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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 7 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 190 205 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.04% 10.77% 12.30%
As % of the Vendors category 33.87% 29.58% 32.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 122 127
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £216 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 16
Median hourly rate £10.31 £12.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.17% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £8.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.17 £16.95 £16.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.70 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.82% +8.27%

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
561 693 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 38.50% 36.42% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 450 415
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 24
Median hourly rate £10.31 £13.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.73% -6.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.15 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +20.00%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -1 116 £340 -2.85% 56
Wakefield +3 16 £313 +4.16% 8
Bradford -3 16 £375 +17.18% 7
Halifax - 10 £440 - 6
Huddersfield +1 6 £288 - 3
Brighouse - 6 - -
Keighley - 1 - -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 117 (29.32%) MS Excel
2 115 (28.82%) Windows
3 109 (27.32%) SQL
4 94 (23.56%) SQL Server
4 94 (23.56%) Active Directory
5 64 (16.04%) MS Office
6 62 (15.54%) Business Intelligence
7 57 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 56 (14.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 51 (12.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 49 (12.28%) .NET
10 49 (12.28%) ITIL
11 47 (11.78%) SharePoint
11 47 (11.78%) VMware
12 42 (10.53%) Windows Server
13 41 (10.28%) Finance
14 39 (9.77%) T-SQL
15 38 (9.52%) Project Management
15 38 (9.52%) Migration
16 37 (9.27%) ETL
16 37 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
17 36 (9.02%) Windows 7
18 35 (8.77%) SQL Server 2012
19 34 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
20 32 (8.02%) SQL Server 2014
21 31 (7.77%) CRM
22 30 (7.52%) Dynamics CRM
22 30 (7.52%) Data Centre
23 29 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
23 29 (7.27%) C#

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 47 (11.78%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.51%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 13 (3.26%) IIS
5 10 (2.51%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.25%) CMS
8 5 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.00%) Apache
10 3 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.75%) Confluence
10 3 (0.75%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.75%) Plone
10 3 (0.75%) SAS
10 3 (0.75%) SilverStripe
10 3 (0.75%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.75%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 117 (29.32%) MS Excel
2 64 (16.04%) MS Office
3 24 (6.02%) MS Project
4 8 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.00%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (7.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.00%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.25%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 57 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.76%) Office 365
3 13 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (3.01%) IaaS
5 11 (2.76%) PaaS
6 10 (2.51%) SaaS
7 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.25%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.25%) Heroku
7 1 (0.25%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.52%) DNS
2 20 (5.01%) Firewall
3 17 (4.26%) LAN
4 16 (4.01%) DHCP
4 16 (4.01%) WAN
5 13 (3.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (2.76%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (2.76%) SAN
6 11 (2.76%) TCP/IP
7 9 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (2.26%) VPN
8 8 (2.01%) FCoE
8 8 (2.01%) NetScaler
8 8 (2.01%) NX-OS
9 7 (1.75%) FTP
10 6 (1.50%) Internet
11 5 (1.25%) HTTP
11 5 (1.25%) Intranet
11 5 (1.25%) Network Security
12 4 (1.00%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (23.56%) SQL Server
2 56 (14.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 51 (12.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (8.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (8.02%) SQL Server 2014
6 29 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (5.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (3.01%) QlikView
10 11 (2.76%) MS Access
11 9 (2.26%) MySQL
11 9 (2.26%) Power BI
12 7 (1.75%) Big Data
12 7 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (1.50%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.50%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.25%) Hadoop
14 5 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 22 (5.51%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.76%) JIRA
4 8 (2.01%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (1.75%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.25%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.00%) Subversion
7 4 (1.00%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.75%) Appium
8 3 (0.75%) Gatling
8 3 (0.75%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.50%) JMeter
9 2 (0.50%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.50%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.50%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.25%) Hudson
10 1 (0.25%) Maven
10 1 (0.25%) ReSharper
General
1 41 (10.28%) Finance
2 29 (7.27%) Advertising
3 15 (3.76%) Retail
4 11 (2.76%) Banking
4 11 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.01%) Legal
6 7 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.75%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.50%) Billing
8 2 (0.50%) Electronics
8 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.50%) Law
8 2 (0.50%) Local Government
8 2 (0.50%) Marketing
8 2 (0.50%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 100 (25.06%) Developer
2 81 (20.30%) Analyst
3 39 (9.77%) Architect
4 36 (9.02%) SQL Developer
5 24 (6.02%) SSIS Developer
6 19 (4.76%) DBA
6 19 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 18 (4.51%) .NET Developer
7 18 (4.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 17 (4.26%) T-SQL Developer
9 16 (4.01%) Project Manager
9 16 (4.01%) Service Analyst
10 15 (3.76%) Consultant
10 15 (3.76%) IT Analyst
10 15 (3.76%) SQL DBA
11 14 (3.51%) Administrator
11 14 (3.51%) Service Desk Analyst
12 13 (3.26%) CRM Developer
13 12 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 12 (3.01%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (12.28%) .NET
2 20 (5.01%) HTML
3 15 (3.76%) CSS
4 13 (3.26%) Web Services
5 10 (2.51%) ASP.NET
6 9 (2.26%) AngularJS
7 8 (2.01%) XML
8 6 (1.50%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.50%) MDX
9 5 (1.25%) ActiveX
9 5 (1.25%) ADO
9 5 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (1.25%) DAO
9 5 (1.25%) JSON
9 5 (1.25%) Middleware
9 5 (1.25%) SOAP
10 4 (1.00%) COM
10 4 (1.00%) Entity Framework
11 3 (0.75%) CSS3
11 3 (0.75%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.52%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.01%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.51%) Enterprise Storage
6 9 (2.26%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.50%) Replication
8 5 (1.25%) Tandem
9 4 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.00%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.00%) User Experience
10 3 (0.75%) iSeries
10 3 (0.75%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.50%) CCTV
11 2 (0.50%) CMDB
11 2 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.50%) Derivative
11 2 (0.50%) NHS
11 2 (0.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 115 (28.82%) Windows
2 42 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 36 (9.02%) Windows 7
4 24 (6.02%) Linux
4 24 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.26%) Unix
7 9 (2.26%) Windows 10
8 8 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.50%) Android
10 4 (1.00%) Solaris
11 3 (0.75%) SUSE
11 3 (0.75%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.75%) zOS
12 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (15.54%) Business Intelligence
2 49 (12.28%) ITIL
3 38 (9.52%) Migration
3 38 (9.52%) Project Management
4 37 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (9.27%) ETL
5 31 (7.77%) CRM
6 26 (6.52%) Data Modelling
7 21 (5.26%) DevOps
8 15 (3.76%) MVC
8 15 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (3.51%) Data Analysis
10 13 (3.26%) Problem Management
10 13 (3.26%) Service Management
10 13 (3.26%) Supplier Management
11 11 (2.76%) Business Analysis
11 11 (2.76%) E-Commerce
11 11 (2.76%) PRINCE2
11 11 (2.76%) Service Delivery
12 10 (2.51%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (27.32%) SQL
2 39 (9.77%) T-SQL
3 29 (7.27%) C#
4 21 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 19 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 12 (3.01%) VBA
7 7 (1.75%) PHP
7 7 (1.75%) Python
8 6 (1.50%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.50%) VB
9 5 (1.25%) C++
10 4 (1.00%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.75%) JCL
11 3 (0.75%) Ruby
12 2 (0.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.50%) Java
12 2 (0.50%) R
13 1 (0.25%) C
13 1 (0.25%) Go
13 1 (0.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (3.26%) Degree
3 11 (2.76%) MCSE
4 8 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.75%) MCITP
5 7 (1.75%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.50%) CCNP
6 6 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.25%) CCDA
7 5 (1.25%) CCIE
7 5 (1.25%) CCNA
8 4 (1.00%) CCA
8 4 (1.00%) MCDBA
8 4 (1.00%) MCTS
9 3 (0.75%) MCP
10 2 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.50%) ISEB
10 2 (0.50%) MCAD
10 2 (0.50%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.76%) SLA
2 13 (3.26%) PMO
3 6 (1.50%) QA
4 4 (1.00%) IFRS
4 4 (1.00%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 94 (23.56%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.26%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.01%) Docker
4 8 (2.01%) vSphere
5 5 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.75%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.75%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (0.75%) vCloud
6 3 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.75%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.50%) VMware GSX
7 2 (0.50%) Xen
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.25%) NFS
8 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.25%) XenApp
8 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (4.76%) SCCM
2 12 (3.01%) SCOM
3 9 (2.26%) Puppet
4 8 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.50%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (1.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.75%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.75%) Ansible
7 3 (0.75%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.75%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.50%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.50%) Nagios
8 2 (0.50%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.25%) OPNET
9 1 (0.25%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 47 (11.78%) VMware
2 27 (6.77%) Cisco
3 22 (5.51%) HP
4 21 (5.26%) Oracle
5 19 (4.76%) Citrix
6 14 (3.51%) Brocade
7 13 (3.26%) Dell
8 10 (2.51%) F5
8 10 (2.51%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.26%) Tableau
10 7 (1.75%) CheckPoint
10 7 (1.75%) IBM
10 7 (1.75%) SAP
10 7 (1.75%) Splunk
11 6 (1.50%) Cognos
11 6 (1.50%) EMC
12 5 (1.25%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.25%) Veeam
13 4 (1.00%) Apple
13 4 (1.00%) Intel Security
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