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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 193 199 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.34% 12.86% 12.22%
As % of the Vendors category 26.08% 29.48% 27.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 86 122
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £137 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £389 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 23
Average hourly rate £10.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.08 £45.00 £30.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
740 675 870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 43.48% 43.63% 44.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 346 413
Average daily rate £338 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 42 40
Average hourly rate £10.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 -2 117 £288 -13.85% 79
Bradford +9 27 £338 +8.00% 17
Halifax -8 11 £363 +31.81% 3
Wakefield 0 9 - - 3
Huddersfield +4 4 £425 +37.09% 1
Ilkley - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 4
Batley - - - -
Brighouse - - - -
Castleford - - - - 1
Cleckheaton - - - - 1
Ossett - - - -
Otley - - - - 1
Pontefract - - - -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 144 (40.68%) Windows
2 123 (34.75%) MS Excel
3 98 (27.68%) Active Directory
4 96 (27.12%) SQL Server
5 75 (21.19%) SQL
6 70 (19.77%) .NET
7 63 (17.80%) C#
7 63 (17.80%) MS Office
8 61 (17.23%) MS Exchange
9 51 (14.41%) Finance
10 44 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (12.15%) SharePoint
12 40 (11.30%) VMware
13 39 (11.02%) Windows 7
14 37 (10.45%) ASP.NET
15 36 (10.17%) Web Services
16 35 (9.89%) Oracle
16 35 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
17 33 (9.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 33 (9.32%) ITIL
18 30 (8.47%) Visual Studio
18 30 (8.47%) HP
19 29 (8.19%) Windows Server 2003
20 28 (7.91%) Migration
21 26 (7.34%) Cisco
21 26 (7.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 25 (7.06%) SCCM
22 25 (7.06%) SAN
22 25 (7.06%) T-SQL
23 24 (6.78%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 61 (17.23%) MS Exchange
2 43 (12.15%) SharePoint
3 21 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (4.52%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (4.24%) SharePoint 2010
5 15 (4.24%) Lync
6 11 (3.11%) CMS
7 10 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (2.54%) IIS
9 8 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.98%) Oracle Service Bus
11 6 (1.69%) SAS
11 6 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (1.13%) IBM Notes
12 4 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.56%) WorkSite
14 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 123 (34.75%) MS Excel
2 63 (17.80%) MS Office
3 16 (4.52%) MS Project
4 12 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.98%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.69%) InfoPath
7 5 (1.41%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.98%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.85%) Office 365
2 2 (0.56%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.06%) SAN
2 17 (4.80%) VPN
3 15 (4.24%) Firewall
4 12 (3.39%) Internet
5 11 (3.11%) DNS
5 11 (3.11%) TCP/IP
5 11 (3.11%) WAN
6 10 (2.82%) DHCP
6 10 (2.82%) LAN
6 10 (2.82%) Wireless
7 8 (2.26%) IPsec
7 8 (2.26%) MPLS
8 7 (1.98%) Intranet
8 7 (1.98%) FTP
9 6 (1.69%) Unified Communications
10 5 (1.41%) S/MIME
11 3 (0.85%) NAS
11 3 (0.85%) SSL
12 2 (0.56%) DSL
12 2 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (27.12%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (7.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (5.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (2.82%) MySQL
8 9 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.98%) EDRMS
9 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (1.13%) SQLite
10 4 (1.13%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.13%) MS Access
10 4 (1.13%) OLAP
11 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 2 (0.56%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.56%) IDOL
12 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (8.47%) Visual Studio
2 15 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.26%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (1.98%) Hudson
5 5 (1.41%) MSTest
6 3 (0.85%) Selenium
6 3 (0.85%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.56%) NUnit
7 2 (0.56%) Subversion
7 2 (0.56%) JUnit
7 2 (0.56%) JIRA
7 2 (0.56%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.28%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.28%) Firebug
8 1 (0.28%) Maven
8 1 (0.28%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 51 (14.41%) Finance
2 19 (5.37%) Banking
3 15 (4.24%) Retail
4 9 (2.54%) Advertising
5 8 (2.26%) Legal
6 6 (1.69%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.41%) Marketing
8 4 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.85%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.85%) Local Government
10 2 (0.56%) Back Office
10 2 (0.56%) Games
11 1 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 77 (21.75%) Analyst
2 71 (20.06%) Developer
3 19 (5.37%) Service Analyst
3 19 (5.37%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (4.80%) .NET Developer
5 16 (4.52%) Support Engineer
6 15 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (4.24%) Administrator
6 15 (4.24%) Project Manager
6 15 (4.24%) DBA
7 13 (3.67%) Consultant
8 11 (3.11%) SQL DBA
9 10 (2.82%) Desktop Engineer
9 10 (2.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 10 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (2.82%) Architect
9 10 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (2.82%) SharePoint Developer
9 10 (2.82%) CRM Developer
10 9 (2.54%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (19.77%) .NET
2 37 (10.45%) ASP.NET
3 36 (10.17%) Web Services
4 24 (6.78%) .NET Framework
5 23 (6.50%) WCF
6 18 (5.08%) XML
7 17 (4.80%) HTML
8 15 (4.24%) CSS
9 11 (3.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 10 (2.82%) Middleware
10 10 (2.82%) WinForms
10 10 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (2.26%) XMPP
11 8 (2.26%) LINQ
11 8 (2.26%) jQuery
12 7 (1.98%) WF
13 6 (1.69%) WPF
14 5 (1.41%) JSON
14 5 (1.41%) Ajax
15 4 (1.13%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.11%) Clustering
2 10 (2.82%) Blackberry
3 6 (1.69%) N-Tier
3 6 (1.69%) iPhone
4 5 (1.41%) iPad
4 5 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.13%) NHS
5 4 (1.13%) Statistics
5 4 (1.13%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.56%) PDA
6 2 (0.56%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.56%) Online Games
6 2 (0.56%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.56%) PMI
6 2 (0.56%) Replication
7 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.28%) GIS
7 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 144 (40.68%) Windows
2 39 (11.02%) Windows 7
3 35 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (8.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (4.80%) UNIX
6 16 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.26%) Linux
7 8 (2.26%) Windows XP
8 7 (1.98%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.69%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.13%) CentOS
11 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.56%) VMS
12 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.56%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (9.32%) ITIL
3 28 (7.91%) Migration
4 23 (6.50%) Project Management
5 20 (5.65%) Service Management
6 19 (5.37%) MVC
6 19 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (4.52%) CRM
8 15 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (3.67%) Workflow
9 13 (3.67%) Data Modelling
9 13 (3.67%) Change Management
9 13 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (3.39%) Scrum
11 11 (3.11%) PRINCE2
11 11 (3.11%) Data Management
12 10 (2.82%) Unit Testing
12 10 (2.82%) Configuration Management
12 10 (2.82%) Master Data Management
13 9 (2.54%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 75 (21.19%) SQL
2 63 (17.80%) C#
3 25 (7.06%) T-SQL
4 19 (5.37%) PowerShell
5 18 (5.08%) VB.NET
6 17 (4.80%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.69%) Java
7 6 (1.69%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.41%) C++
8 5 (1.41%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.13%) VB
9 4 (1.13%) VBA
9 4 (1.13%) Perl
9 4 (1.13%) PHP
10 3 (0.85%) C
10 3 (0.85%) Python
11 2 (0.56%) Ruby
11 2 (0.56%) Delphi
12 1 (0.28%) COBOL
12 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (2.26%) MCSE
2 8 (2.26%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.98%) Degree
4 6 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.69%) ISEB
5 5 (1.41%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.13%) MCSA
6 4 (1.13%) CCNA
6 4 (1.13%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.85%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.56%) MCITP
8 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.56%) MCP
8 2 (0.56%) CCNP
9 1 (0.28%) CCA
9 1 (0.28%) CISSP
9 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.80%) QA
2 14 (3.95%) SLA
3 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 98 (27.68%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (5.08%) Hyper-V
2 18 (5.08%) vSphere
3 10 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (2.26%) Xen
5 6 (1.69%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.41%) XenApp
7 4 (1.13%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.85%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.56%) UAG
9 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.28%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 25 (7.06%) SCCM
2 8 (2.26%) SCOM
3 5 (1.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (1.41%) SCOrch
4 4 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.85%) WSUS
5 3 (0.85%) SCDPM
5 3 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.56%) Sysprep
6 2 (0.56%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.28%) Cacti
7 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.28%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 40 (11.30%) VMware
2 35 (9.89%) Oracle
3 30 (8.47%) HP
4 26 (7.34%) Cisco
5 18 (5.08%) NetApp
6 14 (3.95%) EMC
6 14 (3.95%) Citrix
6 14 (3.95%) IBM
7 11 (3.11%) Remedy
8 10 (2.82%) Symantec
9 7 (1.98%) Kofax
9 7 (1.98%) Perforce
9 7 (1.98%) Dell
10 6 (1.69%) Google
11 5 (1.41%) Postini
12 4 (1.13%) Lotus
12 4 (1.13%) Sophos
13 3 (0.85%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.85%) Veeam
13 3 (0.85%) SolarWinds
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Leeds
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Bradford
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Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per annum
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Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
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