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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 333 401 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.73% 12.96% 12.27%
As % of the Vendors category 33.13% 34.84% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 219 165
Median daily rate £355 £341 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 54 42
Median hourly rate £14.53 £13.91 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% +6.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.43 £19.90 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +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
1005 1151 1038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 41.44% 37.21% 39.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 659 593
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £502 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 85 62
Median hourly rate £14.75 £13.81 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.77% -13.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.05 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 0 217 £365 +5.49% 94
South Yorkshire +1 73 £330 +1.53% 17
North Yorkshire +2 33 £306 +6.52% 17
East Yorkshire +3 1 £118 -60.83% 2
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 215 (29.45%) Windows
2 203 (27.81%) MS Excel
3 194 (26.58%) SQL Server
4 179 (24.52%) SQL
5 167 (22.88%) Active Directory
6 107 (14.66%) .NET
7 104 (14.25%) Windows Server
8 100 (13.70%) MS Office
9 99 (13.56%) SharePoint
9 99 (13.56%) VMware
10 88 (12.05%) Finance
10 88 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
11 86 (11.78%) CRM
12 83 (11.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 82 (11.23%) Dynamics CRM
14 79 (10.82%) C#
15 72 (9.86%) ITIL
16 69 (9.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 69 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
17 68 (9.32%) Migration
18 64 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
19 63 (8.63%) Advertising
20 62 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
20 62 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
21 60 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
22 59 (8.08%) SQL Server 2012
22 59 (8.08%) SCCM
23 58 (7.95%) Cisco
24 55 (7.53%) Project Management
25 54 (7.40%) T-SQL

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 99 (13.56%) SharePoint
2 52 (7.12%) MS Exchange
3 34 (4.66%) Skype for Business
4 31 (4.25%) IIS
5 30 (4.11%) BizTalk Server
6 26 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (3.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 18 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (2.33%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (1.23%) nginx
11 9 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
11 9 (1.23%) Tomcat
12 8 (1.10%) Jetty
12 8 (1.10%) Mongrel
12 8 (1.10%) WebSphere Portal
13 7 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.96%) SAS
14 6 (0.82%) CMS
Applications
1 203 (27.81%) MS Excel
2 100 (13.70%) MS Office
3 25 (3.42%) MS Project
4 18 (2.47%) MS Visio
5 16 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (1.64%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 82 (11.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (4.38%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Primavera
5 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 69 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (6.16%) Office 365
3 20 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (1.23%) IaaS
6 9 (1.23%) PaaS
7 7 (0.96%) SaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.14%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.14%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 45 (6.16%) Firewall
2 44 (6.03%) DNS
3 34 (4.66%) LAN
4 33 (4.52%) DHCP
4 33 (4.52%) WAN
5 31 (4.25%) Network Security
6 26 (3.56%) TCP/IP
7 24 (3.29%) Internet
8 20 (2.74%) NetScaler
9 19 (2.60%) SAN
10 17 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (2.19%) VPN
12 14 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (1.92%) Reverse Proxy
13 13 (1.78%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (1.78%) MPLS
14 12 (1.64%) Skype
15 11 (1.51%) FTP
16 10 (1.37%) NX-OS
17 9 (1.23%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (26.58%) SQL Server
2 83 (11.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 69 (9.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 59 (8.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 48 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
6 38 (5.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 37 (5.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 33 (4.52%) SQL Server 2014
9 24 (3.29%) MySQL
10 16 (2.19%) MS Access
11 13 (1.78%) QlikView
12 12 (1.64%) Power BI
13 11 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (1.23%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.96%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.96%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.82%) Big Data
16 6 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 39 (5.34%) Visual Studio
2 22 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.78%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.10%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.10%) Travis CI
5 7 (0.96%) JIRA
5 7 (0.96%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.68%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.68%) MSTest
7 4 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.41%) MSI
8 3 (0.41%) Subversion
8 3 (0.41%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.27%) JMeter
9 2 (0.27%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.27%) Robot Framework
9 2 (0.27%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.27%) YouTrack
General
1 88 (12.05%) Finance
2 63 (8.63%) Advertising
3 19 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 15 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.51%) Legal
5 11 (1.51%) Retail
6 10 (1.37%) Banking
7 5 (0.68%) Games
7 5 (0.68%) Law
8 4 (0.55%) Billing
8 4 (0.55%) Local Government
9 2 (0.27%) Back Office
9 2 (0.27%) iGaming
9 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.27%) Publishing
