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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 221 161 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.40% 10.03% 9.95%
As % of the Vendors category 32.03% 25.84% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 85 66
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £125 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £390 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 25
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £12.80 £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -4.27%
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
690 623 612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 38.72% 38.82% 43.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 361 279
Average daily rate £363 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 39
Average hourly rate £15.50 £11.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £40.80 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 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
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 4 March 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 +2 138 £325 +18.18% 94
Bradford +17 51 £325 -10.34% 20
Halifax -2 12 £275 -8.33% 5
Wakefield +1 5 £400 +25.00% 7
Huddersfield - 4 £180 - 5
Dewsbury - 2 - -
Wetherby - - - - 1
Keighley - - - -
Mirfield - - - - 1
Pontefract - - - -
Heckmondwike - - - -
Brighouse - - - -
Castleford - - - - 2
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 159 (38.13%) MS Excel
2 110 (26.38%) Finance
3 104 (24.94%) Windows
4 97 (23.26%) SQL Server
5 89 (21.34%) MS Office
6 83 (19.90%) SQL
7 79 (18.94%) .NET
8 71 (17.03%) Oracle
8 71 (17.03%) VMware
9 70 (16.79%) Active Directory
10 69 (16.55%) C#
11 60 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (11.51%) ASP.NET
13 46 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
14 45 (10.79%) ITIL
14 45 (10.79%) MS Exchange
15 41 (9.83%) Business Intelligence
16 40 (9.59%) SharePoint
16 40 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
17 38 (9.11%) CRM
18 37 (8.87%) JavaScript
19 36 (8.63%) Project Management
20 35 (8.39%) Windows Server 2008
21 34 (8.15%) PRINCE2
22 33 (7.91%) HTML
22 33 (7.91%) IBM
22 33 (7.91%) NHS
23 29 (6.95%) SQL Server 2008
24 28 (6.71%) Retail
24 28 (6.71%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 45 (10.79%) MS Exchange
2 40 (9.59%) SharePoint
3 22 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (4.56%) IIS
6 12 (2.88%) Lotus Domino
7 11 (2.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.68%) Lync
10 6 (1.44%) Oracle BPEL
11 5 (1.20%) SAS
12 4 (0.96%) Tuxedo
12 4 (0.96%) CMS
13 3 (0.72%) TeamSite
13 3 (0.72%) WorkSite
13 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.48%) nginx
14 2 (0.48%) Jetty
Applications
1 159 (38.13%) MS Excel
2 89 (21.34%) MS Office
3 17 (4.08%) MS Project
4 16 (3.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (3.60%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.44%) Adobe Captivate
6 6 (1.44%) Photoshop
6 6 (1.44%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (1.44%) InDesign
7 3 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.48%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.24%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 22 (5.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (4.80%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.96%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.72%) Exstream
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.24%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.36%) Office 365
2 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.48%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.48%) GitHub
3 2 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.04%) SAN
2 17 (4.08%) NAS
3 14 (3.36%) DNS
4 13 (3.12%) DHCP
4 13 (3.12%) VPN
5 10 (2.40%) Intranet
6 9 (2.16%) Internet
7 8 (1.92%) FTP
8 7 (1.68%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (1.44%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (1.44%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.44%) Ethernet
9 6 (1.44%) SMTP
9 6 (1.44%) DMZ
10 5 (1.20%) SSL
10 5 (1.20%) RTSP
11 4 (0.96%) HTTP
11 4 (0.96%) Firewall
11 4 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (6.47%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (5.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (5.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (4.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (4.32%) Relational Database
8 15 (3.60%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (2.40%) Oracle ODI
10 8 (1.92%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.92%) QlikView
11 6 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.20%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.20%) OLAP
13 4 (0.96%) MS Access
14 3 (0.72%) FileMaker
14 3 (0.72%) MySQL
14 3 (0.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 18 (4.32%) Visual Studio
2 15 (3.60%) Oracle Forms
3 14 (3.36%) Selenium
4 12 (2.88%) Hudson
5 11 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (2.64%) NUnit
5 11 (2.64%) Rhino Mocks
6 7 (1.68%) MSI
7 6 (1.44%) SpecFlow
8 5 (1.20%) JIRA
8 5 (1.20%) Subversion
8 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.96%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.72%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.48%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.24%) Ranorex
12 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
General
1 110 (26.38%) Finance
2 28 (6.71%) Retail
3 27 (6.47%) Banking
4 9 (2.16%) Legal
5 7 (1.68%) Advertising
5 7 (1.68%) Publishing
5 7 (1.68%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.96%) Marketing
7 4 (0.96%) Games
7 4 (0.96%) Law
8 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.72%) Back Office
8 3 (0.72%) Interactive Media
8 3 (0.72%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (23.02%) Developer
2 81 (19.42%) Analyst
3 31 (7.43%) Architect
4 30 (7.19%) .NET Developer
5 24 (5.76%) Consultant
6 23 (5.52%) Project Manager
7 22 (5.28%) SQL Developer
8 21 (5.04%) Administrator
9 19 (4.56%) Business Analyst
