The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 293 418 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 10.41% 14.22% 10.57%
As % of the Vendors category 27.49% 33.63% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 271 151
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £414 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 38
Median hourly rate £13.75 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.76 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £20.00 £23.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Vendors Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1066 1243 1002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 37.87% 42.29% 41.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 782 599
Median daily rate £400 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £235 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 50 69
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +31.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.34 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 June 2016.

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 24 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
West Yorkshire -7 194 £375 +14.06% 90
South Yorkshire -4 48 £369 +22.91% 19
North Yorkshire +1 32 £390 +15.55% 18
East Yorkshire -1 5 £400 +8.47% 7
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 221 (32.40%) Windows
2 220 (32.26%) MS Excel
3 212 (31.09%) SQL
4 200 (29.33%) SQL Server
5 142 (20.82%) .NET
5 142 (20.82%) Active Directory
6 120 (17.60%) Windows Server
7 109 (15.98%) C#
8 108 (15.84%) Finance
9 101 (14.81%) VMware
10 99 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
11 98 (14.37%) CRM
12 88 (12.90%) MS Office
13 87 (12.76%) Business Intelligence
14 86 (12.61%) Dynamics CRM
15 72 (10.56%) ITIL
16 67 (9.82%) T-SQL
17 65 (9.53%) VMware Infrastructure
18 63 (9.24%) Oracle
19 62 (9.09%) SharePoint
20 60 (8.80%) MS Exchange
21 59 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
22 55 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
22 55 (8.06%) JavaScript
23 51 (7.48%) MVC
24 50 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
25 49 (7.18%) ASP.NET
25 49 (7.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 47 (6.89%) Stakeholder Management
26 47 (6.89%) Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in 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 62 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 60 (8.80%) MS Exchange
3 46 (6.74%) IIS
4 28 (4.11%) WebSphere
5 23 (3.37%) Tomcat
6 19 (2.79%) Jetty
6 19 (2.79%) nginx
7 15 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (2.05%) Skype for Business
9 12 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.03%) CMS
10 7 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.88%) Apache
11 6 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.73%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
13 4 (0.59%) JBoss
Applications
1 220 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 88 (12.90%) MS Office
3 31 (4.55%) MS Project
4 25 (3.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (2.49%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.76%) InfoPath
7 11 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.29%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 86 (12.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.91%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.15%) Aligne
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.15%) Maximo
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 55 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (6.30%) Office 365
3 21 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.03%) Google App Engine
5 7 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.03%) SaaS
6 5 (0.73%) IaaS
6 5 (0.73%) PaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.16%) DNS
2 37 (5.43%) Firewall
3 34 (4.99%) SAN
4 32 (4.69%) DHCP
5 30 (4.40%) TCP/IP
6 28 (4.11%) FTP
7 26 (3.81%) WAN
8 25 (3.67%) LAN
9 23 (3.37%) Network Security
10 19 (2.79%) HTTP
11 18 (2.64%) IPsec
12 14 (2.05%) SSL
13 12 (1.76%) Reverse Proxy
14 11 (1.61%) Internet
15 9 (1.32%) NAS
16 8 (1.17%) Intranet
16 8 (1.17%) VPN
17 7 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
18 6 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
19 5 (0.73%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (29.33%) SQL Server
2 49 (7.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (6.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 40 (5.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 38 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (3.67%) MS Access
8 25 (3.67%) MySQL
9 21 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
10 20 (2.93%) MongoDB
11 18 (2.64%) Data Mining
12 17 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (2.05%) Oracle Database
13 14 (2.05%) Relational Database
14 11 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (1.32%) Big Data
16 9 (1.32%) NoSQL
16 9 (1.32%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 28 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (3.96%) Jenkins
3 17 (2.49%) Travis CI
4 15 (2.20%) Visual Studio
5 13 (1.91%) Git (software)
6 10 (1.47%) ERwin
7 7 (1.03%) JIRA
8 5 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.73%) Subversion
9 4 (0.59%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.29%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.29%) Bower
10 2 (0.29%) FrontPage
10 2 (0.29%) Grunt
10 2 (0.29%) gulp
10 2 (0.29%) MSI
10 2 (0.29%) NUnit
10 2 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
General
1 108 (15.84%) Finance
2 28 (4.11%) Advertising
3 24 (3.52%) Banking
4 16 (2.35%) Legal
5 13 (1.91%) Retail
6 9 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.88%) Games
7 6 (0.88%) Law
8 4 (0.59%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.59%) Publishing
9 3 (0.44%) iGaming
9 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.29%) Back Office
10 2 (0.29%) Marketing
10 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Electronics
11 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 156 (22.87%) Developer
2 132 (19.35%) Analyst
3 43 (6.30%) Consultant
4 36 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 34 (4.99%) Architect
6 33 (4.84%) CRM Developer
6 33 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 33 (4.84%) Windows Engineer
7 30 (4.40%) Microsoft Developer
8 27 (3.96%) .NET Developer
8 27 (3.96%) Administrator
8 27 (3.96%) Support Analyst
9 24 (3.52%) Business Analyst
9 24 (3.52%) Server Engineer
9 24 (3.52%) Support Engineer
10 23 (3.37%) SQL Developer
11 22 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (3.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 19 (2.79%) Project Manager
14 18 (2.64%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (20.82%) .NET
2 49 (7.18%) ASP.NET
3 45 (6.60%) HTML
4 41 (6.01%) CSS
5 27 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 25 (3.67%) Web Services
7 23 (3.37%) Servlets
8 20 (2.93%) .NET Framework
9 18 (2.64%) XML
10 17 (2.49%) AngularJS
11 14 (2.05%) D3.js
11 14 (2.05%) OpenLayers
12 13 (1.91%) jQuery
13 11 (1.61%) Entity Framework
13 11 (1.61%) HTML5
13 11 (1.61%) J2EE
13 11 (1.61%) LAMP
13 11 (1.61%) LAPP Stack
13 11 (1.61%) LEMP Stack
14 10 (1.47%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.28%) Data Centre
3 22 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.35%) Clustering
5 13 (1.91%) Algorithms
6 9 (1.32%) NHS
6 9 (1.32%) Visualisation
7 8 (1.17%) User Experience
8 7 (1.03%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (0.73%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.73%) e-Learning
10 5 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.73%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.73%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.73%) Video Editing
10 5 (0.73%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.59%) Artificial Intelligence
11 4 (0.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 221 (32.40%) Windows
2 120 (17.60%) Windows Server
3 50 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (6.89%) Linux
5 36 (5.28%) Unix
6 35 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (4.69%) Windows 7
8 24 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (2.35%) Windows XP
10 11 (1.61%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.32%) Windows 10
12 8 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.03%) Android
13 7 (1.03%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.88%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (0.73%) AIX
15 5 (0.73%) CentOS
15 5 (0.73%) HPUX
15 5 (0.73%) SUSE
16 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (14.37%) CRM
3 87 (12.76%) Business Intelligence
4 72 (10.56%) ITIL
5 51 (7.48%) MVC
6 47 (6.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 45 (6.60%) ETL
8 43 (6.30%) Migration
9 42 (6.16%) Project Management
10 31 (4.55%) Data Modelling
11 30 (4.40%) Web Development
12 26 (3.81%) DevOps
13 25 (3.67%) ERP
14 23 (3.37%) Waterfall
15 21 (3.08%) SDLC
16 20 (2.93%) Problem Management
17 19 (2.79%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (2.49%) Enterprise Architecture
18 17 (2.49%) Service Management
19 16 (2.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 212 (31.09%) SQL
2 109 (15.98%) C#
3 67 (9.82%) T-SQL
4 55 (8.06%) JavaScript
5 37 (5.43%) PowerShell
6 33 (4.84%) Java
7 26 (3.81%) VBA
8 21 (3.08%) PL/SQL
9 17 (2.49%) C++
10 16 (2.35%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.20%) Python
12 14 (2.05%) Ruby
12 14 (2.05%) VB
13 13 (1.91%) PHP
14 10 (1.47%) Perl
15 8 (1.17%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.29%) C
16 2 (0.29%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.29%) VBScript
17 1 (0.15%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 27 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.64%) Degree
4 15 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.76%) CCNA
6 11 (1.61%) MCSE
6 11 (1.61%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.47%) ISEB
8 9 (1.32%) MCSA
9 6 (0.88%) CISSP
10 5 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.59%) CCA
11 4 (0.59%) CCNP
11 4 (0.59%) CISA
11 4 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.44%) CISM
12 3 (0.44%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.05%) QA
2 9 (1.32%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.17%) SLA
4 6 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.29%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 142 (20.82%) Active Directory
2 65 (9.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.69%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
4 10 (1.47%) Xen
5 8 (1.17%) Docker
6 7 (1.03%) vSphere
7 6 (0.88%) NFS
7 6 (0.88%) VMware Server
8 5 (0.73%) KVM
8 5 (0.73%) XenApp
9 4 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 33 (4.84%) SCCM
2 19 (2.79%) SCOM
3 16 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (2.35%) Puppet
4 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (0.59%) SCSM
6 3 (0.44%) Graphite
6 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.44%) Opsview
6 3 (0.44%) Salt
7 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.29%) Nagios
7 2 (0.29%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.15%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 101 (14.81%) VMware
2 63 (9.24%) Oracle
3 41 (6.01%) Cisco
4 36 (5.28%) Citrix
5 22 (3.23%) Informatica
6 18 (2.64%) HP
7 13 (1.91%) Intel Security
8 12 (1.76%) IBM
8 12 (1.76%) NetApp
9 10 (1.47%) Brocade
9 10 (1.47%) Remedy
10 9 (1.32%) Apple
10 9 (1.32%) SAP
11 8 (1.17%) Dell
11 8 (1.17%) Google
12 6 (0.88%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.88%) iManage
12 6 (0.88%) Sybase
13 5 (0.73%) Adobe
14 4 (0.59%) Red Hat
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