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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 271 169 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.65% 9.44% 10.68%
As % of the Vendors category 33.62% 23.74% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 88 56
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £197 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 21
Average hourly rate £13.60 £12.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.29% -3.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £9.30 £8.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £19.55 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
806 712 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 40.58% 39.78% 43.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 452 256
Average daily rate £350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 39 40
Average hourly rate £16.11 £15.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £8.60 £8.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £24.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +8 191 £325 - 83
Bradford +8 45 £300 +20.00% 14
Halifax -6 5 £450 +38.46% 4
Dewsbury 0 2 - -
Wakefield +2 1 £113 -79.54% 3
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 187 (38.32%) MS Excel
2 153 (31.35%) SQL
3 141 (28.89%) SQL Server
4 126 (25.82%) Windows
5 104 (21.31%) .NET
6 96 (19.67%) Finance
7 90 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
8 88 (18.03%) MS Office
9 76 (15.57%) ITIL
10 74 (15.16%) VMware
11 73 (14.96%) C#
12 72 (14.75%) Active Directory
13 69 (14.14%) Business Intelligence
14 59 (12.09%) Oracle
15 50 (10.25%) SharePoint
15 50 (10.25%) Data Warehouse
15 50 (10.25%) CRM
16 48 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 48 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 48 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
17 47 (9.63%) ASP.NET
18 43 (8.81%) JavaScript
19 40 (8.20%) MS Exchange
19 40 (8.20%) NHS
20 39 (7.99%) T-SQL
20 39 (7.99%) Windows 7
21 38 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
22 37 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
23 35 (7.17%) Team Foundation Server
24 34 (6.97%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 50 (10.25%) SharePoint
2 40 (8.20%) MS Exchange
3 34 (6.97%) IIS
4 17 (3.48%) WebSphere
5 15 (3.07%) Lync
6 14 (2.87%) SAS
7 13 (2.66%) Tomcat
8 12 (2.46%) Jetty
8 12 (2.46%) Apache
8 12 (2.46%) nginx
9 10 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.82%) Tuxedo
14 4 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 187 (38.32%) MS Excel
2 88 (18.03%) MS Office
3 15 (3.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.46%) MS Project
5 10 (2.05%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.43%) PowerPivot
6 7 (1.43%) Photoshop
6 7 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (1.43%) InDesign
7 6 (1.23%) Adobe Captivate
8 4 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.20%) QuarkXPress
10 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 32 (6.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.46%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.61%) Exstream
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.20%) Line 500
7 1 (0.20%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.51%) Office 365
2 13 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (2.46%) Google App Engine
3 12 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.56%) DNS
2 23 (4.71%) TCP/IP
3 22 (4.51%) DHCP
4 19 (3.89%) LAN
5 18 (3.69%) WAN
6 15 (3.07%) SSL
7 13 (2.66%) VPN
7 13 (2.66%) Intranet
8 12 (2.46%) IPsec
8 12 (2.46%) FTP
8 12 (2.46%) HTTP
9 10 (2.05%) Internet
10 9 (1.84%) Unified Communications
10 9 (1.84%) SAN
11 7 (1.43%) Firewall
12 6 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (1.02%) DMZ
13 5 (1.02%) Wireless
14 4 (0.82%) BIG-IP
15 3 (0.61%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 50 (10.25%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (6.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 23 (4.71%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.69%) OLAP
7 16 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (3.07%) Oracle Database
9 14 (2.87%) MS Access
10 13 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.64%) Oracle OLAP
12 6 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.23%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.23%) Data Mining
12 6 (1.23%) Oracle ODI
12 6 (1.23%) OLAP Cube
13 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Power View
14 4 (0.82%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 35 (7.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (4.51%) Visual Studio
3 15 (3.07%) Selenium
4 14 (2.87%) Jenkins
5 12 (2.46%) NUnit
6 11 (2.25%) Rhino Mocks
7 10 (2.05%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (1.64%) Subversion
9 7 (1.43%) Hudson
10 6 (1.23%) JIRA
10 6 (1.23%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.02%) Axure RP
12 4 (0.82%) JMeter
13 3 (0.61%) Git (software)
13 3 (0.61%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 2 (0.41%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.41%) MSI
14 2 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 96 (19.67%) Finance
2 21 (4.30%) Banking
2 21 (4.30%) Retail
3 13 (2.66%) Law
3 13 (2.66%) Legal
4 8 (1.64%) Advertising
5 7 (1.43%) Publishing
6 5 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.82%) Marketing
7 4 (0.82%) Games
8 3 (0.61%) Back Office
8 3 (0.61%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.61%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.61%) Interactive Media
9 2 (0.41%) Billing
9 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 116 (23.77%) Analyst
2 108 (22.13%) Developer
3 31 (6.35%) Architect
4 29 (5.94%) SQL Developer
5 28 (5.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 26 (5.33%) Business Analyst
7 24 (4.92%) Test Analyst
7 24 (4.92%) .NET Developer
8 23 (4.71%) Consultant
9 22 (4.51%) Service Analyst
10 21 (4.30%) Service Desk Analyst
11 20 (4.10%) Project Manager
12 17 (3.48%) Administrator
12 17 (3.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (3.28%) Support Analyst
14 15 (3.07%) Data Analyst
15 14 (2.87%) Business Developer
16 13 (2.66%) Support Engineer
17 12 (2.46%) DBA
18 11 (2.25%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (21.31%) .NET
2 47 (9.63%) ASP.NET
3 34 (6.97%) HTML
4 27 (5.53%) CSS
5 23 (4.71%) jQuery
6 22 (4.51%) XML
7 19 (3.89%) Web Services
7 19 (3.89%) .NET Framework
8 18 (3.69%) Entity Framework
8 18 (3.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 16 (3.28%) JSON
10 13 (2.66%) J2EE
11 12 (2.46%) NHibernate
11 12 (2.46%) Servlets
12 11 (2.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (2.25%) Hibernate
12 11 (2.25%) MDX
13 9 (1.84%) HTML5
14 7 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (1.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.20%) NHS
2 24 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.07%) Open Source
4 11 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.05%) Reference Data
5 10 (2.05%) User Experience
6 9 (1.84%) Replication
7 7 (1.43%) E-Learning
7 7 (1.43%) Data Integration
8 6 (1.23%) Clustering
8 6 (1.23%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.02%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.82%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.82%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.82%) Learning Management System
10 4 (0.82%) iPhone
11 3 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.61%) Graphic Design
11 3 (0.61%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.61%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 126 (25.82%) Windows
2 39 (7.99%) Windows 7
3 38 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (5.94%) Linux
5 25 (5.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (3.69%) Windows XP
8 11 (2.25%) UNIX
9 8 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.43%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.23%) Android
12 5 (1.02%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.82%) AIX
13 4 (0.82%) Solaris
13 4 (0.82%) SUSE
13 4 (0.82%) zOS
14 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.20%) Debian
15 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (15.57%) ITIL
3 69 (14.14%) Business Intelligence
4 50 (10.25%) CRM
5 37 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (6.76%) Unit Testing
7 31 (6.35%) MVC
8 30 (6.15%) Project Management
9 27 (5.53%) ETL
9 27 (5.53%) Configuration Management
10 23 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (4.51%) PRINCE2
12 21 (4.30%) Migration
13 18 (3.69%) TDD
14 17 (3.48%) OO
14 17 (3.48%) SOA
15 16 (3.28%) Software Engineering
15 16 (3.28%) Regression Testing
15 16 (3.28%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 153 (31.35%) SQL
2 73 (14.96%) C#
3 43 (8.81%) JavaScript
4 39 (7.99%) T-SQL
5 21 (4.30%) Java
6 15 (3.07%) PowerShell
7 12 (2.46%) PL/SQL
8 10 (2.05%) VB
9 6 (1.23%) VBA
10 5 (1.02%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 4 (0.82%) Python
12 2 (0.41%) C
12 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.41%) C++
13 1 (0.20%) RPG
13 1 (0.20%) Perl
13 1 (0.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (4.92%) Security Cleared
2 22 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (3.07%) ISEB
4 13 (2.66%) Degree
5 10 (2.05%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.64%) MCSE
7 6 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.02%) MCITP
9 4 (0.82%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.61%) APMP
10 3 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.61%) CCNA
10 3 (0.61%) MCSA
10 3 (0.61%) MCDST
11 2 (0.41%) MCP
11 2 (0.41%) HND
12 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.71%) SLA
2 19 (3.89%) Data Quality
3 17 (3.48%) QA
4 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) P3O
5 1 (0.20%) HL7
System Software
1 72 (14.75%) Active Directory
2 48 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.46%) Xen
3 12 (2.46%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.84%) VMware Server
5 5 (1.02%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (0.82%) ISA Server
6 4 (0.82%) vSphere
6 4 (0.82%) XenApp
7 3 (0.61%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.41%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.41%) UAG
8 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.20%) vCloud
9 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 22 (4.51%) SCCM
2 10 (2.05%) Puppet
3 9 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.43%) SCOM
5 5 (1.02%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.82%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.82%) Ansible
7 3 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.61%) TeamSite
8 2 (0.41%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.41%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.20%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.20%) Opsview
9 1 (0.20%) Netcool
9 1 (0.20%) Nagios
9 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 74 (15.16%) VMware
2 59 (12.09%) Oracle
3 33 (6.76%) Cisco
4 21 (4.30%) HP
5 19 (3.89%) Citrix
6 15 (3.07%) Adobe
7 14 (2.87%) IBM
8 12 (2.46%) Google
8 12 (2.46%) Trillium
9 8 (1.64%) SAP
10 7 (1.43%) LANDesk
11 6 (1.23%) Perforce
12 5 (1.02%) NetApp
12 5 (1.02%) SonicWALL
13 4 (0.82%) Amdocs
13 4 (0.82%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.82%) Remedy
13 4 (0.82%) F5
13 4 (0.82%) Infor
14 3 (0.61%) Lotus
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £300 per day - 6 Month Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £335 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: £290 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Fruition IT
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £340 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago