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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 213 229 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.48% 12.97% 10.35%
As % of the Vendors category 28.71% 34.23% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 142 80
Average daily rate £336 £325 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £10.30 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.95 £13.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
742 669 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 36.50% 37.88% 40.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 435 347
Average daily rate £400 £363 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £455 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +27.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.79 £10.30 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.50 £23.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 150 £355 +9.23% 92
Bradford -1 29 £320 +5.78% 9
Wakefield +1 5 £350 -12.50% 4
Bingley - 5 £270 -
Huddersfield -1 4 £220 +22.22% 1
Dewsbury -1 1 - - 1
Halifax -8 1 - - 5
Castleford - 1 £175 - 1
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 168 (31.52%) SQL
2 160 (30.02%) Windows
3 156 (29.27%) MS Excel
4 140 (26.27%) SQL Server
5 121 (22.70%) Active Directory
6 110 (20.64%) Agile Software Development
7 100 (18.76%) .NET
8 92 (17.26%) Finance
9 89 (16.70%) VMware
10 84 (15.76%) MS Office
11 72 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
12 66 (12.38%) ITIL
13 65 (12.20%) T-SQL
14 64 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
15 58 (10.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 58 (10.88%) Team Foundation Server
16 56 (10.51%) Visual Studio
17 55 (10.32%) C#
17 55 (10.32%) Windows Server
18 50 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
18 50 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
19 47 (8.82%) Migration
20 44 (8.26%) IIS
20 44 (8.26%) Windows 7
21 42 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
21 42 (7.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 42 (7.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 40 (7.50%) Test Scripting
22 40 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
23 38 (7.13%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 44 (8.26%) IIS
2 30 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 25 (4.69%) MS Exchange
4 18 (3.38%) Tomcat
5 17 (3.19%) WebSphere
6 16 (3.00%) Apache
7 15 (2.81%) Jetty
7 15 (2.81%) nginx
8 9 (1.69%) Skype for Business
9 8 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.31%) CMS
10 7 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.94%) Node.js
12 5 (0.94%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.56%) CloudStack
14 3 (0.56%) JBoss
15 2 (0.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 156 (29.27%) MS Excel
2 84 (15.76%) MS Office
3 32 (6.00%) MS Project
4 16 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (3.00%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.94%) Acrobat
5 5 (0.94%) Adobe Captivate
5 5 (0.94%) FrameMaker
5 5 (0.94%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.94%) RoboHelp
5 5 (0.94%) XMetaL
6 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (5.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.19%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.81%) Office 365
4 14 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (2.25%) Google App Engine
5 12 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.56%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.38%) IaaS
8 2 (0.38%) PaaS
9 1 (0.19%) GitHub
9 1 (0.19%) SaaS
9 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.75%) TCP/IP
2 30 (5.63%) DNS
3 26 (4.88%) Firewall
4 24 (4.50%) DHCP
5 17 (3.19%) SSL
6 15 (2.81%) FTP
6 15 (2.81%) HTTP
6 15 (2.81%) LAN
7 14 (2.63%) SAN
7 14 (2.63%) WAN
8 13 (2.44%) IPsec
9 10 (1.88%) Intranet
9 10 (1.88%) VPN
10 9 (1.69%) Internet
11 7 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (1.31%) Network Security
12 6 (1.13%) Wireless
13 5 (0.94%) Skype
13 5 (0.94%) VoIP
14 4 (0.75%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (26.27%) SQL Server
2 58 (10.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 50 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 42 (7.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 42 (7.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 35 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (3.94%) MS Access
7 21 (3.94%) SQL Server 2014
8 20 (3.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (2.44%) Data Mining
10 8 (1.50%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.94%) MySQL
13 4 (0.75%) Relational Database
14 3 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (0.38%) OLAP
15 2 (0.38%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 58 (10.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 56 (10.51%) Visual Studio
3 19 (3.56%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.69%) Appium
5 8 (1.50%) Selenium
6 7 (1.31%) ERwin
7 5 (0.94%) Hudson
7 5 (0.94%) JIRA
8 4 (0.75%) eggPlant
8 4 (0.75%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.56%) FrontPage
9 3 (0.56%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.56%) Subversion
10 2 (0.38%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.38%) FitNesse
10 2 (0.38%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.19%) Bower
11 1 (0.19%) FishEye
11 1 (0.19%) Grunt
General
1 92 (17.26%) Finance
2 18 (3.38%) Banking
3 14 (2.63%) Retail
4 13 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.06%) Legal
6 9 (1.69%) Law
7 7 (1.31%) Advertising
7 7 (1.31%) Publishing
