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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 370 345 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.71% 13.82% 13.26%
As % of the Vendors category 31.81% 34.02% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 218 127
Average daily rate £335 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £180 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £428 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 30 29
Average hourly rate £13.91 £12.42 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.95% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.34 £9.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 £18.54 £13.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
1163 1014 968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 39.97% 40.63% 43.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 638 510
Average daily rate £398 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 45 46
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.07 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.72 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 211 £340 +4.61% 139
South Yorkshire -1 77 £325 -7.14% 40
North Yorkshire +12 58 £300 -20.00% 44
East Yorkshire -2 7 £178 -19.31% 8
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 263 (32.15%) SQL
2 259 (31.66%) Windows
3 237 (28.97%) MS Excel
4 222 (27.14%) SQL Server
5 180 (22.00%) Active Directory
6 157 (19.19%) .NET
7 147 (17.97%) MS Office
8 139 (16.99%) Agile Software Development
9 129 (15.77%) Finance
10 127 (15.53%) VMware
11 111 (13.57%) ITIL
12 109 (13.33%) T-SQL
13 107 (13.08%) Windows Server
14 97 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
15 88 (10.76%) C#
16 87 (10.64%) Migration
17 77 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
18 75 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
19 74 (9.05%) IIS
20 73 (8.92%) Oracle
21 71 (8.68%) Windows 7
22 69 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
23 68 (8.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 64 (7.82%) ETL
25 61 (7.46%) Visual Studio
26 60 (7.33%) Team Foundation Server
27 57 (6.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 56 (6.85%) Data Modelling
28 56 (6.85%) DNS
29 55 (6.72%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 74 (9.05%) IIS
2 55 (6.72%) MS Exchange
3 51 (6.23%) SharePoint
4 33 (4.03%) WebSphere
5 29 (3.55%) Apache
6 28 (3.42%) Tomcat
7 26 (3.18%) Jetty
7 26 (3.18%) nginx
8 13 (1.59%) CMS
9 12 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (1.22%) Lync
12 8 (0.98%) SAS
12 8 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.86%) Node.js
13 7 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.61%) JBoss
14 5 (0.61%) WebSphere Portal
15 4 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 237 (28.97%) MS Excel
2 147 (17.97%) MS Office
3 39 (4.77%) MS Project
4 24 (2.93%) MS Visio
5 22 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.86%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.73%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.73%) Adobe Captivate
8 6 (0.73%) FrameMaker
8 6 (0.73%) RoboHelp
8 6 (0.73%) XMetaL
9 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 38 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (2.20%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.37%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.12%) Line 500
4 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.12%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.12%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.12%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.12%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 44 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (3.18%) Cloud Computing
4 25 (3.06%) Office 365
5 22 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (2.69%) Google App Engine
5 22 (2.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.37%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.37%) PaaS
7 2 (0.24%) GitHub
7 2 (0.24%) IaaS
7 2 (0.24%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.24%) SaaS
8 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 56 (6.85%) DNS
2 52 (6.36%) TCP/IP
3 44 (5.38%) DHCP
4 38 (4.65%) Firewall
5 33 (4.03%) SSL
6 28 (3.42%) Internet
7 27 (3.30%) FTP
7 27 (3.30%) HTTP
8 25 (3.06%) SAN
9 24 (2.93%) IPsec
10 20 (2.44%) WAN
11 19 (2.32%) LAN
12 14 (1.71%) Intranet
13 13 (1.59%) Wireless
14 11 (1.34%) VPN
15 9 (1.10%) Fibre Channel
16 8 (0.98%) IP Telephony
16 8 (0.98%) Network Security
17 7 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
17 7 (0.86%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (27.14%) SQL Server
2 68 (8.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 57 (6.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (6.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 49 (5.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 46 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 42 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (3.42%) MS Access
9 24 (2.93%) SQL Server 2014
10 22 (2.69%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (1.83%) Data Mining
12 13 (1.59%) MongoDB
13 9 (1.10%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
14 8 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.86%) Relational Database
16 6 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (0.73%) MySQL
17 5 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 61 (7.46%) Visual Studio
2 60 (7.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (3.91%) ERwin
3 32 (3.91%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.22%) Selenium
5 9 (1.10%) Appium
6 7 (0.86%) JIRA
7 6 (0.73%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.61%) Hudson
9 4 (0.49%) eggPlant
10 3 (0.37%) FrontPage
10 3 (0.37%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.24%) Bower
11 2 (0.24%) FishEye
11 2 (0.24%) Grunt
11 2 (0.24%) gulp
11 2 (0.24%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.24%) Subversion
11 2 (0.24%) Vagrant
General
1 129 (15.77%) Finance
2 25 (3.06%) Advertising
3 21 (2.57%) Retail
4 19 (2.32%) Banking
5 15 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.34%) Legal
7 10 (1.22%) Law
8 9 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.86%) Publishing
11 5 (0.61%) Marketing
12 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.24%) Back Office
13 2 (0.24%) Games
14 1 (0.12%) Electronics
14 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 188 (22.98%) Analyst
2 155 (18.95%) Developer
3 48 (5.87%) Service Analyst
4 44 (5.38%) .NET Developer
4 44 (5.38%) Architect
4 44 (5.38%) Service Desk Analyst
5 42 (5.13%) Support Analyst
6 37 (4.52%) Test Analyst
7 34 (4.16%) Consultant
8 33 (4.03%) Administrator
8 33 (4.03%) Tester
9 31 (3.79%) SQL Developer
10 29 (3.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 29 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 29 (3.55%) Support Engineer
11 28 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support
12 25 (3.06%) DBA
13 24 (2.93%) Data Analyst
13 24 (2.93%) SQL DBA
14 23 (2.81%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (19.19%) .NET
2 53 (6.48%) ASP.NET
3 35 (4.28%) HTML
4 31 (3.79%) XML
5 30 (3.67%) CSS
5 30 (3.67%) Web Services
6 29 (3.55%) J2EE
7 28 (3.42%) Servlets
8 22 (2.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 20 (2.44%) jQuery
10 18 (2.20%) .NET Framework
11 16 (1.96%) AngularJS
11 16 (1.96%) MDX
12 15 (1.83%) WCF
13 12 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (1.34%) HTML5
14 11 (1.34%) SOAP
15 9 (1.10%) COM
15 9 (1.10%) Middleware
16 7 (0.86%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.16%) Data Centre
3 24 (2.93%) NHS
4 22 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.96%) Visualisation
6 14 (1.71%) Blackberry
7 13 (1.59%) Clustering
7 13 (1.59%) Driving Licence
7 13 (1.59%) Statistics
8 10 (1.22%) Replication
9 9 (1.10%) e-Learning
9 9 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (0.86%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.73%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.61%) CCTV
12 5 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.61%) iSeries
12 5 (0.61%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.49%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 259 (31.66%) Windows
2 107 (13.08%) Windows Server
3 71 (8.68%) Windows 7
4 54 (6.60%) Linux
5 49 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (4.03%) Unix
9 27 (3.30%) Windows XP
10 14 (1.71%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.86%) Data ONTAP
13 6 (0.73%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.61%) Android
14 5 (0.61%) CentOS
14 5 (0.61%) SUSE
15 3 (0.37%) AIX
15 3 (0.37%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.24%) Fedora
16 2 (0.24%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (16.99%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (13.57%) ITIL
3 97 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
4 87 (10.64%) Migration
5 64 (7.82%) ETL
6 56 (6.85%) Data Modelling
7 49 (5.99%) CRM
8 48 (5.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 48 (5.87%) Test Scripting
9 47 (5.75%) MVC
9 47 (5.75%) Project Management
10 43 (5.26%) Service Management
11 37 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (4.52%) DevOps
12 36 (4.40%) Configuration Management
13 33 (4.03%) Unit Testing
14 29 (3.55%) PRINCE2
15 28 (3.42%) E-Commerce
16 26 (3.18%) Data Security
17 23 (2.81%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 263 (32.15%) SQL
2 109 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 88 (10.76%) C#
4 44 (5.38%) JavaScript
5 38 (4.65%) Java
6 33 (4.03%) C++
6 33 (4.03%) PowerShell
7 31 (3.79%) PL/SQL
8 23 (2.81%) VBA
9 20 (2.44%) VB
10 11 (1.34%) VB.NET
11 8 (0.98%) Perl
11 8 (0.98%) Ruby
12 7 (0.86%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.73%) C
13 6 (0.73%) Python
14 5 (0.61%) PHP
14 5 (0.61%) VB6
15 3 (0.37%) X++
16 2 (0.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 77 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (3.30%) ISEB
3 25 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (2.57%) MCSE
5 19 (2.32%) Security Cleared
6 17 (2.08%) Degree
6 17 (2.08%) MCSA
7 13 (1.59%) MCITP
8 12 (1.47%) MCDST
8 12 (1.47%) SC Cleared
9 11 (1.34%) MCP
10 10 (1.22%) CEH
10 10 (1.22%) CISSP
10 10 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (0.98%) CCNA
11 8 (0.98%) CIPD
11 8 (0.98%) MCT
12 6 (0.73%) CCNP
12 6 (0.73%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.30%) Data Quality
2 22 (2.69%) QA
3 19 (2.32%) SLA
4 14 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 12 (1.47%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 180 (22.00%) Active Directory
2 75 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.93%) Xen
4 15 (1.83%) vSphere
5 11 (1.34%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.22%) VMware Server
7 9 (1.10%) NFS
8 6 (0.73%) XenApp
9 5 (0.61%) Firmware
9 5 (0.61%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.49%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.37%) KVM
12 2 (0.24%) Docker
12 2 (0.24%) vCloud
12 2 (0.24%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.12%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.12%) Samba
13 1 (0.12%) Squid
13 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (2.93%) SCCM
2 20 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (2.44%) Puppet
3 12 (1.47%) SCOM
4 3 (0.37%) Foglight
5 2 (0.24%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.24%) Graphite
5 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.24%) HP SIM
5 2 (0.24%) logstash
5 2 (0.24%) Opsview
5 2 (0.24%) Salt
5 2 (0.24%) vMotion
5 2 (0.24%) WSUS
5 2 (0.24%) yum
6 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.12%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 127 (15.53%) VMware
2 73 (8.92%) Oracle
3 48 (5.87%) Cisco
4 38 (4.65%) Informatica
5 24 (2.93%) Citrix
5 24 (2.93%) Google
6 16 (1.96%) HP
7 14 (1.71%) NetApp
8 13 (1.59%) EMC
9 11 (1.34%) Remedy
10 9 (1.10%) IBM
10 9 (1.10%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.98%) CheckPoint
11 8 (0.98%) SAP
12 7 (0.86%) Adobe
12 7 (0.86%) Brocade
12 7 (0.86%) F5
13 6 (0.73%) Trillium
14 5 (0.61%) Perforce
14 5 (0.61%) Tableau
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Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour + n/a
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Polar Recruitment
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour + n/a
Posted: 23 hours ago
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TEKsystems
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Rate: £8.50 per hour
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4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
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Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - 3 Months initially
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £340.00 - £380.00 per annum
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Candour Solutions
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £325 - £375 per day
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Rate: £325 - £425 per day
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Rate: £0000 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0000 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
North Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Amoria Bond
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