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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 368 464 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.72% 14.67% 11.96%
As % of the Vendors category 33.48% 33.79% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 271 144
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 40 44
Median hourly rate £13.19 £12.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.67% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.20 £22.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
1099 1373 1024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 37.99% 43.41% 42.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 856 567
Median daily rate £383 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.42% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £227 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 76 65
Median hourly rate £13.28 £15.36 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +20.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £28.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.99% +5.82%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -4 206 £345 -1.42% 102
South Yorkshire -2 79 £350 - 28
North Yorkshire +9 61 £338 - 17
East Yorkshire -3 4 £290 - 8
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 241 (34.98%) Windows
2 211 (30.62%) MS Excel
3 191 (27.72%) SQL Server
4 170 (24.67%) SQL
5 157 (22.79%) Active Directory
6 138 (20.03%) Windows Server
7 109 (15.82%) .NET
8 106 (15.38%) CRM
9 105 (15.24%) Finance
10 103 (14.95%) VMware
11 96 (13.93%) Dynamics CRM
12 86 (12.48%) MS Office
13 82 (11.90%) C#
14 79 (11.47%) SharePoint
14 79 (11.47%) Agile Software Development
15 70 (10.16%) ITIL
16 68 (9.87%) Oracle
17 66 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
18 64 (9.29%) Windows Server 2012
19 60 (8.71%) MS Exchange
19 60 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
20 56 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
20 56 (8.13%) Office 365
21 53 (7.69%) Cisco
22 51 (7.40%) Migration
23 49 (7.11%) Linux
23 49 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
24 48 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
25 47 (6.82%) Citrix
25 47 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 79 (11.47%) SharePoint
2 60 (8.71%) MS Exchange
3 40 (5.81%) IIS
4 35 (5.08%) Skype for Business
5 30 (4.35%) WebSphere
6 29 (4.21%) BizTalk Server
7 25 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 20 (2.90%) Jetty
8 20 (2.90%) nginx
8 20 (2.90%) Tomcat
9 19 (2.76%) Mongrel
10 18 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (1.16%) SAS
14 7 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (1.02%) WebSphere Portal
15 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
16 5 (0.73%) Apache
Applications
1 211 (30.62%) MS Excel
2 86 (12.48%) MS Office
3 15 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.03%) InfoPath
5 13 (1.89%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.74%) MS Project
7 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.29%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 96 (13.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (3.63%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.15%) Aligne
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.15%) Maximo
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 56 (8.13%) Office 365
2 49 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.73%) Google App Engine
6 5 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.73%) PaaS
6 5 (0.73%) SaaS
7 4 (0.58%) IaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.39%) Firewall
2 41 (5.95%) DNS
3 37 (5.37%) DHCP
4 36 (5.22%) TCP/IP
5 33 (4.79%) SAN
6 31 (4.50%) WAN
7 30 (4.35%) LAN
8 27 (3.92%) FTP
8 27 (3.92%) Network Security
9 20 (2.90%) HTTP
9 20 (2.90%) IPsec
10 19 (2.76%) Internet
11 16 (2.32%) Reverse Proxy
12 14 (2.03%) VPN
13 11 (1.60%) Skype
14 10 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (1.45%) MPLS
14 10 (1.45%) Wireless
15 8 (1.16%) SSL
16 7 (1.02%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (27.72%) SQL Server
2 47 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 34 (4.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 32 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (3.77%) MySQL
8 25 (3.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (2.47%) MongoDB
9 17 (2.47%) Oracle Database
10 15 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (2.03%) Relational Database
12 13 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
14 11 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (1.45%) Power BI
15 10 (1.45%) QlikView
16 9 (1.31%) Big Data
17 7 (1.02%) Data Mining
17 7 (1.02%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 26 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (3.63%) Visual Studio
3 21 (3.05%) Jenkins
4 18 (2.61%) Travis CI
5 10 (1.45%) ERwin
6 6 (0.87%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.73%) JIRA
8 4 (0.58%) MSI
8 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.44%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.29%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.29%) NUnit
10 2 (0.29%) Selenium
10 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.15%) HP UFT
11 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.15%) Subversion
11 1 (0.15%) WinRunner
General
1 105 (15.24%) Finance
2 33 (4.79%) Advertising
3 19 (2.76%) Banking
4 16 (2.32%) Legal
5 14 (2.03%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.60%) Retail
8 8 (1.16%) Games
9 4 (0.58%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.58%) iGaming
9 4 (0.58%) Law
9 4 (0.58%) Publishing
10 3 (0.44%) Local Government
10 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.29%) Back Office
12 1 (0.15%) Marketing
12 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 129 (18.72%) Analyst
2 124 (18.00%) Developer
3 49 (7.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 48 (6.97%) Architect
5 38 (5.52%) Consultant
6 35 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
7 33 (4.79%) Support Engineer
8 29 (4.21%) Administrator
8 29 (4.21%) Service Analyst
9 28 (4.06%) Service Desk Analyst
9 28 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
10 24 (3.48%) Project Manager
11 23 (3.34%) .NET Developer
11 23 (3.34%) Business Analyst
12 22 (3.19%) Server Engineer
13 20 (2.90%) CRM Developer
13 20 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 20 (2.90%) ETL Developer
14 18 (2.61%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (2.47%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (15.82%) .NET
2 29 (4.21%) ASP.NET
3 27 (3.92%) CSS
3 27 (3.92%) HTML
4 20 (2.90%) Servlets
5 18 (2.61%) .NET Framework
5 18 (2.61%) Web Services
6 17 (2.47%) LAMP
7 16 (2.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (2.03%) LAPP Stack
8 14 (2.03%) LEMP Stack
9 12 (1.74%) HTML5
9 12 (1.74%) SOAP
9 12 (1.74%) WCF
10 11 (1.60%) REST
10 11 (1.60%) XML
11 9 (1.31%) CSS3
11 9 (1.31%) Velocity
12 7 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (1.02%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (3.92%) Data Centre
3 24 (3.48%) Social Network
4 23 (3.34%) Clustering
5 21 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.60%) User Experience
7 10 (1.45%) Algorithms
7 10 (1.45%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.31%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.31%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.02%) Statistics
10 6 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (0.87%) iSeries
10 6 (0.87%) N-Tier
10 6 (0.87%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.73%) CCTV
11 5 (0.73%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.73%) e-Learning
11 5 (0.73%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.73%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 241 (34.98%) Windows
2 138 (20.03%) Windows Server
3 64 (9.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (7.11%) Linux
5 40 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (5.08%) Windows 7
7 30 (4.35%) Unix
8 26 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (2.03%) Windows 10
10 11 (1.60%) Windows XP
11 10 (1.45%) Android
11 10 (1.45%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.58%) Solaris
13 4 (0.58%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.29%) CentOS
14 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.15%) AIX
15 1 (0.15%) HPUX
15 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (15.38%) CRM
2 79 (11.47%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (10.16%) ITIL
4 60 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
5 51 (7.40%) Migration
6 46 (6.68%) ETL
7 42 (6.10%) MVC
8 40 (5.81%) Project Management
9 35 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 30 (4.35%) Service Management
11 28 (4.06%) Enterprise Architecture
12 24 (3.48%) Data Modelling
13 23 (3.34%) DevOps
13 23 (3.34%) Unit Testing
13 23 (3.34%) Waterfall
14 21 (3.05%) Business Analysis
14 21 (3.05%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (3.05%) SOA
14 21 (3.05%) Web Development
15 18 (2.61%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 170 (24.67%) SQL
2 82 (11.90%) C#
3 43 (6.24%) PowerShell
4 39 (5.66%) JavaScript
5 38 (5.52%) T-SQL
6 32 (4.64%) Java
7 23 (3.34%) PL/SQL
8 20 (2.90%) C++
9 19 (2.76%) Bash Shell
10 18 (2.61%) Python
11 17 (2.47%) Ruby
12 16 (2.32%) PHP
13 13 (1.89%) Perl
14 7 (1.02%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.87%) VB
15 6 (0.87%) VBA
16 3 (0.44%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.44%) VBScript
17 2 (0.29%) C
17 2 (0.29%) Jython
Qualifications
1 56 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (4.21%) MCSE
3 28 (4.06%) Security Cleared
4 25 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (3.63%) Degree
5 19 (2.76%) CCNA
6 18 (2.61%) SC Cleared
7 15 (2.18%) MCSA
8 12 (1.74%) CCNP
8 12 (1.74%) ISEB
9 9 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.02%) CISSP
11 6 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.73%) CCDA
12 5 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.58%) CISM
13 4 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.58%) MCDST
13 4 (0.58%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.05%) SLA
2 8 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (1.16%) QA
3 7 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.44%) HL7
6 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 157 (22.79%) Active Directory
2 66 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (5.37%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (0.87%) VMware Server
5 6 (0.87%) Xen
5 6 (0.87%) XenApp
5 6 (0.87%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.73%) Docker
6 5 (0.73%) vSphere
7 4 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.29%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.29%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.29%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.15%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (5.95%) SCCM
2 21 (3.05%) SCOM
3 16 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (2.32%) Puppet
4 7 (1.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (0.87%) vMotion
6 4 (0.58%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.58%) SCSM
6 4 (0.58%) WSUS
7 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.44%) Opsview
8 2 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.29%) Nagios
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.15%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 103 (14.95%) VMware
2 68 (9.87%) Oracle
3 53 (7.69%) Cisco
4 47 (6.82%) Citrix
5 25 (3.63%) HP
6 22 (3.19%) Informatica
7 18 (2.61%) Dell
7 18 (2.61%) Intel Security
8 14 (2.03%) SAP
9 11 (1.60%) IBM
10 10 (1.45%) NetApp
11 9 (1.31%) Apple
12 8 (1.16%) Remedy
13 6 (0.87%) Brocade
13 6 (0.87%) CheckPoint
13 6 (0.87%) Google
13 6 (0.87%) SonicWALL
13 6 (0.87%) Sybase
14 5 (0.73%) Adobe
14 5 (0.73%) Red Hat
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