8 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.75%) Marketing
9 3 (0.56%) Games
9 3 (0.56%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 116 (21.76%) Analyst
2 98 (18.39%) Developer
3 34 (6.38%) Architect
4 30 (5.63%) Service Analyst
4 30 (5.63%) Test Analyst
5 28 (5.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 27 (5.07%) .NET Developer
6 27 (5.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 27 (5.07%) SQL Developer
7 26 (4.88%) Support Analyst
8 22 (4.13%) Administrator
9 21 (3.94%) Data Analyst
9 21 (3.94%) DBA
9 21 (3.94%) SQL DBA
10 20 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 19 (3.56%) SQL Server Developer
12 18 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support
12 18 (3.38%) Project Manager
12 18 (3.38%) Tester
13 17 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (18.76%) .NET
2 29 (5.44%) ASP.NET
3 25 (4.69%) Web Services
4 19 (3.56%) XML
5 18 (3.38%) Servlets
6 16 (3.00%) HTML
6 16 (3.00%) MDX
7 15 (2.81%) J2EE
8 14 (2.63%) CSS
9 13 (2.44%) WCF
10 12 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (1.88%) jQuery
11 10 (1.88%) SOAP
12 8 (1.50%) .NET Framework
13 7 (1.31%) AngularJS
13 7 (1.31%) Middleware
14 6 (1.13%) CSS3
14 6 (1.13%) HTML5
14 6 (1.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.19%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.19%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.81%) NHS
3 15 (2.81%) Visualisation
4 11 (2.06%) Clustering
5 10 (1.88%) Driving Licence
6 9 (1.69%) Replication
6 9 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.50%) e-Learning
8 7 (1.31%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.13%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.94%) CCTV
10 5 (0.94%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.75%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.75%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.75%) PKI
12 3 (0.56%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.56%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 160 (30.02%) Windows
2 55 (10.32%) Windows Server
3 44 (8.26%) Windows 7
4 30 (5.63%) Linux
5 29 (5.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (2.44%) Windows XP
9 12 (2.25%) Unix
9 12 (2.25%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.13%) SUSE
12 5 (0.94%) Android
12 5 (0.94%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.75%) AIX
14 3 (0.56%) HPUX
15 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.19%) CentOS
16 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (20.64%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
3 66 (12.38%) ITIL
4 47 (8.82%) Migration
5 40 (7.50%) Test Scripting
6 38 (7.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 33 (6.19%) CRM
8 31 (5.82%) Project Management
9 30 (5.63%) MVC
9 30 (5.63%) Service Management
10 27 (5.07%) ETL
11 26 (4.88%) Data Modelling
11 26 (4.88%) E-Commerce
12 25 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (4.50%) Configuration Management
14 22 (4.13%) Defect Tracking
14 22 (4.13%) DevOps
14 22 (4.13%) Test Management
14 22 (4.13%) Unit Testing
15 21 (3.94%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (31.52%) SQL
2 65 (12.20%) T-SQL
3 55 (10.32%) C#
4 25 (4.69%) PowerShell
5 20 (3.75%) Java
5 20 (3.75%) VBA
6 17 (3.19%) JavaScript
7 14 (2.63%) C++
8 12 (2.25%) VB
9 6 (1.13%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.13%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.75%) C
10 4 (0.75%) PHP
10 4 (0.75%) Python
10 4 (0.75%) Ruby
11 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.38%) Delphi
11 2 (0.38%) Perl
12 1 (0.19%) ABAP
12 1 (0.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 64 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (3.19%) MCSA
3 17 (3.19%) MCSE
4 13 (2.44%) Degree
5 11 (2.06%) MCITP
6 10 (1.88%) CEH
6 10 (1.88%) CISSP
6 10 (1.88%) ISEB
6 10 (1.88%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.69%) MCDST
7 9 (1.69%) MCP
7 9 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (1.50%) CIPD
8 8 (1.50%) MCT
9 6 (1.13%) CCNA
9 6 (1.13%) MOS
9 6 (1.13%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.94%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.75%) QA
2 14 (2.63%) Data Quality
3 13 (2.44%) SLA
4 12 (2.25%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 121 (22.70%) Active Directory
2 50 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.81%) vSphere
3 15 (2.81%) Xen
4 10 (1.88%) VMware Server
5 5 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.75%) Firmware
6 4 (0.75%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.56%) KVM
7 3 (0.56%) vCloud
7 3 (0.56%) XenApp
7 3 (0.56%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.38%) NFS
8 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (2.63%) SCCM
2 11 (2.06%) SCOM
3 6 (1.13%) Puppet
4 5 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.56%) Opsview
7 2 (0.38%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.38%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.19%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.19%) logstash
8 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.19%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.19%) yum
Vendors
1 89 (16.70%) VMware
2 34 (6.38%) Cisco
2 34 (6.38%) Oracle
3 14 (2.63%) Google
4 13 (2.44%) Citrix
5 10 (1.88%) HP
5 10 (1.88%) IBM
6 8 (1.50%) EMC
7 7 (1.31%) Remedy
8 6 (1.13%) Adobe
8 6 (1.13%) Informatica
8 6 (1.13%) Trillium
9 5 (0.94%) F5
9 5 (0.94%) Perforce
10 4 (0.75%) DevExpress
10 4 (0.75%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.75%) Tableau
11 3 (0.56%) Riverbed
11 3 (0.56%) SAP
11 3 (0.56%) Symantec
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