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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 218 186 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.85% 11.62% 10.55%
As % of the Vendors category 32.25% 29.62% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 92 76
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £160 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 28
Average hourly rate £13.73 £12.13 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.21% +7.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.50 £8.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £16.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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
676 628 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 36.74% 39.23% 43.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 346 326
Average daily rate £350 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £475 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 35
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.56 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £22.27 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -1 132 £305 -0.32% 67
Bradford +6 43 £325 -8.45% 15
Halifax -1 14 £396 +173.10% 4
Wakefield -2 5 £325 +4.00% 6
Huddersfield +5 4 £275 - 5
Bingley - 3 £423 - 1
Dewsbury - 2 £275 -
Brighouse - - - -
Castleford - - - - 1
Keighley - - - - 1
Heckmondwike - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 2
Mirfield - - - -
Otley - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 153 (37.78%) MS Excel
2 128 (31.60%) Windows
3 105 (25.93%) Finance
4 102 (25.19%) MS Office
4 102 (25.19%) Active Directory
5 101 (24.94%) SQL Server
6 70 (17.28%) .NET
7 67 (16.54%) VMware
8 66 (16.30%) SQL
9 65 (16.05%) Oracle
10 54 (13.33%) MS Exchange
11 48 (11.85%) C#
12 47 (11.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 45 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
14 43 (10.62%) ASP.NET
15 42 (10.37%) ITIL
16 41 (10.12%) Business Intelligence
16 41 (10.12%) Agile Software Development
17 40 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
18 38 (9.38%) Web Services
19 36 (8.89%) SharePoint
20 35 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
20 35 (8.64%) SQL Server 2008
21 34 (8.40%) Project Management
22 33 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2010
23 32 (7.90%) PRINCE2
24 30 (7.41%) Windows 7
25 29 (7.16%) IBM
26 27 (6.67%) Migration
27 26 (6.42%) SAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 54 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 36 (8.89%) SharePoint
3 33 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (4.69%) IIS
6 18 (4.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (2.47%) Lotus Domino
8 9 (2.22%) SAS
8 9 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.22%) Lync
9 8 (1.98%) Oracle Service Bus
9 8 (1.98%) CMS
10 7 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.99%) Oracle BPEL
13 3 (0.74%) WorkSite
13 3 (0.74%) TeamSite
13 3 (0.74%) Tuxedo
13 3 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 153 (37.78%) MS Excel
2 102 (25.19%) MS Office
3 22 (5.43%) MS Project
4 20 (4.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (4.69%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.99%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.99%) InDesign
6 4 (0.99%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.74%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.25%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.25%) DOC1
9 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (5.93%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.74%) Exstream
4 2 (0.49%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.25%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.74%) Google Apps
1 3 (0.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.25%) GitHub
2 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.42%) SAN
2 16 (3.95%) NAS
3 15 (3.70%) DNS
4 14 (3.46%) DHCP
4 14 (3.46%) Internet
5 11 (2.72%) VPN
6 9 (2.22%) LAN
7 8 (1.98%) WAN
8 7 (1.73%) S/MIME
8 7 (1.73%) Unified Communications
8 7 (1.73%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.48%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (1.48%) Firewall
9 6 (1.48%) DMZ
9 6 (1.48%) SMTP
9 6 (1.48%) Ethernet
9 6 (1.48%) FTP
10 5 (1.23%) RTSP
11 4 (0.99%) Intranet
11 4 (0.99%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (24.94%) SQL Server
2 35 (8.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (5.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (4.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (4.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (2.22%) Oracle ODI
7 8 (1.98%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.73%) Oracle BI EE
8 7 (1.73%) OLAP
9 6 (1.48%) QlikView
10 5 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.23%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (0.99%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.99%) SQLite
12 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.74%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 20 (4.94%) Oracle Forms
1 20 (4.94%) Visual Studio
2 18 (4.44%) Hudson
3 8 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.23%) MSTest
4 5 (1.23%) MSI
5 4 (0.99%) Subversion
5 4 (0.99%) Selenium
6 3 (0.74%) JIRA
6 3 (0.74%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.49%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.25%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.25%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 105 (25.93%) Finance
2 25 (6.17%) Banking
2 25 (6.17%) Retail
3 7 (1.73%) Multimedia
3 7 (1.73%) Retail Banking
3 7 (1.73%) Marketing
3 7 (1.73%) Legal
4 5 (1.23%) Advertising
5 4 (0.99%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.74%) Law
6 3 (0.74%) Publishing
6 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.25%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 92 (22.72%) Analyst
2 73 (18.02%) Developer
3 24 (5.93%) Architect
4 20 (4.94%) Project Manager
4 20 (4.94%) Consultant
4 20 (4.94%) Administrator
4 20 (4.94%) .NET Developer
5 19 (4.69%) Support Engineer
5 19 (4.69%) Business Analyst
6 16 (3.95%) Configuration Manager
7 14 (3.46%) Support Analyst
7 14 (3.46%) SQL Developer
7 14 (3.46%) Software Manager
8 13 (3.21%) Exchange Engineer
8 13 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (3.21%) Desktop Support
8 13 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (2.96%) Service Analyst
9 12 (2.96%) Desktop Engineer
9 12 (2.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (17.28%) .NET
2 43 (10.62%) ASP.NET
3 38 (9.38%) Web Services
4 20 (4.94%) Middleware
5 17 (4.20%) .NET Framework
6 16 (3.95%) XML
7 15 (3.70%) HTML
7 15 (3.70%) WCF
8 14 (3.46%) Oracle Fusion
9 10 (2.47%) jQuery
9 10 (2.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 10 (2.47%) CSS
10 7 (1.73%) JSON
10 7 (1.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (1.23%) HTML5
11 5 (1.23%) WPF
11 5 (1.23%) SOAP
11 5 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (1.23%) LINQ
12 4 (0.99%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.44%) NHS
3 10 (2.47%) Blackberry
4 7 (1.73%) iPad
4 7 (1.73%) iPhone
5 6 (1.48%) PDA
6 5 (1.23%) E-Learning
6 5 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.23%) Data Structures
7 4 (0.99%) Learning Management System
7 4 (0.99%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.74%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.74%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.74%) Replication
9 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.49%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.49%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.49%) FMCG
9 2 (0.49%) User Experience
10 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 128 (31.60%) Windows
2 47 (11.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 25 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (5.19%) UNIX
7 13 (3.21%) Linux
7 13 (3.21%) Windows XP
8 10 (2.47%) Apple iOS
9 9 (2.22%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.23%) VMS
11 4 (0.99%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.74%) CentOS
12 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.49%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.49%) Android
14 1 (0.25%) Debian
14 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (10.37%) ITIL
2 41 (10.12%) Business Intelligence
2 41 (10.12%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 34 (8.40%) Project Management
5 32 (7.90%) PRINCE2
6 27 (6.67%) Migration
7 23 (5.68%) ETL
8 20 (4.94%) Configuration Management
9 19 (4.69%) SOA
10 17 (4.20%) CRM
10 17 (4.20%) MVC
11 16 (3.95%) Service Management
11 16 (3.95%) Service Delivery
12 14 (3.46%) Software Deployment
13 13 (3.21%) Release Management
14 12 (2.96%) BPEL
14 12 (2.96%) Data Modelling
15 11 (2.72%) Change Management
15 11 (2.72%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 66 (16.30%) SQL
2 48 (11.85%) C#
3 18 (4.44%) T-SQL
4 13 (3.21%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.72%) Java
5 11 (2.72%) VBA
6 8 (1.98%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.23%) Python
7 5 (1.23%) Objective-C
8 4 (0.99%) VB.NET
8 4 (0.99%) C
9 2 (0.49%) C++
10 1 (0.25%) Perl
10 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.25%) VBScript
10 1 (0.25%) R
10 1 (0.25%) Ruby
10 1 (0.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (3.21%) Degree
3 11 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 9 (2.22%) ISEB
5 7 (1.73%) MCSE
5 7 (1.73%) MCSA
6 6 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (1.48%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.23%) MCP
7 5 (1.23%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.74%) CCNA
8 3 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.49%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.49%) MCDST
9 2 (0.49%) APMP
9 2 (0.49%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.72%) QA
2 10 (2.47%) SLA
3 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) P3O
System Software
1 102 (25.19%) Active Directory
2 45 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (6.42%) vSphere
4 21 (5.19%) VMware ESX
5 8 (1.98%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.23%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.74%) UAG
7 3 (0.74%) XenApp
7 3 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (6.42%) SCCM
2 16 (3.95%) SCOM
3 13 (3.21%) NetBackup
4 7 (1.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (1.23%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.99%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.74%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.49%) Ansible
9 1 (0.25%) WSUS
9 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.25%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 67 (16.54%) VMware
2 65 (16.05%) Oracle
3 29 (7.16%) IBM
4 23 (5.68%) HP
4 23 (5.68%) Symantec
5 18 (4.44%) Citrix
6 17 (4.20%) Perforce
7 15 (3.70%) Cisco
8 13 (3.21%) EMC
8 13 (3.21%) NetApp
9 10 (2.47%) Lotus
10 9 (2.22%) Remedy
11 8 (1.98%) Google
12 7 (1.73%) Postini
13 6 (1.48%) Sophos
14 5 (1.23%) CommVault
14 5 (1.23%) Dell
15 4 (0.99%) Adobe
15 4 (0.99%) SAP
15 4 (0.99%) Red Hat
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £225 - 250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
West Yorkshire
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 10 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 23 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £11.00 - £12.50 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Leeds
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £400 - £455 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Bradford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Bradford
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: up to £300 a day
Posted: 27 days ago