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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 294 170 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.53% 10.04% 13.33%
As % of the Vendors category 34.96% 25.00% 29.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 97 93
Average daily rate
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£335 £305 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.83% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £125 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £405 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 23
Average hourly rate £9.50 £11.81 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.57% -28.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £8.86 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £23.78 £44.40
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
841 680 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 38.70% 40.14% 45.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 390 339
Average daily rate £350 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 39
Average hourly rate £17.77 £11.81 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.43% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.09 £8.97 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +1 234 £340 +19.29% 76
Bradford +6 36 £300 -11.11% 8
Halifax 0 6 £341 -2.01% 3
Huddersfield 0 2 £225 -47.05% 2
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 227 (39.62%) SQL
2 208 (36.30%) SQL Server
3 193 (33.68%) MS Excel
4 160 (27.92%) Windows
5 127 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
6 119 (20.77%) .NET
7 96 (16.75%) VMware
8 91 (15.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 89 (15.53%) Finance
10 86 (15.01%) ITIL
11 82 (14.31%) T-SQL
11 82 (14.31%) MS Office
11 82 (14.31%) Business Intelligence
11 82 (14.31%) Active Directory
12 66 (11.52%) Team Foundation Server
13 64 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
13 64 (11.17%) C#
14 63 (10.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 62 (10.82%) Oracle
16 60 (10.47%) IIS
17 59 (10.30%) Data Warehouse
18 56 (9.77%) CRM
18 56 (9.77%) SQL Server 2012
19 52 (9.08%) Microsoft Certification
20 49 (8.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 46 (8.03%) Data Modelling
22 42 (7.33%) SharePoint
22 42 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
23 41 (7.16%) MVC
24 40 (6.98%) TDD

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 60 (10.47%) IIS
2 42 (7.33%) SharePoint
3 39 (6.81%) MS Exchange
4 19 (3.32%) SAS
5 17 (2.97%) WebSphere
5 17 (2.97%) Lync
6 13 (2.27%) Tomcat
7 12 (2.09%) Apache
7 12 (2.09%) Jetty
7 12 (2.09%) nginx
8 9 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 193 (33.68%) MS Excel
2 82 (14.31%) MS Office
3 27 (4.71%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (2.97%) MS Project
5 6 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.05%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.17%) SPSS
7 1 (0.17%) QuarkXPress
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.17%) InDesign
7 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (5.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.17%) Line 500
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (2.09%) Google App Engine
2 12 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (1.92%) Office 365
4 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.63%) DNS
2 26 (4.54%) DHCP
2 26 (4.54%) TCP/IP
3 23 (4.01%) LAN
3 23 (4.01%) WAN
4 15 (2.62%) SSL
5 13 (2.27%) SAN
5 13 (2.27%) Internet
6 12 (2.09%) VPN
6 12 (2.09%) IPsec
6 12 (2.09%) FTP
6 12 (2.09%) HTTP
7 11 (1.92%) Unified Communications
8 10 (1.75%) Firewall
9 9 (1.57%) DMZ
10 6 (1.05%) Extranet
10 6 (1.05%) Intranet
11 5 (0.87%) Wireless
12 4 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.70%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (36.30%) SQL Server
2 91 (15.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (10.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 59 (10.30%) Data Warehouse
5 56 (9.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 49 (8.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 36 (6.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (4.01%) Oracle Database
9 22 (3.84%) MS Access
10 19 (3.32%) OLAP
11 12 (2.09%) Relational Database
11 12 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (1.75%) Data Mining
13 8 (1.40%) Oracle OLAP
14 7 (1.22%) MongoDB
14 7 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (1.05%) OLAP Cube
16 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Power View
16 4 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
17 3 (0.52%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 66 (11.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (6.46%) NUnit
3 30 (5.24%) Visual Studio
4 26 (4.54%) Selenium
5 20 (3.49%) Rhino Mocks
6 14 (2.44%) Toad
7 12 (2.09%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.87%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.87%) Axure RP
8 5 (0.87%) JIRA
9 4 (0.70%) JMeter
9 4 (0.70%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.70%) eggPlant
9 4 (0.70%) Appium
10 3 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.52%) Subversion
11 2 (0.35%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.17%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
General
1 89 (15.53%) Finance
2 17 (2.97%) Law
3 14 (2.44%) Retail
4 13 (2.27%) Legal
5 12 (2.09%) Banking
6 10 (1.75%) Back Office
7 7 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.22%) Marketing
8 5 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.87%) Advertising
9 3 (0.52%) Games
10 2 (0.35%) Billing
10 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.35%) Publishing
10 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.35%) Electronics
11 1 (0.17%) Interactive Media
11 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 155 (27.05%) Analyst
2 128 (22.34%) Developer
3 39 (6.81%) Business Analyst
4 38 (6.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 37 (6.46%) Architect
6 36 (6.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 32 (5.58%) SQL Developer
8 30 (5.24%) Test Analyst
9 27 (4.71%) .NET Developer
10 26 (4.54%) Support Analyst
11 23 (4.01%) Data Analyst
12 21 (3.66%) Administrator
13 20 (3.49%) Business Developer
13 20 (3.49%) Consultant
13 20 (3.49%) DBA
14 15 (2.62%) Systems Analyst
14 15 (2.62%) Service Analyst
14 15 (2.62%) 1st Line Support
14 15 (2.62%) Service Desk Analyst
15 13 (2.27%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (20.77%) .NET
2 32 (5.58%) ASP.NET
3 31 (5.41%) jQuery
4 29 (5.06%) CSS
4 29 (5.06%) HTML
5 26 (4.54%) .NET Framework
5 26 (4.54%) ASP.NET Web API
6 25 (4.36%) Entity Framework
7 24 (4.19%) JSON
8 22 (3.84%) NHibernate
9 21 (3.66%) XML
10 20 (3.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 16 (2.79%) MDX
12 13 (2.27%) J2EE
13 12 (2.09%) Servlets
13 12 (2.09%) Web Services
14 7 (1.22%) ASP.NET 2.0
15 6 (1.05%) COM
16 5 (0.87%) SOAP
16 5 (0.87%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.19%) NHS
3 20 (3.49%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.14%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.79%) Visualisation
6 9 (1.57%) Blackberry
6 9 (1.57%) Clustering
7 8 (1.40%) Replication
7 8 (1.40%) Reference Data
8 6 (1.05%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.87%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.52%) FMCG
10 3 (0.52%) iPhone
10 3 (0.52%) CMDB
10 3 (0.52%) PDA
10 3 (0.52%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.52%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 160 (27.92%) Windows
2 42 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (6.28%) Windows 7
4 32 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (4.54%) Linux
7 15 (2.62%) Windows XP
8 10 (1.75%) UNIX
9 9 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.57%) SUSE
10 6 (1.05%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.05%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.70%) AIX
11 4 (0.70%) Solaris
11 4 (0.70%) zOS
12 3 (0.52%) Android
12 3 (0.52%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.17%) MVS
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (15.01%) ITIL
3 82 (14.31%) Business Intelligence
4 56 (9.77%) CRM
5 46 (8.03%) Data Modelling
6 41 (7.16%) MVC
7 40 (6.98%) TDD
8 37 (6.46%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 35 (6.11%) Project Management
9 35 (6.11%) SDLC
10 29 (5.06%) Migration
10 29 (5.06%) Data Analysis
11 28 (4.89%) Configuration Management
12 24 (4.19%) ETL
12 24 (4.19%) Unit Testing
12 24 (4.19%) DevOps
13 23 (4.01%) OO
14 22 (3.84%) E-Commerce
14 22 (3.84%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 227 (39.62%) SQL
2 82 (14.31%) T-SQL
3 64 (11.17%) C#
4 39 (6.81%) JavaScript
5 38 (6.63%) PowerShell
6 24 (4.19%) PL/SQL
7 19 (3.32%) Java
8 15 (2.62%) VB
9 9 (1.57%) VBA
10 5 (0.87%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 5 (0.87%) C
11 4 (0.70%) Python
12 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.35%) C++
13 1 (0.17%) RPG
13 1 (0.17%) Perl
13 1 (0.17%) PHP
13 1 (0.17%) VBScript
13 1 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 52 (9.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (4.89%) MCSE
3 22 (3.84%) MCITP
4 21 (3.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 19 (3.32%) Security Cleared
6 17 (2.97%) ISEB
7 13 (2.27%) Degree
8 7 (1.22%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.05%) MCP
10 5 (0.87%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.87%) MCSA
10 5 (0.87%) MCDST
11 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.52%) CCNP
11 3 (0.52%) CCNA
11 3 (0.52%) CIPD
12 2 (0.35%) MCT
13 1 (0.17%) CCSP
13 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.19%) QA
2 20 (3.49%) Data Quality
3 19 (3.32%) SLA
4 5 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) HL7
System Software
1 82 (14.31%) Active Directory
2 64 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.62%) vSphere
4 13 (2.27%) VMware Server
5 12 (2.09%) Xen
6 8 (1.40%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.22%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.70%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.70%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.52%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.52%) XenApp
9 3 (0.52%) vCloud
10 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.35%) UAG
10 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (4.54%) SCCM
2 10 (1.75%) SCOM
2 10 (1.75%) Puppet
3 9 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.52%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.52%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.52%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.35%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.17%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.17%) Netcool
7 1 (0.17%) Nagios
7 1 (0.17%) WSUS
7 1 (0.17%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.17%) Opsview
Vendors
1 96 (16.75%) VMware
2 62 (10.82%) Oracle
3 37 (6.46%) Cisco
4 23 (4.01%) Citrix
5 15 (2.62%) EMC
5 15 (2.62%) Google
6 10 (1.75%) NetApp
7 9 (1.57%) HP
7 9 (1.57%) Trillium
8 7 (1.22%) SAP
8 7 (1.22%) Computacenter
9 6 (1.05%) PeopleSoft
9 6 (1.05%) Adobe
9 6 (1.05%) LANDesk
9 6 (1.05%) Tableau
10 5 (0.87%) SonicWALL
10 5 (0.87%) IBM
10 5 (0.87%) Remedy
11 4 (0.70%) Amdocs
11 4 (0.70%) F5
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