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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 391 479 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.72% 14.98% 12.52%
As % of the Vendors category 35.68% 36.15% 28.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 278 143
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 56 54
Median hourly rate £14.24 £13.41 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.18% +21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.11 £9.21 £9.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £17.50 £18.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% -3.33%
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
1096 1325 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 38.47% 41.43% 43.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 810 587
Median daily rate £400 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 99 78
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.81 £12.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.99% +9.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.47 £9.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £28.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -4 218 £351 +0.14% 85
South Yorkshire -1 90 £338 -3.57% 17
North Yorkshire +12 59 £338 +35.00% 18
East Yorkshire 0 7 £300 -25.00% 8
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 228 (33.43%) Windows
2 199 (29.18%) MS Excel
3 167 (24.49%) SQL Server
4 157 (23.02%) Active Directory
5 147 (21.55%) SQL
6 117 (17.16%) .NET
7 116 (17.01%) Windows Server
8 110 (16.13%) VMware
9 104 (15.25%) Finance
10 97 (14.22%) MS Office
11 91 (13.34%) CRM
12 87 (12.76%) SharePoint
13 84 (12.32%) Dynamics CRM
14 80 (11.73%) C#
15 75 (11.00%) ITIL
16 74 (10.85%) VMware Infrastructure
17 71 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
18 61 (8.94%) Windows Server 2012
19 60 (8.80%) Cisco
19 60 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
20 59 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
21 56 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
21 56 (8.21%) Migration
22 54 (7.92%) SCCM
23 52 (7.62%) Office 365
24 51 (7.48%) Citrix
25 49 (7.18%) MS Exchange
25 49 (7.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 48 (7.04%) Project Management
26 48 (7.04%) Firewall

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 (12.76%) SharePoint
2 49 (7.18%) MS Exchange
3 42 (6.16%) IIS
4 36 (5.28%) Skype for Business
5 31 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
6 30 (4.40%) WebSphere
7 24 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 21 (3.08%) nginx
9 20 (2.93%) Jetty
9 20 (2.93%) SharePoint 2013
9 20 (2.93%) Tomcat
10 19 (2.79%) Mongrel
11 15 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
13 11 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (1.17%) WebSphere Portal
15 7 (1.03%) SAS
16 6 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
17 5 (0.73%) Apache
Applications
1 199 (29.18%) MS Excel
2 97 (14.22%) MS Office
3 17 (2.49%) MS Project
4 16 (2.35%) InfoPath
4 16 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (2.35%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.29%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 84 (12.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (4.11%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.15%) Aligne
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.15%) Maximo
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 59 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (7.62%) Office 365
3 26 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (1.91%) PaaS
6 12 (1.76%) IaaS
6 12 (1.76%) SaaS
7 6 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.73%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.15%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 48 (7.04%) Firewall
2 47 (6.89%) DNS
3 37 (5.43%) DHCP
4 31 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 30 (4.40%) SAN
6 29 (4.25%) LAN
6 29 (4.25%) Network Security
6 29 (4.25%) WAN
7 26 (3.81%) FTP
8 20 (2.93%) HTTP
8 20 (2.93%) Internet
8 20 (2.93%) Reverse Proxy
9 19 (2.79%) IPsec
10 13 (1.91%) VPN
11 12 (1.76%) Skype
12 11 (1.61%) MPLS
13 10 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (1.47%) SSL
13 10 (1.47%) Wireless
14 7 (1.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 49 (7.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 40 (5.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (5.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 28 (4.11%) MySQL
7 24 (3.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (2.20%) MongoDB
9 14 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (2.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 13 (1.91%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (1.47%) Big Data
12 10 (1.47%) MS Access
12 10 (1.47%) Power BI
13 9 (1.32%) QlikView
14 8 (1.17%) Oracle Database
15 7 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 22 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 21 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (2.64%) Travis CI
5 6 (0.88%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.73%) JIRA
6 5 (0.73%) MSI
6 5 (0.73%) MSTest
7 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.44%) ERwin
8 3 (0.44%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.29%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.29%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.15%) Gatling
10 1 (0.15%) GoCD
10 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.15%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 104 (15.25%) Finance
2 44 (6.45%) Advertising
3 18 (2.64%) Banking
4 17 (2.49%) Legal
4 17 (2.49%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.47%) Retail
7 8 (1.17%) Games
8 5 (0.73%) Local Government
8 5 (0.73%) Publishing
9 4 (0.59%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.59%) iGaming
10 3 (0.44%) Billing
10 3 (0.44%) Law
10 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 133 (19.50%) Analyst
2 118 (17.30%) Developer
3 54 (7.92%) Architect
4 46 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 34 (4.99%) Service Analyst
6 33 (4.84%) Consultant
6 33 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 33 (4.84%) Support Engineer
7 29 (4.25%) Windows Engineer
8 28 (4.11%) .NET Developer
9 27 (3.96%) Project Manager
10 26 (3.81%) Administrator
11 23 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
12 22 (3.23%) Technical Leader
13 21 (3.08%) Business Analyst
14 20 (2.93%) Support Analyst
15 19 (2.79%) CRM Developer
15 19 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
15 19 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 18 (2.64%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (17.16%) .NET
2 29 (4.25%) ASP.NET
3 26 (3.81%) Web Services
4 24 (3.52%) .NET Framework
5 21 (3.08%) HTML
5 21 (3.08%) WCF
6 19 (2.79%) Servlets
7 18 (2.64%) CSS
8 17 (2.49%) LAMP
9 15 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (2.05%) LEMP Stack
10 14 (2.05%) XML
11 13 (1.91%) LAPP Stack
11 13 (1.91%) SOAP
12 11 (1.61%) Entity Framework
13 10 (1.47%) REST
14 8 (1.17%) HTML5
14 8 (1.17%) IBM Integration Bus
15 7 (1.03%) AngularJS
15 7 (1.03%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.40%) Data Centre
3 24 (3.52%) Social Network
4 21 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.49%) Clustering
6 10 (1.47%) Visualisation
7 9 (1.32%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.17%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.17%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.03%) iSeries
9 7 (1.03%) Statistics
10 6 (0.88%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (0.88%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.88%) Smartphone
10 6 (0.88%) User Experience
11 5 (0.73%) e-Learning
11 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Licensing
11 5 (0.73%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 228 (33.43%) Windows
2 116 (17.01%) Windows Server
3 61 (8.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (6.89%) Linux
5 42 (6.16%) Windows 7
6 38 (5.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (4.11%) Unix
8 21 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (2.20%) Windows 10
10 10 (1.47%) Android
11 9 (1.32%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.32%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.59%) Solaris
14 3 (0.44%) CentOS
14 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (13.34%) CRM
2 75 (11.00%) ITIL
3 71 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
5 56 (8.21%) Migration
6 48 (7.04%) Project Management
7 43 (6.30%) MVC
8 34 (4.99%) Service Management
8 34 (4.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (4.55%) DevOps
9 31 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
9 31 (4.55%) ETL
10 24 (3.52%) Business Analysis
11 22 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (3.23%) SOA
12 21 (3.08%) Vulnerability Management
12 21 (3.08%) Web Development
12 21 (3.08%) Workflow
13 20 (2.93%) Unit Testing
14 19 (2.79%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (21.55%) SQL
2 80 (11.73%) C#
3 46 (6.74%) PowerShell
4 36 (5.28%) Java
5 32 (4.69%) JavaScript
6 31 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 18 (2.64%) Bash Shell
8 17 (2.49%) Ruby
9 16 (2.35%) Python
10 15 (2.20%) Perl
10 15 (2.20%) PHP
11 8 (1.17%) C++
11 8 (1.17%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.88%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.88%) VB
13 5 (0.73%) VBA
14 4 (0.59%) VBScript
15 3 (0.44%) C
15 3 (0.44%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.29%) Jython
Qualifications
1 56 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (4.11%) MCSE
3 27 (3.96%) Security Cleared
4 26 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (2.93%) Degree
5 20 (2.93%) SC Cleared
6 19 (2.79%) CCNA
7 15 (2.20%) MCSA
8 12 (1.76%) CCNP
9 10 (1.47%) ISEB
10 9 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.03%) CISSP
12 6 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.88%) MCITP
13 5 (0.73%) CCDA
13 5 (0.73%) MCDST
13 5 (0.73%) MCP
13 5 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.59%) CCIE
14 4 (0.59%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.37%) SLA
2 11 (1.61%) QA
3 7 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.44%) HL7
7 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 157 (23.02%) Active Directory
2 74 (10.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (1.03%) Xen
5 6 (0.88%) Docker
5 6 (0.88%) XenApp
5 6 (0.88%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.73%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.59%) vSphere
8 3 (0.44%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.29%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.29%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.15%) KVM
10 1 (0.15%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 54 (7.92%) SCCM
2 24 (3.52%) SCOM
3 18 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (2.64%) Puppet
4 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (0.73%) vMotion
6 4 (0.59%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.59%) SCSM
6 4 (0.59%) 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%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.29%) Nagios
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.15%) Plesk
9 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 110 (16.13%) VMware
2 60 (8.80%) Cisco
3 51 (7.48%) Citrix
4 46 (6.74%) Oracle
5 23 (3.37%) Dell
6 22 (3.23%) HP
7 21 (3.08%) Intel Security
8 13 (1.91%) SAP
9 10 (1.47%) IBM
9 10 (1.47%) NetApp
10 8 (1.17%) Apple
10 8 (1.17%) Remedy
11 6 (0.88%) Google
11 6 (0.88%) Polycom
11 6 (0.88%) SonicWALL
11 6 (0.88%) Sybase
12 5 (0.73%) Adobe
12 5 (0.73%) Brocade
12 5 (0.73%) NETGEAR
12 5 (0.73%) ServiceNow
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Posted: Yesterday
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