10 15 (3.60%) Support Engineer
10 15 (3.60%) Support Analyst
11 13 (3.12%) Test Analyst
11 13 (3.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 13 (3.12%) Designer
12 12 (2.88%) Desktop Support
13 11 (2.64%) Service Analyst
13 11 (2.64%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (2.64%) Software Manager
13 11 (2.64%) Desktop Engineer
14 10 (2.40%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (18.94%) .NET
2 48 (11.51%) ASP.NET
3 33 (7.91%) HTML
4 26 (6.24%) CSS
5 21 (5.04%) Web Services
6 19 (4.56%) jQuery
7 18 (4.32%) .NET Framework
8 15 (3.60%) ASP.NET Web API
8 15 (3.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 14 (3.36%) JSON
9 14 (3.36%) Middleware
10 13 (3.12%) XML
11 11 (2.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (2.40%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 10 (2.40%) Oracle Fusion
12 10 (2.40%) NHibernate
13 9 (2.16%) Hibernate
14 8 (1.92%) WCF
15 7 (1.68%) HTML5
16 6 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.91%) NHS
2 22 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.40%) User Experience
4 7 (1.68%) E-Learning
5 6 (1.44%) PDA
5 6 (1.44%) Reference Data
5 6 (1.44%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.44%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.20%) Data Structures
7 4 (0.96%) Visualisation
7 4 (0.96%) Learning Management System
7 4 (0.96%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.96%) Data Integration
7 4 (0.96%) Replication
7 4 (0.96%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.72%) Graphic Design
8 3 (0.72%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.72%) Physics
8 3 (0.72%) iPhone
8 3 (0.72%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 104 (24.94%) Windows
2 35 (8.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (6.00%) Windows 7
3 25 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (4.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (4.08%) Linux
6 16 (3.84%) Windows XP
7 14 (3.36%) UNIX
8 9 (2.16%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.44%) Android
10 4 (0.96%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.96%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.72%) VMS
11 3 (0.72%) CentOS
12 1 (0.24%) Debian
12 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (10.79%) ITIL
3 41 (9.83%) Business Intelligence
4 40 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (9.11%) CRM
6 36 (8.63%) Project Management
7 34 (8.15%) PRINCE2
8 28 (6.71%) Migration
9 26 (6.24%) SOA
10 23 (5.52%) MVC
11 20 (4.80%) ETL
11 20 (4.80%) Configuration Management
12 18 (4.32%) Unit Testing
13 17 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (3.84%) OO
14 16 (3.84%) Service Delivery
14 16 (3.84%) Service Management
15 15 (3.60%) TDD
15 15 (3.60%) Asset Management
16 14 (3.36%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 83 (19.90%) SQL
2 69 (16.55%) C#
3 37 (8.87%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.84%) Java
4 16 (3.84%) T-SQL
5 11 (2.64%) VBA
6 5 (1.20%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.96%) Python
8 3 (0.72%) C
9 1 (0.24%) XAML
9 1 (0.24%) Perl
9 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.24%) VBScript
9 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.24%) C++
9 1 (0.24%) Ruby
9 1 (0.24%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (4.56%) Degree
2 18 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (2.64%) ISEB
3 11 (2.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 9 (2.16%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.68%) MCSE
6 6 (1.44%) MCSA
6 6 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.20%) MCP
7 5 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.96%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.72%) APMP
10 2 (0.48%) MCDST
10 2 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.48%) HND
11 1 (0.24%) CCNA
11 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.88%) QA
1 12 (2.88%) SLA
2 8 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) P3O
System Software
1 70 (16.79%) Active Directory
2 46 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.52%) vSphere
4 20 (4.80%) VMware ESX
5 10 (2.40%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.20%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.96%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.72%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.72%) XenApp
9 2 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.48%) Xen
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.24%) UAG
Systems Management
1 23 (5.52%) SCCM
2 15 (3.60%) SCOM
3 13 (3.12%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.20%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.20%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.96%) Ansible
6 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.48%) NSN NetAct
6 2 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.24%) Netcool
7 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.24%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 71 (17.03%) Oracle
1 71 (17.03%) VMware
2 33 (7.91%) IBM
3 24 (5.76%) HP
4 19 (4.56%) Citrix
5 18 (4.32%) Cisco
5 18 (4.32%) Symantec
6 14 (3.36%) Adobe
7 13 (3.12%) EMC
8 11 (2.64%) Perforce
8 11 (2.64%) Lotus
9 9 (2.16%) SAP
10 8 (1.92%) Remedy
11 7 (1.68%) Trillium
12 5 (1.20%) NetApp
12 5 (1.20%) LANDesk
13 4 (0.96%) Google
13 4 (0.96%) Infor
13 4 (0.96%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.96%) TIBCO
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Rate: £250 - £320 per day
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Rate: £120 per day
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Rate: competitive
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Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
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Leeds
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Rate: £375 - £450 per day
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West Yorkshire
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: Up to £400 per day
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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