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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 206 336 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.37% 14.84% 11.07%
As % of the Vendors category 30.16% 35.56% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 193 96
Median daily rate £345 £350 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 26
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £8.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £16.43 £18.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
683 945 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 34.39% 41.74% 42.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 582 398
Median daily rate £375 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 48 36
Median hourly rate £12.25 £13.60 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.89% +29.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £37.04 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.99% +5.82%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -8 141 £325 -7.80% 71
Bradford +1 34 £375 +7.14% 10
Wakefield +3 14 £338 - 4
Halifax -2 3 £361 +1.40% 1
Brighouse - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 139 (34.49%) Windows
2 130 (32.26%) SQL Server
3 125 (31.02%) MS Excel
4 119 (29.53%) SQL
5 92 (22.83%) Windows Server
6 87 (21.59%) Active Directory
7 72 (17.87%) Finance
8 69 (17.12%) VMware
9 61 (15.14%) .NET
10 59 (14.64%) MS Office
11 49 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 46 (11.41%) CRM
13 44 (10.92%) Oracle
14 43 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
14 43 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
15 40 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
15 40 (9.93%) Dynamics CRM
15 40 (9.93%) C#
16 39 (9.68%) ITIL
17 38 (9.43%) SharePoint
17 38 (9.43%) Cisco
18 36 (8.93%) Firewall
19 35 (8.68%) PowerShell
20 34 (8.44%) Office 365
21 32 (7.94%) Citrix
22 31 (7.69%) T-SQL
22 31 (7.69%) Migration
23 30 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
23 30 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
24 27 (6.70%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 26 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 23 (5.71%) IIS
4 15 (3.72%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.23%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.74%) SAS
7 7 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (1.49%) Jetty
8 6 (1.49%) nginx
8 6 (1.49%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.24%) Apache
9 5 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.24%) Mongrel
10 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.74%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 3 (0.74%) Joomla!
Applications
1 125 (31.02%) MS Excel
2 59 (14.64%) MS Office
3 14 (3.47%) InfoPath
4 13 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.23%) MS Project
6 4 (0.99%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.50%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 40 (9.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.99%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.25%) Aligne
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) Maximo
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (8.44%) Office 365
3 17 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.24%) Google App Engine
4 5 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.50%) PaaS
6 2 (0.50%) SaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.93%) Firewall
2 23 (5.71%) Network Security
2 23 (5.71%) WAN
3 22 (5.46%) LAN
3 22 (5.46%) SAN
4 20 (4.96%) DNS
5 16 (3.97%) DHCP
6 15 (3.72%) Reverse Proxy
6 15 (3.72%) TCP/IP
7 13 (3.23%) FTP
8 12 (2.98%) VPN
9 10 (2.48%) MPLS
10 9 (2.23%) Internet
11 7 (1.74%) Intranet
11 7 (1.74%) SSL
12 6 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (1.49%) HTTP
12 6 (1.49%) IPsec
12 6 (1.49%) Wireless
13 5 (1.24%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (4.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (2.73%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.48%) MySQL
9 9 (2.23%) Oracle Database
9 9 (2.23%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (1.74%) Big Data
10 7 (1.74%) MS Access
10 7 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.49%) DB2
12 5 (1.24%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.99%) Power BI
13 4 (0.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.48%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.24%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.24%) JIRA
4 4 (0.99%) Travis CI
5 3 (0.74%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.74%) MSI
6 2 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.50%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.50%) Selenium
6 2 (0.50%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.25%) NUnit
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.25%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.25%) WebDriver
General
1 72 (17.87%) Finance
2 17 (4.22%) Advertising
3 13 (3.23%) Legal
4 12 (2.98%) Banking
5 11 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.99%) Games
6 8 (1.99%) Retail
7 4 (0.99%) General Ledger
7 4 (0.99%) iGaming
7 4 (0.99%) Law
7 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.99%) Publishing
8 3 (0.74%) Local Government
8 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 82 (20.35%) Analyst
2 66 (16.38%) Developer
3 36 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (7.44%) Windows Engineer
5 27 (6.70%) Architect
6 25 (6.20%) Consultant
7 19 (4.71%) Business Analyst
8 18 (4.47%) .NET Developer
9 17 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
9 17 (4.22%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (3.97%) Technical Leader
11 14 (3.47%) Administrator
12 13 (3.23%) Server Engineer
12 13 (3.23%) Support Engineer
13 12 (2.98%) ETL Developer
14 11 (2.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 11 (2.73%) SQL Developer
15 10 (2.48%) 1st Line Support
15 10 (2.48%) VMware Engineer
15 10 (2.48%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (15.14%) .NET
2 19 (4.71%) ASP.NET
3 18 (4.47%) CSS
3 18 (4.47%) HTML
4 12 (2.98%) Web Services
5 11 (2.73%) WCF
6 10 (2.48%) .NET Framework
6 10 (2.48%) XML
7 9 (2.23%) Velocity
8 8 (1.99%) HTML5
8 8 (1.99%) SOAP
9 7 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (1.74%) REST
10 6 (1.49%) Ajax
10 6 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (1.49%) Servlets
11 5 (1.24%) J2EE
11 5 (1.24%) jQuery
11 5 (1.24%) WSDL
11 5 (1.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.73%) Clustering
3 11 (2.73%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.48%) Algorithms
5 9 (2.23%) Driving Licence
6 8 (1.99%) User Experience
7 6 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (1.49%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.24%) CCTV
8 5 (1.24%) e-Learning
8 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Licensing
8 5 (1.24%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.24%) Video Editing
9 4 (0.99%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (0.99%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.99%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.99%) Social Media
10 3 (0.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 139 (34.49%) Windows
2 92 (22.83%) Windows Server
3 43 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (5.46%) Windows 7
6 21 (5.21%) Linux
6 21 (5.21%) Unix
7 18 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.74%) Android
8 7 (1.74%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.49%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.24%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.74%) Solaris
11 3 (0.74%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.25%) AIX
12 1 (0.25%) HPUX
12 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (11.41%) CRM
2 43 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (9.68%) ITIL
4 31 (7.69%) Migration
5 30 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (6.20%) ETL
6 25 (6.20%) MVC
7 22 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (4.71%) Enterprise Architecture
8 19 (4.71%) Project Management
9 15 (3.72%) Unit Testing
9 15 (3.72%) Vulnerability Management
9 15 (3.72%) Waterfall
9 15 (3.72%) Web Development
10 14 (3.47%) Problem Management
11 13 (3.23%) Information Security
11 13 (3.23%) SOA
11 13 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (2.98%) Change Management
12 12 (2.98%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 119 (29.53%) SQL
2 40 (9.93%) C#
3 35 (8.68%) PowerShell
4 31 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 19 (4.71%) JavaScript
6 16 (3.97%) C++
7 15 (3.72%) Java
7 15 (3.72%) PHP
7 15 (3.72%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.49%) VB.NET
8 6 (1.49%) VBA
9 4 (0.99%) VB
10 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.74%) Ruby
10 3 (0.74%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.50%) Perl
11 2 (0.50%) VBScript
12 1 (0.25%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.25%) C
12 1 (0.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 22 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (3.23%) CCNA
3 13 (3.23%) MCSE
3 13 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.23%) CCNP
5 8 (1.99%) Degree
6 7 (1.74%) CISSP
7 5 (1.24%) CCDA
7 5 (1.24%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.99%) CCIE
8 4 (0.99%) CISM
8 4 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.99%) MCSA
8 4 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.74%) CISA
9 3 (0.74%) ISEB
9 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.74%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.98%) SLA
2 7 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.49%) QA
4 4 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.74%) HL7
6 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 87 (21.59%) Active Directory
2 49 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.49%) VMware Server
4 6 (1.49%) Xen
4 6 (1.49%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.24%) vSphere
6 4 (0.99%) XenApp
7 3 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.50%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.25%) KVM
9 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (5.96%) SCCM
2 16 (3.97%) SCOM
3 5 (1.24%) vMotion
4 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (0.74%) Opsview
5 3 (0.74%) WSUS
6 2 (0.50%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.50%) Puppet
7 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.25%) SCSM
7 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 69 (17.12%) VMware
2 44 (10.92%) Oracle
3 38 (9.43%) Cisco
4 32 (7.94%) Citrix
5 21 (5.21%) HP
6 16 (3.97%) Intel Security
7 13 (3.23%) Informatica
8 11 (2.73%) Dell
9 9 (2.23%) SAP
10 8 (1.99%) NetApp
11 6 (1.49%) Apple
11 6 (1.49%) Brocade
11 6 (1.49%) Google
11 6 (1.49%) SonicWALL
11 6 (1.49%) Sybase
12 5 (1.24%) Adobe
12 5 (1.24%) NETGEAR
12 5 (1.24%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.99%) CommVault
13 4 (0.99%) IBM
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