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 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 191 180 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.66% 12.01% 10.51%
As % of the Vendors category 27.80% 29.70% 27.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 77 95
Average daily rate
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£320 £314 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.99% -1.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £142 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £399 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 22
Average hourly rate £10.75 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.86% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.01 £8.95 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.61 £45.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.11% -15.62%
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
687 606 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 41.94% 40.43% 38.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 325 297
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 32
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +0.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.02 £10.00 £10.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £19.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 113 £300 -4.76% 91
Bradford +6 35 £413 +17.85% 19
Wakefield +1 13 £275 +6.79% 4
Halifax -1 9 £450 +63.63% 7
Huddersfield +2 2 £275 +2.80% 4
Bingley - 1 £423 -
Batley - - - - 1
Brighouse - - - - 1
Castleford - - - - 1
Cleckheaton - - - -
Dewsbury - - - - 1
Wetherby - - - - 2
Mirfield - - - -
Otley - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 127 (36.29%) Windows
2 119 (34.00%) MS Excel
3 115 (32.86%) Active Directory
4 86 (24.57%) SQL Server
5 72 (20.57%) .NET
6 71 (20.29%) Finance
7 65 (18.57%) SQL
8 63 (18.00%) MS Exchange
9 62 (17.71%) MS Office
10 57 (16.29%) VMware
11 55 (15.71%) C#
12 46 (13.14%) Oracle
13 43 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
13 43 (12.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 39 (11.14%) ASP.NET
15 36 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 35 (10.00%) SharePoint
16 35 (10.00%) Web Services
16 35 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
17 34 (9.71%) Windows Server 2003
18 30 (8.57%) Windows 7
19 29 (8.29%) SQL Server 2008
20 28 (8.00%) SCCM
21 26 (7.43%) ITIL
22 25 (7.14%) Symantec
22 25 (7.14%) Migration
22 25 (7.14%) Project Management
23 24 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
23 24 (6.86%) .NET Framework
23 24 (6.86%) vSphere

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 63 (18.00%) MS Exchange
2 35 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 35 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (5.71%) IIS
5 13 (3.71%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (3.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (2.86%) Lotus Domino
8 9 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.57%) Lync
9 8 (2.29%) Oracle Service Bus
9 8 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (2.29%) SAS
9 8 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (2.00%) CMS
11 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.57%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.57%) WorkSite
12 2 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 119 (34.00%) MS Excel
2 62 (17.71%) MS Office
3 19 (5.43%) MS Project
4 13 (3.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (3.14%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.86%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.57%) SPSS
9 1 (0.29%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 8 (2.29%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.86%) Google Apps
1 3 (0.86%) Office 365
2 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.71%) SAN
2 17 (4.86%) Internet
3 13 (3.71%) NAS
4 12 (3.43%) DNS
5 10 (2.86%) LAN
5 10 (2.86%) WAN
5 10 (2.86%) DHCP
6 9 (2.57%) VPN
7 8 (2.29%) Firewall
8 7 (2.00%) FTP
8 7 (2.00%) S/MIME
8 7 (2.00%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.43%) DMZ
10 4 (1.14%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.14%) Intranet
11 2 (0.57%) HTTP
11 2 (0.57%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.57%) VoIP
11 2 (0.57%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.57%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (24.57%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (4.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (3.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (1.43%) OLAP
11 4 (1.14%) EDRMS
11 4 (1.14%) MS Access
11 4 (1.14%) SQLite
12 3 (0.86%) QlikView
12 3 (0.86%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.86%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.57%) FileMaker
13 2 (0.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (6.57%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.57%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (2.29%) Hudson
5 5 (1.43%) MSTest
6 3 (0.86%) Selenium
7 2 (0.57%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.57%) JUnit
7 2 (0.57%) JIRA
7 2 (0.57%) Subversion
8 1 (0.29%) NUnit
8 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.29%) Firebug
8 1 (0.29%) MSI
8 1 (0.29%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
General
1 71 (20.29%) Finance
2 18 (5.14%) Banking
2 18 (5.14%) Retail
3 7 (2.00%) Retail Banking
4 6 (1.71%) Legal
4 6 (1.71%) Advertising
4 6 (1.71%) Marketing
4 6 (1.71%) Multimedia
5 3 (0.86%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.57%) Back Office
6 2 (0.57%) Games
7 1 (0.29%) French Language
7 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 84 (24.00%) Analyst
2 65 (18.57%) Developer
3 22 (6.29%) .NET Developer
4 20 (5.71%) Administrator
5 17 (4.86%) Service Desk Analyst
5 17 (4.86%) Service Analyst
5 17 (4.86%) Architect
6 15 (4.29%) Project Manager
6 15 (4.29%) Support Engineer
7 13 (3.71%) Exchange Engineer
7 13 (3.71%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (3.71%) Consultant
8 12 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
8 12 (3.43%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (2.86%) Test Analyst
9 10 (2.86%) Software Manager
9 10 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 8 (2.29%) Business Analyst
10 8 (2.29%) Configuration Manager
10 8 (2.29%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (20.57%) .NET
2 39 (11.14%) ASP.NET
3 35 (10.00%) Web Services
4 24 (6.86%) .NET Framework
5 21 (6.00%) WCF
6 16 (4.57%) XML
7 12 (3.43%) Middleware
8 11 (3.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 9 (2.57%) jQuery
9 9 (2.57%) HTML
9 9 (2.57%) CSS
10 7 (2.00%) WinForms
11 5 (1.43%) JSON
11 5 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (1.43%) WPF
11 5 (1.43%) LINQ
12 4 (1.14%) SOAP
12 4 (1.14%) WF
12 4 (1.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.57%) Blackberry
3 8 (2.29%) NHS
4 6 (1.71%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.71%) iPhone
5 5 (1.43%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.43%) iPad
6 4 (1.14%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.14%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.86%) PDA
8 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.57%) PMI
8 2 (0.57%) Replication
8 2 (0.57%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.57%) Wiki
8 2 (0.57%) Online Games
8 2 (0.57%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.57%) PKI
9 1 (0.29%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 127 (36.29%) Windows
2 43 (12.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (9.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (8.57%) Windows 7
5 23 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (4.00%) UNIX
7 9 (2.57%) Windows 8
8 8 (2.29%) Linux
9 6 (1.71%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (1.71%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.71%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.43%) VMS
11 2 (0.57%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.29%) Android
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.29%) CentOS
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (7.43%) ITIL
3 25 (7.14%) Migration
3 25 (7.14%) Project Management
4 24 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (5.14%) Service Management
6 14 (4.00%) MVC
6 14 (4.00%) SOA
7 12 (3.43%) Change Management
7 12 (3.43%) ETL
7 12 (3.43%) PRINCE2
8 10 (2.86%) Workflow
8 10 (2.86%) Scrum
8 10 (2.86%) Configuration Management
8 10 (2.86%) Unit Testing
9 9 (2.57%) CRM
9 9 (2.57%) Coaching
9 9 (2.57%) Analytics
10 8 (2.29%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (18.57%) SQL
2 55 (15.71%) C#
3 14 (4.00%) T-SQL
3 14 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 13 (3.71%) VB.NET
5 10 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.29%) VBA
7 7 (2.00%) Java
8 5 (1.43%) Objective-C
8 5 (1.43%) C++
8 5 (1.43%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.14%) VB
10 3 (0.86%) Ruby
10 3 (0.86%) Python
10 3 (0.86%) C
11 2 (0.57%) Delphi
11 2 (0.57%) PHP
12 1 (0.29%) COBOL
12 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (2.57%) Degree
3 8 (2.29%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.71%) ISEB
4 6 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.43%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.43%) MCSE
6 4 (1.14%) CCNA
6 4 (1.14%) MCSA
7 3 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.86%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.86%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.57%) CCNP
9 1 (0.29%) MCITP
9 1 (0.29%) APMP
9 1 (0.29%) MCP
9 1 (0.29%) PMP
9 1 (0.29%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.43%) QA
2 5 (1.43%) SLA
3 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 115 (32.86%) Active Directory
2 36 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.86%) vSphere
4 20 (5.71%) VMware ESX
5 7 (2.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.14%) XenApp
7 3 (0.86%) UAG
8 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (8.00%) SCCM
2 17 (4.86%) SCOM
3 14 (4.00%) NetBackup
4 7 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (0.86%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 3 (0.86%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.57%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.29%) WSUS
7 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 57 (16.29%) VMware
2 46 (13.14%) Oracle
3 25 (7.14%) Symantec
4 23 (6.57%) IBM
5 16 (4.57%) Cisco
6 15 (4.29%) HP
6 15 (4.29%) EMC
6 15 (4.29%) NetApp
7 12 (3.43%) Remedy
8 11 (3.14%) Citrix
9 10 (2.86%) Lotus
10 8 (2.29%) Perforce
10 8 (2.29%) Google
11 7 (2.00%) Postini
11 7 (2.00%) Dell
12 6 (1.71%) Sophos
13 4 (1.14%) Kofax
14 3 (0.86%) Veeam
14 3 (0.86%) CheckPoint
15 2 (0.57%) Cyber-Ark
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £15.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £market rates per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £20 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Market Rates +
Posted: 5 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £13.00 - £16.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Huxley Associates
Rate: £410 - £510 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + 6 months 7.2 project
Posted: 8 days ago
West Yorkshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 8 days ago
Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Rate: £18,000 to £22,000 depending on experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Bradford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Bradford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £700 - £750 per day + Expenses, Travel and Living
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 21 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago