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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 241 307 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 10.28% 14.63% 13.45%
As % of the Vendors category 25.13% 31.23% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 140 171
Average daily rate
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£300 £310 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 44 40
Average hourly rate £12.62 £16.13 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.56 £10.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £40.25 £25.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.28%
Vendors Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
959 983 1223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 40.90% 46.83% 47.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 490 604
Average daily rate £350 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 78 86
Average hourly rate £13.25 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.75% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.97 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £44.60 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
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 30 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 30 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 30 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 -4 170 £305 -2.40% 124
South Yorkshire -4 45 £275 -8.33% 40
North Yorkshire -8 19 £295 +1.72% 22
East Yorkshire -6 2 £320 - 3
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 245 (42.02%) Windows
2 189 (32.42%) MS Excel
3 162 (27.79%) SQL Server
4 141 (24.19%) SQL
4 141 (24.19%) Active Directory
5 122 (20.93%) .NET
6 108 (18.52%) MS Office
7 103 (17.67%) C#
8 77 (13.21%) MS Exchange
9 74 (12.69%) Windows 7
10 71 (12.18%) Finance
11 67 (11.49%) VMware
12 66 (11.32%) ASP.NET
13 63 (10.81%) ITIL
13 63 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
14 59 (10.12%) SharePoint
14 59 (10.12%) Agile Software Development
15 58 (9.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 58 (9.95%) Windows Server 2003
16 53 (9.09%) HP
17 49 (8.40%) Windows XP
17 49 (8.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 48 (8.23%) Web Services
18 48 (8.23%) T-SQL
18 48 (8.23%) SQL Server 2008
19 46 (7.89%) Migration
20 45 (7.72%) HTML
21 43 (7.38%) JavaScript
22 42 (7.20%) Oracle
23 40 (6.86%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 77 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 59 (10.12%) SharePoint
3 21 (3.60%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (3.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 15 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 15 (2.57%) IIS
7 13 (2.23%) Lync
8 12 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (1.72%) CMS
11 7 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.03%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
13 5 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 4 (0.69%) SAS
15 3 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.51%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 189 (32.42%) MS Excel
2 108 (18.52%) MS Office
3 18 (3.09%) MS Project
4 15 (2.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.20%) InfoPath
7 6 (1.03%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.34%) SPSS
9 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 32 (5.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (3.43%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.51%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.86%) Office 365
2 4 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.17%) SaaS
4 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.35%) SAN
2 20 (3.43%) Internet
3 19 (3.26%) TCP/IP
4 17 (2.92%) Firewall
5 16 (2.74%) VPN
6 13 (2.23%) FTP
7 12 (2.06%) Wireless
8 11 (1.89%) DNS
9 10 (1.72%) LAN
9 10 (1.72%) WAN
9 10 (1.72%) DHCP
10 8 (1.37%) IPsec
10 8 (1.37%) MPLS
11 6 (1.03%) Intranet
11 6 (1.03%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.86%) DSL
13 4 (0.69%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.69%) NAS
14 3 (0.51%) VoIP
14 3 (0.51%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (27.79%) SQL Server
2 58 (9.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 49 (8.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 48 (8.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 24 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (2.40%) MySQL
10 8 (1.37%) MS Access
11 7 (1.20%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (1.03%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.86%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.86%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (0.69%) EDRMS
14 4 (0.69%) SQLite
15 3 (0.51%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 38 (6.52%) Visual Studio
2 25 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (0.86%) Hudson
5 3 (0.51%) MSTest
5 3 (0.51%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.51%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.34%) NUnit
6 2 (0.34%) Subversion
6 2 (0.34%) JIRA
6 2 (0.34%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.34%) JUnit
7 1 (0.17%) Firebug
7 1 (0.17%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.17%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.17%) Selenium
General
1 71 (12.18%) Finance
2 24 (4.12%) Banking
3 13 (2.23%) Retail
4 12 (2.06%) Advertising
5 9 (1.54%) Legal
6 6 (1.03%) Publishing
6 6 (1.03%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.86%) Marketing
8 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.51%) French Language
8 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.51%) Local Government
8 3 (0.51%) Games
9 2 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.34%) Cantonese Language
9 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Back Office
10 1 (0.17%) Electronics
10 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 124 (21.27%) Developer
2 115 (19.73%) Analyst
3 43 (7.38%) Administrator
4 36 (6.17%) DBA
5 35 (6.00%) Service Analyst
5 35 (6.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 31 (5.32%) .NET Developer
7 28 (4.80%) SQL DBA
8 26 (4.46%) C# Developer
9 24 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
10 23 (3.95%) Consultant
11 19 (3.26%) 1st Line Support
11 19 (3.26%) Support Analyst
12 18 (3.09%) CRM Developer
12 18 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (3.09%) Support Engineer
13 17 (2.92%) Architect
13 17 (2.92%) Project Manager
14 16 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 16 (2.74%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (20.93%) .NET
2 66 (11.32%) ASP.NET
3 48 (8.23%) Web Services
4 45 (7.72%) HTML
5 39 (6.69%) CSS
6 33 (5.66%) .NET Framework
7 29 (4.97%) XML
8 27 (4.63%) WCF
9 21 (3.60%) jQuery
10 18 (3.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 17 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (2.57%) WinForms
13 13 (2.23%) HTML5
13 13 (2.23%) Middleware
14 12 (2.06%) Ajax
14 12 (2.06%) Application Packaging
14 12 (2.06%) CSS3
15 11 (1.89%) WPF
16 9 (1.54%) LINQ
17 8 (1.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.63%) Clustering
2 17 (2.92%) Blackberry
3 13 (2.23%) Management Information System
4 11 (1.89%) NHS
5 7 (1.20%) N-Tier
5 7 (1.20%) Statistics
6 5 (0.86%) iPhone
6 5 (0.86%) Data Integration
6 5 (0.86%) iPad
6 5 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (0.86%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.69%) Replication
7 4 (0.69%) Firmware
7 4 (0.69%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.51%) Open Source
8 3 (0.51%) PKI
9 2 (0.34%) VLE
9 2 (0.34%) PDA
9 2 (0.34%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.34%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 245 (42.02%) Windows
2 74 (12.69%) Windows 7
3 63 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (9.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (8.40%) Windows XP
6 29 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (4.12%) Linux
8 22 (3.77%) UNIX
9 9 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.20%) CentOS
11 6 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.03%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.69%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.69%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.69%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.51%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.17%) Android
15 1 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (10.81%) ITIL
2 59 (10.12%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (7.89%) Migration
4 40 (6.86%) Project Management
5 35 (6.00%) Service Management
5 35 (6.00%) MVC
6 34 (5.83%) CRM
7 29 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
9 24 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (3.43%) Data Modelling
11 19 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (3.09%) Scrum
13 15 (2.57%) Data Management
13 15 (2.57%) PRINCE2
13 15 (2.57%) Change Management
14 14 (2.40%) OO
14 14 (2.40%) Problem Management
15 13 (2.23%) Incident Management
15 13 (2.23%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (24.19%) SQL
2 103 (17.67%) C#
3 48 (8.23%) T-SQL
4 43 (7.38%) JavaScript
5 33 (5.66%) VB.NET
6 31 (5.32%) PowerShell
7 11 (1.89%) Java
8 10 (1.72%) C
9 9 (1.54%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.03%) VB
10 6 (1.03%) Perl
11 5 (0.86%) C++
11 5 (0.86%) VBScript
11 5 (0.86%) Ruby
11 5 (0.86%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.69%) VBA
12 4 (0.69%) PHP
13 3 (0.51%) Python
14 2 (0.34%) VB6
14 2 (0.34%) X++
Qualifications
1 36 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (3.09%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.23%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.23%) MCSE
4 10 (1.72%) Degree
4 10 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (1.37%) CCNA
6 8 (1.37%) ISEB
7 6 (1.03%) CCA
7 6 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (1.03%) CCEA
7 6 (1.03%) MCP
8 5 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.86%) MCITP
9 3 (0.51%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.63%) SLA
2 21 (3.60%) QA
3 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) COREP
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.17%) Basel II
System Software
1 141 (24.19%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.80%) Hyper-V
4 27 (4.63%) vSphere
5 17 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (2.74%) XenApp
7 14 (2.40%) XenServer
8 11 (1.89%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.54%) VMware ESX
10 8 (1.37%) Xen
11 6 (1.03%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.86%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.34%) MetaFrame
15 1 (0.17%) UAG
15 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.17%) LiteSpeed
15 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 38 (6.52%) SCCM
2 14 (2.40%) SCOM
3 6 (1.03%) WSUS
3 6 (1.03%) SCDPM
4 5 (0.86%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.69%) Unicenter
5 4 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.51%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.51%) Puppet
6 3 (0.51%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.51%) Foglight
7 2 (0.34%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.34%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.34%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.34%) Sysprep
7 2 (0.34%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 67 (11.49%) VMware
2 53 (9.09%) HP
3 42 (7.20%) Oracle
4 35 (6.00%) Citrix
4 35 (6.00%) Cisco
5 22 (3.77%) EMC
6 18 (3.09%) Remedy
7 17 (2.92%) IBM
8 14 (2.40%) NetApp
9 10 (1.72%) Dell
10 9 (1.54%) Symantec
11 7 (1.20%) Veeam
12 6 (1.03%) Altiris
12 6 (1.03%) Adobe
12 6 (1.03%) Lotus
12 6 (1.03%) SAP
12 6 (1.03%) Splunk
13 5 (0.86%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.86%) Wyse
13 5 (0.86%) Perforce
West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 275 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
York
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
York
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
TribePost.co.uk
Rate: Up to £30k+
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £260 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £280 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Engage PSG
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago