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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / Yorkshire
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 290 335 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.31% 12.00% 13.47%
As % of the Vendors category 32.81% 31.37% 33.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 179 214
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £181 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 31
Median hourly rate £12.25 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £9.00 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £45.00 £19.00
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
884 1068 1007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 40.59% 38.25% 40.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 629 635
Median daily rate £375 £395 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 58 44
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £45.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 0 202 £350 -6.66% 102
South Yorkshire -2 54 £336 +16.95% 11
North Yorkshire 0 26 £340 +13.33% 13
East Yorkshire +1 2 £325 +62.50% 8
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 220 (32.16%) Windows
2 192 (28.07%) MS Excel
3 187 (27.34%) SQL Server
4 173 (25.29%) SQL
5 163 (23.83%) Active Directory
6 104 (15.20%) Windows Server
7 101 (14.77%) .NET
8 99 (14.47%) VMware
9 95 (13.89%) MS Office
10 87 (12.72%) SharePoint
10 87 (12.72%) Business Intelligence
10 87 (12.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 77 (11.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 75 (10.96%) ITIL
13 72 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
14 71 (10.38%) CRM
15 69 (10.09%) Finance
16 68 (9.94%) Dynamics CRM
17 67 (9.80%) Migration
18 66 (9.65%) C#
19 60 (8.77%) SQL Server 2012
19 60 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
20 58 (8.48%) Project Management
21 57 (8.33%) Advertising
21 57 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
22 56 (8.19%) T-SQL
22 56 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
23 54 (7.89%) ETL
24 53 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
25 52 (7.60%) SCCM

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 87 (12.72%) SharePoint
2 50 (7.31%) MS Exchange
3 30 (4.39%) Skype for Business
4 23 (3.36%) IIS
5 22 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (3.07%) SharePoint 2013
7 19 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.17%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.88%) CMS
14 5 (0.73%) nginx
14 5 (0.73%) SAS
14 5 (0.73%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.58%) Apache
15 4 (0.58%) Jetty
15 4 (0.58%) Mongrel
Applications
1 192 (28.07%) MS Excel
2 95 (13.89%) MS Office
3 25 (3.65%) MS Project
4 15 (2.19%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (1.02%) InfoPath
6 7 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 68 (9.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (3.65%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.15%) Primavera
5 1 (0.15%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 72 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (6.73%) Office 365
3 17 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (1.90%) IaaS
5 13 (1.90%) PaaS
6 11 (1.61%) SaaS
7 7 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.15%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.15%) Heroku
8 1 (0.15%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.85%) DNS
2 31 (4.53%) Firewall
3 28 (4.09%) DHCP
4 27 (3.95%) LAN
5 25 (3.65%) SAN
5 25 (3.65%) WAN
6 22 (3.22%) NetScaler
7 21 (3.07%) TCP/IP
8 20 (2.92%) Network Security
9 19 (2.78%) Internet
10 18 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (2.34%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (2.19%) Cisco IOS
12 15 (2.19%) Skype
13 14 (2.05%) VPN
14 11 (1.61%) NX-OS
15 10 (1.46%) FCoE
16 8 (1.17%) FTP
16 8 (1.17%) MPLS
17 7 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (27.34%) SQL Server
2 87 (12.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 77 (11.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 60 (8.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 49 (7.16%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (6.14%) SQL Server 2014
7 40 (5.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 39 (5.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (2.63%) MySQL
10 17 (2.49%) MS Access
11 13 (1.90%) QlikView
12 11 (1.61%) Power BI
13 10 (1.46%) Oracle Database
13 10 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (1.17%) MongoDB
14 8 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
15 7 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
16 6 (0.88%) Big Data
16 6 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 37 (5.41%) Visual Studio
2 20 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.88%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.73%) Bitbucket
5 5 (0.73%) JIRA
5 5 (0.73%) MSTest
5 5 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.58%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.58%) Travis CI
7 3 (0.44%) MSI
7 3 (0.44%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.29%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.29%) JMeter
8 2 (0.29%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.29%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.29%) Subversion
8 2 (0.29%) YouTrack
General
1 69 (10.09%) Finance
2 57 (8.33%) Advertising
3 22 (3.22%) Manufacturing
4 16 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.90%) Retail
6 10 (1.46%) Banking
7 5 (0.73%) Law
8 4 (0.58%) Billing
8 4 (0.58%) Legal
8 4 (0.58%) Local Government
8 4 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.44%) Games
10 2 (0.29%) Back Office
10 2 (0.29%) Electronics
10 2 (0.29%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.29%) Marketing
10 2 (0.29%) Publishing
11 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 164 (23.98%) Developer
2 119 (17.40%) Analyst
3 50 (7.31%) Architect
3 50 (7.31%) SQL Developer
4 45 (6.58%) Consultant
5 37 (5.41%) Service Analyst
5 37 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 36 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 33 (4.82%) .NET Developer
8 32 (4.68%) SSIS Developer
9 31 (4.53%) DBA
10 28 (4.09%) Support Analyst
11 27 (3.95%) Administrator
12 26 (3.80%) Project Manager
12 26 (3.80%) SQL DBA
13 23 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 22 (3.22%) ETL Developer
14 22 (3.22%) IT Support
15 21 (3.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 20 (2.92%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (14.77%) .NET
2 34 (4.97%) Web Services
3 21 (3.07%) ASP.NET
3 21 (3.07%) CSS
4 19 (2.78%) .NET Framework
4 19 (2.78%) HTML
5 16 (2.34%) WCF
5 16 (2.34%) XML
6 13 (1.90%) SOAP
7 10 (1.46%) AngularJS
7 10 (1.46%) REST
8 9 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (1.32%) MDX
9 8 (1.17%) ADO
9 8 (1.17%) Entity Framework
9 8 (1.17%) XSLT
10 7 (1.02%) ActiveX
10 7 (1.02%) Ajax
10 7 (1.02%) DAO
10 7 (1.02%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.58%) Data Centre
2 42 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.63%) Visualisation
4 15 (2.19%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
5 12 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (1.75%) Social Network
6 11 (1.61%) Clustering
6 11 (1.61%) Driving Licence
6 11 (1.61%) Replication
7 10 (1.46%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.32%) NHS
9 8 (1.17%) User Experience
10 7 (1.02%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.02%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.88%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.88%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.88%) Statistics
12 5 (0.73%) PKI
12 5 (0.73%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 220 (32.16%) Windows
2 104 (15.20%) Windows Server
3 60 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (7.02%) Windows 7
5 46 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (5.70%) Linux
7 18 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (2.49%) Unix
9 14 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.90%) Windows 10
11 10 (1.46%) Android
12 7 (1.02%) Solaris
13 5 (0.73%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.73%) SUSE
14 4 (0.58%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.44%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.29%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (12.72%) Business Intelligence
2 75 (10.96%) ITIL
3 71 (10.38%) CRM
4 67 (9.80%) Migration
5 58 (8.48%) Project Management
6 57 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (7.89%) ETL
8 34 (4.97%) Data Modelling
9 30 (4.39%) MVC
10 27 (3.95%) DevOps
11 26 (3.80%) Service Management
12 20 (2.92%) Business Analysis
12 20 (2.92%) Kimball Methodology
12 20 (2.92%) Problem Management
13 19 (2.78%) PRINCE2
13 19 (2.78%) SOA
14 17 (2.49%) ERP
14 17 (2.49%) Load Balancing
14 17 (2.49%) Service Delivery
14 17 (2.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 173 (25.29%) SQL
2 66 (9.65%) C#
3 56 (8.19%) T-SQL
4 41 (5.99%) PowerShell
5 31 (4.53%) JavaScript
6 19 (2.78%) Java
7 12 (1.75%) PHP
7 12 (1.75%) VBA
8 11 (1.61%) VB
9 9 (1.32%) Python
10 8 (1.17%) Ruby
10 8 (1.17%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.02%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.02%) C++
11 7 (1.02%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.58%) C
12 4 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (0.58%) Perl
12 4 (0.58%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (4.24%) Degree
3 26 (3.80%) Security Cleared
4 23 (3.36%) MCSE
5 17 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (2.05%) SC Cleared
8 12 (1.75%) CCNP
9 11 (1.61%) CCNA
10 8 (1.17%) CCA
10 8 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (1.02%) MCITP
12 6 (0.88%) CCDA
12 6 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (0.73%) CCIE
13 5 (0.73%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.58%) ISEB
14 4 (0.58%) MCDBA
14 4 (0.58%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.26%) SLA
2 16 (2.34%) QA
3 10 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.44%) HL7
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 163 (23.83%) Active Directory
2 53 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.36%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.19%) vSphere
5 10 (1.46%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.32%) Docker
6 9 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.32%) XenApp
6 9 (1.32%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.73%) Terminal Server
8 5 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.44%) vCloud
9 3 (0.44%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.29%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 52 (7.60%) SCCM
2 16 (2.34%) SCOM
3 13 (1.90%) Puppet
4 12 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.32%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.17%) WSUS
7 6 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.73%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.58%) NetVault Backup
9 4 (0.58%) vMotion
10 3 (0.44%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.44%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.29%) Ansible
11 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.29%) Nagios
11 2 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.15%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 99 (14.47%) VMware
2 50 (7.31%) Cisco
3 44 (6.43%) Citrix
4 30 (4.39%) Oracle
5 25 (3.65%) Dell
6 20 (2.92%) HP
7 18 (2.63%) Brocade
8 13 (1.90%) SAP
9 12 (1.75%) CheckPoint
9 12 (1.75%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.61%) F5
11 10 (1.46%) Symantec
11 10 (1.46%) Tableau
12 8 (1.17%) EMC
13 7 (1.02%) Intel Security
13 7 (1.02%) NetApp
14 6 (0.88%) Cognos
14 6 (0.88%) IBM
14 6 (0.88%) Polycom
15 5 (0.73%) Atlassian
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