.62%) Data Analysis
9 13 (3.62%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (3.34%) OOP
10 12 (3.34%) Scrum
11 11 (3.06%) Data Migration
11 11 (3.06%) Asset Management
11 11 (3.06%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (26.46%) SQL
2 62 (17.27%) C#
3 38 (10.58%) T-SQL
4 18 (5.01%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.06%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.06%) VB.NET
6 10 (2.79%) VB
7 9 (2.51%) PHP
7 9 (2.51%) Java
8 8 (2.23%) C++
8 8 (2.23%) C
9 6 (1.67%) VB6
10 4 (1.11%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.11%) Perl
10 4 (1.11%) XAML
11 3 (0.84%) VBA
12 2 (0.56%) COBOL
12 2 (0.56%) Ruby
13 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (2.79%) ISEB
2 10 (2.79%) MCSE
3 8 (2.23%) Degree
4 5 (1.39%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.39%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.84%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.84%) MCP
6 3 (0.84%) MCSA
7 2 (0.56%) CCNA
8 1 (0.28%) MOS
8 1 (0.28%) MCITP
8 1 (0.28%) MCDST
8 1 (0.28%) CCDE
8 1 (0.28%) VCDX
8 1 (0.28%) CCDA
8 1 (0.28%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.41%) SLA
2 18 (5.01%) QA
3 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (17.55%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.46%) vSphere
2 16 (4.46%) Hyper-V
3 14 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.23%) Xen
6 7 (1.95%) XenApp
6 7 (1.95%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.39%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.39%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.84%) UAG
10 2 (0.56%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 21 (5.85%) SCCM
2 6 (1.67%) SCOM
3 5 (1.39%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.56%) Puppet
5 2 (0.56%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.56%) WSUS
5 2 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.56%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.28%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.28%) Cacti
6 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (9.75%) VMware
2 30 (8.36%) Oracle
3 23 (6.41%) HP
3 23 (6.41%) Cisco
4 21 (5.85%) Citrix
5 13 (3.62%) EMC
6 11 (3.06%) IBM
7 10 (2.79%) NetApp
7 10 (2.79%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.67%) Lotus
9 5 (1.39%) Remedy
10 4 (1.11%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.11%) Dell
10 4 (1.11%) Kofax
10 4 (1.11%) Sencha
10 4 (1.11%) Percona
11 3 (0.84%) Splunk
11 3 (0.84%) Symantec
11 3 (0.84%) Adobe
12 2 (0.56%) SAP
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £16 - £24 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £225.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £800 - £900 per day + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + 9 month contracts
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Blue Town Online
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £11.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £349 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Huddersfield
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 28 days ago