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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 228 310 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 9.86% 14.62% 13.24%
As % of the Vendors category 24.23% 30.91% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 142 164
Average daily rate
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£300 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £168 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 46 42
Average hourly rate £12.62 £15.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.87% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.60 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.83 £39.75 £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Vendors Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
941 1003 1214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 40.68% 47.29% 47.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 503 601
Average daily rate £350 £308 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -5.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 80 88
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.79 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £44.42 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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
West Yorkshire -4 158 £313 - 126
South Yorkshire -5 45 £238 -20.83% 33
North Yorkshire -6 17 £300 +3.44% 23
East Yorkshire -5 3 £320 - 5
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 238 (41.18%) Windows
2 180 (31.14%) MS Excel
3 161 (27.85%) SQL Server
4 142 (24.57%) SQL
5 134 (23.18%) Active Directory
6 126 (21.80%) .NET
7 106 (18.34%) MS Office
8 102 (17.65%) C#
9 75 (12.98%) MS Exchange
10 72 (12.46%) Finance
11 71 (12.28%) Windows 7
12 67 (11.59%) VMware
13 64 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
13 64 (11.07%) ASP.NET
14 60 (10.38%) ITIL
15 58 (10.03%) SharePoint
15 58 (10.03%) Windows Server 2008
16 56 (9.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 53 (9.17%) HP
17 53 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
18 49 (8.48%) Windows XP
18 49 (8.48%) T-SQL
19 48 (8.30%) SQL Server 2008
20 47 (8.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 46 (7.96%) Web Services
22 45 (7.79%) Migration
23 44 (7.61%) HTML
24 43 (7.44%) Oracle
25 42 (7.27%) JavaScript
26 41 (7.09%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 75 (12.98%) MS Exchange
2 58 (10.03%) SharePoint
3 22 (3.81%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (3.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 18 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (2.60%) IIS
8 14 (2.42%) CMS
9 12 (2.08%) Lync
10 11 (1.90%) SharePoint Server
10 11 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.04%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.69%) SAS
13 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
14 3 (0.52%) LiveCycle
14 3 (0.52%) nginx
14 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 180 (31.14%) MS Excel
2 106 (18.34%) MS Office
3 18 (3.11%) MS Project
4 15 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.21%) InfoPath
7 6 (1.04%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.35%) SPSS
9 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 33 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (3.29%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.52%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.87%) Office 365
3 4 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) SaaS
4 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.57%) SAN
2 19 (3.29%) Internet
3 18 (3.11%) TCP/IP
4 17 (2.94%) Firewall
5 16 (2.77%) VPN
6 14 (2.42%) FTP
7 12 (2.08%) Wireless
8 11 (1.90%) WAN
8 11 (1.90%) DNS
9 10 (1.73%) DHCP
9 10 (1.73%) LAN
10 8 (1.38%) MPLS
10 8 (1.38%) IPsec
11 6 (1.04%) Intranet
11 6 (1.04%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.87%) NAS
12 5 (0.87%) DSL
13 3 (0.52%) SSL
13 3 (0.52%) VoIP
13 3 (0.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (27.85%) SQL Server
2 56 (9.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (8.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 47 (8.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (4.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (4.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (3.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (2.42%) MySQL
9 7 (1.21%) MS Access
9 7 (1.21%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.04%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (0.87%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.87%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.69%) SQLite
12 4 (0.69%) EDRMS
13 3 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 39 (6.75%) Visual Studio
2 25 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.69%) Hudson
5 3 (0.52%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.52%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.35%) JUnit
6 2 (0.35%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.35%) NUnit
6 2 (0.35%) Subversion
6 2 (0.35%) JIRA
6 2 (0.35%) MSTest
7 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.17%) Maven
7 1 (0.17%) MorphX
7 1 (0.17%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.17%) Selenium
7 1 (0.17%) Firebug
General
1 72 (12.46%) Finance
2 23 (3.98%) Banking
3 13 (2.25%) Retail
4 12 (2.08%) Advertising
5 9 (1.56%) Legal
6 6 (1.04%) Publishing
6 6 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.87%) Marketing
8 3 (0.52%) Local Government
8 3 (0.52%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.52%) Games
8 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.52%) French Language
9 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.35%) Cantonese Language
