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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 400 372 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.27% 14.50% 13.31%
As % of the Vendors category 32.18% 32.69% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 185 110
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £144 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 39 48
Average hourly rate £11.93 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.80 £8.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.27 £16.80 £23.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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
1243 1138 899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 44.33% 44.37% 42.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 667 401
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £206 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 61 81
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £9.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.38 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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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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 +4 246 £325 +2.76% 132
South Yorkshire -1 85 £313 +16.82% 39
North Yorkshire -7 34 £345 +38.00% 37
East Yorkshire +4 14 £223 +27.14% 11
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 254 (35.62%) MS Excel
2 204 (28.61%) SQL
3 201 (28.19%) Windows
4 171 (23.98%) SQL Server
5 168 (23.56%) MS Office
6 144 (20.20%) Finance
7 133 (18.65%) .NET
8 113 (15.85%) Active Directory
9 108 (15.15%) VMware
9 108 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
10 104 (14.59%) C#
11 101 (14.17%) ITIL
12 87 (12.20%) Oracle
13 86 (12.06%) JavaScript
14 78 (10.94%) SharePoint
15 77 (10.80%) CRM
16 72 (10.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 70 (9.82%) ASP.NET
18 63 (8.84%) Project Management
19 62 (8.70%) HTML
20 61 (8.56%) MS Exchange
20 61 (8.56%) Dynamics CRM
21 59 (8.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 57 (7.99%) Business Intelligence
23 56 (7.85%) VMware Infrastructure
24 55 (7.71%) Windows 7
24 55 (7.71%) Migration
25 54 (7.57%) Windows Server 2008
26 52 (7.29%) NHS
27 51 (7.15%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 78 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 61 (8.56%) MS Exchange
3 31 (4.35%) IIS
4 21 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (1.68%) JBoss
8 11 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.40%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.40%) Lync
10 8 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.84%) Oracle BPEL
11 6 (0.84%) Lotus Domino
11 6 (0.84%) SAS
12 5 (0.70%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.56%) CMS
Applications
1 254 (35.62%) MS Excel
2 168 (23.56%) MS Office
3 31 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 27 (3.79%) MS Project
5 19 (2.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.84%) Adobe Captivate
7 6 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.84%) InDesign
7 6 (0.84%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.42%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 61 (8.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.66%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.56%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.56%) Agresso
5 4 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.42%) Exstream
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.28%) Tridion
8 1 (0.14%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.81%) Office 365
2 9 (1.26%) SaaS
3 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.28%) GitHub
6 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.28%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.75%) SAN
2 31 (4.35%) DNS
3 26 (3.65%) TCP/IP
4 21 (2.95%) DHCP
5 20 (2.81%) LAN
6 19 (2.66%) Firewall
7 18 (2.52%) VPN
8 17 (2.38%) WAN
9 16 (2.24%) Internet
10 14 (1.96%) Intranet
11 13 (1.82%) Ethernet
11 13 (1.82%) NAS
12 11 (1.54%) VoIP
13 8 (1.12%) FTP
14 7 (0.98%) Fibre Channel
15 6 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (0.84%) iSCSI
15 6 (0.84%) Wireless
15 6 (0.84%) BIG-IP
15 6 (0.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (23.98%) SQL Server
2 72 (10.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 59 (8.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
5 39 (5.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 34 (4.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 29 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 22 (3.09%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (1.54%) OLAP
11 10 (1.40%) Oracle ODI
11 10 (1.40%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.12%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 8 (1.12%) OLAP Cube
12 8 (1.12%) QlikView
13 6 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
13 6 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.84%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.84%) MS Access
14 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 34 (4.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (4.07%) Visual Studio
3 26 (3.65%) Selenium
4 14 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
5 11 (1.54%) NUnit
5 11 (1.54%) Rhino Mocks
5 11 (1.54%) Hudson
6 8 (1.12%) SpecFlow
6 8 (1.12%) Subversion
7 7 (0.98%) MSI
8 6 (0.84%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (0.84%) JIRA
9 5 (0.70%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.56%) Axure RP
10 4 (0.56%) JMeter
11 2 (0.28%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (0.14%) ClearCase
12 1 (0.14%) Toad
General
1 144 (20.20%) Finance
2 33 (4.63%) Retail
3 29 (4.07%) Banking
4 18 (2.52%) Advertising
5 15 (2.10%) Legal
6 11 (1.54%) Back Office
7 10 (1.40%) Law
8 7 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.98%) Publishing
8 7 (0.98%) Marketing
9 6 (0.84%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.70%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.56%) Games
12 3 (0.42%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.42%) Interactive Media
13 2 (0.28%) Front Office
14 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Billing
14 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 161 (22.58%) Developer
2 153 (21.46%) Analyst
3 43 (6.03%) Project Manager
4 41 (5.75%) .NET Developer
5 39 (5.47%) Consultant
6 38 (5.33%) Test Analyst
7 37 (5.19%) SQL Developer
8 33 (4.63%) Architect
8 33 (4.63%) Business Analyst
8 33 (4.63%) Support Engineer
9 27 (3.79%) Support Analyst
9 27 (3.79%) Service Analyst
10 26 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
11 24 (3.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 21 (2.95%) Administrator
13 20 (2.81%) 1st Line Support
14 18 (2.52%) CRM Developer
15 17 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support
16 16 (2.24%) Desktop Support
17 15 (2.10%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (18.65%) .NET
2 70 (9.82%) ASP.NET
3 62 (8.70%) HTML
4 51 (7.15%) CSS
5 50 (7.01%) jQuery
6 37 (5.19%) Web Services
7 31 (4.35%) XML
8 23 (3.23%) .NET Framework
9 21 (2.95%) Entity Framework
9 21 (2.95%) JSON
10 20 (2.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (2.52%) HTML5
11 18 (2.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 18 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (1.82%) Middleware
13 11 (1.54%) Ajax
13 11 (1.54%) Hibernate
14 10 (1.40%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 10 (1.40%) NHibernate
15 9 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.29%) NHS
2 46 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (2.10%) Management Information System
4 13 (1.82%) User Experience
5 11 (1.54%) Blackberry
5 11 (1.54%) Replication
6 10 (1.40%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.26%) Clustering
7 9 (1.26%) Visualisation
8 8 (1.12%) PDA
9 7 (0.98%) W3C
9 7 (0.98%) E-Learning
9 7 (0.98%) Open Source
9 7 (0.98%) Reference Data
9 7 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.84%) RIA
10 6 (0.84%) iPad
11 5 (0.70%) Learning Management System
11 5 (0.70%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.70%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 201 (28.19%) Windows
2 55 (7.71%) Windows 7
3 54 (7.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (6.03%) Windows XP
5 39 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (5.19%) Linux
7 36 (5.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (3.09%) UNIX
9 12 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.54%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.40%) Android
12 9 (1.26%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.98%) AIX
13 7 (0.98%) Solaris
14 4 (0.56%) CentOS
14 4 (0.56%) SUSE
14 4 (0.56%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.56%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.56%) zOS
15 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (14.17%) ITIL
3 77 (10.80%) CRM
4 63 (8.84%) Project Management
5 57 (7.99%) Business Intelligence
6 55 (7.71%) Migration
7 48 (6.73%) PRINCE2
7 48 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 46 (6.45%) MVC
9 32 (4.49%) ETL
10 26 (3.65%) TDD
11 25 (3.51%) Unit Testing
11 25 (3.51%) Web Development
11 25 (3.51%) Business Analysis
11 25 (3.51%) SOA
12 23 (3.23%) Service Management
12 23 (3.23%) Service Delivery
12 23 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (3.23%) Scrum
13 22 (3.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 204 (28.61%) SQL
2 104 (14.59%) C#
3 86 (12.06%) JavaScript
4 39 (5.47%) T-SQL
5 29 (4.07%) Java
6 19 (2.66%) VBA
7 13 (1.82%) PowerShell
8 8 (1.12%) Python
9 6 (0.84%) VB
10 5 (0.70%) C
11 4 (0.56%) Perl
11 4 (0.56%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 3 (0.42%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.42%) C++
13 2 (0.28%) X++
14 1 (0.14%) Tcl
14 1 (0.14%) XQuery
14 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.14%) VBScript
14 1 (0.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (3.79%) Degree
2 27 (3.79%) ISEB
3 22 (3.09%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.96%) MCSE
5 12 (1.68%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (1.26%) SC Cleared
8 8 (1.12%) MCSA
8 8 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.84%) MCP
10 6 (0.84%) CCNA
11 5 (0.70%) PMP
11 5 (0.70%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.56%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.09%) SLA
2 21 (2.95%) QA
3 11 (1.54%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
6 1 (0.14%) P3O
System Software
1 113 (15.85%) Active Directory
2 56 (7.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.07%) vSphere
4 15 (2.10%) VMware ESX
4 15 (2.10%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.12%) VMware Server
5 8 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.12%) XenApp
6 7 (0.98%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.70%) ISA Server
7 5 (0.70%) vCloud
8 4 (0.56%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.42%) UAG
10 2 (0.28%) Xen
10 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.28%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (3.65%) SCCM
2 16 (2.24%) SCOM
3 10 (1.40%) NetBackup
4 7 (0.98%) WSUS
5 6 (0.84%) Puppet
6 5 (0.70%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.70%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.56%) Ansible
7 4 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.42%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.28%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.28%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.28%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (0.28%) EMC Navisphere
9 2 (0.28%) Foglight
9 2 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.14%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 108 (15.15%) VMware
2 87 (12.20%) Oracle
3 46 (6.45%) Cisco
3 46 (6.45%) HP
4 41 (5.75%) Citrix
5 29 (4.07%) IBM
6 15 (2.10%) NetApp
6 15 (2.10%) SAP
7 14 (1.96%) Adobe
8 12 (1.68%) EMC
8 12 (1.68%) Symantec
8 12 (1.68%) Remedy
8 12 (1.68%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.40%) Perforce
9 10 (1.40%) Lotus
10 8 (1.12%) Google
10 8 (1.12%) Trillium
11 7 (0.98%) LANDesk
12 6 (0.84%) F5
12 6 (0.84%) Facebook
West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: 8 hours ago
Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £18000 - £20700 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400-£425
Posted: Yesterday
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £13.71 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago