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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 474 285 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.79% 12.06% 14.27%
As % of the Vendors category 34.32% 27.86% 31.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 145 143
Average daily rate
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£350 £303 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £125 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 43 49
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.02 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.85 £22.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
1381 1023 995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 43.09% 43.29% 44.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 567 504
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 65 82
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -40.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £25.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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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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 +1 344 £350 +12.00% 98
South Yorkshire 0 85 £350 +21.73% 37
North Yorkshire 0 31 £350 +20.68% 32
East Yorkshire +4 2 - - 5
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England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 363 (40.11%) SQL
2 306 (33.81%) SQL Server
3 296 (32.71%) Windows
4 285 (31.49%) MS Excel
5 188 (20.77%) .NET
6 180 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
7 173 (19.12%) VMware
8 163 (18.01%) MS Office
9 161 (17.79%) Active Directory
10 156 (17.24%) ITIL
11 130 (14.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 119 (13.15%) T-SQL
13 117 (12.93%) IIS
14 116 (12.82%) Finance
15 109 (12.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 106 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
16 106 (11.71%) Oracle
17 104 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
18 97 (10.72%) Team Foundation Server
19 85 (9.39%) SharePoint
20 83 (9.17%) C#
20 83 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
21 82 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
22 81 (8.95%) Data Warehouse
23 79 (8.73%) CRM
24 77 (8.51%) MS Exchange
25 76 (8.40%) Linux
26 71 (7.85%) DNS
27 70 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
27 70 (7.73%) SQL Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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
1 117 (12.93%) IIS
2 85 (9.39%) SharePoint
3 77 (8.51%) MS Exchange
4 34 (3.76%) WebSphere
5 33 (3.65%) Apache
6 32 (3.54%) Tomcat
7 27 (2.98%) Jetty
7 27 (2.98%) nginx
8 26 (2.87%) BizTalk Server
9 23 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
10 20 (2.21%) Lync
11 19 (2.10%) JBoss
12 18 (1.99%) SAS
13 13 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
17 6 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 5 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
18 5 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 285 (31.49%) MS Excel
2 163 (18.01%) MS Office
3 40 (4.42%) MS Visio
4 19 (2.10%) MS Project
4 19 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.66%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.22%) RoboHelp
8 2 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.22%) FrameMaker
8 2 (0.22%) XMetaL
9 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.11%) InDesign
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.11%) QuarkXPress
9 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 58 (6.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.22%) Line 500
3 2 (0.22%) Tridion
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Agresso
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
3 25 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
3 25 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
3 25 (2.76%) Google App Engine
4 13 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (1.22%) Office 365
6 6 (0.66%) SaaS
7 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.11%) GitHub
8 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (7.85%) DNS
2 62 (6.85%) TCP/IP
3 54 (5.97%) DHCP
4 52 (5.75%) WAN
5 51 (5.64%) LAN
6 49 (5.41%) SAN
7 45 (4.97%) Firewall
8 34 (3.76%) SSL
9 31 (3.43%) Internet
10 27 (2.98%) HTTP
11 25 (2.76%) FTP
11 25 (2.76%) IPsec
12 21 (2.32%) VPN
13 13 (1.44%) Wireless
13 13 (1.44%) Network Security
14 11 (1.22%) NAS
14 11 (1.22%) Unified Communications
15 10 (1.10%) Fibre Channel
16 9 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
16 9 (0.99%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (33.81%) SQL Server
2 130 (14.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 109 (12.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 81 (8.95%) Data Warehouse
5 70 (7.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 56 (6.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 50 (5.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 28 (3.09%) Oracle Database
9 22 (2.43%) MS Access
10 21 (2.32%) OLAP
11 18 (1.99%) MongoDB
12 14 (1.55%) Relational Database
13 12 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (1.22%) Data Mining
15 8 (0.88%) Oracle OLAP
15 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
16 7 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
17 6 (0.66%) MySQL
18 5 (0.55%) CouchDB
18 5 (0.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 97 (10.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 60 (6.63%) Visual Studio
3 35 (3.87%) NUnit
4 34 (3.76%) Jenkins
5 33 (3.65%) Selenium
6 18 (1.99%) Rhino Mocks
7 15 (1.66%) Toad
8 12 (1.33%) ERwin
9 10 (1.10%) Git (software)
9 10 (1.10%) Appium
10 8 (0.88%) eggPlant
11 6 (0.66%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.66%) JMeter
12 5 (0.55%) Axure RP
12 5 (0.55%) Subversion
12 5 (0.55%) JIRA
13 3 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.33%) Cucumber
14 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
14 1 (0.11%) FishEye
General
1 116 (12.82%) Finance
2 19 (2.10%) Law
3 16 (1.77%) Legal
3 16 (1.77%) Advertising
4 15 (1.66%) Retail
5 12 (1.33%) Back Office
6 10 (1.10%) Banking
7 7 (0.77%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.77%) Marketing
8 4 (0.44%) Games
9 3 (0.33%) Publishing
10 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.22%) Billing
10 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.11%) Local Government
11 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 228 (25.19%) Analyst
2 176 (19.45%) Developer
3 63 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 50 (5.52%) Test Analyst
5 48 (5.30%) Business Analyst
6 45 (4.97%) Architect
7 42 (4.64%) DBA
8 41 (4.53%) Service Analyst
8 41 (4.53%) Service Desk Analyst
9 40 (4.42%) SQL Developer
10 39 (4.31%) Support Analyst
10 39 (4.31%) Consultant
11 35 (3.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 33 (3.65%) SQL DBA
12 33 (3.65%) Data Analyst
13 31 (3.43%) .NET Developer
13 31 (3.43%) Administrator
14 26 (2.87%) 2nd Line Support
15 24 (2.65%) CRM Developer
16 21 (2.32%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (20.77%) .NET
2 42 (4.64%) ASP.NET
2 42 (4.64%) HTML
3 40 (4.42%) jQuery
4 39 (4.31%) CSS
5 38 (4.20%) XML
6 29 (3.20%) Web Services
6 29 (3.20%) .NET Framework
7 28 (3.09%) J2EE
8 27 (2.98%) Servlets
8 27 (2.98%) Entity Framework
9 24 (2.65%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (2.65%) JSON
10 21 (2.32%) MDX
11 20 (2.21%) NHibernate
12 18 (1.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 12 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (1.33%) HTML5
14 11 (1.22%) REST
14 11 (1.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (4.86%) Data Centre
3 38 (4.20%) NHS
4 27 (2.98%) Clustering
5 26 (2.87%) Visualisation
6 24 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.21%) Blackberry
8 17 (1.88%) Replication
9 10 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.88%) E-Learning
11 7 (0.77%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.66%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.66%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.55%) RIA
13 5 (0.55%) iPhone
13 5 (0.55%) User Experience
13 5 (0.55%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.44%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 296 (32.71%) Windows
2 83 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (8.40%) Linux
4 70 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 69 (7.62%) Windows 7
6 63 (6.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (4.42%) Windows XP
8 37 (4.09%) UNIX
9 29 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.33%) SUSE
11 10 (1.10%) Windows 2000
11 10 (1.10%) Windows 8
11 10 (1.10%) Data ONTAP
12 9 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (0.88%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.77%) CentOS
15 5 (0.55%) Solaris
15 5 (0.55%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.44%) zOS
16 4 (0.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (17.24%) ITIL
3 104 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
4 79 (8.73%) CRM
5 66 (7.29%) Migration
6 65 (7.18%) Data Modelling
7 57 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
8 54 (5.97%) MVC
9 52 (5.75%) ETL
10 48 (5.30%) Project Management
10 48 (5.30%) SDLC
11 47 (5.19%) DevOps
11 47 (5.19%) Test Scripting
12 46 (5.08%) Unit Testing
12 46 (5.08%) Configuration Management
12 46 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (5.08%) Data Analysis
13 44 (4.86%) TDD
14 40 (4.42%) E-Commerce
15 34 (3.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 363 (40.11%) SQL
2 119 (13.15%) T-SQL
3 83 (9.17%) C#
4 66 (7.29%) JavaScript
5 59 (6.52%) PowerShell
6 44 (4.86%) Java
7 35 (3.87%) PL/SQL
8 27 (2.98%) VB
9 21 (2.32%) C++
10 11 (1.22%) VBA
11 7 (0.77%) C
12 6 (0.66%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.66%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.66%) PHP
13 5 (0.55%) Python
13 5 (0.55%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 4 (0.44%) Perl
15 3 (0.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.33%) Ruby
15 3 (0.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 82 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (4.64%) MCSE
3 33 (3.65%) MCITP
4 28 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 28 (3.09%) Security Cleared
5 17 (1.88%) ISEB
6 15 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.55%) MCP
7 14 (1.55%) Degree
8 13 (1.44%) SC Cleared
9 12 (1.33%) CCNA
9 12 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.10%) MCDST
11 9 (0.99%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.88%) CCNP
13 6 (0.66%) CIPD
13 6 (0.66%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.55%) CCIP
14 5 (0.55%) MCSA
14 5 (0.55%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.87%) SLA
1 26 (2.87%) QA
2 17 (1.88%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 161 (17.79%) Active Directory
2 106 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (2.76%) Xen
4 22 (2.43%) vSphere
5 19 (2.10%) VMware Server
6 14 (1.55%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.33%) XenApp
7 12 (1.33%) XenServer
8 10 (1.10%) NFS
9 9 (0.99%) VMware ESX
9 9 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.66%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.55%) vCloud
11 5 (0.55%) Docker
12 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.44%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.44%) Squid
13 3 (0.33%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 34 (3.76%) SCCM
1 34 (3.76%) Puppet
2 28 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.33%) SCOM
4 9 (0.99%) Foglight
5 6 (0.66%) WSUS
6 5 (0.55%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (0.55%) Salt
6 5 (0.55%) Graphite
7 4 (0.44%) Unicenter
7 4 (0.44%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.33%) Control-M
8 3 (0.33%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.33%) Rsyslog
8 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.11%) yum
Vendors
1 173 (19.12%) VMware
2 106 (11.71%) Oracle
3 69 (7.62%) Cisco
4 43 (4.75%) Citrix
5 42 (4.64%) NetApp
6 34 (3.76%) Google
7 32 (3.54%) EMC
8 29 (3.20%) HP
9 17 (1.88%) Red Hat
10 14 (1.55%) Informatica
11 13 (1.44%) Brocade
12 12 (1.33%) Remedy
13 10 (1.10%) Tableau
14 9 (0.99%) New Relic
15 8 (0.88%) ServiceNow
15 8 (0.88%) F5
16 7 (0.77%) Computacenter
16 7 (0.77%) Splunk
16 7 (0.77%) SAP
17 6 (0.66%) CheckPoint
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