The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Yorkshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 187 134 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.66% 10.30% 10.41%
As % of the Vendors category 26.04% 26.17% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 56 90
Average daily rate £325 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £137 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 13
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.46 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.71% +3.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.10 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £23.75 £15.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Vendors Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
718 512 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 40.91% 39.35% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 217 347
Average daily rate £350 £300 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 31
Average hourly rate £11.50 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £8.76 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £34.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -3 140 £325 +3.83% 64
Halifax -3 9 £300 +72.41% 6
Bradford -1 8 £238 +3.26% 9
Wakefield -2 3 £550 +46.66% 3
Pudsey - 3 £300 -
Huddersfield -4 1 £225 +7.14% 8
Bingley - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 2
Brighouse - - - -
Castleford - - - - 1
Cleckheaton - - - -
Ossett - - - -
Otley - - - -
Pontefract - - - - 1
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 153 (44.22%) Windows
2 120 (34.68%) MS Excel
3 113 (32.66%) SQL Server
4 91 (26.30%) SQL
5 75 (21.68%) .NET
5 75 (21.68%) MS Office
6 62 (17.92%) Active Directory
7 60 (17.34%) C#
8 50 (14.45%) MS Exchange
8 50 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
9 47 (13.58%) Migration
10 46 (13.29%) Windows 7
11 38 (10.98%) T-SQL
12 36 (10.40%) ASP.NET
13 35 (10.12%) VMware
13 35 (10.12%) Windows Server 2008
14 34 (9.83%) CRM
15 33 (9.54%) Finance
16 32 (9.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 31 (8.96%) Dynamics CRM
17 31 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 31 (8.96%) SharePoint
17 31 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
18 30 (8.67%) Oracle
19 26 (7.51%) SQL Server 2008
20 25 (7.23%) Project Management
21 24 (6.94%) ITIL
22 23 (6.65%) MS Project
22 23 (6.65%) HP
22 23 (6.65%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 50 (14.45%) MS Exchange
2 31 (8.96%) SharePoint
3 21 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (3.76%) CMS
4 13 (3.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (3.18%) Lync
6 10 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.89%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (2.31%) IIS
7 8 (2.31%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.73%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.16%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.58%) LiveCycle
10 2 (0.58%) nginx
11 1 (0.29%) Confluence
11 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Portal
11 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 120 (34.68%) MS Excel
2 75 (21.68%) MS Office
3 23 (6.65%) MS Project
4 12 (3.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.45%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.29%) CATIA
8 1 (0.29%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 31 (8.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.58%) Office 365
3 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.36%) SAN
2 17 (4.91%) DNS
3 15 (4.34%) TCP/IP
4 14 (4.05%) VPN
4 14 (4.05%) DHCP
4 14 (4.05%) Firewall
5 10 (2.89%) Wireless
6 8 (2.31%) IPsec
6 8 (2.31%) Internet
6 8 (2.31%) MPLS
7 6 (1.73%) WAN
8 5 (1.45%) LAN
9 4 (1.16%) Intranet
10 3 (0.87%) SSL
10 3 (0.87%) FTP
10 3 (0.87%) DSL
10 3 (0.87%) VLAN
10 3 (0.87%) NAS
10 3 (0.87%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.58%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (32.66%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (7.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (3.76%) MySQL
5 13 (3.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.31%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.16%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.16%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.16%) EDRMS
11 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.58%) Data Mart
12 2 (0.58%) DTS
12 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (6.36%) Visual Studio
2 14 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.16%) PhoneGap
3 4 (1.16%) InstallShield
3 4 (1.16%) NUnit
3 4 (1.16%) JIRA
4 3 (0.87%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.58%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.58%) Maven
5 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.29%) MSTest
6 1 (0.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.29%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.29%) MSI
General
1 33 (9.54%) Finance
2 14 (4.05%) Banking
3 13 (3.76%) Retail
4 8 (2.31%) Legal
5 6 (1.73%) Publishing
6 5 (1.45%) Advertising
7 4 (1.16%) Local Government
8 3 (0.87%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 70 (20.23%) Developer
2 66 (19.08%) Analyst
3 29 (8.38%) Administrator
4 25 (7.23%) DBA
5 18 (5.20%) SQL DBA
6 16 (4.62%) Architect
7 15 (4.34%) Service Analyst
7 15 (4.34%) .NET Developer
7 15 (4.34%) Service Desk Analyst
8 14 (4.05%) Test Analyst