10 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.14%) Electronics
10 1 (0.14%) Marketing
10 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 166 (22.74%) Developer
2 132 (18.08%) Analyst
3 48 (6.58%) Architect
4 42 (5.75%) Consultant
5 41 (5.62%) SQL Developer
6 38 (5.21%) Support Engineer
7 35 (4.79%) Service Analyst
8 34 (4.66%) Service Desk Analyst
9 33 (4.52%) .NET Developer
10 32 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 32 (4.38%) SSIS Developer
11 31 (4.25%) Project Manager
12 29 (3.97%) Administrator
13 28 (3.84%) DBA
14 27 (3.70%) Support Analyst
15 26 (3.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 23 (3.15%) SQL DBA
17 21 (2.88%) IT Support
18 20 (2.74%) Microsoft Developer
19 19 (2.60%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (14.66%) .NET
2 31 (4.25%) Web Services
3 27 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 21 (2.88%) .NET Framework
5 18 (2.47%) WCF
6 17 (2.33%) CSS
7 16 (2.19%) HTML
8 15 (2.05%) XML
9 13 (1.78%) SOAP
10 11 (1.51%) Entity Framework
10 11 (1.51%) LAMP
11 10 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (1.37%) MDX
11 10 (1.37%) REST
12 8 (1.10%) ADO
12 8 (1.10%) Ajax
12 8 (1.10%) IBM Integration Bus
12 8 (1.10%) LAPP Stack
12 8 (1.10%) LEMP Stack
12 8 (1.10%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.48%) Data Centre
3 24 (3.29%) Social Network
4 16 (2.19%) Clustering
4 16 (2.19%) Visualisation
5 15 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.78%) Driving Licence
6 13 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (1.37%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.10%) N-Tier
9 7 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (0.96%) iSeries
9 7 (0.96%) Replication
9 7 (0.96%) User Experience
10 6 (0.82%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.82%) CCTV
10 6 (0.82%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.82%) Statistics
11 5 (0.68%) NHS
11 5 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 215 (29.45%) Windows
2 104 (14.25%) Windows Server
3 60 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (6.16%) Windows 7
5 42 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (5.34%) Linux
7 22 (3.01%) Unix
8 19 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.92%) Windows 10
10 12 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.37%) Android
12 5 (0.68%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.68%) Solaris
13 4 (0.55%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.41%) SUSE
14 3 (0.41%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.27%) CentOS
15 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
2 86 (11.78%) CRM
3 72 (9.86%) ITIL
4 68 (9.32%) Migration
5 64 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (7.53%) Project Management
7 51 (6.99%) ETL
8 35 (4.79%) MVC
9 34 (4.66%) Data Modelling
9 34 (4.66%) Service Management
10 30 (4.11%) DevOps
11 25 (3.42%) Enterprise Architecture
12 24 (3.29%) Business Analysis
13 22 (3.01%) ERP
13 22 (3.01%) PRINCE2
13 22 (3.01%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (2.88%) Problem Management
14 21 (2.88%) SOA
15 20 (2.74%) Kimball Methodology
16 19 (2.60%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 179 (24.52%) SQL
2 79 (10.82%) C#
3 54 (7.40%) T-SQL
4 50 (6.85%) PowerShell
5 29 (3.97%) JavaScript
6 27 (3.70%) Java
7 12 (1.64%) Bash Shell
7 12 (1.64%) Python
7 12 (1.64%) Ruby
8 11 (1.51%) VBA
9 10 (1.37%) Perl
9 10 (1.37%) PHP
9 10 (1.37%) VB
10 8 (1.10%) VB.NET
11 7 (0.96%) C++
11 7 (0.96%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.82%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.55%) C
13 4 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 62 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (4.11%) Degree
3 29 (3.97%) Security Cleared
4 26 (3.56%) MCSE
5 22 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (2.74%) SC Cleared
7 15 (2.05%) CCNA
8 14 (1.92%) CCNP
9 13 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.37%) MCITP
11 9 (1.23%) ISEB
12 8 (1.10%) CCA
12 8 (1.10%) MCSA
13 7 (0.96%) CCDA
13 7 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.82%) CCIE
14 6 (0.82%) CISSP
14 6 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.82%) MCP
14 6 (0.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.79%) SLA
2 14 (1.92%) QA
3 7 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.41%) HL7
5 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 167 (22.88%) Active Directory
2 62 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.25%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.37%) Docker
4 10 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (1.37%) vSphere
5 9 (1.23%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.23%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (1.10%) XenApp
7 7 (0.96%) VMware Server
8 6 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.41%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.41%) Xen
11 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.27%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 59 (8.08%) SCCM
2 23 (3.15%) SCOM
3 16 (2.19%) Puppet
4 15 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.23%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.10%) WSUS
7 6 (0.82%) vMotion
8 5 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.55%) NetVault Backup
9 4 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.41%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.27%) Ansible
11 2 (0.27%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.27%) Nagios
11 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
12 1 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 99 (13.56%) VMware
2 58 (7.95%) Cisco
3 47 (6.44%) Citrix
4 33 (4.52%) Oracle
5 24 (3.29%) Dell
6 18 (2.47%) HP
7 15 (2.05%) Intel Security
7 15 (2.05%) SAP
8 14 (1.92%) Brocade
9 12 (1.64%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.51%) CheckPoint
10 11 (1.51%) IBM
10 11 (1.51%) Tableau
11 10 (1.37%) F5
12 8 (1.10%) NetApp
12 8 (1.10%) Symantec
13 7 (0.96%) Cognos
14 6 (0.82%) SonicWALL
15 5 (0.68%) Atlassian
15 5 (0.68%) NETGEAR
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