10 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.17%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) Back Office
10 1 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 122 (21.11%) Developer
2 110 (19.03%) Analyst
3 41 (7.09%) Administrator
4 36 (6.23%) DBA
5 32 (5.54%) Service Analyst
5 32 (5.54%) Service Desk Analyst
6 30 (5.19%) .NET Developer
7 28 (4.84%) SQL DBA
8 25 (4.33%) C# Developer
9 24 (4.15%) 2nd Line Support
10 22 (3.81%) Consultant
11 21 (3.63%) Architect
12 20 (3.46%) 1st Line Support
13 19 (3.29%) Support Analyst
14 18 (3.11%) Support Engineer
14 18 (3.11%) Project Manager
14 18 (3.11%) CRM Developer
15 17 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 16 (2.77%) SQL Server DBA
16 16 (2.77%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (21.80%) .NET
2 64 (11.07%) ASP.NET
3 46 (7.96%) Web Services
4 44 (7.61%) HTML
5 38 (6.57%) CSS
6 32 (5.54%) .NET Framework
7 29 (5.02%) XML
8 25 (4.33%) WCF
9 20 (3.46%) jQuery
10 18 (3.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 16 (2.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (2.42%) WinForms
13 13 (2.25%) HTML5
14 12 (2.08%) CSS3
14 12 (2.08%) Ajax
14 12 (2.08%) Application Packaging
14 12 (2.08%) Middleware
15 11 (1.90%) WPF
16 9 (1.56%) LINQ
17 8 (1.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.67%) Clustering
2 16 (2.77%) Blackberry
3 13 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.08%) NHS
5 7 (1.21%) N-Tier
5 7 (1.21%) Statistics
6 5 (0.87%) Data Integration
6 5 (0.87%) iPhone
6 5 (0.87%) Semantic Web
6 5 (0.87%) iPad
6 5 (0.87%) Client/Server
6 5 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.69%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.69%) Replication
7 4 (0.69%) Firmware
8 3 (0.52%) PKI
8 3 (0.52%) Open Source
9 2 (0.35%) iSeries
9 2 (0.35%) FMCG
9 2 (0.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 238 (41.18%) Windows
2 71 (12.28%) Windows 7
3 58 (10.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (8.48%) Windows XP
6 27 (4.67%) UNIX
7 26 (4.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (4.15%) Linux
9 9 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.21%) CentOS
11 6 (1.04%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.04%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.69%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.69%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.69%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.52%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.17%) AIX
15 1 (0.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (10.38%) ITIL
3 45 (7.79%) Migration
4 41 (7.09%) Project Management
5 35 (6.06%) CRM
6 34 (5.88%) Service Management
7 32 (5.54%) MVC
8 28 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (4.50%) Performance Tuning
10 24 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (3.63%) Data Modelling
12 19 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (3.29%) Scrum
13 16 (2.77%) Change Management
14 15 (2.60%) PRINCE2
14 15 (2.60%) Data Management
15 14 (2.42%) OO
16 13 (2.25%) Asset Management
16 13 (2.25%) Problem Management
17 12 (2.08%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 142 (24.57%) SQL
2 102 (17.65%) C#
3 49 (8.48%) T-SQL
4 42 (7.27%) JavaScript
5 34 (5.88%) VB.NET
6 30 (5.19%) PowerShell
7 11 (1.90%) Java
8 9 (1.56%) PL/SQL
8 9 (1.56%) C
9 6 (1.04%) Perl
9 6 (1.04%) VB
10 5 (0.87%) VBScript
10 5 (0.87%) C++
10 5 (0.87%) Objective-C
10 5 (0.87%) Ruby
11 4 (0.69%) PHP
11 4 (0.69%) VBA
12 3 (0.52%) Python
13 2 (0.35%) XAML
13 2 (0.35%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 36 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.25%) MCSE
4 12 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.73%) Degree
5 10 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (1.38%) CCNA
7 8 (1.38%) ISEB
7 8 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.04%) CCA
8 6 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (1.04%) CCEA
8 6 (1.04%) MCP
9 5 (0.87%) MCITP
9 5 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.52%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.50%) SLA
2 21 (3.63%) QA
3 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) Basel II
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.17%) COREP
System Software
1 134 (23.18%) Active Directory
2 32 (5.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 26 (4.50%) vSphere
5 17 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.60%) XenApp
7 14 (2.42%) XenServer
8 11 (1.90%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.56%) VMware ESX
10 8 (1.38%) Xen
11 6 (1.04%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.87%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.35%) MetaFrame
15 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.17%) LiteSpeed
15 1 (0.17%) UAG
Systems Management
1 37 (6.40%) SCCM
2 14 (2.42%) SCOM
3 6 (1.04%) WSUS
3 6 (1.04%) SCDPM
4 5 (0.87%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.52%) Foglight
6 3 (0.52%) Unicenter
6 3 (0.52%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.52%) Puppet
6 3 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.52%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.35%) Sysprep
7 2 (0.35%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.35%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 67 (11.59%) VMware
2 53 (9.17%) HP
3 43 (7.44%) Oracle
4 35 (6.06%) Cisco
5 33 (5.71%) Citrix
6 22 (3.81%) EMC
7 17 (2.94%) IBM
7 17 (2.94%) Remedy
8 15 (2.60%) NetApp
9 10 (1.73%) Dell
10 8 (1.38%) Symantec
11 7 (1.21%) Veeam
12 6 (1.04%) Splunk
12 6 (1.04%) Altiris
12 6 (1.04%) Lotus
12 6 (1.04%) SAP
13 5 (0.87%) Adobe
13 5 (0.87%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.87%) AppSense
13 5 (0.87%) Wyse
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