9 13 (3.76%) Project Manager
10 12 (3.47%) Consultant
11 11 (3.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (2.89%) SQL Server DBA
12 10 (2.89%) Senior Developer
12 10 (2.89%) Business Analyst
12 10 (2.89%) Microsoft Developer
13 9 (2.60%) Technical Architect
13 9 (2.60%) Support Engineer
13 9 (2.60%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (21.68%) .NET
2 36 (10.40%) ASP.NET
3 22 (6.36%) WCF
4 20 (5.78%) HTML
5 19 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (4.91%) Web Services
7 16 (4.62%) WPF
8 15 (4.34%) CSS
9 11 (3.18%) Middleware
9 11 (3.18%) WinForms
10 8 (2.31%) XMPP
10 8 (2.31%) .NET Framework
11 7 (2.02%) HTML5
11 7 (2.02%) jQuery
12 6 (1.73%) XML
13 5 (1.45%) Ajax
14 4 (1.16%) OpenGL
14 4 (1.16%) Ext JS
14 4 (1.16%) WF
14 4 (1.16%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.65%) Clustering
2 11 (3.18%) NHS
2 11 (3.18%) Blackberry
3 8 (2.31%) Data Integration
3 8 (2.31%) Semantic Web
4 7 (2.02%) Statistics
5 6 (1.73%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.45%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.16%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.16%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (1.16%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.87%) Replication
9 2 (0.58%) VLE
9 2 (0.58%) PKI
9 2 (0.58%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.58%) Open Source
9 2 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.29%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.29%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 153 (44.22%) Windows
2 46 (13.29%) Windows 7
3 35 (10.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (6.07%) UNIX
6 20 (5.78%) Windows XP
7 13 (3.76%) Linux
8 12 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.02%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (1.16%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.16%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.16%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.87%) AIX
12 3 (0.87%) CentOS
13 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.29%) Android
14 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (13.58%) Migration
3 34 (9.83%) CRM
4 25 (7.23%) Project Management
5 24 (6.94%) ITIL
6 23 (6.65%) MVC
7 18 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (5.20%) Data Modelling
8 14 (4.05%) TDD
9 13 (3.76%) Business Analysis
9 13 (3.76%) PRINCE2
9 13 (3.76%) OO
9 13 (3.76%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (3.47%) Scrum
10 12 (3.47%) Data Analysis
11 11 (3.18%) Asset Management
11 11 (3.18%) Service Management
12 10 (2.89%) Data Management
12 10 (2.89%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (26.30%) SQL
2 60 (17.34%) C#
3 38 (10.98%) T-SQL
4 16 (4.62%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.18%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.60%) VB
6 9 (2.60%) Java
7 8 (2.31%) C++
7 8 (2.31%) VB.NET
8 7 (2.02%) C
9 6 (1.73%) PHP
9 6 (1.73%) VB6
10 4 (1.16%) XAML
10 4 (1.16%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.16%) Perl
11 2 (0.58%) COBOL
11 2 (0.58%) Ruby
12 1 (0.29%) VBA
12 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (2.89%) MCSE
2 10 (2.89%) ISEB
3 8 (2.31%) Degree
4 5 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.45%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.87%) MCP
6 3 (0.87%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.87%) MCSA
7 2 (0.58%) CCNA
8 1 (0.29%) CCDA
8 1 (0.29%) CCDP
8 1 (0.29%) OCP
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.29%) MOS
8 1 (0.29%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.36%) SLA
2 17 (4.91%) QA
3 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (17.92%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.62%) Hyper-V
2 16 (4.62%) vSphere
3 14 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.31%) Xen
6 7 (2.02%) Terminal Services
7 6 (1.73%) XenApp
8 5 (1.45%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.45%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.58%) UAG
11 2 (0.58%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (6.36%) SCCM
2 6 (1.73%) SCOM
3 5 (1.45%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.58%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.58%) Puppet
5 2 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.58%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.58%) WSUS
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.29%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.29%) Cacti
6 1 (0.29%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 35 (10.12%) VMware
2 30 (8.67%) Oracle
3 23 (6.65%) HP
4 22 (6.36%) Cisco
5 19 (5.49%) Citrix
6 14 (4.05%) EMC
7 11 (3.18%) IBM
8 10 (2.89%) NetApp
9 9 (2.60%) Business Objects
10 6 (1.73%) Lotus
11 5 (1.45%) Remedy
12 4 (1.16%) Kofax
12 4 (1.16%) Dell
12 4 (1.16%) Sencha
12 4 (1.16%) Percona
13 3 (0.87%) Splunk
13 3 (0.87%) Adobe
13 3 (0.87%) CheckPoint
14 2 (0.58%) Symantec
14 2 (0.58%) Perforce
West Yorkshire
OSM Ltd
Rate: negotiable day rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £16 - £24 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £16 - £24 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £800 - £900 per day + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + 9 month contracts
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Blue Town Online
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £11.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago