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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / Yorkshire
Rank 8 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 285 370 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.04% 13.00% 12.65%
As % of the Vendors category 34.05% 32.26% 31.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 219 196
Median daily rate £350 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £189 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £461 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 34 32
Median hourly rate £11.25 £13.10 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.08% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.79 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £25.60 £18.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

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
837 1147 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 38.29% 40.29% 39.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 729 644
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 54 49
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.81 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% +6.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £9.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +2 191 £350 +4.47% 86
South Yorkshire -3 50 £350 - 20
North Yorkshire -3 24 £360 +20.00% 20
East Yorkshire 0 4 £338 +117.74% 6
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 192 (30.82%) Windows
2 168 (26.97%) MS Excel
3 167 (26.81%) SQL
4 162 (26.00%) SQL Server
5 148 (23.76%) Active Directory
6 94 (15.09%) .NET
7 93 (14.93%) MS Office
8 87 (13.96%) Business Intelligence
9 82 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 77 (12.36%) Windows Server
11 76 (12.20%) VMware
12 75 (12.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 72 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
14 67 (10.75%) SharePoint
15 64 (10.27%) ITIL
16 62 (9.95%) Finance
17 60 (9.63%) C#
18 59 (9.47%) T-SQL
19 58 (9.31%) ETL
20 57 (9.15%) Migration
21 55 (8.83%) Windows 7
22 52 (8.35%) Advertising
22 52 (8.35%) CRM
22 52 (8.35%) SQL Server 2012
23 51 (8.19%) Dynamics CRM
24 49 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
24 49 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
25 48 (7.70%) Windows Server 2012
26 47 (7.54%) Project Management
27 46 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification

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 67 (10.75%) SharePoint
2 41 (6.58%) MS Exchange
3 29 (4.65%) Skype for Business
4 20 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (3.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 16 (2.57%) IIS
7 14 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.12%) CMS
8 7 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.64%) Apache
11 4 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.64%) MS Project Server
11 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.48%) Plone
12 3 (0.48%) SAS
12 3 (0.48%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 168 (26.97%) MS Excel
2 93 (14.93%) MS Office
3 31 (4.98%) MS Project
4 16 (2.57%) MS Visio
5 14 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (2.09%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.64%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 51 (8.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (3.05%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.64%) SystmOne
4 3 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.16%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.16%) Magento
6 1 (0.16%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 72 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (7.38%) Office 365
3 18 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (2.25%) IaaS
6 13 (2.09%) PaaS
7 11 (1.77%) SaaS
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.16%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.16%) Heroku
8 1 (0.16%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.46%) DNS
2 24 (3.85%) Firewall
3 22 (3.53%) DHCP
4 21 (3.37%) LAN
4 21 (3.37%) Skype
5 20 (3.21%) SAN
6 19 (3.05%) WAN
7 17 (2.73%) NetScaler
8 15 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (2.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (2.41%) TCP/IP
9 14 (2.25%) PBX
10 13 (2.09%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (2.09%) Network Security
10 13 (2.09%) VPN
11 12 (1.93%) Internet
12 10 (1.61%) FCoE
12 10 (1.61%) NX-OS
13 7 (1.12%) FTP
14 6 (0.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (26.00%) SQL Server
2 82 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 75 (12.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (8.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 49 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
6 46 (7.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 37 (5.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 36 (5.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (2.41%) MS Access
10 13 (2.09%) MySQL
10 13 (2.09%) Power BI
10 13 (2.09%) QlikView
11 10 (1.61%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.12%) Big Data
13 7 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
14 6 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.96%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.96%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 33 (5.30%) Visual Studio
2 19 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.61%) JIRA
4 7 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (1.12%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (0.96%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.80%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.80%) MSTest
6 5 (0.80%) Subversion
7 3 (0.48%) Appium
7 3 (0.48%) ReSharper
7 3 (0.48%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.48%) YouTrack
8 2 (0.32%) Gatling
8 2 (0.32%) JMeter
8 2 (0.32%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.32%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.32%) Selenium
General
1 62 (9.95%) Finance
2 52 (8.35%) Advertising
3 22 (3.53%) Manufacturing
4 17 (2.73%) Retail
5 16 (2.57%) Banking
6 12 (1.93%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.44%) Legal
8 6 (0.96%) Law
9 4 (0.64%) Billing
10 3 (0.48%) Games
10 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.32%) Back Office
11 2 (0.32%) Electronics
11 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.32%) Local Government
11 2 (0.32%) Marketing
11 2 (0.32%) Publishing
12 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 164 (26.32%) Developer
2 108 (17.34%) Analyst
3 54 (8.67%) SQL Developer
4 47 (7.54%) Architect
5 46 (7.38%) Consultant
6 37 (5.94%) SSIS Developer
7 33 (5.30%) .NET Developer
8 31 (4.98%) Service Analyst
9 30 (4.82%) DBA
10 29 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
11 26 (4.17%) SQL DBA
12 25 (4.01%) ETL Developer
12 25 (4.01%) Support Analyst
13 24 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 23 (3.69%) Support Engineer
15 22 (3.53%) Administrator
15 22 (3.53%) Project Manager
16 20 (3.21%) Data Warehouse Developer
16 20 (3.21%) Microsoft Developer
17 19 (3.05%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (15.09%) .NET
2 29 (4.65%) Web Services
3 27 (4.33%) HTML
4 20 (3.21%) CSS
5 18 (2.89%) .NET Framework
6 17 (2.73%) ASP.NET
7 15 (2.41%) WCF
8 14 (2.25%) AngularJS
9 13 (2.09%) Entity Framework
10 11 (1.77%) XML
11 9 (1.44%) MDX
12 8 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (1.12%) ActiveX
13 7 (1.12%) ADO
13 7 (1.12%) DAO
14 6 (0.96%) Middleware
15 5 (0.80%) ADO.NET
15 5 (0.80%) JSON
15 5 (0.80%) SOAP
15 5 (0.80%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.38%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.09%) Management Information System
4 12 (1.93%) Enterprise Storage
4 12 (1.93%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (1.93%) Replication
5 10 (1.61%) Driving Licence
6 8 (1.28%) NHS
7 7 (1.12%) Clustering
8 6 (0.96%) Tandem
9 5 (0.80%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.80%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.80%) Smartphone
9 5 (0.80%) User Experience
10 4 (0.64%) iSeries
10 4 (0.64%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.48%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.48%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.48%) PKI
11 3 (0.48%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 192 (30.82%) Windows
2 77 (12.36%) Windows Server
3 55 (8.83%) Windows 7
4 48 (7.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (4.82%) Linux
7 16 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.93%) Unix
9 12 (1.93%) Windows 10
10 7 (1.12%) Android
10 7 (1.12%) Solaris
11 5 (0.80%) SUSE
12 4 (0.64%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.48%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.48%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.48%) zOS
14 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (13.96%) Business Intelligence
2 64 (10.27%) ITIL
3 58 (9.31%) ETL
4 57 (9.15%) Migration
5 52 (8.35%) CRM
6 49 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (7.54%) Project Management
8 31 (4.98%) Data Modelling
9 25 (4.01%) MVC
10 23 (3.69%) DevOps
11 22 (3.53%) Service Management
12 21 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (3.21%) Problem Management
13 20 (3.21%) Visualisation
14 18 (2.89%) Kimball Methodology
15 17 (2.73%) Business Analysis
16 16 (2.57%) ERP
17 15 (2.41%) Data Visualisation
17 15 (2.41%) Supplier Management
18 13 (2.09%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 167 (26.81%) SQL
2 60 (9.63%) C#
3 59 (9.47%) T-SQL
4 34 (5.46%) PowerShell
5 27 (4.33%) JavaScript
6 16 (2.57%) VBA
7 11 (1.77%) Java
8 9 (1.44%) VB
9 8 (1.28%) PHP
9 8 (1.28%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.12%) Python
11 6 (0.96%) C++
12 5 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 5 (0.80%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.64%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.48%) C
14 3 (0.48%) JCL
14 3 (0.48%) R
14 3 (0.48%) Ruby
15 2 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 46 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (3.21%) Degree
3 19 (3.05%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (1.93%) MCSE
6 11 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.28%) CCA
7 8 (1.28%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.12%) CCNA
8 7 (1.12%) CCNP
8 7 (1.12%) MCITP
9 6 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.80%) CCDA
10 5 (0.80%) CCIE
10 5 (0.80%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.64%) MCDBA
11 4 (0.64%) MCP
11 4 (0.64%) MCTS
12 3 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.33%) SLA
2 16 (2.57%) QA
3 11 (1.77%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.64%) IFRS
4 4 (0.64%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 148 (23.76%) Active Directory
2 41 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.05%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.93%) vSphere
5 10 (1.61%) Docker
6 9 (1.44%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.28%) XenApp
8 7 (1.12%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.64%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.48%) Time Sharing Option
11 3 (0.48%) vCloud
11 3 (0.48%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.32%) VMware GSX
12 2 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (7.22%) SCCM
2 15 (2.41%) SCOM
3 9 (1.44%) Backup Exec
3 9 (1.44%) Puppet
4 8 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.80%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.80%) WSUS
7 4 (0.64%) NetVault Backup
8 3 (0.48%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.48%) Ansible
8 3 (0.48%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.32%) Nagios
9 2 (0.32%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 76 (12.20%) VMware
2 41 (6.58%) Cisco
3 33 (5.30%) Citrix
4 29 (4.65%) Oracle
5 27 (4.33%) HP
6 18 (2.89%) Dell
7 17 (2.73%) Brocade
8 14 (2.25%) Tableau
9 12 (1.93%) F5
9 12 (1.93%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.77%) CheckPoint
11 10 (1.61%) Polycom
11 10 (1.61%) SAP
12 9 (1.44%) EMC
12 9 (1.44%) IBM
12 9 (1.44%) Symantec
13 7 (1.12%) Splunk
14 6 (0.96%) Cognos
14 6 (0.96%) Veeam
15 5 (0.80%) NetApp
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