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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 September 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 219 345 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.56% 15.10% 11.33%
As % of the Vendors category 31.15% 37.50% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 197 86
Median daily rate £351 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 27
Median hourly rate £13.75 £12.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £9.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.55 £17.35 £14.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
703 920 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 37.10% 40.26% 42.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 544 377
Median daily rate £400 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 61 37
Median hourly rate £12.63 £13.41 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.85% +27.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -3 152 £350 +2.94% 68
Bradford -1 36 £375 +7.14% 13
Wakefield 0 12 £338 - 2
Halifax -1 2 £361 +15.52% 1
Castleford - 2 £150 -
Huddersfield -2 1 £501 +104.28% 1
Brighouse - 1 - -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 128 (31.53%) Windows
2 125 (30.79%) MS Excel
3 110 (27.09%) SQL Server
4 100 (24.63%) SQL
5 87 (21.43%) Active Directory
6 78 (19.21%) Windows Server
7 75 (18.47%) VMware
8 71 (17.49%) Finance
9 66 (16.26%) .NET
10 63 (15.52%) MS Office
11 57 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
12 52 (12.81%) Microsoft Azure
13 46 (11.33%) ITIL
14 43 (10.59%) SharePoint
14 43 (10.59%) C#
14 43 (10.59%) Cisco
14 43 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
15 42 (10.34%) CRM
16 41 (10.10%) Firewall
17 39 (9.61%) PowerShell
17 39 (9.61%) Windows Server 2012
18 38 (9.36%) Dynamics CRM
19 37 (9.11%) Migration
19 37 (9.11%) Citrix
20 36 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
21 32 (7.88%) Office 365
22 30 (7.39%) SCCM
23 29 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 29 (7.14%) Oracle
23 29 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 43 (10.59%) SharePoint
2 26 (6.40%) IIS
3 18 (4.43%) MS Exchange
4 16 (3.94%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.71%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (2.71%) SharePoint Server
6 9 (2.22%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.72%) Jetty
7 7 (1.72%) nginx
7 7 (1.72%) SAS
7 7 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (1.72%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.48%) Mongrel
9 5 (1.23%) Apache
9 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.74%) Joomla!
Applications
1 125 (30.79%) MS Excel
2 63 (15.52%) MS Office
3 15 (3.69%) InfoPath
4 12 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.96%) MS Project
5 4 (0.99%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.49%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 38 (9.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.25%) Aligne
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.25%) Maximo
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (12.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (7.88%) Office 365
3 20 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (2.46%) PaaS
6 9 (2.22%) IaaS
6 9 (2.22%) SaaS
7 5 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.23%) Google App Engine
7 5 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.25%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.25%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.10%) Firewall
2 27 (6.65%) DNS
3 26 (6.40%) Network Security
4 23 (5.67%) LAN
4 23 (5.67%) WAN
5 19 (4.68%) Reverse Proxy
5 19 (4.68%) SAN
6 17 (4.19%) DHCP
7 13 (3.20%) FTP
8 12 (2.96%) TCP/IP
9 11 (2.71%) MPLS
10 10 (2.46%) VPN
11 9 (2.22%) Internet
12 8 (1.97%) SSL
13 7 (1.72%) HTTP
13 7 (1.72%) Intranet
14 6 (1.48%) IPsec
14 6 (1.48%) Wireless
15 5 (1.23%) VLAN
15 5 (1.23%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (27.09%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (4.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (4.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (3.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (2.96%) MySQL
7 12 (2.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (2.71%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.97%) Big Data
9 8 (1.97%) MS Access
10 6 (1.48%) DB2
10 6 (1.48%) Power BI
10 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.99%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.99%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (2.96%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.23%) JIRA
4 5 (1.23%) Travis CI
5 4 (0.99%) MSI
6 3 (0.74%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.74%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.49%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.49%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.25%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.25%) JMeter
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.25%) Selenium
8 1 (0.25%) Subversion
8 1 (0.25%) WinRunner
General
1 71 (17.49%) Finance
2 27 (6.65%) Advertising
3 15 (3.69%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.20%) Legal
5 9 (2.22%) Banking
5 9 (2.22%) Games
6 7 (1.72%) Retail
7 5 (1.23%) Publishing
8 4 (0.99%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.99%) iGaming
8 4 (0.99%) Local Government
8 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.74%) Law
9 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.49%) Billing
10 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 85 (20.94%) Analyst
2 62 (15.27%) Developer
3 36 (8.87%) Architect
4 34 (8.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (6.16%) Windows Engineer
6 21 (5.17%) Consultant
6 21 (5.17%) Technical Leader
7 18 (4.43%) Business Analyst
8 17 (4.19%) .NET Developer
9 15 (3.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 15 (3.69%) Support Analyst
9 15 (3.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (3.20%) Project Manager
11 13 (3.20%) Support Engineer
12 12 (2.96%) DBA
12 12 (2.96%) Service Analyst
13 11 (2.71%) Administrator
13 11 (2.71%) Service Desk Analyst
14 10 (2.46%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (16.26%) .NET
2 20 (4.93%) ASP.NET
3 18 (4.43%) Web Services
4 13 (3.20%) WCF
5 12 (2.96%) CSS
5 12 (2.96%) HTML
5 12 (2.96%) XML
6 11 (2.71%) .NET Framework
6 11 (2.71%) SOAP
7 8 (1.97%) REST
8 6 (1.48%) Ajax
8 6 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (1.48%) COM
8 6 (1.48%) HTML5
8 6 (1.48%) MDX
8 6 (1.48%) Servlets
8 6 (1.48%) WSDL
9 5 (1.23%) J2EE
9 5 (1.23%) XML Schema
9 5 (1.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.20%) Data Centre
2 13 (3.20%) Management Information System
3 8 (1.97%) Driving Licence
4 7 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (1.72%) N-Tier
5 6 (1.48%) Clustering
5 6 (1.48%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (1.48%) User Experience
6 5 (1.23%) e-Learning
6 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Licensing
6 5 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.23%) Video Editing
7 4 (0.99%) Artificial Intelligence
7 4 (0.99%) CCTV
7 4 (0.99%) Social Media
7 4 (0.99%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.74%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.74%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 128 (31.53%) Windows
2 78 (19.21%) Windows Server
3 39 (9.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (5.91%) Windows 7
6 21 (5.17%) Linux
7 18 (4.43%) Unix
8 12 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (2.22%) Android
10 7 (1.72%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.72%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.99%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.74%) Solaris
12 3 (0.74%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.25%) CentOS
13 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.25%) SUSE
13 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (11.33%) ITIL
2 43 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (10.34%) CRM
4 37 (9.11%) Migration
5 36 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (6.40%) Project Management
7 24 (5.91%) MVC
8 22 (5.42%) Enterprise Architecture
9 21 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (4.68%) Vulnerability Management
11 16 (3.94%) Problem Management
12 15 (3.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (3.69%) DevOps
12 15 (3.69%) ETL
12 15 (3.69%) Information Assurance
12 15 (3.69%) Service Management
12 15 (3.69%) Web Development
13 13 (3.20%) Scrum
13 13 (3.20%) SOA
13 13 (3.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 100 (24.63%) SQL
2 43 (10.59%) C#
3 39 (9.61%) PowerShell
4 18 (4.43%) T-SQL
5 16 (3.94%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.45%) Java
6 14 (3.45%) PHP
7 7 (1.72%) VB.NET
8 4 (0.99%) C++
8 4 (0.99%) Ruby
8 4 (0.99%) VB
8 4 (0.99%) VBA
9 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.74%) Perl
9 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.74%) Python
9 3 (0.74%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.74%) VBScript
10 1 (0.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.25%) Go
Qualifications
1 27 (6.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (3.20%) CCNA
3 13 (3.20%) MCSE
4 11 (2.71%) Degree
5 10 (2.46%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.22%) CCNP
7 7 (1.72%) CISSP
8 5 (1.23%) CCDA
8 5 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.23%) MCITP
8 5 (1.23%) MCP
8 5 (1.23%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.99%) CCIE
9 4 (0.99%) CISM
9 4 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.99%) MCSA
10 3 (0.74%) CISA
10 3 (0.74%) ISEB
10 3 (0.74%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.96%) SLA
2 7 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.72%) QA
3 4 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.74%) HL7
5 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 87 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 57 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.68%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.72%) Xen
5 6 (1.48%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.23%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.99%) vSphere
7 4 (0.99%) XenApp
8 3 (0.74%) Docker
9 2 (0.49%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.49%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.25%) KVM
10 1 (0.25%) OpenSIPS
10 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 30 (7.39%) SCCM
2 20 (4.93%) SCOM
3 5 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.23%) Puppet
3 5 (1.23%) vMotion
4 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (0.74%) Opsview
4 3 (0.74%) WSUS
5 2 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.25%) Ansible
6 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.25%) SCSM
6 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 75 (18.47%) VMware
2 43 (10.59%) Cisco
3 37 (9.11%) Citrix
4 29 (7.14%) Oracle
5 19 (4.68%) HP
5 19 (4.68%) Intel Security
6 16 (3.94%) Dell
7 7 (1.72%) Apple
7 7 (1.72%) NetApp
7 7 (1.72%) SAP
8 6 (1.48%) Google
8 6 (1.48%) SonicWALL
8 6 (1.48%) Sybase
9 5 (1.23%) Adobe
9 5 (1.23%) Brocade
9 5 (1.23%) iManage
9 5 (1.23%) NETGEAR
10 4 (0.99%) CommVault
10 4 (0.99%) Twitter
10 4 (0.99%) Xamarin
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