The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 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 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 367 277 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.27% 13.43% 11.33%
As % of the Vendors category 31.97% 31.30% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 116 132
Average daily rate £310 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £169 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 42 26
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.82 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £24.90 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.00%
Vendors Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1148 885 1130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 44.63% 42.92% 44.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 413 519
Average daily rate £350 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £221 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 72 61
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.17 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Yorkshire region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Yorkshire region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 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
West Yorkshire +1 197 £325 +4.41% 143
South Yorkshire 0 76 £275 -23.61% 41
North Yorkshire +1 57 £263 -38.23% 33
East Yorkshire -2 8 £175 -61.11% 2
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England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 288 (43.31%) Windows
2 214 (32.18%) SQL Server
3 207 (31.13%) MS Excel
4 206 (30.98%) SQL
5 170 (25.56%) .NET
6 141 (21.20%) C#
7 125 (18.80%) MS Office
8 124 (18.65%) Active Directory
9 88 (13.23%) ASP.NET
10 84 (12.63%) VMware
11 83 (12.48%) MS Exchange
12 82 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 78 (11.73%) Windows 7
13 78 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
14 72 (10.83%) SQL Server 2008
15 71 (10.68%) T-SQL
16 67 (10.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 65 (9.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 64 (9.62%) ITIL
19 62 (9.32%) Windows Server 2003
20 61 (9.17%) JavaScript
20 61 (9.17%) CRM
21 60 (9.02%) Migration
22 56 (8.42%) Windows XP
23 55 (8.27%) SharePoint
23 55 (8.27%) Dynamics CRM
24 54 (8.12%) HTML
25 53 (7.97%) Visual Studio
26 51 (7.67%) MVC
27 49 (7.37%) Web Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 83 (12.48%) MS Exchange
2 55 (8.27%) SharePoint
3 38 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 26 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (3.61%) CMS
6 21 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
7 20 (3.01%) IIS
8 16 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (1.80%) Lync
11 9 (1.35%) IBM Notes
11 9 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (1.20%) WebSphere
13 7 (1.05%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
15 4 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
16 3 (0.45%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 207 (31.13%) MS Excel
2 125 (18.80%) MS Office
3 29 (4.36%) MS Project
4 24 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.95%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.75%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.15%) CATIA
8 1 (0.15%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 55 (8.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.75%) Tridion
3 5 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.45%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.30%) Office 365
4 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.02%) SAN
2 26 (3.91%) TCP/IP
3 25 (3.76%) DNS
4 23 (3.46%) Firewall
5 19 (2.86%) DHCP
6 18 (2.71%) VPN
6 18 (2.71%) Internet
7 15 (2.26%) LAN
8 14 (2.11%) WAN
9 12 (1.80%) Wireless
10 9 (1.35%) NetScaler
11 8 (1.20%) IPsec
11 8 (1.20%) MPLS
11 8 (1.20%) HTTP
12 7 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.90%) NAS
13 6 (0.90%) Intranet
13 6 (0.90%) VoIP
14 3 (0.45%) LDAP
14 3 (0.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (32.18%) SQL Server
2 72 (10.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (10.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 65 (9.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 24 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (3.31%) MySQL
8 18 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.50%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (0.90%) MS Access
14 5 (0.75%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.75%) NoSQL
15 4 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (0.60%) EDRMS
15 4 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
15 4 (0.60%) DTS
16 3 (0.45%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 53 (7.97%) Visual Studio
2 18 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.05%) NUnit
4 5 (0.75%) Subversion
4 5 (0.75%) Maven
4 5 (0.75%) InstallShield
5 4 (0.60%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 4 (0.60%) JIRA
5 4 (0.60%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.60%) PhoneGap
6 3 (0.45%) Hudson
6 3 (0.45%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.45%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.15%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.15%) MSI
8 1 (0.15%) MorphX
8 1 (0.15%) MSTest
General
1 49 (7.37%) Finance
2 21 (3.16%) Banking
3 14 (2.11%) Retail
4 9 (1.35%) Advertising
5 8 (1.20%) Legal
6 7 (1.05%) Publishing
7 5 (0.75%) Back Office
7 5 (0.75%) Local Government
8 4 (0.60%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.15%) French Language
10 1 (0.15%) Billing
10 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.15%) Games
10 1 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 173 (26.02%) Developer
2 112 (16.84%) Analyst
3 53 (7.97%) .NET Developer
4 52 (7.82%) Administrator
5 47 (7.07%) DBA
6 39 (5.86%) SQL DBA
7 32 (4.81%) C# Developer
8 28 (4.21%) CRM Developer
9 27 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 26 (3.91%) Architect
11 24 (3.61%) SQL Server DBA
12 23 (3.46%) Service Analyst
12 23 (3.46%) Support Analyst
12 23 (3.46%) Service Desk Analyst
13 22 (3.31%) Support Engineer
13 22 (3.31%) Consultant
14 19 (2.86%) 1st Line Support
15 17 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
15 17 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 16 (2.41%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (25.56%) .NET
2 88 (13.23%) ASP.NET
3 54 (8.12%) HTML
4 49 (7.37%) Web Services
5 46 (6.92%) CSS
6 43 (6.47%) WCF
7 35 (5.26%) XML
8 33 (4.96%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (4.36%) WPF
9 29 (4.36%) jQuery
10 23 (3.46%) .NET Framework
11 22 (3.31%) SOAP
12 20 (3.01%) REST
13 18 (2.71%) Silverlight
14 17 (2.56%) Middleware
15 16 (2.41%) HTML5
16 13 (1.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 13 (1.95%) WinForms
17 12 (1.80%) CSS3
18 11 (1.65%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.11%) Clustering
2 21 (3.16%) Blackberry
3 19 (2.86%) NHS
4 11 (1.65%) Management Information System
4 11 (1.65%) Data Integration
4 11 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (1.35%) Semantic Web
6 8 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.05%) Statistics
8 6 (0.90%) Graphic Design
8 6 (0.90%) Replication
8 6 (0.90%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.75%) PKI
10 4 (0.60%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.60%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.60%) Firmware
10 4 (0.60%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (0.60%) E-Learning
11 3 (0.45%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 288 (43.31%) Windows
2 82 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 78 (11.73%) Windows 7
4 62 (9.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (8.42%) Windows XP
6 33 (4.96%) UNIX
7 24 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (3.46%) Linux
9 11 (1.65%) Windows 8
10 9 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.90%) Windows Vista
11 6 (0.90%) CentOS
12 4 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.60%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.60%) AIX
12 4 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.60%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.45%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.30%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (9.62%) ITIL
3 61 (9.17%) CRM
4 60 (9.02%) Migration
5 51 (7.67%) MVC
6 45 (6.77%) Project Management
7 34 (5.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 31 (4.66%) Performance Tuning
9 30 (4.51%) Scrum
10 28 (4.21%) TDD
11 27 (4.06%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (3.76%) OO
13 23 (3.46%) Data Modelling
14 22 (3.31%) PRINCE2
15 20 (3.01%) Service Management
15 20 (3.01%) Business Analysis
15 20 (3.01%) Test Scripting
15 20 (3.01%) Time Management
16 18 (2.71%) SOA
17 17 (2.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 206 (30.98%) SQL
2 141 (21.20%) C#
3 71 (10.68%) T-SQL
4 61 (9.17%) JavaScript
5 43 (6.47%) Java
6 20 (3.01%) VB.NET
7 16 (2.41%) PowerShell
8 15 (2.26%) VB
9 13 (1.95%) C++
10 12 (1.80%) C
10 12 (1.80%) XAML
11 10 (1.50%) Perl
12 9 (1.35%) PHP
13 7 (1.05%) VB6
14 6 (0.90%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.75%) VBScript
15 5 (0.75%) VBA
16 3 (0.45%) Ruby
17 2 (0.30%) COBOL
17 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (2.41%) MCSE
3 13 (1.95%) ISEB
3 13 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (1.65%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.50%) Degree
5 10 (1.50%) MCSA
6 9 (1.35%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.05%) MCITP
8 6 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.90%) MCP
9 4 (0.60%) CCNA
9 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.45%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 2 (0.30%) MCDST
11 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.30%) CCA
11 2 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.30%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.81%) SLA
2 25 (3.76%) QA
3 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 124 (18.65%) Active Directory
2 40 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.06%) vSphere
4 26 (3.91%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (2.56%) Terminal Services
7 12 (1.80%) XenApp
8 10 (1.50%) XenServer
8 10 (1.50%) Forefront TMG
9 9 (1.35%) VMware ESX
10 8 (1.20%) Xen
11 7 (1.05%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.75%) UAG
12 5 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.60%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.45%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.30%) MetaFrame
16 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.15%) LiteSpeed
16 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 36 (5.41%) SCCM
2 20 (3.01%) SCOM
3 6 (0.90%) WSUS
4 5 (0.75%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.60%) SCDPM
5 4 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.45%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.45%) Puppet
6 3 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.45%) Foglight
6 3 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.45%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.30%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.30%) DameWare
7 2 (0.30%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.30%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 84 (12.63%) VMware
2 45 (6.77%) HP
3 42 (6.32%) Oracle
3 42 (6.32%) Cisco
4 40 (6.02%) Citrix
5 20 (3.01%) IBM
6 19 (2.86%) NetApp
7 16 (2.41%) EMC
8 10 (1.50%) Business Objects
8 10 (1.50%) Remedy
8 10 (1.50%) CheckPoint
9 9 (1.35%) Lotus
9 9 (1.35%) SAP
10 8 (1.20%) Dell
10 8 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.20%) Siebel
10 8 (1.20%) Brocade
11 6 (0.90%) JBoss
12 5 (0.75%) Sybase
12 5 (0.75%) Symantec
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